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  1. Sticky: For me unfortunately it's been some time since my...

    For me unfortunately it's been some time since my last US road trip, and I'm still stuck on 47 states visited.

    My enthusiasm for RTA and its members is undiminished however, this site has given me...
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    Sticky: So that's it then.... the end of another trip ...

    So that's it then.... the end of another trip

    3743 miles
    $339.31 fuel cost
    154.03 US Gallons
    $2.20 average per gallon
    24.3mpg (US) ave

    See you all at some point in the future!
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    Sticky: Day 16 – Monday October 12th The original plan...

    Day 16 – Monday October 12th

    The original plan for today (our last day on this holiday) was to visit Hyannis before heading back into Boston to see the State Capitol.

    Unfortunately it’s...
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    Sticky: Day 15 – Sunday October 11th Unusually for us,...

    Day 15 – Sunday October 11th

    Unusually for us, today is going to be spent pretty much in all in one place.

    When I started researching Rhode Island, all the advice I read said to spend a day in...
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    Sticky: Day 14 – Saturday October 10th We’ve been...

    Day 14 – Saturday October 10th

    We’ve been rather darting all over the map for the last couple of days, the reason being that the opening hours of some of the places we want to go were not...
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    Sticky: Day 13 – Friday October 9th A late start...

    Day 13 – Friday October 9th

    A late start today, our first stop is Yale University….. the famous institution attracts so many tourists that it pays its students to conduct hour long tours… being...
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    Sticky: Day 12 – Thursday October 8th It’s a beautiful...

    Day 12 – Thursday October 8th

    It’s a beautiful day in Hartford this morning, so the short stroll from the parking to the State Capitol takes us a while as we stop to drink in our surroundings.
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    Sticky: Day 11 – Wednesday October 7th Following the...

    Day 11 – Wednesday October 7th

    Following the drive through the dark to get here last night, it’s nice to wake up this morning to bright blue skies and wonderful sunshine.
    Our first stop of the...
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    Sticky: Day 10 – Tuesday October 6th A day with no...

    Day 10 – Tuesday October 6th

    A day with no driving…… (at least until this evening anyway)!

    Since I started planning this trip, I wanted to go into Manhattan to visit the 9/11 memorial and...
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    Sticky: Day 9 – Monday October 5th We’re up and out...

    Day 9 – Monday October 5th

    We’re up and out without delay this morning, heading to our first stop, New Jersey’s State Capitol in Trenton…. When we arrive we’re a little early for the first tour of...
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    Sticky: Day 8 – Sunday October 4th Not too much in the...

    Day 8 – Sunday October 4th

    Not too much in the way of driving today but as we’re up early we head back to New Castle to have a better look around in daylight and to check out whether the water...
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    Sticky: Day 7 – Saturday October 3rd Today is our...

    Day 7 – Saturday October 3rd

    Today is our earliest start so far…. There are a fair number of things we want to do today and as we are both early risers Mum and I decide to crack on and we’re on...
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    Sticky: Day 6 – Friday October 2nd Today was...

    Day 6 – Friday October 2nd

    Today was Monticello day.

    Mum has long been fascinated by Thomas Jefferson, and when I initially started planning this trip (as a solo, Mum thought she’d seen all of...
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    Sticky: Thanks Mark.... I can't seem to keep away from...

    Thanks Mark.... I can't seem to keep away from this country for some reason!!

    Only issue is that, as of today I only have 3 states left before I complete the full set - I'm in danger of turning...
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    Sticky: Day 5 – Thursday October 1st We weren’t sure...

    Day 5 – Thursday October 1st

    We weren’t sure what to expect from this morning, hurricane Joaquim has been battering the East Coast almost since we arrived and the forecasts showed that today was...
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    Sticky: Day 4 - Wednesday September 30th After a...

    Day 4 - Wednesday September 30th

    After a fairly short night’s sleep we’re up and out of the hotel at just after 9 today, heading a short distance to the State Capitol of West Virginia…..
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    Sticky: Day 3 - Tuesday September 29th The weather...

    Day 3 - Tuesday September 29th

    The weather turned against us a little this morning, our plan was to drive the skyline drive up Mount Equinox however it was completely shrouded in cloud, so there...
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    Sticky: Day 2 – Monday September 28th Today dawned...

    Day 2 – Monday September 28th

    Today dawned rather misty, but we decided to head into the centre of Brattleboro and walk amongst the town’s famous trees…. This tree walk runs to a 2.25 mile route...
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    Sticky: To finish the night off, a really good look at...

    To finish the night off, a really good look at the blood moon... the best chance to see it until the 2030s if the TV is to be believed!
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    Sticky: Day 1 – Sunday September 27th So it is that at...

    Day 1 – Sunday September 27th

    So it is that at 8am after a quick breakfast we’re off to our first stop of the day…. The Dr Seuss Sculpture Gardens in downtown Springfield…. The writer,...
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    Sticky: 2015 - The Surprise Return

    Day 0 – Saturday September 26th

    So barely a year after our last road trip, we’re heading back to add another few to the tally!

    Flying from London Heathrow to Boston, we’re pleasantly surprised...
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    Lovely to read your report, really enjoying your...

    Lovely to read your report, really enjoying your travels.
    Definately a van in my future too I think, hotels are getting too expensive!
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    Day 23

    Wednesday September 24th

    Truly our final day now….at the beginning of this holiday we knew we had today spare… kept that way initially in case we wanted to spend it in DC or if we had problems on...
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    Day 22

    Tuesday September 23

    A different sort of day for us today and one with no pictures!

    We had a leisurely breakfast this morning before heading off to Walmart to do some shopping.
    Back to the...
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    Day 21

    Monday Sept 22

    We’re coming to the end of our holiday now, just a few more things to see before returning the car to Minneapolis airport and flying off back to DC.
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