Friday, July 23, 2010

Windshield Wisdom

On my recent trip, I visited ten States (yes, I even counted the tiny corner of Arizona that we crossed) in fourteen days (a total of 3,939 miles). Even though the trip was fun, I am glad to be home and sleeping in the same bed for more than a couple of nights.

Some observations I made while on the road:

• America is truly beautiful


• Every State needs MORE rest areas


• Overall the roads we travelled were in excellent shape


• Some States need to get the message that it is okay to raise the speed limit on their highways: 55 for secondary roads and 65 for interstates is just too SLOW


• Most people are friendly and quick to smile


• Some drivers think the left lane is exclusively theirs


• People still travel with Airstreams


• The best places to eat are small local cafes


• Nevada has more armored cars than highway patrol vehicles


• Kindness is contagious



• Wi-Fi is not free in every motel/hotel. Prices for 24 hours usually ranged from $13 - 15


There's No Place Like Home

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Great list!

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  2. Great trip! After 40 years with the military I discovered that home is where you find sanctuary :) Often that is just in the shower with no kids banging on the door LOL

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  3. Glad you had a great trip and you did indeed cover some territory!

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  4. Wow, Nancy! You covered a lot of ground! I am glad you are home safe and sound!

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  5. That's a lot of Miles! And I think your 'list' is right spot on! And it is good to get back home! I made a loop too only via the train (Denver to Sacramento, then up to the Redwoods) but cheated and flew home!

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  6. I'm glad you're back home safe and sound! Your trip sounded so great, and I'm glad you took us along with you! :)

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  7. I love road trips! You sure covered a lot of ground.

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  8. Love the map and showing your route. I need to do that next time out.

    Agree with most of your list, though we have hit a few places where people really weren't friendly and we were glad to leave. Luckily, that's not the norm.

    Sandy

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  9. I live road trips! Sounds like yours was extensive and fun!

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