Traveling west – the digital humanities tour day 1 and 2

IMG_0167Janelle got a scholarship to take a one-week digital humanities course at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. She’s been wanting to travel west for more than three years, and I always recommend the south instead. I am addicted to our Southern history and sites, but mostly I was trying to avoid driving through the mountains. I bit the bullet and said, “Let’s make a road trip out of your course.”

Day 1 (June 1, 2015) – From Erie to Chicago, 450 miles. Not much happened on this part of the journey, except that Janelle and I learned a little bit more about traveling with a baby (We did take a trip to Savannah, GA earlier this year, so we were a little bit used the idea.)

Day 2 – From Chicago to Sioux Falls, SD – 575 miles. We stopped at Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet in DeForest, Wisconsin to see sissy the cow, and to buy some cheese. We also stopped at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum (which we found on atlasobscura.com). This was a pretty unique museum dedicated to (surprise!) Deke Slayton, bicycles, and outer space.

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More tomorrow, when we stop at a roadside attraction to see some bull…

 

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