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Old 09-09-2008, 07:23 PM   #16
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I was wondering the same thing! And 5 - 7 days from Cali to Nebraska? Did you follow the longest possible route or something?
Sightseeing makes the trip much longer!
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My last road trip was up to the Pacific Northwest - Oregon coast, Seattle area, out to the Olympic Peninsula and back. Last year I did a 2 week road trip out to the Rockies and back for the fall colors (~4000 miles). I actually prefer driving to flying, because driving really lets you see the landscape change on a much more intimate level (can't exactly pull the plane over to the side of the road to check something out ).

I'm considering doing a roadtrip to the southwest sometime next month, to do some hiking & photography in places like Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park & Zion again.

#1 rule of road trips: bring a camera.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:33 PM   #18
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I absolutely adore road trips. Be they planned or spontaneous, I find them to be incredibly exciting and invigorating.

I've done NYC - FL three times.

Did Phoenix - NYC with a girl I was head over heels for. She was moving back to NYC and did not want to drive alone. Trip from hell, as it turned out, but, I still got to see a lot of the country that I'd never seen prior to that drive.

Did NYC - LA a few years back, which was great.

LA - Vegas at least 20 times.

I did a baseball road trip with my Dad around the Midwest which was very special.

Did LA - Grand Canyon twice.

Diemen, I've yet to see Arches, but I have been to Zion.

Few things in life, for me, are like the sense of freedom and discovery that you have while traveling.

Nice thread, Zoots.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:38 PM   #19
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Few things in life, for me, are like the sense of freedom and discovery that you have while traveling.
So true. I think I'm going to have to squeeze in a road trip in the next few weeks thanks to this thread - even if it's an overnighter to Yosemite or something (come to think of it I haven't been to Yosemite all year... ).
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The longest drive I've personally done was Boston to NYC, which took me something like 13 hours.
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That's a long drive.

Well, I drove from Los Angeles all the way down to Cabo...
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:15 PM   #22
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Cumulatively, I'd bet my this year's salary that no one on the boards has driven the miles like Martha! she's driven the hell outta her cars and has the pics to prove it...
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The longest drive I've personally done was Boston to NYC, which took me something like 13 hours.
Was that the St. Patty's trip debacle?

Diemen, I never did make it to Yosemite. I'm an idiot.
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We took various routes every year so that we could stop and see things like that.
Really? So you drove from Cali to Niagara Falls then doubled back to Nebraska? That's awesome. I'd love to do that.

I haven't had many roadtrips, unfortunately.
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Cumulatively, I'd bet my this year's salary that no one on the boards has driven the miles like Martha! she's driven the hell outta her cars and has the pics to prove it...


It's going to take her some time to put it in writing.
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I love road trips! The longest one I ever did was from Seattle - Provo, UT in one day (it was an insane 14 hours in one day), and then from there it was:

Provo to Santa Fe (non-interstates, with a stop at Arches National Park)

Santa Fe to Ruidoso, NM (the shortest leg, to visit my aunt)

Ruidoso into Texas and heading north through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas

Liberal, KS to ... whatever town I stayed in in Nebraska

Nebraska to Casper, WY

east across WY, through Grand Tetons/Yellowstone National Park, across the border into Montana

Montana to Seattle (another good 12-13 hours of driving)

It was a bit much for a one-week trip, but awesome.

Zoots, let me know if you make it to Seattle.
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I would love to take a trip to the North West...around Seattle.
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Well then, you let me know, too.
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I would love to take a trip to the North West...around Seattle.
Carlos, you have a family, yes? Does that make taking road trips harder? Would your kids enjoy driving all the way up the Pacific? Me, I was always really subdued in the car, as I've loved travel from day 1 it seems...but some kids cannot sit still and it becomes a nightmare.
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Provo to Santa Fe (non-interstates, with a stop at Arches National Park)
and you didn't call?
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