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Old 10-03-2014, 08:52 AM   #15
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I liked the "follow the stars" idea... Has a loosey goosey, old time hippy feel to it. Yeah...

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We have family in Montana, with a place to park covered. Escape was a joke.
My reply was tongue-in-cheek as well (I never use "methinks" in a sentence when I'm being serious), but factual for the benefit of those who actually are scared of an Ebola epidemic in the US as a result of the media hype.
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Last two times going west we've gone thru Texas across the highway system.

It seemed endless, dull and boring. I know there is more to texas, but it's as boring as driving thru Illinois.
Worse. Illinois comes to an end, eventually; Texas goes on forever. West Texas ain't the middle of nowhere; it's the far edge of nowhere; you've got to go through the middle of nowhere to get there. But if you like stark terrain— and stark terrain does have its own kind of beauty, sometimes— you can't beat the caprock country in west Texas.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #17
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While not a direct route, we came home across US 20 in northern Nebraska and Iowa last month. It was a wonderful drive all the way. You could come due north from FL up 75 and then up to 20 on either side of the Mississippi. We were avoiding St Louis on the way back from Montana and picked a good route by accident.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:59 AM   #18
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Avoiding major highways: You're doing it wrong... ��

And I feel the same way about a trip through Texas... Even worse than I-75 through Georgia.
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you are right on with your comments...missed that part about major highways!!!! and I-75 thru GA is heavy with trucks and traffic in general....
one could cut across I-10 to Montgomery then north to Birmingham and Nashville to St Louis...of course these are major highways again!!! just remember the south has a small town on every corner and a policeman with a radar gun...
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:04 AM   #19
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We head south in a week, not many Airstreams headed north this time of year.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:06 AM   #20
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you are right on with your comments...missed that part about major highways!!!! and I-75 thru GA is heavy with trucks and traffic in general....
one could cut across I-10 to Montgomery then north to Birmingham and Nashville to St Louis...of course these are major highways again!!! just remember the south has a small town on every corner and a policeman with a radar gun...

I was just picking at you...

I hate the interstates, way too boring, but they're generally the easiest ride for my trailer.

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US90 west until you get to Slidell, LA, then US190 until you get to Baton Rouge, then US61 to Natchez (I've driven that leg many times the last couple of years); across the Mississipp River then north on US425 into Arkansas to Pine Bluff. At that point you're north of Texas and can choose any route you like.
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All that, just because he's an InterstaTexaphobe...

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All that, just because he's an InterstaTexaphobe...
I understand being a Texaphobe; I grew up in southwest Oklahoma and went to college at Oklahoma State. During my college years, every joke I heard was a Texas Aggie joke, which I thought were hilarious, until I traveled through Texas and realized that south of the Red River, all of my Texas Aggie jokes were misinterpreted as being Okie jokes (and tragically, they sounded better as Okie jokes, too)…
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Spent a lot of time in OK City with my job... Most fun I ever had watching a football game was the Oklahoma State vs OU, at the OK City Hooters. Eating wings, drinking beers, and watching the rivalry. It was a hoot!

I liked your Louisianna route that you picked out. Will have to try that next time I go through there. 90 west for that long should be rather interesting... but rather more time consuming than I-10. How is 90 for smoothness? It's pretty nice in the Lake City to Jacksonville area of North Florida, just wondered how well it holds up as you go west...

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Appreciate the fact that you are concerned about dying of boredom!

To drive across MO, take the 50 hi way instead of I 70, much better scenery.

If you go through Arkansas, then I highly recommend hitting Beaver Lake off 62 in the northwest corner. Great clean Corp of Engineer Lakes. Close to Eureka Springs.

Couple of choice roads in CO and WY.

CO hiway 86 from about Limon to the southern portion of the Denverplex is stunningly beautiful. Open range with Pike's Peak in the distance. New blacktop and good road.

And in WY, the road from Rawlings thru the Wind River Range, ending in Dubois is a I Can't Wait to Go Again drive. Dubois is a charming town and the drive is through fantastic scenery, ranch land, and some Native lands if you like to shop at those great stores for silver jewelry and etc. Also runs thru I believe NFS lands; had decent amount of bathroom stops/rest areas for a place so sparsely populated.
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If crossing Missouri on the northern side there is Rt. 36 from Hannibal to St. Joseph. Good road, services along the way and little to no truck traffic. ( or any traffic for that matter).
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How is 90 for smoothness? It's pretty nice in the Lake City to Jacksonville area of North Florida, just wondered how well it holds up as you go west...
Not bad to the east of New Orleans, at least the parts of it I've travelered. But I haven't traveled the whole stretch.
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