I recently discovered that only three US highways under 100 weren't represented in my national collection: US22, US23, and US40. I have all three of these photos in state level, collections, though. So, broadly speaking, I have a photo of all the US highways from 1 to 101! And I didn't realize it until yesterday. I decided, in that case, that I should put some pages up for those last three remaining US highways, on the national-scale page. So go check them out! With this, every US highway from 1 to 101 is now represented on the website!
I have many more US highways numbered above 101 that I still have to photograph. But I'll get to them in time!
I had more time than I thought I would this weekend. Therefore, I finished the four new pages for the national parks in Colorado! I already mentioned that I took a trip to Colorado to see the four national parks located within that state. So now the website has visits to 20 national parks covered! The four national parks are:
I'm back from my trip to Colorado and its four national parks! The four national park pages haven't been created yet, but I've updated a slew of other things.
Things will be very busy at work for me in the next month, so website updates will be scant. But website work will occur much more frequently in the late fall and winter. My next task will be to create pages for the four national parks I visited; that will happen by October for sure. Then, it's back to creating more links for interconnectivity and adding bonus photo galleries to pages for routes I've photographed more extensively. Thanks for checking out the site, and stay tuned for more roadgeek content!
I have finished writing the textual content for the state, US, and Interstate highway pages for the new Midwestern state coming to the site this fall. All I need to do now is add links for interactivity. These links will lead you to the pages for other routes mentioned, or they will be green links on esoteric terms that link to definitions in the glossary. Stay tuned, because tomorrow, I leave for a vacation to four national parks! Those four national parks will receive new content posted to the site this fall as well.
When these two things are done, I'll be adding green links to jargon found elsewhere across the site, and I'll be adding galleries to various pages showing MORE PHOTOS! What's not to like about more photos? Maybe I'll get around to finishing another Midwestern state during this upcoming cold season too...
You can't see it yet, but today, I finished writing the state highway pages for the new mystery state, whose content is dropping all at once this fall! While it doesn't appear that I've been updating anything lately, I have been making all new pages that you just can't see yet! My plans are to set up the US Route pages and Interstate pages for that new state's worth of content. Then, after that's done, I'll be reworking other previously-created pages to include more photos. We all like pictures, right? Bring on the pictures! So stay tuned, because a whole new Midwestern state is about to be added to the site, and then it's photo-palooza time!
Hello! It's time to talk about some more updates to the site. Currently, the site has content for most US and Interstates nationwide, plus all of Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. I have just gone through and tweaked the scene photos at the top of all of the Iowa pages. As of now, all Illinois pages are adorned with green links to the glossary on the esoteric road-related terminology. I've also been working on adding a WHOLE NEW STATE. That's right--a fourth Midwestern state will be added to the state in the next few months, so long as my upcoming 4-day trip to that state is successful. During that trip, I hope to finish routesnapping as well as county clinching in this fourth state. Perhaps you can guess which Midwestern state will be next, but all will be revealed by autumn of this year!
I'm realizing that I don't have many good scenic cover photos for most of the Indiana highways. I should probably work on that. My main goal for now, though, is to finish content for the fourth state, with the secondary goal of adding green links on all the jargon.
Hi everyone! You'll notice on the glossary that certain green words are popping up. Those green words are other terms found in the glossary, and the green color indicates a link to another part of the glossary. Everyone knows that the glossary is used to find the definition of a term you don't understand. But if a definition includes yet another term you don't understand, that definition isn't going to be useful to you at all! Therefore, I have put links in definitions to other definitions. So you can learn many different road-related technical terms at the same time!
More importantly, though, green links to glossary terms are also appearing on other pages showing route info and photographs. I'm starting to do this on the Illinois pages for now, but these green links will start appearing on the national, Indiana, and Iowa content later on. The plan is to provide instant access to clarification on any jargon that isn't immediately understandable. I always want to lower and eliminate any boundaries to other people joining the roadgeek community and the hobby of routesnapping! Gatekeeping be damned!
On another note, I added some photos to the Illinois Route 23 page and to the pages of routes coming in contact with it. I did an impromptu drive on US Route 52 and Illinois Route 23 yesterday while my house was too hot (my A/C is broken until a few days from now). There's also a new photo on the Illinois Route 71 page- and a shield image I got for Illinois 71 turned out to be so nice, I changed the shield image on the Illinois menu page.
Welcome to everyone who is new to the site! Be sure to follow the Instagram page at www.instagram.com/paul.across.america !
The site has expanded its coverage to Iowa! The third state featured on the site is Iowa, which is probably no surprise to anyone who has seen the Trip Blog. Since I finished Routesnapping Iowa, which is to get a photo of a route marker for every route in the state (above county level), I could provide photos for every route in the state. So every route in Iowa can have photos and information now! Last night, I released all the Iowa pages for public viewing, and the Midwest page was reworked to show options for BOTH Indiana and Iowa!
I have also been working on updating pages, so the jargon on each page will have a link to the glossary. I want this website to be the most accessible to those just learning about roadway design or Roadgeek hobbies. We want to welcome people into the Roadgeek community, not scare them away by making ourselves sound like know-it-alls! I want everything on this website to be easy to understand--if there's anything you have a hard time understanding, please let me know so I can rewrite it. I want to lower the barriers to entry as much as possible, so any obscure words should be explained to those who need it. That's why jargon on the site will link to a definition in the glossary, so you can figure out what the hell I'm talking about. That's going to require sifting through every page created so far on the site, so this is going to take a long time.
For now, check out the debut of the Iowa page, with every state route in Iowa!
The Roadgeek Glossary now has a clickable A-Z index at the top of the page. Check it out!
I have also finished creating all of the pages for the new state, whose content will be released sometime in the next few days. Expect to see the new state's name to appear under the "Midwest" heading at the top of the page. When this is done, I might start working on content for ANOTHER Midwestern state, whose photo collection I hope to complete later this summer...
You may have noticed that the "Midwest" category of pages currently only has one state in it: Indiana. Well, a whole new Midwestern state is having content developed right now! I plan on getting a photograph of a route marker on every highway in a certain six Midwestern states-- and I may add more states in the future! You know that out of those six states, Illinois and Indiana are two of them; content for those two states is fully fleshed-out and ready to view. Well, I have completed a third state's worth of route markers, and that third state's worth of content is coming soon! After that, I plan to develop content for the other three Midwestern states whose route markers I'm still collecting, but not until after I add more functionality to the glossary and add bonus photos to existing pages. Why have just two photos for most pages on the Indiana and national pages when I have more just lying around, ready to share?
I'm not revealing anything in particular (though the travel blog might make the new state's identity obvious), but know that I'm working on content for a whole new state! Once that's done, I'm going to enhance the glossary, provide links to the glossary in the places you find glossary terms, and add bonus photo galleries to the Indiana and national pages. Then, if all goes well, I'll have a FOURTH Midwestern state fully Routesnapped for ANOTHER whole new state's worth of content! Stay tuned for the drop dates for all the new content! I hope you are enjoying the site so far. If you have fixes or suggestions you'd like to request, send those to firstname.lastname@example.org .