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Hit the road

Posted at 8:17 AM on July 24, 2012 by Julia Schrenkler

The lure of the road must be strong, because I've found the thread of a theme running through a few of our shows and sites. First up, those speeders:

The dog ate my speedometer on News Cut
Paul Tosto shares the Department of Public Safety's new hashtag, #droptheexcuses, which highlights some of their favorite speeding excuses.

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"Our wagon has a mere 144,000 miles on it. It's taken us from Minneapolis to Mendocino; from our Nokomis neighborhood driveway to the farthest reaches of Nova Scotia."
Why I love vacations by car, MPR News Commentary by Susan Maas Read her writer's take on the family tradition of roadtripping.

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(THEME, BIG WIDE OPEN SPACES, GRANDEUR) TR (ANNC): And now, Rainbow Motor Oil and the Rainbow Family of Automotive Products, brings you...... ONE MAN'S JOURNEY. (INTERIOR, CAR AMBIENCE)

Road Tripping: The July 21, 2012 compilation program of A Prairie Home Companion
A "program devoted to the family vacation. Or more specifically, the family car trip." Have a listen to the music and stories. The above excerpt is from the "Byways" script.

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