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    Excellent source! We've been backpacking too...

    Excellent source! We've been backpacking too close to a wildfire on at least one occasion (back in our younger days). Something like this would have been helpful, but those were the days before cell...
  2. Thread: Jersey Baby!

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    Poll: Having driven in the opposite direction...

    Having driven in the opposite direction once....NJ to San Diego....here's another thought for a gorgeous drive:

    Take I-15 north to I-70 east. I-70 will take you through the most beautiful scenery,...
  3. Sticky: Poll: Sounds like our dam. Open it for the weekend,...

    Sounds like our dam. Open it for the weekend, close it the following week. Not a done deal, yet, Dave, it sounds like. Could be you, could be me (23rd). I took a Monday. They seem to think of...
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    Have you done Glenwood Springs? That's a gorgeous...

    Have you done Glenwood Springs? That's a gorgeous area!


    Donna
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    Welcome to RTA! This probably isn't going to...

    Welcome to RTA!

    This probably isn't going to be what you want to hear, but the short is: 1700 miles in 2 days plus a few hours is not smart. Do not believe the smart maps (Google, iMaps, MapQuest)...
  6. Hi, and welcome to RTA! Seriously, there are...

    Hi, and welcome to RTA!

    Seriously, there are few routes that would not have spots for bathroom breaks, dog-walking, and amenities. Almost any interstate or US highway would have those abilities....
  7. While I understand that Kansas just seems to go...

    While I understand that Kansas just seems to go on and on and on, my husband and I have used I-70 anyway. The portions beyond Denver in Colorado, and all the way through Utah, make eastern CO and the...
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    Once you get your plans made, you will have to...

    Once you get your plans made, you will have to get your reservation to enter Yosemite. Yes, you read that correctly: Yosemite is one of the over-loved parks where you need reservations just to get in...
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    Sticky: Missouri borrows a lot of names from other places...

    Missouri borrows a lot of names from other places (and doesn't return them). Kinderhook is just a drop in the bucket! Versailles, California, Mexico, Paris, Cuba, Washington, Lebanon, Springfield,...
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    Sticky: More Information about LotO - Links

    Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau - Funlake has a bunch of great information basic to the entire lake area.

    Lake Ozark Fun - particularly on Horseshoe Bend Click here. In here are...
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    Sticky: Fun Drives from Lake of the Ozarks

    On a lovely day, sometimes it’s great to take a drive. Here’s a few favorites:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52084493363_d83e867c3a_c.jpgMennonite wagon


    The Amish-Mennonite Area: Head...
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    Sticky: More Things to Do at the Lake

    Things to Do WITH a Boat at Lake of the Ozarks

    Most everything you can do with a boat, you can do on Lake of the Ozarks: cruise, water-ski, party, enjoying the sun and the water. If you’re in a...
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    Sticky: All About the Lake Area

    The Bagnell Dam Strip: This is one of the oldest areas at the Lake. Located right next to the Bagnell Dam, it is a long street (US-54 Business) full of shops, bars, snackeries, amusements,...
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    Sticky: And there's more...

    OK, you made your reservation for overnights at Lake of the Ozarks. Next concern for most people?

    Where to Eat: No doubt about it, there are plenty of places to eat at the Lake!

    Fast food -...
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    Sticky: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51107758697_81e7df371c_b.jpgLakeView


    Lake of the Ozarks is a very large lake, a destination for many in the spring, summer and fall months. With boating and...
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    Thanks for joining us, and welcome to RTA! Though...

    Thanks for joining us, and welcome to RTA! Though this is an "old" thread (about a year old), a lot of the problems are still taking place due to the chip issue for new cars and a lot of people that...
  17. I'm going to agree with Buck. It's no 2-day-blow...

    I'm going to agree with Buck. It's no 2-day-blow through. It's well over 2100 miles! Maximum per day recommended is 500, though you may get by with 550. That's with 2 people driving. That said, IF...
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    We passed a few of them in Texas, but never had...

    We passed a few of them in Texas, but never had occasion to stop. (We were doing most of our fuel stops at Sam's Club, that trip.).

    We'll be making a trip into KY sometime in the foreseeable...
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    The OP never did let us know how it went. Many of...

    The OP never did let us know how it went. Many of us have moved across country and can provide help for you. Perhaps start your own thread and we can reply?

    But for now, here are two moving...
  20. In DC, the Metro was a god-send for my husband...

    In DC, the Metro was a god-send for my husband and I, about 4 years ago. We noticed when we'd get into the city that lots were full and street parking almost impossible - at least during the...
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    Before you even leave home, check to make sure...

    Before you even leave home, check to make sure that Going to the Sun Highway is even open for the season yet! Sometimes it doesn't open until later in June, and you'd hate to drive all that distance...
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    I-80 is a good choice, but you could leave I-90...

    I-80 is a good choice, but you could leave I-90 as an option in the event of a weather issue.





    Donna
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    I don't think you're in the least bit crazy!...

    I don't think you're in the least bit crazy! Hubby and I have done that a couple of times, pick a road (he prefers the interstates) and see what's along it.

    OK, so once you're past Tucson, here...
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    May 23 - 9 am
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    The other question is: Is this a fly-drive? Fly...

    The other question is: Is this a fly-drive? Fly into a given city, rent a car and drive around?


    Donna
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