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Old 10-16-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I just got back from a 2,000 mile drive up to Kansas and back, through a lot of small towns. When I got home, I googled some of the towns I went through, and found out things I wish I had known before I left, except for the fact that the trip was somewhat random, and I had no idea what places I'd go through.

For example, I found out after I got home that Quanah, Texas, was the site of a shootout between two feuding lawmen (a Texas Ranger and a county sheriff) which nearly killed both of them. Fascinating stuff.

Do you ever google places after you get home?
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Yes I do and with my new fangled smartphone I might be able to google while I'm there!

I also love using Google Earth to check places out before or after visiting.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:16 AM
 
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I try to google places before I go there!
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The reason I opened this thread, is because I took a wrong turn in Ringwood, Oklahoma, and wound up going through Ames, but I did not notice there is a unique and fascinating geological museum in Ames, the site of an ancient meteor crater that exposed vast quantities of gas an oil.

I found out something new by googlng where I'd been.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Do you ever google places after you get home?
Yes. I've googled places we went on family vacation when I was a kid to find out more about them. And to see what they look like today.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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There is also some satisfaction in googling a place you visited and seeing one of your pictures in the image search.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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Yes, I Google some before and some after. Before has helped a lot - using street view to be sure I'd know when to get off a bus from the train station was a real time saver - no way would I have known just from the minimal info the hotel site provided. Googling afterwards is mixed for me, though - especially if it's an area I'm not likely to return to anytime soon but I just found out something that would have been cool to know while I was there.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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I may be driving around Kansas for a couple weeks for work..... anything cool?

G Man
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