Category Archives: United States

Live Free or Die and Then Go to Vacationland!?

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It is Thursday and we are in Montreal and have to get to the Hamptons today. It has been pouring all night, but at 8 am it was dry out finally. We are trying to get 500 km to Max BMW in New Hampshire before they close at 6 pm today.… Read the rest

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Heading for the border!

We rode from New Orleans along the Gulf Coast of Texas. It is amazing to see how much damage has been done by the hurricanes. We had to wait out another storm ourselves on Galveston Island, but we used the time to rest and enjoy some great ice cream at Rita’s.… Read the rest

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The deep South…Not what you’d expect at all

Heading South from Tennessee we landed in Hattiesburg MS. We got into the Southern spirit by having Alligator gumbo for dinner. This town has a very cute downtown core. Our preconception was that Alabama and Mississippi would be vast fields of cotton and Tobacco and that Louisiana would be a big swamp.… Read the rest

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Chasing the tail of the Dragon thru the Smoky Mountains

We LOVED the roads in Tennessee. The Dragon though the most famous is far from the only beautiful curvy scenic drive. There are stunning views of the Smoky Mountains from the parkways. Professional photographers wait along the Dragon ready to snap your picture in one of the 318 curves in the 11 miles.… Read the rest

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Riding in search of the Dragon….

Heading east from Santa Fe we plotted a course for The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This involved fighting horrific gusting winds for 3 days across the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. If was well worth it though as we encountered much more scenic riding in Mississippi and Alabama.… Read the rest

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New Mexico…TEX/MEX

The Welcome to New Mexico sign says it all.

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Welcome New Mexico

In Santa Fe there were celebrating the 300th Fiesta with music, dancing, a parade, and tons of food vendors.

Dan in Santa Fe


Sara at Burrow alley

Sara at Santa fe

Lucky for us we booked some service at Sandia BMW on the day they had a big event on.… Read the rest

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Arizona….Not just a desert.

We loved the Vermillion hills, but not the 45 degrees. We had to hide in the shade at the gas station.

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dan riding past the Vermillion hils

Vermillion hills

ride to tuba city

What’s surprising about Arizona is how green it is. When you are driving down to the North rim of THE Canyon there are forests and meadows right up to the rim.… Read the rest

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MOAB….Arches, Canyons, Bridges….

We set up camp at the Moab KOA and met up with Deb Hewson again. She showed up and cooked us up an amazing gourmet meal including smoked Cornish game hen, Morel mushroom risotto, and rose hip panacotta. The camper in the next site Calvin is a very cool dude so we asked him to join our BMW commune.… Read the rest

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Colorado….Not just a winter wonderland

We were in Nebraska Sylvia, but only for 3 hours and nowhere near Omaha. Welcome to Colorful Colorado! We had so much scenic driving here. Each road seemed better than the last. We headed out down a dreaded interstate 25 in super windy conditions, but luckily we headed west on 34 thru Rocky Mountain National Park.… Read the rest

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South Dakota and the Black Hills

You could spends weeks riding in the Blackhills of South Dakota. There are lots of off road routes too. The town of Deadwood is a bit too Vegas for us and there were over 20,000 people there for Hot Deadwood nights.… Read the rest

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