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  • gm
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

    Thanks, doc, very informative. Lots of people packed into some areas. Some of the smaller city's population seem inflated.
    What does a dashed circle mean? Exhaustive compilation but I could not find Havana, Cuba.
    https://www.5656map.jp/pop_15k.html#....0848/-82.2149

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
    The population size within 15km radius of city center. (The number next to the city name represents multiples of 10,000.)

    https://www.5656map.jp/pop_15k.html#9/35.6895/139.6917
    Thanks, doc, very informative. Lots of people packed into some areas. Some of the smaller city's population seem inflated.
    What does a dashed circle mean? Exhaustive compilation but I could not find Havana, Cuba.

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  • TN1965
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    The population size within 15km radius of city center. (The number next to the city name represents multiples of 10,000.)

    https://www.5656map.jp/pop_15k.html#9/35.6895/139.6917

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
    Apparently, there is something offensive about "the most translated books by country" map.
    Must have missed that one or was not offended. Can't find it.

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  • TN1965
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    Apparently, there is something offensive about "the most translated books by country" map.

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  • TN1965
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    World Map of the Most Translated Books by Country (preply.com)

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Pego View Post
    A few dishes that were the absolute best in totally unexpected places.

    Sheraton in Akron, OH.
    a restaurant in a shopping mall in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky
    a dive in a truck stop just off I-35
    in a tent outside Ted Gromley
    a strip mall on the outskirts of Washington DC.
    Great stuff!

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  • Pego
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    A small contribution to this geographical esoterica. A few dishes that were the absolute best in totally unexpected places. Diamonds in the rough, to use a cliché.
    Best stuffed flounder - Sheraton in Akron, OH.
    Best linguini with clams - a restaurant in a shopping mall in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky just south of Ohio River.
    Best country fried steak - a dive in a truck stop just off I-35, 30-50 miles north of Oklahoma City.
    Best tartar sauce - in a tent outside Ted Gromley during the 1992 trials.
    Best Chinese lunch - a strip mall on the outskirts of Washington DC.
    Best burger - Big A, Tucson.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by dj View Post
    I was getting antsy for a getaway weekend with Mrs. dj and found this map: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/...e-us-road-trip
    Long story short, back in 1968, when I was ten years old, my family took a ten-week tour of the US in an Open Road camper, a sweet ride that was somewhere between the Joad's jalopy and a modern RV. A loop around the US that took in a lot of the south & east coast (we were west coasters familiar with the Pacific Northwest). Dad was only on board for two for the ten weeks (flew into DC, out of NYC) so, four kids in tow, Mom did most of the work. When we sent Dad home on the airplane worn-down Mom - surprise, surprise - more or less bee-lined home.

    Not enough keystrokes left in these fingers to go into all of the stories - it was the summer of 1968, after all, and I was (and am) a huge history fan, so this was my first eyes-on look at where much of US history took place. To say the least, one of the highlights of my childhood and life . . .
    Last edited by bad hammy; 09-12-2021, 04:22 PM.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by dj View Post
    I was getting antsy for a getaway weekend with Mrs. dj and found this map: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/...e-us-road-trip

    Not exactly what I was looking for, but it could make for a great way to spend a retirement summer in the future, or even do portions of it over the course of a few years. Much like hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, but with less stress on old bones!

    ADDED:
    I just ran through a check of the 50 places to visit and count 17 on my list. My parents were big on driving trips in the '50s and early '60s, so one third of my 17 were from before I began high school and were confined to the East coast.
    That is how we were....we traveled all over in 2 week car vacations in the 60s every year. By the time I graduated from high school we had visited all of the lower 48. Every major site also. And most of the Canadian provinces.

    Looking at the map I've been on every one of those roads....some several times.

    Ps Dad was a Tour Manager and a Travel Agent for American Express for many years...so we got lots of freebies and great deals.
    Last edited by Conor Dary; 09-13-2021, 03:44 AM.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post

    Mt. Whitney and Death Valley!
    That too. I was thinking top and bottom geographically.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    high and low points,
    Mt. Whitney and Death Valley!

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    I'm sure EVERYone can quibble with the destinations, but a USA road trip without Key West certainly seems incomplete to me. Waaaay out of the way, though.
    No quibble, it is a destination theme but I agree about adding Key, West, FL. Also, Caribou, ME, San Diego, CA, Blaine, WA, Brownsville, TX, and International Falls, MN just to touch all the corners and the high and low points,

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  • Trickstat
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    I assume one of the main aims of that route is it appears to visit all the 'lower 48' states.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by dj View Post
    I was getting antsy for a getaway weekend with Mrs. dj and found this map.
    I'm sure EVERYone can quibble with the destinations, but a USA road-trip without Key West certainly seems incomplete to me. Waaaay out of the way, though.

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