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Aug 21, 2010 - A Summary

It is now almost 1 year since we got home, and we have finally completed our summary of the trip! Summary and Statistics July 17 – September 8, 2009 - 54 days on the road 35 different campgrounds 19 Private campgrounds 1 US Corps of Engineers Parks 2 US Municipal Parks 2 US State Recreation Area Parks 1 US National Forest 1 US National Park 1 US Bureau of Land Management Park 3 Canadian Municipal Parks 5 Canadian Provincial Parks 5 boon docking spots Traveled thru: 5 US States (Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Alaska, Montana) 4 Canadian...

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Jun 16, 2010 - Day 06

Today was heading home day. Krista was not feeling well, so we got on the freeway and hot-footed our way home. It was interesting to observe that we often were just feet away from Route 66, where we had travelled a day or two previously; however, the mindset was miles away. One problem with taking pictures is – where do you stop? We only had so much time, so we could not stop at half the attractions and picture-worthy places, leaving plenty of topics for future Route 66 excursions. My feeble attempt at taking snapshots may inspire you to...

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Jun 12, 2010 - Day 02

We started the day by taking an off-Route 66 tour of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb in Springfield, IL. Coordinates: N39.823295°,W89.656445°. Actually, it’s only 6-8 blocks off Route 66. We decided to take the 1926–1930 Route 66 from Springfield to Staunton. This is in keeping with my philosophy regarding back roads: The backer, the better! You’ll note this philosophy in action several times during this trip. The only ghost sign we photographed was at the corner of Hwy 54 and South Pasfield Street. The brick road between Chatham and Auburn was...

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Jun 10, 2010 - Preparation

Over the last year, we have gotten our Dodge Ram pick-up truck ready for travelling. This included the following projects, intended to increase convenience, reduce clutter, and manage electrical cables: 1. Electrify the storage compartment under the front middle seat. This puts battery chargers and power supplies (computer, cell phone, digital camera) out of the way, with just the cable ends available as needed. 2. Added a computer mount by Ram-mount. The computer runs the GPS-enabled map program. The mount keeps the computer in place for...

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Sep 8, 2009 - Waukesha, Wisconsin

Our route for today: County HH from Augusta to I-94 then east on I-94 to Waukesha, Wisconsin. We were packed up and rolling by 8:00 am this morning. The drive from Augusta to Waukesha was easy with very little traffic. We arrived home just before 1:00 pm. This will be the last entry for this journal. If you have been one of the seven loyal readers that identified yourselves, we hope that you have enjoyed travelling with us thru our stories and photos. Weather at start: 45° F – sunny and clear Miles start / stop / total today / total trip...

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Feb 9, 2008 - Wisconsin With Barry

HI EVERYONE! We left New York at 7am.... so much for leaving in the night! We were smart for once and got some sleep first. We drove 955 miles non stop...just stopped for gas and to feed me. Oh and I forgot..I talked Mark into stopping at Cracker Barrel for dinner.....not such a great idea, he is still talking about how I almost killed him with that meal. We got to Barry's at 10:30pm New York time. It was so great to see him. We had so many laughs. All day on Sunday we hung out with Barry & Harrison. Cooked some soup and just stayed warm....

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The M&M Roadtrip!

Jun 18, 2006 - Goodbye Chicago

...And so the journey begins The past couple of days have been just a flury of activity. Tying up loose ends, buying last minute stuff for the trip, saying goodbye to family, etc. etc. All three of us came to Chicago seperately. Steve took a train, Kenny came with his parents, and I drove with my younger brother Gerry. The Cubs were playing the Tiger's this weekend, so there were tons of Detroit fans everywhere. We stayed with my buddies Mike and Jamie that I went to college with. Chicago is sweet as always. I love this city so much! The...

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Apr 15, 2005 - Chummy's first Campout

I do not wish to bore you with all the details of what happened so let me skip to the end of Chummy's engine problem. Our insurance comapny, American family stepped up to the plate and paid the entire bill which ran up to $20,000! We did have to pay our deductible but other than that the balance was paid by our wonderful insurance company. I sing thier praises daily. Chummy now has a new engine and it runs like a top. he is very quiet about it, in fact you can hardly hear his engine run. This is a narrative about Chummy's first campout...

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Travels With Chummy

Sep 10, 2004 - Getting ready

Kevin and I are getting excited, 20 days to go until we depart. Just uploaded our itinerary - it'll be fun to see how our final trail matches (or doesn't match) the trip we've plotted for ourselves. Two things now occupy our waking thoughts (these include waking thoughts in the middle of the night). They are 1) have we saved enough money? and 2) how much are these packs going to weigh? We have found these two are in fact, deeply intertwined. The addage of you pay a lot for a little is holding true as far as camping and travel gear goes, we...

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