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Old 09-01-2010, 03:28 AM   #46
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Day 18--White Moutain, NH to Scranton, PA

First, I just wanted to give an ADV shout out to Dave who works at Wells Fargo on RT302 between Barre and Montpelier, VT.


We had parked there to read a map, and he came out to talk. Seems he converted from riding the Harley's with his recent acquisition of an KLR. Welcome!

When we left White Mountain, we took the NH112 to RT302. NH112 is very scenic and has much nicer park campgrounds, but appears to be much less traveled. Saw at least 4-5 flocks of turkey's looking for breakfast.



I couldn't end the journey, with at least one more ferry ride with the bikes.



We crossed Lake Champlain at Ft Ticonderoga. Stopped at the FT Ticonderoga log cabin.





Should be home this evening, and will finish unloading pics (including Dave's mugshot) then.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:18 PM   #47
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Day 19--Scranton, PA to home

Today's post theme is Cops and Capsizing..

We only needed 2 tanks of gas for today, but yet saw at least a 1/2 dozen police writing tickets, and two rather marvelous exhibition of highway safety devices in use.

While we had a very low traffic/tolls way point plotted, the wife diverted us in PA to see a horse van manufacturer. We talked shop with him for about 45 mins before hitting the road. On the way back to the freeway, we saw this massive dust plume wafting into the air. At first glance, it would have probably appeared to be a construction zone. But then, two big rigs stopped and drivers started running over to the gnarled up guard rail. I don't know what/who jumped the guard rail, but it appeared to have enough attention that we didn't stop.

Then on the Maryland beltway, traffic on both sides slowed down. Turns out someone lost a rather expensive, rootbeer colored, speed boat and trailer. It mashed through the guard rail, and skidded to a halt before crossing oncoming traffic.

Needless to say, glad to be home in one piece and no confrontations with the "po-po".

I will probably update yesterday's post with photos, and then one more post on things to do better/different and general reflections later.

Thanks to all the lurkers for your support, and bigger thanks to all that bumped the thread!
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:14 PM   #48
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Welcome home, now go get the MD Tag and bring it back to SMIBville.
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Welcome home, now go get the MD Tag and bring it back to SMIBville.
That's funny because about half way home I said to Dana, "I only wish I would have researched the TAG last night so we could have picked it up on the way home". That's OK though because I have a few days off and its coming back to SMIB town!
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:53 PM   #50
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Standing by for the handoff...

Welcome home....no pictures of the boat...
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:44 PM   #51
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Here is my SPOT adventure map of the trip...I will add pictures in the coming days.

http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=223276
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:25 PM   #52
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Total mileage

Here is the total mileage for the trip, more than I had planned for but I still have days to spare so it really doesn't matter.


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Old 11-07-2010, 01:43 PM   #53
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SPOT adventure link

http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=223276

Still trying to complete the spot adventure report, hopefully just another week.
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http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=223276

Still trying to complete the spot adventure report, hopefully just another week.
So, when you uploaded your pictures to SPOT Adventures, did they automatically go to the right spot on the map? I have only tried it when there was a date/time stamp on the picture itself. What I don't know, is that will work with just utilizing the exif data in the file if there is no date/time stamp on the picture.

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Old 11-07-2010, 03:30 PM   #55
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placing photos

Eric,

Since I did not know about the picture placement feature within SPOT adventures prior to my trips I am having to place the pictures manually...time consuming! My plan this week is to set the clock on all my cameras to GPS correct time and then all I should have to do is the offset from GMT to whatever time zone I happen to be in. Hopefully in the next week or two I can go out and do some dry runs and verify it will work. No time stamp on the pictures I took but one is contained within the picture parameters. Hope this helps a little.

I still have a lot more pictures I would like to place before I am done.
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