Old 19th June 2010, 16:52   #1
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Over the road

Tomorrow evening I leave for an 8 week over the road trip.

I will be heading south to Albuquerque where we will stay for a night then we head out to LA then northern California then up to Washington state. I don't remember any of the details or where we are going after Washington state other than I know we will be going through Georgia and up to Illinois.

I am told that this 8 week trip will be roughly fifteen thousand miles. I just hope I can stay awake and keep up with the convoy.
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Old 20th June 2010, 11:34   #2
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Please post pics if you can!

Enjoy it

Jesus loves you [yes, you] so much, he even died for you so that you will not need to die, but live forever
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Old 20th June 2010, 11:50   #3
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That's a lot of time to spend in a car. I think you will be mighty sick of driving. I've done some road tripping and 300 miles a day is a pretty cool way to see the country, but I don't know if you're gonna like to average that for 48 days.

Wax it! Stay safe.

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Old 20th June 2010, 12:51   #4
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ROAD TRIP!!!!! * Envy* Yeah, post pictures when ya' return!
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Old 21st June 2010, 02:40   #5
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I really am getting to be an old dude. I want an air plane ride. A motel with a sauna, a jacuzzi and a swimming pool. Roughing it is having to make my own drink.

Screw that bike hammering my ass 1300 miles to Sturgis for a portapotty and a campground shower.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 18:14   #6
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^ I don't mind taking a limo to http://www.fairmont.com/theplaza The Plaza!
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Old 22nd June 2010, 21:47   #7
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A cab to the Holiday Inn is fine. There's a place in Greenwich Village called the Larchmont which I stayed at once. It was cheap, clean and had some character.

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Old 22nd June 2010, 22:33   #8
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Going here the coming long weekend with the 4 year old granddaughter. Staying at the local Super 8.

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Teddy Bear Specials are really a variation on our popular "Country Dinner" theme trips and are good for all ages. These diesel-powered trips last five and one-half hours and include a full course Alberta roast beef buffet, entertainment, and an awful good chance of a train robbery. The only real differences between these trips and a "Country Dinner" are the very large number of children on board and entertainment is directed at the children, usually clowns and children's sing-along. Adults are generally entertained by watching the children being entertained.
There is one-half hour at the end of the Big Valley stop to allow for a teddy bear promenade involving the children and their bears. Everyone gets a prize.
She does not know about the train. She likes trains, like her Opa. It's going to be a great weekend.

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Old 22nd June 2010, 22:43   #9
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Super 8 is sorta like McDonalds. It ain't great, but you knew that going in Consistently meh. No surprises.

The train trip sounds like real good jokes.

http://www.mthoodrr.com/specialevents.htm

We have the Mt. Hood railroad here, which is kinda the same idea. I've done it a couple times. Hood River has some excellent windsurfing too, which has made a good combination. For that trip, I'd pick the Super 8 too.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 23:23   #10
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A cab to the Holiday Inn is fine. There's a place in Greenwich Village called the Larchmont which I stayed at once. It was cheap, clean and had some character.

5 stars can be an awful morgue
The Plaza had a great tradition of High Tea on Sundays. I've never stayed over at The Plaza or Pierre. I would have liked to just once. Had a Candlelight Din-Din and gone shopping at Bloomies. If I win a gabillion dollars I might do that...and go to Paris and sit in a sidewalk cafe.
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The problem with other countries is that there are too many foreigners . If I were to pick, it wouldn't be Paris. Budapest. Hungarians are a lot more gregarious than the French. It's a better mix for Americans I think.
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Old 3rd July 2010, 22:16   #12
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Not many pictures to be had. All the driving I am doing is at night. I'm not cooped up in a car. I am driving a tour bus hauling around drum corps kids. Our group has 4 busses 2 semis 2 vans and a gmc yukon.

I am in Beaverton Oregon right now. I should be asleep.
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Old 7th July 2010, 08:00   #13
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Take pics anyway - I used to tour with a DCI drum corps band as a baritone player when I was a lot younger. It was quite fun.

I did a bus tour earlier this summer called "R.I.D.E." (rediscovering Iowa's diverse education) - toured 13 Northeastern Iowa colleges/universities with a bunch of other school counselors so that I have a better idea what programs they offer when advising students in college choices.

As far as my own driving, I have gone from Iowa to PA (one 900 mile day), then back and forth from PA to OH a lot. I'll drive to New Jersey soon too for some family stuff. Eventually I'll have to drive back to IA (another single 900 mile day).

As everyone else requested - please post pictures!

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Old 7th July 2010, 17:15   #14
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Swingdjted: I'm totally with the DCI. You might know of the corps that I am hauling, The Blue Knights.

I'm supposed to be asleep right now but there will be no driving for me tonight so it doesn't really matter. I find myself in Ogden Utah. I have only snapped a few pictures but here you go:


This was taken in the hallway at some school in Idaho.


Fireworks show in Seaside Oregon


The beach in Seaside Oregon where the fireworks show took place


One of the schools in Oregon that we stayed at


me and one of the other drivers at the Oregon Vortex (I'm the one on the right)


The bus that I am driving. This was taken in New Mexico.


All four of our buses.
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Old 8th July 2010, 05:44   #15
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Awesome Job!!!

Thanks for the Pics!






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Tune-Age is key for Road Trip!
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Old 9th July 2010, 02:02   #18
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Very true. I have been pumping music and GPS directions through my bluetooth.


I will post more pictures as I take them. Not many opportunities for photos because I wake up at 6:00 PM and we are usually on the road by 11:00 PM we drive for 3 - 10 hours and then it's right to bed to sleep the day away. We don't really have many chances to sight see. Most of the pictures I have are of the corps and I'm not posting pictures of them.
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