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    Sticky: The final segment of our 2014 trip, Yellowstone...

    The final segment of our 2014 trip, Yellowstone all the way home to San Diego County, is now done and on Stupeflix. Just Click here please! It's also about 5 minutes long, same music, different...
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    Sticky: Part 3 of the Road Trip video goes from the Black...

    Part 3 of the Road Trip video goes from the Black Hills of South Dakota, then to Devil's Tower, Little Bighorn, the Beartooth Scenic Highway, into Yellowstone. It is accompanied by the same music,...
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    Sticky: Here is the video, Part 2. This goes from...

    Here is the video, Part 2. This goes from northern Wisconsin to the Black Hills of South Dakota. It runs about 4-1/2 minutes, and is accompanied by the same music.

    Stupeflix works pretty well....
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    Sticky: I am learning to create video slideshows online,...

    I am learning to create video slideshows online, thanks to a workshop session I just attended. So just for fun, and for learning purposes, I am creating videos from this trip. You can watch with your...
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    Sticky: A TRIP "CODA" -- Each year, as we get through...

    A TRIP "CODA" --

    Each year, as we get through with our summer trip, I make a solo trip from our home in San Diego area, to my parents' home near Phoenix AZ. I just got back from this 5 day solo...
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    Sticky: A few final photos: Tehachapi Summit....

    A few final photos:

    Tehachapi Summit.
    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14548913977_ec2d503388_z.jpgphoto(94)

    One of the 13(?) train tunnels in the Tehachapi area....
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    Sticky: Stats and reflections: Mileage: 8,866 miles...

    Stats and reflections:

    Mileage: 8,866 miles driveway to driveway
    Overnight: $1965 (avg $85)
    Fuel (diesel): $1921 (18 mpg, $3.49-4.15/gal)
    Meals: $1731.
    Admissions (museums, parks): $177...
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    Sticky: Oooh, bad writing, bad grammar!!!! We took CA-58...

    Oooh, bad writing, bad grammar!!!! We took CA-58 over the Tehachapi Pass to Kramer Junction, then took US-395 down to I-15.

    Another problem found at home: One of our cars was dead-as-a-doornail....
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    Sticky: DAY 44 - FINAL DAY This was the day we headed...

    DAY 44 - FINAL DAY

    This was the day we headed home, after more than 6 weeks on the road. Driving the 500+ miles from the Pleasanton area to our home near San Diego, we did some reflecting on our...
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    Sticky: DAY 43 - RESTFUL DAY! Resting up for the next...

    DAY 43 - RESTFUL DAY!

    Resting up for the next day's journey, that's what this day meant. Visiting with my cousin and her man over the day, taking a nap in between his departure for work and her...
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    Sticky: DAY 42 - I-DAY and TRAFFIC We left that...

    DAY 42 - I-DAY and TRAFFIC

    We left that morning just before 7, after getting a load of fuel. The truck has been consistently good and getting close to 19mpg, which is pretty decent for a slightly...
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    Sticky: DAY 41 - THE COMBO DAY This was a day of a...

    DAY 41 - THE COMBO DAY

    This was a day of a combination of routes. Started off on ID-33 out of Driggs, heading towards Rexburg, ID where we picked up US-20 west. That pretty well dumped us onto...
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    Sticky: DAY 40 - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Up early,...

    DAY 40 - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

    Up early, checked out of One Horse Motel in West Yellowstone and was on the road before 6 am. Before 7:30 am, we had traversed Yellowstone from the West...
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    Sticky: DAY 39 - THIRD DAY, YELLOWSTONE No doubt about...

    DAY 39 - THIRD DAY, YELLOWSTONE

    No doubt about it, Yellowstone is a very large National Park. It is very, very busy -- traffic can be a source of contention, parking is often a problem...
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    Sticky: DAY 38 -- YELLOWSTONE, DAY 2 Up early in the...

    DAY 38 -- YELLOWSTONE, DAY 2

    Up early in the morning and at Old Faithful by 6:35! Traffic was almost non-existent and parking was a breeze. We had decided to start with the most congested area in...
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    Sticky: DAY 37 - OHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYY...

    DAY 37 - OHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYY GAWWWWWWWWWWWWWSH!!

    Headed out from Billings with a 12 mile stint on I-90 then southwest on US-212. Quick bite to eat at Red Lodge before starting the Beartooth...
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    Sticky: DAY 36 CONTINUED -- Just got my photos out of...

    DAY 36 CONTINUED --

    Just got my photos out of the good camera. Thought some of you might like to see a few more.

    Better, closer shot of Devils Tower:...
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    Sticky: DAY 36 - TRIP OF "FIRSTS" ...

    DAY 36 - TRIP OF "FIRSTS"

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/14471300038_e5cb2e1fe5_z.jpgphoto(80)

    As we pulled into our first sightseeing stop of the day, on our way to Billings MT, we noted...
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    Sticky: DAY 35 - CAVES AND CRITTERS Eating a hearty...

    DAY 35 - CAVES AND CRITTERS

    Eating a hearty breakfast at the neighboring Wrangler Cafe first, we set off for Wind Cave just before 9 am. It was a lovely 20 mile drive down good road, not winding....
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    Sticky: DAY 34 - BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA Grabbed...

    DAY 34 - BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA

    Grabbed our coffee "to go" and headed for Mount Rushmore, first thing in the morning. We were happy we did, as we had our choice of parking places on the roof...
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    Sticky: Hubby and the mechanic tried a lot of different...

    Hubby and the mechanic tried a lot of different things, including driving up and down hills. We were on steeper hills (up and down) out of reach of those towers and had nothing happen. When this has...
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    Sticky: DAY 32 - AMAZING HISTORY, AMAZING DISCOVERY ABOUT...

    DAY 32 - AMAZING HISTORY, AMAZING DISCOVERY ABOUT TRUCK!

    Eating another delicious free breakfast at the motel, we set out heading north on US-83 towards Washburn. The truck misfired and...
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    Sticky: DAY 31 - MORE DELAYS We woke in the morning,...

    DAY 31 - MORE DELAYS

    We woke in the morning, having slept fitfully with worry over the truck. Enjoying the full breakfast at the motel, we just caught up on some little things that we'd been...
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    Sticky: DAY 30 - THE UNEXPECTED AND THE UNPLANNED STRIKE...

    DAY 30 - THE UNEXPECTED AND THE UNPLANNED STRIKE AGAIN

    Setting off at 7:30 in the morning, we pointed the truck south on US-71. However, it wasn't going to take us to the Twin Cities as we...
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    Sticky: DAY 29 CONTINUED - PAUL BUNYAN After taking...

    DAY 29 CONTINUED - PAUL BUNYAN

    After taking care of a few orders of business back at the motel, including a bite of lunch that we'd bought earlier at the store, we headed for downtown Bemidji to...
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