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Certainly not what I wanted
on May 24, 2012
I would give this a 2.5 star rating. Although this book may be exactly what you need, I was hoping for something just a bit different.
First of all, it's printed on just about the worst paper ever; think about paper that you'd find in a phone book. THis means that despite very minimal use in the first few days (really, nothing more than flipping through it), the pages are bent, some are torn, and it's only going to get worse. And I could live with this face save for the following comment: This is just not going to be very helpful. I was hoping for something entertaining to read while on the two week 'drive went and see where we end up' adventure that is set to begin in about a month. THis is not that book.
It is, however, a rather decent reference guide to an exit-by-exit breakdown of the interstates (not highways, interstates). My adventure begins in the state of Iowa, and there are three interstates in this fair state: I-29, I-35, and I-80. To give you an idea as to what this book says, I'll pull a example. On I-29, the first IA exit is exit 151. There you will find a Casey's, a Fareway goods, and a intersection to IA-12 N. The NEXT EXIT (clever, eh?), exit 149, has a Conoco, a Horizon rest stop, a Horizona II,and a Jiffy Lube. On the basis of the book's description I was thinking this might be something interesting to read as we drove along. Instead, it's a phonebook, with an exit-by-exit account of what you can find on the interstate system. This might be exactly what you are looking for, and if so, it's worth the $10. I have a GPS for that information and was hoping for something a bit more interesting.
If you know what you're getting, and are looking for what this text is, I suspect you'll be happy with it. I'll take it along for the trip, but it'll be unneeded.