Travel Blogs from Howell, United States

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Start of trip, Howell, United States travel blog

Start of trip

A travel blog entry by janderson97

Today is the start of our honeymoon.  We left Flint for Detroit and from Detroit to ...

BURRRR!!, Howell, United States travel blog

BURRRR!!

A travel blog entry by stephschlittler

Greetings from Michigan. I am back in the continental US and let me tell you, I had quite a flight. Now the flight there was long, but I had a room to sleep. This one was from HELL! Lets just say that there were so many people on there that it was so hot ...

Where the Rails Meet, Promontory (historical), United States travel blog

Where the Rails Meet

A travel blog entry by pilgrimthomas

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History became reality for  a moment when I visited Promontory Utah. Two trains meet one from the west and the other from the east. Where the two meet a golden spike was hammered into the maple rail. ...

Lesson 1: Expect the Unexpected, Howell, United States travel blog

Lesson 1: Expect the Unexpected

A travel blog entry by cgamble

Four days before my departure and I'm realizing the lessons are already starting. It seems as if I'm playing some sick sort of hide-and-seek with my passport which has my visa and is, of course, a travel essential. C'est la vie. Tonight I will tear my ...

The Beauty of the West Desert . . ., Promontory, United States travel blog

The Beauty of the West Desert . . .

A travel blog entry by jimconnietravel

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We decided to take a day and spend it driving along the old roadbed west of the park. We actually traveled almost 100 miles west into NV and had lunch late in the afternoon…. One of the long time residents, Mike and his wife Margaret offered last ...

There's plenty of Time to Play . . ., Promontory (historical), United States travel blog

There's plenty of Time to Play . . .

A travel blog entry by jimconnietravel

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Part V Over the past few days, we've been cleaning the Locomotive Barn and preparing for winter. Part of the tasks have included washing and using a floor scrubber to clean the floor…   In the process we’ve opened the valve on the ...

The tip of the Iceburg..or mountain...., Howell, United States travel blog

The tip of the Iceburg..or mountain....

A travel blog entry by stephschlittler

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As Promised, the trip home was more than I bargained for! I managed to get on the road at a decent time...no coffee yet and I think that the next week of coffee detox will be a hard one. I got to the ferry to get Vicki and we headed to the market for out ...

Back to the D, howell, United States travel blog

Back to the D

A travel blog entry by janderson97

I flew back to ...

Packing 101, Howell, United States travel blog

Packing 101

A travel blog entry by stephschlittler

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After a week of using the spare room as a travel closet, I can happily say that I am PACKED! A huge thank you to Claudia for her European packing tips and to Brandy for being honest when something is not flattering! Thanks friends! The only problem is ...

On the road, howell, United States travel blog

On the road

A travel blog entry by janderson97

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We wanted to get as much mileage as we could on this first day so we decided to leave my house at 2:00 in the morning.  This as we all know is pretty early.  It didnt help the situation that Jenn and I had our first major family function at the ...

Playing with trains . . ., Promontory, United States travel blog

Playing with trains . . .

A travel blog entry by jimconnietravel

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Part II Sunday morning found us running the heater and when we turned on the water we noticed it was a small trickle of a stream… looking at the outside thermometer we found that it had gotten to 24* last night, at least 8-10* colder than ...

Back to reality, howell, United States travel blog

Back to reality

A travel blog entry by janderson97

This trip was perfect.  We missed the coldest week of the winter.  The temps were dropping as wel flew out a week ago and we narrowly missed a big storm coming in.  Now that we are back into town the temps have been rising to meet us! I ...

Golden Spike's Closing Encore of the Season . . ., Promontory, United States travel blog

Golden Spike's Closing Encore of the Season . . .

A travel blog entry by jimconnietravel

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Part IV Over the past couple of blogs we've talked about the locomotives. Golden Spike is really in the middle of no where…  the rails were removed for the war effort (WWII) but the road bed still extends almost 100 miles west and 30 miles ...

what  to pack...take it all..., Howell, United States travel blog

what to pack...take it all...

A travel blog entry by stephschlittler

Who knew that packing was a contact sport....good thing that I am going to visit a few chiro friends while there....I may need an adjustment after lugging my moster suitcase......who doesn't take like 5 pairs of shoes??? Keep watch and I'll give you a ...

Right on time, Howell, United States travel blog

Right on time

A travel blog entry by johnturner

I rolled into the Wal-Mart parking lot in Howell, MI right on schedule.  Peter was already there, waiting in the parking lot.  Having ridden many miles together before there wasn't much we needed to say beyond "ready?" so we headed out ...

Taking off, howell, United States travel blog

Taking off

A travel blog entry by janderson97

Jenn's parents took off at 6:00 in the morning, the same time we were supposed to but we ended up having our flight changed to the ...

Packing for 2 weeks!, Howell, United States travel blog

Packing for 2 weeks!

A travel blog entry by stephschlittler

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I can only take 50lbs? What about my shoes? I have helped Marlin pack for all of his trips and he seems to have it down pat, but boys can wear the same thing over and over. I have been told that the weather is a tad hot (80+) and humidity is a bit much. ...

Lesson 2: It Doesn't Hurt to Double Check, Howell, United States travel blog

Lesson 2: It Doesn't Hurt to Double Check

A travel blog entry by cgamble

Happy New Year! My trip starts tomorrow and I'm happy to say the missing passport has been found! Right in its proper place, imagine that. It took an emergency trip to Philly to try and get a new one before we found it, but fortunately I didn't need to ...

Golden Spike  . . . back again for more!, Promontory, United States travel blog

Golden Spike . . . back again for more!

A travel blog entry by jimconnietravel

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We rolled into Golden Spike early Saturday afternoon and started to say hi to old friends, met some new ones… got our RV into our space and set up….    Ready for the evening…  Rowdy even sniffed out and alerted on ...

Day 38:  Golden Spike National Historical Site, Golden Spike National Historical Site, United States travel blog

Day 38: Golden Spike National Historical Site

A travel blog entry by life-in-a-yurt

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On the way into Utah we saw a sign for Golden Spike NHS and decided to stop.  There was not much to see on the drive leading up to Golden Spike.  The landscape was hilly, maybe mountainous, and dry.  We did drive past a rocket facility ...

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