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#236 of 455 Re: zero, blowing and snowing [steve_]
Jan 21, 2012 (6:00 pm)
Took I-94? I hate those concrete highways.
38k is not a lot of miles for non OEM tires.
Snow last Thursday, maybe 2 Subie's in the lot. Emails for the missing ones said WFH.
#237 of 455 Re: zero, blowing and snowing [explorerx4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2012 (5:50 am)
I was on 94 last night going to and from American Idiot in Detroit (the musical, not the drivers). The snow cleared right up and it was pretty easy going.
But we usually take I-75 south from the Mackinac Bridge toward Flint before heading over to Port Huron. Makes for a long day if we don't bomb down the freeway for a while (still takes 10-12 hours usually). And when you live in 2 lane blue highway country, it's kind of fun to hit a road where you can go 80 for a change.
I had high tread wear tires on the van last time and didn't like them. Seems like when I go that route, the tires are too hard and don't do well in the wet. And we're not driving that much any more, especially on the Subie. It might take 5 or 6 years to get 40k on the next set.
#238 of 455 Two lane road trip REPORT
Jan 29, 2012 (7:54 am)
Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Ky., Tn., back to Ga.
Memorable highlights included:
1. BLUE LICKS Battlefield and State Resort Park, Kentucky.
2. Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield, Ohio.
3. Dutch Heritage, Amish Style Cooking Restaurant, Bellville, Ohio.
4. Put In Bay, Ohio.
5. The Herry Ford, Museum and Greenfield Village, Dearbourne, Michigan.
6. Hillsdale County Fair, exhibits and especially the Demolition Derby, Hillsdale, Mi.
7. Seeing wheere Post and Kellogg's cereals were made, Battlecreek, Mi.
8. Picking apples at Gary Crane Farm, picking up some souvenirs at Saugatuck Brewing Co., while on the way to touring the beautiful eastern shores of Lake Michigan.
9. The Farmers Market in Holland, Michigan.
10. Spending a few days at The Rockwell Lake Lodge located south of Cadillac, Michigan. reasonable
11. Sightseeing Amish culture at Shipshewana, Indiana.
12. Then a leisurely two lane trip back to our home in 'Dirtville', Georgia.
Total miles Hybrid Mariner SUV = 2,557 (averaging 31.5 mpg)
Gasoline = $277
Lodging = $986 (incl some meals)
Other food = $270
misc. = $153
Boarding Mr. Dogface = $154
Total direct cost for two people = $ 1,840
Time period 10 days ranging later September through early October.
Mar 02, 2012 (7:31 pm)
Left Michigan yesterday and spent last night in southern Illinois. Weather seemed to be all around except where we were. More storms as we passed through Indiana and Kentucky, but nary a drop of rain fell on us. Lunch at Nashville watching the school closing reports and tornado warnings on the tube in the restaurant. Stopped on top of Monteagle to retie the canoe for the 5th time and then headed into Chattanooga. Later we heard that people had damage in Nashville and Monteagle.
The closer we got, the more road closing reports we heard on the radio. As we got within a quarter mile of my brother's house, we drove by a tornado path and the main road to my brother's neighborhood was closed. After calling my brother (who's in Florida) and messing with the GPS, we were able to sneak in a back way.
My niece and her hubby and two kids came over to sleep here since they have six holes in the roof of their newer home and no power. The damage was mostly along the eaves and got it tarped fast. Her husband works at home and saw the funnel. Watching the weather from my brother's deck, you could smell the pine resin in the air from all the snapped trees.
Wild weather day, but we were lucky just to have some windy driving. Lots luckier than a lot of people today.
Mar 18, 2012 (3:48 pm)
Finally got to see the cherry blossoms in DC. Just about hit the peak visiting the Tidal Basin area today.
#241 of 455 Re: bucket list [steve_]
Mar 20, 2012 (5:47 pm)
If you are still in the area, check out the Air and Space Museum near Dulles.
#242 of 455 Re: bucket list [explorerx4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2012 (5:55 pm)
Back in southern Michigan for 2 days before driving home. The museum is another one on the bucket list but every time I'm at Dulles, I'm on a schedule to meet my sister or fly out. One of these years...probably will run into pf_flyer there one of these years.
#243 of 455 Re: bucket list [steve_]
Mar 20, 2012 (5:59 pm)
Southern Michigan? Near the tornadoes at Dexter?
#244 of 455 Re: bucket list [wilcox]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2012 (6:09 pm)
Missed those (I'm over by Port Huron for a bit). Didn't miss the one in Chattanooga ~2 weeks ago though. That one hit my neice's house a little and damaged their neighborhood. Crazy weather - home has been running 40 degrees above normal.
#245 of 455 Road Trip Charleston
Apr 20, 2012 (12:47 pm)
We're headed there tomorrow, the 21st. Home of Ft. Sumter and birth place of War between the States.
Never really stayed there overnight, but, yawn, should be a good place to rest because it may be boring. Yawn, maybe walk a garden or two.
The good news is that S.C has some low gasoline prices
Anyone have suggested Chas'ton 'must do' or 'must see' recommendations for this tourist??