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Getting Out Of The Navy And Driving From VA to CA (home) [23 Aug 2006|09:28pm]

la_luna_bella82
Hello All,
I am getting out of the Navy in the next week and I have to drive my car all the way from the 23511 (Newport News, VA) to the 95691 (West Sacramento, CA)
It's going to be a long trip:
NOB to west sacramento, ca

Starting from: Norfolk, VA 23511
Arriving at: West Sacramento, CA 95691-3101
Distance:2969.7 miles
Approximate Travel Time:42 hours 45 mins


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[02 Jan 2005|05:12pm]

mmmmjournal
Americana at its best. The most historic and romantic highway in history.

Get your kicks on route_66_.
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[18 Dec 2004|10:22am]
allcompetition
[ mood | creative ]

hey!

join my new community... gotta_luv_xc!

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[26 Nov 2004|06:42pm]

iggee25
Horked from my Sister's Journal, here's where I've been and where I haven't.
The road brought me there...



create your own personalized map of the USA
or write about it on the open travel guide
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[18 Nov 2004|03:07am]

iggee25
Back on the road with the one, the only Bette Midler....
Follow along, Baby... The road is long -- and winding, oddly enough, it truly truly is.

www.livejournal.com/~iggee25

-dave.
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I'm planning way ahead, but... [22 Jun 2004|10:33am]

rackletang
[ mood | excited ]

I'm going to be moving from DC to Seattle in April of next year. I've plotted my route, and I'd like some input on what's worth seeing/tasting/buying/smelling(!) along the way...

So with that in mind, I ask you, the road-trippers of LJ:

What can you recommend along my route?

- From VA on 95, to 495, to 270, to 70 (It's home, I doubt I'll stop much on that stretch)

- Through West VA and Maryland on 68 (past Hagerstown and Cumberland in MD and Morgantown in WV)

- Up 79 past Washington, PA to 70

- 70 through far western PA, Wheeling WV, Ohio (past Columbus), and into Indiana.

- 74 from Indianapolis through Illinois (past Bloomington, Peoria, Moline/Quad Cities)

- 80 from the Quad Cities, past Iowa City and Des Moines

- 29 up to Sioux City and Siox Falls

- 90 across South Dakota, past Mitchell (Corn Palace!), Rapid City and Sturgis; then up into the Northeast corner of Wyoming (Gillette and Sheridan)

- Staying on 90 through Montana (Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Missoula) and past Coeur d'Alene in ID; then through Washington from Spokane to Seattle.

I'm looking for cheap but safe motels, good diners and local eateries, little tourist traps I may not be aware of, stuff like that... Thanks in advance!!!

(cross-posted to my journal, iloveroadtrips, roadjunkie, seattle_ho, and x_country_drive - sorry!)

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When the road has been too loooooong... [03 Jan 2004|07:11pm]

iggee25
...And you thought I just gave up on my little baby community... Pffft!
Well, I've finally received the opportunity of a lifetime and am currently touring the country in a sleeper bus with none other than Bette Midler (go ahead, make assumptions, sucker!)...
So... Has anyone else been privy to this rock and roll lifestyle?
As far as I can tell, it's a whole lot of sleeping... and... well... let's just say some other "wholesome" activities not involving sleep...

So far I've been to the midwest (Columbus, Oh, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Northeast Pennsyltucky)... And now we appear to be conquering the east coast.
Feel free to follow the progress at: www.bettemidler.com (not sure if the dates are right, but I'll update them here.)
If we're coming to your town, lemme know!

-dave.
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Top 10 Road Trips! [11 Nov 2003|12:55am]

mmmmjournal
[ mood | calm ]

I wrote this back in February, but nothing's changed. Here are my ten all-time favorite road trips, complete with tourist info:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/mmmmjournal/26354.html

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New Community!!! [29 Oct 2003|09:40pm]

mmmmjournal
Just created!! Come stake your claim early!!

http://www.livejournal.com/community/claim_a_road/
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Very interesting!! [07 Oct 2003|01:29am]

mmmmjournal
[ mood | interested! ]

Has anyone else been watching this??

Ken Burns has a new documentary on PBS. We all remember "The Civil War;" fans of Burns will recall "Baseball" and "Jazz."

This one is called "Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip," and is done in the usual Ken Burns style: primary accounts such as photographs, letters given new life by voice actors and historians, music typical of the era, all brilliantly mixed together to make the documentary actually interesting. :)

Obviously I am enchanted with the roads of America..... the arteries and veins by which our nation lives. My fascination, my obsession with road trips, makes this documentary a must-see. Tom Hanks does a significant portion of the narration

In May of 1903, two men left San Francisco in a "horseless carriage" in an attempt to cross the country eastbound. Others had tried and failed; the 1903 expedition was the first successful attempt to traverse the continent in a car. Many of the people they encountered had never seen an automobile before, and their reactions seem funny to us, 100 years later.

Think of it; America in 1903, still largely unknown and unsafe. The motion picture, the light bulb, and recorded sound were still in their infancy, as was the auto itself. The advent of the airplane was still more than six months away. Railroads and telegraph lines still covered the West.

The duo has only made it as far as Oregon and they've already made two wrong turns, had some severe setbacks, and even had to be towed by a cowboy and his horse. :) This is fun to watch.

I only wish the journey had come to Southern California. I have heard stories and seen pictures of the old "Plank Road" through the desert between Yuma and El Centro.... where drivers would drive their cars over a miles-long stretch of LUMBER, stopping to repair the road themselves when necessary. The wooden plank road was the only safe (well... kinda safe!) means of travel over the rugged sand dunes in extreme southeastern California.

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Pending roadtrip [08 Jul 2003|10:16am]

nonlinearbaker
[ mood | excited ]

My itinerary is set - on saturday my guy and I leave our current home in Rhode Island for Oregon. We are taking a few weeks and are visiting friends along the way.

Washington DC
Highlights: friends, monuments, museums

Harrisburg, PA
Highlights: grandmother and assorted relatives

Chicago, IL
Highlights: friends, art
*the drive takes us past a great chicken shack in ohio

Red Oak, IA
Highlights: friends, including a friend's bluegrass band, porch sitting

Lawrence, KS
Highlight: a friend who is so thrilled that anyone would visit her in Lawrence

Seneca, NE
Highlights: b&b on a "scenic" highway (off the interstate, at least!) that is a rest stop on our way to visit Carhenge!

Buffalo Creek, CO
Highlights: friends, their off-the-grid house in the forest, outdoor fun

Salt Lake City, UT
Highlights: family, good mexican food (no, really)

Boone's Ferry, ID
Highlight: deliver sea shells to mechanic Jimmy in thanks for taking care of a stranded friend. (this is what he asked her for!)

Portland, OR
Highlight: friends, family, our new/old city!

I highly recommend the book Roadfood to anyone taking a roadtrip. We've used it a little and will lean heavily on it on this trip. Good food!

The only wrinkle is the car! We took it to the local mechanics FOR AN OIL CHANGE and the screwed something up. Now it is stalling after running about 20 minutes. We took it to the dealer and I'm crossing my fingers that they'll figure out what is wrong and fix it (soon!).

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[14 Jun 2003|04:33pm]

fruitbatz
[ mood | annoyed ]

I'm dying to go out on a 4X4 and get muddy, anyone wanna bring me?

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goddess_2000!!! [12 Jun 2003|05:29pm]

fruitbatz
goddess_2000!!! I have been trying to leave you a comment to ad me, its ME! (formerly 'myinnerdance') nobody can comment in your lj but your friends so list me! PLEEEASE.
i added you!..we are taking a trip folks, wanna come??
fruitbatz
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A website perfect for us [10 Jun 2003|10:55pm]

mmmmjournal
http://www.ihoz.com/interstates.html

A great place to waste some time online. If you can't be on a road trip, might as well start planning your next one. :)
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sorry! [20 May 2003|10:01am]

nonlinearbaker
[ mood | annoyed ]

Either my machine or the LJ inner workings burped while I was posting - somehow I ended up posting three times. Sorry about that.

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Anything in Nebraska? [20 May 2003|09:46am]

nonlinearbaker
[ mood | determined ]

My guy and I are driving from Rhode Island to Oregon this summer, stopping with various friends along the way. The one place we are friendless but want to go is Nebraska. Normally we'd try to avoid NE (we've done the drive across a couple of times, that's enough for me forever) but we want to swing by Carhenge in Alliance, before driving down to a friend in Colorado.

We will be coming from Lawrence, KS and want to drive at least part of the way off the interstate. We are also committed to getting as many meals as possible from our Roadfood book. The plan is to drive west from Lawrence, stop for lunch in Salina, KS at the Cozy Inn, then ditch the interstate and drive north into NE. A state highway runs northwest toward Alliance. I am hoping to find a motel for the night somewhere along the way, then get up in the morning and drive to Carhenge. Once we've seen it (I hear it won't be more than a 1/2 hour or so of entertainment) we'll head down to Buffalo Springs, CO.

Any thoughts on ANYthing in Nebraska. Roadfood is pretty silent on NE, which does not bode well for our tastebuds. Any thoughts on towns or food to keep an eye out for - I'd be thrilled. (As local as they are, I think we'll try to avoid runza huts!)

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Anything in Nebraska? [20 May 2003|09:46am]

nonlinearbaker
[ mood | determined ]

My guy and I are driving from Rhode Island to Oregon this summer, stopping with various friends along the way. The one place we are friendless but want to go is Nebraska. Normally we'd try to avoid NE (we've done the drive across a couple of times, that's enough for me forever) but we want to swing by Carhenge in Alliance, before driving down to a friend in Colorado.

We will be coming from Lawrence, KS and want to drive at least part of the way off the interstate. We are also committed to getting as many meals as possible from our Roadfood book. The plan is to drive west from Lawrence, stop for lunch in Salina, KS at the Cozy Inn, then ditch the interstate and drive north into NE. A state highway runs northwest toward Alliance. I am hoping to find a motel for the night somewhere along the way, then get up in the morning and drive to Carhenge. Once we've seen it (I hear it won't be more than a 1/2 hour or so of entertainment) we'll head down to Buffalo Springs, CO.

Any thoughts on ANYthing in Nebraska. Roadfood is pretty silent on NE, which does not bode well for our tastebuds. Any thoughts on towns or food to keep an eye out for - I'd be thrilled. (As local as they are, I think we'll try to avoid runza huts!)

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Anything in Nebraska? [20 May 2003|09:46am]

nonlinearbaker
[ mood | determined ]

My guy and I are driving from Rhode Island to Oregon this summer, stopping with various friends along the way. The one place we are friendless but want to go is Nebraska. Normally we'd try to avoid NE (we've done the drive across a couple of times, that's enough for me forever) but we want to swing by Carhenge in Alliance, before driving down to a friend in Colorado.

We will be coming from Lawrence, KS and want to drive at least part of the way off the interstate. We are also committed to getting as many meals as possible from our Roadfood book. The plan is to drive west from Lawrence, stop for lunch in Salina, KS at the Cozy Inn, then ditch the interstate and drive north into NE. A state highway runs northwest toward Alliance. I am hoping to find a motel for the night somewhere along the way, then get up in the morning and drive to Carhenge. Once we've seen it (I hear it won't be more than a 1/2 hour or so of entertainment) we'll head down to Buffalo Springs, CO.

Any thoughts on ANYthing in Nebraska. Roadfood is pretty silent on NE, which does not bode well for our tastebuds. Any thoughts on towns or food to keep an eye out for - I'd be thrilled. (As local as they are, I think we'll try to avoid runza huts!)

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oh! canada! [19 May 2003|03:37pm]

scuba
I'm in the middle of a long business/pleasure trip and the pleasure part of it is going to be in Montreal(the business end of it is here in Kentucky-I'm from Austin) and I'll be carrying some PC equipment with me. The question is, what sort of problems can I expect going across the border? I expect some sort of search, but what do they do with anything valuable and suspicious looking(like a server) going across the line? Can I leave it at the border to be picked up on my way back-I'd prefer not to, as my plan involves going in from upstate NY and returning via Detroit, but if I have to, I'd do that.

Does anyone have any experience with this?
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summer trip [06 May 2003|01:13pm]

enigami
Hello,
My name is tiffany and i am new to this journal. I joined because i love to travel and i am planning on going on a road trip this summer and i was thinking that i could either meet people to travel with or make connections for when i am at certain places. I live in ny and am planning on going from the east coast to the west and back. Let me know if anyone is interested...
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