Monthly Archives: October 2015

Back to the starting points

This road trip began in Hawaii and has been completed in Hawaii. The mainland portion of the trip had a definite beginning and end point, too. Northwest of Lake Tahoe, in the California Sierras, lies a rock climbing mecca near Donner … Continue reading

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Final exam

Imagine this: the final day of the road trip would be the toughest of all, with examples of all the tests that a road trip can generate.  The immediate obstacles to the last leg of this road trip: * 870 … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!

With a deadline looming to complete my trip, I expedited westward movement. The Kansas travel day had included a long run through Oklahoma and Texas. Soon, the route of I-40 covered the same territory as the fabled Route 66. In … Continue reading

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Elusive Kansas

No matter how I reworked my strategy, at least one state would require an extra effort to reach, and in the end that state was Kansas.  How nice it would be to head West from Oklahoma City, but Kansas called. … Continue reading

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Texas Sojourn

One of my most anticipated stops of this trip was at the home of longtime friends Doug and Kathy. In emails, they shared photos of their home, which is built around an aircraft hangar and includes a tall air-traffic-control type … Continue reading

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Gulf Country Cruise

In all my life I have spent little time near the Gulf of Mexico. Now it was time to change that record. One of the great pluses of traveling in this region is the cajun food. Just across from the … Continue reading

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