Rand-McNally/McSchmalley......All R-M and AAA will show you (in any
detail) are Interstates and main roads. If you want good, and complete
back road mapping information, get yourself a DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer
for whichever states you'll be traveling through.
Each page is a VERY detailed map of a section of the state
(Pennsylvania, for example, is broken down into 70 pages/maps), giving
you route numbers/road names of township, and county roads, as well as
state roads. Great way for plotting a course that will allow you to not
only avoid the Interstate Highway System, entirely, but for bypassing
congested areas/cities & major towns.
I never leave home without one, anymore.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] NW Caravan
Kate is absolutely right, Bill. I quit using those damned things many
ago for exactly that reason. When I travel, be it car or motorcycle, I
use the "I" roads if I am in a huge hurry (which is usually never now
am retired!!). Lots of times, I don't even take a Rand McNally with me!
pick up a state road map when I stop for gas and look for roads that go
through some interesting towns, state forests, parks, mountains, along
rivers...etc. Anything to have some great scenery. Sometimes I don't
take a map. I just ask somebody along the road for a good way to go....
It's the journey... not the destination....
Of course, if you have time constraints...... Still... No need to
through Denver. Go I-80 and I-29 to Kansas City. From there you'll
number of somewhat more scenic routes to Osage Beach.
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