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Summer 2005 Roadtrip
Trip Summaries

DAY ONE SUMMARY
Tuesday, July 5, 2005

The day started out cloudy, then became rainy between Seminole and Okemah, OK. After that, though, the rain stopped for the rest of the day. The skies remained mostly cloudy for most of the day, but the weather still cooperated for the most part. I drove 824 miles on this day and ended up in Crossville, TN.

Day One Log:
Departed Home (Oklahoma City, OK) - 6:28 AM; mile 95,739
7-11 (Oklahoma City, OK) - Gas - 6:31 AM; mile 95,739
Love's (Seminole, OK) - Break - 7:32 AM; mile 95,794
Arkansas Welcome Center (Van Buren, AR) - 9:31 AM; mile 95,933
Hardee's (Conway, AR) - Lunch - 11:22-11:50 AM; mile 96,062
Diamond Shamrock (Conway, AR) - Gas - 11:52 AM; mile 96,062
BP (Brownsville, TN) - Break - 3:07 PM; mile 96,288
Pilot (Hurricane Mills, TN) - Gas - 4:31 PM; mile 96,377
Arrived Holiday Inn Express (Crossville, TN) - 7:21 PM; mile 96,563

DAY TWO SUMMARY
Wednesday, July 6, 2005

The weather was a lot like the day before, with cloudy skies at the beginning then partly cloudy skies later. The main highlight of this day came at 5:10 PM, when I clinched Interstate 40. From there, I went south on U.S. 17 to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, where I stayed at a Holiday Inn.

Day Two Log:
Departed Holiday Inn Express (Crossville, TN) - 5:57 AM; mile 96,563
BP (Newport, TN) - Gas - 9:23 AM EDT; mile 96,719
North Carolina Tourist Information Center - 9:55 AM; mile 96,747
Valvoline Instant Oil Change (Asheville, NC) - Oil Change - 10:44-11:20 AM; mile 96,790
BP (Meadow, NC) - Gas - 3:46 PM; mile 97,112
Arrived Holiday Inn (Mt. Pleasant, SC) - 8:42 PM; mile 97,388

DAY THREE SUMMARY
Thursday, July 7, 2005

On this day, it was a tale of two weather conditions. When I began, it was sunny, and it remained that way for the first 200 miles. But then I entered the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy, and it was all downhill from there. It rained for almost all of the rest of the day. It frustrated me to my wit's end and so I cut the day short. I still drove 563 miles and made it to Princeton, West Virginia, but I had wanted to get to Charleston. Guess I'll make up the mileage lost later. But I did clinch five interstates on this day, Interstates 26, 126, 526, 181, and 381.

Day Three Log:
Departed Holiday Inn (Mt. Pleasant, SC) - 6:51 AM; mile 97,388
Kangaroo (Mt. Pleasant, SC) - Gas - 7:39 AM; mile 97,421
Rest Area (Near Columbia, SC) - Break - 9:15 AM; mile 97,527
South Carolina Welcome Center - 11:20 AM; mile 97,662
Burger King (Landrum, SC) - Lunch - 11:33-11:55 AM; mile 97,670
Shell (Erwin, TN) - Gas - 1:26 PM; mile 97,763
West Virginia Welcome Center (Princeton, WV) - 5:32 PM; mile 97,950
Arrived Holiday Inn Express (Princeton, WV) - 5:41 PM; mile 97,951

DAY FOUR SUMMARY
Friday, July 8, 2005

With the exception of some fog and clouds in West Virginia and some sprinkles near the end of the day, the weather was great on this day. It was also a cool day, with high temperatures in the 60s. I made it to Horseheads, New York, and the Holiday Inn at the eastern terminus of Interstate 86. Just before 5 pm, I entered the state of New York for the first time, and was impressed with the scenery of the state.

Day Four Log:
Departed Holiday Inn Express (Princeton, WV) - 7:03 AM; mile 97,951
Exxon (Big Chimney, WV) - Gas - 8:39 AM; mile 98,055
Pennsylvania Welcome Center - 11:00 AM; mile 98,222
Wendy's (Washington, PA) - Lunch - 11:38-11:59 AM; mile 98,258
Kwik Fill (Slippery Rock, PA) - Gas - 2:42 PM; mile 98,394
Arrived Holiday Inn (Horseheads, NY) - 7:37 PM; mile 98,694

Trip pages:
(Note: This list is subject to change. I am currently on the trip and there may be additions and subtractions made.)

Trip Summaries:

Days 1-4

Days 5-8

Days 9-11

Oklahoma:
Interstate 40

Arkansas:
Interstate 40 | U.S. 71

Tennessee:
Interstate 26 | Interstate 40 | Interstate 65 | Interstate 181 | Interstate 440

North Carolina:
Interstate 26 | Interstate 40 | Interstate 440 | U.S. 17 | NC 132

South Carolina:
Interstate 26 | Interstate 126 | Interstate 526 | U.S. 17

Virginia:
Interstate 77 | Interstate 81 | Interstate 381 | U.S. 23 | U.S. 58

West Virginia:
Interstate 77 | Interstate 79

Pennsylvania:
Interstate 79 | Interstate 86 | Interstate 90 | Interstate 279 | Interstate 376 | Interstate 579 | U.S. 20 | PA 8

New York:
Interstate 86 | Interstate 90 | Interstate 190 | Interstate 290 | Interstate 390 | Interstate 490 | Interstate 990 | NY 390

Ohio:
Interstate 71 | Interstate 74 | Interstate 75 | Interstate 90 | Interstate 270 | Interstate 275 | Interstate 471

Indiana:
Interstate 275

Kentucky:
Interstate 65 | Interstate 71 | Interstate 75 | Interstate 264 | Interstate 275 | Interstate 471

Alabama:
Interstate 10 | Interstate 65 | Interstate 165 | Interstate 565

Mississippi:
Interstate 10 | Interstate 20 | Interstate 59 | Interstate 110 | Interstate 220

Louisiana:
Interstate 10 | Interstate 20 | Interstate 59 | Interstate 220 | U.S. 71

Page created: July 05, 2005
Last updated: July 09, 2005