Next week my wife and I will be driving our daughter from the DC area to Missouri to start college. It's I-64 almost all the way. We are going to hoof it going west, but coming back we thought we'd take our time and only drive 5 or 6 hours a day, turning it into a 3 day trip. That will leave us several hours a day to stop. [more inside]
posted by COD
on Aug 5, 2014 -
Tomorrow I'm driving from Indianapolis to Terre Haute, and have 3-4 hours longer than I need to make the drive. Any good detours or stops I should consider? [more inside]
posted by heyforfour
on Jun 27, 2014 -
I just want reliable, reasonable non-AAA roadside assistance, but thus far I've been thwarted on the "reliable and reasonable" part. C'mon, hasn't competition made this happen yet? I'm not a big fan of AAA's well-known lobbying activities, and even if I made peace with the politics, their relentless direct-mail campaign has put them on my shit list forever. [more inside]
posted by desuetude
on Jan 14, 2013 -
ROAD TRIP! We're looking for a route from Buffalo to Nashville that lets us stop for great food, cheesy retro attractions and things each of us would enjoy. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Recommendations for crazy Texas roadside weirdness along I35 between DFW and Austin appropriate for children? [more inside]
posted by dejah420
on Jul 20, 2011 -
Stuffing a 7, 5 and 3-year-old into the backseat of a Corolla and driving from Colorado Springs through Nebraska and Iowa to Madison, Wis. Happy to take the trip over two days and stop frequently to maintain sanity; any recommended pit stops? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Aug 23, 2010 -
AAA alternatives? So I've just learned about the political lobbying AAA does, and I'd rather not support that if I can help it. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy
on Jul 9, 2009 -
If we are driving with kids (9 and 5) from upstate NY (Rochester) to DC, where can we stop in PA off of route 15 for a picnic, run-around and see-something-cool-or-weird break? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Jun 23, 2009 -
My wife, 6 month old daughter, and I are driving from Santa Cruz to San Diego, then back up through LA and Santa Barbara. I'm looking for places to stop along the way. [more inside]
posted by zito75
on Jul 28, 2008 -
In an online treasure hunt, one of the clues is a photo of a piece of artwork made out of green bottles. The photo is included inside. Does anyone know where/what this is? [more inside]
posted by hades
on Jun 28, 2006 -
in my local newspaper on the removal of roadside crosses (and having just read Carl Hiassen's "Skinny Dip," in which a minor character collects roadside crosses and replants them in his backyard) made me wonder if non-Christians put up non-cross roadside memorials, and if there are websites with examples.
posted by Joleta
on Jul 14, 2005 -
So, a murder happened in front of my house while we were on vacation last week. Now there is a shrine there around my tree about 5 feet from the bottom of my steps and people coming by day and night leaving stuff and lighting candles.
I don't mind the shrine, but how long do I leave that stuff there? How can I get people to not leave candles burning there (I am worried about fire danger.) Am I responsible for disposing of the stuff?
I have some ideas, but would like some suggestions.
Here's a link to the info about the murder.
posted by aacheson
on Jul 2, 2004 -