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Getting that itch to hit the road

11 days (with more than enough to do: isn't there a corollary to Murphy's Law that before going on a trip and/or vacation you have to do all the work beforehand which would need to be done while you're gone?) and I'm itching to get on the road, although nothing has been packed.
The last time I made a month-long road trip was my Bicentennial Trip with Eric. We left Colorado and went to Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, up to St. Louis through Tennessee, Arkansas and then back through Kansas to Colorado.
This is a bus stop near Nogales, taken on that trip.


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