Monday, August 6, 2007

Road Trip Essentials - Part 4

Here's part four of a growing list of essential road trip experiences. Soon I'll start adding to this list less frequently, interspersing this blog with other entries. But eventually I'll conclude this project at 100.

In no particular order...

Cruise Highway 101 and visit the redwoods. Pass through the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree and buy silly souvenirs at the nearby shop.

Travel the North Dakota's Enchanted Highway. Photograph the giant grasshoppers, geese in flight, a horseback Teddy Roosevelt, and other metal sculptures that line the road between I-94 and the town of Regent.

Visit a neon mecca such as Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; or Wildwood, New Jersey. Take lots of twilight photos.

Sleep in a teepee motel. Four remaining teepee motels can be found in Rialto, California; Holbrook, Arizona; Wharton, Texas; and Cave City, Kentucky.

Drive cross-country for a week without accessing any form of media. Avoid television, newspapers, and internet. Pack a mobile phone, but use it only for emergencies.

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