Here’s the NOAA saying July 2012 is the hottest month on record. I haven’t been keeping independent records during my odyssey through the West, but that sounds about right. From the day I left Florida on June 22, I’ve never stopped anyplace where people weren’t complaining about the heat. That continues right up through today, at my Mom’s place here in Sheridan, Mont. It’s pushing into the […]
Here we have the Chief Motel in Whitehall, Mont. It is emblematic of just the sort of place well-heeled travelers like to avoid when they’re touring this great country. I’m not sure why. As you can see, the Chief does not stint on amenities. You get your warm beds, your cold beer, your WiFi and your dish TV. Not to mention your ice machine, conveniently located right […]
A short walk uphill from here is a landmark named for two people who never knew it existed. Can you tell what it is? That’s the one-point question. If you know the answer, you should also know the state, and should be able to find out who was governor of that state on the day it assumed ownership of the landmark from the federal government. That’s worth […]
For one point, inform the others what we’re looking at here. For three points, how does Kiowa legend explain the vertical grooves in the background formation?
If I had access to a low-yield nuclear device, I might well use it to blow Sturgis, S.D., clean off the map. If that sounds cold, don’t worry. Naturally, I’d phone ahead to warn off the eight million or so Harleyites now hanging around there or en route. I’d even offer an alternate destination — say, International Falls, Minn., which, unlike Sturgis, is supposed to be lovely […]
This structure is always worth revisiting, because the the facade sports a new theme every year. For one point, give the full name of the structure. For three points, name one year in the past decade when the theme didn’t change. And why.
Just down from the mountains to delete the landslide of junk e-mail that has piled up since last I checked it. Also, a call to the brunette back in Florida and a dinner out with my brother and his wife. But as long as I’m near a good internet connection, let’s do a quick recap of the road-trip quiz so far: Deb: 15 points John H.: 9 […]