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BAKUP

Inspiration comes in many forms. For Penny O’Donnell, it was a box of Pop-Tarts. Now she’s leading a roadway ministry that helps those in need.

LADY ANTEBELLUM

In some respects, the Nashville trio is still in awe of their success. What started with a simple compliment from one songwriter to another has turned into more than 11 million records sold worldwide.

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BRAIN GAMES

The brain may be 75 percent water, but it’s still the most fascinating and mysterious organ in the body. The National Geographic Channel show is all about testing the limits of our gray matter.

CINDERELLA

No, not the princess with the glass slipper. These Cinderella stories take place on the hard court, ice and gridiron.

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Brenda shares one of her stranger moments as a hunting guide. sponsored by:

Claire gets race drivers’ perspectives on overcoming failure.

Mike wonders if Congress can really ignore the elephant in the room.

Guest columnist Daniel George gets in a knock-down, drag-out turtle race with a “shiny hiney.” No, really.

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gray matter by greg girard ondon cab drivers have big heads. Not from conceit or smugness, mind you. Their brains have actually grown, specifically the hippocampus portion of the brain, the section that deals with memory. It’s the drivers of the black cabs in Great Britain’s capital that are part of this informal “le grande tete” club. Every potential black-cab driver is required to memorize upward of 25,000 streets and thousands of landmarks in London. The memorization of all those motorways and statues can take up to four years and potential drivers must pass a series of tests called the “Knowledge of London Examination System” before finally earning their black-cab license. Only about half of the trainees survive the process. Forgetting for a moment the dire need to introduce the London cab community to GPS, scientists say this intense exercise in memorization actually makes the brain grow. “The human brain remains ‘plastic,’ even in adult life, allowing it to adapt when we learn new tasks,” explains Eleanor Maguire, a professor at University College London, who led the study. “The hippocampus has changed its structure to accommodate their huge amount of navigating experience.” Thankfully, this brain growth is an undetected byproduct of the cab drivers’ training. “I never noticed part of my brain growing,” driver David Cohen commented to the BBC. “It makes you wonder what happened to the rest of it.” Indeed. Which leads us to the new hit show “Brain Games” on the National Geographic Channel (Page 28). While the show isn’t so much focused on growing your brain, it is certainly focused on blowing your mind. Or as they put it on their website, “’Brain Games’ turns your mind’s eye inwards for a fascinating journey into the three and a half pounds of tissue that makes you ... you.” Each episode touches on how your brain works and reacts to different situations, investigating its response to everything from stress and fear to memory and colors. After reading the story, I would recommend checking out some brain-twisting challenges online at braingames.nationalgeographic.com. Shifting gears a bit, our cover story on Lady Antebellum (Page 22) will have you contemplating the serendipity of life and how a simple compliment produced one of the biggest country music bands of the last five years. Humble to a fault, the trio are making sure their music remains their top priority. Safe driving.

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Go to college and do as Warren Buffett. – Kathy Braun

A Closer Look: Dr. Seuss This year marks the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss is perhaps the most famous children’s book author of the 20th century. He never had children of his own, saying to friends and family who asked, “You make ’em. I’ll amuse ’em.” And that he did. More than 200 million copies of his books are in circulation today. Let’s take a closer look at the man behind “Horton Hears a Who.”

Diligently follow your heart and DO NOT allow the insecurities of youth and personality to negatively influence your life pursuits. – Bob Natale

Dr. Seuss was just one of his pen names. He also wrote under the names Theo LeSieg (“Geisel” spelled backward), Rosetta Stone and Theophrastus Seuss. He wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” in response to a bet that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 unique words. He wasn’t really a doctor; he did pursue a doctorate in English literature, but dropped out to follow his illustration dreams. His first book, “To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” was rejected 27 times before Vanguard Press accepted it in 1937 and printed 15,000 copies on its first run.

Read and heed the Old Testament book of Proverbs. The amount of wisdom contained within is priceless. Follow its lessons and save a lot of headaches and heartaches. – Dave Ellis

The school day closest to Seuss’s birthday, March 2, is National Read Across America Day. This year it’s Monday, March 3. He contributed the word “nerd” to the English lexicon when he used it in his book “If I Ran the Zoo.”

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By the Numbers: The Academy Awards This year comedienne Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 86th Academy Awards. Viewers will be tuning in for DeGeneres’ brand of humor but also the glamour of Hollywood. Televised since 1953, with Bob Hope as host that year, the telecast draws around 40 million to see who’s bringing home the bald statuette and maybe more importantly, what everyone’s wearing. The Oscars are the highest achievement in the film industry and winners are voted on by the more than 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Oscar fun fact: To ensure the integrity of the award, winners of the bald, gold man who no longer want their award must agree to sell it back to the Academy for a dollar.

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age of Tatum O’Neal when she won Best Supporting Actress for 1973’s “Paper Moon,” making her the youngest actor in Academy history. Christopher Plummer is the oldest, at age 82.

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height in inches of the Oscar statuette. It weighs 8.5 pounds.

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record number of nominations for films “The Color Purple” (1985) and “The Turning Point” (1977) that did not win any awards.

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number of times Bob Hope hosted the awards. Billy Crystal comes in second with eight hosting appearances and Johnny Carson rounds out the top three with five appearances.

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length in minutes of the longest Best Picture winner, “Gone With the Wind.” The shortest was 1955’s “Marty,” clocking in at a mere 94 minutes.

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record number of nominations for Meryl Streep, who has won two Best Actress and one Best Supporting Actress awards.

GET HEALTHY

Sleep Habits Truck drivers are no strangers to erratic sleep patterns. They can drive odd hours and weekends when most people are at home tucked into bed. But that’s not to say they can’t practice good sleep habits. The Mayo Clinic offers seven steps to help you get a good night’s (or day’s) sleep.

1. Commit to a sleep schedule Whether you work nights or 9 to 5, set a bedtime and waking time. Then stick to it, even on your days off. Consistency is the key here. There is one exception: If you lie in bed for 15 minutes and haven’t fallen asleep, get up. Go back to bed when you’re tired.

2. Watch what you eat and drink Don’t go to bed stuffed to the gills or stomachgrumbling hungry. Both will keep you awake. Keep the caffeine and alcohol in check as well. Caffeine can kick in after you’ve fallen asleep, waking you mid-sleep, and alcohol may help you fall asleep, but rarely helps you maintain a deep sleep.

3. Create a bedtime ritual It doesn’t have to be a glass of warm milk or a bedtime story, but the idea is the same. Create a ritual to tell your body it’s time for bed. A warm shower, a cup of herbal tea or reading a chapter in a book are some examples of soothing pre-sleep activities. Using any kind of screen is discouraged. Television, phones,

tablets or other devices are more likely to keep you up.

4. Get comfortable Think cave-like conditions for sleeping – dark, cool and quiet. If you’re missing one of these, sleep might be difficult to come by. But luckily, it’s fairly easy to acquire earplugs, blackout curtains or a fan. Also invest in a high-quality pillow – a good one can save your neck.

5. Limit daytime naps Not that truck drivers have a lot of extra time in their day, but if you do decide to nap, limit it to no longer than 30 minutes.

6. Get moving Everyone and his mother tells you that exercise will help you live longer. And it will, but exercise also offers more immediate results. Regular exercise will help you sleep better, fall asleep faster and have a deeper sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime or you might be too energized to get some ZZZs.

7. Manage stress We all have running thoughts and worries. We all have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Instead of worrying, and potentially disrupting your night’s sleep, get your stress under control. Get organized, set priorities, delegate what you can, take a break if you need it. Do you make a mental to-do list? Write it down and tackle it tomorrow.

Sources: hollywoodreporter.com, empireonline.com, oscars.org

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GET HEALTHY

Deep Vein Thrombosis What is it? Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body, usually the lower leg or thigh. The clot can travel to the lungs or heart and cause major damage or death.

Causes • Blood disorders • Prolonged inactivity • Injuries

Who’s At Risk • Smokers • People who are obese or overweight • People who have sustained vein injuries • Pregnant women • People over age 60 • Cancer patients • People who sit for more than four hours at a time

What You Can Do • Drink plenty of water • Stretch feet and legs every one to two hours • Avoid tight clothing • Stand and walk around every three to four hours

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Skipping Breakfast Could Hurt Your Heart A recent study, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, shows that men who skipped breakfast were 27 percent more likely to have a heart attack or die from coronary disease than breakfast eaters. Pass the Wheaties!

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bakup by amanda jakl

ome of the most successful organizations were started with an idea written on the back of a napkin during happy hour or launched in a garage with secondhand furniture. Sometimes, though, it’s a bit more interesting, like when the idea comes in the cab of a semi truck on Thanksgiving morning with a pack of Pop-Tarts in hand. “We were pulling out, and in the middle of the driveway was an older gentleman with a shopping cart,” recalls Penny O’Donnell, founder of Bakup. “[My husband] Kevin and I just looked at each other and we thought, it’s Thanksgiving, this guy is obviously not well off, obviously homeless, and we started looking for stuff we could give him on the truck. I had a big box of Pop-Tarts and that was one of the things I handed him. Honest to goodness, it was like an epiphany. The look on his face was sheer and utter joy. The absolute true meaning of Thanksgiving, it was this guy’s face.”

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The idea behind Bakup, short for “Bless and Keep Us Packs,” is simple – provide a small bundle of necessary supplies to people in need. They could be homeless, drifting or just down on their luck. They may be living in an alleyway, in a cardboard box under a bridge, idly sitting on the corner or just leaning against the ice machine at the local truck stop. They’re the people that society is accustomed to ignoring. “The media allows us to do things at a distance and we become numb to the most horrendous things,” she says. “Suddenly when you’re walking and see the guy on the corner, you don’t want to look.” O’Donnell wants that to change. She hopes people, including truck drivers, will not only look, but also do something. By the trucking industry’s very nature, drivers see and interact with more walks of life than most and so drivers often approach situations with a healthy dose of skepticism.

“[Truck driving] is a hard living,” she admits. “You have to be made of certain stuff. I think of them as cowboys, a tougher breed.” But her hope is that the road won’t harden them to the plight of their fellow man. “People need to realize what’s going on out here,” she says. “It’s not just people trying to scam. Yes, sometimes people have addictions, which makes Bakup a smarter alternative if you’re having qualms about handing out money.” Bakup, which was started last year, is a tangible reminder for its recipients that they’re not forgotten. “It makes a difference. Everybody needs a smile. This is about showing somebody, ‘Hey, we’re all brothers and sisters. This is America.’ [Bakup] is a simple, simple thing.” Bakups are not meant for long-term sustenance. They are what O’Donnell describes as a “small kindness in the face of a hard world.” Wrapped in a bandana, the packages contain items that most of us take for granted, including items like toothbrushes, small snacks, a piece of candy or gum, and a bottle of water. “Food items really are the biggest need,” she says. “They can go to soup kitchens, but crackers and tuna and a water bottle [can bridge the gap between meals].” And there are times the physical needs and the psychological needs overlap. “Sometimes you run into people who are homeless because of addiction, so a small piece of candy can help relieve a craving.” Not all Bakups contain the same items; variations come into play depending on where the O’Donnells are traveling and whom they encounter. In hot states, like California and Nevada, they include lip balm to provide needed relief. For women, they have Bakups with feminine items. Penny and Kevin even make BakPUPs for canine companions. As owners of Hoss, the half-lab, half-St. Bernard that accompanies them in the truck, the O’Donnells know that dogs can provide much-needed emotional support that many homeless people lack. Extra dog food and maybe a chew toy are just a couple of the items that can make man’s best friend happy. The O’Donnells hand out about 10 to 15 Bakups a month, although they’ve given out as many as 20, with the typical Bakup costing anywhere from $5 to $10. When donation money runs out, they reach into their own pocket. One of their biggest supporters, on and off the truck, is the company they drive for, Waletich Transportation out of Kasota, Minn. After explaining the concept of the ministry, O’Donnell shares, “the owner of the company asked how he could donate.” The husband-and-wife team also work with

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The Makeup of A Bakup Anybody can make a bakup. Use this list as a starting point and don’t forget to include something that might bring comfort and ease to a needy individual. It might be a piece of candy or even a note of

encouragement. While bandanas are beneficial, since they can be used in many different ways, if none is handy, substitute a resealable storage bag or even a large water bottle.

Bandana Water bottle Can of Vienna sausages Protein bar Tin of sardines and crackers Toothbrush Hand wipes Comb Photo: Courtesy of Bakup for america

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ministry will continue. “The word is getting out there. We all need kindness. We need to give it and we need to receive it. With Bakup, it’s just a way of doing that.” Bakup is more than just handing out supplies to as many people as possible; it truly is a ministry. “We always offer to pray with people, but more importantly we listen,” O’Donnell says. “People just really want to be listened to. Their voices are important. It doesn’t change the world, but a smile can really go a long way.” But she goes on to say that proselytizing isn’t on the agenda. “We’re not there to judge, we really and truly aren’t. We’re just there to do what God moved us to do.” And oftentimes, she finds herself just as affected as those she’s helping. “We get back so much more than we give. It’s so cool to hear people’s stories.” O’Donnell hopes that the mission of Bakup can reach beyond truck drivers and road trippers. “Scouting groups, Sunday class, clubs and social gatherings are all great places to make Bakups and teach social responsibility,” she says. “When you’re with your kids and you see a guy with a sign, instead of just turning away or feeling guilty for not giving money, you can make these with your kids and they can see that you’re giving.”

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by joan tupponce

t wasn’t in Hillary Scott’s nature to act on impulse, but she’s thankful she did eight years ago when she drummed up the courage to introduce herself to Charles Kelley in Nashville. If the young singer-songwriter hadn’t taken that bold step, she wouldn’t be part of the award-winning group Lady Antebellum today. Scott simply wanted to compliment Kelley on his music when she approached him, but to her delight she ended up joining him and Dave Haywood in their songwriting efforts. That’s when her life changed. Since the group’s inception in 2006, Lady Antebellum has won Vocal Group of the Year from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music three times in a row and sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. The group has hit No. 1 on the country radio charts seven times and earned five platinum singles. The most recent: last year’s catchy “Downtown.” The group has also won seven Grammy Awards, including the coveted Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their mega-hit “Need You Now.” This spring and summer they are hitting the

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road once again, heating up arenas across the country with their Take Me Downtown Tour. Scott, the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, who sang the duet “Does He Love You” with Reba McEntire and musician Lang Scott, was 14 when she knew she wanted to follow

You never think that just by meeting someone out one night in Nashville something like this can happen.

- Hillary Scott

her parents’ path into the music industry. She was used to singing with her family in Nashville during the Christmas season when they would star in their own show. “I got really comfortable on stage,” she says. She started writing songs when she was 16 and two

years later tried out for “American Idol” twice, once in Washington, D.C., and once in San Francisco. She never got to audition in front of the celebrity judges because she didn’t really perform well, she says. “I was so nervous. I had never done a cattle-call audition. I froze.” Looking back, she thinks fate might have played a role in the outcome just like it did when she landed a development deal with a record label but wasn’t able to score a coveted record deal. “It was heartbreaking,” she says. “It led me into a season of rethinking things and then I met the boys. I always say when God shuts a door, he opens a window and this was my window.” Haywood and Kelley had moved to Nashville after graduating from high school. They first met in middle school when they were members of rival bands. Adding a third songwriter to their team in Nashville wasn’t on their radar until they met Scott. When they realized the chemistry they had together they decided to form a group. They were in the midst of a photo shoot in front of an antebellum-style home when they came up with the moniker Lady Antebellum.


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After solidifying their name, they spent about two months playing shows every two weeks at a club in Nashville frequented by music industry scouts. Their grit paid off. Mike Dungan with Capitol Nashville at the time saw the fledgling group and signed them to a deal. “It was a crazy time because we were just playing to play and continuing to write songs and hang out,” Scott says. “You never think that just by meeting someone out one night in Nashville something like this can happen.” The past eight years have produced lots of moments that Scott holds dear. The first, she says, was finding out that the group’s single “I Run to You” hit No. 1 in July 2009. The trio were on the road traveling to Boise, Idaho, while touring with Kenny Chesney when their bus broke down. “That’s when we found out we had our first No. 1 single,” Scott says. “That was a turning point for us.” Songwriters like the members of Lady Antebellum never know which of their songs will connect with people. “The minute we put ‘I Run To You‘ in our show, we knew that people were starting to respond to it because the voices were growing louder every night,” says Kelley. There have been many other victories along the way, including the group’s big win at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2011. Lady Antebellum snagged awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Country Performance by a Duo or Group and Country Song of the Year as well as Country Album of the Year. “It was a huge night,” Scott says. The following year they went on their first world tour, Own The Night 2012, and received Billboard’s Breakthrough Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards. Haywood considers that recognition to be one of Lady Antebellum’s proudest accomplishments. “It’s a huge honor and a responsibility to our genre to travel around the globe representing country music,” he says. “We don’t take that lightly.” The group released its fourth studio album, “Golden,” last year.

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“Writing and recording this record really took us back to when we first met each other,” Scott says. “When I first met the boys, we spent a lot of time around the piano at the house they lived in at the time. We didn’t really know each other at all, but there was still some magic and then the harmonies – that’s how it all started – that blend of our voices and that blend of our songwriting craft.” They unveiled the lead single, “Downtown,” last January. “There’s some sass to this track that makes it really fun to sing ... it’s definitely a roll-down-the-windows-and-bob-your-head kind of thing,” says Scott, adding the song, like the album, is a departure for the group. “It’s a fitting preview for what’s to come.” The songs on the album reflect the group’s desire to bring something new to their music, a reinvention of sorts. They kept their signature harmonic blend but scaled back the instrumentation on most of the songs, using only five instruments. “Downtown” is one of six songs on the album written by outside writers. Those outside songs give group members the opportunity to step up their performance in unconventional ways that audiences might not expect. For example, Scott is known for her sweet, smooth style of singing, but she has a lot of grit to her voice as well. “It’s been really fun to bring that out of her,” Kelley says. Making the video for “Downtown” was a thrill for Scott, who confides she was worried that no one would believe she has a saucy side. At the time of shooting she was pregnant and that gave her a new level of “spunk,” she says. “‘I am carrying a human being’ translated into ‘I can sing this.’ It was empowering. I can’t wait to show my daughter the video.” The video parodies Scott’s “goody two-shoes” image as well as Kelley’s and Haywood’s “cool” persona. It gives Scott the chance to get a little crazy and live on the edge for a change. Her accomplice in the video is actress Beth Behrs of CBS’s “Two Broke Girls.” The two met at an awards show and Scott thought of her when the group was planning the video. She needed someone who could portray a best friend who was a rebel determined to pull Scott’s character in the video out of her shell. “That was the beginning of a really sweet friendship,” Scott says. Scott enjoys the creative side of the business, everything from art directing a video shoot to overseeing the merchandise that is sold at the group’s shows. The guys, she says, “aren’t as passionate about it as I am.” The chemistry among group members is obvious both on and off the stage. All three get along well. “We are really close,” Scott says. “They are the two big brothers I never had.” The three are best friends as well as business partners with active roles in the business. Their comfort level allows them to challenge one another when they feel something could be done better. “Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses,” Scott says. “We balance each other out.” She admits the group has had to learn how to communicate and to compromise on certain occasions. But that’s part of the process, she adds. When they talk about their roles, the three stress that they are songwriters first and foremost. They wrote many of the songs on their latest album while touring, a skill that comes naturally to them. “Songwriting is a muscle in a way,” says Scott. “If you stop writing, you do get rusty. It takes a few weeks to get it back.” Even though the group is heavy on talent, it takes a supportive record label to help clear the path for success, and Lady Antebellum has that. Capitol Records Nashville has been a staunch supporter of the group since its formation. “They have believed in our songs,” Scott says. Throughout their career, group members have also given back to their community. In 2012, they started LadyAID™ to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m

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nationally and globally. The organization reaches children in Tennessee through grants to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Nationally, it supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and globally it works with myLIFEspeaks and The UN Refugee Agency. “There are children all over the world who are suffering because they don’t have the resources to get the help they need,” Scott says. “By partnering with organizations like UNHCR and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, we’ve already seen children be given access to medical care they wouldn’t otherwise have in their country. It’s so inspiring and anything we can do to help that cause, we’re going to do.” Scott’s bond with children is even stronger now that she’s a mom, a role that she loves. “It’s the best thing I will ever do,” she says. “My heart is just full with my love for my daughter.” The youngster is already a pro at traveling, she adds. “She’s a champ. It’s in her blood.” This year’s tour is a bit different for Scott, who usually shares a tour

bus with the rest of group. She and her husband – the band’s drummer, Chris Tyrrell – and their 8-month-old daughter, Eisele Kaye, needed extra room, so they now have their own tour bus. There is a lot to be said for being there for those small moments: the baby’s first tooth, her first word, her first step. “That’s the most cool part about it, celebrating those little moments as a family,” Scott says. Scott admits she worried about taking a few months off when she had the baby but she knew she only had one chance to experience the early days with her infant. “I didn’t want to regret that,” she says. “The boys were so encouraging.” Being away from work was scary for Scott, who knows that performing keeps you in the public eye and top-of-mind with fans. “As closeknit as country music artists are, it’s still competitive,” she says. Her fears subsided once the group got back on the road. Playing to full houses at every venue was “humbling” for the group. “Seeing the fans and just what they sacrificed to get there to enjoy the show makes us give it all we have every night,” she says. “We are so excited to be on the stage again.”

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by joan tupponce

f someone were to ask you who was more competent at the wheel, would you say an older driver or a younger driver? National Geographic Channel’s “Brain Games” found this question intriguing and set out in its 2014 season preview to test old brains versus young brains in a driving scenario. “We couldn’t find any instance where anyone put a younger and older person through an obstacle course,” says the show’s executive producer, Jerry Kolber. “We decided to take it out of the lab and put it in the real world.” After consulting with scientists who research the field, Kolber and his team rented a professional racetrack and built a series of obstacles for the course. During the game, both an older driver and a younger driver maneuvered the track. “We shot it like an action movie,” Kolber says. “We had the viewers play along by not telling them who is driving the car.” So which driver do you think did the best? While both drivers had their good and bad moments on the course, it was the younger driver that won the “Brain Games” test. But the course was just one of the games on the preview show, and let’s just say younger brains didn’t prevail on every game. It’s that

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surprise element that makes the popular popscience series such a hit. “What you see is not always what you get,” says the show’s host, Jason Silva. “The show uses perceptual tricks and optical illusions that will create a crack in your perception of reality.” The National Geographic Channel came up with the concept for “Brain Games” after deciding to create a new type of science show. “They wanted to do something about the human brain, something that would be engaging,” Kolber says. Writers began working on the first script about four years ago. It took about a year before they released the final product because each script has to be meticulously crafted. When the show aired as a special series in 2011, it was an instant hit. The first season of the current iteration of the show aired in April 2013. “It’s been a continuous cycle of scripting and production,” Kolber says. The level of research that goes into each show is unique in the television industry. Both the concept and content have to be interesting, exciting and credible before an episode makes it on air. “It also has to be really entertaining,” Kolber says. Each season features 10 to 20 brain-related episodes with themes ranging from fear

to visual perception. “We see the brain as a lens through which you can talk about any topic,” Kolber says, adding that the creative team not only has to figure out how to make a topic into fun games but to also explain how the brain works with the games. “New research is coming out as you are writing and shooting. We keep on top of that and incorporate it into the episodes.” A great deal of the brain research being done around the world is controversial. To ensure that the show has the most accurate information, Kolber and his team rely on scientists and researchers they trust. “They have the National Geographic seal of approval,” he says of the scientific consultants. “They sort through the research to find out what is real and what is not.” Chess Stetson, a research scientist at Cal Tech in Pasadena, has worked with “Brain Games” on three episodes, including an episode on the perception of time. The show contacted Stetson because of his research in the field of perceptual science, which studies, among other things, how the visual system processes stimuli. Stetson explains that scientists are often leery of working with a television show because they worry their research may be waw w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


tered down for general consumption. He never had that concern with “Brain Games” because he felt the show was doing a good job with the information it was providing. “They were striking a good balance,” he says. If he did have a problem with the script, he knew the show “would be really flexible about changing part of the script to make it more accurate. They were more attuned to portraying science as accurately as possible.” Albeit based on some of his research, the outcome of the time-perception episode, which aired in April 2013 and dealt with how the brain processes time, surprised Stetson. One game on the episode featured rodeo riders whose job it is to beat the clock and stay on their bull for more than eight seconds. Because they are so attuned to the eight-second clock, Stetson thought they would be better than the general public at estimating the length of eight seconds. What he discovered during the initial challenge is that the rodeo riders “weren’t any better than normal people” when it came to estimating time with their eyes open. Stetson knew, based on his previous research, it was more difficult to estimate time with your eyes open than with your eyes closed, so he asked one of the riders to close his eyes and visualize himself on a bull with the buzzer going off. This time

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Host Jason Silva (right) SAYS “it’s humbling to see how much you don’t perceive or see” when it comes to challenging the brain. the rider hit the eight-second mark on the head. The experiment had the same result for three different riders. Stetson was thrilled that his research could be applied in a new context. “We learned that if the riders really focused, they were good at estimating time and that is important for their jobs,” he says. The show’s creative team comes up with 99 percent of the games that air. Oc-

casionally one of the scientists that consult with the show will come up with an idea for a game. “We love that,” says Kolber, who is still in awe of many of the outcomes of the games on the show: “when we create experiments for the first time and we see them done and we are blown away.” Silva, who was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the show, always “falls for the games,” he says. “It’s humbling to see

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how much you don’t perceive or see. The brain is the most complicated object in the universe. It’s easy to trick.” During an episode on visual perception, Silva found that many people “take this visual world we perceive for granted.” “We see the world in high resolution and our eyeballs can only perceive it in low resolution with images in 2-D only,” he says. “The brain converts it to perceive a 3-D world. The high-fidelity world we see is a co-construction. The brain is filling in the blanks.” The show’s episode on color had Kolber scratching his head in disbelief. “A very cool experiment is on our premiere episode, ‘Colors,’” he says. “You stare for a few seconds at an oddly colored picture, and then when the picture changes to black and white, your brain paints in the correct colors. It’s an illusion that plays with the way your eyes handle complementary colors, and it will make you gasp.” When it came to the topic of trust, Kolber and his team wanted to explore the question “What is trust?” “We throw it around as an actual thing but it’s another sensation that comes from the brain,” he says, noting there are several studies that concur on where trust comes from in the brain and what human eyes have to do with trust.

People are hungry for content that inspires.

- Jason Silva, host of “Brain Games”

This season, Kolber and his team are testing the power of the term “I’m watching you.” They set up a booth in a public park in New York City and had Silva stand in the booth with a big bowl of money and a sign that said “free money.” As people passed by, he would talk to them and offer them money. Only a few people took money, and not much. “Then we tried two variations – one where Jason simply left the booth unwatched. Then another where we kept Jason out of the booth, but put up a poster of giant human eyes. It was extraordinary and mind-blowing what we saw happen when people saw this big bowl of free money,” Kolber says, noting he doesn’t want to spoil the fun of watching the episode. New York City is just one of the locations the show uses for filming. It has also filmed in locations such as Las Vegas, Florida and the Southwest. This year the show will be rolled out in 171 countries. “It’s a global phenomenon,” Silva says, noting that people are born with curiosity. “People are hungry for content that inspires.” Last season Silva, who is often a bystander, found himself in the middle of a game on the episode that featured fear. The show set up an experiment that was similar to Russian roulette. The game featured paper bags that had to be smashed. Here’s where the fear comes in: One of the paper bags contained a broken beer bottle. Before he smashed the bags, Silva had to figure out which one contained the broken bottle. “They were able to capture a genuine fear response,” he says, noting that he did not hurt his hand during the game. “My instinct was correct.” Working on the show is a real “blast, but at the same time really hard work,” Silva adds. “There is a lot of information that has to be gotten across in a clear, smart, yet understandable way. It’s hard work that has a great payoff. You expect to be dumbfounded and surprised by all that will be revealed about your brain.”

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Cinderella

by greg girard

here’s nothing like a magical run in sports – the “Cinderella” team becoming champions. References abound in our culture and our history of the triumphant underdog, and in the modern world of bloodless competition, sports have replaced the stories of David versus Goliath and the American Revolution. There’s no formula to this type of story except for perhaps an uncompromising desire to overcome the greatest of odds. Like the boy on the playground basketball court imagining he’s shooting the winning shot at the buzzer, the Cinderella story can’t help but captivate our imagination.

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1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team

Considered by many as the top sports moment of the 20th century, the “miracle on ice” still can deliver goose bumps when hearing sportscaster Al Michaels scream, “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” after the U.S. defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. To put the upset in perspective, the Soviet Union had won practically every international tournament since the 1950s. Their team consisted entirely of players from their country’s professional league and had most of the best

players in the world. And following the Olympic Games of 1960, the Soviets had outscored their opponents 175-44. The U.S. team, on the other hand, had a decidedly different makeup. At the time, the U.S. did not allow professionals to represent America at the Olympics. So the U.S. team consisted of college and amateur players with an average age of 21, the youngest team in the field. Sprinkle in the tensions of the Cold War, and it had the makings of a classic Cinderella story. Group play had the Soviets on a barnstorming tour, outscoring opponents 51-11, including a 16-0 drubbing of Japan. The U.S. had played well too,


making it to the medal round with a 4-0-1 record, including an upset of silver medal favorite Czechoslovakia and a tie with Sweden. Leading up to the game, the Soviets declined a request to move the start time so the game could be broadcast live in the U.S., so audiences in the U.S. ended up seeing the game on tape delay during primetime. Starting the third period, the U.S. was down 3-2, but the Americans scored twice in the early minutes of the period and then had to withstand an onslaught of Soviet offense for 10 minutes until the buzzer sounded. The defeat so stunned the Soviet Union and its government-run media that their lead political newspaper, Pravda, didn’t even mention the game in the next day’s issue, nor in its Olympic wrap-up edition. The U.S. went on to beat Finland to win the gold medal, leaving the indelible image of team captain Mike Eruzione motioning for the whole team to join him on the podium during the national anthem.

1983 NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack’s road to Cinderella glory started even before the NCAA basketball tournament. An average team at best throughout the season (finishing 8-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference), the only way NC State could even make the tournament was by winning the ACC tournament, a conference that included nationally ranked Virginia (No. 2) and North Carolina (No. 5). They beat North Carolina in the semifinals in overtime and Virginia in the finals. Earning the nickname the “Cardiac Pack,” NC State continued their heart-stopping winning streak by surviving a double-overtime win in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Pepperdine, defeating Virginia again in the quarterfinals by one point to eventually face Houston’s infamous “Phi Slama Jama” team in the finals – a team that included future NBA Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. The finals lived up to the hype and resulted in one of the most famous final games in basketball history. A 30-foot desperation

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shot by NC State’s Derek Whittenburg with time running out was caught and put in by teammate Lorenzo Charles at the buzzer. Pandemonium ensued, with NC State head coach Jim Valvano running desperately around the court looking for someone to hug. “It was more than just a string of basketball wins,” Valvano said of the remarkable run. “It was more than just a collection of guys doing what their coach told them to do. It was more than just a bunch of college kids winning a few close games. It was then – and remains today – a team that inspired others to do unimaginable things.”

2004 Greece National Soccer Team

Winless in international tournament play before the 2004 European Championship, Greece stunned the world of soccer with its title run.

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Winning isn’t always beautiful, even in the “beautiful game,” and the 2004 Greece national team is exhibit A in forging a pragmatic path to a championship. The European Football Championship, held every four years, is by far the most prestigious and competitive continental tournament in the world. Stocked with past and present World Cup championship teams, it is a minefield of elite talent in the world of soccer. Before Euro 2004, Greece had competed in only two major tournaments (the 1980 European Championship and the 1994 World Cup) and failed to win a game in either tournament. And adding to their lack of world-class experience and 250-1 odds, they were fielded in a “group of death” that included top-ranked Portugal, Spain and Russia. But by implementing a tactical barricade that resembled the Hoover Dam, they withstood wave after wave from Europe’s top teams. Sneaking through the group stage with a 1-1-1 record, they went on to beat France (the defending European champs) in the quarters, the Czech Republic in the semis and host nation Portugal in the finals, all by the score of 1-0.

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1985 Villanova Wildcats

Arguably one of the best college basketball teams since John Wooden’s UCLA teams, the defending champion Georgetown Hoyas, led by senior captain and the best player in the land Patrick Ewing, were primed to cut down the nets once again. Villanova was a No. 8 seed and came into the tournament with a respectable 19-10 record out of the formidable Big East Conference. Villanova struggled out of the gate, sneaking past No. 9 seed Dayton by two points only to face the likes of Michigan, Memphis State and North Carolina, all top-10 ranked teams in the country, just to make it to the finals. The Hoyas, predictably, marched through the tournament like a Roman legion through Gaul. Three teams from the Big East ended up in the Final Four, with Georgetown beating St. John’s by 18 points in the semifinals to play Villanova in the championship game on April 1. A decided underdog against the defending champs, Villanova was still undaunted, hardened by a brutal Big East Conference schedule that included five games against teams that were ranked No. 1 sometime during the season. They knew how to play the big boys. Shooting an outrageous 79 percent from the floor, the Wildcats made 22 of 28 shots from the field and 22 of 27 free throws, just about as close to perfect as a team can get in a competitive basketball game. Villanova still won by only two points, 66-64. Two years later, Villanova’s starting guard, Gary McLain, would admit to using cocaine during the finals and imply other players were high, taking some of the luster out of a remarkable run to the championship.

The 1914 Boston Braves made an improbable comeback, going from worst to first to make the playoffs and eventually win the World Series.

Honorable Mention

1954 Milan High School Indians (the 1986 movie “Hoosiers,” the best sports movie ever made according to this writer, was based on Milan High School’s remarkable run in Indiana’s statewide high school basketball tournament); 1969 New York Mets (the “Miracle Mets” had their first winning season and beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 in the World Series); 1914 Boston Braves (averaging nearly 100 losses a year for a decade, the “Miracle Braves” – apparently there are a lot of miracles in sports – turned a 26-40 record in July into a World Series championship in October); and 2007 New York Giants (Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were undefeated and were destined to claim the “greatest NFL team ever” title until they met Eli Manning’s Giants in the Super Bowl).

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on the road Photos: Courtesy of Tin Can Tourists

Tin Can Tourists BY greg girard

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he secret handshake, well, isn’t so much of a secret. It was at one time but these days it’s a less furtive part of member initiation. That goes for the secret sign and password too. But don’t let that fool you. Tin Can Tourists is still dedicated to preserving its history, just with a strong emphasis on community. And while the club is for vintage trailers and motor homes, the founders of the second iteration of Tin Can Tourists (TCT), Forrest and Jeri Bone, say everyone is welcome. The original TCT, before the Bones resurrected the club 16 years ago, started in 1919 as the first recreational travel club in the U.S. Established in Tampa, Fla., the club’s goal was to bring together “all auto campers,” and its existence was a boon for tourism in Florida and spearheaded one of the first “snowbird” migrations to the Sunshine State. Members of the club were quickly recognized by the tin can soldered onto their automobiles’ radiator caps and by the early 1930s membership had soared to estimates ranging from 30,000 to 100,000. But by the 1940s various factors, including World War II, saw a steady decline in club membership until the last formal meeting of TCT in 1968. The Bones, who had been attending vintage Airstream rallies for years, were starting to admire many of the other vintage

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makes out on the road but were limited in their opportunities to see them because of the exclusivity of Airstream rallies. “It has been the practice of Airstream to allow local units and interclub to only hold one ‘Buddy Rally’ per year that would allow other brand trailers to participate,” explains Forrest on the TCT website. “We decided we’d like to have a rally that involved all makes and models,” says Forrest. So after a conversation that hap-

pened to mention the history of TCT, the Bones started digging to see if they could reinstate the club. “We were able to trace the group’s demise,” says Forrest, adding that their research led them to the Florida Historical Library to comb through archives and the last group they could find that met under the TCT name was in Florida in the mid-1980s. “So we went through all these trademark lawyers to make sure we weren’t infringing Tin Can Tourists has more than 1,600 members.

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on an existing group and we were able to register the mark.” The first rally, which they called a “renewal gathering,” was held in 1998 at Michigan’s Camp Dearborn with 21 trailers. By the end of the year, the club had 50 charter members. The new TCT set out to “abide by the original group’s objectives and guiding principles” and to foster ”the promotion and preservation of vintage trailers and motor coaches.” TCT members are now around the world, including Japan, France and Canada. Over the years, the club has developed a regional membership system, where TCT representatives organize rallies for a region to go along with several national conventions each year. The club now has more than 1,600 members and continues to grow. “It’s beyond my wildest dreams,” says Forrest. “When we started it, we didn’t think long-range.” What makes him most proud is the community that has emerged as a result. “[It’s] the relationships that have developed amongst the members and the relationships that we’ve been able to be a part of with different people,” says Forrest. Oh, and if you’re curious, the secret handshake is a sawing motion, the secret sign is a “C” using your thumb and fingers and the password is “nit nac,” tin can backward. Now all you need is a love for vintage trailers.

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The Tin Can Tourists’ 22nd Annual Convention in 1942 in Tampa, Fla.

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corporated village of Pie Town, named after a bakery that made dried apple pies and was established by Clyde Norman in the 1920s. The town is also near the Very Large Array astronomical radio observatories, which is a must-see for travelers following US 60. We arrived late in the morning, eagerly anticipating a tasty treat – how could we not with a name like Pie Town – only to find that the original restaurant had perished from the “disease.” Needless to say, it was a serious letdown, until we discovered a “new” Pie Town restaurant just down the road. Our RV and dress made it quite apparent that we were from elsewhere. Every booth was filled with men wearing well-worn and stained cowboy hats and muddy boots, all enjoying steaming cups of coffee, bacon and eggs and, of course, pie. These were real, working farmers and cattlemen. Despite the fish-out-of-water image, we immediately felt at home. Locals were eager to know where we were from, where we were headed and how long we had been on the road. The highly touted pie was great, too. We even sampled the cactus pie. It was good, but not as good as the apple. We struck up a conversation with one of the patrons about some repair work that I needed for the RV. It turned out that he was

BY Chad Blake

born in the same hospital and at almost the same time as my wife, in San Diego, Calif. Small world. He recommended a garage just down the road and even gave me the name of the person to ask for. The garage had the look and feel of a well-used 1950s-type service station. Lots of bays with lifts and some with weeds, minimal lighting, a gravel parking lot and several old-tech gasoline pumps. My first thought was they probably wouldn’t care to work on an RV. After a brief introduction, and the obligatory “Where ya heading?” and “What’s the problem?” one of the employees came out, slid under the RV over stones as big as ping pong balls and, covered with dust, said, “I can fix it. Just a minute.” True to his word, within minutes the RV was fixed. Now I admit, I was getting ready for a “large RV, not from around these parts” bill and when the owner rang it up, I almost fell down. It was $7 for the part and $10 for the labor – definitely not big-city prices. I tipped the mechanic, offered our thanks and said goodbye to Pie Town. It was getting late in the day by then, so we decided to drive a little farther. We ended up spending the night in Billy the Kid’s burial site. How’s that for planning? M a r c h 2 0 1 4 C H A L L E N G E 41


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Take a Breath by dr. bud harris Dr. Bud is a health and wellness coach and consultant. Website: www.docbud.com, Facebook: Doc Bud, Twitter: @Doctorbud

h, the power of breath. So taken for granted. We can live without food for weeks, water for hours to days, but air … not very long. An Austrian free diver named Herbert Nitsch is capable of going without a breath of air for more than nine minutes and holds 22 world records. Wow! I’m a triathlete and swim often but can handle maybe 90 seconds max submerged, and that while being extremely uncomfortable. Needless to say, my friends, we would be “adios” without oxygen. Being able to breathe is our most basic need even though you may tell your friends it’s your iPhone. Mladen Golubic, a physician at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine, says that breathing can have a major impact on our physiology and health. “You can influence asthma; you can influence chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; you can influence heart failure,” Golubic says. “There are studies that show that people who practice breathing exercises and have those conditions — they benefit.” Andrew Weil, the world-famous integrative-medicine doctor with the big bushy gray beard, has been saying for decades that if you have time for only one daily healthy habit, a breathing routine would be his recommendation. He believes that conscious and focused deep breathing can fix many problems that our fast-pace westernized society has created in the body. The shallow nervous breath that we experience due to stress, for example, is not fully providing our cells with the oxygen they need. Time spent on a focused conscious breathing routine should be considered at least as important as getting proper nutrition and putting in minutes on the treadmill. Without oxygen we die, I am sure we can all agree on that. So how about we take five minutes to breathe?

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I want to teach you a simple, mindful conscious-breathing technique I learned in 1995 at a Tony Robbins seminar; one that I use most days. It has been around for years. Start by breathing in through your nose for a count of four, filling your belly, not your chest, with air. Now hold for a count of eight and breathe out through your mouth for a count of 12 or until you have eliminated all the air. Make sure to purposely push the air out until your lungs feel empty. Do this sequence three times in a row as one set. It is best to do three sets, three times a day. I find it useful to do while at a long traffic light or when stress is upon me and I need to take a chill pill, so to speak. I even do my three sets sometimes in bed after the alarm clock goes off. But the key is just doing it. Another simple breathing exercise that can be done while walking is the sequence of four pulsed breaths inhaled through the nose and four breaths exhaled through the mouth as your foot strikes the ground. So a breath is taken through the nose when the right foot strikes the ground, and then the second breath is taken through the nose as the left foot strikes, and so on for four breaths; four steps while breathing in through the nose and then four steps while breathing out through the mouth, as if you were blowing out a candle, until your belly is empty. This type of focused rhythmic breathing can help you focus and rid your mind of mental chatter and clutter. In the beginning, shoot for three sets of four breaths/steps through the nose and four breaths/steps out through the mouth. Simple, and just minutes a day. Now that you know what to do, will you do it for your health? I hope you will. Decide now to just do anything – consistently. Your cells will rejoice. w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


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s I parked near the edge of the field to pick up my hunter, I smelled the distinct odor of skunk. My hunter emerged from the timber and as he walked closer to the truck, the odor became stronger. He put his bow in the back and opened the passenger door. My eyes began to water. “How do you like my cover scent?� he joked. Apparently, when it was time to get down from his tree stand, he had lowered his bow first with a rope. He had not seen the skunk at the base of the tree. He literally scared the odor out of the skunk when he hit it on the head with his bow. I spent a couple of seasons guiding deer hunters in western Illinois and it was quite an experience. Most of my hunters were outstanding. My husband was managing the operation and we had a couple of other men working as guides too. During every pre-hunt meeting, Stan would decide which two hunters would be paired with which guide. Throughout the season we had a few hunters whose experience levels were questionable, to put it politely. And guess who was assigned to guide them? The hunters assigned to me needed more than just guiding. Stan knew I had the pa-

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tience to provide the extra attention these guys would require. The other guides would probably have just punched them out before their week was over. One such pairing resulted in a father and son who did not get along. Someone must have thought this hunting trip would be a good bonding experience. The dad wore a fishing hat with so many pins attached it must have weighed 10 pounds. The son was clearly embarrassed by the hat and who knows what else. I think the dad enjoyed annoying his son. It was going to be a long five days. On one evening, I returned to pick up the dad and saw him sitting near the base of a tree near the road. I thought it was odd because he still had a good half-hour of daylight to hunt and they were not supposed to leave their assigned location to recover a deer. When the dad got in the truck he told me it was a bad hunt, the farmer was in the field, dogs were barking, etc. I apologized for his experience and promised to take him to another location as we drove on down the road to pick up his son. When everyone was loaded and ready to return to the lodge, the dad asked me to take him back to the tree where he had been sitting.

He said he must have left his release (a piece of archery tackle) there. The dad and son got out to look for it while I looked for a place to safely park my truck on the narrow dirt road. A few minutes later, the son appeared at my window and asked me for help. He blurted out that his dad had not lost his release. He had shot a doe, buried it with leaves and now could not find it. He had thought it would be fun to surprise us with the doe while pretending to look for his release. The sun had long since dropped over the horizon and we were now in the dark, 45 minutes from the lodge. We looked for several minutes in places he thought the doe might be located, but to no avail. Finally I made him follow me the 100 yards into the timber to his treestand and retell the story of where the deer went after the shot. He did, and we proceeded in the direction he pointed. I looked down, saw the blood trail and went in the opposite direction to track the doe to its location. The son was fuming, the dad was giddy and I was just tired. Not much bonding took place on that trip.

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Overcoming Failure by claire b. lang

inning doesn’t intrigue me the way failure does. I’m in victory lane with the winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver each week and yet I know that at the Sprint Cup level, all the drivers feel that it is their job to win. What fascinates me more in sports is failure and the mental toughness that it takes to harness the inner mind demons to make a comeback. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck recovered during his team’s AFC wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year. Luck threw three interceptions, but finished with 443 yards and four touchdown passes in what most remember as a brilliant game for him. I used this as an example when asking NASCAR drivers about the mental toughness that it takes to go from crashing back to the razor’s edge. Penske Racing’s No. 22 driver Joey Logano struggled early in his Sprint Cup career and was pounded with speculation that he wouldn’t make it. At Penske Racing he has flourished. “In my eyes that is what an athlete is,” Logano told me. “An athlete is defined by how mentally tough you are.” Logano told me he wasn’t always mentally tough. “It’s something you gotta work on,” he said. “I went to a couple of mental coaches to help me deal with how to handle situations, to be stronger, you know … I’m able to use those tools every day to go out there and win races.” But how does a driver approach a sport where his life is on the line every time he climbs into the car? Kurt Busch, of the No. 41 at Stewart Haas Racing, worked to conquer his demons before moving to SHR this season. “I have learned to draw a line in the sand and stay close to it,” Busch told me. “There’s going to be the highs and there’s going to be the lows, but over the years and especially the last couple of seasons I have understood that you can win in life and not necessarily drive into victory lane. “We have to win to have success but at

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the same time, I’m not putting any more pressure on myself. I don’t need to succumb to anything from the outside.” Michael Annette moved up to Sprint Cup in the No. 7 for Tommy Baldwin Racing this season. He struggled early in his career on a personal level after a drunkdriving arrest. He has since used that early life challenge to make himself a better man and driver. “I understand what you’re talking about,” he said when I asked him about conquering mental demons. “I tell people the most important eight inches on that whole car is in between our two ears. [Being] mentally strong is almost as important as being physically strong in the sport.” “It’s a very cutthroat sport,” added Carl Edwards, Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 99 driver. “Every short-track racer, even everybody at this level feels that way.” After success at one of the first Sprint Cup races of his career at Atlanta, Edwards said he went to Bristol the next week feeling like Superman, until he made a mistake and spun in qualifying, wrecking the car. “You have to gather it up. I remember (then crew chief) Bob Osborne came down and said, ‘OK, you are the biggest moron. All right, let’s get the backup car out and let’s go. You just gotta keep on moving.’” Stewart Haas Racing No. 10 driver Danica Patrick has received a heavy dose of performance critique and I asked her the same question. “Those are the great athletes and great leaders and champions that come back from it and are able to overcome mentally and are able to dig deeper and forget it,” she told me. You don’t have to be an athlete to make mistakes, to spin out or throw an interception in life. It’s how strong you are mentally that allows a rebound that can make you a winner and that ability lies inside of all of us. Carl Edwards told me his crew chief, Jimmy Fennig’s, saying for 2014 is this: “What’s done is done. We move forward.” w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


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Elephant in the Room

by mike howe

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n election year is never an easy time for Congress to take on major funding bills but that is precisely what this Congress needs to do for highways. There is significant data suggesting the current funding method for maintaining the nation’s highways is simply not working, either due to a lack of revenue, government inefficiency, funding of non-highway projects, or other reasons. Ultimately, though, the elephant in the room is the future of the Highway Trust Fund. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the immediate future of the highway account is not looking good. “Based on current spending and revenue trends, the USDOT estimates that the highway account of the Highway Trust Fund will encounter a shortfall before the end of fiscal year 2014,” according to the USDOT website. This statement is especially worrisome given the fact that Congress passed and the president signed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act in 2012. MAP-21 was an attempt at “long term” funding for surface transportation in the amount of more than $105 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014. MAP-21 created a streamlined and performance-based surface transportation program for highways, transit, bike and pedestrian programs. But despite the positive rhetoric

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of this “long term” bill, the Highway Trust Fund continues to be in dire straits. There’s no doubt MAP-21 was better than nothing, but that does not mean it works. Here are some interesting points about the Highway Trust Fund from the USDOT: • The highway account began fiscal year 2014 with approximately $1.6 billion in cash. • A $9.7 billion transfer from the General Fund to the highway account was processed shortly after the start of the fiscal year ($10.4 billion authorized in MAP-21 reduced by sequestration). • The surface transportation program continues to outlay at a greater pace than receipts are coming in. As a result, the cash balance has dropped by nearly $3.4 billion since the General Fund transfer occurred. As of the last week of December 2013, the highway account cash balance was $8.5 billion. Even if one were not concerned solely with highway infrastructure, it doesn’t take much research to see that the entire system is not working the way it is intended – at least not in an efficient manner where revenues

match expenditures. Just take a look at what the USDOT has to say about another account. “Based on current spending and revenue trends, the USDOT estimates that the mass-transit account of the Highway Trust Fund will have a balance of approximately $440 million at the end of fiscal 2014.” While that seems like a nice chunk of change, the mass-transit account began fiscal year 2014 with approximately $2.5 billion in cash, and a $2 billion transfer from the General Fund to the mass-transit account was processed shortly after the start of the fiscal year. As of the last week of December 2013, the account had a cash balance of $3.8 billion – yet the projection is that at the end of fiscal year 2014 it will be $440 million. Can you say red flag? Both Congress and the president have acknowledged that the Highway Trust Fund is in trouble and that something needs to be done. The real debate becomes whether it is a revenue issue, an expenditure issue, or a little of both. Congress held its first hearing of 2014 on the issue in January, with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leading the way to develop new legislation to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs. In order to address the challenges facing the Highway Trust Fund, some difficult decisions are on the horizon for Congress. Unfortunately, funding bills, including MAP-21, tend to expire at about the same time the entire House and a third of the Senate is in the midst of an election year. With this in mind, what is the outlook for a meaningful and truly long-term highwayfunding bill that addresses the challenges and difficulties facing the fund? My guess is we’re looking at a year filled with rhetoric and more of the same – with perhaps a simple continuing resolution while kicking the can of tough decisions even further down the road.

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oing eastbound on the Indiana 80/90 toll road is usually a time to relax a bit after the hectic traffic of Chicago. I was steadily gaining on a truck with a quilted mirror finish on his rear trailer doors. When I was ready to pass, I saw a line of cars coming up on us. I resisted the urge to hit the left blinker once and leap into the fast lane to claim my spot. Instead, I thumbed my cruise control off and waited for a gap in traffic. I drive for a fleet that has their trucks governed to go no more than 65 mph, and it would take a couple of minutes to pass. No sense being inconsiderate and holding up a bunch of faster vehicles while I crept past ol’ Shiny Hiney. When I did come around, I could see the other driver scowl into his side-view mirror. Apparently, he took it as a personal affront that someone would try to pass him. My steady progress around him slowed to zero as Shiny

Hiney matched my speed exactly. I breathed a long sigh. A turtle race had begun. Turtle races used to take place only on long grades where one truck might, just barely, be able to pass another truck. At the top of the grade, prizes were awarded, traffic moved again, and everyone went home happy. Now, with so many governed trucks, a turtle race could go on for hours. I gained a little on a hill, but Shiny Hiney made the distance back on the downhill. I raised my hand in an annoyed shrug. He glared straight ahead. Turtle races are not only bad for the trucking industry’s image, they’re dangerous. The traffic behind us was getting fidgety, with vehicles tailgating and changing lanes to bet on a winner. Someone has to be the one to lay down his pride and end a turtle race. Every situation is different, but it is less confusing to traffic if the vehicle in the slow lane backs out of it. I sighed

by daniel george

Daniel is a writer, a runner, and a team driver with his wife, Cindy. More musings of their years on the road can be found at adventuretrucking.blogspot.com.

again, and was about to slow down and turn on my right blinker. Then I saw the overloaded farm pickup coming out of the rest area just ahead of us. Shiny Hiney saw the slow-moving vehicle too. I smiled at him. He started flopping around in the seat like someone had hit him with a cattle prod. I scraped Shiny Hiney off my side door like mud off a boot. He had his left blinker on, but no one in the traffic jam he just created would let him over. It seems like the whole mess could have been avoided if we had some practical habits that would keep turtle races as short as possible. Truckers move over for vehicles in the breakdown lane. We also flash our headlights to let drivers know it is safe to finish passing. We have the ability to come up with solutions that are safe and courteous. Perhaps it is time to decide how we are going to act when a turtle race is on. Any ideas?


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more than a meal by marion kelly

ometimes when dining out, you want more than tasty food and stimulating conversation. That’s where theme restaurants come in. This month, we focus on one-of-a-kind restaurants around the country where you can get not only a meal, but some entertainment as well. For these restaurants, it’s all about atmosphere. Come for a meal, but stay for the show.

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Casa Bonita, Denver

Gunfights, cliff diving, fire juggling, even a traveling mariachi band await you at Casa Bonita in Denver. This place has a very high level of cheese and we’re not talking about quesadillas, but you can get those too. Sure the cafeteria-style food ordering is a bit odd, but the over-the-top décor makes it all worth it. At times, the Mexican theme is completely abandoned – one of the skits is a zookeeper capturing a rogue gorilla – but it’s hard to take your eyes off it. There’s an arcade, a gift shop, fun kitschy photo booths, and if you need to walk off your meal, wander through Black Bart’s Cave. Our only suggestion: If you can, try to get a table closest to the water; the spray from the pool is worth it.

Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas

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tal-themed Heart Attack Grill fits right in. Instead of servers, you’ll be checked in by a naughty nurse, given a hospital gown for the duration of your stay, and your “prescription” meal will be filled promptly. This is a burger joint, so don’t expect a vegan option. Hot dogs, fries and burgers, that’s pretty much it. Burgers are named for cardiac procedures – single through quadruple bypass, although you can order up to nine patties. Their French fries, called Flatliner Fries, are cooked in pure lard, no healthy peanut oil here. Beverages are themed too; wine is served in an IV bag and shots come in pill bottles. And if you fail to finish your meal, you’ll be asked to step up to receive a spanking, from your nurse, of course. If you are a “patient” who happens to weigh more than 350 pounds, your meal is free.

Ninja, New York

Prepare to be transported to feudal and apparently cave-like Japan where ninjas can jump out at any moment. An elevator ride down brings you to a choice of either a safe route or the “ninja way” through a dark forest, to get to your table. After you’ve ordered, a ninja magician – who knew those existed? – will come to your table for a trick or two. Dishes are artfully arranged – birthday cakes are in the

shape of a throwing star and dragon sushi rolls are served on a dragon statue. A word of warning: Prepare to be surprised by knife-wielding ninjas throughout your meal. Try to get a private hut, rather than the common area, as the seclusion makes for a better experience.

Ed Debevic’s, Chicago

Sassy is the name of the game at ’50sthemed burger joint Ed Debevic’s in Chicago. For several years, the restaurant had a handful of other locations across the country, but it’s back to the one and only original location in Chicago. Costumed wait staff will bust out into choreographed dance moves at random times throughout your meal and if you’re celebrating your birthday, expect the least enthusiastic response ever – most likely a dollop of ice cream in one of those paper ketchup cups. There will be no “please” or “thank you” from your server either, as these guys are more likely to serve up a snarky comment with relish. They may even steal a fry or two. If the idea of your server sitting down next to you and reaching over you to grab a napkin so he or she can write down your order offends you, then you might want to skip Ed’s. But it’s all in good fun.

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gandalf and the trucker BY Michael Imburgia

They say every lesson is a good one, and I owe one to an old trucker in Tennessee. I was about 26; brazen, stubborn, the proud “captain” of my family’s FLD12064SD and a new 53-foot trailer. It was January and I was doing a move from Pennsylvania to Georgia with a helper. Along the way we had a small drop in Mountain City, Tenn. We arrived in town and met up with our customer. He led us back out of town, where we turned onto a small road that went up into the hills. As we all know, hindsight is 20/20, but at the time my motto was “I can put this thing anywhere” and I wasn’t scared of a steep road. So I followed him up the hill, past a school, around a sharp S-turn and with a turnaround in a nearby gravel area I was able to put our girl right in front of the house. Not bad, eh? It snowed while we worked. The air was fresh and the view was beautiful. What could be bad about being up on a mountain in January with a loaded tractor-trailer? We finished around noon, said our goodbyes and started back down. We made it back through the first part of the S-turn – a ninetydegree bend to the left. Then I backed up and went wide for the right-hand turn. As if on cue, a pretty girl in a Jeep came up the hill and I did what any gentleman would do: I

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came in a little to let her pass. She beeped and waved. It was nice but it came with a thud on the kingpin and the truck subsequently wouldn’t move. I jumped out and my heart sank. By moving over a little I had trailed into a ravine. The trailer was leaning badly to the right and was compressing the passenger-side drivetires while the driver-side tires were off the ground. The rear bumper had dug into the road. In other words, I was done. Even with the power-divider engaged all I could do was spin the driver-side tires in the air. Perhaps you’ve had similar experiences in a small town and know what happens next. In minutes we had a wrecker, a fire truck, police and various residents on the scene. The wrecker went up a nearby road to get behind us, only for the driver to come walking down the hill a little later to say that he was stuck in a field. Time went by and the sun began setting, not just on the day but also on the looming fact that I needed to call the office to report that our new truck was stuck on a mountain. About that time, an old man pulled onto the scene in a rusted pick-up, a proverbial trucker’s Gandalf. He walked up to me and pointed, saying something in a thick Tennessee accent that I didn’t understand. He

looked up with these old, wise blue eyes and said, “Son, you got everything you need right here.” What does that mean, right? Well, he popped open the trailer’s utility boxes, revealing our plywood and cargo beams. And under his direction we laid the plywood under the trailer with the smooth side up and covered it in as much snow as we could gather. We lowered the trailer’s legs till they lifted the weight off the passenger-side drive axle. I nervously let the clutch out, expecting plywood to go spitting, but the wheels grabbed and I pushed the trailer backward like a sled with my co-worker cranking the legs up so they wouldn’t catch. And to roaring applause, the trailer rolled right out of the ravine. Talk about being humbled. In the midst of our happiness, the old man had walked to his truck and back. Maybe for a souvenir or a business card? No, he gave me a bill for $70. “Sir, thank you!” was all I said. It was money well spent. What I learned that day was to keep a cool head under pressure and to look at your resources with a whole new perspective, a skill I would use countless times thereafter. Because chances are, all you need is right in front of you. w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


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369 BIRMINGHAM 7 S DEF 100 I-20/59/65 AL 78, Exit 123 901 Bankhead Highway West, 35204 602 BIRMINGHAM DEF 157 15 rv dump I-65 & SR 94, Exit 264 224 Daniel Payne Drive North, 35207 603 Dothan DEF 158 9 rv dump Ross Clark Hwy/Hwy 231 2190 Ross Clark Circle, 36301 604 Hope Hull (Tyson) 9 S DEF 75 rv dump I-65 Exit 158 900 Tyson Road, 36043 497 Lincoln DEF 80 7 I-20, Exit 165 121 Honda Drive, 35096 601 McCalla DEF 150 15 rv dump I-20/I-59 Exit 104 6098 MacAshan Dr, 35111 302 MOBILE (THEODORE) DEF 65 5 I-10 & Theodore Dawes Rd, Exit 13 6955 Theodore Dawes Road, 36582 441 PRICEVILLE 7 S DEF 100 rv dump I-65, Exit 334 3240 Point Mallard Parkway, 35603 75 SATSUMA 8 S DEF 125 I-65, Exit 19 6109 US 43 South, 36572 76 TUSCALOOSA 8 S DEF 125 I-20/59, Exit 76 4416 Skyland Boulevard East, 35405

609 Eloy DEF 350 11 rv dump I-10 Exit 208 16189 S Sunshine Blvd, 85231 610 Kingman DEF 95 11 rv dump I-40 Exit 53 3300 East Andy DeVine Ave., 86401 211 LAKE HAVASU CITY 12 S DEF 110 I-40 & AZ 95, Exit 9 14750 South Highway 95, 86404 279 NOGALES (RIO RICO) DEF 90 11 I-19 & SR 289, Exit 12 769 East Frontage Road, 85648 611 Phoenix DEF 185 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 137 6700 West Latham, 85043 593 Tucson 7 S DEF 80 I-10, Exit 268 5570 E. Travel Plaza Way, 85756 328 QUARTZSITE DEF 100 4 I-10 & US 95, Exit 17 1201 West Main Street, 85359 612 Winslow DEF 250 15 rv dump I-40 Exit 255 400 Transcon Lane, 86047 505 Yuma 6 100 I-8, Exit 12 108000 North Frontage Road, 85367

145 SPRINGDALE DEF 33 4 US 412 & 71 Bypass 5660 West Sunset Avenue, 72762 606 Texarkana DEF 157 15 rv dump I-30 Exit 7 Rt 12 Box 254B, I30 & Hwy 108, 71854 429 West Memphis 11 S DEF 150 I-40, Exit 280 1100 Martin Luther King Blvd, 72301 607 West Memphis DEF 225 15 rv dump I-40 Exit 280 & I-55 Exit 4 3400 Service Loop Road, 72301

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p 205-763-2225 f 205-763-2229

p 205-477-9181 f 205-477-6870

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p 928-927-7777 f 928-927-7000

p 928-289-2081 f 928-289-3798

Day Breaker CafĂŠ p 928-342-2696 f 928-342-1619

ARKANSAS p 205-553-9710 f 205-553-3089

ARIZONA 459 AVONDALE 13 S DEF 145 rv dump I-10, Exit 133A 900 North 99th Avenue, 85323 180 BELLEMONT 7 S DEF 90 I-40, EXIT 185 12500 West I-40, 86015 608 Ehrenberg DEF 300 13 I-10 Exit 1 Box 801, I-10 Exit 1 S. Frontage Rd, 85334 458 ELOY 5 S DEF 145 rv dump I-10, Exit 208 619 South Sunshine Boulevard, 85231

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118 BENTON 7 S DEF 70 I-30, Exit 121 7801 Alcoa Road, 72015 492 Caddo valley 7 S DEF 80 I-30, Exit 78 & Hwy 7 170 Valley Street, 71923 332 N. LITTLE ROCK 7 S DEF 100 I-40 & SR391 Galloway Road, Exit 161 3300 Highway 391 North, 72117 430 RUSSELLVILLE 5 S DEF 130 I-40, Exit 84 215 SR 331 North, 72802 605 Russellville DEF 165 15 rv dump I-40, Exit 84 42 Bradley Cove Road, 72801

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p 870-245-3119 f 870-245-3084

p 501-945-2226 f 501-945-2282

p 479-967-7414 f 479-964-0112

p 479-890-6161 f 479-890-2639

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p 870-735-8200 f 870-735-3300

CALIFORNIA 613 Bakersfield DEF 250 14 rv dump Hwy 99 Exit Merced Ave. 17047 Zachary Ave., 93308 282 barstow 7 S DEF 30 I-15/40 & US 58 2591 Commerce Parkway, 92311 614 Bartsow DEF 171 15 rv dump I-15 & Lenwood Exit 2611 Fisher Boulevard, 92311 372 CASTAIC 7 S DEF 125 I-5 & Lake Hughes Exit 31642 Castaic Road, 91384 168 DUNNIGAN 10 S DEF 155 I-5, Road 8 Exit 554 30035 County Road 8, 95937 616 Frazier Park 18 285 rv dump I-5 Frazier Park Exit 205 42810 Frazier Mtn Park Road, 93243 381 HESPERIA 11 S DEF 300 I-15 & US 395 8701 Highway 395, 92345 200 KRAMER JUNCTION DEF 50 7 US 395/US 58 5725 Highway 58, 93516 617 Lodi DEF 187 15 rv dump I-5 & Hwy 12, Exit Fairfield 15100 North Thornton Road, 95242 154 LOST HILLS 7 S DEF 100 I-5 & CA 46 14808 Warren Street, 93249

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p 760-762-0041 f 760-762-5231

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365 MADERA DEF 150 11 CA-99 at Ave 18.5 22717 Avenue 18 1/2, 93637 307 N. PALM SPRINGS DEF 80 5 I-10 & Garnett & Indian Ave. 6605 N. Indian Canyon Drive, 92258 343 Otay Mesa 9 S DEF 150 I-905, Exit 7, CA905 1497 Piper Ranch Rd, 92154 618 Ripon DEF 197 15 rv dump Hwy 99 Exit Jack Tone Rd 1501 North Jack Tone Road, 95366 879 Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza DEF 300 12 I-80, Exit 85 (W. El Camino Ave) 2828 El Centro Rd, 95833 237 SALINAS DEF 75 7 US 101 & Sanborn 951 Work Street, 93901 765 Thousand Palms DEF 88 9 rv dump I-10 Ramon Exit 72235 Varner Road, 92276 137 weed DEF 80 7 rv dump I-5, Exit 745 395 E Vista Drive, 96094

89 ELLENTON DEF 2 2 I-75, Exit 224 1526 51st Avenue East, 34222 352 FT. MYERS DEF 80 6 I-75, Luckett Rd, Exit 139 6050 Plaza Drive, 33905 90 FT. PIERCE 8 S DEF 80 I-95, Exit 129 7300 West Okeechobee Road, 34945 471 Haines City DEF 80 7 rv dump US Hwy 27 North 35647 US Hwy 27 North, 33845 91 JACKSONVILLE DEF 50 5 I-95, Exit 329 1625 County Road 210 West, 32259 374 MARIANNA 7 S DEF 90 I-10 @ FL 71, Exit 142 2209 Highway 71, 32448 873 miami 3 65 Hwy 27 12200 NW South River Road, 33178 874 miami 2 30 US 41 & SR 997 17696 SW 8th Street, 33194 897 Miami Gardens Dades corner Plz 1 7 SR 826, Exit SR 817 16650 NW 27th Avenue, 33054 425 MIDWAY 8 S DEF 90 rv dump I-10, Exit 192 33333 Blue Star Highway, 32343 293 OCALA DEF 60 7 I-75 & FL 484, Exit 341 2020 SW 135th Street, 34476 92 OCALA 7 S DEF 130 I-75, Exit 358 4255 NW Highway 326, 34482 424 OCALA 5 S DEF 150 I-75, Exit 358 4032 West Highway 326, 34482 94 PUNTA GORDA DEF 40 5 I-75, Exit 161 26505 Jones Loop Road, 33950 623 Quincy DEF 150 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 192 32670 Blue Star Highway, 32343 626 St. Augustine DEF 160 9 rv dump I-95 Hwy 206 Exit 305 950 State Road 206 West, 32086 622 St. Lucie DEF 156 15 rv dump I-95 Hwy 68 Exit 131 100 North Kings Hwy 625 Tampa 4 30 rv dump I-4 & SR 579 Exit 10 11555 East Sligh Ave.

95 WILDWOOD 5 S DEF 10 I-75, Exit 329 493 East State Route 44 96 YEEHAW JUNCTION 0 40 US 60 & FL Turnpike, Exit 193 3050 SR 60 Yeehaw Junction

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COLORADO 619 Aurora DEF 149 15 rv dump I-70 Exit 285 (South) 16751 East 32nd Ave., 80011 316 DENVER 7 S DEF 100 I-70 & Steele Street, Exit 276A 4640 Steele Street, 80216 621 Limon DEF 200 2 rv dump I-70 & Exit 359 2495 Williams Ave., 80828

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CONNecticut 255 MILFORD 12 S DEF 150 I-95, EXIT 40 433 Old Gate Lane, 06460 882 N Stonington American Auto Stop 6 119 I-95, Exit 93 273 Clarks Falls Rd, 06359

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FLORIDA 87 BALDWIN DEF 50 5 I-10, Exit 343 1050 US 301 South, 32234 88 COCOA 2 LTD I-95, Exit 201 4455 King Street, 32926 624 Dade City DEF 180 15 I-75 Exit 285 & SR52 29933 State Road 52, 33576 w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m

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p 305-623-3434 f 305-623-3439

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260 ALBANY DEF 80 4 Hwy 300 & Clark Ave 310 Cordele Road, 31705 331 ATLANTA (EAST) 7 S DEF 100 I-285 & Bouldercrest Road, Exit 51 2605 Bouldercrest, 30316 344 ATLANTA (WEST) 5 45 I-285 & South Atlanta Road, Exit 16 4600 South Atlanta Road, 30080 65 AUGUSTA 3 30 I-20, Exit 194 4091 Jimmie Dyess Parkway, 30909 144 AUGUSTA DEF 90 6  I-20, Exit 200 2975 Gun Club Road, 30907 66 BRASELTON 7 S DEF 70 I-85, Exit 129 5888 Highway 53, 30517 627 Brunswick DEF 150 15 rv dump I-95 Exit 29 2990 US Hwy 17 South, 31523 628 Carnesville DEF 190 15 rv dump I-85 Exit 160 10226 Old Federal Road, 30521 67 CARTERSVILLE 8 S DEF 100 I-75, Exit 296 968 Cassville-White Road, 30120 416 CORDELLE DEF 60 10 rv dump I-75, Exit 101 2201 East 16 Avenue, 31015 319 DALTON DEF 100 7 I-75/Connector 3, Exit 328 244 Connector 3 SW, 30720 421 DALTON 9 S DEF 210 rv dump I-75, Exit 326 142 Carbondale Road, 30721 68 DUBLIN DEF 6 2 I-16, Exit 51 2185 US 441, 31021 630 Jackson DEF 200 14 rv dump I-75 Exit 201 I-75 & Exit 66 Bucksnort Road, 30233 69 LAGRANGE DEF 60 3 I-85, Exit 13 1960 Whitesvillle Road, 30240

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777 East Boise DEF 60 6 I-84 Exit 54 (Federal Way) 3353 Federal Way, 83705 638 Caldwell DEF 100 9 I-84 Exit 29 3512 Franklin Road, 83605 641 McCammon DEF 100 4 I-15 Exit 47 587 E. US Hwy 30, 83250 350 MOUNTAIN HOME DEF 100 7 I-84 & US 20, Exit 95 1050 Highway 20, 83647 639 Post Falls DEF 100 8 I-90 Exit 2 N 400 Idahline Rd, 83854 640 Twin Falls DEF 100 6 I-84 Exit 173 5350 Highway 93, 83338

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p 770-252-3551 f 770-252-2197

p 912-964-7006 f 912-964-7808

p 706-629-1541 f 706-629-2003

p 706-462-2455 f 706-462-2702

p 912-964-5280 f 912-964-5098

p 912-576-5424 f 912-882-8867

p 770-574-9922 f 770-574-9697

p 770-562-9773 f 770-562-2269

p 770-562-4009 f 770-562-3571

p 229-382-7295 f 229-382-4910

p 706-486-4835 f 706-486-4845

p 229-244-8034 f 229-244-6020

p 229-268-1414 f 229-268-4880

p 478-956-5316 f 478-956-3726

p 706-820-7353 f 706-820-9539

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p 208-385-9745 f 208-344-3624

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p 208-453-9225 f 208-453-9409

rv dump

p 208-254-9845 f 208-254-9893

p 208-587-4465 f 208-587-3071

rv dump

p 208-773-0593 f 208-773-0404

p 208-324-3454 f 208-324-4097

ILLINOIS 642 alorton DEF 202 15 rv dump I-255 & Exit 17A 140 Racehorse Drive, 62207 299 BLOOMINGTON 6 S DEF 160 I-55/74 & IL 9, Exit 160A 1522 West Market Street 526 Champaign road ranger DEF 150 3 I-57, Exit 240 4910 Market St 473 channahon DEF 45 0 I-55 & Route 6, Exit 248 23841 SE Eams 378 Chicago road ranger 0 LTD I-55 MM 288 “Stevenson Expressway” 3401 South California Avenue, 60632 368 Decatur DEF 60 7 I-72, Exit 144 (SE Quad) 4030 E. Boyd Road 523 Dixon road ranger DEF 45 5 I-88 Exit 54 1801 South Galena Ave. ,61021 313 EAST ST. LOUIS 11 S DEF 200 I 70/55 Exit 4 699 State Route 203 165 EFFINGHAM 7 S DEF 100 I-57/70, Exit 162 2500 North 3rd Street 643 Effingham DEF 180 15 rv dump I-70 & I-57, Exit 160 1701 W Evergreen / I-70 & I-57 468 Gilman DEF 80 7 I-57, Exit 283 815 Hwy 24 West, 60938

p 618-337-4579 f 618-337-4851

p 309-827-7867 f 309-827-2355

p 815-315-4991 f 217-643-7809

p 815-467-0918 f 815-467-0972

p 815-977-7020 f 773-847-1438

p 217-876-0208 f 217-876-0522

dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-516-1998 f 815-284-0469

p 618-875-5800 f 618-875-4234

p 217-342-3787 f 217-342-6672

p 217-347-7161 f 217-347-5815

p 815-265-4754 f 815-265-4795

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ILLINOIS (cont.)

543 Hampshire road ranger dan’s Big Slice Pizza DEF 30 4 I-90, Exit 43 p 815-209-9013 19 N. 681 US Hwy 20 f 847-683-7609 644 LaSalle DEF 186 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 77 p 815-220-0611 343 Civic Road f 815-220-0617 514 Lincoln Thorntons Subworks DEF 100 6 2903 Woodlawn Road p 217-732-3915 I-55, Exit 126 f 217-732-4875 540 Loves Park road ranger 0 LTD I-90 & Riverside Blvd p 815-580-4221 7500 East Riverside Blvd, 61111 f 847-232-3058 595 marion DEF 45 5 I-57, Exit 54B p 618-993-2697 2611Vernell Road, 62959 f 618-993-8100 347 Mclean road ranger dan’s Big Dixie Slice Pizza DEF 80 10 I-55, Exit 145 p 815-315-0774 501 South Main Street, 61754 f 309-874-2048 530 mendota road ranger DEF 25 3 I-39, Exit 72 p 815-315-4210 2705 12th Street, 61342 f 815-539-2340 326 Minonk road ranger dan’s Big Woody’s Slice Pizza DEF 100 4 I-39, Exit 27 p 815-315-4189 1311 Carolyn Dr, 61760 f 309-432-2002 236 MINOOKA 7 S DEF 100 I-80, Exit 122 p 815-467-4416 301 Ridge Road, 60447 f 815-467-5409 39 MONEE DEF 90 5 I-57, Exit 335 p 708-534-2483 6002 Monee-Manhattan Road, 60449 f 708-534-3980 482 MT. VERNON 7 S DEF 100 I-57, Exit 95 p 618-244-1216 4610 Broadway, 62864 f 618-244-1262 889 MT. VERNON 7 S DEF 200 I-64/57, exit IL Hwy 15 p 618-244-2616 101 S. 46th St., 62864 520 new berlin road ranger DEF 25 3 I-72, Exit 82 p 815-209-9009 700 King Rd, 62670 171 Oakwood 7 S DEF 100 I-74, Exit 206 p 217-354-4270 503 N. Oakwood St, 61858 f 217-354-4070 534 Okawville road ranger DEF 50 2 I-64, Exit 41 p 815-656-4143 905 Hen House Rd, 62271 f 618-243-6479 515 ottawa road ranger dan’s Big Slice Pizza DEF 25 2 I-80, Exit 93 p 815-516-0946 3041 North IL Route 71,61350 f 815-434-4081 645 Pontoon Beach DEF 185 15 rv dump I-270 & Exit 6B p 618-931-1580 1310 East Chain of Rocks Road, 62040 f 618-931-3587

541 Princeton road ranger DEF 250 7 I-80, Exit 56 2835 N Main St, 61356 539 Rochelle road ranger DEF 55 5 I-39, Exit 99 890 E Hwy 38, 61068 535 Rockford road ranger 0 LTD US 20 4980 S Main St, 61108 536 South Beloit road ranger DEF 75 5 I-90, Exit 1 6070 Gardner Street, 61080 646 South Beloit DEF 186 15 rv dump I-90 & HWY 75 16049 Willowbrook Road, 61080 512 Springfield road ranger DEF 25 2 I-55, Exit 90 500 Toronto Road, 62711 525 Springfield road ranger DEF 50 6 I-55, Exit 100-A 3752 Camp Butler Rd, 62707 249 TROY 7 S DEF 135 I-55/70 & IL 162, Exit 18 820 Edwardsville Road, 62294 529 Tuscola road ranger 3 15 I-57, Exit 212 1112 East Southline Dr., 61953 537 Winnebago road ranger 0 LTD US 20, MM8 101 S. Winnebago Rd, 61088 476 woodhull DEF 80 5 I-74, Exit 32 900 Plaza Ave, 61490

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dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-315-4951 f 815-875-1718 dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-209-9038 f 815-562-6573

p 815-315-4974 f 847-232-1183 dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-264-4311 f 815-389-3917

p 815-389-4760 f 815-389-4793

dan’s Big Slice Pizza p 815-516-0863 f 217-585-1883

Star 66 Café

dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-209-9059 f 217-528-9169

p 618-667-0946 f 618-667-0966

p 815-315-4988 f 217-253-3793

dan’s Big Slice Pizza p 815-957-4049 f 847-897-2600

p 309-334-4550 f 309-334-4556

INDIANA 444 BRAZIL 10 S DEF 110 I-70, Exit 23 4376 North SR 59, 47834 531 BRAZIL road ranger DEF 30 3 I-70, Exit 23 990 West State Rd 42, 47834 445 BURNS HARBOR 7 S DEF 115 rv dump I-94, Exit 22 243 Melton Road, 46304 247 CRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S DEF 110 I-74 & SR 32, Exit 39 4367 East State Road 32, 47933 28 DALEVILLE DEF 35 3 I-69, Exit 234 15151 Commerce Road, 47334 446 DALEVILLE DEF 125 5 I-69, Exit 234 15876 West Commerce Road, 47334

p 812-446-9400 f 812-446-6116

p 815-209-9052 f 812-442-5206

p 219-787-5705 f 219-787-9656

p 765-361-9603 f 765-361-9601

p 765-378-3599 f 765-378-3592

p 765-378-0246 f 765-378-4248

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indiana (cont.)

indiana (cont.)

iowa (cont.)

447 EVANSVILLE (HAUBSTADT) 5 S DEF 145 rv dump I-64, Exit 25B 1042 E Warrenton Road, 47639 362 FORTVILLE (PENDLETON) DEF 50 4 I-69, Exit 214 7455 South State Rd. 13, 46064 29 FREMONT 7 S DEF 130 I-80, Exit 144; I-69 N, Exit 157 6900 Old US 27, 46737 881 Ft Wayne Ft Wayne travel plz 6 260 I-69, Exit 109A 3037 Goshen Rd, 46808 271 GARY 9 S DEF 215 I-80/94 & Burr Street, Exit 6 2501 Burr Street, 46406 30 Greenfield DEF 150 5 I-70, Exit 96 2640 North 600 West, 46140 542 Greenwood road ranger DEF 40 7 I-65, Exit 99 1615 East Main Street, 46143 647 Haubstadt DEF 145 9 rv dump I-64 & SR 41 Exit 25B Rural Route 1, Box 254A, 47639 448 HEBRON 8 S DEF 135 I-65, Exit 240 18011 Colorado Street, 46341 31 HIGHLAND DEF LTD 2 I-80 & 94, Exit 2 8150 Indianapolis Boulevard, 46322 318 INDIANAPOLIS 7 S DEF 90 I-465 & IN37, Exit 4 4607 South Harding Street, 46217 649 Indianapolis DEF 190 15 rv dump I-465 Exit 4 1720 West Thompson Road, 46217 546 Lake staTIon - S – road ranger 4 15 I-80, Exit 15A 2151 Ripley St., 46405 650 Lake Station DEF 375 14 rv dump I-94 & Exit 15B 1401 Ripley Street, 46405 478 LEAVENWORTH DEF 65 5 I-64, Exit 92 6921 South SR 66, 47137 652 Lebanon DEF 150 9 rv dump I-65 Exit 139 520 South State Road 39, 46052 653 Lowell DEF 375 15 Rt 2 & I-65 Exit 240 3231 East 181st Street, 46356

152 MEMPHIS DEF 70 10 I-65, Memphis Road, Exit 16 14013 Memphis Blue Lick Road, 47143 304 new haven DEF 80 9 rv dump I-469, Exit 19 Hwy 30 & Doyle Road, 46774 198 PLYMOUTH 7 S DEF 110 US 30 & US 31 10619 9A Road, 46563 34 REMINGTON DEF 75 5 I-65, Exit 201 4154 West US Highway 24, 47977 339 RILEYSBURG (COVINGTON) DEF 50 6 I-74 & SR 63, Exit 4 16502 North State Road 63, 47932 242 SHELBYVILLE 7 S DEF 90 I-74, Exit 109 1851 West 400 North 35 SOUTH BEND DEF 70 5 I-80, Exit 72 6424 West Brick Road 655 Spiceland DEF 193 15 rv dump I-70 Exit 123 5300 South State Rte. 3 297 TERRE HAUTE DEF 70 5 I-70 & IN46, Exit 11 5555 E. Margaret Avenue 36 VALPARAISO DEF 25 3 US 30 & SR 49 4105 US 30 East 37 WHITELAND 8 S DEF 110 I-65, Exit 95 2962 County Road 500 North 656 WHITELAND DEF 173 15 rv dump I-65 & Whiteland Road, Exit 95 4982 North 350 East

329 COUNCIL BLUFFS 7 S DEF 80 I-80/29, Exit 1B 2647 South 24th Street, 51501 636 Davenport DEF 146 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 292 8200 N.W. Blvd., 52806 373 DES MOINES 17 S DEF 350 I-35/80 & Douglas Ave, Ext 126 11957 Douglas Avenue, 50322 532 elk run heights road ranger DEF 100 6 I-380, Exit 68 100 Plaza Drive, 50707 637 Evansdale DEF 80 7 rv dump I-380 & Evansdale Dr. 445 Evansdale Drive, 50707 131 Osceola DEF 80 5 rv dump I-35, Exit 34 2010 West Clay Street, 50213 238 Percival DEF 50 7 I-29, Exit 10 2495 210th Ave., 51648 594 Sioux city DEF 100 7 I-29, Exit 143 2815 Singing Hills Blvd, 51111 43 WALCOTT 8 S DEF 160 I-80, Exit 284 3500 North Plainview Road, 52773 268 WALCOTT DEF 25 3 I-80, Exit 284 2975 North Plainview Road, 52773 572 williams 7 S DEF 100 rv dump I-35, and SR 20, Exit 144 3040 220th Street, 50271

p 812-868-1048 f 812-868-1050

p 317-485-6211 f 317-485-4527

p 260-833-1987 f 260-833-6794 The Point Restaurant

p 260-482-7814 f 260-482-7780

p 219-844-2661 f 219-844-7957

p 317-894-1910 f 317-894-3499

p 815-315-4987 f 317-881-7301

p 812-768-5304 f 812-768-9215

p 219-696-8265 f 219-696-8281

p 219-923-6405 f 219-972-4134

p 317-783-1033 f 317-783-0851

p 317-783-5543 f 317-783-5648

p 815-239-6205 f 219-962-5723

p 219-962-8502 f 219-962-3259

p 812-739-2002 f 812-739-4034 TM

p 765-483-9755 f 765-483-9762

p 219-696-6446 f 219-696-2456

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TM

p 260-493-4035 f 260-493-4921

p 574-936-6525 f 574-936-4348

p 219-261-3786 f 219-261-3986

p 765-793-7307 f 765-793-2155

p 317-392-8771 f 317-392-8721

p 574-272-8212 f 574-272-9914

p 765-987-1833 f 765-987-1836

p 812-877-9977 f 812-877-9978

p 219-464-1644 f 219-464-9019

p 317-535-7656 f 317-535-3058

f 712-322-0236

p 563-386-7710 f 563-386-8243

p 515-276-1509 f 515-276-8599

dan’s Big Slice Pizza

Junies Family Restaurant

p 815-315-0271 f 319-235-5237

p 319-291-7714 f 319-291-7720

p 641-342-8658 f 641-342-1782

p 712-382-2224 f 712-382-1556

p 712-258-3816 f 712-258-3320

p 563-284-4100 f 563-284-4103

p 563-284-5074 f 563-284-5076

p 515-854-9117 f 515-854-9124

KANSAS p 317-535-1124 f 317-535-4123

IOWA 913 ALTOONA DEF 350 18 I-80 & US 65, Exit 142 3231 Adventureland Drive, 50009 496 Atalissa DEF 45 4 I-80, Exit 265 2086 Atalissa Rd., 52720 893 avoca wings america/Flying j 15 200 I-80, Exit 40 7005 N. Chestnut St, 51521 495 brooklyn 5 S DEF 140 I-80, Exit 201 4126 Hwy 21, 52211 407 CLEAR LAKE DEF 125 6 I-35, Exit 194 2411 US Highway 18 East, 50428

p 712-322-0088

p 515-967-7878 f 515-967-5726

p 563-946-3761 f 563-946-3871

p 712-343-4007 f 712-343-5026

p 319-685-4221 f 319-685-4575

p 641-357-3124 f 641-357-4939

920 colby 5 90 I-70, Exit 54 110 East Willow Street, 67701 657 Dodge City DEF 62 4 Hwy 400 & Hwy 283 2524 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., 67801 658 Emporia DEF 74 7 rv dump I-35 & US 50 Exit 127 4245 West Hwy 50, 66801 524 Kansas City 2 S 30 I-635, Exit 3 4510 Kansas Ave, 66106 903 SALINA 16 200 rv dump I-70, Exit 252 1944 North 9th Street, 67401 659 Salina DEF 120 9 I-70 Exit 253 2250 North Ohio Street, 67401

p 785-460-5832 f 785-460-5877

p 620-338-8888 f 602-338-8829 TM

p 620-343-2717 f 620-343-3692

p 913-948-8302 f 913-233-0721

p 785-825-6787 f 785-827-3394 TM

p 785-825-5300 f 785-452-9221

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KENTUCKY (cont.)

356 BROOKS (SHEPHERDSVILLE) DEF 100 5 I-65 & Brooks Rd, Exit 121 2050 East Blue Lick Road, 40165 660 catlettsburg DEF 155 9 rv dump I-64 SR 180 Exit 185 15236 State Route 180, 41129 231 CORBIN DEF 40 5 I-75 & US25E, Exit 29 249 West Cumberland Gap Prkwy, 40701 46 FRANKLIN DEF 150 3 I-65, Exit 6 2929 Scottsville Road, 42134 438 FRANKLIN 8 S DEF 80 I-65, Exit 6 Highway 100 & I-65, Exit 6, 42134 661 FRANKLIN DEF 172 15 rv dump I-65 US Hwy 31 W. Exit 2 4380 Nashville Road, 42134 47 GEORGETOWN DEF 90 5 I-75, Exit 129 259 Cherry Blossom Way, 40324 353 GEORGETOWN 12 S DEF 175 I-75, Exit 129 110 Triport Road, 40324 48 GLENDALE DEF 125 8 I-65, Exit 86 58 Glendale-Hodgenville Road, 42740 890 Kuttawa 7 S DEF 100 I-24, Exit 40 2299 E. Hwy 62, 42055 399 LEBANON JUNCTION 7 S DEF 85 I-65, Exit 105 150 Park Plaza Boulevard, 40150 240 MIDDLESBORO DEF 40 2 Rt 2, Hwy 25E 3000 US Highway 25 East, 40965 156 MORTON’S GAP DEF 90 5 Highway 813, Exit 37 Pennyrile Parkway, Exit 37, 42440 41 MT STERLING DEF 80 7 I-64, Exit 113 3060 Owingsville Road, 40353 49 OAK GROVE 8 S DEF 300 I-24, Exit 89 8190 Pembroke-Oak Grove Road, 42262 439 OAK GROVE 5 S DEF 125 I-24, Exit 86 12900 Fort Campbell Boulevard, 42262 662 OAK GROVE DEF 130 9 rv dump I-24 Exit 86 18750 Herndon Oak Grove Road, 42262 358 PADUCAH DEF 65 8 I-24 & KY 305, Exit 3 5353 Cairo Road, 42001

440 PENDLETON DEF 100 5 I-71, Exit 28 205 Pendleton Road, 40055 278 RICHWOOD (WALTON) DEF LTD 5 I-75/71 & KY 338, Exit 175 118 Richwood Road, 41094 321 RICHWOOD (WALTON) DEF LTD 3 I-75/71 & KY 338, Exit 175 11229 Frontage Road, 41094 354 SIMPSONVILLE DEF 60 7 I-64 & Veechdale Rd, Exit 28 819 Buck Creek Road, 40067 50 SULPHUR DEF 175 8 I-71, Exit 28 489 Pendleton Road, 40070 392 SONORA 6 S DEF 200 I-65, Exit 81 450 East Western Avenue, 42776 663 Waddy DEF 110 9 rv dump I-64 & HWY 395 Exit 43 1670 Waddy Road, 40076 664 Walton DEF 200 15 rv dump I-75 Exit 171 13019 Walton Verona Rd., 41094 437 WILLIAMSBURG DEF 80 3 rv dump I-75, Exit 11 481 West Highway 92, 40769

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p 606-928-8383 f 606-928-4546

p 606-528-0631 f 606-528-1003

p 270-586-4149 f 270-586-5171

p 270-586-9544 f 270-586-9887

p 270-586-3343 f 270-586-8984

p 502-868-7427 f 502-867-1847

p 502-863-2708 f 502-863-5012

p 270-369-7360 f 270-369-6991

p 270-388-8111 f 270-388-8084

p 502-833-2727 f 502-833-2759

p 606-248-4057 f 606-248-4149

p 270-258-5213 f 270-258-9830

p 859-497-4041 f 859-497-8709

p 270-439-1776 f 270-439-7624

p 270-439-0153 f 270-439-0765

p 270-640-7000 f 270-640-7060

p 270-443-2044 f 270-442-8538

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p 502-743-5222 f 502-743-5123

p 859-485-6100 f 859-485-6113

p 859-485-1327 f 859-485-8519

p 502-722-5636 f 502-722-5630

p 502-743-5496 f 502-743-5228

p 270-369-7300 f 270-369-8596

p 502-829-9100 f 502-829-5600

p 859-485-4400 f 859-485-6886

p 606-549-0162 f 606-549-0166

LOUISIANA 274 BREAUX BRIDGE 7 S DEF 105 I-10, Exit 109 2112 Rees Street, 70517 79 DENHAM SPRINGS DEF 60 3 I-12, Exit 10 2601 South Range Avenue, 70726 665 Greenwood DEF 190 15 rv dump I-20 Exit 3 9510 Greenwood Road, 71033 300 HAMMOND DEF 60 5 I-12 Exit 40 / I-55/US 51 2111 SW Railroad Avenue, 70403 199 HAUGHTON 7 S DEF 90 I-20, Exit 33 490 North Elm Street, 71037 82 LAPLACE DEF 150 8 I-10/55, Exit 209 4301 South Main Street, 70068 335 RAYVILLE DEF 85 5 I-20 & LA137, Exit 138 103 Grimshaw Street, 71269 428 WEST MONROE DEF 100 5 rv dump I-20, Exit 112 300 Well Road, 71292

p 337-332-1253 f 337-332-0618

p 225-665-4151 f 225-665-4122

p 318-938-7744 f 318-938-5697

p 985-345-5476 f 985-542-5028

p 318-390-9709 f 318-390-9713

p 985-652-0531 f 985-652-4141

p 318-728-4100 f 318-728-4236

p 318-329-3590 f 318-329-3592

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MIchigan (cont.)

MISSOURI

875 Elkton DEF 225 23 I-95, Exit 109A 221 Belle Hill Rd, 21921 408 GRANTSVILLE 7 S DEF 65 I-68, Exit 22 3000 Chesnut Ridge Road, 21536 150 HAGERSTOWN 7 S DEF 90 I-70 & MD 63, Exit 24 11633 Greencastle Pike, 21740 179 HAGERSTOWN 9 S DEF 111 I-81, Exit 5B 16921 Halfway Blvd, 21740 784 North East DEF 200 15 rv dump I-95, Exit 100 One Center Drive, 21901 290 PERRYVILLE 5 80 I-95 & MD 222, Exit 93 31 Heather Lane, 21903

668 Saginaw DEF 50 3 rv dump I-75 & Washington St. Exit 151 3475 East Washington, 48601 895 Woodhaven Detroiter DEF 225 12 I-75, Exit 32A 21055 West Road, 48183

44 BOONVILLE 8 S DEF 150 I-70, Exit 101 1701 Ashley Road, 65233 571 CHARLESTON DEF 65 7 I-57 Exit 12 2460 E. Marshall/E US Hwy 60, 63834 385 collins DEF 35 3 US 54 & Hwy 13 South Hwy 13 South, 64738 533 fenton road ranger DEF 25 2 I-44 W, Exit 275; I-44 E, Exit 274B 205 North Highway Dr., 63026 442 HAYTI 8 S DEF 150 rv dump I-55, Exit 19 1701 Highway 84 East, 63851 443 HIGGINSVILLE 6 S DEF 125 rv dump I-70, Exit 49 6676 Highway 13, 64037 317 JOPLIN 7 S DEF 90 I-44 & MO 43S, Exit 4 4500 Highway 43 South, 64804 669 JOPLIN DEF 160 15 rv dump I-44 U.S. 71 Exit 11A 11570 Hwy FF, 64804 768 Kansas City DEF 121 6 I-435 Front Street 1300 North Corrington Ave., 64120 252 Kearney 7 S DEF 125 I-35, Exit 26 600 West SR 92, 64060 301 MARSTON DEF 70 6 I-55, Exit 40 917 East Elm Street, 63866 671 Matthews DEF 188 15 rv dump I-55 Exit 58 703 State Hwy 80, 63867 167 nevada DEF 45 3 US 71 & Camp Clark Road 2424 East Austin Road, 64772 208 Pacific DEF 90 7 I-44W, Exit 257; I-44E, Exit 256 1475 Thornton Street, 63069 672 Peculiar DEF 165 9 rv dump US Hwy 71 Exit J 700 J Hwy, 64078 547 st. robert road ranger DEF 75 6 I-44, Exit 163 22345 Hwy 28, 65584 673 Sullivan DEF 160 15 rv dump I-44/Hwy. 185 Exit 226 1500 AF Highway, 63080 674 Warrenton DEF 200 14 rv dump I-70 Exit 188 24004 West Veterans Mem. Pkwy, 63383

p 410-398-0287 f 410-398-0547

p 301-895-4536 f 301-895-4548

f 989-752-6842

p 734-675-0222 f 734-675-4973

MINNesota p 301-582-9004 f 301-582-9008

p 301-582-6111 f 301-582-5004

p 410-287-7110 f 410-287-7116

p 410-642-2883 f 410-378-4941

MASSachusetts 222 STURBRIDGE 6 S DEF 222 I-84 Exit 1 400 Route 15 (Haynes Street), 01566

p 989-752-6350

p 508-347-9104 f 508-347-9165

590 alexandria DEF 50 6 I-94, Exit 100 & SR 27 3181 Evergreen Lane, 56308 521 AUSTIN 3 60 I-90, Exit 179 1509 10th Place NE #2, 55912 581 Inver Grove Heights DEF 45 5 Hwy 52 & 117 Street 11650 Courthouse Blvd, 55077 576 northfield DEF 80 6 rv dump I-35 & Hwy 19, Exit 69 8051 Bagley Avenue, 55057 134 ST. CLOUD DEF 40 7 I-94, Exit 171 (CR 75) 4231 Clearwater Road, 56301

MICHIGAN

MISSISSIPPI

17 BATTLE CREEK 5 S DEF 25 I-94, Exit 104 15901 Eleven Mile Road, 49014 666 Benton Harbor DEF 135 6 I-94 Exit 30 1860 East Napier Ave., 49022 21 DEXTER DEF 80 3 I-94, Exit 167 750 Baker Road, 48130 296 DEXTER DEF 80 5 I-94, Exit 167 195 Baker Road, 48130 667 Grand Ledge DEF 265 9 rv dump I-96 & Exit 90/I-69 & Exit 81 7800 West Grand River Ave., 48837 23 IONIA DEF 18 4 I-96, Exit 67 7205 South State Road, 48846 24 MONROE DEF 20 3 I-75, Exit 15 1100 North Dixie Highway, 48162 284 MONROE DEF 60 5 I-75, Exit 18 1200 Nadeau Road, 48161 26 OTTAWA LAKE DEF 170 8 US 23, Exit 5 6158 US 223, 49267 596 port huron DEF 65 5 I-69, Exit 196 2424 Wadhams Road, 48074

676 Gulfport DEF 165 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 31 9351 Canal Road, 39503 77 JACKSON 5 S DEF 120 I-55/I-20, Exit 45 2520 South Gallatin Street, 39204 388 MERIDIAN 7 S DEF 100 I-59, Exit 151 1555 Tommy Webb Drive, 39307 586 Moss Point DEF 70 7 rv dump I-10, Exit 69 6705 Hwy 63 174 NEW ALBANY DEF 90 7 US 78, Exit 64 500 State Highway 15 South, 38652 677 Olive Branch DEF 51 9 rv dump Hwy 78 and Bethel Road 4740 Bethel Road, 38654 678 Pearl DEF 175 15 rv dump I-20/I-55 Exit 47 685 Hwy 80 East, 39208 519 Senatobia kangaroo pantry 4 75 I-55, Exit 265 510 E Main Street, 38668 261 WINONA 5 S DEF 110 I-55 & Hwy. 82, Exit 185 403 SW Frontage Road, 38967

p 269-968-9949 f 269-968-9610

p 269-925-7547 f 269-925-7508

p 734-426-4618 f 734-426-7836

p 734-426-0065 f 734-426-0339

p 517-627-7504 f 517-622-4960

p 616-527-6520 f 616-527-5913

p 734-242-9650 f 734-242-6538

p 734-457-3500 f 734-457-2835

p 734-854-1772 f 734-854-6912

p 810-987-7823 f 810-987-7869

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p 320-763-9222 f 320-763-2339 Watt’s Cooking!

p 507-437-6702 f 507-437-0089

p 651-438-3397 f 651-480-4800

Big Steer Restaurant

p 507-645-6082 f 507-645-6082

p 320-251-8455 f 320-251-7750

p 228-868-2711 f 228-868-3711

p 601-968-9491 f 601-968-0699

p 601-484-5106 f 601-484-7370

p 228-474-6511 f 228-474-6549

p 662-539-0222 f 662-539-0212

p 662-895-1001 f 662-895-0008

p 601-936-0190 f 601-936-0196 TM

p 662-560-1973 f 662-560-1992

p 662-283-5985 f 662-283-5906

p 660-882-9120 f 660-882-9710 TM

p 573-683-4153 f 573-683-4196

p 417-275-4796 f 417-275-4796

p 815-566-4043 f 636-326-6922

p 573-359-2007 f 573-359-2031

p 660-584-8484 f 660-584-8486

p 417-781-0255 f 417-781-0179

p 417-626-7600 f 417-626-8802

p 816-483-7600 f 816-483-1492

p 816-635-4015 f 816-635-4116

p 573-643-2320 f 573-643-2252

p 573-472-3336 f 573-471-1161

p 417-667-3271 f 417-667-4843

p 636-257-4100 f 636-257-4107

p 816-779-8000 f 816-779-4441

dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-315-4953 f 573-336-3080

p 573-860-8880 f 573-860-8892

p 636-456-2001 f 636-456-2016

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MONTANA

NEBRASKA

NEW JERSEY

675 Wayland DEF 99 6 rv dump Hwy 136 & Hwy 61 102 Fore Drive, 63472 968 Belgrade Pilot/broadway 3 125 I-90 Exit 298 6505 Jack Rabit Lane, 59701 915 billings Pilot/town pump DEF 150 14 I-90, Exit 455 2711 N Frontage Road, 59101 923 Billings Flying j/town pump DEF 75 9 I-90, Exit 455 2775 Old Hardin Road, 59101 905 BONNER Pilot/town pump DEF 100 11 Junction of I-90 & Hwy 200 7985 Highway 200 East, 59851 924 Butte Flying j/town pump DEF 125 14 I-15 Exit 122 & I-90 MM220 122000 W. Browns Gulch Road; 59701 922 COLUMbia falls Pilot/town pump DEF 20 1 Hwy 2 West 6102 Hwy 2 West, 59912 906 COLUMBUS Pilot/town pump DEF 150 7 I-90, Exit 408 602 8th Avenue North, 59019 917 GREAT FALLS Pilot/town pump DEF 100 5 Junction of I-15 & Hwy 87 3700 31st St SW, Suite 1, 59404 925 Great Falls Flying j/town pump DEF 80 4 rv dump I-15 & 31st Street Exit 277 3715 31st St SW, 59404 964 Hardin Pilot/broadway 1 50 I-90 Exit 495 315 E 13th Street, 59034 916 LOLO Pilot/town pump 1 40 Junction of Hwy 93 & Hwy 12 11822 Highway 93 South, 59847 907 MILES CITY Pilot/town pump DEF 100 6 I-94, Exit 138 1210 South Haynes Street, 59301 914 MIssoula Flying j/town pump DEF 125 14 rv dump I-90 & MT Hwy 93, Exit 96 8475 Hwy 93 N Suite B, 59808 908 ROCKER/BUTTE Pilot/town pump DEF 195 10 I-90, Exit 122 1000 Grizzly Trail, 59701 909 SHELBY Pilot/town pump DEF 70 6 I-15, Exit 363 1350 West Roosevelt, 59474 911 SUPERIOR Pilot/town pump DEF 10 2 I-90, Exit 47 403 Diamond Match Road, 59872 910 THREE FORKS Pilot/town pump DEF 90 5 Junction of I-90 & US 287, Exit 274 10800 Highway 287, 59751

904 BIG SPRINGS DEF 500 16 rv dump I-80, Exit 107 I-80 and Big Springs Road, 69122 901 ELM CREEK 5 75 I-80, Exit 257 5085 Buffalo Creek Road, 68836 902 GRAND ISLAND bosselman DEF 400 21 I-80, Exit 312N 3335 West Woodriver Road, 68803 686 Gretna DEF 150 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 432 15010 South State Hwy 31, 68028 687 North Platte DEF 123 9 rv dump I-80 Exit 179 3400 S. Newberry Road, 69101 912 WOOD RIVER 5 30 I-80 & Hwy 11, Exit 300 I-80 and Highway 11 and Exit 300, 68883

280 BLOOMSBURY 5 S DEF 30 I-78 & NJ 173, Exit 7 979 Route 173, 08804 253 CARNEYS POINT DEF LTD 2 I-295 at Jersey Turnpike, Exit 2B 600 Pennsville-Auburn Road, 08069 688 Carneys Point DEF LTD 16 rv dump I-295 Exit 2C 326 Slapes Corner Road, 08069 190 CLINTON 6 95 I-78, Exit 12 68 Rt. 173, 08827 891 Ledgewood 2 S 10 I-80, Exit 27B WB/Exit 27 A&B EB 1470 Rt 46 East, 07852 210 mahwah 0 LTD 230 Route 17 South, 07430

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p 406-488-4124 f 406-388-4231

p 406-238-9823 f 406-238-9825

p 406-256-8826 f 406-256-9256

p 406-258-6588 f 406-258-6693

p 406-723-4325 f 406-723-8956

p 406-892-0747

f 406-892-0747*22

p 406-322-4833 f 406-322-5273

p 406-452-0342 f 406-452-0547

p 406-727-7945 f 406-761-2599

p 406-665-1237 f 406-665-3123

p 406-273-6666 f 406-273-3018

p 406-232-2582 f 406-232-2582

p 406-542-0400 f 406-327-0802

p 406-723-0088 f 406-723-4940

Country Skillet p 406-434-5221

p 308-889-3686 f 308-889-3352

p 308-856-4330 f 308-856-4457

p 308-382-2288 f 308-381-7464

p 402-332-4483 f 402-332-4576

p 308-532-4555 f 308-532-8077

p 308-583-2493 f 308-583-2115

880 Montague Gulf 0 LTD I-84, Exit 1 15 Route 23 S, 07827

NEVADA 966 Battle MTN. Flying j/broadway 9 70 I-80 Exit 231 650 W Front St., 89820 387 CARLIN DEF 60 5 I-80/NV 278, Exit 280 791 Tenth Street, 89822 340 FERNLEY 7 S DEF 100 I-80 & US 95, Exit 46 465 Pilot Road, 89408 341 LAS VEGAS 7 S DEF 80 I-15 & Craig Rd, Exit 48 3812 East Craig Road, 89031 513 Primm 6 S DEF 125 I-15, Exit 1 115 West Primm Blv, 89019 692 Wells DEF 105 9 rv dump I-80 & HWY 93, Exit 352 (South) 156 Hwy 93 South, 89835 147 WEST WENDOVER DEF 250 11 I-80 @ Peppermill Casino, Exit 410 1200 West Wendover Boulevard, 89883 485 Winnemucca 5 S DEF 140 I-80 & West Interchange, Exit 173 5625 I-80 W Winnemucca Exchange, 89445 770 Winnemucca 10 S DEF 105 rv dump I-80 Exit 176 1880 West Winnemucca Blvd., 89445

p 775-635-5424 f 775-635-0371

p 775-754-6384 f 775-754-6025

p 775-575-5115 f 775-575-4619

p 702-644-1600 f 702-644-8432

p 702-679-6666

p 775-752-2400 f 775-752-2406

p 775-664-3400 f 775-664-3347

p 775-625-2800 f 775-625-2814

p 775-623-0111 f 775-623-0120

689 Albuquerque DEF 165 15 rv dump I-40 Exit 153 9911 Avalon Road NW, 87105 490 Carlsbad 2 S 20 Hwy 180 & Hwy 285 3202 S. Canal Street 305 JAMESTOWN 16 S DEF 450 I-40, Exit 39 I-40, Exit 39, 87347 266 LAS CRUCES DEF 40 5 I-10 & NM 292, Exit 139 2681 West Amador, 88005 163 LORDSBURG 7 S DEF 95 I-10 & East Motel Dr, Exit 24 1050 East Motel Drive, 88045 690 Lordsburg DEF 285 9 rv dump I-10 Exit 24 11 Old Highway 70, 88045 475 Moriarty 7 S DEF 85 Hwy 41 and I-40, Exit 196 305 Abrahames RD W, 87035 691 Tucumcari DEF 136 9 rv dump I-40 & Exit 333 2021 S. Mountain Road, 88401

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW YORK

p 406-822-4444

896 bow 3 55 I-93, Exit 11/12S 728 SR 3A, 03304

322 KANONA DEF 40 4 I-86, Exit 37 7767 State Rt 53, 14810

p 603-223-6885 f 603-223-6884

f 908-479-6394

p 856-299-5700 f 856-299-8563

p 856-351-0080 f 856-351-0293

p 908-735-7711 f 908-735-8153

p 973-347-1145 f 973-347-8770

p 201-529-2704 f 201-529-1784

p 973-293-3477 f 973-293-3177

NEW MEXICO

f 406-434-7019

f 406-822-4444

p 908-479-6443

p 505-831-2001 f 505-833-0464

p 575-887-7033 f 575-887-0466

p 505-722-6655 f 505-722-2674

p 575-523-2700 f 575-525-6727

p 575-542-3100 f 575-542-3111

p

575-542-3320

p

505-832-4954

f 575-542-3324

f 505-832-4953

p 575-461-6590 f 575-461-3879

p 607-776-2012 f 607-776-4179

p 406-285-3807 f 406-285-6976

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North dakota (cont.)

394 NEWBURGH 6 S DEF 110 I-84, Exit 6 239 Route 17K, 12550 693 Pembroke DEF 150 9 rv dump I-90 Exit 48A 8484 Allegheny Road, 14036 494 Rotterdam DEF 50 4 I-88, Exit 25 1128 Duanesburg Road, 12306 146 SCHODACK LANDING DEF 15 4 I-90, Exit 12 995 US Route 9, 12033 380 SYRACUSE (LIVERPOOL) DEF 85 5 I-81, Exit 25; I-90, Exit 36 107 Seventh North Street, 13088

685 fargo DEF 165 9

p 845-567-1722 f 845-567-1773

p 585-599-4430 f 585-599-4436

p 518-356-5616 f 518-356-5634

p 518-732-7272 f 518-732-7228

p 315-424-0124 f 315-424-0126

North Carolina 275 CHARLOTTE DEF 60 5 I-85, Exit 39; I-77, Exit 13 3807 Statesville Avenue, 28206 885 dunn Kangaroo Pantry 3 40 I-95, Exit 71 873 Longbranch, 28334 900 dunn Saddler bros. 9 300 I-95, Exit 75 65 Sadler Rd, 28334 682 Graham DEF 251 14 rv dump I-85 & I-40 Exit 150 1043 Jimmie Kerr Road, 27258 56 KANNAPOLIS DEF 55 8 I-85, Exit 63 2825 Lane Street, 28083 683 Kenly DEF 145 9 rv dump I-95 & Exit 106 1800 Princeton-Kenly Road, 27542 57 MEBANE 8 S DEF 140 I-40/85, Exit 152 1342 Trollingwood Road, 27302 549 Mount Airy 10 S DEF 150 I-77, Exit 100 125 Plaza Lane, 27030 58 PLEASANT HILL 4 50 I-95, Exit 180 Route 1 - Box 202, 27866 393 WAYNESVILLE DEF 60 4 I-40 & NC 209, Exit 24 3712 Crabtree Road, 28786

p 704-358-1006 f 704-358-1506

p 910-892-3642 f 910-980-2364

p 910-892-0106 f 910-892-2084

p 336-578-2427 f 336-578-0804

p 704-938-6800 f 704-938-6900

p 919-284-4548 f 919-284-4214

p 919-563-4999 f 919-563-4929

p 336-352-3167 f 336-352-3169

p 252-537-4476 f 252-537-3666

p 828-627-8611 f 828-627-9499

North dakota 684 Beach DEF 89 9 I-94 & Hwy 16 I-94 & Hwy 16, 58621

p 701-872-4737 f 701-872-4985

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3150 39th Street SW, Suite A, 58104 489 grand forks DEF 145 10 rv dump I-29, Exit 138 4401 32nd Avenue South, 58201 550 Minot DEF 55 4 rv dump Hwy 2 & 52 West 3800 Hwy 2 & 52 W, 58701 589 Williston DEF 75 5 13553 Hwy 2, 58801 NE Side Hwy 2 at Hwy 85 & Hwy 2

ohio (cont.) TM

p 701-282-7766 f 701-282-7259

p 701-738-0017 f 701-746-4342

p 701-839-5061 f 701-839-3623

p 701-826-2500 f 701-826-2504

ohio 2 AUSTINBURG 7 S DEF 150 I-90, Exit 223 2246 State Route 45, 44010 694 AUSTINBURG DEF 165 15 rv dump I-90 & State Rd 45, Exit 223 2349 Center Road, 44010 3 AUSTINTOWN 8 S DEF 200 I-80, Exit 223 1150 North Canfield-Niles Road, 44515 4 AVON DEF 55 3 I-90, Exit 151 39115 Colorado Road, 44011 457 BEAVER DAM 10 S DEF 105 I-75, Exit 135 427 East Main Street, 45808 695 BEAVER DAM DEF 150 15 rv dump I-75 Exit 135 420 East Main Street, 45808 449 Belmont 9 S DEF 65 I-70, Exit 208 66377 Belmont - Morristown Rd, 43718 696 Berkshire DEF 150 15 I-71 Exit 131 7735 State Route 37, 43074 309 CALDWELL DEF 45 5 I-77, Exit 25 44133 Fairground Road, 43724 6 CAMBRIDGE DEF 35 3 I-70, Exit 178 61700 Southgate Road, 43725 469 CAnton 7 S DEF 130 I-77, Exit 101 2320 Faircrest Street, 44706 8 CIRCLEVILLE DEF 55 3 US 23 and Pittsburgh Road 25600 US 23, 43113 213 COLUMBUS DEF 100 7 I-70 & Wilson Road Exit 94 3600 Interchange Road, 43204

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p 440-275-3303 f 440-275-3311

p 440-275-1515 f 440-275-3289

p 330-505-3532 f 330-505-3548

p 440-934-0110 f 440-934-1168

p 419-643-6023 f 419-643-6085

p 419-643-8001 f 419-643-8106

p 740-782-0134 f 740-782-0148

p 740-965-9835 f 740-965-9770

p 740-732-5656 f 740-732-1404

p 740-439-0989 f 740-432-9607

p 330-484-3965 f 330-484-6304

p 740-420-8942 f 740-420-3972

p 614-308-9195 f 614-308-9673

286 EATON 5 S DEF 50 I-70 & OH 127, Exit 10 6141 US 127 North, 45320 360 FINDLAY DEF 80 5 I-75 & OH 613, Exit 164 11471 State Route 613W, 45840 9 FRANKLIN 7 S DEF 200 I-75, Exit 36 6830 Franklin-Lebanon Road, 45005 285 HEBRON 9 S DEF 90 I-70 & OH 37, Exit 126 10258 Lancaster Road SW, 43025 697 Hubbard DEF 150 15 rv dump I-80 & Hwy 62, Exit 234B (Eastbound) 2226 North Main, 44425 698 Jeffersonville DEF 148 9 rv dump I-71 Exit 69 9935 SR 41, 43128 700 Lake Township DEF 150 15 rv dump I-280 Exit 1B; I-80/90, Exit 71 26415 Warns Dr., 43551 287 LODI (BURBANK) DEF 105 7 I-71 & OH 83, Exit 204 10048 Avon Lake Road, 44214 454 LONDON 9 S DEF 125 I-70, Exit 79 1365 SR 42 NE, 43140 455 MARENGO DEF 65 5 rv dump I-71, Exit 140 488 State Route 61, 43334 699 Millersport DEF 152 15 rv dump I-70 St Rd 158 Exit 122 10480 Baltimore, 43046 11 N. LIMA 5 S DEF 50 I-76, Exit 232 10920 Market Street, 44452 303 NAPOLEON DEF 75 5 Rt. 24 905 American Road, 43545 130 RICHFIELD DEF 80 7 I-77S, Ex 146; I-77N, Ex 145; I-80, Ex 173 5219 Brecksville Road, 44286 13 SEVILLE 10 S DEF 190 I-71, Exit 209 8924 Lake Road, 44273 12 STONEY RIDGE (PERRYSBURG) 5 S DEF 50 I-80/90, Exit 71 3430 Libbey Road, 43551 14 SUNBURY DEF 115 5 rv dump I-71, Exit 131 7680 East State Route 36, 43074 15 TOLEDO DEF 70 5 I-75, Exit 210 5820 Hagman Road, 43612

p 937-456-6303 f 937-456-6497

p 419-299-3381 f 419-299-3096

p 937-746-4488 f 937-743-3006

p 740-928-5588 f 740-928-6032

p 330-534-3774 f 330-534-4372

p 740-426-9136 f 740-426-9156

p 419-837-2100 f 419-837-2199

p 330-948-4571 f 330-948-4575

p 614-879-4128 f 614-879-4137

p 419-253-1400 f 419-253-1402

p 740-964-9601 f 740-964-9611

p 330-549-9203 f 330-549-1930

p 419-599-0043 f 419-599-0051

p 330-659-2020 f 330-659-2021

p 330-769-4220 f 330-769-2202

p 419-837-5091 f 419-837-5658

p 740-965-5540 f 740-965-5641

p 419-729-3985 f 419-729-0905

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ohio (cont.)

Oregon (cont.)

Pennsylvania (cont.)

239 UPPER SANDUSKY DEF 70 5 St. Hwy 23 & 30 1600 W. Wyandot Avenue, 43351 97 Vandalia DEF 110 9 I-75, Exit 64 175 Northwoods Blvd, 45377 16 WILMINGTON DEF 20 3 I-71, Exit 50 5772 US 68 North, 45177 281 YOUNGSTOWN (GIRARD) 7 S DEF 80 I-80 & Salt Springs Rd., Exit 226 2786 Salt Springs Road, 44420

391 CENTRAL POINT DEF 100 7 I-5, Exit 33 1600 East Pine Street, 97502 133 CHEMULT DEF 60 4 US 97 341 Damon Street, 97731 504 Klamath Falls DEF 50 4 rv dump Hwy 97 3817 N. Hwy 97, 97601 934 LaGrande A&B 4 50 I-84 Exit 265 I-84 & Exit 265, 97850 232 ONTARIO DEF 105 7 I-84, Exit 376A 653 East Idaho Avenue, 97914 233 RICE HILL 10 S DEF 160 I-5, Exit 148 800 John Long Road, 97462 390 STANFIELD DEF 90 9 I-84/82 & Hwy 395, Exit 188 2115 Highway 395, 97875

1 MILL HALL 5 S DEF 70 I-80, Exit 173 p 570-726-7618 5868 Nittany Valley Drive, 17751 f 570-726-5092 709 MILL HALL (Lamar) DEF 155 15 rv dump I-80 and Exit 173 p 570-726-4080 5609 Nittany Valley Drive, 17751 f 570-726-4363 555 Milton Penn 80 Milton Truck Plaza Penn 80 Grill 16 300 I-80, Exit 215 p 570-742-2663 1460 North Ridge Rd, 17847 f 1-877-395-0850 81 NEW CASTLE 7 S DEF 90 I-79, Exit 99 p 724-368-3028 2010 New Castle Road, 16051 f 724-368-3059 710 New Milford DEF 125 9 rv dump I-81 Exit 219 p 570-465-2974 1623 Oliver Road, 18834 f 570-465-2979 522 Pine Grove 3 160 I-81, Exit 100 p 570-345-8800 482 Suedberg Rd, 17963 f 570-915-6278 370 SCRANTON (PITTSTON) 7 S DEF 80 I-81N, Exit 175; I-81 S, Exit 175B; I-476, RT 315 p 570-655-4116 417 Route 315, 18640 f 570-655-2479 620 Smithton DEF 110 7 rv dump I-70 & Exit 49 p 724-872-4050 122 Fitzhenry Road, 15479 f 724-872-9471

p 419-294-2971 f 419-294-3812

p 937-264-8520 p 937-264-8525

p 937-382-0464 f 937-382-3069

p 330-530-8500 f 330-530-8318

Oklahoma 701 Ardmore DEF 136 9 rv dump I-35 & Exit 33 2450 Cooper Drive, 73401 702 Checotah DEF 150 9 rv dump U.S. Hwy 69 & U.S. Hwy 266 1255 W. Gentry, 74426 556 Choctaw Thunder Travel Plaza DEF 25 3 I-40, Exit 166 7501 S. Choctaw Road, 73020 704 Edmond DEF 73 8 rv dump I-35 & N.E. 122nd Street 4801 NE 122 Street, 73013 259 muskogee 7 S DEF 125 US 69 3006 N. 32nd Street, 74401 460 OKLAHOMA CITY 15 S DEF 145 I-40, Exit 140 400 South Morgan Road, 73128 703 OKLAHOMA CITY DEF 172 15 rv dump I-40, Exit 140 701 South Morgan Road, 73128 196 ROLAND DEF 125 7 I-40 & US 64, Exit 325 123 West Ray Fine Boulevard 705 Sayre DEF 150 9 rv dump I-40 & US 283 2400 South 4th Route, 73662 706 Tulsa DEF 185 9 rv dump I-44 & Exit 236 121 North 129 E/I-44 Exit 236, 74116

TM

p 580-226-3833 f 580-226-3546

p 918-473-1243 f 918-473-1957

p 405-638-3000 f 405-638-3006 TM

p 405-475-9440 f 405-475-9435

p 918-686-7856 f 918-686-0597

p 405-440-1048 f 405-440-1093 TM

p 405-324-5000 f 405-324-7181

p 918-427-0895 f 918-427-0862

p 580-928-2216 f 580-928-2354

p 918-437-5477 f 918-437-5660

oregon 584 Aurora 7 S DEF 90 I-5, Exit 278 12334 Ehlen Rd, 97002 195 BIGGS JUNCTION DEF 55 5 I-84 & US Hwy 97, Exit 104 91485 Biggs Rufus Highway, 97065 386 BROOKS 7 S DEF 110 I-5, Exit 263 4220 Brooklake Road, 97305 w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m

p 503-678-1262 f 503-678-1886

p 541-739-2174 f 541-739-2479

p 503-463-1114 f 503-463-0409

p 541-664-7001 f 541-664-7006

p 541-365-0991 f 541-365-0995

p 541-884-0400 f 541-884-0409 Full Service Restaurant

p 541-963-9762 f 541-663-9822

p 541-889-9070 f 541-889-4117

p 541-849-2133 f 541-849-2137

p 541-449-1403 f 541-449-1430

Pennsylvania 348 BENTLEYVILLE 7 S DEF 90 I-70 Exit 32-B 205 Wilson Road, 15314 516 breezewood all american 12 280 I-76, Exit 161; I-70, Exit 147 167 Post House Road, 15533 707 Brookville DEF 140 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 78 246 Allegheny Blvd., 15825 708 Carlisle DEF 278 22 rv dump I-81 Exit 52/I-76 & Exit 226 1501 Harrisburg Pike, 17013 336 DUBOIS DEF 100 7 I-80, Hwy 219, Exit 97 1742 Rich Highway, 15801 517 Duncannon DEF 85 6 US 22 and 322 30 Benvenue Ave, 17020 311 ERIE DEF 85 5 I-90 & PA97, Exit 27 8035 Perry Highway, 16509 518 Frystown DEF 240 8 I-78, Exit 10 (PA 645) 2210 Camp Swatara Road, 17067 245 HARRISBURG DEF 30 3 I-81 & PA39, Exit 77 7961 Linglestown Road, 17112 298 HAZLETON (DRUMS) DEF 60 5 I-80, Exit 256 1114 SR 93, 18222

p 724-239-5855 f 724-239-5801 Pizza Shop

Perkins

Taco Maker

p 814-735-4076 f 814-735-4823

p 814-849-2992 f 814-849-2440

p 717-243-6659 f 717-243-2510

p 814-375-6046 f 814-375-6047

p 717-834-3156 f 717-834-3208

p 814-864-8536 f 814-866-0332 TM

p 717-933-4146 f 717-933-5008

p 717-545-5507 f 717-545-6768

p 570-788-3262 f 570-788-2163

south carolina 711 Blacksburg DEF 200 15 I-85 Exit 102 1011 North Mountain Street, 29702 60 BOWMAN 8 S DEF 100 I-26, Exit 159 2064 Homestead Road, 29018 346 CAMDEN (LUGOFF) 5 S DEF 60 I-20 & US 601 Exit 92 522 Highway 601 South, 29078 884 Campobello Kangaroo Pantry 2 35 I-26, Exit 5 8998 SC Hwy 11, 29322 338 CAYCE (COLUMBIA) DEF 90 5 I-26/77 & US321, Exit 115 3008 Highway 321, 29033 61 CLINTON DEF 40 3 I-26, Exit 52 12818 Highway 56 North, 29325 712 Columbia DEF 180 15 rv dump I-20 Exit 70 5901 Fairfield Road, 29203 310 DUNCAN DEF 70 8 I-85 & SC290, Exit 63 1405 East Main Street, 29334 62 FLORENCE DEF 75 6 I-95, Exit 170 3006 North Williston Road, 29506

p 864-839-5934 f 864-839-5942

p 803-829-3541 f 803-829-3352

p 803-438-5175 f 803-438-3947

p 864-472-2128 f 864-472-2280

p 803-739-2921 f 803-739-4521

p 864-833-4555 f 864-833-3765

p 803-735-9006 f 803-735-0917

p 864-433-1221 f 864-433-1210

p 843-662-6972 f 843-662-7013

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tennessee (cont.)

tennessee (cont.)

337 FLORENCE DEF 90 5 I-95 & US 52, Exit 164 2015 West Lucas St., 29501 453 GAFFNEY 7 S DEF 100 I-85, Exit 90 909 Hyatt Street, 29341 713 Latta DEF 200 15 rv dump I-95 Exit 181A 111 Mill Branch Road, 29565 63 PIEDMONT 5 S DEF 90 I-85, Exit 35 110 Frontage Road, 29673 714 Rock Hill DEF 140 9 rv dump I-77 & Hwy 901, Exit 73 2435 Mount Holly Road, 29730 493 St. George DEF 120 8 rv dump I-95, Exit 77 113 Motel Drive, 29477 64 SUMMERVILLE 3 S DEF LTD I-26, Exit 199 1521 North Main Street, 29483

409 DICKSON 11 S DEF 90 I-40, Exit 172 2320 Highway 46 South, 37055 720 Fairview DEF 150 9 rv dump I-40 & Hwy 96, Exit 182 1420 Hwy 96 North, 37062 51 GREENEVILLE DEF 25 3 I-81 Exit 36 11190 Baileyton Road, 37745 403 HEISKELL DEF 25 1 I-75, Exit 117 1915 East Raccoon Valley Road, 37754 53 HURRICANE MILLS 8 S DEF 250 I-40, Exit 143 15559 Highway 13 South, 37078 366 Jackson 7 S DEF 85 I-40, Exit 85 32 Sand Pebble Rd., 38305 241 KNOXVILLE DEF 80 0 I-40, Exit 398; @ John Sevier 2801 East Govenor John Sevier Hwy, 37914 722 Knoxville DEF 187 13 rv dump I-40 & I-75 Exit 369 800 Watt Road, 37932 270 KNOXVILLE (LOVELL ROAD) 7 S DEF 80 I-40/75, Exit 374 314 Lovell Road, 37922 219 KNOXVILLE (STRAW PLAINS) 9 S DEF 250 I-40, Exit 398 7210 Straw Plains Pike, 37914 52 LAVERGNE DEF 40 4 I-24, Exit 64 535 Waldron Road, 37086 411 LEBANON 8 S DEF 150 rv dump I-40, Exit 238 921 Murfreesboro, 37090 363 MEMPHIS DEF 70 5 US 78 @ Pleasant Hill 5021 Highway 78, 38118 405 MEMPHIS 5 S DEF 100 I-240, Hwy 78S 4949 Lamar Ave, 38118 404 Murfreesboro 7 S DEF 90 I-24, Exit 81 2441 S. Church St, 37127 413 nashville DEF 25 2 Briley Pkwy, Hwy 155N, Ex 26A, Hwy 155S, Ex 26 6418 Centennial Blvd., 37209 224 ONeiDA (PIONEER) DEF 85 4 I-75, Exit 141 304 Howard Baker Highway, 37847 149 STANTON DEF 50 5 I-40 Exit 42 7720 Highway 222, 38069

412 WHITE PINE 10 S DEF 130 rv dump I-81, Exit 4 3624 Roy Messer Highway, 37890

p 843-662-2646 f 843-662-2893

p 864-206-0050 f 864-206-0052

p 843-752-5047 f 843-752-7265

p 864-845-8177 f 864-845-8178

p 803-328-5700 f 803-909-5800

p 843-563-8989 f 843-563-8986

p 843-486-5770 f 843-486-5702

south dakota 932 Hermosa MG Oil DEF 25 2 25 Heartland Express Hwy 79 25 Heartland Express Hwy 79, 57744 599 murdo DEF 50 4 rv dump I-90, Exit 192 601 E. Fifth Street, 57559 918 Rapid City DEF 200 5 I-90, Exit 55 2783 Deadwood Ave., 57702 931 Rapid City MG Oil DEF 150 8 I-90 Exit 61 4200 N I-90 Service Rd Exit 61, 57701 716 Sioux Falls DEF 158 9 rv dump I-29 Exit 83 5201 Granite Lane, 57107

p 605-255-4555 f 605-255-4522

p 605-669-2465 f 605-669-2859

p 605-348-7070 f 605-348-3438

p 605-342-5450 f 605-342-3011

p 605-977-1438 f 605-977-1538

tennessee 481 Cleveland DEF 75 7 I-75, Exit 20 p 423-476-3892 281 Pleasant Grove Rd, 37353 f 423-476-5430 265 COOKEVILLE DEF LMTD 1 I-40, Exit 287 p 931-528-7100 1111 South Jefferson, 38501 f 931-528-3893 406 CORNERSVILLE DEF 40 2 I-65, Exit 22 p 931-363-3290 9211 Lewisburg Highway, 37047 f 931-363-8248 114 CROSSVILLE 7 S DEF 80 I-40, Exit 320 p 931-787-1901 2449 Genesis Road, 38571 f 931-787-1905 226 DANDRIDGE DEF 80 6 I-40, Exit 417 p 865-397-3547 505 Patriot Drive, 37725 f 865-397-3699 70 C H A L L E N G E M a r c h 2 0 1 4

p 615-446-4600 f 615-446-0763

p 865-674-8570 f 865-674-8572

texas p 615-799-4116 f 615-799-4120

p 423-234-0414 f 423-234-0641

p 865-938-1439 f 865-938-1146

p 931-296-7180 f 931-296-7719

p 731-422-5545 f 731-422-5780

p 865-546-6776 f 865-546-7475

p 865-531-7400 f 865-531-7982

p 865-966-0445 f 865-966-2918

p 865-544-1067 f 865-544-1138

p 615-793-9856 f 615-793-9085

p 615-453-8866 f 615-453-8860

p 901-366-0337 f 901-366-1712

p 901-202-5520 f 901-202-5522

p 615-907-9595 f 615-907-3982

p 615-350-7225 f 615-350-7318

p 423-562-5000 f 423-566-1335

436 AMARILLO 12 S DEF 150 rv dump I-40, Exit 75 715 South Lakeside Drive, 79118 723 AMARILLO DEF 200 13 rv dump I-40 Exit 76 9601 I-40 East Exit 76, 79118 477 anna DEF 100 8 1700 US Hwy 75/Hwy 75, Exit 48 714 South Central Expressway, 75409 435 ANTHONY 8 S DEF 100 I-10, Exit 0 2015 Antonio Street, 79821 724 ANTHONY DEF 175 13 rv dump I-10 Exit 0 3001 Mountain Pass Blvd., 79821 725 Baytown DEF 200 15 rv dump I-10 & Exit 789 Thompson Road 1876 East Freeway, 77521 559 Big Spring 7 S DEF 70 I-20, Exit 178 706 E. I-20, 79720 740 Brookshire DEF 115 9 rv dump I-10, Exit 732 204 South Waller Ave., 77423 367 CADDO MILLS DEF 80 6 I-30 & FM1903, Exit 87 & 88 2725 FM 1903, 75135 883 Canton 4 S DEF 100 I-20, Exit 533 9800 Interstate 20, 75103 488 Cotulla 7 S DEF 75 I-35, Exit 69 921 N. IH35, 78014 433 DALLAS 11 S DEF 150 I-20, Exit 470 8787 South Lancaster Road, 75241 726 DALLAS DEF 180 12 rv dump I-20 Exit 472 7425 Bonnie View Road, 75241 727 Edinburg DEF 200 9 rv dump Hwy 281 & FM 1925 1305 East Monte Cristo, 78539 728 El Paso DEF 120 11 rv dump I-10 and Exit 37 1301 North Horizon Blvd., 79927 553 FORT Stockton 9 S DEF 100 I-10, Exit 259 2571 North Front Street, 79735

p 806-335-3323 f 806-335-2868

p 806-335-1475 f 806-335-1058 TM

p 972-924-2035 f 972-924-2051

p 915-886-3090 f 915-886-3404

p 915-886-2737 f 915-886-3522

p 281-424-7706 f 281-424-7730

p 432-264-7490 f 432-264-7050

p 281-934-4133 f 281-934-4153

p 903-527-2150 f 903-527-2103

p 903-829-2600

p 830-879-5363 F 830-879-5359

p 972-228-2467 f 972-228-4386

p 972-225-3566 f 972-225-3681

p 956-316-0149 f 956-316-4732

p 915-852-4141 f 915-852-4101

p 432-336-3410 f 432-336-3430

p 901-466-3535 f 901-465-7822

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texas (cont.)

UTah (cont.)

434 FORT WORTH 12 S DEF 185 rv dump I-35, Exit 65 2400 Alliance Gateway, 76178 554 George West 7 S DEF 90 I-37, Exit 56 4066 Hwy 59, 78022 375 HOUSTON 7 S DEF 90 I-610, Exit 24A US 90 E 4440 N. McCarty Street, 77013 729 Houston DEF 235 15 rv dump I-45 Richie Rd, Exit 64 15919 North Freeway, 77090 234 HUNTSVILLE 6 S DEF 90 I-45, Exit 118 639 State Highway 75 North, 77320 507 Jarrell 8 140 I-35 & Exit 275 11710 North Interstate 35, 76537 377 LAREDO 12 S DEF 300 I-35 S, Exit 13; I-35 N, Exit 12B 1101 Uniroyal Drive, 78045 730 LAREDO DEF 190 15 rv dump I-35 S, Exit 13; I-35 N, Exit 12B 1011 Beltway Parkway, 78045 733 Lubbock DEF 50 4 rv dump I-27 & 4th Street Exit 602 4th Street, 79401 257 MIDLAND 7 S DEF 84 I-20, Exit 126 4015 S. FM 1788, 79706 330 New Braunfels 7 S DEF 80 I-35, Exit 184 4142 Loop 337, 78132 734 New Caney DEF 150 9 rv dump US 59 & Exit 242 23412 Hwy 242, 77357 580 ODESSA 10 S DEF 100 I-20, Exit 121 5900 E. Interstate 20, 79766 431 ORANGE 8 S DEF 110 rv dump I-10, Exit 873 2205 North Highway 62, 77630 735 ORANGE DEF 150 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 873 7112 I-10 West, 77630 736 Pecos DEF 200 9 rv dump I-20 Exit 42 100 East Pinehurst, 79772 432 ROBINSON 10 S DEF 285 I-35, Exit 328 8055 South I-35, 76706 306 SAN ANTONIO 6 S DEF 50 I-10 E.bound, Ex 581; I-10 W.bound, Ex 582 5619 I-10 East, 78219

467 SAN ANTONIO 7 S DEF 85 I-37, Exit 125 4105 S Loop 1604 E, 78264 737 SAN ANTONIO 13 S DEF 200 I-10, Exit 583 1815 N Foster Road, 78244 887 Snyder 5 S 25 1100 E Hwy 180 1100 E Hwy 180, 79549 157 SULPHUR SPRINGS 7 S DEF 85 I-30, Exit 122 1200 South Hillcrest, 75482 888 Tulia 5 S 71 I-27 & Hwy 86, 79088 1200 South Hillcrest, 75482 738 Tye DEF 200 15 rv dump I-20 & FM 707 Exit 277 101 North FM 707, 79563 486 Tyler 7 S DEF 85 I-20 & FM 14 12881 FM 14A, 75706 209 VAN HORN 6 S DEF 75 I-10, Exit 140 501 Van Horn Drive, 79855 568 VoN ormy DEF 65 7 I-35, Exit 140 14555 IH35 South, 78073 739 Waco DEF 200 9 rv dump I-35 & New Road 2409 South New Road, 76711 206 WEATHERFORD 7 S DEF 110 I-20, Exit 406 1201 I-20 West, 76087 741 Wichita Falls DEF 50 3 rv dump US 287 & Jacksboro Highway 2311 Jacksboro Highway, 76301

294 OGDEN DEF 60 5 I-15 & UT 39, Exit 344 1670 West 12th Street, 84404 744 OGDEN DEF 100 9 I-15 Exit 343 1172 West 21st Street, 84401 508 Perry DEF 25 2 I-15 Exit 362 1674 W. 1100 S., 84302 773 Richfield DEF 50 4 rv dump I-70 Exit 40 35 East Flying J Drive, 84701 746 Salt Lake City DEF 110 9 rv dump I-15 & I-80 SR201, Exit 17 2025 South 900 West, 84119 510 Scipio 4 100 I-15, Exit 188 810 North 800 West, 84656 774 Snowville DEF 50 3 rv dump I-84 Exit 7 90 South Stone Road, 84336 747 Springville DEF 80 8 I-15 Exit 261 1460 North 1750 West, 84663 775 St. George DEF 60 4 I-15 Exit 4 2841 South 60 East, 84790 748 Willard Bay DEF 50 4 rv dump I-15 Exit 357 600 West 750 North, 84340

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p 361-449-1420 f 361-449-8919

p 713-675-3375 f 713-670-7629

p 281-893-0423 f 281-893-9368

p 936-291-1125 f 936-291-2421 Q Eats

p 512-746-4341

p 956-717-5006 f 956-717-5012

p 956-712-3265 f 956-791-3057

p 806-744-0539 f 806-744-7423

p 432-563-1683 f 432-563-1748

p 830-629-1424 f 830-629-1254

p 281-689-8065 f 281-689-8271

p 432-366-0812 f 432-366-0845

p 409-745-1124 f 409-745-3336

p 409-883-9465 f 409-886-8224

p 432-445-9436 f 432-445-7171

p 254-662-4771 f 254-662-4951

p 210-661-5353 f 210-661-4660

p 210-626-9183 f 210-626-9201

p 210-666-2266 f 210-666-2280

p 325-573-5213 f 325-573-8666

p 903-885-0020 f 903-885-1580

p 806-995-4597 f 806-995-3501

p 325-691-9974 f 325-691-5365

p 903-593-5466 f 903-593-3204

p 432-283-8067 f 432-283-8071

p 210-622-9384 f 210-622-9302

p 254-714-0313 f 254-714-1798

f 801-731-2380

p 801-399-5577 f 801-399-9353

p 435-723-9999

p 435-896-5050 f 435-896-4044

p 801-972-3711 f 801-972-6174

p 435-758-2345

p 435-872-8181 f 435-872-8171

p 801-489-3622 f 801-489-3059

p 435-674-7104 f 435-652-3627

p 435-723-1010 f 435-723-1044

virginia p 817-341-4600 f 817-341-4602

p 940-720-0598 f 940-720-0725

utah 509 Beaver DEF 150 6 I-15, Exit 112 653 West 1400 North, 84713 892 Green River West winds truck stop 5 100 I-70, Exit 164 1085 East Main St., 84525 742 Lake Point DEF 130 9 rv dump I-80 Exit 99 1605 East Saddleback Blvd., 84074 743 Nephi DEF 110 9 rv dump I-15 Exit 222 1597 South Main, 84648 772 N. Salt Lake 4 40 I-215 & Redwood Rd, Exit 27 885 W. North Point Circle, 84054

p 801-731-2900

roberto’s Taco Shop

p 435-438-5191

West Winds restaurant

p 435-564-3495 f 435-564-8162

p 801-508-7400 f 801-508-7404

p 435-623-2400 f 435-623-2421

p 801-936-1408 f 801-936-1457

749 Carmel Church DEF 239 15 rv dump I-95 Exit 104 24279 Roger Clark Blvd., 22546 256 DANVILLE DEF 25 3 Hwy 58 & 29, Exit 104 110 River Point Drive, 24541 898 Emporia Sadler’s Truck Stop 10 250 I-95, Exit 11B 918 West Atlantic Street, 23847 750 Ft. Chiswell DEF 270 14 I-81 & I-77 Exit 80 I-81, I-77 & VA Route 52, 24360 396 Greenville 11 S DEF 100 I-81S, Exit 213A;I-81 N, Exit 213 3541 Lee Jackson Highway, 24401 491 Harrisonburg DEF 100 7 I-81m Exit 251, 22802 3634 North Valley Pike, 22802 384 RICHMOND 9 S DEF 110 I-95 N, Exit 58; I-95 S, Exit 58A 2126 Ruffin Mill Road, 23834

p 804-448-9047 f 804-448-9805

p 434-792-1180 f 434-792-7894

p 434-634-4312 f 434-634-5397

p 276-637-4115 f 276-637-6968

p 540-324-0714 f 540-324-0718

p 540-434-2529 f 540-434-2076

p 804-524-9556 f 804-524-9522

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Wisconsin (cont.)

876 Ruther Glen DEF 250 22 I-95, Exit 104 23866 Rogers Clark Blvd, 22546 899 South hill Sadler’s trk. Stp. 3 20 I-85, Exit 12A 1011 East Atlantic Street, 23970 159 TALLYSVILLE DEF 60 4 I-64, Exit 211 6721 Emmaus Church Road 23140 258 TROUTVILLE 3 LTD I-81, Exit 150A or B 2966 Lee Highway South, 24175 752 Winchester DEF 144 15 rv dump I-81 Exit 323 1530 Rest Church Road, 22624 754 Wytheville DEF 177 13 rv dump I-77 & I-81 Exit 77 3249 Chapman Rd, 24382

756 Black River Falls DEF 150 14 rv dump I-94 & Exit 116 780 State Hwy 54, 54615 528 Cottage Grove road ranger DEF 50 2 I-90, Exit 147 2762 County Hwy N, 53527 544 East troy road ranger 1 5 I-43, Exit 38 1946 A. Energy Drive, 53120 470 roberts (hudson) DEF 100 9 US 65 & I-94 1191 70th Avenue, 55023 164 MAUSTON 7 S DEF 95 I-90/94 & WI 82, Exit 69 1101 State Road 82 East, 53948 40 OAK CREEK 8 S DEF 150 I-94, Exit 322 2031 West Ryan Road, 53154 538 Oakdale road ranger DEF 100 5 I-90, Exit 48 102 E Woody, 54660 324 RACINE (FRANKSVILLE) DEF 80 5 I-94 & CR K, Exit 329 13712 Northwestern Avenue, 53126

p 804-448-3077 f 804-448-8350

p 434-447-4528 f 434-447-6388

p 804-966-1880 f 804-966-9231

p 540-992-2805 f 540-992-1534

p 540-678-3641 f 540-678-3651

p 276-228-7110 f 276-228-9010

Washington 965 Ellensburg Flying j/broadway 7 100 I-90 Exit 109 2300 Canyon Rd., 98926 583 Ferndale DEF 25 4 1678 Main Street #3, 98248 970 Pasco (spokane) Flying j/broadway 2 75 U.S. Hwy 395 2216 E Hillsboro Road, 99301 963 Spokane Flying j/broadway 2 LTD I-90 Exit 276 3709 S. Geiger Blvd., 99224 967 Spokane Flying j/broadway 7 80 I-90 Exit 286 6606 E. Broadway Ave., 99212 151 TUMWATER DEF 100 7 I-5, Exit 99 2430 93rd Avenue SW, 98512

p 509-925-6161 f 509-925-5748

p 360-312-1822 f 360-312-1851

p 509-547-5561 f 509-547-4570

p 509-456-8843

p 509-535-3028 f 509-535-7589

p 360-754-0151 f 360-754-0159

west virginia 474 flatwoods (sutton) DEF 70 5 I-79, Exit 67 270 Scott Fork - Bonnie Rd, 26601 243 NITRO DEF 60 6 I-64 & SR 25, Exit 45 4304 First Avenue, 25143 503 morgantown DEF 50 5 I-79, Exit 146 2309 Smithton Rd, 26508

p 304-765-9270 f 304-765-7306

p 304-755-8654 f 304-755-8655

p 304-284-8518 f 304-284-8509

wisconsin 289 BELOIT DEF 55 5 I-43/90 & WI 81, Exit 185A 3001 Milwaukee Road, 53511

p 608-364-3644 f 608-364-3643

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canada alberta , canada p 715-284-4341 f 715-284-1551 dan’s Big Slice Pizza

813 ab-Airdrie 0 10

p 815-580-4842

85 East Lake Cres., T4B 2B5 792 AB-BROOKS 2 20

p 815-315-4979

1260 Cassils Road East, T1R 1B7 785 AB-Calgary DEF 130 9

p 715-749-4238

11511 40th Street SE, T2H 1L4 793 AB-Calgary 2 15

f 608-873-1610

f 847-232-1186

f 715-749-4241

p 608-847-3321 f 608-847-3316

p 414-761-0939 f 414-761-0165 dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-209-9040 f 608-374-2001

p 262-835-2292 f 262-835-2564

wyoming 758 Casper DEF 45 4 rv dump I-25 Exit 185 41 SE Wyoming Blvd., 82609 402 CHEYENNE DEF 120 10 rv dump I-80, Exit 367 8020 Campstool Road, 82007 759 CHEYENNE DEF 180 16 rv dump I-25 Exit 7 2250 Etchepare Drive, 82007 760 Cokeville DEF 90 4 rv dump US Hwy 30/SR 232 10501 US Hwy 30, 83114 141 EVANSTON 6 S DEF 75 I-80, Exit 6 289 Bear River Drive, 82930 761 Evanston 9 80 I-80 Exit 3 1920 Harrison Drive, 82930 762 Gillette DEF 50 4 rv dump I-90 & Hwy 59 1810 South Douglas Hwy, 82718 308 LARAMIE DEF 100 8 I-80 & Curtis St., Exit 310 1564 McCue Street, 82072 763 Rawlins DEF 200 10 rv dump I-80 Exit 209 I-80 Johnson Rd., 82301 764 Rock Springs DEF 85 6 rv dump I-80 Exit 104 650 Stage Coach Drive, 82901

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p 307-473-1750 f 307-473-1759

4216 72 Ave SE, T2C 2C1 814 AB-Calgary 0 0 2525 23 ST N. E., T2E 7M1 848 AB-Calgary 9 80 4949 Barlow Trail Se, T2B3B5 815 ab-Drayton Valley 0 0 5505 Jubilee Ave., T7A 1S3 816 ab-Edmonton 0 0 15609 121 A. Ave, T5V 1B1 850 ab-Edmonton 8 100

p 307-635-5744

16806 118 Avenue, T5V1M8 818 ab-Edson Motco 0 0

p 307-635-2918

2520 - 2 Ave., T7E 1T9 819 ab-Fort McMurray 0 0

p 307-279-3050

345 Sakitawaw Trail, T9H 4E4 820 ab-Grande Prairie 0 0

p 307-783-5930

9212 - 108 St., T8V 4C9 845 ab-Grassland 2 75

p 307-789-9129

1st Ave. 1st Street, TOA 1V0 846 ab-Hanna 2 100

p 307-682-3562

Hwy 9 & Hwy 36 South, T0J 1P0 794 AB-High Level 0 25

p 307-742-6443

10529 96 St., T0H 1Z0 817 ab-Hinton 0 0

p 307-328-0158

294 Kelly Road, T7V 1H2 821 ab-Lethbridge 0 20

f 307-635-5746

f 307-634-2794

f 307-279-3041

f 307-783-5916

f 307-789-5461

f 307-682-5038

f 307-742-2576

f 307-328-1668

1005 43 St, T1K 7B8

p 403-948-4193

p 403-362-5594

p 403-720-0904 f 403-720-4937

p 403-236-2404

p 403-250-3835

p 403-273-4949 f 403-273-0628

p 801-725-1370

p 708-413-9116

p 780-455-1111 f 780-482-4448

p 780-743-3545

p 780-532-2378

p 780-525-2295 f 780-525-2299

p 403-854-5000

p 780-926-2066

p 801-725-1370

p 403-328-4735

p 307-362-4231 f 307-362-9710

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alberta , canada (cont.)

British Columbia , canada (cont.)

Ontario , canada (cont.)

822 ab-Lloydminster 1 0

831 bc-Merritt 0 0 1885 Cold Water Ave. 2190 Douglas Street North, V0K 2B0 832 bc-New Westminster 0 0

790 ON-Napanee DEF 165 15 401 & Cnty Rd 41 Exit 579 628 County Road #41 RR6, K7R 3L1 866 ON-Pass Lake (Shuniah) 5 S DEF 70 Hwy 11/17 @ Hwy 587 3200 Highway 11/17, ON POT 2MO 865 on-Pickering 9 50 Hwy 401 2000 Clements Road, L1W 4A1 838 on-Sault Ste Marie 0 0

5109 63 St Ave, T9V 2E7 869 AB-nanton 3 130 Hwy #2 2810 21st Ave., T0L 1R0 795 Ab-Nisku 2 8 302 20th Avenue, T9E 7T8 796 AB-Red Deer DEF 26 4

p 780-875-2990

Humpty’s restaurant

p 403-646-2810 f 403-646-2872

p 780-955-3535

403-346-2785 f 403-346-2852 p

67th Ave. & 67 Street, T4P 1A4 826 ab-Redcliff 1 0 115 Lockwood St, T1A 7T9 797 Ab-Rycroft 0 8 Hwy #49 & Hwy #2 Hwy #49 & 2, Box 73, T0H 3A0 786 AB-Sherwood Park DEF 140 9 Yellowhead Hwy 16/ Broadmoor Blvd. 50 Pembina Rd., T8H 2G9 824 ab-Whitecourt 0 10 Hwy #43 & West Mtn. Road, T7N 1S9

p 403-526-2669

p 780-765-3740 f 780-765-3748

p 780-416-2035 f 780-416-2084

p 780-706-0471

British columbia, canada 827 bc-Abbotsford 1 10 929 Coutts Way & Sumas Way, V2S 4N2 798 BC-Annacis Island 1 LTD 1291 Cliveden Ave, V5M 6G4 799 BC-Chilliwack 4 20 7970 Lickman Road, V2R 1A9 828 bc-Cranbrook 0 0 2209 Theatre Road, V1C 4H4 829 bc-Creston 0 0 1411 Northwest Blvd, V0B 1G6 830 bc-Dawson Creek 0 0 1725 Alaska Ave, V1G 1P5 861 bc-HOPE 4 S DEF 65 Hwy 1, Exit 168 63100 Flood Hope Road, VOX 1L2 800 bc-Fort St John 0 0 Alaska Hwy & 109 St. 9407 109th Street, V1J 6K6 847 bc-Kamloops 5 125 175 Kokanee Way, V2C 6Z2

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24 Braid St, V3L 3P3 801 BC-Prince George 3 LTD 4869 Continental Way, V2N 5S5

p 604-521-4445

p 604-795-7265

p 250-426-3763

p 250-428-7131

p 250-782-3111

p 604-860-4601 f 604-860-0528

p 250-785-3052

p 250-573-3032 f 205-573-7828

p 604-522-6511

p 250-563-1677

manitoba, canada 802 BC-Vancouver 0 0 8655 Boundary Rd & Marine Way, V5S 4H3 788 MB-Headingley DEF 150 9 Hwy #1 & Camp Manitou Rd. 4100 Portage Avenue, R4H 1C5 803 MB-Portage La Prairie 0 40 Hwy #1 East, R1N 3B2 804 MB-Winnipeg 2 LTD 1747 Brookside Blvd., R2C 2E8 835 MB-Winnipeg 0 0 131 Warman Road & HWY. #59, R2J 3R3

p 604-850-1594

p 250-280-1555

p 604-454-9578

987 Great Northern Road, P6A 5K7 836 on-Schreiber 0 0

p 204-832-8952

Hwy # 17, P0T 2S0 837 on-Sudbury 0 0

f 204-832-9104

p 204-857-9997

p 204-633-0663

p 204-231-5485

ontario, canada 862 ON-Ayr 5 30 Hwy 401, Exit 268 2492 Cedar Creek Road, N0B 1E0 833 ON-Bainsville 6 S 90 Hwy 401, Exit 825 6115 4th Line Rd, KOC 1E0 462 ON-Cardinal 8 S 125 Hwy 401, Exit 730 2085 Shanly Rd, K0E 1E0 805 ON-Etobicoke 0 0 1765 Albion Rd & Hwy 27, M9W 5S7 860 ON-Fort Erie 6 S DEF LTD QEW, Exit 5 1637 Pettit Road, ON L2A SM4 806 ON-Kapuskasing DEF 40 4 410 Government Road E, P5N 2X7 852 ON-lancaster DEF 110 9 Hwy 401, Exit 814 20382 Old Hwy #2, K0C 1N0 789 ON-London DEF 230 16 Hwy 401 & Highbury Ave. Exit 189 3700 Highbury Ave. South, N6N 1P3 807 ON-Mississauga DEF 50 3 1400 Britannia Road Exit 401 and Dixie Road

Papa Joe’s Hot Kettle p 519-624-9578 f 519-624-2587

p 613-347-2433 f 613-347-7447

p 613-657-3155 f 613-657-1065

p 416-674-8665

p 905-991-1800 p 905-991-1805

p 705-337-1333 f 705-337-1208

17 Duhamel Road, P3E 4N1 461 ON-TILBURY DEF 150 6 Rural Route #5, Highway 401, Exit 56 19325 Essex County Road 42, N0P 2L0

p 613-354-7044 f 613-354-3796

p 807-977-2121 f 807-977-2323

p 905-428-9700 f 905-428-9633

p 705-759-8280

p 807-824-2383

p 705-692-5447

p 519-682-1140 f 519-682-9221

Quebec, canada 808 QC-Berthierville 0 10 1181 Ave Gilles Villeneuve, J0K 1A0 809 QC-Napierville 0 10 Hwy 15 Exit 21 1 Rang St-Andre, J0J 1L0 810 QC-Ste Helene 4 10 HWY 20, Exit 152 569 Rue Principale, J0H 1M0

p 450-836-6581

p 450-245-3539 f 450-245-9642

p 450-791-2232 f 450-791-2495

Saskatchewan, canada 811 SK-Moose Jaw DEF 20 5 370 North Service Rd. Hwy #11, S6H 4N9 842 sk-Regina 3 12 1511 Ross Ave. East, S4R 1J2 791 SK-Saskatoon DEF 85 4 3850 Idylwylde Drive North, S7P 0A1 844 sk-Yorkton 0 0 Hwy #16A Bypass on York 1910 York Road West Box 794, S3N 2W8

p 306-693-5858

p 306-721-0070

p 306-955-6840 f 306-955-6846

p 306-782-2645

p 613-347-2221 f 613-347-1970

p 519-686-9154

f 519-686-8629

p 905-564-6216 p 905-564-0438

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Al Rogers ’m a company driver and I’m originally from Baton Rouge, La. I currently live near Gulfport, Miss. I mainly drive in the upper Midwestern and Northeastern states. In July, my wife and I will celebrate 28 years of marriage. I have three daughters. My youngest is in her second year of college. The older two are working on their second college degrees. If I’m not mistaken, I got my first Flying J Frequent Fueler card when I was training at the first company I hired onto, right out of truck driving school in 1998. My trainer pretty much insisted on me having one. I find myself stopping at the Pilot in Meridian, Miss., quite often. It’s one of our company fuel stops and I usually fill up there on my way home. I primarily use my loyalty card to purchase meals and get showers. In the summer, when my wife rides with me, she scans the card whenever she buys a cup of coffee.

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