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  1. Hey! Another Masshole! Well, as Michael...

    Hey! Another Masshole!

    Well, as Michael pointed out, check your regular maintenance intervals for things such as oil, tires, brakes (including a brake fluid change every two years), drive belts,...
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    June, I took a trip similar to the one you are...

    June,

    I took a trip similar to the one you are describing. What an experience it was. At the time I had my Jeep Wrangler and I was well-connected with other Jeep enthusiasts all over the country...
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    Wise words.

    Wise words.
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    Lunja, Welcome to the forum. I'm a fan of CBs...

    Lunja,

    Welcome to the forum. I'm a fan of CBs and I feel like I'm missing something if I don't have one with me on a trip. If you read the thread mentioned earlier and search the forum for a few...
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    What is a "CB-length antenna"? Mobiles come in...

    What is a "CB-length antenna"? Mobiles come in lengths from 2' to 8.5' with a million and one different load configurations ;-)
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    These differing perspectives are precisely the...

    These differing perspectives are precisely the reason that many CB and/or scanner enthusiasts carry both a CB and a scanner.
  7. Portable automobile GPS (Garmin, TomTom, Magellan)

    Similar to questions in the roadtrip software planning thread, I'm curious about portable GPS units that are designed for on the road navigation. There are several all-in-one units on the market in...
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    Poll: I only have Delorme Street Atlas USA and it is...

    I only have Delorme Street Atlas USA and it is also the only planning software that I have used aside from RandMcNally.com
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    Those are tough constraints to work within. I...

    Those are tough constraints to work within. I think you'll be hard-pressed to find something modestly-priced that has everything you want. Typically very comfortable = higher price and lower gas...
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, US-40...

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, US-40 through Colorado is an amazing road. Breathtaking at every bend, hill, dip, and whatever. Route 40 will take you to near Rabbit Ears Pass, through...
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    My radio rarely leaves channel 19. If I am...

    My radio rarely leaves channel 19. If I am traveling with another driver borrowing my mag-mount setup, I usually use a channel in the 20's, but that is probably only a handful of times a year.
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    That sounds alike a lot of fun! You were so close...

    That sounds alike a lot of fun! You were so close to me and I didn't even know! I live 10 miles up I-93 from Boston. Of course I didn't check the board for three months until this weekend, so that...
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    I have a Uniden PC68Elite mounted in my car, but...

    I have a Uniden PC68Elite mounted in my car, but I also have an extra radio with a magnetic-mount antenna that I give to fellow travelers if we're going on a long drive together. I put a cigarette...
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    I'm three months late... so what?

    Well, I apologize for the tremendous delay in posting again. Nonetheless, I uploaded a lot of our pictures, so here's a link: http://www.salisburystreet.com/RT2005/

    If you have any questions...
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    We got home on Friday night just in time to put...

    We got home on Friday night just in time to put the A/C in the bedroom and hit the hay. My hard drive on my desktop died a slow death Friday to Saturday, so I spent the better part of the last two...
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    Memphis was nice. We visited the National Civil...

    Memphis was nice. We visited the National Civil Rights Museum at the site of the Loraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. They had some good and moving displays. We visited...
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    Bob, No bourbon tasting, but!! in the...

    Bob,

    No bourbon tasting, but!! in the fermentation room, where there are eight 12-foot-diameter-by-12-foot-deep cypress fermentation tanks, we got to see the mash fermenting and dip our fingers in...
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    Wow! That is something else! We don't plan to go...

    Wow! That is something else! We don't plan to go that far south, though. Clarksdale, MS is about 80 miles south of Memphis. We'll have to add that place to a future road trip!
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    Checking in from the road

    We're now on night four of 14 of our 2005 road trip. We have gone form Boston through Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Hershey, PA to Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway in VA. From Southern VA, we...
  20. We're going to stay at just a chain hotel just...

    We're going to stay at just a chain hotel just over the border in Mississippi. The prices were a little better and we're still pretty close to everything we want to see and do.

    Here's our list of...
  21. We'll be arriving in Memphis during the middle of...

    We'll be arriving in Memphis during the middle of next week, but we only have two nights and 1.5 days budgeted for our visit. I'll post our list of attractions from home tonight. We leave tomorrow...
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    Although Muir Woods does have some great...

    Although Muir Woods does have some great specimens, I found it to be a bit too touristy for my liking when it comes to being in the woods. I had a great experience driving through Redwood National...
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    That sounds like a lot of fun. Now, I don't...

    That sounds like a lot of fun.

    Now, I don't mean act like a preacher here, but starting a car to check if the battery is good is one of the quickest ways kill a low battery. The starter draws a...
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    I have run a laptop with a 150W (or was it 140W?)...

    I have run a laptop with a 150W (or was it 140W?) inverter plugged into the cigarette lighter with no problems.
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    OK I got it shortened: Denver Kansas City...

    OK I got it shortened:

    Denver
    Kansas City
    Minneapolis
    Milwaukee
    Chicago
    St. Louis
    Cinncinati
    Detroit
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