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Old 01-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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I bought a Road Atlas - and have some questions now concerning some items in the atlas (Rand McNally Road Atlas & Travel Guide). Wayside or Roadside Park: Does that mean a parking-strip along the road? Not recommended for a stay; just for a short stop? 2. Rest areas: Can they be used for long(Over night) or just for a short stop? 3. I did know some types of streets. But what are Business Routes (BR)? Seems they are leading into a city while the "normal" Highway doesn't. Same question about Business Loops (BR) and Business Spurs (BS).

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Waysides are usually just a small parking area alongside the highway good for stopping for lunch or a stretch. Rest areas are larger, frequently have rest room facilities and may have tourist or other information. Some permit overnight parking, but caution is suggested. Highways were built thru the middle of towns. Now with all the bypasses, the old highways, or even newly constructed ones, permit driving into/thru town to shop or stop.


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Old 01-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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One thing you can do (Sometimes) is drive your route in the virtual world. Google maps or Microsoft "LIVE" maps, both offer sat views of most of our highways and roadside parks, MOST not all!!!

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