>You see, severing one of the Bloodwood tree's branches results in the same kind of effect you might find if you chopped off a person's limb. Upon receiving damage, the tree releases a deep crimson sap that looks alarmingly like human blood. In fact, its sole purpose is to coagulate and seal wounds, much like our own blood does.
It's a waterfall in northern Minnesota where one half of the waterfall falls into a hole in the rocks and is never seen again. Local geologists have thrown stuff down there and nothing is ever seen again. When you consider to types of rocks in the area it's even more confusing.
What you have right there was originally called a "Mansfield Gate". Named so because it was added to trailer designs after Jane Mansfield lost her life in a car accident when the car she was driving collided with the rear end of just such a trailer. IIRC, she was decapitated, and her four kids were with her in the car.
EDIT: Got some details wrong, but here's an account: LINK and also more about the bar itself: LINK
For simplicity's sake, I'm going to assume he doesn't have any of his connections, backup plans, or gadgets whatsoever - without these rules, he would probably just use a pre-existing backup plan, but that's no fun at all.
(1) Batman steals a computer.
(2) Batman uses said computer to Google "New York Nuclear Bunker."
(3) Batman finds a nuclear bunker inside the Brooklyn Bridge, and although others might be more practical, he chooses this one because he's Batman and he takes advice about theatrics literally.
(4) Because he still has 23 and a half hours to kill, Batman hacks into a construction company database and forges an order for a buttload of lead sheets to be delivered to his new Brooklyn Bridge Batcave. At the same time, he orders some building and welding supplies.
(5) Once everything is in place inside his BBB (which would probably take 12 hours or so), he sets to work on building a nuclear fallout shelter inside his nuclear fallout shelter. Nothing too fancy, just a huge lead box which he chills out inside of.
(6) There are probably some other bits of a nuclear fallout shelter which I don't know and Batman would, being one of the smartest men in DC. He acquires the necessary materials for these the same way he got the lead, and builds as much as he can before the bomb goes off.
It's a bloodwood tree. There's a ton of images of them about. They have a vivid red sap and they look like they're bleeding when you cut into them.
The permanent corpse stain on the floor in the Ridges Asylum.
Has an interesting story behind it. Not sure how true it is, but apparently the stain has been tested and it was indeed caused by a body.
it reminds me of nuclear test areas from the 1950s. I liked an article below they have some pictures of houses after the blast they look pretty similar.
Is this the guy that had 96 Rolls Royce's or something like that?
Yep.. 93... that's the dude.. i'm 48 years old.. I remember this story back in the 80s...
Has he heard about these amusement park/attractions where they have a bunch of bulldozers and other heavy machinery and you can just move dirt, dig holes, etc? I think the one I read about was in Colorado. Will see if I can find it :)
Edit: it's in Vegas, not CO. here is where I read about it
Sadly we each only have one life to live, so no, there is no hope of you experiencing more than a fraction of Iowa.
I mean, take a glance at this list. Make sure you are sitting down.
But that's enough. I'll feel bad if I post more, like I'm taunting caged beasts.
Capone's armored Cadillac actually wasn't used by FDR. Unfortunately that's just an urban legend. The car still has a pretty cool story behind it though.
Here, for the lazy. This might suit your fancy as well.
Ah fun, I made a 12 hour drive moving my fiancee and her to live with me. If there is one thing I tell people it's never drive tired. It's as bad or worse than driving drunk.
Good luck! Don't forget to stop and smell the roses. If you want to find something neat on your way, check out this site: https://roadtrippers.com/
fun fact: the dinosaur restaurant was shot in Clifton's Cafeteria in LA.
Sad fact: those dinosaurs were added for the show.
Many years ago I had a short stint working at a BDSM club as the guy who picked up the dirty glasses and washed them. The shit shown in the gifs' seems to be the norm among the BDSM groups - I've even seen a crane in the place once. Not a massive crane, but big enough to lift somebody upside down. What ensued is too disturbing to mention. I stopped working there when I spotted a used syringe on the floor. That was more than enough for me to quit the job. :SSSSS
This happened in the days when I lived in Tel Aviv - here's a link to the site - poorly translated:
The truck is missing it's Mansfield bar. The Mansfield bar is a metal bar on the back of all trucks that prevent this type of accident. It was named after Jayne Mansfield who died the same way as this driver.
The moral of the story is that all trucks should have a Mansfield bar.
They're called Mansfield Bars, and they were named after the accident that killed Jayne Mansfield. Had they been on that truck, she and the other adults may have survived the crash.
The rest stop is along I-295 in Burlington and is abandoned.
>In other not-shocking news, lewd activities were allegedly a common occurrence, leading to the eventual shutdown of the rest stop. Official word claims it was an economic downturn in 2003 that ultimately led to the closure. You decide.
Remember the great recession of 2003?
I guess at around $42,000, the Bugatti Veyron is looking much better, huh? (or it's $21,000 oil change)
Camp Hero, Montauk.
Fun little local conspiracy and this area supposedly served as the inspiration for Stranger Things on Netflix.
I believe this is the Vance creek bridge: https://roadtrippers.com/stories/not-for-the-faint-of-heart-vance-creek-bridge-is-americas-second-tallest-bridge
Google maps view: https://www.google.com/maps/place/47%C2%B020'05.6%22N+123%C2%B019'14.2%22Wemail@example.com,-123.322469,546m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
A road trip of sorts to the mid-west would be cool to see, hire an RV and tour some states.
EDIT: From the UK coming over in a couple of years to do a similar trip.
If you do end up sleeping in your car for some nights, there are some truck stops that offer showers if you need. Not all of them, but on the interstates there are some mega stops that offer that and usually a restaurant and well stocked convenience stores. It's not ideal, but good to know in a pinch.
This link has ideas and tips.
I love the odd roadside attractions and scenic drives. Each state has its own beauty and interests. Trading post along the Montana/North Dakota border; Giant Gopher is South Dakota; World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine in Kansas; Cockroach museum in Texas (now closed); Waterfall drive in Tennessee; Mark Twain's house in Missouri - I love places like this. I love to travel/hate airports, so I've been on some pretty amazing road trips. (Went from Texas to Colorado via Oregon one year!)
Here is a pretty fun website once you learn to use it. I've planned many a trip using it: https://roadtrippers.com/
My final route
Total Cost - $2,500
Food - 435
Gas – 1,150
Campsites/lodging – 669
Parks Pass – 80
Oil changes – 47
Laundry – 22
I didn’t keep track of my miles but it was about 8,500 in total. Drove through 15 states and hit 16 national parks. All pictures were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S7. And I did this thing solo. I bought a 2006 Envoy at the beginning of summer so I lived out of that. I had a tent but it was a little too small for me, so I just folded my back seats down and slept in the car most of the time. I just graduated in Spring and had a job lined up starting at the end of Summer, so I had the entire summer off!
There is one of these in Covington Kentucky that is not abandoned. https://roadtrippers.com/us/covington-ky/points-of-interest/ufo-futuro-house
Here's an overview I found about her. Wow it's pretty crazy. Reminds me of Devil in a White City. https://roadtrippers.com/stories/meet-madame-lalaurie-the-baddest-bitch-in-new-orleans?lat=40.83044&lng=-96.70166&z=5
That is a legitimate question. It is mostly for perspective and scale. Not actually good for planning the road trip, more of a reminder of how grandiose our initial plans can be. If you would like a real planning resource check out this site. Much more practical. I'll post a link on the sub in a sec too.
If you are interested in more we are actually releasing a newsletter soon with actual helpful road trip resources and inspiration. This little post was something I saw this morning. I didn't really think it would get much attention.
There's a telephone museum in the centurylink building on 10th and Oak, it's open on thursdays. It's sort of weird wandering through all the pre-internet tech. But it's a really fun half-hour if you're into it.
They don't have a site of their own however
Native American tribes used to tie down saplings to mark campsites/trails. They look similar to this, just tied down differently.
First off: don't worry! You'll find your groove (and it'll be your groove). Until you have your own, you're doing the right thing: ask to borrow other people's :)
Between work and having a few small kids, we don't have the UNLIMITED FLEXIBILITY that we maybe dreamed of when we started full timing, but our basic flow breaks down like this:
I don't think full timers talk about the decision fatigue that can set in. While this lifestyle does offer tremendous freedoms, with that freedom (and intentionality) comes choice and decision. You'll be making a lot of decisions in the upcoming weeks and months (and years?). You'll make some bad ones along the way. Don't sweat it. You'll make some really unexpectedly good ones, too.
My family is pretty good at "big picture" plans. (We knew we wanted to spend this last winter in the southwest, but didn't really have specifics.) We charted a course using roadtrippers.com and were off schedule by week 2. It was fine, though. I keep two lists: one on my computer of places I plan to go and one in our car of places we drove by. Sometimes your research won't turn up a thing that looks amazing, but for whatever reason, you can't stop. Write it down and plan to swing by your next time through :)
check out the big Sur area
This link shows some really cool views.
Edit: I haven't driven that stretch of road for a really long time but I do know that at one point there was a landslide that took out a major portion of the highway. Unsure if it was fully repaired or not so if you do decide do go that way make sure to check road conditions to verify you're able to get to the destination you want easily.
I think I went when I was 4, and I'm 30 now.
Best comprehensive: http://www.20kride.com
Really well written: https://roadtrippers.com/stories/disneys-most-epic-ride
Money shot: https://youtu.be/vDzZKWh4N1Q
quick edit: /r/thalassophobia
A couple of notes...
The entryway to Nicole's apartment was redone some time ago, it is completely different now than how it looked at the time.
OJ's house was on Rockingham. A developer bought it dirt cheap, tore it down, and built a new house. He then petitioned the city to change the address to the other street (Ashford) so the new house doesn't have the same address as the old one.
I haven't been yet, but a good idea is to go through episodes you like, and then google the locations. Such as: "X-Files Season 2 Episode 7 locations." IMDB has a lot of the filming locations listed, with addresses. You can use google maps street view to see if the location still looks the same A list of some locations. They've compiled a few that are still there, including Skyland Mountain.
You'll probably find a lot of familiar locales, as a lot of film/TV productions film in Vancouver. The Every Frame A Painting YouTube video "Vancouver Never Plays Itself" does a great job of showing the city through different films and shows and how often it's used.
Have a great trip!
Here's an article I posted about two weeks ago.
In short it's a parade where we chase out to the red dwarf responsible for all things bad in the city. Also plenty of after parties taking place.
There you go!
It's definately not the exact route we were taking (this one is about 1000miles short), but i couldn't find the detours we were taking - and we took a lot of them, but you get an impression. we didn't plan it through beforehand, but had a few things on our bucket list and decided where to go next the day before!
We did a similar trip in 2017. Do not take the same route both ways. I recommend south going and north coming back as south is longer. Supercharging should be the least of your worries, there are tons of em.
What you need to plan are the sites you want to see and destination charging. Abetterrouteplanner is a good start, then use https://roadtrippers.com/ for major destinations. Be flexible and keep checking Roadtrippers as you go. We use a laptop with cell tether. There are many small attractions that really make the trip. We would have missed the Frazetta Museum, and the Meteor crater as well as numerous museums if we just stuck to our "plan". Often we did not stay where we planned, but always found decent hotels or Airbnb with destination charging. We only went two days over our plan.
For planning a road trip you can find useful some of the trip planning sites, such as planitro.com or roadtrippers.com. Those will give you rough estimation of time spent on travelling and will guide you through your itinerary.
Lake Erie New York attractions list, thought I might contribute :)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate
Barcelona Lighthouse in Westfield, NY
Dunkirk Lighthouse in Dunkirk, NY
Celeron Lighthouse near Jamestown, NY
Paul Sorg Mansion near Jamestown, NY
Fenton Historical Center in Jamestown, NY
Upper Crust Bake House in Fredonia, NY
Cattaraugus Creek/Sunset Bay
Sturgeon Point Marina
Lake Erie Beach Park
Evangola State Park
Sheridan Bay Park
Point Gratiot Beach, also Wright Park Beach and Dunkirk Beach (all are in Dunkirk, NY)
*Barcelona Lake Access*nin Westfield, NY (technically Barcelona, NY)
Presque Isle State Park
Silver Creek, NY
Dunkirk, NY (go to the docks)
Salamanca, NY & Elicottville, NY
Lake Erie Seaway Trail
Lake Erie State Park
Alleghany State Park
Rock City State Forest
Happy Holidays, meese! 6 hours of driving down from Asheville (back to FL) on Saturday. Good fun. Running a 4-5miler tomororw night and then a 10miler Sunday morning. Pretty stoked to be back in FL for a couple of more weeks before I make the next roadtrip up North!
The tallest known living tree, Hyperion, is located at an undisclosed location within Redwood National Park in California:
"Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in Northern California that was measured at 115.61 metres (379.3 ft), which ranks it as the world's tallest known living tree. Despite its great height, Hyperion is not the largest known coast redwood; that distinction belongs to the Del Norte Titan. Hyperion was discovered August 25, 2006 by naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor. The tree was verified as standing 115.55 metres (379.1 ft) tall by Stephen Sillett. The tree was found in a remote area of Redwood National and State Parks purchased in 1978. The exact location of the tree has not been revealed to the public for fear that human traffic would upset the ecosystem the tree inhabits. The tree is estimated to contain 18,600 cubic feet (530 m3) of wood, and to be roughly 700–800 years old."
Here is a height comparison.
Nah, its just a GM test mule with the old body over a newer chassis.
I am joking, but something not unlike that was done with the Camaro and the C5 Corvette(see first image).
Our minor league team in Wichita has had all artificial turf field for a few years now. Looks nice, not sure of the players opinions on it.
They are called Candelabra Trees.
Here's another article. Both articles attribute the usual structure to high winds and salty air from the ocean.
We are doing similar routes (except in opposite directions) for about the same amount of time. I'm giving myself 4-6 weeks to go from oregon to boston and back in a big circle. You should utilize roadtrippers.com if you haven't yet. Here is a map of my route with tons of national parks and other stops that I'm interested in.
I am trying to make this in $2500 but I have more than that saved up if need be. I am going to stay with friends and family along the way, couchsurfing.com, sleeping in my car in walmart or wherever, hostels and possibly camping since I'm getting a national parks pass ($80 for the whole country). That will help with the cost of hotels and stuff. As for food, I'm getting a bunch of bulk food ahead of time and I'll maybe eat out once a day (can't wait for southern bbq).
Going up the West Coast, you should take 101 in Oregon at least. EVERYONE I have talked to said its a must. Plus I live in OR so I've explored a lot but never taken that drive all the way.
People are skeptical of me, especially being a solo female but I think it will be a great experience. You don't need your friends to have an amazing adventure.
Novelty Architecture was pretty popular in the US in the 1920’s and 30’s. My favorite is the Bulldog Cafe that was featured in The Rocketeer.
Deer Trail used to be the “accessible” one. Now the land owner and the local police very actively patrol the site, and aggressively prosecute trespassers. If you try to go, odds are you’ll see the inside of a jail rather than the inside of a missile base.
Never heard of any desert in the Yukon.
Googled it, found that Carcross Desert in the Yukon is the smallest desert in the world at one square mile (magazine article.
That where you at?
There used to be a real one. Sadly, it is no more.
It’s a trail marker. Dates back to Native American practices. I’d guess this one is younger than all that. https://roadtrippers.com/stories/mysterious-bent-trees-are-actually-native-american-trail-markers
In 1986, there was another floating McDonald's restaurant (aka McBarge), in Vancouver. It was only open a brief time and then it sat abandoned for almost 25 years in the inlet outside the city.
I don't know of things along the way, but this website is neat for planning road trips https://roadtrippers.com/
Edit: It's buggy AF for actually planning, but useful to look things up along your route
A similar thing did happen in the states once. Can't remember the address, but I heard of it on one of the "interesting things that have happened" podcasts, and found photos of it.
Ooh, ooh! Your response gives me a chance to geek out about real-world mythology. I was raised near the Navajo reservation, and their people have some sweet creation myths, many of which include great beings forming mountains.
For example, in one story, one of their sacred mountains, Shiprock, was formed from the body of a great bird who carried the people from great danger. Another account tells that the mountain is the medicine bag of a giant, whose own body later went on to form whole mountain ranges.
But my favorite concerns the Hero Twins - siblings who were fearless and slayed monsters and gods that threatened their people. After killing one such giant, they cut off his head and threw it away, and it formed a mountain. His streams of blood solidified and became the lava fields that now surround the mountain (which is a volcano).
This is the mythology, by the way, that gave us Skinwalkers, which are seriously messed up. Really cool stuff for anyone interested in mythology from right here in the United States.
I have no idea about this particular story, but the story of Margaret Schilling is certainly true. They've even done forensic research on the stain for The Journal of Forensic Sciences. While it certainly appears Margaret Schilling's death can be explained, these places were definitely a hot bed of alllll kinds of stuff all the way up until recently, and likely still are. It is not a stretch to believe someone got lost in the tunnels and died, or that someone murdered them, or anything like that. It's very sad. As far as the paranormal goes, I dunno about all that.
Skyline Drive in Virginia. Well worth the visit.
Nearby there is Tail of the Dragon which is 11 miles of sexy ass road.
Yeah, but the guy's got only 4 hours and will be downtown and is thinking NYC kind of stuff. If he took in shit fountain it would cost him a lot of time. Of course he could stop at D'Amato's for some good Eye-tallion bread and baker options. And maybe a sammich.
Green Acres is a favorite spot among my friends, have been going there for a few years. Just went yesterday and had a blast. They know you're drinking and the police who give you a quick lecture on the bus say so themselves and just tell you to not be an idiot. If you're 21 or over, you're good to drink on the river. If not, don't. That's pretty much all they ask of you regarding drinking.
My favorite spot is in-between Brookings and Gold Beach along the Samuel H. Boardman scenic corridor. Try and find the secret beach. Here's some pictures from my visit.
The crazy thing about Southern Oregon is how close everything is. You are only about 3 hours from Bandon and about 2.5 hours from Brookings. One of my favorite drives is to Newport via Sutherlin/Elkton/Reedsport. You should be able to get to Newport in less than five hours.
Southern Oregon isn't that bad. We have plenty to do here!
Check out roadtrippers.com.
Maybe it is a Midwestern bias, but I do not agree with the suggestion that there is nothing cool between Philadelphia and San Francisco. While there are some rough days in there (looking at you, Kansas), that sprawling expanse is part of what makes the US what it is -- not to mention some important historical and cultural sites, let alone some incredible geography like the Mississippi, the Grand Canyon, and the Rockies.
We're planning a road trip from California back to INFINITELY SUPERIOR Massachusetts! Obviously we're going to stop and see various attractions.
Here's what we have so far
This is possible with some extensive planning. Like someone else said, buy the National Parks pass for a year of access to all National parks. Plan your route around these parks and take advantage of what they have available; showers/ self guided tours/campgrounds etc. Prep your van so you can comfortably eat and sleep in it. Look up places that allow free camping or the laws on free camping in National forests or on BLM land.
Meal plan easy and affordable meals & snacks that you can keep in a cooler and eat while on the road; Sandwiches, fruits, cheeses, deli meat. Refill the cooler along the way with trips to the local supermarkets. If possible a small portable stove will allow you to make some easy hot meals (look up some 'One pot' recipes) Limit your soda, try and stick to refillable water bottles you can refill (with water) at gas stations.
Plan your route well and use websites like Atlasobscura.com and Roadtrippers.com to find entertainment along your route.
I know you said you've tried Google but definitely check Roadtrippers out as well! They have trip guides, not sure if any would be of assistance but you could check.
The easiest place to start planning would be to look at an interstate map and find 1-3 that take you across the country (either East-West or North-South). I-75 takes you from Miami to the border of Michigan and Canada in the UP, passing through places like Everglades National Park, Atlanta, Detroit, etc. and you could easily branch off to go to Nashville or the Blue Ridge Mountains depending on what you want to do. Once you get to Sault Ste. Marie you could go over to Ottawa or Toronto.
I-95 also would be a good one. You can go from Maine (or whatever province is above Maine?) through Acadia National Park, Boston, NYC, Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, Raleigh, Charleston, Savannah, down to Miami. I'm sure I'm missing stuff that would be easily accessible along the way.
I know you said you're open to suggestions outside of California but I still think Vancouver to somewhere in Mexico down the west coast would be a great trip.
On the west coast of Norway: Vøringsfossen(right by parking lot), Bondhusdalen (1 hour up and down walking from car), Odda camping (for camping with the probably biggest rock in Norway :p), Låtefoss (right by the road), Trolltunga (8 hours up and down), Honnevje badeplass(swimming spot right by the road)
Here is the ultimate road trip website :D
Would definitely go for Trolltunga. Bring a tent, sleeping bag, hiking boots, food and rain clothes, and you are good to go for a hiking trip of a lifetime. Here are photos from Trolltunga during autumn.
Minnesota has one of those.
Also there's this list.
Looks like roadtrippers.com.
You can create your own routes or look at some of theirs like this one of the Road to Nowhere (make certain to buy some kuchen in Linton, ND, when you pass through).
Fair enough. I'm going of what my friend told me when he visited and a couple of posts I've read. This review site for example: https://roadtrippers.com/us/albuquerque-nm/points-of-interest/walter-whites-house
Original, it's a restaurant.
Remake. It's on private property and a farm.
Sometimes being overly frugal can be just as bad as being obsessed with obtaining and maintaining wealth. The bottom line is money and it's ability in our society to grant wants and needs.
Separate what your wants are as opposed to your needs. Since you've successfully done this for 8 years, sounds like your needs are taken care of.
One way you could fulfill some wants would be traveling if your job allows. Invest in a good camper. We have a pop-up (tent camper) Treat yourself and park your camper on a spot with a water spigot and electrical hookup. Heck even choose a campground with creature comforts.
Also exercise can be fulfilling too, especially if it's recreational. You may already be into this but some of the things we've invested in as a family are bikes, strollers, treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike... We have a pull behind trailer to haul all this stuff in.
I know you're making an analogy with the donuts, and it's a good one btw, but one of the things that worked out for us was buying a Gran Pappy deep fryer. We buy the cheap canned biscuits and fry those up golden brown and dip them in granulated sugar, mmmm! and cheap! :-)
When she does the boob flash in the comic shop that's Comic Warehouse in Albuquerque, my favorite comic shop when I lived there. The guys told me they blocked off her boobs with screens so you couldn't see anything.
Interestingly, right across the street from the Breaking Bad carwash.
Texas checking in here. I think we got it OK. In my town we've got a drive thruBeer Barn and Eskimo Hut, which serves margaritas at the drive thru.
I did a 35 day ~8000 mile road trip last year after a company I worked for shut down. My actual trip was longer than shown because halfway through I had to come back home for an emergency, then start off again.
I mostly stayed in national and state parks.
Enjoy your trip and make the most of it! My trip was the best vacation I've ever taken in my life.
Here's a map of children's attractions around the area. Lots of places you can visit, plus you can go across the river to KY and check out the Newport Aquarium and the Levee.
https://roadtrippers.com - awesome place to plan road trips, find crazy stuff to do on those road trips, etc. (helped me find an abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park that was insane). A lot of hidden gems along your route you might otherwise never know about, this website/app finds them for you
roadtrippers.com is a wonderful site for planning a roadtrip, both the nice driving routes as well as the stops in between. I am taking a road trip this fall from PA to CA in the Hellcat, planned the whole thing through there.
OK, firstly, I guarantee you that you will be surrounded by tourists taking photos in national parks.
A quick google turns up:
Personal photography is OK in the grand canyon but photography involving models or commercial photography requires a permit
Same for Yellowstone.
The forest service (which has oversight over National Forests, not National Parks) was apparently considering a photography ban but has backed away from it.
My suggestion: just go take pictures, and if a ranger tries to stop you, plead ignorance, be apologetic, and say you are a hobbyist.
I'm not sure who "The 'fro'" is, do you have a link?
The game announcers just said that March and April single-game tickets go on sale this Tuesday, February 10, at 10am, at Rockets.com. http://imgur.com/Vux1CsG
Good luck and enjoy your trip!
I recommend using https://roadtrippers.com/ to find points of interest and map out your route to see the country.
Two months ago, people updated the Best of SD list. Mostly it's a list of places to eat, but you'll find some bike shops, jogging trails, and so on. You'll find it right under the Facebook Meetup Group link, in the handy dandy /r/sandiego sidebar located on your right.
And if you want food maps there's always these:
As a couple, you can down to the
The International Visitor Information Center
1140 North Harbor Drive (in front of the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal)
San Diego, CA 92101
I'd reccomend San Diego -> Phoenix -> Albuquerque -> Big Bend National Park -> Austin, TX -> Houston -> New Orleans -> Atlanta -> Charlotte, NC -> Charlottesville, VA -> DC -> Philly -. NYC
Southern route, get to see some awesome places and avoid bad weather
I googled out of curiosity and found this story from someone who claims to have been a guest at the motel, worth a read:
> At one point early in the evening we were hearing strange sounds and what appeared to be someone screaming followed by lot popping and crunching noises. While in the bathroom my buddy decided to have a peak outside of the bathroom window. My buddy lets out a yell and busts out into the room and I'm like "what?!" He doesn't say anything but goes right to his back and gets his Smith and Wesson 357 out. I'm thinking "what the $%#" and I dig into my bag to get my Sig 232 out. He says we need to get the %@#& out of there right now. I saw he was serious and that made me serious about it, we grabbed our $#!^ for the most part (left a few clothes behind) and looked out the peep sight to make sure it was clear to our car. I threw my gun into my pocket, he put his in his waistband and we hauled ass to the car and got the hell out of there. On the ride away, I asked what he saw in the bathroom. He told me when he looked out the window there was this creepy-ass clown facing away from the window, pants at his ankles, making a weird motion. He told me the clown slowly turned 90 degrees to look at him, my friend said he looked down to see this clown $#@%ing a full-sized dinner ham, when he looked up from the ham $^@!ing the clown was smiling and waving at him.
There's still one Woolworth lunch counter, at least as of 2019. I suspect there might be a handful of mom and pop examples still out there, but I'd be surprised if any of the big chains kept any.
When things settle down and you get the chance to travel again, go see Metairie, in the suburbs of New Orleans.
So fabulous that there were THREE different themed walking tours when I went years ago. Nowadays you can download an app from VoiceMap for your tour. It's like cemetery heaven for people like us, and that's saying something in New Orleans, where they're famous for cemeteries.
Another you should try to get to is Green Wood in Brooklyn. So many famous New Yorkers resting under monuments designed by famous artists! They have walking and birding tours.
Hey, thanks so much for posting this! So interesting to read...very loft ambitions. I went there as a kid a couple of times - it was definitely a special treat for my family. Decided to take my kids when they were young and we were visiting family in the area - prob around 2008 - closed for 6 years at that point!. lol
I was thinking about Ghost Town a few months ago and ended up finding this place: https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/autumn-at-land-of-oz/
Interesting theme parks in NC. :)
The lone house in the corner of the open field a little south of the pier is the "Top Gun" house. It was moved to a nearby lot a couple months ago and now both that open area and the parking lot above it are being turned into two hotels. The plan is to restore the Top Gun house and return it to one of the hotels as either a gift shot or ice cream store. Lots of changes in Oceanside these days.
When I go on road trips, I use this website to check out what's around my route. It's sometimes hit or miss, but you can often find decent suggestions. Plus you can filter results by type, like outdoorsy activities or quirky points of interest (I am partial to the spooky recommendations).
If you have that much time.... AVOID THE INTERSTATE AT ALL COSTS.
I do a roadtrip every fall (~6K miles) and you see so much more when you arent flying down 4 lanes of asphalt at 75+mph. Other then that I like to keep a tablet with websites like roadsideamerica.com and roadtrippers.com open to see whats out where I am.
Someone else posted a link to this web site a while ago, which allows you to set endpoints and shows you things along the way.
And now I pass this link onto you.
Oh, and you must see New Orleans.
Sunset Crater near Flagstaff has some great short hikes. Walnut Canyon is also in the area and has a nice short loop trail. Stop in Winslow and search for a flatbed Ford. Petrified Forest is a good drive through with a few short hikes and is right off of I40. El Morro National Monument is a pretty cool stop with free camping. Has a great short hike where you can see Ye Olde Graffiti left by early settlers. You could take the back way in to Santa Fe and drive through the Valles Caldera area. Maybe hit up Bandelier and have a look around Los Alamos.
Give /r/roadtrip and roadtrippers.com a look.
I normally define the most attractive places first and connect them into the route. Having this it's trivial to find campings nearby. For the first planning part I'm using apps like planitro.com or roadtrippers.com. Then second one is much more complex but gives you also a camping list across your route. In the first one you can collaborate with you friends online and use as a guide. Have a safe trip!
Not much one can do with 600+ miles per day. With some rest room breaks, fuel and eats that's like 12 hours per day probably.
But if you can, get off the interstate. Even just a swing over to Zion and up 89 north would be nice. But it sounds more like you just wanna make miles to get to MT, which is fine. This might help: https://roadtrippers.com/map?lng=-111.96511915892268&lat=39.75049708379976&z=10.240164941597554&a2=t!22182412
Definitely take scenic UT12 if you are going to Capitol Reef from Bryce. Lots of scenery and pull outs and hikes like Lower Calf Creek Falls.
Oh, and check out Cedar Breaks NM, maybe on your way from Zion to Bryce. Great place to camp if Zion campgrounds are full.
Speaking of Lake Ann, there is the Chain of Lakes trail system over on Reynolds Rd that has some pretty rough hills. I used to spend a lot of time out there running and XC skiing.
Looks like a lot of people do this:
It was a cool little dig out in the cement. I thought it was the brides ring though. So despondent she throws her ring out the window
https://roadtrippers.com/us/los-angeles-ca/points-of-interest/paddys-pub-its-always-sunny-in-philadelpha here's paddy's location and an even better part is the fish factory is shown a couple seconds earlier in this scene!
I believe that's actually a Native American trail marker, I've seen one before at a customer's house I was working on. https://roadtrippers.com/stories/mysterious-bent-trees-are-actually-native-american-trail-markers
You might enjoy reading a little bit of history of this cave.
I just got back from a big BC roadtrip! We went from Vancouver to Prince Rupert, and I would say the highlights were the Cariboo region so Clinton / Quesnel area and then Prince Rupert was beautiful. I would definitely recommend bringing a bottle of hair sanitizer cause it's all outhouses. There's also a fun website called Roadtrippers that can help you plan your route, TripAdvisor has a good version of this too.
Have you heard of Roadtrippers? When I did my shots across the US it was really helpful! You should definately check out Toronto if you're up there...I believe there is a gaybros group in the city too.