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Road Trips

These pages are a collection of words and pictures of road trips to places in the United States. These articles link to other pages for more detailed information. These pages sometimes include drawings, maps, directions, and hours, all to help you find places to visit and inform you of why these places may be of historical significance.

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Places pages are a collection of words and pictures of places on Earth, occasionally places that no longer exist. These pages sometimes include drawings, maps, directions, and hours, all to help you find places to visit and inform you of why these places may be of historical significance.
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We often take road trips on the weekend throughout Southern California and the rest of the West. In these pages, I will write on some of these trips. In some cases, I will combine elements from several trips to the same area into one proposed trip. In most cases, a page dedicated to one road trip will link to other pages, each featuring an individual stop along that road trip.

The intention, in part, is to help you plan your own road trips.

California or partly in California

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  1. All for Alameda, 2010
  2. Astrogazing in Alpine, 2007
  3. Borax - Barstow, 2004
  4. Bouncing in Barstow, 2010
  5. Beyond Barstow - Amboy Crater to Mitchell Caverns, 2005
  6. Central Coast: A Castle, a Rock, and Bubble Gum, 2005
  7. A Christmas Pilgrimage to the Missions, 2003
  8. Christmas at the Castle, 2011
  9. Death Valley, 2006
  10. Eastern Sierras to Reno and Western Nevada, 2006
  11. Eastern Sierras and Yosemite, 2008
  12. Eastern Sierras, 2009
  13. Gardens and Missions, 2007
  14. Garlic and Missions, 2009
  15. The Gold Country, 2007
  16. Journey to the State of Jefferson, 2008
  17. Journey to the State of Jefferson, 2009
  18. Lodi, 2004
  19. Easter Trip to Lodi, 2005
  20. Minnesota Trip, 1988 - updated
  21. Monterey, 2007
  22. Klamath Falls and Area, 2003
  23. Oh Hi to Santa Paula, 2012 - *** Most Recent
  24. Palm Springs, 2005
  25. Passage to Paso Robles, 2005
  26. Pumpkins and Adobe, 2008
  27. San Diego, 2005
  28. San Diego, 2006
  29. San Diego, 2007
  30. San Diego, 2008
  31. San Diego, 2011
  32. Three Days of the Sequoia, 2011
  33. Taking it Slow in SLO, 2010
  34. Santa Barbara, 2004
  35. Sepulveda Boulevard, 2004
  36. Trip to Trona, 2005
  37. Tropico to Calico, 2004
  38. Wilshire Boulevard, 2006
  39. A Wine Free Trip Through the Wine Country, 2004
  40. A Wine Free Trip Through the Wine Country - the Next Year, 2005
  41. Big Trees, Big Waterfalls, Big Rocks, Small Valley - Yosemite, 2007
  42. Yumping for Yuma, 2005
  43. Yumping for Yuma, Again, 2009
  44. Utah, 2008

Outside California

  1. Adventure to Alaska, 2007
  2. Amblin' Through Arizona, the Sweet Heart State, 2009
  3. Death Valley, 2006
  4. Eastern Sierras to Reno and Western Nevada, 2006
  5. Flyin' to Florida, 2007
  6. Holiday in Hawaii, 2009
  7. Journey to the State of Jefferson, 2008
  8. Klamath Falls and Area, 2003
  9. Louisiana and Texas, 2009
  10. Minnesota Trip, 1988 - updated
  11. Mission Hunting in Texas, 2008
  12. Utah, 2008
  13. Yumping for Yuma, 2005
  14. Yumping for Yuma, Again, 2009

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