Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 8

We got an early start on our last day, leaving the hotel in Vegas at 8:30 AM. Our first stop of the morning was Bonanza Gifts, which is the world’s largest gift shop. We stopped by here partially because I wanted to see how much useless junk was packed into the world’s largest gift shop, […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 7

We got out of the hotel this morning at 9:30 AM, and our first order of business was to give the car a bath. This actually took a good bit longer than I expected, and we didn’t actually get to leave for the first stop until 10:45 AM. It turns out that was OK though, […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 6

Well, we woke up late this morning and didn’t get out of the hotel until 10:30 AM. Because of our late departure we went ahead and ate lunch before leaving Denver. We stopped at The Grubbery, as it was a highly recommended Yelp pick. Here Beth had the Meatloaf, and she though it was delicious. […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 5

Today went a little differently than planned, but that’s probably for the best. Last night, technical difficulties with my host prevented me from publishing yesterday’s update on schedule, and kept me up until close to 3 AM. When I woke today at 8, I felt like poop. So I wanted to make good time so […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 4

Got out of the hotel at about 9:30 this morning and back tracked a little to hit a spot that was closed yesterday: The J.M Davis Arms and Historical Museum. This place has to have the largest collection of weapons I have ever seen under one roof. Everything from a Chinese hand cannon to modern […]

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Daily post delayed

Sorry all, but the post today will be delayed until at least tomorrow due to technical difficulties with my host, Site5. I will get it up as soon as possible. Unfortunately, since I was up way too late tonight editing this, I’ll need to rush through tomorrow and cover ground, so tomorrow’s post will be […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 3

We got up a little after 8 AM this morning, and headed out of Memphis on our way to Oklahoma City. We knew we were going to have a full day of driving ahead, so we planned to skip lunch and basically just push through. Before leaving Memphis, however, we had to stop by legendary […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 2

We started out the day by waking up at 8AM. This wasn’t by choice; for some reason we have had the horrible luck of picking hotels on first night of both journeys that have inadequate AC systems, so I woke up sweating. I was also nauseous, presumably from something that I ate last night, though […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 1

Today was the first day out on the trip back. After some debating we decided on the route I originally plotted for the return trip due to it being shorter, theoretically allowing us to stop and enjoy the sights a little more. We left out a little after 9 AM and headed southwest to the […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip, Day 8

Well, today was kind of bitter-sweet, as it marks the end of our west-to-east journey, but it is the beginning of a week spent with family and friends, some of whom we haven’t seen in years. We started early as usual from Just outside of Atlanta, and went to Noah’s Ark, a wildlife sanctuary in […]

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