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  1. Hi Mike,


    Yay! I'm glad that we seem to have fixed the issue. We're pleased to hear that you are enjoying the site. :-)


    Thanks everyone for your feedback and letting us know if you experience a problem. Your patience while we try to resolve issues is also appreciated.

  2. Hi Denny, We think we might have found the problem -- and hopefully fixed it. We found some code in the Invision Power Board template and removed it. So, if the issue doesn't resurface, I'm betting that was the problem. If it resurfaces, however, please let us know. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  3. Hi MIke,


    I THINK we have the issue with "Liking" images fixed. Full members may now like, etc. In addressing the issue, we think we finally remedied the problem with the quantity of images allowed to be posted within forum messages for Full Members. Additionally, we were able to add a new fun feature for Full Members: the ability to personalize your profile page (add a background image, etc.). If anyone experiences continued problems with those features, please let us know.


    Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention!

  4. Hi Dale, Hi Dave,

    I checked to see if I could find a way to increase the size of allowable uploads to posts for Forum members. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any way to adjust attachment size. I am only able to adjust the type of attachment. I'll check with our webmaster to see if he might be able to help with this issue. Until then, I encourage you to check out the Photo Gallery section of the Forum. I didn't see any imposed limits on Gallery uploads. Thx, Becky

  5. Hi Dale, Hi Dave, I just saw your posts. I'll see what if anything can be done on our end to resolve the photo storage issues on the forum. One question, did you try posting the photos in the Forum's Gallery and then linking to them in your Forum post?


    Thanks for posting about this issue so we can look into possible solutions.


  6. In this issue...



    Summer in Springfield, Ill.

    From our Road News Desk

    Museum in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    Lake of the Ozarks Getaway




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    We wish to welcome all new subscribers to American Road. We're glad to have you

    along for the ride!


    The print edition of the Summer 2012 issue of American Road magazine mailed last

    week. For those who subscribed prior to May 31, you should receive your copy soon.

    If you missed the initial mailing, a second is planned at the beginning of August.

    We hope you enjoy the newsletter.



    Ten is a wondrous number. Consider the way it counts: One plus two plus three plus four equals ten-a sum that leads mathematicians to label ten a perfect number. Ten is the original skinny-and-fat team-a one-O combo that puts the oomph into birthdays, anniversaries, and shuffleboard courts. Ten tallies commandments, Buddhist realms, and lords-a-leaping. It's even-steven-and turns on a dime and a decimal. Ten is a green spot for Alexander Hamilton. It's

    a cinematic assessment of Bo Derek in cornrows. In short, its appeal adds up.


    Traditionally, ten represents a culmination-a completion-of a cycle. And so it is

    with this edition of American Road. Ten years ago, this magazine was a faraway light

    winking on the horizon of a place called What-Could-Be.


    Today, we are proud to say that each issue of American Road reaches tens of thousands

    of readers-and guides them on road trips across the nation along life's nostalgic,

    historic, and scenic lanes.


    This issue of American Road has been designed to commemorate our decennial milestone.

    Inside, you'll find a compilation of our greatest two-lane tales.


    We hope you enjoy the issue.


    We wish you a safe and fun-filled Summer!



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    History Comes Alive in Downtown Springfield, Illinois

    From the Springfield Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau


    It's happening before your eyes, it's everywhere, it's seven days a week, and best

    of all it's FREE! This summer historic downtown Springfield will be brimming with

    live performances and fun activities that will completely transport you back in

    time to the hometown Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. Featuring storytelling and

    interaction with nineteenth century character presenters in full period dress, music

    from Lincoln's era, and even appearances by Mr. Lincoln himself! This is one trip

    to the past you won't want to miss!


    Springfield is filled with Abe Lincoln sites-the only home he ever owned, his law

    office, final resting place, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, just to

    name a few. Don't be surprised if you find yourself lunching next to a couple of

    nineteenth century ladies at their favorite bistro. Or, catch a fly ball at a vintage-style

    baseball game. Hit the streets throughout the summer for the FREE History Comes

    Alive event. Something new is happening everyday in Springfield!


    From romance to family fun or education, getaways are just plain fun in Springfield,

    Illinois! With so many exciting and budget-friendly sites and activities, you'll

    have to come back to try them all! Springfield, Illinois

    . .Your Not-So-Far-Away Getaway!





    Search the Calendar of Events by date, name, city, or state/region from the US and Canada.


    Picture yourself in the Picture of the Month

    - download a FREE mobile wallpaper, road trip itinerary, and more!


    - download Getaway Activity Guides to plan your exciting adventure for the entire


    Find a Road Trip Itinerary

    - search by region and download trip itineraries to plan your next journey.




    From our Road News Desk...

    Western United States - A study of venerable national park lodges such as El Tovar

    in the Grand Canyon and the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone provides far more than

    a lesson in changing architectural styles. It also offers a glimpse of a young country's

    evolving priorities, vacationing styles, and values. And, sometimes, classic lodges

    support the cliche that, "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

    Read more. . .


    Collinsville, Ill. Reserve a spot at the Contemporary Indian Art Show at Cahokia

    Mounds State Historic Site from July 13 to July 15. Kick off the weekend at the

    opening reception Friday evening. Shop for Native American fine arts, sculptures,

    and jewelry.



    A Civil War Remembrance: Living History & Surrender Ceremony

    Presented by Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    Come for a time of remembrance when you step into the past at Oaklands Historic

    House Museum July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrate the sesquicentennial of

    the Civil War.


    On the morning of July 13, 1862, Col. William Duffield and the 9th Michigan Infantry

    were camped at Oaklands and around Maneys' Spring when Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford

    Forrest charged into Murfreesboro and soon overpowered the Federals camped there.

    By the end of the day, Col. Forrest accepted the Union surrender inside Oaklands



    To mark this occasion, living history camps will be on the grounds. Guided museum

    tours will take place on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Remembrance

    Surrender Ceremony-along the drive of the mansion at 2 p.m.-will include both Union

    and Confederate living history demonstrators.


    Parking will be located on Roberts Street and the entrance will be at the pavilion. Email info@oaklandsmuseum.org.


    Oaklands Historic House Museum is located at 900 North Maney Avenue. It is a nationally registered historic landmark

    that reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.



    Discover Adventure & Fun at Lake of the Ozarks

    Spend the summer at Missouri's State Parks


    Recreational adventure comes in all varieties at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Lake

    of the Ozarks State Park at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. Hikers, cyclists,

    sightseers, horseback riders, campers, anglers, kids, boaters, and nature lovers

    of all ages can find a formula for fun among the borders of these two treasures

    of the state park system.


    Ha Ha Tonka State Park has 3,709 acres to explore and is home to one of the most

    fascinating sites and stories in Missouri: The ruins of a European-style "castle"

    perched high atop a bluff overlooking the Lake.


    The park features eight caves, some of which were used as hideouts by bandits and

    others were used as Native American sacred places. Other natural wonders at Ha Ha

    Tonka include a sinkhole called the Colosseum, a natural bridge sixty feet long

    and seventy feet wide, a glade and a woodland area with more than four hundred species

    of animal and plant life. Ha Ha Tonka is also home to Missouri's twelfth largest

    spring (named after the park)-which discharges approximately fifty-eight million

    gallons of water daily into the Niangua arm of the Lake.


    The Lake of the Ozarks State Park, on the Grand Glaize arm of the Lake, is the largest

    state park in Missouri. With an assortment of opportunities for both recreation

    and natural exploration, it's no surprise that Lake of the Ozarks State Park is

    not only Missouri's largest but-with more than one million guests annually-also

    one of its most visited.



    American Road Magazine | PO Box 46519 | Mt. Clemens | MI | 48046

  7. Hi there. Thanks for adding the event to our online calendar. We deactivated the calendar on the Forum so that events would all be listed in one main calendar - and open to everyone. Thanks Dave for helping Ezra find the submission form. I've been off the forum for a little while - due to deadlines. And we agree, the Lincoln Highway Conference is a great event!

  8. Good ideas Charlie.


    We're signed up for all the different hotel rewards programs, too.


    We've been redeeming points earned on credit card purchases for gas cards to help out with travel expenses. Costco gas usually runs .10 per gallon less than other stations around us - so we try to fill up there. And, w/ an Amex card through Costco they give a higher cash back % than many other cards (up to 4% for Executive Members if memory serves).


    I look forward to hearing everyone's ideas!

  9. I think it might be time to revisit this topic - given the current state of fuel affairs. Does anyone have any tips/strategies they are using to save some $?


    We're on a special diet due to food allergies and I've found that ordering certain foods online and in bulk (such as gluten free bread mix and prezels) saves quite a bit - usually between .25 - $1 per container (especially if you order enough to qualify for free shipping). It also eliminates some runs to the grocery store (and that's no problem for me, because I really dislike grocery shopping anyway!).


    I also was successful in reducing our internet/phone/cable package price after we received a special offer from a competitor. It saved ~$10/month on our bill.


    Other ideas?

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