2024 Little Loop

Damascus, VA: Trail Town USA

Our summer ’24 trail has brought us to “Trail Town USA,” also known as Damascus, Virginia, where seven — count ’em — renowned hiking trails intersect. Appalachian Trail Days Like the Pacific Crest Trail in the West, the Appalachian Trail (the...

Nashville, TN: Music City, USA

Everyone knows that Nashville is the long-time capital of country music. It also seems to be the home of 90% of the bachelorette parties in the USA. Every three minutes, an open deck party bus or a pedal-powered mobile bar slides by, with drunk girls in shredded short-shorts and knee-high...

Morrilton, AR: Petit Jean State Park

We left the tornado devastation of Sulphur, OK and drove as fast and far away as we could, meaning 325 miles to Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas. Soooo glad to be here, for sooooo many reasons. Its funny name has a romantic origin. Local legend has it that during the 18th century, the...

Sulphur, OK: We Survived A Tornado

We cruised east on Route 66 from New Mexico to Oklahoma, where interesting things were followed by scary things. Terrifying things. Heart-wrenchingly bad things. “Can’t fight Mother Nature” things. But more on that later…. We’ll start with cheery and cheeky...

Pie Town, NM: As American As Apple Pie

Because it’s impossible to be sad with pie in your mouth, the first stop of our 2024 Summer Trip was in Pie Town, New Mexico. That’s right, I said Pie Town! Obviously, any great American Road Trip is all about the local food you find along the way. This tiny town of 200 people...