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  1. Sticky: Hi, Sandiga, and welcome to RTA! You expressed...

    Hi, Sandiga, and welcome to RTA! You expressed some very valid things about the need to reserve in advance. If you are planning to travel, and have questions, please feel free to start your own...
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    Just be sure to carry your proof-of-vaccination...

    Just be sure to carry your proof-of-vaccination card.


    Donna
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    There's a rule of thumb: There are two seasons...

    There's a rule of thumb: There are two seasons on the road, winter and construction. As has been said, construction is going to be inevitable along the way someplace. I like Travelingman's...
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    Another update to this thread: Our HHG arrived...

    Another update to this thread: Our HHG arrived last Friday (9th) with a 6-hour unload. We have spent the past 6 days looking through boxes and only unpacking what we absolutely "need". Going through...
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    I'm just hoping, that through this thread, it...

    I'm just hoping, that through this thread, it will help just one other person try to plan a moving trip. If it keeps them from sightseeing, encourages them to drive in tandem like we did, or just...
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    Friday, July 2

    Day 4 - Friday, July 2 - We arrive in our new home!

    An awful sound woke us from a sound sleep at 5:27 am this morning. It was the smoke alarms of the hotel, bringing back memories of Whiskey...
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    Thursday, July 1st

    Day 3 - Thursday, July 1st

    We left around 6:55 am MDT this morning and within a few miles, we were in Central Time. Getting into Amarillo, we decided to take a chance on parking and try Cracker...
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    Wednesday, June 30

    Wednesday, June 30, Day 2-

    We got up early, had a leisurely cup of coffee in the room and then got ready to leave. We pulled out at 7:10. The drive to Holbrook was easy, about 80 miles, and we...
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    Road Trip Day 1, Tuesday, June 29

    Tuesday, June 29 -

    This morning, just after 7, we took a last look at the house (outside) where we had lived for 29+ years, and by 7:10, we were on our way. My husband took the lead, usually,...
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    Photos from Moving Preparation

    If you've never seen a house wearing a tent (common in the south and southwest, where certain types of termites thrive), here's your chance:
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    Moving Preparation

    T minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    On Thursday, June 24, we had to pack ourselves out for our eastern trip. Commercial movers cannot take certain items, so we had to make room for all of those things in one...
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    Moving to the Midwest - the Nitty Gritty

    About two or three years ago, my husband and I decided to move to central Missouri when the time came for me to retire from a long teaching career. This was that year.

    Back in late March and...
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    Actually - if you're just a little interested in...

    Actually - if you're just a little interested in aviation history, one full day at the National Museum of the Air Force is plenty. But if you have a great interest, two or three days would be...
  14. We drove 500 miles today. We left at 7:10 am and...

    We drove 500 miles today. We left at 7:10 am and pulled into our destination at 5:20 pm. We encountered: heavy traffic (normal in the Riverside/San Bernardino area), long grades up, slower restaurant...
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    Yes, they charge miles. When taking it one way,...

    Yes, they charge miles. When taking it one way, you get an "allotment" of what their software says is the miles from where you pick it up and where you drop it off. Those miles come with the rental,...
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    We've noticed a few other things, relating to...

    We've noticed a few other things, relating to vehicle rentals, that have gone up in price.

    #1 - the cost of U-Haul trucks, especially anything leaving California and not returning. Some folks have...
  17. Thread: Summer trip

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    My daughters flew into San Diego last Friday, one...

    My daughters flew into San Diego last Friday, one from Denver on Delta, the other from St Louis on Southwest Air. Then they went home on Monday, same airlines. The Denver daughter's plane was late...
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    Hi, welcome to RTA! Feel free to start your own...

    Hi, welcome to RTA! Feel free to start your own thread about your upcoming LV trip. If we can be of any help in planning, please ask!


    Donna
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    I think one thing that is a puzzlement to all of...

    I think one thing that is a puzzlement to all of us regulars, that hasn't been addressed: are you driving from home (and where is that)? That has to be accounted for, in your planning. If you're...
  20. At Yellowstone, you'd probably want to allot at...

    At Yellowstone, you'd probably want to allot at least 3 days, if not 4. The place is HUGE. We took 3 days on our previous trip and wished we'd allotted 4, as we missed an entire geyser field plus...
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    Mark is right - this is definitely not something...

    Mark is right - this is definitely not something to do with one overnight. It's about 2250 miles, figured from Roanoke, VA, which is at least 4 days of driving. (Depends on where you start from, so...
  22. Thread: Summer trip

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    Chiming in here... If you are having trouble...

    Chiming in here...

    If you are having trouble deciding which trip to make when, other than rock-paper-scissors, you could start making phone calls or doing research online for air schedules and...
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    Welcome to RTA! My husband and I did our very...

    Welcome to RTA!

    My husband and I did our very first tent-camping trip in a 1979 Subaru with a car top carrier. It was only the two of us then, so the backseat, trunk and car-top carrier (borrowed...
  24. If this is a round trip, to be gone "about 3...

    If this is a round trip, to be gone "about 3 weeks" means that you are either going to have to shorten your trip expectations or drive a little more each day. As SWDave pointed out, under the...
  25. Welcome to RTA! I guess the biggest question...

    Welcome to RTA!

    I guess the biggest question one could ask would be: how long do you have for this trip?

    By the most *direct route* Orlando to The Badlands (in South Dakota), you are looking...
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