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Stakes pulled. Car loaded. Leg kick. Air guitar.
In two weeks, my family unit and I will be driving from Seattle to Chicago. A big move! This family unit = my wife Monica, our cat Boo Radley, and a couple piles of stuff. We all (Boo and stuff included) have been eagerly plotting the playlists and the road snacks, but we’re hung up on which route to take—-I-90, I-80, or the Canadian Way. We’re taking into consideration time, scenery, novelty, and—because we want to make it a bit of a challenge–poetry. We want to visit at least one place each day that has something or other to do with that glorious and goofy art. Did Ed Dorn beat someone silly in Billings? We want to see it! Did Lana Turner collapse in Coeur d’Alene? Let’s do the same! Is there a good bookstore in North Platte? A reading series in Provo? Did Amy Lowell declaim in Gillette? You get the idea. Sounds fun, right? No seriously, it does sound fun. Right? Anyways, Harrieteers, help us out. Where should we go?