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James Salmond June 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Karol,

A friend of mine sent me a link about your roller coaster tour. I have to tell you how impressed I am with your planning of an adventure of such magnitude. My friend Bill and I completed a similar trek back in 2007. The website link I provided shows the fun we were having but by the time you get to day 10-13, you could see it was beginning to wear on us. While we did not cover as much ground as you will, it was great to be on the open road, driving from city to city on the quest for the thrill that only a roller coaster can provide.

I wish you safe travel and all the luck you will need to complete your task. I am looking forward to reading your updates and while I will not be able to catch up with you when you reach Six Flags Over Georgia, I hope you have a good time!

Enjoy!!!

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Karol June 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Hey James! Thanks for your encouragement. It is pretty tiring, isn’t it? Solo it’s double the work. :) Plus I’m actually working (besides this blog) on the road. As tiring as it is, it’s definitely worth it. I’ve received so many positive e-mails and comments like yours. In addition, it’s just fun doing something physically and mentally exhausting. It’s good for us to do that.

Thanks again,
Karol

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Aaron June 2, 2016 at 8:29 am

Hi Karol, I am planning a similar trip across the USA and was wondering what route optimization application you used. Every free software online has a limit, the maximum of which I could find is 25 destinations. Obviously your route (and mine) has significantly more than stops this and I would be intrigued to understand how you overcame the problem of route planning with the most efficiency for such a long journey. Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you, Aaron.

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Karol June 5, 2016 at 4:34 am

I didn’t shoot for obvious efficiency. I simply looked at a map and went from there. Planning for this trip was done in early 2011 and there was less available then than there is now. That said, you are in luck because there is something available now: http://www.randalolson.com/2015/03/08/computing-the-optimal-road-trip-across-the-u-s/

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