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Trivia questions, who wrote that song, when was the last time the Dead played Deer Creek, etc.

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sorry double post

Teachers open the door, but you enter by yourself.

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My 2 cents, while the Grand Canyon was quite international,

my wife and I really enjoyed heading north to the variety of delights in Utah.
Bryce Canyon was transportive, so magical, much more intimate,
sparce crowds, and you can wander down
into these towering psyhcedelic spires morning or night.

Zion and Arches were spectacular as well.
Again quieter, but with astounding and spiritual vistas.
We definately want to return to those Utah sites/sights again.
Those Utah parks were intimate and wonderful.

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Wilfredt

Thanks for the info. I'll check these books out.

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tphokie

You might look at books like Route 66 Backroads by Hinckley, Bowers et al. or 20 West by Mac Nelson for tips. I for one would visit the Blue Hole in New Mexico.

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Anna

Thanks for the input! Some very helpful advice! My primary focus is a spiritual journey (using a very broad definition of that word). The Hopi's Third Mesa is an intriguing suggestion! Do you know where I could find more info on this?

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Wow, 18 days. Wish I had the time to do nothing with my child while on an odyssey cross-country.

My advice would be getting off the interstate for certain selections of your tour. The Interstate has ruined our experience of America. Don't make advance reservations at chain motels. Some times that night's rate without a room sold is quite cheap. The Grand Canyon is nice, but I have seen it many times and I would go to the Hopi's Third Mesa,which is a sacred community of elders near Flagstaff. Sometimes it's not a good time to visit for white people.In the same way, I would think you should decide what themes are important to you and your son and plan accordingly. Are you more predisposed to Mount Rushmore or Devil's Tower (sacred to American Indians)?

San Francisco is not cheap and I would find a place to stay near the city and explore by day. Motel 6 is up to $120 in SF.

Unless money is no object, I would make a bee-line home and get in the way of whatever is interesting. Escalante and Capital Reef and the other "Grand Circle" of National Parks is always worthy!

Good luck! Whatever happens is the perfect thing. With that attitude no bumming is allowed!

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if you go to Memphis

don't forget that Al Green has a church there, as I recall, and I've been told it's quite welcoming.

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Planning a cross country trip in 2014 with my son.

My son turns 18 next summer and it has occurred to me that if we don't an "On the Road" type thing together soon we'll miss the opportunity. We will be leaving from Virginia and our ultimate western destination would be San Francisco. We would take the southern route out. One of my brothers lives in Las Vegas and we would spend a number of days there. I would like to spend a couple days in Memphis. Seems a logical stop for a music fan. Not that much interested in Graceland but would like to check out Beale St. and possibly Sun Records. Thought of stopping in Albuquerque on the way out and definitely want to see the Grand Canyon (but might do that while visiting my brother). Would like to stay at least three days in San Francisco. I'm not firm on the return route. The direct route would be through Utah and Colorado but have considered going up the coast as far as Oregon or maybe even Washington before coming home. Estimate we would have approximately 18 days to do the whole thing. Would appreciate any info/suggestions as to ways to do this on a very limited budget and as to what route to take and what to see. Any local knowledge would be appreciated. Peace.

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Andrew England

lI am looking for information about Andrew England. He painted backdrops for the band and sold tiedies at concerts.

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box set

I see from the 1-19 Rolling Stone article from this year there'll be a multi disc box set released from several shows on one tour. Anyone catch wind of any other details on this? I was personally hoping for another Winterland box since there are several excellent runs that remain untapped. I was listening to the Feb. '74 2-22 Playing and the 2-23 Jam He's Gone>Truckin'>Other One>Eyes earlier today and it was fabulous. This run would comprise a great box set in my opinion. Bob Weir with the National this evening was pretty good. The interviews after were a nice touch as well.

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