Roady Record Book

ROADY RECORD BOOK

(Driving records kept since April 1, 2011)

(Note – these are personal driving records. If someone else was driving, I don’t count it in my record book). 

Longest Day Trip, Roundtrip Drive – Washington D.C. to Kitty Hawk, N.C. and back, 277 miles each way. Approx. 14 hour trip with stops.

Longest Drives, One Way

  1. Washington, D.C. to Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1,124 miles in 18 hours. Started at 4:20 A.M. Eastern Time, completed 9:20 P.M. Central Time.
  2. Minneapolis, Minnesota to Washington, D.C., 1,104 miles in 18 hours, 45 minutes (with one food stop) (approx. 17 hours, 20 minutes of actual driving). Started at 4 A.M. Central Time, completed 11:45 P.M. Eastern Time.
  3. Saint John, New Brunswick to Washington, D.C. (via Vermont and Upstate New York), 987 miles in 21 1/2 consecutive hours (with mandatory food and gas stops) Started at 6 A.M. Atlantic Time, completed 2:30 A.M. Eastern Time the next day.

Longest Drives, One Way, completed in same calendar day

  1. Washington, D.C. to Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1,124 miles in 18 hours. Started at 4:20 A.M. Eastern Time, completed 9:20 P.M. Central Time.
  2. Minneapolis, Minnesota to Washington, D.C., 1,104 miles in 18 hours, 45 minutes (with one food stop) (approx. 17 hours, 20 minutes of actual driving). Started at 4 A.M. Central Time, completed 11:45 P.M. Eastern Time.
  3. Billings, Montana to Eugene, Oregon, 1,000 miles in 16 hours, 20 minutes (with one food stop). Started at 6 A.M. Mountain Time, completed 9:20 P.M. Pacific Time.
  4. Springfield, Missouri to Charleston, West Virginia with two minor detours). Approx. 745 miles in 14 hours and 20 minutes (15 hours and 20 minutes with a time change). Started at 6:42 A.M. Central Time, completed at 10:02 P.M. Eastern Time.

Furthest Destination Driven to From Starting Point, Multiple Days

  1. Eugene, OR – 3,905 miles away from starting point in Washington, D.C. This was done with a nine-day “break” in Minneapolis. The first segment of approx. 1,460 miles was done over two days. The second segment consisted of approx. 1,981 miles of driving.
  2. Billings, MT – 2,005 miles away from starting point in Washington, D.C. This was done after a two-day “break” in Minneapolis. All driving done over two separate days.
  3. White Sands National Monument – 1,967 miles away from initial starting point in Washington, D.C. *This is simply the furthest distance by fastest route (thanks to Google Maps), it doesn’t mean I drove this exact route – in fact, far from it. 1,687.4 miles “as the crow flies”.

Longest Roadtrip – Southern U.S. trip, Feb. 18-28, 2012. 5,217 miles.

Most Countries Visited in One Day (including airports) – Four. November 20, 2013 – Croatia, Denmark, Iceland and United States. Left the Zagreb, Croatia airport and transited through Denmark and Iceland en route to Washington, D.C. all in one calendar day.

Most States Visited in One Day – Eight. June 30, 2011 – Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Most States Visited in One Trip – 18. Southern U.S. trip, Feb. 18-28, 2012.  Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia.

Furthest North Driven – After flying: Just north of Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K., Approx. 52° 21′ N. Without any flying: Jasper, Alberta, Canada, 52° 52′ N

Furthest South Driven  – After flying: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico, Approx. 18° 29′ N. Without any flying: Near Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas, 29° 13′ N

Furthest North Been to – Point Barrow, Alaska, Approx. 71°23′ N

Furthest South Been to – Orongo Village, Easter Island, Chile, Approx. 27° 19′ S

Furthest West Been to – Shores of Shagak Bay, Adak, AK, Approx. 176° 72′ W

Furthest East Been to – Family Beach, Cabras Island, Guam, Approx. 144° 47′ 37” E

EXTREME BOUNDARY POINTS VISITED (Not including straight-line state borders)

United States:

West Quoddy Head, Maine (Easternmost Point of the U.S.)

Lubec, Maine (Easternmost Municipality in the U.S.)

Barrow, Alaska (Northernmost Municipality in the U.S.)

Point Barrow, Alaska (Northernmost Point of the U.S.)

Northwest Angle, Minnesota (Northernmost Municipality in the Continental U.S.)

Key West, Florida (Southernmost Municipality in the Continental U.S.) – visited Southermost Point Monument

Adak, Alaska (Westernmost Municipality in the U.S.)

Family Beach, Cabras Island, Guam (Westernmost place, by direction of travel, for civilian access in U.S. territory)

Alaska:

Barrow, Alaska (Northernmost city in Alaska)

Point Barrow, Alaska (Northernmost point in Alaska)

Adak, Alaska (Westernmost and Southernmost city in Alaska)

Delaware:

Route 1, Between Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach (Easternmost Point in Delaware)

Florida:

Southernmost Point Monument, Key West (Southernmost accessible point for civilians in Florida and the Continental United States)

Maine: 

West Quoddy Head, Maine (Easternmost Point of the Continential U.S. and Maine)

Lubec, Maine (Easternmost Place in the Continental U.S. and Maine)

Maryland:

Maryland-Delaware State Line near Fenwick Island, DE (Easternmost Point in Maryland)

Kempton, Maryland (Populated place at the southernmost point of western border)

Michigan:

Silver City, Michigan (Westernmost populated place in Eastern Time Zone)

Ironwood, Michigan (Westernmost populated place in Michigan)

Superior Falls at Legion County Park (Westernmost point in Michigan)

Minnesota: 

Northwest Angle, Minnesota (Northernmost Place in the Continental U.S. and Minnesota)

New Jersey: 

Montague, New Jersey (Northernmost Place in New Jersey)

Ohio:

Burlington, Ohio (Southernmost Place in Ohio)

Oregon:

Cape Blanco State Park (Westernmost Point in Oregon)

Fort Stevens State Park (North-Westernmost Point in Oregon)

Pennsylvania:

Matamoras, Pennsylvania (Easternmost Place in Pennsylvania)

Rhode Island:

Block Island (Southernmost Place in Rhode Island)

Virginia:

Cacapon State Park Mountain Overlook Access Road, WV/VA (Northernmost Point in Virginia)

Iron Furnace Parking Lot, Cumberland Gap State Park, VA (Westernmost Point reachable by car in Virginia)

HIGH POINTS

U.S. States 3/50

  • IOWA: Hawkeye Point
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: Mount Washington Summit (also highest point in New England)
  • WISCONSIN: Timms Hill

*U.S. Low Point: Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park, California

Countries/Territories

  • EASTER ISLAND: Ma′unga Terevaka Summit

FIRSTS AND LASTS FOR STADIUMS

Since attending the very first games at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., I try to make a point of visiting stadiums for these “milestone” games, whether it be the first or last for a particular park. I’ll list these games that I’ve attended here in the record book section…

“Firsts” attended:

March 29, 2008 – First exhibition MLB game at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.. Washington Nationals 3, Baltimore Orioles 0.

March 30, 2008 – First regular season MLB game at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.. Washington Nationals 3, Atlanta Braves 2.

June 29, 2008 – First game at Dehler Park, Billings, MT. American Legion Baseball. Bozeman Bucks led the Billings Scarlets 10-3 when the game was suspended due to a light malfunction.

July 1, 2008 – First professional baseball game at Dehler Park, Billings, MT. Billings Mustangs 9, Great Falls Voyagers 7.

April 12, 2010 – First regular season MLB game at Target Field, Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota Twins 5, Boston Red Sox 2.

“Lasts” attended:

September 7, 2007 – Last game at Cobb Field, Billings, MT. Great Falls White Sox vs Billings Mustangs.

December 29, 2013 – Last game at Mall of America Field (formerly Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome), Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota Vikings 14, Detroit Lions 13.

April 9, 2016 – Last game at Sleep Train Arena (formerly Arco Arena), Sacramento, CA. Sacramento Kings 114, Oklahoma City Thunder 112.

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