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Introduction to Road Trip Logistics

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  • August 18, 2015
  • In this post we will consider the structure of a road trip.  That includes your transportation options, accommodations and other major elements of life on the road.  Pictured above is one option – flying part of the way, then road-tripping in a rental car.  This Delta EM175 is waiting at Spokane Airport to take me […]

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    The Road Less Traveled — Lockhart, Texas

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  • August 13, 2015
  • Lockhart is a nice Texas town – a leafy town square, an ornate courthouse, quiet streets, attractive-looking businesses, and well-kept houses.  However, that’s not why we’re here. You and I are here to eat, bubba. Not one, not two, but three of Central Texas’s iconic barbecue joints can be found in this town of 12,000 […]

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    Can we get there from here? An introduction to navigation

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  • August 10, 2015
  • As a boy I was fascinated with the stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition.  Now that was a road trip, wasn’t it?  I would have loved to be part of it, and I’ll bet many of you would, too.  (Of course, the road was a series of rivers.)  Consider its objectives:  First, to explore […]

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    Gas price update — 8/10/15

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  • After spiking sharply during what we’re told was a supply shortage caused by refinery issues, U.S. gasoline prices have been declining since mid-July.  As of August 9, the national average was $2.71 per gallon.  Looking for the cheapest gas?  Head for South Carolina, where a gallon currently costs $2.41.Of course, it’s a different story in […]

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    Planning a fall foliage road trip

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  • August 9, 2015
  • I’m a lover of fall foliage.  I take at least one foliage road trip every year – sometimes two.  One of nature’s greatest spectacles is the annual color change in our deciduous forests.  In a relatively short period of time, bazillions of trees change from green to every possible shade of yellow, gold, orange and red, […]

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    The Road Less Traveled — Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

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  • August 3, 2015
  • Silver Falls is Oregon’s largest state park and one of its oldest.  So how come you’ve never heard of this amazing collection of waterfalls in the Cascade foothills east of Salem?  Elementary, my dear Watson:  Just north of here is the Columbia Gorge, with its spectacular and famed waterfalls.  That’s where the tourists go (including […]

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    The 25 most scenic highways #4

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  • July 31, 2015
  • This post continues our list of North America’s most scenic highways.  In this issue you’ll find Scenic Highways 16 through 20.  We’ll present five more in a few weeks.  Each instalment will be archived so you can come back to it whenever you want.  Please use the comments button to share your thoughts on the […]

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