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    Your idea would be a lot more useful!

    This new app is actually less sophisticated than your idea. The app displays a modified Google maps screen that flows along with you as you travel, just like any other GPS or mapping app. If you pass...
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    It's a nice idea, but they're dreaming if they...

    It's a nice idea, but they're dreaming if they think people will pay $6.99 per week for the service that's required to actually use their "free" app. I signed up for the free trial (stopping short of...
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    Sticky: An impossible situation, made worse by the ignorance of the people in charge

    One of the biggest challenges is for the economically disadvantaged students. For distance learning to work, you need reasonably high speed internet access, a computer with a webcam and a microphone,...
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    Hello! If Yellowstone is a must-see, and 10...

    Hello!

    If Yellowstone is a must-see, and 10 days is an absolute limit, driving a rental one way (either a car or an RV), and then flying home to Knoxville might be worth considering. You could...
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    That inconsistency is exactly what's killing us,...

    That inconsistency is exactly what's killing us, by the tens of thousands! One thing that should be abundantly clear at this point is that we cannot rely on any level of government to protect us from...
  6. Might be safer (and cheaper) to fly home!

    Hello!

    Even if you were to get lucky and find someone to share a ride with, there will still be expenses. Half the cost of the fuel, lodging expenses, restaurant meals along the way, and if the...
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    Rock bottom!

    Rock bottom!
  8. Hello, and welcome! If your primary purpose in...

    Hello, and welcome!

    If your primary purpose in coming here is to post something that will draw traffic to your blog or your travel site, you'll probably be disappointed, but if your purpose is to...
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    Sticky: You guys are correct on all counts, so you share...

    You guys are correct on all counts, so you share the prize (ie., the profound admiration of all the rest of us ;-)!

    I was indeed at the Arizona Snowbowl, on multiple occasions, and in every...
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    Sticky: One more clue:

    Okay, here's one last opportunity to sleuth this one out:

    I'm at a spot you can drive to, where there's a helluva view. There is what appears to be a ski lift in the vicinity. There is a nearby...
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    It gets more real every day!

    Just in the last week, I learned of the deaths of two of my former co-workers, including "Junior" Rodriguez, the first Hispanic Postmaster of Phoenix, a guy who worked his way up from the bottom to...
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    Looks good, Donna. It must have been a pretty...

    Looks good, Donna.

    It must have been a pretty strange trip, overall, traveling through territory that's so obviously familiar to you, but with so many things closed. I'm sure the big-truck...
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    Donna: If it's not too late, you might want to...

    Donna:

    If it's not too late, you might want to do a quick edit of your "Day 30" post. Most of your text is doubled up! (Not that it isn't worth reading twice--it's a good report!)

    Rick
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    Sticky: The pictures with the yellow wildflowers were all...

    The pictures with the yellow wildflowers were all taken at the same time. The others, in different seasons (and different years). Like I said, it's a personal favorite spot!

    Rick
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    Sticky: I wanna take you higher (Boom laka-laka-laka)

    Two more clues:

    Another view looking west, only in this one, the true purpose of the vantage point is a bit more obvious:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_6983.jpg
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    Sticky: Where, oh where can I be?

    There are quite a few mountains in the southwestern states that have roads all the way, or most of the way to the summit. Sometimes they lead to fire lookout towers, or radio/TV towers, or ski lifts;...
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    Sticky: Nice sleuthing! I thought about smudging those...

    Nice sleuthing! I thought about smudging those dates, but I wanted to leave you guys something you could work with, and sure enough, you found it! You're correct on all counts, all the way down to...
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    Sticky: Where Am I? -- Volume IV

    We'll start with the road (letters have been scrambled and/or smudged):

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC04736.jpg

    Next, there's a rest stop along that road, with a...
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    Sticky: Mark is absolutely correct, although I must say,...

    Mark is absolutely correct, although I must say, I thought it was going to take more than ten minutes to solve this one! Then again the Confluence of the Little Colorado River with the Big Colorado...
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    Sticky: Where Rivers Collide

    Rivers come in a lot of different shapes and sizes, and they also come in different colors. There's a place that I've been where two rivers collide, creating a very interesting phenomenon. Several...
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    Sticky: https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/up...

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_6831-crp.jpg

    Anyone who drives the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and the Alaska border will travel right through the heart of Kluane...
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    Sticky: I almost forgot about that strange memorial....

    I almost forgot about that strange memorial. Here's the clue the way I posted it:

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


    And here's the marker before I scrambled...
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    Sticky: I didn't know it would do that!

    That was what you call a slow pitch, right over the plate. Google is getting so darned sophisticated, it actually shocks me from time to time. You might recall that I had that back and forth dialogue...
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    Sticky: More clues

    I'm surprised this one hasn't been solved long since, but if you're really stuck, I'll try a different approach. (Note: the times on the following entries are taken from the time stamps on my...
  25. I'll second that emotion

    Wearing of masks in public spaces is mandatory where I live, and in an ever-increasing number of other places as well. There are four things I can say about these "Mask Up" mandates:

    1.) Wearing a...
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