Road Trip USA Great River Road
By Jamie Jensen
First Edition, March 2010
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Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this focused tour of the Great River Road, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia along the Mississippi. Old Man River, Father of Waters, “body of a nation,” Big Muddy—by any name the mighty Mississippi River cuts a mythic figure across the American landscape.
Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures with Road Trip USA Great River Road.
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.