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    People are out of work as businesses are forced...

    People are out of work as businesses are forced to shut down, but the state is still collecting its money. They could have just raised the gates.

    Anyway, where I live in Florida, toll booths...
  2. I have slept in minivans several times in the...

    I have slept in minivans several times in the winter. Here are my observations.

    First of all, you will get a much better night’s sleep in a motel.

    In cold weather, I wore a stocking hat...
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    Cut something short and add Bryce Canyon! Take...

    Cut something short and add Bryce Canyon!

    Take the trails from Sunrise Point to Sunset Point. It will be the highlight of your vacation, surpassing Grand Canyon, because you get to experience it...
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    For sure! Finding holiday camping near Zion will...

    For sure! Finding holiday camping near Zion will be a nightmare. You really don’t want to drive an hour or more in a vain attempt to find a spot. I talk from experience! We got lucky and finally...
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    My wife and her friend just came back from a...

    My wife and her friend just came back from a “girls trip” to Las Vegas. One day they took a bus tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim. It was sunny and mid 50s with a mild breeze. So, it is certainly...
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    ZION! You didn’t mention Zion! Do The Narrows...

    ZION! You didn’t mention Zion!

    Do The Narrows Walk!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EwZQQ52fOOs

    Your kids are also at a great age for Geocaching. Millions of geocaches are hidden around the...
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    2750 miles Target: 75 mph Average: 50 mph ...

    2750 miles
    Target: 75 mph
    Average: 50 mph
    Drive Time: 55 hours at 50 mph

    7 days at 8 hours per day

    If you’re REALLY lucky with traffic, construction, etc you might get there in 7 full days...
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    Let me suggest an alternate route. Spend an...

    Let me suggest an alternate route. Spend an extra 90 minutes and take I-65 to I-70 so you can take in the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton Ohio. Located on...
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    Fly! The U.S. is a huge nation and everything...

    Fly!

    The U.S. is a huge nation and everything you’ll want to see is far apart. The WEST is blessed with gorgeous scenery and you’ll see plenty of it just driving between attractions. You really...
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    I’m not going to be of much help here, but I...

    I’m not going to be of much help here, but I vaguely remember something from an RV podcast years ago.

    There was some kind of an app for truckers. You would input information about your rig;...
  11. You’ll be surprised how much of your “mountain”...

    You’ll be surprised how much of your “mountain” drive is boring flat land! You’ll wonder where the mountains went.

    Let me tell you about the Eisenhower tunnel so it doesn’t take you by...
  12. Relax! You will see mountains towering above...

    Relax!

    You will see mountains towering above you, but you will mostly be on flat or slightly sloping roads. Don’t forget, giant semis with full loads will be traveling at 70 mph. If they can...
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    OK. Now I’m going to ruin your whole vacation! ...

    OK. Now I’m going to ruin your whole vacation!

    Now that you’ve included the Utah National Parks, head down to ZION and do the Narrows Walk up the Virgin River! This will ruin the rest of your...
  14. As far as I know, toll roads were constricted to...

    As far as I know, toll roads were constricted to bypass slower roads and provide a quick route that did not exist previously. They are limited access and are theoretically self funded with the tolls....
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    Miami to Seattle is approximately 3500 miles....

    Miami to Seattle is approximately 3500 miles. That is 7 full days of driving with no stops for sightseeing. You might want to consider flying from Miami to somewhere out west and continue your...
  16. You’ll need eleven 500 mile driving days for your...

    You’ll need eleven 500 mile driving days for your trip, with no stopping for sightseeing etc.
  17. 10 hours, 500 miles. Do you really think...

    10 hours, 500 miles.

    Do you really think you’ll drive 10 hours at 70mph constantly? Figure 50mph and hope for 55.

    There will be accidents, traffic, construction, gas stops, food stops,...
  18. Central Florida has some fantastic crystal clear...

    Central Florida has some fantastic crystal clear springs and rivers. They can be snorkeled, tubed, and kayaked. The visitors center at the border will have brochures of the springs. Also ask the...
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    HOV lanes.

    Depending where in the Atlanta area you are heading, you might have the option of going straight through downtown or taking the bypass to avoid traffic. If so, I’d probably head downtown. There...
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    I’ve driven this route many times. Just hop...

    I’ve driven this route many times.

    Just hop onto I-75 South and head straight to Atlanta. This is an easy two day trip with plenty of time to spare. DO NOT attempt it in one day.

    Watch...
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    Speaking from experience: You’ll contend with...

    Speaking from experience:

    You’ll contend with noises and lights all night.

    You’ll need a winter rated sleeping bag, ideally a mummy bag.

    You need to lay flat. You cannot get a good...
  22. How much time do you have for the Florida stay? ...

    How much time do you have for the Florida stay?

    Some fantastic Florida attractions for a 6 year old include Weekie Wachee, Homosassa Springs, Lego Land, Lion Country Safari, camping at WDW Fort...
  23. 2750 miles = 55 hour drive Yeah, that’s 50...

    2750 miles = 55 hour drive

    Yeah, that’s 50 mph!

    You may be driving 8O mph at times, but only some of the time. You’ll only AVERAGE 50 -55 mph unless you’re very very lucky and drive like a bat...
  24. Not a weather App, yet a valuable tool is WASE. ...

    Not a weather App, yet a valuable tool is WASE. It can alert you to road hazards and show you how far traffic backups extend. Sometimes it will route you around such obstacles. It will also alert...
  25. This time of year you’re likely to find a lot of...

    This time of year you’re likely to find a lot of campgrounds closed. The summer vacation season is over. I would suggest that you start looking for reservations a couple hours before you plan to...
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