U.S. History According to Mapquest

CROSS THE DELAWARE RIVER
 
MARCH SOUTH TO ATLANTA
 
CROSS ATLANTIC OCEAN TO WESTERN FRONT
 
RE-CROSS ATLANTIC OCEAN TO WESTERN FRONT
 
EXIT DEPRESSION VIA WW-II FOR 6 YEARS
 
SUDDEN EXIT WW-II VIA HIROSHIMA AND YALTA
 
BEAR RIGHT TOWARD PROSPERITY FOR 15 YEARS
 
SLIGHT LEFT ON JFK EXPRESSWAY FOR 3 YEARS

JFK ENDS, MERGE  ONTO LBJ, CONTINUE FOR 5 YEARS
 
FOLLOW BIG MUDDY TO SOUTHEAST ASIA

DWI 1966-1972, SIDE TRIP TO MOON  
 
REACH DEAD END OF TRIP SEGMENT AT CORNER OF MANSON AND ALTAMONT
 
SLOW DOWN, CONSERVE FUEL THROUGH PLAINS

ACCELERATE AND  MAKE HARD RIGHT ONTO GIPPER BOULEVARD  FOR 8 YEARS  
 
GIPPER MERGES ONTO BUSH-41 FOR 4 YEARS
 
DRIFT INTO CENTER LANE FOR 8 YEARS
 
VEER WILDLY OFF-COURSE ONTO  BUSH-43 FOR 8 YEARS

CRASH SIMULTANEOUSLY ON WALL STREET AND MAIN STREET--OUT ON BAIL
 
U-TURN ONTO HOPE AVE.
 
PROCEED WITH CAUTION

 

 

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