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Re: Road trips and national parks make winning combination

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avatar Road trips and national parks make winning combination
July 11, 2009 02:20PM
With a bulldog named Bud and a $50 wager on the line, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson unwittingly created an American tradition. In May 1903, he set out to prove it was possible to drive an automobile across the country from sea to shining sea. Without a map, a windshield, or any gas stations along the route, he deliberately made his way from San Francisco to New York in 63 days, completing the first transcontinental road trip.

http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2009/07/road_trips_and_national_parks.html
Re: Road trips and national parks make winning combination
July 11, 2009 03:14PM
Reminds me of a book called "Travels with Charlie" (Steinbeck?) about a cross country trip by an old man and a dog in one of the original camper trucks.
avatar Re: Road trips and national parks make winning combination
July 11, 2009 03:31PM
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mtn man
Reminds me of a book called "Travels with Charlie" (Steinbeck?) about a cross country trip by an old man and a dog in one of the original camper trucks.

Yep, It's Steinbeck: Travels with Charlie
avatar Re: Road trips and national parks make winning combination
July 11, 2009 03:32PM
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mtn man
Reminds me of a book called "Travels with Charlie" (Steinbeck?) about a cross country trip by an old man and a dog in one of the original camper trucks.

Yes, it was Steinbeck.
Lesser known is a book called "Blue Highways'" by William Least Heat Moon. (The title derives from the fact that secondary highways generally are colored blue on maps)
avatar Re: Road trips and national parks make winning combination
July 11, 2009 03:33PM
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szalkowski
Lesser known is a book called "Blue Highways'" by William Least Heat Moon. (The title derives from the fact that secondary highways generally are colored blue on maps)

Would you believe I've actually heard of that book? I think I heard about it on NPR awhile back.
avatar Re: Road trips and national parks make winning combination
July 12, 2009 06:03PM
Not exactly National Park road trip (mostly midwest and east coast), but recent publication about Harry Truman and road trip after his presidency:
Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip (Hardcover)
by Matthew Algeo



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avatar Re: Road trips and national parks make winning combination
July 12, 2009 06:06PM
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Frank Furter
Not exactly National Park road trip (mostly midwest and east coast), but recent publication about Harry Truman and road trip after his presidency:
Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip (Hardcover)
by Matthew Algeo

And a link for it: http://yosemitenews.info/am/1556527772
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