Friday, October 14, 2011

Five Classic American Drives: Roadtrips Based on Movies-- Part 2

3. CALIFORNIA'S OTHER WINE COMPANY--

MOVIE: "Side Ways" Comedy

HIGHLIGHTS: Less visited California wine country, Santa Ynez Valley

DRIVE: Visit six towns, mostly along US-101; Santa Maria to Buellton to Santa Ynez, 41 miles.


4. CROSS-COUNTRY: CHICAGO TO LA (ALSO ROUTE 66 PART 2)--

MOVIE: "National Lampoon's Vacation" The Griswald's family epic trip to Walley World.

HIGHLIGHTS: Chicago, St. Louis, Grand Canyon

DRIVE: According to Clark's really primitive PC, 2,220 miles.

One of my all-time favorite movies. Poor little doggie. And then, there was always Aunt Edna.


5. UTAH'S CANYON COUNTRY--

MOVIE: "Thelma & Louise" Friends hit the road and fight the law before going airborne and messing up a perfectly good car.

HIGHLIGHTS: All desert shots in Utah.

DRIVE: Canyonland National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Bryce Canyon, 287 miles.

When traveling, I like to visit spots where my favorite movies were shot.

Nothing like a Road Trip. RoadDog

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