We are headed out today to wander our way around the Northern/Mid-Western States of Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and find the state highpoints! The route we are taking is going to take us through some amazing heartlands and we are looking for some adventure and off-the-beaten-path places to go and see. Check out our general path in the map above and let us know if you have any suggestions for along the way in the comments below or by contacting us on Twitter or Facebook:

http://twitter.com/ToTheTop50

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Thanks guys and stay tuned!!

We recently got together with Anthony at KPTV Fox 12 in Portland, check out the story here:
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We are compiling a list of things we must do while we are in the Northwest (we will be in Washington and Oregon for two weeks at the end of  May/beginning of June) from all over. Below is our list and we are definitely looking for more, so if you live in the area now, in the past or just loved traveling there please, please, please add your suggestions in the comments below!

  • Go to the Wet Dog Cafe  and try the Bitter Bitch IPA (and the Poopdeck Stout for RWood) in Astoria, Oregon (via Lonely Planet: The Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips)
  • Drive along the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway (via @FishWithDan on Twitter)

Here are some more awesome suggestions collected on Twitter:

@kkivett also went on to suggest: Steens Mountain. Have a milkshake at the store in Fields, OR. Also heard great things about the steaks in Haines, OR and best idea: get the books of William Sullivan. Best hiking/guide book author for Oregon.

@JamesHDay added “Two more ideas: Powell’s Books in Portland and the Music Coop record store in Ashland.

@CoachJudie also mentioned Air Museums in McMinnville, OR

@VisitSeattle pointed us over to the Website: 2daysinSeattle.com where there are a ton of great ideas

Rachael Kaapu came by our Twitter with a wealth of ideas:
For breakfast and/or lunch she suggested: @Saint_Honore bakery, a personal patisserie fave!
For dinner she added: Be sure to experience the Pacific NW, French-inspired Lyon Tasting Menu @HeathmanRest