Arlene Eakle Eastern Trip in yellow
(accompanied by Kathryn Bassett, so her part of calendar included for her husband's benefit)

Revised 25 Sep 2007 - Be sure to scroll down to the map below.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Maps - see below calendar. Links in Calendar are to the research places. All miles are estimates. Sep 29th
Kathryn drive from Pasadena to St George
Sep 30th October 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kathryn drive from St George to SLC Kathryn SLC Kathryn SLC Kathryn SLC Kathryn SLC Kathryn SLC
Arlene Billings MT
Kathryn SLC
Arlene Billings MT
7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th
Kathryn SLC Kathryn drive from SLC to Tremonton in afternoon Start time tba so drive from Tremonton UT to Denver CO Wed 566 miles Research day at Denver Public Library Drive from Denver CO to Belleville KS 497 miles Research in Belleville then drive from Belleville KS to St LouisMO as far as possible (we stopped at Blue Springs MO) 489 miles Drive rest of way to St Louis then partial research day at St Louis Public Library
14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Drive from St Louis MO to Ft Wayne IN
370 miles
Research day in Ft Wayne A half day at library, then drive from Ft Wayne IN to Cleveland OH 237 miles Research day at Western Reserve Meeting (not genealogy) for Arlene, Kathryn at Cleveland Public Library. Then drive towards Carlisle PA (we stopped at Somerset) 321 miles

finish drive to Carlisle PA, Research at Cumberland Co. Hist. Soc. drive to Baltimore MD 93 miles

Research at Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore

21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th

In morning pack books, in afternoon research at Enoch Pratt Free Library. Evening speak at a Fireside

drive Baltimore to Richmond VA 155 miles Library of VA in Richmond. In evening Wm & Mary and/or Univ. of VA Library of VA in Richmond. In evening Wm & Mary and/or Univ. of VA Library of VA in Richmond til about 3 then drive Richmond VA to Wytheville VA 254 miles

Drive over to Wise Historical Society (Melungeon collection) then back to Wytheville

drive to Blacksburg 51 miles VA Tech Univ (heraldic collection) then drive from Blacksburg VA to Pikeville KY 173 miles Allara Library Pikeville KY area - research various locations
28th 29th 30th 31st Nov 1st Nov 2nd Nov 3rd
Drive from Pikeville KY to Monogahela PA 324 miles Then relax, organize things so far, & plan for Monday Research Citizen’s Library in Washington PA and perhaps Uniontown Public Library Drive from Monogahela PA to Oneida (near Galesburg) IL 613 miles Drive from Oneida IL to Big Springs NE 700 miles Drive from Big Springs NE to Tremonton UT 620 miles Kathryn Tremonton to St George Kathryn St George to Pasadena

Maps
Overview Baltimore MD to Richmond VA
Tremonton UT to Denver CO Richmond VA to Wytheville VA
Denver CO to Belleville KS Wytheville VA to Blacksburg VA
Belleville KS to St Louis MO Blacksburg VA to Pikeville KY
St Louis MO to Ft Wayne IN Pikeville KY to Monogahela PA
Ft Wayne IN to Cleveland OH Monogahela PA to Oneida (near Galesburg) IL
Cleveland OH to Carlisle PA Oneida IL to Big Springs NE
Carlisle PA to Baltimore MD Big Springs NE to Tremonton UT

Track us on this trip! Technology is wonderful. Kathryn is an Amatuer Radio Operator ("Ham"). You can track her car as we travel. Below the map is an explanation of how this works. (Map now deleted since trip is over).

This is based on a technology called APRS. It stands for Automatic Packet Reporting System. KD6KFA is Kathryn's ham radio call sign. She tells us the following information:

"APRS was developed as a real-time local tactical communications system for rapidly exchanging digital data of immediate value to operations. This really took off when GPS became available and MAPS were integrated into the system for tactical situational awareness of everything in the net. In the 13 years since its introduction, it has grown to encompass just about every aspect of Amateur Radio." (quote adapted from http://web.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html)

The goal of APRS is NOT just vehicle tracking as GPS was not added until circa 1992 when GPS became affordable. However, I (Kathryn) first became aware of it while working the Baker2Vegas race where we used it to track our team of runners. I thought it would be a fun thing to add to my car for the trip so my husband could see where I was. I already had the radio and the GPS, so it was a matter of getting something called a TinyTrak (http://www.byonics.com/tinytrak) to connect the two. The analogy is to think of the TinyTrak as a modem that the GPS talks to, and it in turn talks to the radio which sends a signal that sent over radio waves, and in turn to internet.

This technology is also used to track the floats traveling to and then during the Rose Parade. Makes it easier for them to know when a certain float is nearing the route so they can hold them up and have them arrive in the right order.

If you see by the date that the car has remained in one place, it's because the radio and GPS has been turned off for some reason. For instance, while I'm in Salt Lake for the week before we leave, I probably won't have it on, and of course it will be turned off at night to conserve the car battery.