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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2022, 01:01:19 PM »

Belated congratulations, Jayhawk!  :)

I don’t have any children, but my younger brother has two sons, an 8 and a 5 year old.  So I am a proud uncle.  They are my mother’s only grandchildren since my late sister didn’t have any kids either.

I am trying to persuade my mother, my younger brother, his current wife (not my nephews’ mother, that’s his ex-wife), and my nephews to make a week long trip to Orlando all at my expense except for a timeshare week my mother has banked.  My nephews have never been to Florida, and I would like for them to go to Walt Disney World, Islands of Adventure, and Sea World.

Thanks for the congrats!



First road trip of the year loosely planned.  I have a tradition to visit my buddy in Vegas for the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament.  Flights on anything other than Frontier and Spirit are $350+ so I'm going to drive instead.

Heading out, I'll work on a "western clinch" of US6, taking I-70 to Utah, US6 up through Price (with a quick side trip on US191 to clinch Duchesne County, UT) and back down to Delta where I'll stop for the night.  Then cross US6 all the way to Bishop, CA before heading back down to Vegas on US395 -> CA136 -> CA190 -> NV374 -> US95 -> NV160 -> I-15. 

Going back home, I'll stick mostly to the quickest way with a quick side venture on local streets to clinch Lincoln County, NV near Mesquite (completely clinching Nevada counties) and continue to I-15 -> UT20 -> US89 -> UT62 -> UT24 -> UT72 -> I-70 to clinch Piute and Wayne Counties, finishing up Utah counties for me too.
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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2022, 02:04:10 PM »

I have some 2022 road trip plans!
All of them is for the summer.

I am gonna take a road trip all the way to Arizona, to see the Grand Canyon, and also a lot of places along the way.
I am also gonna take a road trip to Key Largo and Key West some time as well.
I might take a road trip to Memphis, TN.
There might be some more planned in the near future.  :colorful:
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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2022, 09:03:15 PM »

Baltimore exurbs to Cleveland for a "Santa in August" event
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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2022, 03:53:38 PM »

I just took a road trip in my car to San Antonio, TX. On the way down from Indiana I only drove like 20-30 miles on interstate routes total.

From Terre Haute to Cairo, IL: IN 63, IN 154, IL 1, US 45, IL 146, IL 37, US 51

In Missouri: US 62 to Sikeston, MO 114 (Old 60), MO 25, US 62 into AR

Arkansas: US 62, US 49, AR 18 (Jonesboro), US 49, US 70, AR 302, US 79, short section of I-530, US 63 from Pine Bluff to Louisiana

LA/TX: LA 9, US 79, US 77, TX 21, I-35

On the way back I mostly took non-interstate routes again, but went a different way back. Missouri was the only state where I drove more interstate miles than non-interstate.

TX: US 281 to TX 148 to TX 79 into Okla.

OK: OK 79, US 81, US 277, I-44 through OKC, OK 66 to Tulsa, I-244 through Tulsa, OK 66 / US 60 from Tulsa to Missouri. (I paid $0 in tolls.)

MO: US 60 to Springfield then cut up to I-44 and drove that to IL.

IL/IN: I-70 to Exit 36 where I hopped on US 40 and drive that back to Terre Haute.

Great time. Saw the FCS national championship game in Frisco between Montana State and North Dakota State (friend drove me there from San Antonio). Also did the river walk and went on one of the boat tours.

In April / May I am driving to Cabo unless something unplanned happens. I was originally going to go this month or next, but I think April/May is a better time to go since winter will be over in the Midwest and New Mexico. I also have some family issues I need to take care of in the Spring, so that seems like a good time to take a hiatus from truck driving.
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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2022, 05:04:08 PM »

I find it interesting to see someone give US-277 top billing over US-62 on their concurrency (even ODOT occasionally forgets that it exists north of Ninnekah).
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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2022, 11:47:09 AM »

I find it interesting to see someone give US-277 top billing over US-62 on their concurrency (even ODOT occasionally forgets that it exists north of Ninnekah).

It's because I'm a shunpiker. I think of 277 as being the free route to Wichita Falls from OKC and 44 as the toll road. Although I've always taken US 81 and SR 79 to W.F. from Chickasha, before continuing on US 277 SW of W.F.
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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2022, 08:07:46 AM »

In the near future I hope to make a day trip to Folkston, Georgia, by way of places like Gainesville and Baldwin, Florida. I may go back the same way, or I could go back down US 17, and then drive across the Sunshine State, I don't know yet.


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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2022, 11:21:05 AM »

I'm planning a June trip down to San Antonio to see extended family. Likely going Home -> Denver -> Limon -> Amarillo -> Lubbock -> Sweetwater -> Junction -> San Antonio. In the works is a July trip to north North Dakota via the Badlands.
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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2022, 01:39:20 PM »

Tomorrow for me, will involve another northern Central Florida trip, around places like Ocala National Forest, DeLand, and Gainesville.  With any luck, I'll clinch Marion and Lake County Roads 42, and get the images of FL 26A that I've been dying to capture.

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Re: 2022 Road Trip Plans
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2022, 11:51:32 PM »

Planning the annual summer trip from our home in Chicago to the family vacation home in Maine for early July. It's a trip I always get pretty excited about I think in part because there's a comforting familiarity to it (the portion from east of Cleveland even follows the main route my family drove to Maine from Indiana when I was a kid). The familiarity also means I largely know what to expect, though of course there are always questions about how far we want to push on day one for the sake of a shorter day two and the like.

The one annoying aspect of this year is that so many of the service areas on the New York Thruway are closed for reconstruction so we'll have to be more careful about planning our stops for that portion. A part of me also still wants to think of the current service areas as "new" because I can remember when they were brand new (and even have a few memories of stopping at the original buildings before they were replaced). I can do the math and realize the originals weren't that much older when they were replaced. Still, while the current buildings are showing their age in some ways, I generally like them and I'll be particularly sad to see Roy Rogers (which isn't anywhere around here) disappear as an option when the project is finished. Massachusetts, on the other hand, could replace their service plazas any day and I wouldn't mourn them at all.
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