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MILL VALLEY, Ca. -- Daughter Michelle's House
Based on a couple of emails I've received, I may have given the impression that I am relying heavily on my GPS to guide me on this trip.
Following the Steinbeck Highway for 10,000 miles is as easy as following the signs of US 5, US 2, US 1, US 11, US 20, US 10, US 101 and US 66 (if you can still find Route 66's few remaining old signs).
Most of the time my GPS has been turned off or on mute. But I don't know how many times I have rudely told my GPS Girl to shut up when she insists over and over that I make a right turn and get back on the interstate.
The GPS has been invaluable -- and worth its weight in silver -- when I am in a strange town like Bismarck or Seattle at the end of a long day and I'm looking for a Walmart Sunspot Inn or a motel I've booked through Hotwire.com.
(The cheering and hooting you hear in the background is the local populace still celebrating the Giants victory over the Phils last night. Watching that great baseball game -- a game that meant so much to people here -- reminded me why I used to be a big fan of Major League Baseball.)
INTER-MEDIA CORRECTION: In my travel article about Montana in today's Post-Gazette, I referred twice to that beautiful state as "The Gem State." Everyone but me knows that Idaho is "The Gem State." Montana's nickname, of course, is "The Treasure State."