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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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Planning for Florida

Prehistoric shark teeth from Casperson Beach

ShareSince Terry wanted to go to Alaska, and Benjamin wanted to go to Hawaii, I became the voice of reason (weird, right?), and we’re planning our next road trip for Florida. Terry and I drove to Florida in 1991, and then we finally went back again in 2013 with Benjamin. The trip in 1991 was …

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Review: Travellerspoint

ShareI’m trying out a new trip mapping app, Travellerspoint. I don’t hate it, but it has some issues, including some stuff that’s just broken. It’s difficult to attach the photos to the locations. I uploaded three, and two attached to locations. It shows that I have three in the photos section, but one is just …

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Desperately Seeking Toynbee Tiles

Toynbee Tile at 51st and 5th avenue in New York City

ShareI love modern day mysteries! Toynbee Tiles are a modern day mystery, and I was determined to see at least one of them. The Toynbee Tile website has a map, Waymarking.com has a Toynbee Tile category, Geocaching.com has a Toynbee Tile cache page, and I used all of them. I researched Toynbee Tiles for years. …

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It’s Winter so I’m Thinking of Summer

ShareI’m still looking into Arkansas adventures. I saw a picture on Facebook of a structure built into the rocks, and it said that it was a Civil War hideout at Mount Magazine in Arkansas. I thought, I want to go see that. Now I have some research to do. I start with a Google search …

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Thinking of Branson

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An Arkansas Vacation

Lake Wilhelmina

ShareThis year we decided, instead of a two week whiz-bang extravaganza road trip, that we would take what we’re calling mini-vacations. Terry wants to see Arkansas. I reckon I do too. We do live here after all. On our usual road trips, we drive far away, to the coast. I really like beaches. So does …

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And Suddenly We’re Back

Fourth of July in St. Louis

ShareRoadTrip 2014 just flew by! Bittersweet as usual. We left out on the Fourth of July and headed to St. Louis, Missouri. From there to the Field Museum in Chicago, to the Eternal Flame Falls, the Great Lakes, and on up to Maine and the easternmost point in the United States. On the loop back, …

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Attempting to Use the Furkot Road Trip Planner

My Furkot Map

ShareI would like a road trip planner that does what I need and is flexible. It also, of course, has to be free. Furkot seemed to be a popular one, so I figured I would give it a try. I didn’t have much faith as I haven’t had much luck with anything. I’m still pretty …

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