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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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West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 7

We left this morning at 9:30AM and headed north to our only stop for today in Savannah, Ga. There, after about 20 minutes of cussing the senseless one-way streets, we finally arrived at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. After paying our admission, we went in and stayed about an hour. Beth took a ton of […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 6

Tonight’s post will be a bit short, because while we had a great day, we didn’t really visit any scenic locations for photos. Instead, we spent the early morning recovering from last night’s festivities, and then drove straight through to Venice from Pensacola. We left Pensacola at around 11 AM and got to Venice around […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip – Day 5

We left out this morning of 8:45 AM and headed south to Alexandria, LA. There we stopped in at Silver Dollar Pawn, home of the Cajun Pawn Stars. We did not get to meet any of the stars but we did see them all briefly. Amazingly, to me they all looked exactly like they do […]


West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 4

We woke up a little after 7 AM, and were out the door and on the road by 8:45. We only made a little over 300 miles yesterday so the real goal today was to make up some distance. For that reason there weren’t a whole lot of stops; plus the sections of Texas and […]


West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 3

Well, last night went better than the night before. I didn’t get in the bed until 2 AM, but once I got to sleep I managed to get about 4 hours of sleep before I had to get up. We still got out of the hotel a little later than I expected, however, and due […]


West to East Cross-Country Trip – Day 2

Today was a bit more difficult than yesterday for a lot of reasons. For starters, lack of sleep was a big problem. I didn’t get to bed last night until 1 AM, and due to the poor AC in the room that led to 95 degree temps at 1 AM, along with my existing sinus […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip – Day 1

Well today went well, though a bit more hectically than we planned due to a brain-fart on my part (but I’ll get to that). We began well, Beth had the majority of things packed last night, so I just loaded them up this morning, and we were ready to head out by 8:45 AM. The […]


Cross-country GT500 road trip is on the way

It’s official: Everything is in place, and in a little less than a week, the wife and I will begin on a ~4200 mile trip from Gilroy, CA to Stanfield, NC over the course of a week. We’ll spend a week visiting family and friends, and then drive back along a different route (exact route […]

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The 2014 Shelby GT500–A Review

As some of you may know, back in March I traded my 2012 GT500 in on a 2014 GT500. I’ve now had the car for a little over two months, and put about 4,000 miles on it (including a trip to the track), so I wanted to give the car a proper review. Additionally, I […]