Monthly Archives: June 2014

Day One: 364.8 Miles down

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Well the first stop on the trip has been reached with little excitement on the road. It rained off and on most of the way through PA and WV but was still sunny enough for sunglasses. I hate road spray, …

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On the road

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The car is packed, kids have been kept up long enough to sleep the first few hours of the trip and we are officially starting. Dogs aren’t sure what’s going on, but we’ve explained they’ll have a new friend watching …

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All wrapped up

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The last few items we needed to address with the CX-5 before left were taken care of today. Did an oil change with some Mobil 1 which will be spent by the time we return, but should offer the protection …

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Temporary home

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For the nights we plan to spend out of a hotel, we plan to spend in our new tent. I’ve had plenty of tents over the years and as a family of three, we never had an issue for room …

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Storage is a go

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After getting the factory cross bars installed, we needed to add the new Yakima Rocketbox 12 to the CX-5. The goal is to have all of our camping gear in the box since we won’t need access to it all …

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Cross Bar Install

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In order to prepare for the Yakima Rocketbox install, we needed to add the factory crossbars to our already installed OEM roof rail system. There are plenty of aftermarket options for roof cargo and rail systems, but I prefer to …

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Yakima to the rescue

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When we purchased our CX-5 in the Touring package, it already came equipped with the factory roof rail system, minus the cross bars which are a dealer option or can be installed later as a Genuine Mazda Accessory. At the …

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GPS Tracking

After playing with several mobile applications, I’ve decided to use the “Follow Me” app available for Windows Phone. There were a few good ones on both the Apple and Windows platform, but the Follow Me app provided the simplest interface …

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New year, new website, new trip!

We’ve archived off the previous website in lieu of a new “travel-centric” based site. The new website will kick off with the biggest trip we’ve attempted as a family. The Itinerary link at the top has been updated with the …

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