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Old 09-11-2008, 05:24 PM   #91
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Milwaukee to Toronto with a group of friends then a side trip to Niagra Falls (Canadian side) where we almost got taken out by a tour bus *memorable*.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:23 PM   #92
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road trips have been the norm in our family. drives from NY to MA or NY to PA were common, due to relatives living in other states. I'd have to say though, my longest drives have been Syracuse to Chicago and Chicago to Alexandria, VA....both about 12 hrs. Other than that, the longesttttt drive was back in 2000. One of my sisters and I drove from Nashville to Seattle, met up with one of our other sisters and her husband, and then drove all the way back. We hit various national parks, camped out, and visited 17 states

Other fun trips included a spontaneous drive from Geneseo, NY to Baltimore (approx 8 hrs I think) for the Elevation tour after scoring tickets hours before the show and similarily, driving to Hamilton Ontario after getting GA tix.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:50 PM   #93
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I'm taking a mini-road trip to the ocean tomorrow. The weather has been beautiful this week, and I haven't been out there in over a year. It's time.

(If it's only a 2-1/2 hour drive there, does it still count as a road trip? How about a day trip, then?)
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(If it's only a 2-1/2 hour drive there, does it still count as a road trip? How about a day trip, then?)
2.5 hours officially qualifies as a road trip.

Have fun!
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2.5 hours officially qualifies as a road trip.

Have fun!
She beat me to it. Anything over 2 hours, to me, is a road trip.

Have a blast.

Beegee, sorry to have used a pronoun to refer to you, so cold.
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Beegee, sorry to have used a pronoun to refer to you, so cold.
It's ok.

You can defrost in Death Valley.
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Thanks! Usually when I drive to Ocean Shores, I spend more time in the car than I do at the beach, and that's okay. It's about the trip as much as the beach.

I can't wait to wade in the surf.
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It's ok.

You can defrost in Death Valley.
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If anything over 2 hours is a road trip, then I've had constant road trips all of my life, from Yorke Peninsula to Adelaide. But that's boring. Had a family trip in '95 where we drove from there right up to Queensland.



That was mad.
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I've done a month long trip from LA up to Seattle via various National Parks and cities - Yosemite, Redwoods, Mt St Helens, San Francisco, Seattle, Oregon Sand Dunes etc, then down from Seattle back to LA via, amongst other places, Arches NP, Zion NP, Monument Valley, Yellowstone NP, Grand Tetons, Jacskon Hole, Las Vegas. I was camping all the way (apart from in the big cities). It was a trip

I've also done a month long trip driving all around the circumference of Ireland, which was spectacular

I've done a tour around the North Island of New Zealand, which I loved., The South Island is on my to do list

And I've driven up the coast from Melbourne up to Cairns in Australia.

Oh happy happy days. I really need to travel more
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Lava Pit?

Satanland?

Desert of Terror?

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My trip was a dud. I should have stayed home. Weather between here and somewhere west of Olympia? Great.

Hit thick clouds, did not worry - it's often very cloudy/foggy by the shore until noon or so. Got to the ocean, had a nice lunch. Drove to the spot I like to go to on the beach, ready to set up shop with my little chair, my blanket and sweatshirt, my book and magazines.

Got stuck in the sand. I've been going here for years! I know to stay on the hard-packed sand and to watch the tides. Still got stuck in the sand. I got out to start digging out my wheels, and two girls came along to help, and gave my car a push to get me unstuck.

Yay! 100 feet later? Stuck again. I dug myself out, and two more people came along to push me all the way back to the hard-packed sand, and I got the hell off the beach. Several people told me the sand was looser than normal lately, so it wasn't just sheer stupidity on my part.

Went to the other part of the beach, where I can park in a blacktop lot and then walk down to the beach. It was cold. And windy. And slightly misting. It was 1:00, and there was no sign of the clouds parting anytime soon. I walked along the beach for a while, figuring I'd get my walking in before going back to my car for my beach-sittin' gear.

But when I got back to the car, I felt just wiped out and bummed out. It was cold and miserable at the beach - it was no day for beach sittin'. So I turned around and went home.

And got lost in Aberdeen, home of Kurt Cobain. That city sucks, and the confusing roads and one-way streets aren't the only reasons. Every time I go to the ocean, I get confused going through Aberdeen - it's seriously confusing, and the signs are only of some help. This was the first time in years I'd actually ended up going a completely wrong way.

Then of course I hit rush hour traffic all the way between Olympia and Seattle, but the sun was out (of course - as soon as I hit Aberdeen, it cleared up, although I could still see the thick clouds out by the water), my iPod was turned up, and all was almost well.

But I wish I'd stayed home instead. What a wasted trip.
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Big Grin

Um, isn't Australia and the U.S. fairly similar in size?
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Um, isn't Australia and the U.S. fairly similar in size?
That's not what I was taught!
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I'm burnt out on road trips at the moment. After driving 16 hrs from here to Temagami, ON, CA and back, then taking a short road trip with some guys from the local Mini club, I've about had it with driving for a while.

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United States — Area (Total): 9,826,630 SQ KM
Australia — Area (Total): 7,686,850 SQ KM
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