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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to hear about the neck .. I one time turned my head and BANG .. neck pain .. it hurt me for a year ..and to had to pass up 2 different jobs at work knowing that my neck could not take the strain
have you tried this .. https://www.amazon.com/Cervical-Infl...e%2C218&sr=8-9

Well, I ordered one off Amazon, picked it up in the next city I was staying in {Amazon Locker}
put it on, and realized that it's not my neck, strictly that is hurting, but the Morrill hump, a couple of vertebraes below the neck that is throbbing, so the neck thingy does not make a difference. It does however, make a great pillow for sleeping in the car and leaning against the car window. LOL

We are now in Alliance Neb. and I realize why their football team is called the CornHUSKERS, dang, I have never seen so much corn and soybeans, hundreds of miles of short little corn stalks.

Going to be at Mt. Rushmore next few days and then head for Yellowstone, WOOPIE!

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To be helpful though.

I have discovered old cars with broken down seats hurt my neck. See the seat does not wear evenly. Most people do not sit square in the seat while driving. Right leg is extended for the gas peddle and left leg is relaxed. Then they lean to the right. This makes the drivers hip not straight with wears the seat unevenly. When your hips are misaligned your back and neck are also.

Square yourself in the seat. Put your left foot on the firewall next to the brake peddle so both your legs are extended the same. Usually there is a foot rest where the clutch peddle should be. Use it.
Good advice here. I put a pillow behind my lower back, quit holding the wheel at 10 and 2 and let my arms hang down by my sides and steer with the bottom of the wheel, put the seat a little further back so my legs are straighter, and, of course, day by day, the body adjusts to the strain, so the pain is a little better each day, but still wears on me by the end of a long day driving.

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So we are in Custer South Dakota, did the Needles road, fantastic views, am in a Mercury Sable, so didn't enjoy the curves, but there are so many other cars it wouldn't have mattered. I will post some pics later on, when I can get them from the phone to the computer. If these views WOW me here, I can't wait for Yellowstone, and Utah. LOL

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So we are in Custer South Dakota, did the Needles road, fantastic views, am in a Mercury Sable, so didn't enjoy the curves, but there are so many other cars it wouldn't have mattered. I will post some pics later on, when I can get them from the phone to the computer. If these views WOW me here, I can't wait for Yellowstone, and Utah. LOL
I heard the crowds arnt that bad in yellowstone right now. Pretty cool views if your not sitting in a traffic jam cuz of 1 bison on the side of the road. Hopefully your going to Zion Nat. Park, that theres some views.
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I heard the crowds arnt that bad in yellowstone right now. Pretty cool views if your not sitting in a traffic jam cuz of 1 bison on the side of the road. Hopefully your going to Zion Nat. Park, that theres some views.
Zion is definitely on the itinerary. We're here in Custer till Friday, then on to Yellowstone, and were supposed to go to Wash. St. and down the PCH after Yellowstone, and THEN Utah, but might have to call the whole west coast thing off because of fires. If so we will just head for Utah and Zion etc.

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Maybe take the beartooth up into Mt? In Cody Wy. by the east entrance is an awesome museum, if you havent seen it yet its worth the stop, but plan on spending all day.
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Zion is cool and Arches national park is excellent too. Moab is another cool place with great views and Ouray Co. Ah the memories, what an amazing country you live in.

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