I can honestly say it was not moving from Texas back to Illinois, when I was almost 14. We traveled by car, in January. We went through a snowstorm in Missouri, on up to Chicago. There were two adult, three kids, three dogs, two cats (in birdcages!), snakes & tortoises in duffel bags, a bird...anyway, you see why this was not my favourite travel memory.
I must say I love all of the travel memories of going to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are favourite memories: Keweenaw, Brockway Mountain, the Porcupine Mountains, Lake Gogebic, the waterfalls...to name a few.
However, when Bill and I were newlyweds we traveled for three months. It was 1981. We left Illinois and traveled North and West. We lived in an old van with my old dog Velvet. We went through Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, and then back up an over to Illinois. We saw and did many things. We were young and had no real reason not to do it. I have mentioned we are kind of "hippies", though conservative. We like the natural high of nature, animals, real wildlife, and peace of it all.This is a very special memory for both of us. It was not easy, as we had very little money. However, it was a real, once in a lifetime experience.
Needle Pass, SD
The Badlands, SD
Flathead Lake, Montana
We do hope to have more travels. Now he drives over the road in trucking, and I will ab able to go with sometimes. Someday we plan to do it again just for fun!