Are you taking a road trip this summer?

Jun 16th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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Yes we will be leaving Northern Cal Sunday for North Platte Ne. Then back to Denver for a week of girls softball. Back home then off to Seattle
for more ball. Hope to finish softball in Okla City. Then for Labor Day flying to New Jersey for collage football. Just trying to keep up with grand kids while I am still able to enjoy it.
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Jun 17th, 2008, 04:46 AM
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DC to visit son, NC to visit colleges and family, VA get-together w/ college friends-all short trips. South Dakota to visit Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Jewel/Wind caves, Devils Tower, Cody, and Red Lodge so should rack up some mileage there. Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Letchworth State Park should round up summer travels.
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Jun 17th, 2008, 05:41 AM
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We had to cancel our April trip to The Netherlands due to DW unexpected surgery.

When she is comfortable enough to travel we will head for Virginia Beach and then the Virginia part of the DelMarVa Peninsula visiting the small towns there.

Other then that, there are many day trips we can make here in the Shenandoah Valley.
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Jun 17th, 2008, 06:09 AM
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Dwooddon waves back to Utahtea and all my buds.
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Jun 20th, 2008, 01:02 PM
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Love hearing about everyone's road trips! Just took a little jaunt where we spotted gas at $4.49 in Westport, NY - OUCH.

Hi to you too, Utahtea & dwooddon! When are we doing a G2G in southern utah?!
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Jun 20th, 2008, 04:17 PM
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I'm ready for that GTG Ellen. Let me know when.

I'm back from my trip - 3,899 miles and I had a great time. I'll try and get some photos up on WorldisRound in the next few days to serves as a trip report.

To answer Katies inferred questions about fuel costs, on this trip, the least expensive tank I purchased was $3.73/gal in Dodge City, KS. the most expensive was $4.31/gal in west Yellowstone, MT. I saw gas there more expensive but avoided it. The overall average for all the gas I purchased on this trip was $4.00/gal.

As a retired cop, I've had to say many times,"it's time to get out of Dodge!". For the first time, I was able to say it and mean it literally.
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Jun 22nd, 2008, 05:02 PM
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My husband and I will be driving from Asheville, NC through the Great Smoky Mountains to Nashville. From there, we plan to spend some time at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky (and possibly Louisville or Lexington), and return home stopping in the Cumberland Gap area on the way. We feel that gas prices are going to do nothing but go up, and we refuse to just give in and stay home. We'll save money in other ways- taking some food with us, and camping part of the time.
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:05 AM
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We love road trips, too. Once my youngest was 4 and became patient enough to sit in the car I was off with the kids. We love going form Northern Calif. up hwy 395 to Washington State. Lots of great geology. We've also flown up to Seattle and done a British Columbia road trip from there. BC is amazing!

This year its the Calif Central Coast for us. TIme to experience som of our own state.
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 10:47 PM
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We trained our kids at a young age for road trips...first born was 7 months when he went on his first road trip..and the second born was 6 months. Even after the older one was out of the house, he came with us on a road trip.

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Jul 8th, 2008, 03:38 PM
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We just returned from a great trip (only 4 hours) to the Laguna Beach area. We spent time surfing in San Clemente and enjoyed our time in Dana Point, Newport (loved Fashion Island!) and Huntington Beach.

Soon we will be packing our bags for time on the Oregon Coast in Seaside at our beach cottage where we will spend the majority of the summer! ***kim***
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Jul 9th, 2008, 12:40 PM
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We have our holiday in US just so we can have a 'road trip' because here in England gas is equivalent to nearly $10 a gallon!!!
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Jul 9th, 2008, 02:05 PM
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Wow ~ I love reading about everyone's trips.

We are taking a road trip too. We will drive from Texas to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL this weekend.
As I take a closer look at the route, I have to battle the urge to stop too many places along the way (not enough time). That said, we will make time to stop in New Orleans for a brief stay. We are just passing too close to it and can't resist - we've never been.

Happy traveling everyone!
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Jul 9th, 2008, 02:50 PM
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I've been waiting to take a long road trip since the day I got my license 17 years ago. This is the year I can finally do it! I am refusing to be hindered by the gas prices.

We're driving from the seacoast of NH down to Memphis, TN the first two weeks in August. We're going to cruise Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Highway through VA, then head into the Smokies to camp for a few days, then, finally make our way to Memphis.
On the way home, we'll stop in Nashville for the night, too- to round out our Tennessee experience.

I just can't see letting the gas prices be my excuse for not enjoying my summer vacation. Should be a lengthy, but gorgeous and fun trip.
I can't wait!
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Jul 9th, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Yes, taking two. The first is a two week road trip with my cousin that will take us to S.Dakota, Wyoming, Montana,N.Dakota. The main thrust of this trip is to go on the Lolo Highway in Montana and Idaho. Apparently it is a one lane dirt tract about 80 miles long that follows the Lewis and Clark expediton.
The second trip is another two weeker with my wife. We will fly into Boise, Idaho and then tour Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
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Jul 9th, 2008, 04:49 PM
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We are still planning our road trip from Texas to Monterey, Ca. Will be leaving 7/28. Just returned to a short trip to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in our Toyota and we will definitely be taking the Tahoe to Ca. There is no way I would go to Ca. in the Toyota not enough room!!
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Jul 28th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Just returned Saturday from a 2500-mile trip with my dad. The two of us traveled from East Tennessee through Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana (had a REALLY BAD interstate motel there, ack), Illinois, with a stop in Wisconsin. Then it was to Iowa for two more nights for a race at Iowa Speedway. Then a jaunt down to his sister's on Grand Lake in Oklahoma, stopping for lunch at Arthur Bryant's in Kansas City. Three nights in Oklahoma, then headed home through Missouri and down across US 60 through Cairo, Ill., and bunking down in Metropolis, Ill., for the night. Played a few hours in the casino there and visited Superman before heading home through Bolling Green, Ky., the Cumberland Gap, and finally back to Dad's in Virginia.

Our favorite find was the Fenelon Place Eleavator (incline) in Dubuque, Iowa. And also the Jefferson Davis Monument in Kentucky. It looks JUST LIKE the Washington Monument, except it's in the middle of nowhere, Kentucky, and rises above the landscape. You can see it for at least five miles, probably more.

Cheapest gas we saw was $3.52 in Missouri and $4.25 in the Middle of Nowhere, Illinois (along I-39).
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Jul 28th, 2008, 11:40 PM
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I am not going on a "summer road trip". However, in October I do plan to drive from Chicago to Crossville TN to visit my Dad.

DH & I plan on spending 2 days in Bowling Green, KY to see the Corvette plant & museum & visit Mammoth Cave. The we'll continue on to TN & spend 2 - 3 days with my Dad. Then we'll drive back home.
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Aug 6th, 2009, 06:10 AM
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We never really take a "Road trip" we just drive to Anaheim California very year to visit Disneyland. It's not a huge trip, but it's one we have to make. We usually take some car games or audiobooks to make the trip go faster.
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