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We still have not found internet, but I'm being a very good girl, so i thought i'd write it up now before we hit the road on day 2 of the road trip!
We didn't have a perticularily early morning yesterday, so took a leisurely breakfast of eggs and waffles (I only had half, mum and dad, without the eggs too) packed up our …
Departure from Mario's house at 7:24 am. Road trip tip #1: When you have 13 hours of driving ahead of you, it's a good idea to leave early. Three kilometers into the trip, Mario asks, "Are we there yet?". He's driving. We decide the fastest way to our destination is to follow another car that has a Florida license plate. Canada - US border 7:47 am …
... them behind the next day. Our drive back to Atlanta was relatively good and as it was the Fourth of July holiday the roads seemed to be pretty quiet. Probably as quiet as it ever gets in a country of around 300 million people. We were entertained once again listening to country music radio with lyrics like "I'm getting drunk on a plane", "I've got a car", "When you see a deer you see Bambi, I ...
We arrived back in Blacksburg around 10:30 am, after 7,600 miles and 14 states. It was a great way to see this country. We had a fantastic time, we were very fortunate with the weather, and really got an appreciation for how vast and geographically diverse the United States ...
... both steam and diesel. Several are operational, others have been restored cosmetically, while others are still in their original deteriorated condition. A nice GG1 that is scheduled to be restored this year into the Pennsy green and gold colors.
The sno-cat vehicle was a tucker car body that was converted into a sno-cat at the plant in Medford, Oregon. Didn't even ...
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