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Smykkebutikk i Virginia City

Vi vart dessverre ikkje heilt einige om kor dyr presang ei 2cvfrue kan forvente til den første bryllaupsdagen.

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Roadkill

Eg fann desse to på følgjebilen i dag. Beinet som stakk ut her likna mest på ein krabbe, så eg vart såpass nysgjerrig at eg sette i gang ein liten redningsaksjon. Dessverre knakk beina på vegen ut, men her er resten: Eg kan rapportere om at innsekta her gjer vondt viss dei treff deg når…

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The Sand Creek massacre

Då vi køyrde gjennom Wyoming såg vi ein del skilt om Sand Creek Massacre Trail, og lurte litt på kva dette kunne vere for noko. Så då måtte eg jo finne ut av det. Heldigvis har Wikipedia ein omfattande artikkel om temaet, så det var ikkje altfor vanskeleg. Vi har jo vore på museum og…

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Shoe shopping del 2

Dei rosa er blinkesko!

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Barnstar

Vi har køyrt forbi ganske mange hus som er dekorert med ei stjerne, og vi har lurt litt på kvifor. Google kan avsløre at det er fleire enn oss som lurer, og svara er ikkje heilt eintydige. Det kan virke som om forskjellige folk tillegg stjerna forskjellig meining. Wikipedia-forfattarane har lest seg opp på historie…

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Day 9 – Chicago (IL)

Spent the day sightseeing in Chicago today. Caught a boat trip down the river and along Lake Michigan. Spectacular views of all the skyscrapers! Also found rainbow ice cream. Participated in a car show at the hotel this evening. Fantastic spirit from the hotel, they organized a bbq with tasty burgers and cold beer. Gotta…

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A historic piece of the rainbow

Ein må jo gjere litt research før ein reiser til USA, og noko av det første eg googla var regnbogeis. Då fann eg denne: Growing up as a kid in Ohio, Joseph Sapp, founder of the Original Rainbow Cone, was an orphan on a work farm. One of his few luxuries was buying ice cream…

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Day 8 – Fort Wayne (IN) to Alsip (IL)

Did a reasonably short leg today, got some nice video footage again as we found the old Lincoln Hwy 1913 route at some places. Had a stop in heavy rains at the Studebaker National Museum, that was well worth a visit, can be highly recommended! Arrived at Doubletree by Hilton in Alsip, IL, and was…

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Day 7 – Car museums in Auburn (IN)

Not moving today, a great opportunity to go to the Cord/Duesenberg Museum in Auburn. They feature a lot of rare cars, with some of the finest examples of engineering from 1900-1940. Most of us went up there in a convoy on the highway, great fun to see the passing traffic when they observed us. We…

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The Ideal Section – a vision of the future

In 1923, this was the most advanced 1.3 miles of road in the world. This “seedling mile” was built by the Lincoln Highway Association after consulting 17 of America’s top highway experts, and was hailed as a vision of the future. The experts met between December 1920 and February 1921, and specified: a right-of-way 110…

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