Tag Archives: Road Trip

Top 10 Keys to a Successful Long-Range Road Trip

I did not imagine that road trips, as a topic, would generate such fervently held opinions. Yet this was my discovery when I began to blog on the subject many months before our cross-country sojourn began. According to some, we … Continue reading

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The Sum of Seven Weeks on the Road: The Best, The Worst

For want of 18 miles we’d have made it an even 10K. The odometer tally for all miles topped out at 9982 as we pulled into our street on the last day. We were happy for almost every mile, and … Continue reading

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The Last Days (Zion to Home, Days 48-49, Oct 18-19)

The “Extraterrestrial Highway” is trying too hard to be weird. Nevada route 375 gained this nickname due to its proximity to the legendary Area 51, one of the American centers of faddish speculation about alien spacecraft. We were neither impressed … Continue reading

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Still Amazed, After All These Days (Front Range to Zion, Days 45-47, Oct 15-17)

This is the part of the trip when we are supposed to be maniacally focused on just getting-the-freak-home. The grip on the wheel becomes white-knuckled. Bladders are tested as the driver shuns any stops. Any last destinations, when you visit … Continue reading

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Boot Hill and the Ramp to the Rockies (Days 42-44, Oct 12-14)

Well, this is going to be flat. But at least we’ll have a room right next door to Boot Hill! That was my thinking. At this latitude, there’s no way to return west on a cross-country trip without the nothing … Continue reading

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Branson and the Road to Re-Tirement (Days 38-41, Oct 8-11)

This road danced between state borders, skirted Civil War battlefields, wound along canyons and between farms.  It delivered us, late and weary, from northern Georgia to Branson, MO, but not without also providing the frightening disintegration of a trailer tire, … Continue reading

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Smokies Gets In Your Eyes (Days 35-37, Oct 5-7)

The Dating Game sent us to the Smoky Mountains in 1971. We were 21, two kids from different southern California towns who had agreed to be contestants on the show, and now found ourselves to be minor celebrities for a … Continue reading

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