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The Phoenix One Journals      Stories from the dawn of RoadTrip America

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These are the Weekly Reports of the Phoenix One Expedition
from April to December, 1996.

ROADTRIP AMERICA® first went live on the World Wide Web on February 14, 1996. From April to December, we posted a new feature daily from somewhere in the continent. Our weekly journals are listed below, and they're full of links that will take you from California to New York and back again.

  1. April 8 -14, 1996: Pasadena, California
    Altadena Angels and Sierra Madre Treasures
  2. April 15 - 21: Desert Hot Springs, Oak Glen & Temecula, California
    Hot Springs, Apple Blossoms & the World's Best Stromboli
  3. April 22 - 28: Mojave National Preserve, California
    Singing Dunes & Cars of Destruction
  4. April 29 - May 5: Edwards Air Force Base & Joshua Tree, California
    Classic Cars in the Desert, and Tortoises, Too
  5. May 6 - 12: Jacumba, California
    Hot Springs and a Visit with an Indian Chief
  6. May 13 - 19: Himalaya Mine, Boulevard, California
    Prospecting in San Diego County
  7. May 20 - 26: Yuma & Gila Bend, Arizona
    A Visit to an Ostrich Ranch & a Ride on a Combine
  8. May 27 -June 2: The Kinetic Sculpture Race, Humboldt County, California
    "For the Glory!" Mobile Art in Redwood Country
  9. June 3 - June 9: Scotia, California
    The World's Biggest Redwood Mill
  10. June 10 - June 16: Oregon to Washington
    Water Alchemy, Handmade Bread, and Wheat Grass
  11. June 17 - 23: Seattle, Washington
    Gospel Music, Juggling Toys, and the Boeing Suplus Store
  12. June 24 - 30: Olympic Peninsula, Washington
    Port Angeles and Dungeness Beach
  13. July 1 - 7: Bellevue & Fall City, Washington
    A Dream, an Angel and the Herbfarm
  14. July 8 - 14: Calgary, Alberta
    Stampede!
  15. July 15 - 21: Calgary, Alberta
    More Stampede and More Alberta
  16. July 22 - 28: The Canadian Rockies
    Banff & Beyond
  17. July 29 - August 4: Sand Point, Idaho
    Summer on Lake Pend Oreille
  18. August 5 - 11: Wallace, Idaho
    The Summer of "Dante's Peak"
  19. August 12 - 18: Salt Lake City, Utah, to Denver, Colorado
    In the Footsteps of Kerouac
  20. August 19 - 25: Nevada
    Steam Trains in the Great Basin
  21. August 26 - September 1: Utah to Missouri
    From Zion to the Gateway Arch
  22. September 2 - 8: Illinois
    Mother Jones, Vintage Aircraft & A Town of Two Tales
  23. September 9 -15: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Two Museums & a Tour of Circle City
  24. September 16 - 22: Ohio
    Great Ice Cream & A Hotel in a Grain Silo
  25. September 23 - 29: Pennsylvania
    Autumn in the Forest & a Tour of Pittsburgh
  26. September 30 - October 6: Washington, D.C.
    A Four-Alarm Car Wash & Some Capital Views
  27. October 7 - 13: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    The USS Sequoia & Cheese Steaks in Philly
  28. October 14 - 17: Westchester County, New York
    Violins, Living History & A New World Wonder
  29. October 18 - 24: Massachusetts
    A Day with a Trucker & A Chinese Feast
  30. October 25 - 31: Massachusetts to New York
    The Phoenix Takes Manhattan!
  31. November 1 - 7: New York
    The South Bronx & Staten Island
  32. November 8 - 14: Long Island, New York
    Comedy, Music & A Really Big Tree
  33. November 15 - 21: New York City
    Big Apple Discoveries
  34. November 22 - 28: South Carolina to Texas
    From "South of the Border" to Dallas
  35. November 29 - December 5: Texas
    Crossing the Lone Star State
  36. December 6 - 12: Nevada to California
    From Las Vegas to Eureka
  37. December 13 - 19: California
    Run for the Roses
  38. December 20 - 26: The Rose Bowl
    Behind the Scenes at the 108th Rose Parade
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