Road Trip To Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is not merely huge; it is with reference to grandness— a memorial to immensity. The carving of Mount Rushmore commenced in the year 1927, with a ritual supervised by President Calvin Coolidge, who put on a ridiculously big panama. The monument was completed one month and one week prior to the strike on Pearl Harbor. Mount Rushmore was finished, suitably, just in time to hand round as a type of superheated good luck charm for the legends of the Greatest Cohort and population explosion. The granite of Mount Rushmore is so solid that the monuments will grind down at a speed of one inch every ten thousand years.

The monument was completed one month and one week prior to the strike on Pearl Harbor. Mount Rushmore was finished, suitably, just in time to hand round as a type of superheated good luck charm for the legends of the Greatest Cohort and population explosion. The granite of Mount Rushmore is so solid that the monuments will grind down at a speed of one inch every ten thousand years. Many of you might in fact be scheduling a road excursion to Grand Canyon National Park, and you desire to discontinue alongside the way to take a break.

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Looming Nor Cal Natural Disaster

In northern California, on the western side of the sea of Nevada flows the sparkling water of the feather river. A river once priced for its gold, once feared for its massive floods and destruction of human life, animal, and farm produce- today the flood waters of feather river has been tamed and stored at the Sierra Nevada foothills as the primary water storage facility for the California water state project.

An outstanding engineering achievement has achieved this project by building the Oroville Dam; at 770 feet (230metres) high, making it the tallest dam in the US. The Oroville Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California, in the United States constructed of concrete and asphalt.  Its principal purpose being water supply, hydroelectricity generation, and flood control. The dam impounds Lake Oroville, which is the second largest human-made lake in the state of California. Read More …

The Roads of Provence

We hadn’t been married a whole year yet but my wife and I had already been to Tahiti, Italy and now we found ourselves in a car in the South of France. I guess we had decided that our lives together would be more exciting as far away from home as possible. We rented our vehicle in Marseilles and to say I was terrified to be driving in a foreign country is an understatement. I speak some French and had gotten us through some transactions during our trip up to that point but the idea of reading French traffic signs and having to make judgment calls on the road in a moments notice was much more intimidating. But, alas, this was the plan and we were sticking to it!

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Speaking of sticks, it’s a good thing I drove a Jeep with a standard stick shift for four years because, as it turned out, the manual transmission was all that was available and my wife had never driven one. So whether I liked it or not, I was going to master these French roads come hell or high water. Which left my wife with the task, as this was before we all had a GPS device in our pocket, of navigating our trip using a giant road map. And I do mean “giant”. The map itself, when unfurled, was bigger then her! Read More …

Road Trip From L.A. to Seattle

A story about four tall guys, a Saturn, some Jelly Bellies and the road.

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When we got the call to participate in the Seattle Sketchfest, my comedy troupe, which was six members strong, jumped at the chance and said yes before we could even calculate the money, time and effort that making that trip would entail. After about 20 minutes of deliberating, one of my more adventurous compatriots raised the idea of driving. We lived in Los Angeles at the time, you see, so we were talking about an 18-plus hour drive. My hand shot up immediately. Two other members, after some hemming and hawing (and even more calculating), fell in line to round out the car. Finally, the last two members decided they would gladly pay the extra money to fly.

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Road Trip from Central California to Oregon

7I remember the trip to Oregon with my dad and sister like it was last week. If you have ever been to Oregon you know how beautiful it is. I’m originally from California, and if you think California is pretty, wait until you see Oregon. I don’t know why, but my dad decided a car trip up to Oregon would be a good summer time vacation. I was 12 years old at the time, and had never driven out of California.
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We left our house in Stockton, CA in the early morning, and drove north for the next 10 hours. Along the way up to Oregon, I saw for the first time what the real Northern California cities looked like. Everything above Chico seemed to be absolutely gorgeous. Tons of green trees and forests everywhere I looked. The smell was even vastly different to the city smells I was used to. When we stopped for gas in Redding the smell of the air had a maple leaf taste to it.

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Day Road Trip to Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the most beautiful, mesmerizing, natural lake in the whole state of California. Fortunately, I’ve had the privilege of living only two hours away from Lake Tahoe recently. A day trip on the weekend is easy. There’s nothing like taking a weekend off and taking a trip to Lake Tahoe. If you’ve ever been to Lake Tahoe during the summertime, and more specifically, Fourth of July you will know what I’m talking about.
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Lake Tahoe has been a popular tourist spot for most Northern California residents, and most people in the country. Besides hosting the Winter Olympics in 1960, Lake Tahoe has been a desirable place to travel to for years.
There are many fun things to do in Lake Tahoe. It doesn’t matter what season it is, Tahoe has fun activities for everyone. In the wintertime I’ve taken trips to go snowboarding on some of the ski slopes. When it’s warmer in the summer, chilling on the beach with some friends is the best. If you’re a boat guy, like myself, wakeboarding or wake surfing on the lake is a good idea. Just make sure you bring a wetsuit, I learned this the hard way.
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Road Trip to San Antonio, Texas

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In my childhood, my dad would frequently get antsy when he stays in the same city for so long. His discomfort with going to work and coming back to his home so often throughout a month would build up inside him, which led to my sister and I taking frequent vacations with my father to go camping, visiting cities, or day trips.

During our summer vacation from school, this trips became quite often. My dad was a teacher himself, so he often had extended vacations with us. The summer going into my seventh grade year was San Antonio, Texas.

Our journey begins with packing up all of our stuff into the jeep for a halfway cross country trip. We had to park our car about 30 yards from our house where we dragged all of our luggage. Our driveway was still wet from freshly poured cement and the trucks of blocking the part of the block near our house. While the start of the trip started with a struggle, we had about a day to rest it off before we would even get close to San Antonio.

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We commenced our journey leaving Stockton, CA, and began heading south. We knew that we would be trecking through a ton of big cities, so my enthusiasm gave me the energy to stay awake through the beginning of the trip. Read More …

A Road Trip to Nashville TN

One of my best friends, Hannah, moved to Nashville a few months ago. Being almost nine hours away gets tough sometimes, so a group of my friends decided that we would go visit her in Nashville.

I’m quite the planner, so I collected plans for our little road trip and I had our journey spread across an entire day, from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Since it was fall, I wanted to stop in the mountains to go apple picking. I live in North Carolina, and the orchards are some of the most beautiful places when the leaves change colors. Most of our group agreed to stop for a couple of hours to eat and pick a few apples, so I took advantage of every opportunity they would allow me.

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Road Trip to New York City

Every year, my sister and I take a weekend road trip to New York City. Unlike most road trips, we ride a bus and sleep the entire way there. Leaving on Thursday night, and returning Monday morning, we travel for 10 hours each way.

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Last year, we stayed for three days, traveling around Manhattan. On Friday morning, we walked around Times Square, before finding a double decker tour bus to ride. While on the bus, we went to Battery Park, which faces the New York Harbor. We also passed the Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and the Plaza Hotel.

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Bachelor Party Road Trip: Portland -> Yosemite

Coming into the New Year, I was lucky enough to be apart of a celebration for the recent engagement of two of my closest friends just after their graduation from the University of Portland. They had decided they wanted to spend the next chapter of their lives in Portland and it would also be the location of the wedding. This whole year I have been tremendously excited for the affair, and it was tremendous. But, just before my male friend was married, his groomsmen wanted to take him on a little road trip for his final week as a single man.

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Our buddy who was getting married, we will call him Gerrod, had always talked about visiting Yosemite, so, for our road trip, that was our planned end destination. Gerrod just finished his last job for the wedding before leaving by hiring a  Portland valet parking company for the wedding. We were now all ready to embark on our trip.

We wanted to give him the full experience of the road trip, and told him that he was riding shotgun the whole way there. The bachelor party road trip was just beginning.  Read More …