Friday, February 06, 2009

Just call me Sacajawea

So how brilliant of an idea is this?

So at some point in August I have to move from Iowa to Washington. Guess who also went from Iowa to Washington? Yeah, that's right. My homies Lewis and Clark.

So I am totally going to do the Lewis and Clark trail from Iowa to Washington. Essentially that means following the Missouri river from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana, getting over the mountains in Montana and then following more rivers to the West Coast.

It will be scenic!

There will be lots of places to stop!

I bet I can even manage to not stop at a chain restaurant the entire trip, since I imagine the trail is littered with places called the Lewis and Clark Cafe and Sacajawea's Pit Stop.

And I decided that to commemorate the trip, that I am going to aim to be in Chamberlain SD for the Lewis and Clark Triathlon on August 15th. I'll have my bike with me anyway, so why not?

6 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Just call me Sacajawea

No DEAL, sister!

I'm calling you "Meriwether". Because "Meriwether" Lewis was the guy who, in 1803 or so, traveled east to Philadelphia with Dick Clark to establish American Bandstand and, later, New Year's Rockin Eve!

(The years have not been as kind to Meriwether as they have been to Dick. But there's no WAY I'm calling you "Dick".)

Sounds like a GREAT trip. Good luck, lucky Meri!

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great plan. Enjoy it.

Wendy said...

Brilliant!!!

Lisa said...

that is the coolest idea!!

Joe said...

sounds like a cool plan. how long do you think the trip would take? just wondering if you're still looking for company or not...

jeanne said...

I like it, with one small caveat: you must do it on your bike.