RodW : that is a neat link. Wasted (?) a fun half hour there.
Cap K should have several pithy sayings to contribute!
And I would, if I had time, which I don't. We're tourists, not travellers, make no mistake about it. On this trip we have had five dates about which we had to be very clear over a period of two months. That's four too many for a real traveller.
Anyone can sleep in a car on an interstate. It takes real style to be able to sleep on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley.
Yuppie tourists like us have a slightly different set of skills.
We need to be able to identify a possible motel location, sight unseen, in a town we've never been to before we get there by correlating the addresses of known motels.
We need to be able to identify business loops by deduction on a 4 x 4 inset map of a city.
We're able to deduce the amount of activity in a town by the number of cars parked outside the local Super 8 motel and thereby determine what kind of room rate we can negotiate.
And on, and on.