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  1. Click to read the American Road Summer 2011 Newsletter
  2. South Fork, CO road trip-@ S end of San Luis Valley-Oldest Church in CO/Freemont's Camp/Jack Dempsey Boxing Mus http://dld.bz/southforktours
  3. Need a last minute gift for Dad? Order a gift subscription to American Road. Special offer for our Forum Members: $12.95/1yr, or $24.95/2yr sub to American Road http://dld.bz/acqdR Enjoy the day!
  4. Check out this video of a bus trip in 1945. Lots of concrete highways! Cool! Wish they would have said more about the route they were traveling. Thanks for sharing!
  5. At least it sounds like it didn't have roaming charges!
  6. It was a great day for frozen custard today... We started discussing classic frozen custard stands on our Facebook page. We'd love to know your favorite(s) and what makes them special.
  7. Great news. To read the article: http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/marvel-54452-dougherty-new.html
  8. Road Trip-Near Beloit, Wis.-Marvel @ Tiffany Bridge (1869) the only remaining 5-arch stone railway bridge. http://dld.bz/aaSCA
  9. Hi Dave, I'll have to see if we have any of the membership card stock left. If we do I can reprint one for you. Becky
  10. Greetings everyone. We are thrilled to announce a new format for the American Road magazine index that American Road Forum Member Rick Etchells started a few years ago and continues to update for us. This format update has been some time coming, but, they say all good things are worth the wait. With Rick's help, we developed a search tool, that returns results based upon a query. Here's a link to access the Back Issue Index tool. You'll also find a link to the Back Issue Index tool under the "Magazine" navigation button and in the footer of each page in the main section of the American Road magazine website. We welcome any suggestions to continue to enhance the tool. Please join me in thanking Rick and the rest of the American Road staff who worked on this project! We hope you find this tool useful. Best, Becky
  11. Only 10 more days to enter the American Road Trip Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 gas card or a $250 Hells Canyon Byway Vacation Package (1 entry/person). Good luck! http://americanroadmagazine.com/sweepstakes.html
  12. Greetings everyone, Tune in to American Road Trip Talk. This week: When filmmakers want to create a dinosaur domain for our imaginations, there is one favorite place on earth that they go to create their prehistoric settings: The Hawaiian island of Kauai. Specifically, they set up their cameras in the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Our spring issue of American Road Magazine is built around the theme of dinosaurs so I dialed up the NTBG and spoke with communications director Janet Leopold about this remarkable tropical gem. On Kauai, the westernmost of the Hawaiian islands Steven Spielberg found the perfect setting for many of the scenes in his 1993 prehistoric classic, Jurassic Park. Janet was there for the filming and has some interesting stories to share on this podcast. Click to Subscribe to the RSS feed for American Road Trip Talk - so you won't miss a mile! American Road Trip Sweepstakes: Have you entered for a chance to win a $100 Gas Card or a $250 Hells Canyon Byway Vacation Package? http://americanroadmagazine.com/sweepstakes.html Dream well and Drive Safely on the American Road!
  13. Touch Oregon Trail wagon wheel ruts - Mitchell Pass @ Scotts Bluff Ntl Monument http://www.visitscottsbluff.com
  14. Jefferson City, Mo.-jct of US 50 & 54. Take a ghost tour of the State Penitentiary-100 when Alcatraz opened: http://dld.bz/ZpQU
  15. HI, Do you have any photos that you could share? Thanks!
  16. Great ideas everyone! To add to Pat's comment about Fatwallet.com, there's another similar site named Ebates.com. Some stores not on Fatwallet might be on Ebates and vise versa. Another cost saving 'rule' I have is that if I'm running errands, I need to accomplish at least three in one trip. I try to avoid one stop errand runs.
  17. Great to see the next generation of road warrior! I looks like you are having an excellent time!
  18. Hi Pat, We're looking forward to seeking lots of great photos from the event! Becky
  19. I don't know about you, but, with gas prices on the rise I'm thinking about ways to save money everyday so we can still take our road trips. (Our road trips are imperative -- if we don't take our road trips we'll end up going crazy and will likely end up spending money on doctor visits!). Here are some things we've done recently to save some dough for our road trip fund - and most have had additional benefits. The best part, I don't feel as if I'm sacrificing to achieve these savings: -Switched to a pre-paid phone plan. Savings: $40/month ($480/year). I don't have the coolest phone or the best gadgets on it, but, I can check my email, send and receive text messages, and make and receive calls all with NO roaming, NO long distance, and NO limits on calls, text, or internet usage. Additional Benefit - I no longer have to worry about how many minutes I've used because its an unlimited plan! -Started hanging laundry to dry after 15 minutes of dryer time (except for towels and sheets). I noticed a $15 savings/month for the last few months since starting this practice. Additional Benefit: Clothes seem less wrinkled (so they don't need ironing - which I don't have time to do anyway!). -I've started buying almost all cleaning products at the dollar store. The only thing I still buy name brand is the automatic shower cleaner refill (I really dislike scrubbing shower tile). If the dollar store starts carrying one of those - I'll switch in a heartbeat! My next move is to change banks - as mine just started to charge a $10 monthly fee unless one maintains a minimum $2500 in the checking account. (I mean REALLY, who wants to keep $2500 in a non-interest bearing account every month?) I look forward to hearing what other folks are doing to save cash! Becky
  20. Greetings everyone. This is a note to let you know that we have server maintenance scheduled today at 11:00 am EST. We anticipate the server will be down for approximately 30 minutes. Thank you for your patience as we upgrade our systems to better serve you. Have a wonderful day! Best, Becky Repp becky@americanroadmagazine.com 1-877-285-5434 x1
  21. You may have read about Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in the Winter 2010 issue of American Road magazine. Bronner's started out as a Christmas store that now is a landmark tourist attraction in the Midwest. This week, join Foster Braun as he talks with Wayne Bronner, son of the store's founder. (Bronner's is located in Frankenmuth, Michigan--and is a short side-trip off of I-75. For those of you who love the two-lane back roads as we do--you'll find Bronner's lies not too far from a stretch of the Dixie Highway). Directions may be found on the store website. Enjoy!
  22. American Road® Trip Talk's first show of 2011 is posted for your listening pleasure. In Foster Braun's Blog: American Road Trip Talk Warning, if you like flap jacks, this show might make you want to jump in your car to take a road trip so that you may attempt the "Pancake Challenge!" Happy listening and safe travels on the American Road! Becky
  23. I remember stopping at the shoe tree on US 50 in Nevada on one of our trips. It was really something to see. Photos from that trip are in Volume 2, #3 of American Road. I'm saddened by the loss of this landmark. Does anyone else have fond memories of their visit to the shoe tree on Nevada's stretch of US 50? Did you sacrifice your shoes?
  24. Host, Foster Braun, took time off during the New Year's holiday to enjoy time with family and friends. Foster began work today on new programming. We'll post an announcement when the next show is ready. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy the podcast Foster posted on December 23 along with prior shows: http://americanroadmagazine.com/forum/index.php?app=blog You'll also find American Road Trip Talk in the podcast section of ITunes. Happy New Year!
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