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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2019, 09:35:12 AM »

I might finally make it to Nova Scotia this year, my dad keeps mentioning it but we always go somewhere else.
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2019, 09:37:03 AM »

Kids want to go to DC this summer; I want to check out Cumberland Gap along the way up but not sure what to pick for an overnight on the way home.

Maybe the kids would be interested in the Great Smoky Mountains or some Civil War battle location. Or maybe extend the trip a day, doing some things in Atlanta. (I assume HSV in your profile is Huntsville, AL.)

Might take a side trip to Great Smoky Mountains, but it seems like a trip to Pigeon Forge (et al) in and of itself. I might just go back in one day depending on how many things they want to do in the capital.

My son has also been recently fascinated with the idea of visiting Four Corners, but that will be 2020 at the soonest. Not sure if they want to fly-then-drive that one, along with other sights that I've never seen. Both our cars are getting older and I'd rather rent something when population gets a bit sparse.
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2019, 09:41:21 AM »

Not entirely by road, but we have a family vacation planned where we will fly to LAX, the drive a loop to Disneyland, San Diego, Tucson, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas and then back to LAX for the flight home.

Sounds like you'll get some kick ass roads on your route of travel like AZ 89A, Oatman Highway and the Catalina Highway if you want them. 

Speaking of trips, just got back from Florida this past week.  I had some State Road and highway clinches in mind that I've been looking to finish in photo form.  Probably the most relevant to the "roadgeeking" group was a photo clinch of the route of I-4, my personal favorite was FL 50 due to it being a route I used frequently in the past.

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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2019, 01:34:14 PM »

I've been hemming and hawing about whether I should try for a family vacation to Chicago this fall.  I might wait till our youngest child is old enough to appreciate museums more, though.  If we do it, I would plan to drive to a hotel near Midway, then use public transit exclusively during our time there.
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2019, 04:21:51 PM »

I've been hemming and hawing about whether I should try for a family vacation to Chicago this fall.  I might wait till our youngest child is old enough to appreciate museums more, though.  If we do it, I would plan to drive to a hotel near Midway, then use public transit exclusively during our time there.

If you come, go to https://www.citypass.com/chicago where you can get admission to 5 attractions for one low price, plus you get to skip the lines at the Willis (Sears) Tower skydeck. 
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2019, 04:54:22 PM »


I've been hemming and hawing about whether I should try for a family vacation to Chicago this fall.  I might wait till our youngest child is old enough to appreciate museums more, though.  If we do it, I would plan to drive to a hotel near Midway, then use public transit exclusively during our time there.

If you come, go to https://www.citypass.com/chicago where you can get admission to 5 attractions for one low price, plus you get to skip the lines at the Willis (Sears) Tower skydeck. 

For the ones I'm interested in taking my family to, it's actually cheaper to buy individual tickets.  But I agree that's a good deal, and I've looked into it a couple of times.  I'm more in the dark about Ventra, which didn't exist back when I lived there.
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2019, 01:18:12 AM »

Meeting up with friends in Gainesville this year; taking some time before that to visit Savannah and Charleston, pick up a lot of new US route numbers, 2 new 2di's, 2 new 3di's.
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2019, 03:54:41 PM »

The only major driving trip I foresee is Utah, the only state besides Hawaii I've been to just once. That's still flying out there then driving, but there will be enough road miles to justify it. It'll include a side jaunt through NV and a dip into AZ.

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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2019, 07:32:34 PM »

The only major driving trip I foresee is Utah, the only state besides Hawaii I've been to just once. That's still flying out there then driving, but there will be enough road miles to justify it. It'll include a side jaunt through NV and a dip into AZ.

Sounds like US 163 is probably part of the route if not some of the more notable stuff in Southern Utah?  Fairly strong chance Iíll be out that way myself in April or around early October.    If itís the former Iíll be re-clinching UT 9 and UT 12 again since we would be camping in Escalante.   
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2019, 12:35:01 PM »

I was planning a trip to Texas, but some of my priorities in life have changed and I need to think smaller for right now.

I'm a former Michigander living in Texas now. If you make it down this way in the future, hit me up and I'll take you to the best taco place in Fort Worth.

My plans this year are tentatively small and local-ish:
- Do US-287 from Fort Worth northwest for as far as is feasible within the state.
- Look up the historic Bankhead Highway which apparently runs right along where I live and see more of it westward from home.
- Late last year I went to see the historic Possum Kingdom Bridgeon TX state hwy 16 and I might try to go back and do TX-16 from I-20 northward.
- Budget permitting, there's a conference in Boulder I'd like to attend, and I'm considering driving and roadgeekery on the way.
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2019, 09:38:14 PM »

Sounds great on the taco place.  Where in Michigan are you from? I graduated high school from Waxahachie High.

I live in Kalamazoo, but am from Allegan.
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Re: 2019 Road Trip plans.
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2019, 09:59:40 PM »

Sounds great on the taco place.  Where in Michigan are you from? I graduated high school from Waxahachie High.

I live in Kalamazoo, but am from Allegan.
Grew up in Saginaw, MI, lived in Grand Rapids for a bit over 7 years.
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