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Looking for Water

Pisgah Lava Tubes on the Google map

ShareThe reason I want to take another Roadtrip through the desert is that I still know barely anything about it. Growing up in the woods and living in the mountains had always made me curious about the desert. Until I saw desert in real life back in the 90s on our first Extreme Roadtrip out …

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Roadtrip Plan Step Two Part Three: Playing Maps — The Salton Sea & Slab City

Salton Sea - Google Map

ShareI’m still saving the places I want to go on this next trip in Google Maps into the Want to Go list. Someday I’ll organize those Google Map lists. I’m also using Trello with its new map feature and browser button; I’m liking it so far. I’m at the most fun part in the trip …

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Roadtrip Plan Step Two Part Two: Mapping Slot Canyons and Other Places

Death Valley, May 2005 by DK Sanders-Weatherford

ShareI want to go back to Death Valley to see those moving rocks (Death Valley Back Country Roads map PDF), and I want to see some slot canyons. I’ve been seeing a lot of photos on Facebook lately of slot canyons. They’re totally cool looking. I so want to take pictures of slot canyons. I …

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Roadtrip Plan Step Two Part One: Mapping

Death Valley, May 2005 by DK Sanders-Weatherford

ShareExtreme Roadtrip Planning Step One is basically figuring out which direction you’re going, what part of the country you’re going to. Step Two begins the mapping! Step Two is recalling all the places in that part of the country that you’ve wanted to see and pinning them on a map. The map….. always an issue …

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Moving Rocks in Coyote & Roadrunner Land: the Beginning of a New Roadtrip

Death Valley 2005

ShareRecent life stuff had me itching to plan a new road trip. So I am. Roadtrip 2020: the Southwest! Why the southwest? Because of the results of Roadtripping Step One….. Roadtripping Step One: What’s something I’ve been wanting to see for a while and still haven’t? Something that just never worked out. Of course the …

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To Get Done Before You Leave

ShareA couple of things I’ve learned that should be done well in advance of leaving on a road trip. Getting a new camera, phone, or other “necessary” device This one should be obvious, but I did find my camera broken only days before vacation one year, managed to pick out a new one by the …

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Planning Anew

Wild horse on the beach in North Carolina

ShareI wasn’t actually planning a road trip for this summer. I didn’t feel I could leave my Kitty Cat who was 21 years old and had just had a stroke; I lost her this winter, though, and I guess planning a road trip might be a good distraction. I told Terry and Benjamin this (they …

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Places I Want to Go: The Mothman Museum

ShareThe Mothman Museum is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Mothman is a large winged man who was seen by a lot of people in and around Point Pleasant in 1966 (an important year for me). I’ve been reading The Mothman Prophesies. I haven’t finished it; I don’t have any time to read, and I keep …

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Obsessive Compulsive Extreme Road Trip Planning: The Next Thing to Do

Greenland to Key West Google Map

ShareSo you’ve chosen a destination (first step) that won’t really be your destination. Remember it’s just for distance. Since I’m planning our next road trip to Florida, I’ll be using it as an example. Go to Google Maps and route from where you are to your destination. Have a look at the time. Can you …

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Obsessive Compulsive Extreme Road Trip Planning: The First Thing to Do

Wild Venus Flytrap

ShareOkay, here it is! The Obsessive Compulsive Extreme Road Trip Planning Method! First thing to do: Figure out where you want to go. Sometimes, I’ve heard about something that sounds really interesting. Sometimes it’s just a name. Somewhere I had heard the name, the Outer Banks. I thought “the Outer Banks” sounded like a really …

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