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  • Veterans Day .. with heartfelt gratitude

    Veterans Day .. with heartfelt gratitude

    Veteran’s Day became very personal to us when we had the honor and privilege of meeting hundreds of Veterans across the country during our Rand McNally/ USA TODAY Best of the Road journey in 2012 where we were charged with of finding the most Patriotic Small Town in America. No easy task.

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  • Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    What an honor it was to meet Medal of Honor Recipients Kenneth Stumpf and Don “Doc” Ballard on our trip to Gainesville, Texas. We had a wonderful guided historical tour of downtown, visited the Home Grown Hero Walking Trail, watched the Pedal for the Medal Bike Parade on Medal of Honor Boulevard, and were guests of honor at an ice cream social where we visited with locals and learned what patriotism means to Gainesville. 

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  • (Video) Mandan, North Dakota  #BestOfTheRoad

    (Video) Mandan, North Dakota #BestOfTheRoad

    We had a blast on our Best of the Road visit to Mandan, ND.  Located just across the Missouri River from Bismarck, Mandan is the modern day wild west passing down the tradition of rodeo to generation after generation. Talk to anyone in Mandan, and the first thing they say is “You should be here on the 4th of July” … It is a sight to behold and a gathering of friends and family like no other. 

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  • VIDEO: DeLand, FL  #BestOfTheRoad

    VIDEO: DeLand, FL #BestOfTheRoad

    On the Best of the Road Rally we found DeLand, Florida to be a city where patriotism runs deep EVERYDAY! Museums, Main Street, and a Magnificent Mansion celebrate Deland’s past, present and future.

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  • VIDEO: Enterprise, Alabama #BestoftheRoad

    VIDEO: Enterprise, Alabama #BestoftheRoad

    The 4th stop on our Rand McNally with USA TODAY Best of the Road Rally took us to Enterprise, Alabama which is called The City of Progress.  They are a thriving community founded on the principle that with the right mix of people, adversity can easily turn into diversity. They have a rich military heritage because of their close relationship and proximity to neighboring Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation. 

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  • WFLA Features Midlife Road Trip and #BestOfTheRoad

    WFLA Features Midlife Road Trip and #BestOfTheRoad

    Midlife Road Trip was featured on WFLA with Gayle Guyardo while on the #BestOfTheRoad rally.

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  • A MidLife Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad shout out on the Daytime TV Show

    A MidLife Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad shout out on the Daytime TV Show

    The journey is indeed part of our Rand McNally & USA TODAY ‘Best of the Road‘ adventure as we share with the gang on the syndicated morning show Daytime! http://youtu.be/m5TslJUpCK4

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  • The end of #BestOfTheRoad rally is only the beginning

    The end of #BestOfTheRoad rally is only the beginning

    We used to measure the significance of a journey by how many fun things we got to do, the great things we got to eat and the beautiful things we got to see. Since our Rand McNally/ USA TODAY Best of the Road trip this summer, we measure the significance of our journey by the friends we made, the lives we touched & how we changed and grew as people.  We have the utmost respect  for the four other teams we we competed against, [...]

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  • The MidLife Road Trip talks about #BestOfTheRoad on the Daytime Show

    The MidLife Road Trip talks about #BestOfTheRoad on the Daytime Show

    Sandi was a guest on the syndicated morning show Daytime to talk about the MidLife Road Trip team in the Rand McNally & USA Today “Best of the Road“ rally, the ultimate coast to coast road trip competition in search of the Best Small Towns in America  

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  • In Search of the Most Patriotic Town in America #BestOfTheRoad

    In Search of the Most Patriotic Town in America #BestOfTheRoad

    As a part Rand McNally / USA TODAY’s Best of the Road Rally, we are traveling from Washing DC to Watertown, NY to Duluth, GA to DeLand, FL to Enterprise, AL to Gainesville TX, to Mandan, ND to Seattle, WA in search of the most Patriotic Town in America!! Check out this Route!! 

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  • Travel Exercise Tips for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad

    Travel Exercise Tips for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad

    They’ll be a lot of miles for us to cover in four weeks on Rand McNally and USA Today’s Best of the Road rally. Lot’s of sitting and driving in between visiting the amazing small towns on our route. The older you get the harder it is to stay in shape and stay competitive. That’s why we consulted with our good friend and fitness expert, Andrea Metcalf who gave us exercise travel tips we can do on the road to stay fit.

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  • The Best of the Road

    The Best of the Road

        We feeling like the Pointer Sisters right now! We’re so excited… and we just can hide it because we have been selected to travel from coast to coast in Rand McNally and USA TODAY’s Best of the Road Rally!!   The Rally begins June 15 in Washington D.C and ends on July 16th in Seattle, Washington. We’ll be traveling to six of the best small towns in America to help Rand McNally and USA TODAY determine which is the “Best [...]

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