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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2018, 06:19:55 PM »

I seem to recall reading that West Virginia enacted a statute guaranteeing motorists the right to keep the meat from any roadkill they cause, unless the roadkill is human. I found it more than a bit disturbing that it was deemed necessary to include that exception!

Part of the reason for the overall law was the idea that motorists taking the roadkill would save the state the expense of cleaning it up.

I don't want to get all philosophical on this thread, butÖ can roadkill be human?
Well, they were something that got killed on the road.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2018, 01:04:16 AM »

Just the usual trip to to the Midwest (MN and ND) planned for 2018. At some point, I'd like to do a Texas road trip, but at this point it doesn't look like it will happen in 2018.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2018, 12:59:32 PM »

Stupid government shutdown.

Our friend's parents have been planning to drive to Mexico with us in March for our annual mission trip.  They dragged their feet on getting his birth certificate from South Dakota.  Now that they finally have it in the nick of time to apply for a passport, the federal government stops working.  No passport applications being processed.  Grrrrrr......
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2018, 01:29:16 PM »

Stupid government shutdown.

Our friend's parents have been planning to drive to Mexico with us in March for our annual mission trip.  They dragged their feet on getting his birth certificate from South Dakota.  Now that they finally have it in the nick of time to apply for a passport, the federal government stops working.  No passport applications being processed.  Grrrrrr......
Will that affect your plans, or not necessarily yet?
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2018, 02:32:02 PM »

Stupid government shutdown.

Our friend's parents have been planning to drive to Mexico with us in March for our annual mission trip.  They dragged their feet on getting his birth certificate from South Dakota.  Now that they finally have it in the nick of time to apply for a passport, the federal government stops working.  No passport applications being processed.  Grrrrrr......
Will that affect your plans, or not necessarily yet?

I now have to redo the budget for multiple scenarios (this affects the number of hotel rooms, possibly the number of vehicles, etc), plus I don't know what manpower I'll have for the projects we're doing.  The trip will move forward, I just hate unknowns this close to departure date.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2018, 02:49:29 PM »

Stupid government shutdown.

Our friend's parents have been planning to drive to Mexico with us in March for our annual mission trip.  They dragged their feet on getting his birth certificate from South Dakota.  Now that they finally have it in the nick of time to apply for a passport, the federal government stops working.  No passport applications being processed.  Grrrrrr......

I had to smile.  I applied for a passport last July and my application is still technically in process.  I have had the new passport (52-page book) and passport card in hand since late August, but do not have my old expired passport (I had sent it in as citizenship proof since this was a standard DS-82 renewal), and I have gotten a letter saying I either failed to apply or failed to sign my passport application.  I have a copy of the form and proof of mailing, but no signature proof since I did not cut-and-paste my signature in the PDF I printed out or take a photo of the signed form before I sent it.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2018, 02:53:20 PM »

Shutdown's over. I wouldn't think what will amount to a one-working-day closure will delay any passport applications significantly.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2018, 03:37:01 PM »

No guarantee there won't be another shutdown when the new continuing resolution expires, of course. If you need a passport for a trip in March, it may be a good time to pay the extra for the expedited service if that's an option.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2018, 04:01:02 PM »

Yellowstone (from Austin Texas).  might have to drop our daughter with her dad who is from Wisconsin so may swing through South Dakota
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2018, 06:57:31 PM »

Iím just starting to think about a route for an eight-day roadtrip to North Carolina in mid-April.  Mrs. wanderer wants to stop by a dinnerware exchange replacement place in Greensboro and also visit the Biltmore Estate mansion in Asheville, so weíll be doing a route incorporating those stops.  I'm hoping to come across good opportunities for sine salad photos.  Right now my plan is:
  • Detroit to Baltimore, probably mostly if not entirely via freeway/turnpike. 
  • I-97 south (driving it for the first time and clinching it) to US-50 south through Delaware, to US-13 and traversing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (just because itís there and we've never driven it).
  • From Norfolk, south on VA-168 and NC-168 to US-158, perhaps with a stop at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
  • West on US-64 to US-17 south to US-70 to get a photo of its eastern terminus in Atlantic.
  • Meander northwest to Raleigh, then west to Greensboro.
  • I-73/I-74 south for some distance so I can say I drove it, then west to Concord for photos.  West to Asheville, where I leave the Mrs. at the Biltmore Estate for the day while I drive around for photos.  Weíll have to see how the timing for this works out.
  • Head back toward Detroit and home.  I havenít given any thought yet about the route I might take.  Iíve done the I-26/US-23, US-25, and US-441 (through Great Smoky Mountains NP) routes before and would like to find something new.  But Iím thinking that by this point Iím going to be running short on time and will have to stick with a route that racks up miles quickly.


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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2018, 10:44:23 PM »

By motorcycle:
Moonshine, IL
Prudhoe Bay, AK
Houston
Probably a trip to south FL
Probably a trip to the Cincinnati area
I am sure one or two trips to Lawton, OK these are hardly a trip, only 200 miles
Maybe one to the Black Hills or some other place of at least 1000 miles one way

By car:
Denver
The Grand Canyon and several of the parks in Utah
Maybe one to South FL
Houston
Maybe a run up to Lawton, OK
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2018, 11:24:28 AM »

I'm planning an impromptu road trip this weekend. Tired of the rain, tired of being stuck in the aparement, tired of dealing with idiots.

I've yet to decide which way I'm going.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2018, 01:46:31 PM »

I'm planning an impromptu road trip this weekend. Tired of the rain, tired of being stuck in the aparement, tired of dealing with idiots.

I've yet to decide which way I'm going.

Away from the rain?
That could be a deciding factor.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2018, 09:06:26 PM »

I'm dead set on going to Cedar Point and Detroit this year. It'll be for nine days, from June 8th to June 16th. Here's the plans so far:

June 8th: Travel to Cedar Point, using the fastest route possible. This means having to use the Pennsylvania and Ohio Turnpikes, which in total is roughly $27 in tolls. Find lodging and unpack things when we arrive in Sandusky.

June 9th - June 12th: Ride coasters/water slides in Cedar Point. Three days riding coasters/thrill rides, one day in the waterpark. Buy a Fast Pass to help clear the lines.

Night of June 12th: Travel to Detroit, again using the fastest route possible. Check into lodging there, and unpack.

June 13th - June 15th: Go around the city of Detroit and surrounding suburbs.

June 16th: Return home from Detroit, still using the fastest route possible.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2018, 09:42:12 PM »

My brother's after me to ride the California Zephyr with him sometime this year. The only road trip it would involve would be me driving to his home in Owen County, then us going up to the Cincinnati area to catch the train. We'd then ride to Chicago, switch trains, and then head out to California.

Of course there's the whole "flying back east" thing that's keeping me from doing it. I guess I could always rent a car, but I doubt I'll have enough vacation days anytime soon to do that.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2018, 11:15:31 PM »

I'm curious, how close to the Colorado border is Mount Sunflower?
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #66 on: March 28, 2018, 08:12:00 AM »

Having already done the Rioja road trip this year, I'm now planning the one to Soria pine forests next week. I have already mapped the way out and back. Northwest Navarre is happening again in May, but I don't think I'll take any new roads.
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« Reply #67 on: March 28, 2018, 11:23:51 AM »

I'm curious, how close to the Colorado border is Mount Sunflower?

Less than a mile.  Perhaps the more relevant distance is 12 miles to the nearest paved road, US 40 just west of Weskan.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #68 on: March 28, 2018, 09:01:08 PM »

Update for me.

It's a sure thing that I'm driving to Key West in June. Already been approved for the time off.

Not set in stone yet, but there's also a pretty good chance that I'll be taking a 4 day road trip to Louisiana to go to the delta and to drive across the big lake.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #69 on: March 28, 2018, 11:59:55 PM »

I'm curious, how close to the Colorado border is Mount Sunflower?

Less than a mile.  Perhaps the more relevant distance is 12 miles to the nearest paved road, US 40 just west of Weskan.

Yeah, I've got 22 miles on unpaved roads each way from I-70 when I do it later this year. Middle of bleeping nowhere.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #70 on: March 29, 2018, 01:10:48 AM »

Believe it or not, there's a possibility I may end up taking two road trips to and/or from Metro New York.

In the meantime, at some point, I want to drive down to St. Petersburg, so I can get more pics of I-175 and I-375 to add to Wikipedia. The same goes for rest areas along I-4, and some other places nearby that road.

 
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« Reply #71 on: March 29, 2018, 03:05:13 PM »

This was essentially the trip I completed earlier this month. I wanted to catch some spring training games, but some of the trip was impromptu (like Tucson, then coming back thru Jerome, Sedona, and Monument Valley--then taking the "back road"--CO 83 from Colo Springs to Parker).

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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #72 on: March 31, 2018, 07:52:34 PM »

I went road scholaring today. Enjoy.

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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2018, 03:52:04 PM »

^ As did I....trying to plug some holes in my New Hampshire travels.  Not sure when my next multi-day trip will be.  Probably at some point this summer when I attempt to head back to the home state...
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2018, 10:33:35 PM »

I got out this weekend for the first time this year. My knee is finally to the point where it doesn't hurt to drive. The only places I'd been so far this year other than to work were Lexington for a doctor's appointment, Frankfort for a meeting and Hazard for a training class.

I knocked out six more routes in my attempt to clinch all Kentucky state routes 1-100. Got KY 73, KY 84, KY 86, KY 96 and KY 100 done yesterday, and drove the new portion of US 79 in Russellville. Today, I finished KY 79 and also KY 48. I thought I'd done 48 many years ago, but wasn't positive, and it's been extended a bit due to the relocation of US 31E/US 150 north of Bardstown.

I still need portions of KY 8, KY 39, KY 61 and KY 69 to finish up.

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