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The 1999 Road Trip – Week One

During the first week of their 1999 summer vacation, the Flagstons traveled across the Great Plains towards the Continental Divide.  Along the way, they spend a night in a cheap motel, drive past yet another popular tourist attraction and get an aerial view of a run-down trailer park.  This is not the perfect family getaway.
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The 1999 Road Trip Begins

Last summer we revisited a five-week story from 1966 during which the Flagston family took an epic road trip across America.  This sequence featured thirty daily strips and four Sunday pages and was the longest continuity ever done in Hi and Lois.

During their journey, the Flagstons traveled across the Great Plains, visited Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon and Salt Lake City and ended their tour on the west coast where they saw redwood trees, totem poles and surfers.
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Fall Foliage 3

The Flagstons’ next-door neighbor, Thirsty Thurston, has a love-hate relationship with the season of autumn.  Throughout the year, his approach to home maintenance is laissez-faire.  He lets the grass grow in the summer and the leaves accumulate in the fall.  He would rather lounge in his lawn chair with a cold beer and watch the changing seasons than push a mower or pick up a rake.
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