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    If you follow GLC's advice about places to stay...

    If you follow GLC's advice about places to stay overnight, I'd take it one further: stay somewhere between OKC and Tulsa, to avoid cities. For STL, stay on the Illinois side - as far away as you...
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    I'm with Rick - at $7/week, that gets expensive,...

    I'm with Rick - at $7/week, that gets expensive, especially if you can't stop and start it at will!

    I always liked the back of the long strip maps that you'd get from AAA with their TripTik. ...
  3. Welcome to RTA! At 2900 miles (I calculated...

    Welcome to RTA!

    At 2900 miles (I calculated from Dover), you are looking at 5 days of 550 miles. Unfortunately, this means you probably won't have time for long sight-seeing anyway. You may be...
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    Welcome to RTA! For your mom's sake, driving a...

    Welcome to RTA!

    For your mom's sake, driving a car (yours or a rental) is probably safer from COVID anyway. The airlines are starting to stack people in like sardines again. Frankly, my husband...
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    Sticky: Wow. Wow. Wow. I just read that article as well. ...

    Wow. Wow. Wow. I just read that article as well. Then I went to Mr. Google to see what district he was talking about. He's in a district which I am very familiar with since I taught not too far from...
  6. Between Medora and Little Bighorn, there's a...

    Between Medora and Little Bighorn, there's a "quick stop" that you might want to make just off I-94. It's Pompey's Pillar. It is a known place where Lewis & Clark, major explorers of the western USA...
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    Sticky: Thank you, I did forget about the squirrel!!! I...

    Thank you, I did forget about the squirrel!!! I also forgot about the shortages we've been having of all sorts, from chicken in the grocery stores ("limit 2 per family") to new clothes in the stores...
  8. I'd definitely agree with "no tow dolly". But as...

    I'd definitely agree with "no tow dolly". But as for the two-way radios, it's a matter of personal preference. If both vehicles have "hands-free" capability with the phone, like the newer vehicles...
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    Sticky: Lifey, Melbourne (and area) was in our national...

    Lifey, Melbourne (and area) was in our national news today, for the numbers of cases.

    I'm in an area of SoCal that has been fortunate NOT to see a big rise of cases. However, we have all been...
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    No matter what you decide to do, I'd suggest two...

    No matter what you decide to do, I'd suggest two things:

    First, make sure that the places you want to go are actually OPEN. This COVID-19 has closed quite a few places. On AZBuck's lists above,...
  11. The other thing that crosses my mind - renting a...

    The other thing that crosses my mind - renting a car to get home. Of course, you'd have to weigh the following:

    Renting a car - cost of rental, gasoline, hotels and restaurants along the way. That...
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    More thoughts - What was really evident in...

    More thoughts -

    What was really evident in our travels was INCONSISTENCY. For instance, in Salina, KS, on the way east, we found that our hotel's pool and fitness center were closed. Across the...
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    Absolutely, I welcome the questions. More on...

    Absolutely, I welcome the questions.

    More on restrooms - In my previous response, I focused on rest areas and truck stop/travel centers. We did find that a few restrooms in other places, such as...
  14. Another thing to think about, if one is driving a...

    Another thing to think about, if one is driving a U-Haul truck and the other is driving the car, is *communication*. The U-Haul truck will not have the modern convenience of Blutooth phone handling,...
  15. Hi, welcome to RTA! My husband and I just...

    Hi, welcome to RTA!

    My husband and I just got back from a trip to check on family, and it's possible to travel if you take certain precautions. As for routing, are you going to be driving a...
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    Excellent questions: Public restrooms - I...

    Excellent questions:

    Public restrooms - I should preface this with a statement that we carry a camping potty in the back of our truck. This is especially helpful in certain situations, such as not...
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    Since I didn't post any questions before this...

    Since I didn't post any questions before this trip, let me tell you what we ended up leaving OUT of this trip:

    * Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods (limiting people; no reservations available),...
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    Sticky: My photo of the Arizona Snowbowl, taken last...

    My photo of the Arizona Snowbowl, taken last November on the way to the Denver area for Thanksgiving:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50152065326_52e3808968_c.jpg

    It was a point-and-shoot...
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    Sticky: Ah, but you got the "Arizona Snowbowl" name that...

    Ah, but you got the "Arizona Snowbowl" name that I couldn't remember!


    I came into this "new" thread late. For good reasons!

    Donna
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    Sticky: Flagstaff, the Museum of Northern Arizona, near...

    Flagstaff, the Museum of Northern Arizona, near Humphrey's Peak and the ski area there. In one direction you can get to Walnut Crater, Sunset Crater and Waputki NM's. In another, you can get to Grand...
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    I agree with you, as far as the 100% mask...

    I agree with you, as far as the 100% mask compliance. I hear about the loss of life, and I am truly sad for the families. The only person I've known that has had the virus and NOT survived, was our...
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    Sometimes, reservations can't be transferred to...

    Sometimes, reservations can't be transferred to someone else, anyway. It will depend upon "the fine print".

    I apologize if anyone was offended by my reference to the California State Governor...
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    GLC, there are a few "rest areas" in that...

    GLC, there are a few "rest areas" in that stretch...maybe 5 or so. Some have some sort of restroom facility, either a fiberglass portable unit or a cinderblock structure with an outhouse style potty...
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    Arizona and California: Photos

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50137674377_f9d7d90a1a_c.jpg

    Coming into the Virgin River Gorge, we weren't too concerned about the darker clouds on the other side. Radar was showing it too...
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    Utah: San Rafael Swell Photos

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50137438646_39988dcaae_c.jpg

    Coming into the San Rafael Swell area (after Green River, heading westbound).

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