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Dipstick

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25th Anniversary Roadtrip Mon, 08/1/11 1:30 PM (permalink)
My lovely bride and I will be celebrating our 25th tomorrow. (Aug 2nd) On Friday, we are flying to Pittsburgh to begin a very long anticipated journey. We will be renting a car and driving over the course of 9 days to places we have always wanted to see. This will also give me the grand opportunity to post my first trip report. Here is a list of the places we will be going:
  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Gettysburg (We will see you on Friday Chewie! Can't wait!)
  3. Manassas, VA
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Stamford, CT
  6. Portsmouth, NH
  7. Burlington, VT
  8. Buffalo, NY
 
We have been doing alot of research on this site and have alot of different options for food stops. The one absolute is Chubby's of course. Will hopefully post from the road and let you all know how it is going.
 
Don
<message edited by Dipstick on Mon, 08/1/11 1:31 PM>
 
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    Nancypalooza

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    Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Mon, 08/1/11 2:32 PM (permalink)
    Happy anniversary Don!  We look forward to your updates!
     
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      chewingthefat

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      Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Mon, 08/1/11 5:01 PM (permalink)
      I will look forward to seeing you, any idea of what time you might be here? If I'm not here for some unusual reason, have your waitress call me, as I'm usually only minutes away, I refuse to miss a Roadfooder!
      Tom
       
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        Dipstick

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        Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Tue, 08/2/11 6:53 AM (permalink)
        Tom,
        I'm thinking late afternoon, early evening. Looking forward to meeting you and trying your fabulous food!
         
         
         
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          mar52

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          Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Tue, 08/2/11 10:26 AM (permalink)
          Happy Anniversary.  
           
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            Pigiron

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            Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Tue, 08/2/11 10:36 AM (permalink)
            Looks like a big circle around NYC.  We're officially a flyover city!
             
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              Dipstick

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              Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Tue, 08/2/11 11:07 AM (permalink)
              Actually, we are a couple of hicks from the flyover land of Minnesota, and are a bit intimidated by the Big Apple. But not to worry, we are planning on taking a shot at it in a couple of years when we have more time. 
              <message edited by Dipstick on Tue, 08/2/11 11:08 AM>
               
              #7
                buffetbuster

                Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Tue, 08/2/11 11:44 AM (permalink)
                It looks like you will be landing in Pittsburgh and immediately hitting the road.  I hope you get a chance to check out our beautiful city. 
                 
                Happy anniversary and have a fun, safe trip.
                 
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                  Dipstick

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                  Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Tue, 08/2/11 11:56 AM (permalink)
                  We will actually be returning to Pittsburgh for our return flight, and should have a few hours to explore.
                   
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                    Dipstick

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                    Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Fri, 08/5/11 9:12 PM (permalink)
                    Well, we finally got to Gettysburg. Had some Bob Evans on the way(I know,I know) then checked in at the Gettysburg Hotel (ca. 1797) which is now a Best Western. (ahh, progress...) Hit the battlefield and had a great time. The wife and I really got into it. Took some great pics and really studied the events of those days. Took longer than we planned, so we didn't make it to Chubby's. But we will be stopping tomorrow for lunch on our way to Manassas. ( Hope to see you Saturday Tom!) 
                     
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                      agnesrob

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                      Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Sat, 08/6/11 8:04 AM (permalink)
                      Can't wait for the report. Happy Anniversary!
                       
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                        i95

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                        Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Sat, 08/6/11 8:45 AM (permalink)
                        Hey, Dipstick, in the event that you're logging on this morning -- and as previously touted here -- your trip from Gettysburg to Manassas today (presumably on Route 15) will take you right past the roadside stand of the...

                         

                         
                        ...as you cross over the Potomac River and enter the Commonwealth of Virginia from the state of Maryland. (As soon as you crossover the light blue Point of Rocks bridge [MD], go another quarter of a mile and on a pull-off on your left [northbound lanes] you'll see the white pop-up tents that is Catoctin Popcorn Company and their truly addictive and made-on-site kettle corn.)
                         
                        Consider yourself forewarned. 
                         
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                          i95

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                          Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Thu, 08/25/11 9:24 AM (permalink)
                           

                          Dipstick...

                          ...did you ever

                          make it home?

                           

                           

                           
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                            Dipstick

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                            Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Thu, 08/25/11 1:11 PM (permalink)
                            Yes we did, and we had a grand time! Still trying to catch up at work, as my back-up didn't exactly ' back-up '. Hope to get some time in the next couple days to start my report.
                             
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                              mr chips

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                              Re:25th Anniversary Roadtrip Thu, 08/25/11 11:05 PM (permalink)
                              Looking forward to more.
                               
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