April 2012 archive

Webelos Scout Traveler Badge

Webelos Traveler Badge

ShareIf you have a boy, and he is in the Webelos, planning and taking a road trip can get him the Webelos Traveler Badge.¬†You have to do five of the requirements to get the badge. Number three is using a map on the Internet to plan a trip. At some point in our planning of …

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Early Reconnaissance Missions

Death Valley

ShareI used to refer to all of our road trips as reconnaissance missions. Mostly to lessen disappointments I had suffered on the trip. Weird statues that Terry wouldn’t stop for to let me get a picture. Famous city intersection signs that Terry wouldn’t stop for to let me get a picture. My sad face in …

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Forced Planning

Benjamin and Darla Kay at the Grand Canyon

ShareSo, tonight I guilted Benjamin into helping me plan this summer’s road trip. I wish I had someone who enjoyed playing maps like I do. That’s what I call it — “Playing Maps”. I used to play maps even before there was the Web. I tell Benjamin how I used to plan road trips before …

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RoadTripping: Second Grand Opening!

Terry and Benjamin at the Edge of the Pacific

ShareI was kind of throwing this blog together over at WordPress.com. Some of the older posts are pretty… dry. Some might not even make sense. I was using the blog to plan road trips, but they were really just for me. Now, I want to really do this. I love playing maps and planning road …

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