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    Default Priceless

    Two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Air, Manchester, NH to Louisville, KY $380

    Four days full-size rental car $190

    Four nights motel, king size bed and wi-fi in IL, MS, TN and KY $320

    1300 miles worth of gas, tolls and travel costs $220

    Various meals and incidental costs $250

    Nine states off the Geocaching Map PRICELESS!!


    My wife and I leave 10/18 for a quick hitting trip to bag caches in NINE states.
    Before we come home we hope to have finds in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Twenty hours of drive time, not counting stops to cache, eat and necessity.


    We must be crazy, but it sure is fun.

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    Ya know...if you drove instead of flying, more states

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    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt...

    But when you get back, I'd be interested to hearing your comments about caching in those states! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexmano View Post

    Four nights motel, king size bed and wi-fi in IL, MS, TN and KY $320
    Read the fine print: Taxes not included.

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    Default Southern Jaunt

    Although there's not a lot of time, you need some basic, but important knowledge before you visit these states. First of all, 3 of the 4 are "Red" states. Can you list the top four Nascar drivers competing in the Chase? Do you even know what the chase is? Do you know what scrapple is and where it comes from? Read up on it before you take the plunge at breakfast some morning.

    Rental car? Let's hope it's American made and you know how much horsepower it has. I'd recommend you rent a Chevy Silverado, you'll blend in well with one of those.

    Hats are of critical importance. They won't recognize the Groundspeak logo so leave that hat at home. The top three hats in Tennessee are John Deere, Cat Diesel Power and the new one that says "Sarah makes my knees knock."

    And no matter what you say, don't mention to anybody that you practice law foir a living.

    Don't forget to put gravy on everything you eat. Enjoy the trip. YEEEHA!
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    We'll probably see excuses/explanations for this sterotypically offensive post, but...

    For the record: RULOST2?'s family lives in Mississippi and Tennessee.

    1. They are NOT NASCAR fans.
    2. They don't care for scrapple - a Pennsylvania, New Jersey staple.
    3. Only RULOST2?'s father - a disabled veteran - drives an American car - a Ford Crown Vic.
    4. Hats? Just curious, but what logo is on the hat you're wearing in your avatar?
    5. Yeah - we KNOW you're a lawyer. At least 75% of your posts mention it.
    6. Gravy? Hmmm... Been to the deep south several times, lived in Texas and North Carolina, but never saw anyone putting gravy on everything. Confused about this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    We'll probably see excuses/explanations for this sterotypically offensive post, but...

    For the record: RULOST2?'s family lives in Mississippi and Tennessee.

    1. They are NOT NASCAR fans.
    2. They don't care for scrapple - a Pennsylvania, New Jersey staple.
    3. Only RULOST2?'s father - a disabled veteran - drives an American car - a Ford Crown Vic.
    4. Hats? Just curious, but what logo is on the hat you're wearing in your avatar?
    5. Yeah - we KNOW you're a lawyer. At least 75% of your posts mention it.
    6. Gravy? Hmmm... Been to the deep south several times, lived in Texas and North Carolina, but never saw anyone putting gravy on everything. Confused about this one.
    * Sheesh.!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lexmano View Post
    Two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Air, Manchester, NH to Louisville, KY $380

    Four days full-size rental car $190

    Four nights motel, king size bed and wi-fi in IL, MS, TN and KY $320

    1300 miles worth of gas, tolls and travel costs $220

    Various meals and incidental costs $250

    Nine states off the Geocaching Map PRICELESS!!


    My wife and I leave 10/18 for a quick hitting trip to bag caches in NINE states.
    Before we come home we hope to have finds in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Twenty hours of drive time, not counting stops to cache, eat and necessity.


    We must be crazy, but it sure is fun.

    Sounds like a really fun trip! We're jealous!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    We'll probably see excuses/explanations for this sterotypically offensive post, but...

    For the record: RULOST2?'s family lives in Mississippi and Tennessee.

    1. They are NOT NASCAR fans.
    2. They don't care for scrapple - a Pennsylvania, New Jersey staple.
    3. Only RULOST2?'s father - a disabled veteran - drives an American car - a Ford Crown Vic.
    4. Hats? Just curious, but what logo is on the hat you're wearing in your avatar?
    5. Yeah - we KNOW you're a lawyer. At least 75% of your posts mention it.
    6. Gravy? Hmmm... Been to the deep south several times, lived in Texas and North Carolina, but never saw anyone putting gravy on everything. Confused about this one.

    Whats wrong with gravy? It's a critical part of my 'work until I have a heart attack because by 401k just tanked' retirement strategy!

    All politics aside, Sarah does kind of make my knees knock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Although there's not a lot of time, you need some basic, but important knowledge before you visit these states. First of all, 3 of the 4 are "Red" states. Can you list the top four Nascar drivers competing in the Chase? Do you even know what the chase is? Do you know what scrapple is and where it comes from? Read up on it before you take the plunge at breakfast some morning.

    Rental car? Let's hope it's American made and you know how much horsepower it has. I'd recommend you rent a Chevy Silverado, you'll blend in well with one of those.

    Hats are of critical importance. They won't recognize the Groundspeak logo so leave that hat at home. The top three hats in Tennessee are John Deere, Cat Diesel Power and the new one that says "Sarah makes my knees knock."

    And no matter what you say, don't mention to anybody that you practice law foir a living.

    Don't forget to put gravy on everything you eat. Enjoy the trip. YEEEHA!
    Maybe you should do a write-up on how to fit in here in Maine . . . hopefully folks would see it for what it is . . . a light-hearted bit of humor . . . nothing less, nothing more.

    Here are some ideas to get you started . . . again, this is all in jest.

    Maine Fashion: Plaid . . . it's not just for golfers here in Maine. Red and black or green and black checkered plaid wool coats are required to fit in here in Maine . . . however you should not limit yourself to wearing them only in the Winter . . . these coats should be worn at least during the Fall, Winter, Spring and any day in the Summer when the temps fall below 70 degrees.

    Maine Vehicles: Vehicles in Maine should either consist of a pick-up truck with a gunrack in it (although said gunrack may hold a gun, carpenter level or fishing rod) and at least one bumper sticker that says something about using plastic toilet paper if you're opposed to logging. Option: You may also elect to drive a Subaru . . . if it's at least ten years old, has a cracked windshield, a minimum of two rusted out wheel wells and a bad exhaust.

    Maine Food: The key thing to know about Maine Palates is that everything should be bland-tasting . . . the only two spices you need in the kitchen is salt and pepper . . . unless you would count ketchup or vinegar as a spice. Also, put butter on everything . . . and if you don't put butter on said food item, douse it in either vinegar or ketchup. Note: If you order lobster at a seafood restaurant instead of clams, smelts, scallops or haddock folks will know that you are not a native Mainer.

    Conversing with Maine Natives: Topics of interest to Mainers include . . . the weather, which is better: Ford or Chevy, the weather, the new restaurant in town, the weather, politics, the weather, how the garden is growing, the weather, the price of electricity, the weather, how much snow will come this winter, the weather, the price of heating oil, the weather, the price of gasoline, the weather, the newest electric generator, the weather.
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