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Thanks mainly to my time at Ft. Hood, I have done plenty of traveling through Texas and the South...Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Shreveport, Clarksdale, Athens, Savannah, Jacksonville, Miami, and so on and so on. I've seen it all.

Same with NYC. Been there, done that.

It's the 10 days I'll be exploring the Connecticut-Rhode Island-Massachusetts area that I'm looking forward to the most, as that is virgin territory for me...save for one long ago visit to Boston.

Yes, Mystic is on my itinerary...the same day we're going to the Plant concert, as a matter of fact.

Oh, and a clarification...I'm not driving. I'm going old-school style before airplanes came along.

"Old-school style before airplanes came along"?

Conestoga wagon??

Sorry, you walked right into that one. :P

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The trip officially began last night, departing Los Angeles at 7:11pm. Arrived in Las Vegas about 1am. Left Las Vegas around 3am a little lighter than I arrived...about $30 lighter, haha. I thought the casino being named California might bring me luck. Nope.

Just heading out of St. George, Utah going north to Colorado into what should be a glorious mountain sunrise. It is wicked hot, though...Las Vegas was sweltering even in the middle of the night. And my ears have been popping all night as the elevation changed.

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Hi Strider! Hmm, well I don't see Florida on your itinerary....... I'll just send you a big wave and a smile from the Sunshine State on the 18th when you are near the East Coast. Be safe, have a ball and looking forward to hearing about your travels upon your return. :) Missy

:wave: "I'm traveling in some vehicle, I'm sitting in some café......."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQPB_HAQyB4

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Thanks Strider. Look forward to some great reports and photos from your great trip.

I will probably be working on mine again this weekend.

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oops - wrong thread...

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The trip officially began last night, departing Los Angeles at 7:11pm. Arrived in Las Vegas about 1am. Left Las Vegas around 3am a little lighter than I arrived...about $30 lighter, haha. I thought the casino being named California might bring me luck. Nope.

Just heading out of St. George, Utah going north to Colorado into what should be a glorious mountain sunrise. It is wicked hot, though...Las Vegas was sweltering even in the middle of the night. And my ears have been popping all night as the elevation changed.

Strider, call if you have time..I bet you are having the time of your life:-) For you my friend

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avoid mississippi at all costs

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Some highlights of the first day, Tuesday July 16.

Dawn breaking Tuesday morning somewhere north of St. George, Utah.

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Sunrise over Parowan, Utah.

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Saying 'good morning' to the cows.

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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

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Welcome to Green River, Utah. I think it's the same Green River CCR sang about.

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Met some bikers from Frankfurt, Germany.

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Obviously a popular stop with the truckers.

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After Utah, came Colorado...

Crossing the Utah-Colorado state line.

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Welcome to Grand Junction, CO.

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I actually spent more time in Grand Junction than originally planned...it's near the Colorado Natinal Monuments...but that allowed me to explore the place and find some cool spots. I'll devote a separate thread to my time in Grand Junction at a future date.

Leaving Grand Junction and heading into the Rockies and on to Denver, CO.

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The Rockies...even with the lack of snow, it was still spectacular scenery. One of the reasons why, when time permits, I prefer travelling thru the land rather than fly above it.

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I love going thru mountain tunnels and the Rockies have plenty of them...and they're beauties.

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The gondolas of Glenwood Springs, CO.

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There were thunderstorms predicted but all we got was a spot of rain at 8:15pm. There were some threatening clouds, however...and as night fell, a bright half-moon shining over the slopes of Vail, CO.

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Great ski hill pictures!

Thanks. I knew if anyone would appreciate them, it would be a fellow skier like you.

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Greetings from Effingham, Illinois. After dawdling yesterday through Utah and Colorado, Wednesday today we've been swallowing up the miles...through the state of Kansas in the morning, Missouri in the afternoon, Illinois now in the early evening, and should hit Indianapolis, Indiana by 11pm or so. Four states in one day, and very little difference between them. Corn fields as far as the eyes can see, bulbous water towers squatting over the land like alien ships, and those tacky mega churches designed more like halls of commerce than houses of worship.

Kansas is flatter than a pancake, Missouri and Illinois a little more woodsy and hilly. After the scenic thrills of Colorado, it was quite a change of pace to wake up this morning to Kansas.

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Toto, I've a feeling we're not in California anymore.

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Love the photos and descriptions Strider. Hope your having a good time.

One thing missing is the food your having along the way. Would really like to hear about this!

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Missouri...where I did my Army boot camp at Ft. Leonard Wood. Or as it was parochially known, Ft. Lost in the Woods, Misery. Pretty much kept on the 70 heading east, with a stop in Boonville and Wetzville before hitting St. Louis.

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Love the photos and descriptions Strider. Hope your having a good time. One thing missing is the food your having along the way. Would really like to hear about this!

I plan on posting that in the Bon Appètit thread. Unfortunately because I spent more time in Colorado than I intended, I didn't have time to really eat anything special today.

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As Wednesday (day 2 and a half on the road) comes to a close, the sun sets over Illinois, the land of Lincoln.

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It's too dark now to take photos. By morning I should be in Pennsylvania.

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The game is going to be televised Friday and the hubby wants to know where you will be sitting so we can watch out for you.

Looks like you're seeing some great scenery.. and having a good time.

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The game is going to be televised Friday and the hubby wants to know where you will be sitting so we can watch out for you.

Looks like you're seeing some great scenery.. and having a good time.

I'll let you know when I get to Rhode Island...my friend got the tix so I don't know at the moment.

In Indianapolis at the moment...right across from Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts. Been walking around checking the city out. It's after midnight so I could only find a White Castle that was open 24 hours. Yuck...it was as bad as I remembered.

Next stop...Columbus, Ohio.

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An exhausted, tired Amish family in Columbus, OH @ 3:26 am.

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