Doug and Laurel Go West

In 2003, Laurel and I went on a week-long camping trip! I kept a journal, and below you will find it transcribed! Because it is a direct transcription, you may find it under-edited and over-rambling. Well, you may find all my writing to be that way, but this is even moreso.


Day¬†1Fear and Loathing on the home front, Mitchell!Warning: Contains metaphor involving McDonald’s product
Day 2The corn palace, the petrified forest, Wall Drug, the Badlands, Crystal Cavern, The Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Needles HighwayWarning: Contains many synonyms for dinosaur dung
Day 3A setback, Deadwood, Crazy Horse, Termespheres, Devil’s TowerWarning: Contains self-pity about a colleagues relative youth
Day 4The bighorn mountains, Steamboat Sam, Shell Falls, Emblem, Outside of YellowstoneWarning: Contains a Zen Koan
Day 5Yellowstone galoreWarning: Contains Laurel’s scary fight with a monster
Day 6Earthquake lake, Montana Proper, Lewis and Clark Caverns, Pine CreekWarning: Contains completely offensive proposed commercial for Menards
Day 7Pompeii’s pillar, Theodore Roosevelt national park, The world’s largest holstein cow, Welcoming reception at Laurel’s Mom’s houseWarning: Contains anaphora