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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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Pensacola

While at Pensacola I had a chance to visit the Naval Aviation Museum. This is one of the top two or three aviation museums in the world. The aircraft are restored beautifully, guides are knowledgeable, the IMAX theatre is huge, … Continue reading

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Rounding the southeastern pylon

I awoke in Savannah, Georgia, a lovely spot. From here my route would take me to Tifton supercharger, Tallahassee, and then to Pensacola. Looking at the Tesla Navigation program, I could see that the suggested routing involved a 90 degree … Continue reading

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Carolina thunder

While passing through North and South Carolina, I was afforded a grand opportunity by Mother Nature to test my Tesla’s weather radar. Yep, you heard me right. I’m a former airline pilot and have no desire to press through thunderstorm … Continue reading

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