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Day 1! 
Monday, December 26, 2005, 09:09 PM
We left South Windsor shortly after 3am... Headed west on 84, all the way to Scranton, PA, where we hooked up with 81 at about 6:30am. A long drive on 81 led us to just outside knoxville, TN, where we hopped on I-40 west and jetted over to Nashville.

We saw many cool things along the way, highlights of which were:

-An electronic LED sign over the highway that said, "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed"
-A man who was retreiving a tire that did not belong to him from the center of the highway, attempting to cross 2 lanes of 80+ mph traffic twice.
-Random stuff in the roads
-The truckers and their rude mouths
-Convinient "bear" reports that allowed us to slow before speed traps


After arriving in Nashville, we checked into the hotel, dropped our stuff off and headed downtown. We ended up at this place caleld the Wildhorse Saloon... awesome place, i accomplished one of my goals for this trip... i learned to line dance. Yes, Todd Eric and myself all did it. :) There are no pictures (thank god), and more importantly no video... but it was a "hell of a time".. .we learned to do the "country walk".


Here are some assorted photos from today:

The car setup with the computer, gps and CB


Some scenery from along the way:


Random vehicles along the way:



Some dangerous vehicles too:



Some images from the Wildhorse Saloon:






The mapping thing is broken for some reason... no idea why, it may or may not be fixed tomorrow, our internet here is really sketchy


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Planned Route.. 
Sunday, December 25, 2005, 02:50 PM
This is the route we are intending to take...



We are going to leave around 3am... hopefully getting into nashville by dinnertime or shortly after.

The link to the tracking is up, although either no data or old data will be displayed until later this evening when i will clear the databases in preparation for departure.

Merry Christmas!

PS: Here is a pic from a while back of the 3 of us driving out:



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Car Work 
Saturday, December 24, 2005, 09:26 PM
So i’ve been working to get the escape ready for the trip… I took it in for the 60,000 mile checkup at Bill Selig Ford, and apparently my alternator case was cracked– got that replaced along with a bunch of other checks.

I put a CB antenna on top so we can keep in touch with the truckers as to road conditions or ’smokey bear’ reports… here is a pic of the car:



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Created the Site.. 
Saturday, December 24, 2005, 09:25 PM
Just finished making this site, i will soon start adding the links to my mapping and GPS feeds.. (once i’m done with them)

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