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Old 09-10-2008, 01:48 AM   #81
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I'm aimin' to see those rocks that move all by themselves.

That will take us north.
The "Racetrack" has been on my list of places to go and take pictures for a while.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:53 AM   #82
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Which bands were you following?
The Church both times. The second time Rob Dickinson was also along as the opener, so that was a wonderful extra bonus. He's a hoot and simply wonderful with fans. Someone saw him recently and told him they had seen him last when he toured with the Church. Rob said it was the most fun he'd ever had touring. I think that was because of the female road crew.
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From here to Italy : 1200km=12hrs (if you were fast)
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:26 AM   #84
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I've been on lots but my most memorable was San Diego to Vancouver Brithish Columbia. I drove my 69 Camaro and my friend drove his Corvette. We made the trip up straight through non-stop (something like 1400 miles) in 1 day (20 some hours) That was in 1986, we were on our way to the World's Fair - Expo 86. It was fantastic. Spent a few days at the Worlds Fair, did sightseeing in BC. We ran out of money somewhere in Canada... it was an interesting trip home But what a great roadtrip!! I still think about it all the time.
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The Church both times. The second time Rob Dickinson was also along as the opener, so that was a wonderful extra bonus. He's a hoot and simply wonderful with fans. Someone saw him recently and told him they had seen him last when he toured with the Church. Rob said it was the most fun he'd ever had touring. I think that was because of the female road crew.
Very cool. I almost saw Dickinson before I moved to Chicago...forget why I had to skip the show. He was playing a very very small venue, it would have been great.

Following a band around for a bit is fun.
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I LOVE road trips. I prefer to be the map holder because I'm a control freak and like to follow where we're going. I have a gigantick atlas of the US that I highlight my routes for every trip I go on. My last few big trips have put me in the driver's seat, which can be fun too but I'd rather watch the map and the sights. I drove from Minneapolis to Cleveland a few years ago...stayed the night on the way there but on the way back, we just really wanted to get home. I drove 14+ hours straight

I've been on more road trips than I can count. Tons from Minneapolis to all over Wisconsin and lots of times to Chicago. Also Ohio to Memphis. Also did some really weird routes a few years ago to see U2 in random places that I probably wouldn't ever visit on one trip. Plus lots of trips around Southern CA starting from LA or San Diego. Some of the LA trips involved road trips to Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, and Vegas. Also have gone from Phoenix to Joshua Tree and Vegas. I've spent a lot of time on I-10 from LA to Phoenix in the last 6-7 years. So I guess I've done a lot of Midwest and Southwest trips but never anything on the east coast. I've been there but just flew to a specific city and stayed put. I'd love to take some sort of train trip around Europe one day.

My next big road trip will be to drive home from Phoenix, where I currently work, to my real home in Minneapolis. As soon as I find a job and a road trip buddy, I'm out of here. But in the mean time, more trips down I-10 towards LA coming up. I can't wait to get in the car and drive through the mountains and desert
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What did you like better, that or New England/northeast?

I'm not that into mountains or deserts, maybe I would change my mind (but I dunno...I wasn't too impressed with the dry-er mountains and desert type areas we saw in Africa). I love a (sandy) coast or a forest. I would like to see Yosemite or go waaaaay north to Banff.
I liked the Southwest better as a road trip because it's so different and you won't see it anywhere else in the world. Just a very unique landscape. Grand Canyon is beautiful and the California deserts are really lovely.

But I also very much like water and forests so I enjoy that as well, although I prefer to stay more put in those areas and do things like hiking, etc. If you go to Banff, make sure you go north to Jasper, that's less of a tourist trap and almost everyone I know who has been to both has preferred it.
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Wow, I'm feeling the Crescent City love. When I left So Cal I was either going to move up there or here to Southern Nevada. I think I made the right choice. I really should get back up there for a visit, though.

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The "Racetrack" has been on my list of places to go and take pictures for a while.
Isn't that just the most amazing thing you've ever heard of? I missed it on my trip even though it was the one place I wanted to see the most. Because of the route I took (entering from the west in California and driving east across the valley back into Nevada) it was just too far out of the way. I did have a good reason for that, though, so no regrets.

However, as soon as the weather cools, back I go.
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I'm taking a humanitarian road trip to the big easy next month.
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My Wife and I recently drove 8 hours straight from Toronto to Hershey Pennsylvania and did not kill each other so that was a plus

I actually had a really good time and the scenery through the mountains was really impressive... the various road kill - not so much...
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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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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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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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