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Summer 2005 Roadtrip
Trip Summaries

DAY FIVE SUMMARY
Saturday, July 9, 2005

I ended the day just about 200 miles from where I was the night before, yet in OKRoads fashion, I made it a 674 mile trip. There were four states that I drove through for the first time on this day. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire became the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st states covered by OKRoads. The skies were cloudy for most of the day, with a few sprinkles here and there. It was a beautiful drive and I learned that drivers in New England are worse than those in Texas, and that's saying something!

Day Five Log:
Departed Holiday Inn (Horseheads, NY) - 6:22 AM; mile 98,694
Mobil (Sayre, PA) - Gas - 6:49 AM; mile 98,717
Connecticut Welcome Center - 10:19 AM; mile 98,951
Subway (Springfield, MA) - Lunch - 11:49 AM-12:14 PM; mile 99,041
Vermont Welcome Center - 1:09 PM; mile 99,099
New Hampshire Welcome Center - 2:12 PM; mile 99,169
Getty (Lebanon, NH) - Break - 2:20 PM; mile 99,171
Massachusetts Turnpike Service Area (Lee, MA) - Gas - 4:47 PM; mile 99,333
Arrived Comfort Inn (Castleton, NY) - 5:47 PM; mile 99,368

DAY SIX SUMMARY
Sunday, July 10, 2005

For the first time this trip, there were clear skies for almost the entire day on Day Six. The only exception was the first hour. I started out by driving Interstate 90 West, then Interstate 787 South to Interstate 87 North to bypass the closed section of Interstate 90 in Albany. After rejoining Interstate 90, I took that for most of the rest of the day, except for a sidetrip along Interstate 190 and 290 to Niagara Falls and the final five miles were on Interstate 71 in Cleveland, Ohio, where I ended the day after 574 miles of driving.

Day Six Log:
Departed Comfort Inn (Castleton, NY) - 6:53 AM; mile 99,394
Schulyer Service Area - Break - 8:20 AM; mile 99,493
Ontario Service Area - Gas - 10:40 AM; mile 99,647
Clarence Service Area - Lunch - 11:17-11:49 AM; mile 99,685
Niagara Falls - 12:39-1:19 PM; mile 99,735
Ohio Welcome Center - 3:51 PM; mile 99,885
Arrived Holiday Inn (Cleveland, OH) - 5:17 PM; mile 99,968

DAY SEVEN SUMMARY
Monday, July 11, 2005

The cloudy skies returned on this day, but there wasn't too much in the way of precipitation. There wasn't too much in the way of scenery either, except for my driving around the Cincinnati area. Besides that, it was a return to the Midwest as I drove to Bloomington, Illinois. I clinched two interstates on this day, both beltways, as I drove all of Interstate 270 in Columbus and Interstate 275 in Cincinnati. Also, I broke the 100,000 mile mark on my car at Exit 218 on Interstate 71 in Ohio.

Day Seven Log:
Departed Holiday Inn (Cleveland, OH) - 7:06 AM; mile 99,977
BP (Cleveland, OH) - Gas - 7:07 AM; mile 99,977
Ohio Tourist Information Center - 11:10 AM; mile 100,248
Kentucky Welcome Center - 12:02 PM; mile 100,299
Valvoline Instant Oil Change (Walton, KY) - Oil Change - 12:15-12:29 PM; mile 100,301
Circle K (Crawfordsville, KY) - Break - 3:37 PM CDT; mile 100,573
Indiana Welcome Center - 4:20 PM; mile 100,611
Illinois Welcome Center - 4:42 PM; mile 100,631
Citgo (Mahamet, IL) - Gas - 5:19 PM; mile 100,668
Arrived Comfort Inn (Bloomington, IL) - 6:05 PM; mile 100,713

DAY EIGHT SUMMARY
Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The remnants of Hurricane Dennis made this day begin on the wet side. I took a sidetrip to Milwaukee and clinched Interstate 794. Then I headed west towards Madison and Rochester, Minnesota, which is where I ended the day after just 528 miles of driving. The rain ended near Portage, WI, and the skies were clear to partly cloudy for the rest of the day.

Day Eight Log:
Departed Comfort Inn (Bloomington, IL) - 8:24 AM; mile 100,731
Wisconsin Welcome Center - 10:44 AM; mile 100,882
Taco Bell (Delavan, WI) - Lunch - 11:10-11:28 AM; mile 100,906
Lake Michigan - 12:29 PM; mile 100,965
Citgo (Milwaukee, WI) - Gas - 12:38 PM; mile 100,967
Wisconsin Dells - 2:40 PM; mile 101,098
Minnesota Welcome Center - 4:17 PM; mile 101,190
Arrived Holiday Inn (Rochester, MN) - 5:24 PM; mile 101,259

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 12, 2005