Jennifer & Pat at Ted Drewe's Frozen Custard, St. Louis, Missour

I originally started Road Trip Memories as an “online scrapbook” and information resource for my first Route 66 vacation, back in 2000. The original site changed over time to include a section for myself, one for my husband Pat, and lastly, our road trips together. We have since switched to the WordPress blog format, and expanded it to include new road trips to a variety of places and U.S. Highways and camping trips in our Serro Scotty travel trailer!

We also enjoy meticulously researching and photographing filming locations from our favorite movies and sometimes I’ll ramble about other subjects, but it’s usually related to travel, technology, photography, gadgets, and gear for traveling, etc. You’ll find the various topics I write about on the navigation bar above under Posts.

The Photography page features links to my Flickr page where I display my photography and I have a Links page with links of interest to roadies, campers, travel photography enthusiasts, etc.

We hope you decide to slow down and just take a drive on the old two-lane U.S. highways whenever possible. The Interstate is safe, fast and reliable, and has its benefits…but really, how much fun can you have on that endless slab of monotony? Aren’t you tired of visiting the same boring, generic rest stops over and over again? Or would you rather…

  • See a large ball of twine?
  • Visit a pharmacy shaped like a mortar and pestle?
  • See unique neon signs?
  • Have a burger and a real cherry coke from a fountain?
  • Visit snake farms and buffalo ranches?
  • Search for the ghost light?
  • Visit mystery spots?
  • See uniquely painted water towers like peaches, smiley faces and even a ketchup bottle?

See America – not Generica!

Our new retro travel trailer has given us a new way to experience travel by going on weekend camping trips in our area. Someday, we’d love to buy a bigger RV and travel more – we dream about possibly “full timing”, which would involve selling our house and living in a trailer or motorhome; we may keep our house and travel part time. That time is quite a way off, but in the meantime, we’re planning and preparing for a life spent seeing the U.S.A.! We want to see the mountains and the prairies and all the rest of that song! Look out America, here we come!

Pat and Jennifer


Our Bitstrip Cartoon “Alter Egos”