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   Daisymay  Hubby and I will make our annual trip from FL to IL and parts north to see the Kiddos and visit friends in a few weeks. Does anyone know of a good APP for Iphone that would tell us about road work ahead? I'm wishing we could find out before we hit the Road so that we can alter the route we take if necessary. Also, I would sell my First born to be able to get where we're going without going through Atlanta!
June 24 at 19:44 EST .

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I'm pretty sure I'm late to this, but Miss Tina has this App on her I-phone and it's great. The 'phone has to be kept plugged in because it will drain the battery quickly. Real time information on traffic, police, construction and delays.

As far as Atlanta; go straight through in the HOV lane. Don't, don't take 285; nothing but eighteen wheelers.
July 10 at 22:12 EST .

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   Daisymay  Thanks for the info. It's not to late! Still trying to decide if we should go through Birmingham on up, or straight to Atlanta. Of course I'm a bit stressed with all of the unrest around the country. Don't want to get caught up in any of that mess! Hate, Hate going through Atlanta, but that's what Hubby usually does!
July 18 at 10:30 EST .

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   Safetydude  Before you go through you should check the baseball schedule. If there is a Braves game at Turner field at the time you're passing through...all bets are off.
(I was going to use a Spanish phrase that I like, loosely translated; 'Travel with God' but the decency police had an objection ). So I'll just say: Travel safely.
July 20 at 17:07 EST .

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   Daisymay  Thanks! We traveled straight through Atlanta. No problems even though there is lots of construction. 10:30 am was a great time to drive through! Three weeks, 3400 miles and home looked really good yesterday afternoon when we pulled into our garage!
August 12 at 20:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  I love the West. Just spent a week in Oklahoma. Tulsa has a ton of Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings, beautiful. Then we went to the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, home to 2,000 buffalo, Woolarock and the Gilcrease Museum, both museums of Western art (think Remington ). We also went to the Cherokee Culture Museum. Amazing art, history, and people.
   May 5 at 22:01 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  If you haven't been there already, the next time you have a chance, go to Claremore and see the Will Rogers Memorial. There is also an old hotel in the town of Claremore that has a huge collection of historical firearms. I guess it's still there. It's been a number of years now since I've been there.

Have you been to Philbrook in Tulsa? That was always one of my favorite visits. The Phillips boys did a lot for art and cultrue in Oklahoma in general and Tulsa spcifically.
October 1 at 12:03 EST .

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   Balogreene  Did go to the Will Roger's Museum, didn't do Philbrook this year, did it last. We were doing an "Old Route 66" thing, so we went to the Blue Whale, The world's largest totem pole, and the Will Rogers Museum, ran out of time for the firearms, will go next year.

We went to Woolarock for the second time, because last year we had to rush through it. They have a great firearms collection too. Although we go there for the artwork, they have some special things there.

I just looked, that was last year's post. Although I went in May again this year!
October 10 at 11:38 EST .

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   Ynaught  It is good to be home! I hope to post some more pictures later. It was so difficult, and expensive(! ) to use the internet in Australia! In some hotels we were asked to pay $10 for 15 minutes (didn't do that! ) but it was usually like $25 for a full day. There are lots of free wi-fi places outdoors or in bars, but I usually opted to do my internetting from our room. We had such a wonderful time and saw so much that is off the beaten path. I didn't get to swim with the whale sharks and haven't been to Tasmania, so I have to talk DH into another trip some day. He wants to see some of the US instead. I suppose I could suffer and see Alaska next year. :- )
May 4 at 19:07 EST .

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   Prudente  Enjoy your posts about your trip. Especially since I lived in Exmouth from late 87 to 89 and haven't heard of many people going there.
May 6 at 09:12 EST .

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   Ynaught  Last day in Oz! We saw a koala just hanging out in a tree on the Great Ocean Highway. He loved having his picture taken!
   April 30 at 08:37 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  sorry I can only hit like once. Welcome back, what an adventure !!
May 1 at 11:36 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Thank you for all the pictures and comments Miss Y . . . I really enjoyed your trip to the Land of Oz. Welcome back from down-under.
May 3 at 18:09 EST .

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   Ynaught  One of the main objectives of our trip to Australia was to swim with whale sharks. We are here in Exmouth, signed up for a boat trip out to the sharks and the weather is so miserable the boat won't be going! The weather won't be good for two more days and we have to leave in the morning! Bummer squared! There is nothing to do here that doesn't involve the water. We spent an hour and a half "downtown" yesterday and saw all there was to see, shopped in the two places that were open on Anzac Day, and there is only one more place that wasn't open, a surf shop, and we aren't surfers! So, we are spending the day in the hotel room planning another trip next year and trying not to cry!
   April 25 at 22:16 EST .

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   Ynaught  The emus run wild all over the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort! We saw dozens there begging and stealing food. Toddlers and ice cream don't last long together. Apparently there are kangaroos that come in after dark, but we were in bed by 9 PM and we never saw them.
   April 25 at 06:05 EST .

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   Ynaught  Every morning the dolphins come in to the beach at Monkey Mia in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Hundreds of people wade in ankle deep water to greet them. The rangers pick a few lucky souls, usually cute kids, to get to feed them fish! There were about 8-10 dolphins show up when we were there. The rangers know them based on notches on the fins and scars. Some of these dolphins have been coming in for breakfast for 15 years or more.
   April 25 at 06:00 EST .

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   Ynaught  We were lowered down on the boat launch platform to feed sharks! OMG! And it was fun! They were tawny nurse sharks, four of them, and they would come up and bump our knees and wait to be fed morsels of fish! For some reason they like my American knees best and I kept getting bumped! Maybe it was because I was squeaking "Don't touch me!" and wiggling a lot, but they sure did keep coming to me! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience!
   April 21 at 05:06 EST .

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   Ynaught  Because the tides are immense - 10 meters - we sometimes have to get up before dawn for our excursions. We had morning coffee with this moon!
   April 17 at 22:01 EST .

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   Ynaught  Minutes after this shot was taken, 48 seasoned citizens, my husband and I included, were in this water, splashing and laughing and having the time of our lives! It was like the pool scene from Cocoon! It is so hot and the water, one of the few crocodile free pools in the area, was so refreshing!
   April 15 at 22:24 EST .

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