Sunday was a marathon of fun as there were two Magic tournaments followed by a barbecue. This was followed by frantic packing for my big loop. There were a few big chunks of stuff I brought:
- Week of clothing
- Spring camping equipment (for staying in parks in the South)
- Winter camping equipment (for staying in parks in the icy North)
- Computer stuff (two laptops, I’m cool)
- Photography equipment
- Emergency food, 60 bottles of water, emergency car equipment
- 4 sources of GPS data
My car looked like it was packed by a hybrid right-wing survivalist/wildlife photographer. I tried something new, packing each of the above things into separate Rubbermaid bins and bringing 3 clothing bags: 1 night bag, 1 for clean clothing, and 1 for dirty clothing. I did a final once-over of the car, trying to estimate how much more paint I’d lose from my front bumper and left for the glories of America.
Tracking: http://www.suburbanadventure.com/interroloop-location/ I’ll update the map when I hit a new location and a few other times. The application that provides information must run in the foreground which decimates the iPhone’s tiny battery.
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Most of the stops are one of three things:
- Someone I know
- A place significant in the history of America’s nuclear history
- A national park
The total length is a little under 12000 miles. I’ll probably need to have an oil change around stops 16 and 34. The route’ll change as I find things I can see and discover other things I can’t.