Yesterday my family and I returned from a six-day trip from
First, a shout out to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and everyone else who played a role in building or maintaining the Interstate Highway system. Conditions along I-35, I-30, and I-40 were great in both directions. The only discordant note was some rough pavement east of
It took us six hours to climb out of
The rain started in
Speaking of discordant notes, we were stuck on the access road for an hour. During that time we were in a T-Mobile dead spot with no cellular access. Of all the freaking places! I realize T-Mobil is one of the smaller carriers, but on an
I made two really good decisions before I left on my trip. The first was to use Rain-X on my van’s windows. I’ve been using it for years ever since I traveled all over
My second decision was to purchase a $12 Rand McNally road atlas. Yea, I know all of you are enamored with Google Maps, but when you’re in a different state trying to seek detours around a flooded Interstate, a road atlas beats Google Maps six ways to Sunday. Once we were able to escape from the Interstate, we stopped at a Hampton Inn in
We finally made it to
In my next post, I’ll talk more about technology’s impact on our trip and I’ll make a suggestion for an additional piece of technology that I wish I had.
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