[AMRadio] Drake RV-3 / trip

Tom Chesek tchesek at epix.net
Fri Jun 1 13:34:31 EDT 2007

I have to laugh at you comments regarding the PA Turnpike. I'm a life-long
resident of PA and one thing that I know for sure is that the Turnpike is a
cash cow. It is self supporting with respect to the users paying for that
road. I too am dismayed when I use it even for short distances and what is
costs. I avoid it if possible but am glad to pay if it is an alternate route
around a major backup on the other interstate roads. The latest thing with
the PA Turnpike is that the Commonwealth of PA is considering selling or
leasing the Turnpike to private enterprise for the fast cash the can get to
meet today's overspending on everything else. Pretty soon we will have
Starbucks Kiosks in the State Capital Dome in order to turn a buck. All of
us have to live on what we earn but not government.

Sounds like you had a great and memorable trip. I'm jealous of your
magnificent road trip!


----- Original Message ----- 
> So, the short summary of the trip was, drove from San Antonio to Dallas
> on Monday the 14th for an overnight visit, from Dallas to North Central
> Missouri, to visit some friends for 3 or 4 days, left that Friday
> morning for Dayton.  The glass got broke in Illinois, between MO and
> OH.  Left Dayton around 4pm Saturday afternoon and drove to Wheeling,
> WVA, stopped for the night there, then drove the next morning across PA
> (and the !@#% turnpike - $16.75 from Washington, PA to Philly - highway
> robbery!  The turnpike opened in 1940.  Ain't it paid for, yet?) and
> made it to my New Jersey destination, Sunday evening.  Got the glass
> fixed in Jersey, and left there Thursday morning, rambling my way back
> to San Antonio.  Stopped in Willis, TX to climb a tower, and came on
> home Sunday afternoon.
> 14 days on the road. 3 nights in a hotel, 2 nights in the car.
> --
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
> (safe at home in San Antone)

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