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  1. Me three. I lived in DC and made that drive...

    Me three. I lived in DC and made that drive numerous times; I wouldn't do it any other way!

    Rick
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    Sticky: Still need a place name!

    Well, since nobody has come up with an actual place name yet, I'll toss out one more seriously convoluted clue to go along with Utahtea's "Roll":

    Does everybody remember the Jefferson Airplane?...
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    Sticky: Mask up! This means YOU!

    Sorry to hear that, George, but the way people move around, I guess it was bound to happen. As I'm sure you all know, my home state of Arizona has been making the national news pretty much every...
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    Sticky: Do you see what I see?

    This next set is a place with a name. It's nowhere near as elegant as the Oasis at Death Valley, but with just a little advance planning, you CAN stay here:
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    Sticky: Currently the Oasis at Death Valley, formerly...

    Currently the Oasis at Death Valley, formerly known as the Inn at Furnace Creek. I'm not sure when the name changed.

    Rick
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    Sticky: You are, of course, both correct. Sometimes known...

    You are, of course, both correct. Sometimes known as the White Dove of the Desert, the church you can see today has been there since 1797, and it's still in use.
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    Sticky: Shades of gray (with a touch of blue)

    I've added a new wrinkle to this next round by getting a little artsy with my compositions, and then removing most of the color from the photos:
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    Sticky: That was quick!

    You are absolutely correct! I guess I should have muddled up that reflection! ;-)

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_1846_01.jpg

    When I was living in Washington, I used...
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    Sticky: You'll have to be very specific on this one

    One morning, while out for a stroll, enjoying a particularly lovely sunrise, I spotted this guy, who was also out for a stroll:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_1696.jpg...
  10. There are some things can't (or shouldn't) be postponed

    If I was still a kid in college, wild horses couldn't have held me back, much less a mere pandemic, so I can definitely relate. I think it's great that you're supporting your daughter's decision,...
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    Sticky: Yup, I can remember when you had to know the...

    Yup, I can remember when you had to know the milepost for the turnoff to Horseshoe Bend, because there was nothing out there but an unmarked dirt track. Now, they get spillover from all those...
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    Sticky: Bingo! ...

    <<<Drumroll>>> Bingo!

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_4346_20150602.jpg

    But they are waiting for the sunset, because until the sun goes all the way down (like,...
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    Sticky: Alright, one last clue. I had to just about bend...

    Alright, one last clue. I had to just about bend over backwards to get this picture:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_4304.jpg

    Rick
  14. This little "to-do" list falls somewhere in...

    This little "to-do" list falls somewhere in between sobering and terrifying, but the crazy thing is, even if you do take your precautions to this extreme, there are still no guarantees. Travel of any...
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    Sticky: Come at it from a different direction

    Another clue, for a more complete picture:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC_5761_20131018_171838.jpg

    What are they all looking at?

    What are they waiting for?...
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    Sticky: Arches? We don't got no steenking arches!

    Sorry! The only arches around here were on the soles of my feet!

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC00548.jpg

    All the people in this photo (above) are heading to (or...
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    Sticky: Strange Place to Put a Bus Stop

    Another new one: here you have an enthusiastic crowd of photographers, hanging out in the middle of nowhere:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC00549ed.jpg

    What are they...
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    Sticky: Those formations are really unique. Relatively...

    Those formations are really unique. Relatively soft volcanic tuff that's eroded in a particular peculiar fashion, creating these conical "tents" that are as much as 90 feet tall.

    Kudos to you...
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    Sticky: Too easy!

    Ha! I was about to do this place myself, but you beat me to it! You're in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, just north of Albuquerque in Cochiti Pueblo. You're probably on the Canyon Trail....
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    Sticky: Correct on all counts! Route 666 originated as an...

    Correct on all counts! Route 666 originated as an innocent spur off old Route 66, but that number, 666 has a sinister connotation, being the "number of the beast" as specified in the Book of...
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    Sticky: Can You Trust the Magic Eight Ball?

    You're getting mighty warm, but you're still a couple of logs short of a bonfire.

    Here's another clue:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DSC04605.jpg

    Has the sign been...
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    Sticky: Where Am I -- Volume III

    Let's do another scenic road! This one is yet another personal favorite, and there are literally hundreds of reasons why. This road goes by several different names and more than one number.

    It...
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    Sticky: The statues are from Greek mythology; that's...

    The statues are from Greek mythology; that's Perseus (aka Jason) holding Medusa's head, complete with writhing snakes in lieu of hair. I'm not sure of the location. The Huntington Library comes to...
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    Sticky: To think I actually had it, way back there, but...

    To think I actually had it, way back there, but couldn't confirm the location with the dang-blang shark car! Ah, well--I bow to the searchers with superior skill!

    Rick
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    Sticky: It's a classic!

    That's exactly what I was going to say! And for whatever it's worth, here's the proof:

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-6.jpg...
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