Anyone in the direct path or planning a trip for the rare total solar eclipse on Aug. 21? I am about 200 miles north of the path, so it certainly is within the realm of possibility for a day trip or overnight trip. I haven't made any plans yet but am thinking about it.
On a recent trip from Charleston SC to Williamsburg VA I put 100% faith into my 265WT. I found myself routed to a ferry terminal as I approached Jamestown VA. We sat back and enjoyed the 15 minute crossing while I poked around the GPS and found the setting to turn off the routing using ferry boats.
First off, I don't fly anywhere all that often, so many of you here will have a LOT more experience than I do in this area. I am going to post a few things that I have learned lately and, hopefully, others will post their experiences that will be helpful to others.
We went to Miami and found out that you had to pay for (on-street) parking in some areas through a smart phone app. Nifty I thought. Then I had a (conspiracy) eureka moment.
By using an app to pay for parking, the app can also inform parking enforcement of when a "meter" is about to expire.
I love the idea of the RV lifestyle -- or at least the notion that owning an RV means that you always have a place to stay when on the road. But is this a false (or impractical) notion?
One of my hobbies is riding ATVs. In fact, this past Sunday and Tuesday I rode in Nemadji State Forest in Minnesota. Towards the end of my trip on Tuesday, I saw a Pine County Sheriff's Office pickup trick, Kerrick Fire Ambulance, and a Bruno fire truck parked near the side of the Gandy Dancer Trail. I stopped and one of the first responders told me about the missing hunter.
My wife and I just finished a 7500 mile trip from Florida to Colorado/South Dakota/Wisconsin/Indiana then back home. I ride a Yamaha Tenere while my wife rides a Kawasaki Ninja 1000. We were on the road for 48 days with extended stops in Colorado Springs, Lacrosse and Madison, IN.
Periodically we have to make a one-way trip of 600 miles (of course the return trip is also 600 miles). We have a Nuvi 650 and there is a propensity for it to use the interstate system even-though there are suitable more direct 55MPH routes available.
Our travels are on two wheels, the motorcycle kind.
My wife and I both ride our own bike. 20+ years ago when I decided to take up riding again, she said if you are going to ride I am too! So here we are today with several two wheel trips under our belt!
Iconic 1,000-year-old Pioneer Cabin tree collapses as deadly storm blasts California.
This is a story of 2 people who got lost in VA. They has previously asked for help with their GPS is Ruther Glen, VA. Someone suspects they were directed off I-85 by a faulty GPS.
We made our second trip to Alaska. Missed every salmon run by 4 days +/-. Visited a lot of notable museums, including Anchorage, UA of the North in Fairbanks, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Dawson City, Beringia in Whitehorse, Kennicott, etc. Our nicest campground was again the Borough campground in Palmer.
Found this while surfing the net.
Morons, including the media, placing the blame everywhere but where it belongs.
Check out the comments.
My neighbor struck a dear with her 2007 Nissan Mariano with 67000 miles. The car was still drive-able. Grill damaged, radiator pushed into fan and BOTH AIR BAGS deployed. This car was fully loaded with leather and navigation. But the cost of repairing the airbags alone was over $3500. The car was totaled.
Just returned from a delightful midweek trip in the West Virginia mountains. To our surprise, we found the roads in excellent condition and with little traffic. Most of the driving was on state roads. A few of the highways were WV 39, WV 150, WV 28, Public Road 112, and WV 90 (old road). Key sites included Highland Scenic Highway, Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, and Blackwater Falls.
How to become famous in a foreign country:
Step 1, Get lost
Step 2, Go on TV
Ivy Knob eleveation is 3,620 feet. WV Gazetteer for Guyandotte Mt. confirms it & the current survey control from USGS. It is entirely located in Raleigh County, WV. Confirmed by the 911 Raleigh County mapping department. It is the site where the very first fire tower to go up in the state of WV in 1916.
Has anyone had any experience while trying to find or use the Lax airport cell phone parking lot?
Over in Long Beach, also in CA, the cell phone waiting lot is really easy to locate and simple to use.
When my family and I were traveling recently we feared we may have gone through a toll area without paying in Illinois. So, I made a telephone call a day or two later. I waited at least 10 minutes until talking to a real, live person. I explained my predicament, specifically that we weren't sure, but we may have passed an area without paying a toll.
I am just wondering what people here do to make their road trips more enjoyable. My family, there are four of us, and I recently drove from the Saint Paul MN area to the Asheville NC area to drop my son off at college. I used to really enjoy road trips, BUT this is one of the longer ones I have done in several years.
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