OT: Road trip ideas?

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Thru December 2001: OT: Road trip ideas?
By Bob_Chong on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 07:25 pm: Edit

Style Prosthesis!

By Verawench on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 07:14 pm: Edit

RE: "The Secret Lair of Head_Prosthesis"

All those linen aprons, fragrant with wormwood and starch! A boy could lose a monkey under one of those.

By Wolfgang on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 12:04 pm: Edit

Poor little you! I understand, my girlfriend can't even stand the smell of it.

By Leela on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 10:46 am: Edit

Unfortunately my travelling companion hates the taste of anise....

Laura

By Wolfgang on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 08:24 am: Edit

Don't try to fool me with absente!

mars attack

By Wolfgang on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 08:08 am: Edit

Well , if you bring a car load of absinthe maybe you will see ET ;-) (Or at least you will have a drink to share with those little green guys).

By Head_Prosthesis on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 12:53 am: Edit

OH YOU GOTTA GO TO...

http://exoticworld.org/museum/tour01.html

The Stripper Museum! Bring me sumthin' back!

By Leela on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 12:44 am: Edit

We keep changing our minds...now we're leaning toward driving down to Hearst Castle. On the way we'll see the World's Largest Artichoke, the Pez Memoribilia Museum, and the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot (already been to Winchester Mystery House). Then we'll loop inland and head toward such sites as Tassajara Hot Springs, the Buellton Ostrich Farm, and the James Dean Memorial.

I have to get the stereo system in my car upgraded before we leave or else we'll be insane before we hit San Jose :-)

I'm really appreciating all the tips, and am keeping them in mind for the future! Maybe we'll end up driving out to Vegas in December.

Thanks,

Leela

By Thegreenimp on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 10:49 pm: Edit

Stop by a good News Stand and pick up a copy of Route 66 Magazine, they have a website at http://www.route66magazine.com
Nice magazine, with articles about surviving tourist spots and sights to see.
There is a place in Bisbee Arizona, where you can stay in vintage Airstream trailers.
Btw....we have the other surviving Tee Pee Motel Court, outside of Houston, in Wharton TX.
Jay

By Thegreenimp on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 10:48 pm: Edit

Stop by a good News Stand and pick up a copy of Route 66 Magazine, they have a website at http://www.route66magazine.com
Nice magazine, with articles about surviving tourist spots and sight to see.
There is a place in Bisbee Arizona, where you can stay in vintage Airstream trailers.
Btw....we have the other surviving Tee Pee Motel Court, outside of Houston, in Wharton TX.
Jay

By Admin on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 08:11 pm: Edit

Well, since I asked, here's is Pop's blurb on Nevada:


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The ET highway is kind of barren but if your friends end up in hardscrabble Tonopah, the Jim Butler Motel is good & the Jack Dempsey Room at the Mizpah Hotel is a trip.

Carson City has the Lone Mountain Cemetery at the north end by hyway 50 with a zinc Civil War soldier & Mark Twain's niece, Jenny Clemens among others. Casino food is good and cheap. Virginia City is an hour away filled with enough shlock to satisfy anyone, t-shirts, ETs in a jar, cowboy hats, whatever...


By Blygdon on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 08:00 pm: Edit

Road Trip Ideas & Points of Interests along the way:

For similar interests, coming in from different directions, try this site

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/index.html


Why not find the nation's tallest bottle of ketchup (Collinsville, also where over 90% of horseradish is farmed. Love the Horseradish festival.) There needs to be no other reason than the largest tinfoil ball or a mummified cat (or even a 7 legged calf) to go road tripping.

By Leela on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 04:34 pm: Edit

Wow, what awesome suggestions! I mapped out the SF->Rachel->Carson City->Virginia City trip and after I emailed it to my friend it realized it was WAY TOO MUCH DRIVING for 5 days.

I would *love* to do Route 66, but we wanted to do a short "warm up" trip first to see how we get along and how much fun we have.

Now I'm thinking about doing a "completely in California" trip. Possibly some kind of loop heading north from SF along the coast and then coming back inland. Or heading east to the Sierra foothills (Sutter's Mill?) and then north or south and back home again. Or heading south to Hearst Castle and then looping up through Paso Robles and the Salinas Valley or something.

I've been by Casa de Fruita, but have never stopped although I've always wanted to!

Keep those suggestions coming! Thanks!

Leela

By Tlautrec on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 04:22 pm: Edit

Don't forget Primm, at the California-Nevada border on the way to Vegas from Barstow - a totally tacky (if more contemporary in style) border town.

By Morriganlefey on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 04:15 pm: Edit

My secret white-trash dream trip is to rent an old 1950's silver Air-Stream motorhome and spend like 2-3 weeks slowly touring down good ole' 66. Take in ALL the sites at a snail's pace. Buy a t-shirt at every truckstop from Barstow to St. Louis. Listen to plenty of Martin Denny, Esquivel and Rosemary Clooney along the way. Stop and smell the naugahyde, baby.

Someday I'll do it.

- M

By Admin on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 03:28 pm: Edit

Oh! And as you're heading out, one of my favorite tacky stops:

http://www.casadefruta.com/
(it is not nearly as tasteful as the website makes it out to be)

Heh, my dad grew up near here, and the family used to own orchards and pick fruit in Hollister.

But Casa de Fruta is a very silly place. They have "Casa de Gas Station" etc, etc and all kinds of old farm equipment littering the property. Definately worthy of a 30 min stop if you can swing it. That highway is might purty as well.

By Admin on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 03:22 pm: Edit

Yes!

I just did 66 from Mississippi last year all the way to Vegas. And many times with my mother as a wee one.

Sweeeet. The only way to go. Never doing I-10 EVER AGAIN.

By Morriganlefey on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 03:13 pm: Edit

I've only 3 words for ya - ROUTE 66 BABY!!

Teepee tent hotels and concrete dinosaurs!!! (The ones in Pee Wees Big Adventure were filmed along 66). The only downside is you gotta start out down near L.A. though, but there's more weird 1950's Americana per square mile than anywhere else I know.

By Bryan on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 03:08 pm: Edit

Virginia City, if I remember correctly, is about an hour N.E. of Carson City. Old Boothill type graveyard, wooden sidewalks the whole "old west" feel. It's been about 7 or 8 years since I have been there, but I remember it being pretty cool.

By Admin on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 02:59 pm: Edit

Heh, my father is a cemetery historian with a particular affinity for Nevada and the west. I'll check to see if he has any recommended bone yards in the Carson City area.

By Leela on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 02:49 pm: Edit

Hi, this is off-topic but it seems that there's a lot of interesting people here who could give me some suggestions.

A friend of mine and I have decided that we want to take a 5-day road trip from San Francisco. I've got a new Honda Insight (gas/electric hybrid) and I'm dying to hit the open road and see how good gas mileage I can get. One guy reports that on a particular trip he took he got 100 miles per gallon!! Most people get about 63, though.

Anyway, we were thinking of heading east toward Rachel, NV, to look for UFOs or at least just drive along the Extra-Terrestrial highway. My car looks like a space ship so I figured it would be fitting :-) After that, we were either going to head north toward Carson City or south toward Las Vegas, and then loop around back to San Francisco. We're leaning more toward Carson City.

So, in that vast area, does anyone have any suggestions of things not to miss? We're looking for UFOs, weird mini-golf, concrete dinosaurs, ghost towns, gold mines, hot springs, all that kind of stuff.

Thanks,

Laura

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