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    Default Tecopa Hot Springs: 20 Hour RoadTrip

    We are just back from a refreshing 20-hour roadtrip. Click here for our definition of what a 20-Hour roadtrip can be. This sign will appear throughout the Forum, whenever someone has taken a 20-hour RoadTrip -- starting and stopping in just about the same physical place -- but getting to someplace new every time!

    The town of Tecopa, California is about 1/2 way between Baker and Death Valley and about 80 miles southwest of Las Vegas. In addition to unusual geology (some of the oldest rocks ever found on earth are nearby) this former mining town sits on top of a square mile lake of 160 degree (F) water (located about 400 feet down). Click here for more about our visit.

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 06-29-2005 at 03:57 PM.

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    Wow, you guys are so lucky! I don't know if you remember but the last time I tried to get to a (natural) hot spring in NV last May it was heavily snowing, grrr... Good trip report from Megan, as always! Wish I was there! Next time I'll go to NV, I'll try to leave the snow at home, where it belongs!

    Gen
    Ps-I guess Megan really has a thing for Starbucks uh?:-)

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    Default High Coffee Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by Gen
    I guess Megan really has a thing for Starbucks uh?:-)
    Not really the brand -- just the quality & preparation of the coffee. I will drink any version of coffee-- but Megan has definite perceptions about "good and bad" coffee. Actually, our preferred coffee franchise is the one in Fry Electronic stores -- whoever roasts those beans -- has found the groove.

    We have found local roasters who are great -- in various places in North America, but for ease of finding consistently good java in a huge variety of locations -- Starbucks still rules.

    Mark

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    Default Coffee

    but Megan has definite perceptions about "good and bad" coffee.
    Same thing for me! I always bring my small espresso machine on my trips but when I'm in a hurry I have to drink gas station coffee :-P I kind of get used to it, but the first sip always tastes bad. The other thing I'm kind of fussy about is wine.

    Actually, our preferred coffee franchise is the one in Fry Electronic stores -- whoever roasts those beans -- has found the groove.
    Never tried that one. Can we find those stores in the east? If you ever come to Montreal, try the brand 2 Marie (#2), Second Cup is not bad, Caffè Epoca in the little Italy quarter, Kilo in the Village... I'll try to locate one of those Fry Electronic Store on my future trips, I think maybe I saw one in Burlington, VT but I'm not sure.

    Gen

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    In Washington, all the McDonald's sell Seattle's Best Coffee (and it really is one of the very best, imho!) so I just have to go through their drive-up to get a great cuppa joe. I am always disappointed to leave Washington and get a cup of hot slop at McD's in other places.

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    Default Cool!

    Judy,
    wow I never would have thought in a million years that McD's could actually serve good coffee! Here it is horrible, tastes like oil! I'll sure give that one a try if I visit WA!

    Gen

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    Default Starbucks On the Move

    Quote Originally Posted by Judy
    In Washington, all the McDonald's sell Seattle's Best Coffee (and it really is one of the very best, imho!) so I just have to go through their drive-up to get a great cuppa joe.
    Starbucks owns Seattle's Best Coffee so you are really just patronizing Starbucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Editor
    Starbucks owns Seattle's Best Coffee so you are really just patronizing Starbucks...
    That's cool with me. I just know it's good, cheap coffee. That's all I care about. I have nothing against Starbucks. As a life-long coffee lover (I think it must have to do with my Norsk roots?), I appreciate the good coffee revolution they started. :-)

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