David's Road Trip '99
My summer vacation...
I devised a few themes for the trip during the planning stages since even though
I needed a mental vacation it would need to be "wrapped" in the form of a tour.
Here are the themes that I came up with before the trip (they are all pretty
- Holes In The Ground: Meteor craters, caves, the Grand Canyon, etc. This
category also would include hot springs and active steam vents, etc.
- Science and Engineering: Any and all places Tesla, big dams and power
production, historic technological sites in general, etc.
- Weapons and War. Examples such as the Trinity test site, the Atomic Museum,
and aircraft storage (moth ball) facilities, etc.
- Natural Wonders and Road Side Artifacts: Cool geology and awesome
landscapes, and bizarre/idiotic human artifacts or behaviors etc.
I managed to find at least a few places to visit from each of the categories but
the trip was mostly a random sampling of what one finds out there on the road.
There are several parts to the Road Trip '99 pages:
- A sort of travelogue of the trip with a
running commentary, a few log/journal entries, and some descriptions of
places and people I encountered along the way. The photos in the travelogue
have been "color corrected" to an extent in an attempt to offset their
original poor quality. The uncorrected ones can be found in the pages listed
- Photo pages of the trip with or without
frames. The photos here are in their "raw" condition as they come from the
camera. "Corrected" versions are featured in the above travelogue
- Equipment reviews and list pages. This should be of great
interest to folks who would like to take a similar trip.
- The Road Trip '99 Support pages
which I put together for the trip and have a number of links I had planned
to use from out in the sticks via ham packet radio. Alas, that trick didn't
work but you may find a few useful bits left over here and there...
Well now it's the beginning of summer 2001 and I've noticed quite an increase in
traffic to my Road Trip '99 related pages. I hope people are finding things of
interest in these pages and can put the reviews and equipment suggestions to
good use on their own trips. If you have any suggestions for my pages or
comments or an interesting road trip story drop me a line. My address is
david at the domain of this site.
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