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  • Number of days on the road: 140
  • Miles Driven: 12,675
  • Most Recent 1000 mile marker: 12,000 miles, south of Atlanta, GA on October 30
  • Number of States/Provinces driven in: 24
  • Number of US/Canadian Border Crossings: 5
  • Status of #occupycanada: currently occupying!
  • Money spent on gas: $3512
  • Cheapest gas price: $3.08/gallon (Fountain Inn, SC).
  • Highest gas price: $5.64/gallon (CA$1.39/liter) (Wawa, ON).
  • Scariest things in trip: clowns.


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  • Photos posted: 2792 (that is an average of 19.9 per day)
  • Worst Drivers in the Universe: South Florida where the rules are go as slow as you want in all lanes.
  • Most scenic foliage drive: Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina. Second was highway 58 in southwest Virginia
  • Best alternative to Interstate- US 19, the Georgia-Florida Parkway.
  • Number of books read: 13 (Most recent: Jack Kerouac On the Road
  • Number of iPhones dropped into canyons: 1
  • Amount of love I have for my Android Phone: 0.0
  • Number of nights in hotels/B&B: 15
  • Best B&B: Eagle Eyrie in Camilla Georgia


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  • Best and Most Potent Bear: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
  • Number of nights camping: 20
  • Best Campground and Experience (likely never to be knocked off this list): Canoeing to Wallace Island, BC with Scott Leslie; close second Holly Bay Campground, Daniel Boone National Forest.
  • Number of un,non,anti conference family reunions attended: 1 Bavastock!
  • Most unexpected activities: Riding a tractor on the Durnin Farm, Helping a friend of a friend move in Nashville, my abduction from a trip to Hawaii and answering a call to go to Brock University, visiting a gator farm, seeing a high school performance of Little Mermaid; spending Halloween in a LaQuinta Motel with my sister and brother-in-law.
  • Most depressing shell of a city: Danville VA
  • Best place to be in that no one believes me: Welland, ON
  • Number of times spent helping a friend of a friend move: 1 (thats what happens when you drive a truck)
  • Best Mexican Food: Joel’s Tacos (Sandpoint Idaho).
  • Best Green Chili Bowl: Golden, Santiagos in Golden, CO


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  • Best and Newest Seafood tasted: Stone Crab Claws, Grandma Dots, Sanibel Island
  • Number of new forms of transportation: 4 (paddleboard, Jet Ski, 4 wheel Quad, tractor)
  • Best Beach Walk: Batchawana Bay Provincial Park
  • Number of Google Hangouts participated in: 2 (yes I am way behind, but hooked).
  • Number of ds106 blog posts while on trip: 39
  • Number of 106 photos taken on trip: 30


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  • Amount of sea shells returned to Sanibel Island: 1/2 bucket
  • Number of memories rekindled from a week at Mom’s house: un-countable
  • Chances of getting caught in a speed trap on Sanibel Island: very high (Sorry, Skip!)
  • Best ds106 radio cast- talking vinyl and fake revolutionaries with Gardner Campbell.


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  • Amount of Vinyl being transported to Arizona: 90 pounds? 1 footlocker full plus 2 more full boxes (including 78s) and one old portable turntable.
  • Number of Bobby Sherman 45s Being Kept: 0 (that’s yours, Judy!)
  • Comfort of the “West Wing”: delightful
  • Number of Breweries Visited: 7 (Glenwood Canyon Brewery (CO), Revolution Brewing, Paonia CO; Laughing Dog Brewing, Sandpoint ID; Grizzly Paw, Canmore AB; Steamwhistle, Toronto ON; Ottos, State College PA).
  • Number of ds106 radio broadcasts with new people: 10 (most recent with Tom Woodward in Richmond VA)
  • Number of Super Late Night ds106 Broadcasts That Were Totally Worth It: All of them.


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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

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