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Old 04-09-2009, 10:08 PM
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Wyoming is really the only place where you need to do some serious planning with regard to your driving distances. The towns are few and far between in the western part of the state, so you need to have a realistic idea of where you plan on making your stops.

Things are also pretty spread out in Nevada. You'll see plenty of exits marked "No Services", which means just that. A lot of these exits appear on the map, but are just ranch access roads that can go for miles through nothing. Plan your stops and your gas mileage.

After passing through Salt Lake City, you'll see some signage advising services at the next exit are the last for 100 miles. Stop at that truck stop, use the restroom, gas up. There aren't any bushes to hide behind out on the Salt Lake.

Five days from PA to CA is certainly doable, but it doesn't leave a lot of time for smelling the roses.

There is a rather neat rest stop in eastern Wyoming that has a large statue of Abraham Lincoln....might be worth a look.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:03 PM
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Take I-80 as far as Chicago, and once you're well past there, then forget about it. Jump off onto US-6, one of America's great historic highways. Take it as far as Tonopah, Nevada, then find your wqay home from there. Actually, US-6 goes all the way from Cape Cod to California, but there would be too much congested traffic on it in the eastern states. It overlaps the interstate in most larger cities that it passes through, like Davenport, Des Moines, Omaha and Denver. The nice thing about being off the interstate is that you never have to plan your stops---just pull off the road wherever you take a fancy. Take a full-size road atlas, so you can look for nice little alternative byways and/or shortcuts.
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