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Day One:
Oklahoma: I-35
Texas: I-35 | I-35W

Day Two:
Texas: I-35W | I-30 | I-20 | I-10

Day Three:
Texas: I-10
New Mexico: I-10
Arizona: I-10

Day Four:
Arizona: I-19

Day Five:
Arizona: I-10 | I-17

Day Six:
Arizona: I-10 | I-17 |
AZ 51 | Loop 101 |
Loop 202 | U.S. 60

Day Seven:
Arizona: AZ 51 | AZ 143 |
AZ 153 | Loop 202 |
Loop 303

Day Eight:
Arizona: I-17 | I-40
New Mexico: I-40

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New Mexico: I-40
Texas: I-40
Oklahoma: I-40 | I-44

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March 12-20, 2004

Spring Break is a wonderful time in any college student's life. It is a break from the many struggles of academia and is a wonderful opportunity to get out of wherever it is you live and go someplace warm. This year, I will go on a roadtrip for the fourth consecutive Spring Break. The tradition of Spring Break roadtrips began for me in 2001, when my best friend and I went to Dallas, back when I considered that a long drive. In 2002, I went on the first ever "official road scholar" roadtrip, as I drove all of the turnpikes of Oklahoma from beginning to end. Last year, I went to Delaware to visit friends, which really began the long roadtrips!

For the year 2004, I will be going to Arizona to see some Spring Training baseball games. I have always wanted to do this, and this year, things have finally worked out to where I am able to go. So on Friday, March 12, at 2 pm, just 70 minutes after my final class ends before the break, I will be leaving Oklahoma City by going south on Interstate 35, and I will be driving to Ft. Worth on that day. Saturday, I will be going from Ft. Worth, west on Interstate 20 to its western end (which also means I will clinch that interstate on that day!), and then take Interstate 10 West to Van Horn in middle of nowhere west Texas. Sunday, March 14, I will be taking Interstate 10 West to Tucson, where I will spend two nights.

The plan in Tucson is to arrive Sunday afternoon, and then go to church somewhere that night. Monday morning, I will be driving Interstate 19 end-to-end in both directions, and then that afternoon, I will be seeing my first spring training game when the Chicago White Sox take on the Colorado Rockies in Tucson.

Tuesday morning (3/16), I will leave Tucson and go to Phoenix, where I will spend three days and three nights in the Valley of the Sun. Tuesday afternoon, I will see the San Francisco Giants vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. Wednesday morning, I will be driving some of the local freeways of Phoenix before taking in a game featuring the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. Thursday morning, I will either sleep in or finish driving the freeways of the Phoenix area that I didn't see the morning before, and then I will see my final game when the Oakland Athletics take on the Kansas City Royals. Thursday night, I will see an NHL hockey game when the Detroit Red Wings visit the Phoenix Coyotes. Go Red Wings!

Friday morning (3/19), I will leave Phoenix on Interstate 17 and head towards Flagstaff, weather permitting. From there, I plan to go east on Interstate 40 to Albuquerque. And, finally, on Saturday, I plan on going from Albuquerque to Home Sweet Home.

Planned trip route:

Friday, March 12 - Interstate 35 South --> Interstate 35W South --> Ft. Worth, TX Motel 6

Saturday, March 13 - Interstate 35W South --> Interstate 30 West --> Interstate 20 West --> Interstate 10 West --> Van Horn, TX Motel 6

Sunday, March 14 - Interstate 10 West --> Tucson, AZ Motel 6

Monday, March 15:
Morning - Drive Interstate 19 both ways
Afternoon - Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado Rockies

Tuesday, March 16:
Morning - Interstate 10 West --> Interstate 17 North --> Phoenix, AZ Motel 6
Afternoon - San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Wednesday, March 17:
Morning - Freeways of Phoenix sidetrip
Afternoon - Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers

Thursday, March 18:
Morning - AZ 143, AZ 153, and Loop 303 sidetrip
Afternoon - Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals
Evening - NHL game - Detroit Red Wings vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Friday, March 19 - Interstate 17 North --> Interstate 40 East --> Albuquerque, NM Motel 6

Saturday, March 20 - Interstate 40 East --> Interstate 44 West

Trip so far:
Friday, March 12 - Drove 195 miles from Oklahoma City, OK to Fort Worth, TX | Pictures

Saturday, March 13 - Drove 545 miles from Fort Worth, TX to Van Horn, TX | Pictures
Sunday, March 14 - Drove 465 miles from Van Horn, TX to Tucson, AZ | Pictures
Monday, March 15 - Drove 170 miles on a sidetrip along Interstate 19 | Pictures
Tuesday, March 16 - Drove 152 miles from Tucson, AZ to Phoenix, AZ | Pictures
Wednesday, March 17 - Drove 219 miles on a sidetrip around Phoenix | Pictures
Thursday, March 18 - Drove 143 miles on another sidetrip around Phoenix | Pictures
Friday, March 19 - Drove 477 miles from Phoenix, AZ to Albuquerque, NM | Pictures
Saturday, March 20 - Drove 559 miles from Albuquerque, NM to Oklahoma City, OK | Pictures

Trip distance - 2,979 miles