Road Trip Logger Available

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Road Trip Logger Available

Road Trip Logger Available

What is a Road Trip Logger?  In preparation for this epic trip I came up with a book for logging miles… and then I added expenses… and then I added photos.  I call it the Road Trip Logger.  It’s available at Lulu Press.   Here’s the link:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/d-brent-walton/road-trip-logger/paperback/product-23222984.html

Inside

Inside you will find 3 pages for each day.  Here are descriptions of each page:

  • Record your start location, start mileage, date, end mileage and ending location, as well as a description of your expenses.  There’s an additional column if you’re traveling with a companion.  At the bottom of the expense table you can total the columns and calculate the difference.  It also tracks the method of payment (i.e. Visa, Cash, MC, etc.)
  • The next page is for tracking your stops.  You can record long/lat coordinates, marker mileage, car mileage, and add a description.  For example…
    • -87.6242613, 41.8795402,  0 miles, 3457 miles, Start of Route 66 in Chicago, IL
  • The 3rd page of the day is for logging photos.  A description of the photo, which camera use used, starting frame number, your flash card used (I number my cards before a trip), and a check box for when you backup the card.  It’s not meant to document EVERY frame shot, but when you start a new location or subject.

There are 87 pages which means it covers 29 days.  (Yeah… I was hoping for 31 to cover an entire month, but the printer’s limitations were 87 pages max.)


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Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton

I grew up on Stan Kenton. I’ll start today’s post with his band’s cover of Route 66.  This one rises to the front of the post and not the end.

I wonder how many people remember Stan Kenton’s band.  I am thankful my mom had a collection of his records.

Getting Ready

Getting ready for an event like this is a huge undertaking. The biggest job is lining up sponsors.  We can use all the help we can get.

For this reason we ask for all reader’s help.  If  you are not in a position to sponsor the trip, read our sponsorship page, and then let us know if you have a contact name and phone number for us.  For example, if you know someone at one of the big camera companies, restaurant management, hotel management, etc., we’d like a referral we can follow up on.

Better yet, if you are in a position to grease the skids for us, please let us know.  Just e-mail brent@route66photographers.com.

Some talking points to share with your friend…

  • In return for sponsorship we are will be plugging the sponsors’ business
  • Our web posts will increase S.E.O. for our sponsors’ websites.
  • We offer several options.  Click here.