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    Sticky: Lesson learned!

    Aha! That certainly explains how you solved this one so quickly! I'd honestly forgotten that trick (simply dropping a picture into the Image search bar, without saying a word ;-) Even so, I wouldn't...
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    Sticky: Good job, Utahtea! This is indeed Chicken Itza,...

    Good job, Utahtea! This is indeed Chicken Itza, although the folks down in the Yucatan spell it differently (Chichen Itza ;-)

    Which clue gave it away? Was it the Group of a thousand Columns?
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    Sticky: Look at the birdies!

    Actually the clue here has nothing to do with the birds. It's the fact that the structure they're sitting on is ROUND, which makes it quite unique.
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    Sticky: More clues, coming right up!

    You're correct--it's NOT the southwest! ;-)

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_4096.jpg

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_4191.jpg
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    Sticky: I've heard of dog eat dog, but this is ridiculous...

    I'm not sure the bird knows what he's getting into (then again, maybe he does!)

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_4297.jpg

    This place is a little more complicated to...
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    Sticky: I haven't been there, but that thing is a Mobius...

    I haven't been there, but that thing is a Mobius Arch if ever I saw one!

    I love your pictures, Utahtea, so much that I took the liberty of waving my magic wand over this one:
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    Sticky: This one picture looks really familiar; I know...

    This one picture looks really familiar; I know I've seen this formation somewhere!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50069179748_248083eacf_c.jpg

    But I, for one, will need at least one more...
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    Sticky: Well, needless to say you're dead on the money,...

    Well, needless to say you're dead on the money, and yes, the City of Rocks has a very cool campground, run by the State of New Mexico, with campsites that back right up to these amazing rock...
  9. Me three. I lived in DC and made that drive...

    Me three. I lived in DC and made that drive numerous times; I wouldn't do it any other way!

    Rick
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    Sticky: Still need a place name!

    Well, since nobody has come up with an actual place name yet, I'll toss out one more seriously convoluted clue to go along with Utahtea's "Roll":

    Does everybody remember the Jefferson Airplane?...
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    Sticky: Mask up! This means YOU!

    Sorry to hear that, George, but the way people move around, I guess it was bound to happen. As I'm sure you all know, my home state of Arizona has been making the national news pretty much every...
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    Sticky: Do you see what I see?

    This next set is a place with a name. It's nowhere near as elegant as the Oasis at Death Valley, but with just a little advance planning, you CAN stay here:
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    Sticky: Currently the Oasis at Death Valley, formerly...

    Currently the Oasis at Death Valley, formerly known as the Inn at Furnace Creek. I'm not sure when the name changed.

    Rick
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    Sticky: You are, of course, both correct. Sometimes known...

    You are, of course, both correct. Sometimes known as the White Dove of the Desert, the church you can see today has been there since 1797, and it's still in use.
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    Sticky: Shades of gray (with a touch of blue)

    I've added a new wrinkle to this next round by getting a little artsy with my compositions, and then removing most of the color from the photos:
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    Sticky: That was quick!

    You are absolutely correct! I guess I should have muddled up that reflection! ;-)

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_1846_01.jpg

    When I was living in Washington, I used...
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    Sticky: You'll have to be very specific on this one

    One morning, while out for a stroll, enjoying a particularly lovely sunrise, I spotted this guy, who was also out for a stroll:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_1696.jpg...
  18. There are some things can't (or shouldn't) be postponed

    If I was still a kid in college, wild horses couldn't have held me back, much less a mere pandemic, so I can definitely relate. I think it's great that you're supporting your daughter's decision,...
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    Sticky: Yup, I can remember when you had to know the...

    Yup, I can remember when you had to know the milepost for the turnoff to Horseshoe Bend, because there was nothing out there but an unmarked dirt track. Now, they get spillover from all those...
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    Sticky: Bingo! ...

    <<<Drumroll>>> Bingo!

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_4346_20150602.jpg

    But they are waiting for the sunset, because until the sun goes all the way down (like,...
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    Sticky: Alright, one last clue. I had to just about bend...

    Alright, one last clue. I had to just about bend over backwards to get this picture:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_4304.jpg

    Rick
  22. This little "to-do" list falls somewhere in...

    This little "to-do" list falls somewhere in between sobering and terrifying, but the crazy thing is, even if you do take your precautions to this extreme, there are still no guarantees. Travel of any...
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    Sticky: Come at it from a different direction

    Another clue, for a more complete picture:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_5761_20131018_171838.jpg

    What are they all looking at?

    What are they waiting for?...
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    Sticky: Arches? We don't got no steenking arches!

    Sorry! The only arches around here were on the soles of my feet!

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC00548.jpg

    All the people in this photo (above) are heading to (or...
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    Sticky: Strange Place to Put a Bus Stop

    Another new one: here you have an enthusiastic crowd of photographers, hanging out in the middle of nowhere:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC00549ed.jpg

    What are they...
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