Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

Willard and Barbara Revaz
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Twin Falls Idaho

 A beautiful sunny morning this morning but a little chilly. We wore our windbreakers for most of the morning. The roads were good and we made good time. Visited Craters of the Moon National Park for a few hours.   There is a 7 mile loop road that takes you through the park. Along the way you see all of the old lava flows from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago.   Willard said that the astronauts trained there in preparation for walking on the Moon.   By afternoon the wind picked up and…See More
Jul 8
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Pocatello ID

When we were in Montpelier for the Fourth of July, we got a little rain and the temperatures dropped substantially.  We were freezing in our light jackets.  There were fireworks in the evening about six blocks from our hotel but we were too tired and too cold to go.  The next day it was a short drive to Pocatello, only 88 miles.  There are more mountains as we travel farther west.  And we see a lot more trees and forests out here.  The ride was easy and enjoyable.  We went up a big hill and…See More
Jul 6
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Another Day Off

We had another rest day today.  There was a rain storm last night with lots of thunder and lightning.  Willard got some neat pictures of the lightning.  The morning was spent working on the car.  Brother Ray brought the trailer to us so Willard could do an oil change.  He greased up everything that needed greasing and charged up our dead GPS battery.  A quick wash of the car and some brass polishing ended the car maintenance.  A shower and a nap was part of the driver maintenance.  After that,…See More
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First night in Kansas

Had an interesting day driving to Kansas today.  Barbara is seeing a lot of Lutheran churches out this way and many of them are her flavor -Missouri Synod.  The fields in Missouri are flooded just like Illinois.  However near the Missouri River not only the fields are flooded but the roads are covered with lots of water and closed to all traffic.  To get to Kansas we had to cross over the river and had a difficult time finding a place to do that.  Everything near the river is flooded and many…See More
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Mishawaka IN

Another nice drive through Michigan and into Indiana.  But I must say that Michigan has some of the worst roads I’ve ever been on.  We hit some really bad pot holes along the way in lots of different towns.  Traveling over train tracks is also challenging and bumpy.  We passed the Michigan Speedway along the route.  And in one town met a fellow O2O traveler from 10 years ago.  Arrived at our hotel early in the afternoon and took the opportunity to do our first laundry.  When it was my turn I…See More
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" We arrived safe and sound after 216 miles,” leaving from  New Hartford and arriving in Hamburg New York just south west of Buffalo.  All cars arrived safely but one was towed in and had an engine removal done in the parking lot…"
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"Day #1is behind us with a little rain but smooth driving of our 107 year old Model-T. It is now parked in our “blue garage” (tarp) for the nite. Met club friends along the way and got to know new participants as well as those repeating…"
Jun 16
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Ready to leave tomorrow, Destination, Seattle!

Barbara and I have the car pretty much packed and ready for our departure tomorrow, from our driveway, to Tarrytown, NY. We are anxious to greet our old friends and meet those who are first time participants.  I will continue to post our activities along the way on this page via my blog. Seattle, here we come!See More
Jun 14

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I will be driving my red 1912 Touring and navigated ( and hopefully, sometimes driven ) by my wife, Barbara. She was disappointed in missing out accompanying me in 2009 and has anticipated this journey from its initial concept. She is a very enthusiastic Model-T participant and a proven reliable direction-following navigator. Following along our route will be my brother Ray and his wife, Linda, hauling my closed trailer for the trip home. It will afford us all the opportunity to see the country in both directions.

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Bellevue Wa

Today is the final trek to Bellevue with a stop in North Bend for some activities.  We have chosen to remain behind because today’s travel is almost entirely on Interstate 90.  Brother Ray to the rescue again.  He will pick us up at the hotel and trailer us to Bellevue.  Our few experiences on the Interstate have made us nervous about the planned route today.  They will be traveling 18 miles on the Interstate in caravan fashion to North Bend.  The trailers with us will try to provide some…

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Posted on July 12, 2019 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

Snoqualmie Pass

Even shorter day today, only 101 miles to our destination, Snoqualmie Pass.  Had a great breakfast in town at Mel’s Diner.  Willard’s waffle with peaches was beautiful to look at and so good.  We headed for gas and disaster struck.  Willard could feel the car pulling to the right.  It was a flat tire on the right front wheel, the one we had replaced because of loose spokes.  Had a hard time getting the tire fixed.  Luckily Billy came along to help after his breakfast at Mel’s Diner.  Got…

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Posted on July 12, 2019 at 1:23pm

Pendleton to Yakima

Shorter day today, only 182 miles.  Nice ride though we can’t keep the days straight and the scenery is beginning to look the same everywhere.  We did pass a lot of fruit growing - apples, pears, apricots and cherries.  There were several wineries along the way.  And a few corn fields and hops.  Nice hotel for the evening and lots of time to clean up the car and do some polishing.  Yakima is in Washington so you could say that we’ve made it across the country already.

Posted on July 12, 2019 at 1:11pm

Pendelton Oregon

Today was a long ride of 259 miles so we took off early.  There were two long stretches of roads, one 122 miles and one 116 miles. Barbara loves those long runs because she can sit back and enjoy the scenery without having to worry about the next turn.  Beautiful country all around on this ride.  We get gas when we see it because we never know what is around the corner.  The morning stop was at a little market in the mountains where we gassed up and got coffee and a blueberry muffin.  Met a…

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Posted on July 12, 2019 at 12:56pm

Ontario Oregon

The day started with high hopes for a nice ride with a stop in Kuna ID for coffee and donuts.  The breakfast in the Holiday Inn was sit down, order off the menu.  They were not prepared for 20+ people to show up at opening time in the morning. To say they were overwhelmed is an understatement.  Service was terrible and the wait was long.  It was an hour and fifteen minutes before we got our food.  Everyone was in the same boat so because we left so late, the coffee stop was cancelled and we…

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Posted on July 12, 2019 at 12:52pm

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At 6:56pm on June 18, 2019, Willard and Barbara Revaz said…

 We arrived safe and sound after 216 miles,” leaving from  New Hartford and arriving in Hamburg New York just south west of Buffalo.  All cars arrived safely but one was towed in and had an engine removal done in the parking lot awaiting parts for replacement overnight and hopefully will be on the road tomorrow. We passed the stadium where the Buffalo Bills play. Total mileage so far three days 500+ miles since leaving Tarrytown New York. 

At 9:44pm on June 16, 2019, Willard and Barbara Revaz said…
Day #1is behind us with a little rain but smooth driving of our 107 year old Model-T. It is now parked in our “blue garage” (tarp) for the nite. Met club friends along the way and got to know new participants as well as those repeating this trip from 10 years ago. Much socializing and checking each others’s cars out. Long driving day tomorrow, 175 miles, and crossing the Hudson on the Dunn Memorial bridge before arriving at our next destination in Utica/New Hartford, NY. Good nite.
At 10:26pm on November 23, 2018, Dom Denio said…

Happy Thanksgiving. I hear it is a little cool up there. I hope you two have a Merry Christmas too.

Dom

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At 6:49pm on October 4, 2009, David C. Ross said…
Will; A holley G carb is what we had talked about. See ya in hershey. dave
At 5:09pm on October 4, 2009, Jon Griesenbeck said…
Will I hope to see you at Hershey and I hope you bring me a disc of your photos. Thanks, Jon
At 3:51pm on October 4, 2009, David C. Ross said…
Will; you wanted me to remind you to bring a G to Hershey. Need one for the 15, See you then, I'll have pic of the touring, see Bob, I meant it when I made the offer on your 14. Ken and I will see you guys there, Dave
At 9:16am on August 27, 2009, Jon Griesenbeck said…
Shawmut step granddaughter C.J. Pettingill, Debora and her son and daughter per Peters notes. Peter can fill you in correctly. Thanks, Jon
At 12:21pm on July 21, 2009, Jim & Carol Sanford said…
When I first met you and asked you your name you said" don't call me willy" well ..... Don't call me willy" , it sure was fun traveling with you.
hope to see you at Hershey.
Fordually , Jim and carol
At 8:35pm on July 20, 2009, Barry W. Fowler said…
Hello Will: Very nice Good Bye video, you expressed our sediments as well. Although we are about as far apart as possible while still in the USA, I hope to see you this fall. We are planning to spend some time at Hershey!! Bob said that he would be there,we hope you are as well. If you have any advise regarding securing lodging and where to go (I understand it is quite large) please let us know.

Thanks, Barry
 
 
 

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