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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #175 on: March 02, 2017, 08:53:46 PM »

Sometimes you look back at a nondescript photo you took 16 years ago - do a little research and find out there's a pretty neat story behind it. Such is the case with The Yadkin Road in Pinehurst, NC.

http://carolinaxroads.blogspot.com/2017/03/yadkin-road.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #176 on: March 11, 2017, 09:27:36 PM »

One of the features I never got to putting together on the old gribblenation site was a series over vintage PA Turnpike Postcards sent to me from Bill Symons.  Bill was kind enough to resend them and I have add them to the blog in a four part series.  There are over 65 postcards in total.

Part 1: http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/bill-symons-pa-turnpike-postcard.html
Part 2: http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/bill-symons-pa-turnpike-postcard_9.html
Part 3: http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/one-of-features-i-never-got-around-to.html
Part 4: http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/bill-symons-pa-turnpike-postcard_11.html

Enjoy!
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #177 on: March 12, 2017, 08:30:27 PM »

All of the old gribbelnation and new Turnpike material has a new home on the blog.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/p/pennsylvania-turnpike-collection.html

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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #178 on: March 14, 2017, 04:16:06 PM »

Sure, why not write up a few blog posts on a snowy day.

A church on the move in Massachusetts: http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/moving-old-church.html
Starrucca Viaduct in northeastern PA: http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/starrucca-viaduct.html
Upside-down traffic light in Syracuse, NY: http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/tipperary-hill-traffic-signal.html

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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #179 on: March 21, 2017, 10:24:21 PM »

A pair of new features for both New York and Vermont:

Let me show you, Vermont:
http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/mt-equinox-skyline-drive.html - The 5.2 mile Skyline Drive to the summit of Mount Equinox
http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/arlington-green-covered-bridge.html - Arlington Green Covered Bridge - For a time it was pretty much the drive way to Norman Rockwell's home

New York:
http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/typically-when-you-have-feature-of.html - Eagleville Covered Bridge
http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/buskirk-bridge.html - Buskirk Covered Bridge
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #180 on: April 06, 2017, 10:12:25 PM »

One of the more popular scenic drives and daytrips in Pennsylvania is the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour.  Covering seven bridges in two counties this nearly 50 mile tour is a popular attraction year round.  The tour is featured on our new spinoff blog site - Quintessential PA.

http://quintessentialpa.blogspot.com/p/lehigh-valley-covered-bridge-tour.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #181 on: April 20, 2017, 10:29:24 PM »

New feature on the North Carolina Transportation Museum. It's definitely worth the visit if you live nearby - and even if you don't!

http://carolinaxroads.blogspot.com/2017/04/a-visit-to-north-carolina.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #182 on: June 22, 2017, 11:03:09 PM »

Roadtrip blog entry on the trip to Illinois and Wisconsin I had earlier in the week.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-quick-illinois-and-wisconsin-road-trip.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #183 on: July 07, 2017, 09:57:32 PM »

Somewhat road related - but a few weeks ago, my family and I went back to the NC Transportation Museum for the NC Fire Truck Festival.  Besides the over 100 fire trucks of all vintages on the museum's grounds, the Back Shop had a new exhibit with an operating model train.  The detail within that exhibit was pretty cool.

http://carolinaxroads.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-fire-truck-festival-spencer.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #184 on: July 08, 2017, 10:33:01 PM »

Day 1 of our trip to St. Louis found us going from Raleigh to Lexington, KY.  The stop at the Discovery Center in Charleston wasn't planned but was a very pleasant surprise.  But that's what happens when you roadgeek with kids!

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-midwest-vacation-road-trip-day-1.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #185 on: July 10, 2017, 09:49:20 PM »

Day 2 of our Great Midwest Roadtrip. Lexington to St. Louis.  Tasty donuts, State-named Interstate shields, the Louisville Slugger Museum, stadiums built with Legos, kids activities at rest areas, and more conversations/adventures with Colton and Nash.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-midwest-roadtrip-day-2-lexington.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #186 on: July 12, 2017, 10:22:53 PM »

A quick break from roads for a feature from my family's visit to the St. Louis Zoo.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-midwest-vacation-road-trip-day-3.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #187 on: July 15, 2017, 10:20:56 PM »

Continuing on the Midwest Roadtrip reports. St. Louis Roads and also a trip to Busch Stadium.  Roadgeeking and baseball not a bad combination.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-midwest-vacation-st-louis-roads.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #188 on: July 16, 2017, 09:44:53 PM »

Day 4 of our Midwest Roadtrip St. Louis to Indianapolis.  Playgrounds, sleeping kids, a giant cross, and bypassing the World's Largest Wind Chime, Golf Tee, and Knitting Needles.

And yes some roads also...

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-midwest-vacation-day-4-st-louis-to.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #189 on: July 19, 2017, 10:13:49 PM »

Last blog entry on our midwest roadtrip - the Indianapolis children museum, that weird Ohio Arch, cranky kids at dinner, and an appreciation of shared adventures as a family.

Plus some button copy signs in Indiana

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-midwest-vacation-road-trip-day-5.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #190 on: September 01, 2017, 12:08:26 AM »

Roadtrip report from the Cumberland Gap trip - signs, sights, hikes and one big regret.

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2017/09/trip-to-cumberland-gap-wasted.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #191 on: October 05, 2017, 10:01:51 PM »

I've moved all of the old National Road Photo Essay from the Gribblenation site onto the blog and included a handful of new features as well. 

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/p/us-40-national-road.html
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Re: Sure, why not take a roadtrip
« Reply #192 on: November 18, 2017, 03:35:11 PM »

Earlier this month, Wilson, NC officially opened the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.  They include 30 of the the late-Vollis Simpson's whirligigs that once stood at his family farm off of US 301 in Lucama.  Many of the whirligigs feature recycled road signs. 

Mr. Simpson's work can be found at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Raleigh, Manhattan, Albuquerque and on the Interstate 75 Courtland Street overpass in Atlanta.

If you are traveling through NC on I-95, it's definitely worth the stop.

http://carolinaxroads.blogspot.com/2017/11/north-carolina-whirligig-festival.html

Flickr Set:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamontheroad/albums/72157662321521918

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