Road Trip USA Great River Road
By Jamie Jensen
Second Edition, April 2016
Price: $9.99 USD
Rediscover the Open Road
Road Trip USA: Great River Road shows you how to make the most of the route following the mighty Mississippi River, from its Minnesota headwaters all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable format—this is roadside Americana at your fingertips.
Along the way, you’ll find:
- Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, and Cajun Country
- Roadside curiosities and amusements, stopovers and detours, and the local history and personalities that make each town and city unique
- Full-color modern and vintage photos and illustrations
Jamie Jensen grew up in Southern California, back when freeways were new, cheeseburgers cost a quarter, and every beach had a beachfront amusement park. After wasting his early 20s bumming around the country, making hay in Kansas and ghost-writing a book for the Grateful Dead, in 1990 Jamie set to work researching and writing Road Trip USA. Since then he’s traveled more than 400,000 miles in search of the perfect stretch of two-lane blacktop, but when not criss-crossing the country by car he rides his bike whenever possible. Jamie lives with his wife Catherine and twin boys Tom and Alex in Davis, California, near the west end of US-50.