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October 24, 2008

Cross Country Road Trip, Fall 08

Filed under: Travel in the U.S. — Heligypsy @ 3:11 pm

I love driving across the country. It’s not for everybody, the long hours in the car, but I really enjoy it. North Dakota seems to have really cornered the market on “The World’s Largest” sights to see. By sheer proximity to the highway, and size of the statue itself we did see The World’s Largest Holstein Cow in New Salem, ND. We did not bother to take the detour to see The World’s Largest Sandhill Crane in Steele, ND or The World’s Largest Buffalo in Jamestown, ND. Would have liked to have driven the Enchanted Highway in Regent, ND to see all the World’s Largest Metal Sculptures – deer, fish, pheasant, and more but were unable to determine how much of a sidetrip it would be. Fortunately the Canada Goose sculpture was roadside, good enough.

We caught a small portion of the Badlands while in North Dakota, and drove along miles of dried up sunflowers that in the summer must have been a spectacular display. Would those seeds be harvested for human consumption? Bird seed? We speculate, looking at the brown drying stalks as far as we can see. Corn also remains in the fields, drying naturally to be later ground into cattle feed. Fall harvest time is here.

I have relinquished most of the trips navigation to the new GPS system installed in the new truck. We have yet to name our sultry speaking panel in the dashboard, we have another 1100 miles to go on this trip, I’m sure we’ll think of something. Keith is in love, grins each time he hears well in advance that he has to make a turn. He thanks me for having it all set-up, and I verify with my trusty Rand McNally that we are in fact on the best route – things have been simplified big time. Now I can keep my eyes out for more of America’s Roadside Attractions.



  1. Most GPS units have a POI (Point of Interest) feature. Mine even had “The Thing” located in Dragoon, AZ (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2023).

    Glad the new truck is working out. Sounds like you two are becoming quite accustomed to it now.

    Comment by Craig Betts — October 24, 2008 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  2. I’m a big fan of rad trips, too. Thanks for the link to the World’s Largest site; I’ll reference that along with the Road Side America site so I don’t miss a thing 🙂 Happy travels!

    Comment by JA Huber — October 31, 2008 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  3. So cool to hear of the travels.
    Enjoy the truck and the trips.

    Hope to hear from you soon.
    with much love
    Nebraska(it’s gettin cold)

    Comment by Kimberly — November 12, 2008 @ 10:49 am | Reply

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