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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Correction: That’s Pie Town Cafe in NM, not in AZ!

Geographical challenges caught up with me at the end of a long day of driving: the Pie Town Cafe is along Hiway 60 in NM, not in AZ.  Please check it out when you are on Hiway 60 thru NM. Also met up with Carla on Hiway 60

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Happy Halloween from Williams, AZ->Onto Grand Canyon Tomorrow

We had a wonderfully relaxed visit in Albuquerque with Lauren, an old friend of Robert’s, and are so thankful for her hospitality. We toured Old Town in Albuquerque and just generally took it easy. Had a very helpful conversation with Tina at the Albuquerque Tourist Info Center about the wisdom of seeking tribes’ permission prior [...]

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Resting up and hanging out in Albuquerque

After much trial and error and way too many dead ends, we decided to abandon the Google route down Historic Route 66 in OK and TX . It was very poorly marked in OK, very isolated and yet right along I40 at the same time, poorly maintained, and undriveable in parts. Bottom line: It wasn’t [...]

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Progress Along the SOAR Feat 2012 Walking Route So Far

We’re finding that navigating the twists and turns of the Google route requires the lists of directions, a paper map, a Garmin Nuvi, and my Android navigation system. The route has taken us down some very walkable, but far too isolated or just plain dangerous paths/roads. We’ve done a lot of back tracking and modifying [...]

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Missing Connecting with People & Places

I am missing making more connections with people and places on this drive across the SOAR Feat 2012 walking route. Navigating–and in many cases, modifying–the Google route is taking all of our time and attention…and then some. We had an ambitious driving schedule to start with and both of us want to enjoy the trip, [...]

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Pausing for the night in Gainsville, GA

Great day of driving today thru the rest of SC and part of GA. Beautiful countryside and great people. We’d hoped to make it all the way thru GA, but decided have an earlier night than last night. The Google route was generally more accurate in SC than in NC, but it seems to be [...]

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And We’re Off!

Headed out of town on the drive across the SOAR Feat 2012 walking route today. We were a day late because there was just too much to do before leaving town. 250-300 mile day nonetheless, driving from Carrboro to Marion, SC. We are SO glad that we are driving the route to check out the [...]

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New schedule for driving the SOAR Feat 2012 walking route

My job as an Evaluator with the North Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch has been full time plus over the last several weeks as we focus on getting the NC Youth Tobacco Survey out the door to about 185 schools throughout the state. I haven’t had much time to do my [...]

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