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Old 07-26-2018, 06:46 PM   #1
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Road Trip from Arizona To Maryland And Everywhere In Between

I wanted to thank everyone who gave me ideas of what to eat and see along our most recent road trip …
ISO Restaurant & Sightseeing Recommendations
Both DH and I had a BLAST!!
And as Missus Dear Friend likes to say
"... and you guys didn't kill each other, again".


So, to catch y'all up...

We started out from our home in Arizona, making our first nights stop in Tumcumcari New Mexico... no place to really write home about. It was simply a stop to rest up, have a meal in our room and motor on …

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I prepped one meal ahead of time so that we could just relax our first night, AND there isn't much in Tucumcari
So, it was one of our favorite meals, grilled Teriyaki b/s Chicken thighs, steamed white rice with Aloha Brand Shoyu
(I want to tell you a quick story about these individual packs of Aloha Shoyu--- I "cockaroached" - what we say in Hawaii when you do a five finger discount - some packs while back home in May )
and my quick Cucumber Kim Chee, YUM! Most ono, comforting and we went right to sleep...

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Old 07-26-2018, 10:04 PM   #2
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Ohhh goodie!! I love a travel log. Can't wait to hear more!!!
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:28 AM   #3
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Right K-L?
I love to hear about other folks travels, it gives me inspiration, yeah?

I forgot to mention that I had made breakfast for the road too, Blast Off Food as I call it.
We usually leave so early in the AM and we're not really ready to eat then, maybe about an hour or so into our road trip.


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I made us Spam Musubi to start us out,
We travel with a cooler behind my seat, full of drinks.
I had bottled water, some juice, Iced Tea, cream for coffee in our hotel room, and a thermos of coffee too! Gotta stay alert!!!

I also always travel with paper plates, plastic forks, spoons and knives...
a coupla rolls of paper towels, TP (ya neva know!), a few old kitchen towels for various uses (mostly to mop up any messes and to use as gross picnic table coverage at rest stops when we stop to have lunch of sandwiches, and yes I have those makings with us too )
I have a plastic milk carton grate that comes with us, filled with my "kitchen goods" which also includes a plastic flexible cutting board, a very inexpensive very sharp knife, S&P grinder containers, snacks, homemade goodies, and don't forget a coupla cases of bottled water and a case of TJ's Three Buck Chuck!
As I say, we travel self-contained! We don't want for much

And NO, we don't drive a HUGE truck, simply a Honda CR-V that now has almost 122,000 miles on it

Come along for the ride, I'll fill you in
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:58 AM   #4
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I spent the night once in Tucumcari! Not much to write home about there, except for maybe the name, which is just fun to say!
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:08 AM   #5
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Im not the biggest fan of flying, so over the past few years we've done many road trips (actually doing another one in the fall). Usually our first day's travel snacks are any vegetables we have left in the fridge ( last thing we want to do is come home to a produce draw filled with rotten veggies). We cut up the carrots, celery, cucumbers .... We usually get some apples too. They are pretty good traveling fruit which hold up pretty well. Being vegetarians, we sometimes run into food issues in some remote places, so we always have PBJ on hand , just incase.

Ill be paying attention to this thread for some new ideas.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:27 PM   #6
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I agree with you JJ, Tucumcari, it's just fun to say...

Yeah Larry, both DH and I are with you! I fly only if we HAVE to.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:32 PM   #7
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I spent the night once in Tucumcari! Not much to write home about there, except for maybe the name, which is just fun to say!
It's mentioned on a song by Little Feat..good tune, also..
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:47 PM   #8
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Next Stop ...

Fort Smith Arkansas

DH and I our huge American History buffs and this stop did not disappoint.

Steve, I had my eye on the Rib Room that you suggested, only thing is, they're closed on Sundays, as many restaurants where here.

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Bricktown Brewery, located in a beautiful, historic building! Gorgeous!

We had spent more time than we had expected at the Fort Smith NHS, so it was a late lunch/early dinner for us two.
We shared an order of the Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, and the cheese dip was outstanding!
We each ordered the Bricktown Burger, also quite delicious!
My designated driver had water, while I enjoyed a lovely locally brewed dark Beer, can't remember what it was called but it was great!

We had a pretty nasty storm come in, so it was back to the hotel for refuge.
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I wish my recent travels would have been for fun. I was planning to go on a road rally with a whole lot of MINI Cooper owners, but had to work, instead. I traveled a lot, but it wasn't at all fun.

BTW, Rock, Little Feat is one of my favorite bands. I first heard of them when the released Texas Twister -- fell in love with there sound.

Sorry for the thread-jack. Carry on.



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It's mentioned on a song by Little Feat..good tune, also..

HA!
DH really likes Little Feat and we had not heard this song before... so I played the video for him and all he could do was laugh!
"... Tucson to Tucumcari … Tehachapi to Tonapah …"
All places we've been.
There's another town name that I love, Tehachapi, it's really beautiful there too, well when the weather cooperates that is
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