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(Uproxx)   With flights and personal finances being as they are, how about we share options and tips for road trip ideas? Here's everything we need to know for a COVID-Era summer road trip   (uproxx.com) divider line
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2020-05-19 11:49:48 AM  
Me and the fiance are throwing camping equipment on our motorcycles and heading up the UP of Michigan sometime this summer.
 
2020-05-19 12:12:25 PM  
I was thinking this might be the year I finally visit Big Bend National Park.
Many, many square miles of virus-free desert.
 
2020-05-19 12:16:27 PM  
Responsible summer road trip during Coronatime:

1. Get in car
2. Drive around block
3. Return home and park car
4. Hang out in your backyard, porch, or stoop
 
2020-05-19 12:18:17 PM  
I also plan on doing a lot of camping this summer. Also kayaking, going to the beach, hiking and possibly attending a bbq, society permitting.

Adapt and Overcome.
 
2020-05-19 1:23:22 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I also plan on doing a lot of camping this summer. Also kayaking, going to the beach, hiking and possibly attending a bbq, society permitting.

Adapt and Overcome.


With the exception of the BBQ, all of those can be done safely even with social distancing required.

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2020-05-19 1:25:28 PM  

dittybopper: Tr0mBoNe: I also plan on doing a lot of camping this summer. Also kayaking, going to the beach, hiking and possibly attending a bbq, society permitting.

Adapt and Overcome.

With the exception of the BBQ, all of those can be done safely even with social distancing required.

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It's great. Like my life hasn't even changed.
 
2020-05-19 1:26:55 PM  

WoolyManwich: Responsible summer road trip during Coronatime:

1. Get in car
2. Drive around block
3. Return home and park car
4. Hang out in your backyard, porch, or stoop


This sounds incredibly lame.
 
2020-05-19 1:28:44 PM  
Hi Americans

Please don't visit.

Canada

//sorry, eh?//
 
2020-05-19 1:31:55 PM  

lonomoholo: Hi Americans

Please don't visit.

Canada

//sorry, eh?//


We can't.  Border's closed.  Moose at the bridge told me.
 
2020-05-19 1:42:27 PM  
I'd normally go camping, but it seems that everyone else in the state is going to go camping at the same damned time.

We'll be lucky if the forests aren't filled with garbage and subsequently burned to the ground by people who would normally head to San Diego or Puerto Penasco.
 
2020-05-19 1:46:14 PM  

RolandTGunner: I was thinking this might be the year I finally visit Big Bend National Park.
Many, many square miles of virus-free desert.


Well, except for the bubonic plague infested desert rats. Yes, really.
 
2020-05-19 1:54:47 PM  
Love a good road trip, but this ain't the year for it. I'll be staying close to home until the outlook drastically improve.
 
2020-05-19 1:56:24 PM  

Subtonic: RolandTGunner: I was thinking this might be the year I finally visit Big Bend National Park.
Many, many square miles of virus-free desert.

Well, except for the bubonic plague infested desert rats. Yes, really.


Bubonic plague is caused by bacteria so as long I don't eat them I still ok, right?
 
2020-05-19 2:01:35 PM  

RolandTGunner: Subtonic: RolandTGunner: I was thinking this might be the year I finally visit Big Bend National Park.
Many, many square miles of virus-free desert.

Well, except for the bubonic plague infested desert rats. Yes, really.

Bubonic plague is caused by bacteria so as long I don't eat them I still ok, right?


Watch out for fleas.
 
2020-05-19 2:26:34 PM  
I don't want to pollute this with photos, but:

We have been basing our trips around whatever vintagey kitsch we can find along the way.  2 years ago we made a swing down to Wildwoods, NJ, like 2 weeks before "The Season", so things were kind of opening, but no one was there.  We swung up to Atlantic City and saw Lucy the Elephant.  Then we went across PA to Pittsburgh, saw Roadside America (really hope they survive this), and Fallingwaters along the way.  We also hit up a building shaped like a coffee pot and an ice cream stand in the shape of a big snowman.  Then after Pitt, went up and came back across upstate NY, where we saw the Lucy Museum and controversial statues, then hit the Tepee and had some really good chili.

Last year, Milwaukee to Minneapolis and back, the long way.  Lots and lots to see.  Leon's ice cream in Milwaukee, loads of good museums and stuff in both cities.  The world's largest ball of twine (as made by one man).  Chatty Belle, the "world's largest talking cow".  Though there was another big cow at a cheese shop and I took a photo of its serial # plate for some reason.  When we got to Chatty Belle, they were identical, just different serials.  Maybe "world's largest /working/ talking cow"?

Lindstrom, MN is adorable, and we went up through Brainerd (because obviously) to Bimidji to see Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  Along that one, we saw a supper club in the shape of a giant fish, the Judy Garland museum, Al Johnson's restaurant (Swedish, goats on the roof when it's not too hot out, adorable).

Any of these would be great day trips for people in the area.  We also really liked the Star Trek museum in Ticonderoga, NY.  Definitely worth the trip up.  Apparently Shatner has a habit of treating that place like it's the set, and tends to be a "little rough" with some of the displays.  I doubt they mind.
 
2020-05-19 3:20:38 PM  

anfrind: RolandTGunner: Subtonic: RolandTGunner: I was thinking this might be the year I finally visit Big Bend National Park.
Many, many square miles of virus-free desert.

Well, except for the bubonic plague infested desert rats. Yes, really.

Bubonic plague is caused by bacteria so as long I don't eat them I still ok, right?

Watch out for fleas.


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2020-05-19 5:14:30 PM  
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