Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: Pioneer Pete the Rooster

In Lincoln, Nebraska, Lee’s Restaurant has been serving up chicken since 1945.  I don’t know if the draw to the restaurant is actually the fried chicken, the live piano player that takes requests, or the roadside giant of a giant rooster that stands outside of the restaurant is the draw, but I personally think the […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: World’s Largest Covered Wagon

I mean, I think it is the World’s Largest Covered Wagon.  When I came across the listing on roadsideamerica.com it says it is the World’s Largest Covered Wagon, and if it is on the internet it must be true.  But Google seems to say there is another wagon in the Guinness Book of World Records, […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: Carhenge

When I first started planning this trip, I struggled with what to do between my visit to South Dakota and the goal of getting to Chicago to start the Route 66 portion of the vacation.  As I was doing research into where I might want to stop in Nebraska, I came across the existence of […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: Bedrock City, South Dakota

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, or know me personally, then you know how much I love Bedrock City in Arizona.  It brings back warm and fuzzy feelings from my childhood, and so I couldn’t wait to visit the Bedrock City in South Dakota so that I could compare the two.  Unfortunately, […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip: Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore

After leaving Arches, I made my way over to Denver for the night.  Given my recent snow adventure, you can imagine how excited I was to drive over Vail pass a day after the first blizzard of the season hit. I held my breath, gripped the steering wheel, and made it over the mountain, but […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip: Bryce Canyon and Utah Scenic Byway 12

After leaving the relatively peaceful confines of Zion National Park, I decided to take the scenic route up to Moab.  The Utah Scenic Byway 12 is supposed to be one of the most beautiful drives in the country, and this allowed me to add Bryce to the itinerary. This drive started out fine.  I went […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: Seven Magic Mountains

I started an epic road trip a few days ago.  One of my bucket list items has always been to drive Route 66 from tip to tip and I finally decided to just do it.  Apparently it costs a lot of money to rent a car one way, though, which I found out once I […]