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Paul's Road Sign Updates
« on: July 04, 2017, 10:33:12 AM »

I'm going to create this one thread, which you can follow if you're so interested.  I'll update this thread with a post when I get a bunch of new photos in, with a link so you can check them out.

I just got back from a 2-day trip around eastern Iowa, from Keokuk to Ottumwa to Waterloo to Clinton.  My goal is to fill this album with shields of every state, US, and Interstate highway found in Iowa, as is my procedure for "conquering" a state's road system.  (I have already conquered Illinois.)  But the enjoyable Iowa photos for everyone to check out is found here:

Iowa Sign Photos <CLICK HERE for new Iowa photos
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Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

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Re: Paul's Road Sign Updates
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 12:11:36 PM »

New album from a long weekend in Southern IL.  We spent most of our time in southeastern Illinois, near IL13, IL1, IL145, IL142, and IL146.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/138603251@N02/albums/72157686388999435/page1

Here are some samples

   
IL-250ET by Paul Drives, on Flickr                     IL-142ST by Paul Drives, on Flickr                     


IL-001ST by Paul Drives, on Flickr                          IL-034STF by Paul Drives, on Flickr         


IL-037-146S by Paul Drives, on Flickr                  IL-142-242W by Paul Drives, on Flickr

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Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

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Re: Paul's Road Sign Updates
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 03:20:51 PM »

Added a bunch of stuff from northern Utah, and a smidgen of photos from southeast Idaho.  Since I consider it miscellaneous content, I threw it into my Mountain States album.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/138603251@N02/albums/72157675299893322/page1


UT-127ET by Paul Drives, on Flickr                     ID-US91-036SN by Paul Drives, on Flickr


UT-240ET by Paul Drives, on Flickr                      ID-I-15-036N by Paul Drives, on Flickr

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Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

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Re: Paul's Road Sign Updates
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 11:39:11 AM »

Hi everyone!  It's Paul here, your friendly neighborhood Illinois roadgeek, who drives the poorly-maintained IDiOT roads so that you don't have to!

Randomly decided to take a day trip to Burlington, IA, and Henderson County, IL, which was one of the three counties in Illinois I had yet to enter.  Now I'm only missing two.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/138603251@N02/albums/72157684865121961


IA-US34X263EC by Paul Drives, on Flickr             IL-017-180SA by Paul Drives, on Flickr

IL-135ST
IL-US34-167E by Paul Drives, on Flickr               IL-135ST by Paul Drives, on Flickr
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Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

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Re: Paul's Road Sign Updates
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 11:49:04 AM »

I haven't posted an update here in quite a while.  If you're not familiar with my method of collecting sign photos, I try to put my own spin on "clinching" states by photographing one highway shield of every state, US, and Interstate highway in each state.  In early March, I'm going to finally start sinking my teeth into Michigan, taking a bite out of what I need there.  Check out my Photostream to see recent updates. The photo updates in the last 6 months have been:

  • Early September trip with photos in Northwest Ohio and the IN-28 corridor in east-central Indiana

OH-015-034N by Paul Drives, on Flickr               IN-028-032WS by Paul Drives, on Flickr

  • October vacation to see 3 national parks in Oregon and extreme northern California ("North State")

OR-062-230N by Paul Drives, on Flickr                 CA-197NTSR by Paul Drives, on Flickr

  • A few photos from Thanksgiving around Phoenix, Sedona, and central Arizona

AZ-I-17X287N by Paul Drives, on Flickr              AZ-089-071NA by Paul Drives, on Flickr

  • An impromptu trip to northeast Wisconsin in early December (it was warm!), with a few photos from the U.P.

WI-155STNR by Paul Drives, on Flickr                 MI-095-US2NS by Paul Drives, on Flickr

  • Another impromptu trip to finish clinching Illinois counties, via Decatur, Taylorville, and Mt. Sterling, IL

IL-107NT by Paul Drives, on Flickr                           IL-048-I-72NSNA by Paul Drives, on Flickr

This trip basically included the near-east, near-south, and near-west of Illinois.  It was February 3rd, so I could reach Brown County and Christian County, the only two counties in IL I had yet to visit.  Now the whole state is complete!


IL-048-010N by Paul Drives, on Flickr                 IL-048-010S by Paul Drives, on Flickr

One of the earliest, crappiest photos from my route collection is this shot on IL-48 at IL-10.  Boy, was I glad to update it.  My shield-crop improved by a whole ton, as well.  Just click on the new one to see how CRISP and CLEAN it is!  :spin:
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My life is a collect-a-thon. Like Banjo Kazooie but IRL.
Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

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Re: Paul's Road Sign Updates
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 09:42:54 AM »

Drove up and down the west side of Michigan's Lower Peninsula to make a trip to Traverse City this week, just to see SNOW FALLING ON EVERY SINGLE DAY WE WERE THERE  :pan: :pan: :pan: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

But yes, that does mean that I drove to the end of the Old Mission and Leelenau Peninsulas in a snowstorm!  So check out my New Michigan Roads Album for new content!  Basically, every picture taken without summer sunshine is a picture I took this week.  A couple of the shields ended up slightly obscured by snowflakes, but I had no choice!  Here are a few sneak peeks.


MI-201NR by Paul Drives, on Flickr                     MI-037NT by Paul Drives, on Flickr


MI-091-057S by Paul Drives, on Flickr                   MI-109NTNA by Paul Drives, on Flickr
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Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

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Re: Paul's Road Sign Updates
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2018, 10:21:19 PM »

Hello friends.  I need your help.

Early this week, I took a three-day journey around the southwestern quarter of Indiana.  As is my typical objective, I am trying to get a shield photo for every state highway in Indiana.  This trip should bring me super-close to completing my Indiana highway collection.  How close?  That's where I need your help.

If you know anything about Indiana highways, please check out this link to my Indiana shields collection, and let me know if there are any Indiana highways I missed.  I know there's at least one I'm missing from my collection (see if you can point it out)--and remember, I'm going for state, US, and Interstate highways here.  The link takes you to a Flickr album that basically serves as a checklist of all the Indiana highways I've encountered.

What you'll be most interested in, though, is the massive slew of photos added to the Indiana signs album:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/138603251@N02/64Xk8n

Here are some previews--


IN-003-250NN by Paul Drives, on Flickr                                                      IN-641-046WE by Paul Drives, on Flickr


IN-062-462WF by Paul Drives, on Flickr                                                      IN-446-US50NR by Paul Drives, on Flickr
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Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

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Re: Paul's Road Sign Updates
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 12:33:08 PM »

I took an impromptu trip to southwest Ohio early this week...because it was the only place around where it wasn't raining constantly!  I added a whole bunch of new photos to my Ohio state route collection.  This is a sampling of the source photos-- my shield cutout checklist is here.  Most of the western half of Ohio is done--I just need to do my NE Ohio trip (4-5 days), my SE Ohio trip (4-5 days), my Virginia trip (4 days), and my Sandusky area trip (3 days).  And I conquered Indiana in the process!  I finished by getting photos of I-865 and IN-267...now I have a photo of every state, US, and Interstate highway in Indiana.


OH-US52-232NR by Paul Drives, on Flickr                 OH-I-75 by Paul Drives, on Flickr


OH-US50-450N by Paul Drives, on Flickr                  OH-I-471 by Paul Drives, on Flickr


OH-028 by Paul Drives, on Flickr                              OH-763 by Paul Drives, on Flickr


IN-267-I-65SR by Paul Drives, on Flickr                       OH-133-222NS by Paul Drives, on Flickr
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My life is a collect-a-thon. Like Banjo Kazooie but IRL.
Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.

My goal:  A shield photo for every Interstate and US highway, plus 3 state highways from each state!
Shield collection: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhQf3nW
Originals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF

 


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