Month: October 2020

Military Flags decorating the Elbow Inn

Grand Tour 4: Memorializing Corporals, not Generals

This entry is part 4 of 22 in the series Grand Tour

May 2, 2018. St. Louis to Springfield MO We head out of St. Louis toward Springfield, Missouri on a route that takes us through the Ozarks.  Themes for the  day: thousands of tiny attractions, bridges that memorialize corporals rather than generals, and wonky navigation units. The Garmin, which served us so well in Chicago, decides …

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Henry's Rabbit Ranch

Grand Tour 3: The Road as a Museum to Ordinary Eccentricity

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Grand Tour

Monday, April 30, 2018 Springfield to St Louis I resume the long-delayed transcribing of my Grand Tour travel diary in the midst of a pandemic which has meant, among other inconveniences, that I am at home on my laptop instead of somewhere in Utah, as originally planned for this October. Some say that the purpose …

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