After crossing I94 in WI, head over to the Mississippi via secondary roads parallel and to the south of I-90. It's an area of beautiful rolling hills, narrow roads and small farms. Any road will do. They are all really nice, and all of them lead to something, somewhere. Worth the detour. In that area, I tend to pick a general direction and not worry where I end up. You'll end up back on a numbered road eventually.
If you can, head up the Miss. on the east side for 100mi or so and back down to I-90 on the west side. Cross at RedWing. Both side of the river are scenic river roads. You can camp at any of the state parks on the Minn side (Frontenac, Whitewater, Great River Bluff or down at Beaver Creek Valley south of I-90).
Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely take some time to meander along big muddy .
Matt, Besides Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum, they also have tours of The Ford Rogue River plant, the Automotive Hall of Fame is right there also. Greenfield Village has a lot of structures, mostly from places around the country that have Historical Significance, Like Noah Webster's Home, Robert Frost's home, Thomas Edison's complete Laboratory, The Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop, The Heinz Home. Do a Google Search and check it out. I would love to take another trip like I just did.
Bob in Calif.
Thanks Bob, sounds like I'm going to a busy man in Dearborn .
Matt i would love to have you stay on our farm a night or two but your gonna be 5 hours north of us at your closest point.
maybe next time, or possibly i can swing by and see you when we get out your way.
Be safe, and enjoy nature.
Darwin, I had planned to simply nip down to the south end of the state and visit before starting back west. Depending on how the gasoline dance goes, I may simply nip all the way down to Kentucky or Tennessee to go and poke at the Smokey Mountains if all else fails.
Like alot of things, it wasn't on the map because google's map application does actually have a maximum amount of route adjustments and stops you can actually put on a single map .
If you are like us don't forget to budget at least half your time for talking with people along the way.
Have a nice trip..
Thanks, I will! Talking will definitely be on my big list, along with burning firewood where possible (May not be able to do that much given alot of states are in fire ban mode and may likely still be as such by the time I get there).
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Well bring it on...if you don't mind your wake up call beeing the cows bawling you awake you should be fine.
Can't be any worse than Guinea Hens..... The first part of my time spent full-timing in the camper was spent living on a farm about 5 feet from the hen coops.
We hear the cows here on the island all the time, they're particularly loud when the calves are first separated from their mothers. More than once we've had one or two break through the barb-wire fences and go walking down the road looking for their missing calf.
And here's a couple maps I'd like to do, but are kinda near the pipe dream range due to raising the extra money ($500 over my original budget to go all the way to Charleston, providing gas stays at an average for $4.009) needed to add the extra miles.
Getting back to you, 441 is a good bypass but is a cut concrete road, not blacktop . So you could get some bucking action if you dont have your suspension tuned just right. When you come thru give me a shout, us Dodge guys got to stick together.
Congrats on your trip. I grew up in Muskegon, which is about 35 miles NW of Grand Rapids. While you are in Western Michigan, you should go to the Lake Michigan shore and see the beautiful sand dunes. You could do this up north at Silverlake (dune rides) or farther south at Muskegon or Saugatuck. The dunes are really beautiful.
Have a safe trip,
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