Road trip Questions

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Road trip Questions
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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 9:20am

Road rules, Do you have any when you travel

Do you take meal breaks when you travel or do you eat in the car

DVD, Iphone/pod, radio, other for entertainment

Who drives, Do you take turns

How far is/was the longest road trip you've taken

 

 

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:20am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p> A dozen of us stuffed into a stretch Hummer. It was amusing for about 15 minutes of the 8 hour trip.</p>

My inner 14 year old says that just sounds dirty :D

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:21am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Road rules, Do you have any when you travel</p><p>Do you take meal breaks when you travel or do you eat in the car</p><p>DVD, Iphone/pod, radio, other for entertainment</p><p>Who drives, Do you take turns</p><p><span>How far is/was the longest road trip you've taken</span></p>

No fighting, Aside from that not really (I had seen this question on the today show and found the responses b/w the anchors there funny and interesting too, Lol).   Yes, meal breaks.  I stock the car with tons of snacks too.  Each kid packs their own backpack full of reading  material, paper to draw/write on and tehir iphones - DS is the only one that doen't have an iphone.  DH drives most of the way.  I just mapquested our longest trip and it was 1839 miles from door to destination.  

 

 

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:27am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">lauren1063</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;When Joel was a baby, we drove with my family to Traverse City, MI...about 870 miles.  That's when I instituted the 3-state rule.LOL&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>That would do it.  At least if I'm going to IL, there's my Mom and Dad and a trip to Avantis for lunch.  With a better than even chance of getting up to Chicago (or at least Oak Brook) during the trip. :)  </p>
.  For the first decade or so of our relationship, I lived in California while DH Lived in Missouri most of the time. I drove back and forth to Missouri three times a year, the last two years with a baby/toddler.  The kid was, thankfully, a very good traveler.  And there are many more routes than you'd suspect between the SF Bay area and central Missouri.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:28am

Lots of talking for us too, Lauren - and the punchbug thing with the kids, Lol.

 

 

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:32am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Lots of talking for us too, Lauren - and the punchbug thing with the kids, Lol.</p>
.  Last year DH and I took our first vacation without kids in 21 years.  Three weeks, 5000 miles.  I was half afraid we wouldn't have anything to talk about.  Turned out we did, and it was a lovely trip.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:47am

We don't really do road trips. We have done 2 with my dd when she was 1 1/2 and 3 years old. 

Road rules, Do you have any when you travel

Not really

Do you take meal breaks when you travel or do you eat in the car

Both

DVD, Iphone/pod, radio, other for entertainment

We listened to the radio

Who drives, Do you take turns

Took turns, mostly dh

How far is/was the longest road trip you've taken

about 700 miles total each trip

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:48am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>I'll give you I-70 through the Midwest as one of the single most boring drives on the continent.  She said from Indianapolis.</p>

Agreed, all the way to Denver!  Driving in Georgia on I-75 with all the traffic has always been my least favorite drive.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:53am

Road rules, Do you have any when you travel  Not really.  I guess that we make as few stops as possible, unless the purpose of the road trip is to see sights along the way to/from our start/end destination.

Do you take meal breaks when you travel or do you eat in the car?  We stop for meals, but bring snacks in the car in case we are in a desolate area and hungry.

DVD, Iphone/pod, radio, other for entertainment?  Unless I'm driving, I read in the car.  We only allow movies in the car (we purposely do not have built-in tv screens/DVD player in our car) if it's a trip over about 4 hours.  Kids read, play games, sleep otherwise.  We have satellite radio, and the boys/dh will listen to sports broadcasts if there is anything of interest on.

Who drives, Do you take turns?  Typically dh does, unless it's a really long drive, then I will share the burden.  Sometimes he has to do work in the car (conference call or work on his laptop), so in that case, I will drive.  I used to love driving when I was younger, and did many road trips myself.  Now I'm selfish and like to have that time to read with abandon! :) 

How far is/was the longest road trip you've taken?  Right after dh and I got engaged, we drove coast to coast, starting in San Francisco and ending in Maryland.  We took about 3 weeks to make the trip and we did not take a direct route because the plan was to see as much of the country as we could.  It was kind of a funky trip b/c we started in San Francisco, drive up to Reno, NV, staying the night in Lake Tahoe.  We drove to NV b/c we were purchasing a car in San Francisco but to avoid CA taxes, we took possession of it in NV.  Then we drove back to Sacramento (to visit a childhood friend who lived there), then on down to L.A. to visit dh's brother, then to San Diego to visit a bunch of Navy buddies of dh's, then to Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, hiked down into Havasu Falls/Canyon (an offshoot of the Grand Canyon that was a 10 mile long hike down to the campground!).  From there, we visited some pueblos in AZ, then drove through Utah up to Glenwood Springs, CO, then to Denver. From Denver we drove up through Wyoming then over to South Dakota where we visited some national parks as well Mt. Rushmore.  From there, we drove to Minnesota for the night, then to Milwaukee where we saw a Brewers game and attended a German festival.  Then onward to Chicago for a night or two.  Then we stopped in Cleveland to visit some of my relatives, attend an Indians game and then from there, back to MD.  We spend about a third of the time camping, and the rest either with friends/family and only a few nights in hotel rooms.  To plot the trip, it is totally indirect zigzagging, but we had a great time.  Next time, I'd love to take a southern route, though I've been through much of the south already.  It was the middle that was all new to me.   Going to do it with our kids one of these summers!

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:59am

merella wrote:
Right after dh and I got engaged, we drove coast to coast, starting in San Francisco and ending in Maryland.  We took about 3 weeks to make the trip and we did not take a direct route because the plan was to see as much of the country as we could.  It was kind of a funky trip b/c we started in San Francisco, drive up to Reno, NV, staying the night in Lake Tahoe.  We drove to NV b/c we were purchasing a car in San Francisco but to avoid CA taxes, we took possession of it in NV.  Then we drove back to Sacramento (to visit a childhood friend who lived there), then on down to L.A. to visit dh's brother, then to San Diego to visit a bunch of Navy buddies of dh's, then to Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, hiked down into Havasu Falls/Canyon (an offshoot of the Grand Canyon that was a 10 mile long hike down to the campground!).  From there, we visited some pueblos in AZ, then drove through Utah up to Glenwood Springs, CO, then to Denver. From Denver we drove up through Wyoming then over to South Dakota where we visited some national parks as well Mt. Rushmore.  From there, we drove to Minnesota for the night, then to Milwaukee where we saw a Brewers game and attended a German festival.  Then onward to Chicago for a night or two.  Then we stopped in Cleveland to visit some of my relatives, attend an Indians game and then from there, back to MD.  We spend about a third of the time camping, and the rest either with friends/family and only a few nights in hotel rooms.  To plot the trip, it is totally indirect zigzagging, but we had a great time.  Next time, I'd love to take a southern route, though I've been through much of the south already.  It was the middle that was all new to me.   Going to do it with our kids one of these summers!</p>

Oh, that sounds like so much fun!!  I love those meandering, stop where ever you feel like, see whatever you want trips that go everywhere.  We only crossed half the country and it was SO much fun!!  I'd love to do a cross country venture some time!  I was thinking of one of these days doing a "relocation RV tour"  Either fly out to CA and bring an RV back easy, or vice versa.  RV rental places often offer cut rates on the rentals for those kinds of trips.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 11:12am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">merella</em> wrote:</div> Right after dh and I got engaged, we drove coast to coast, starting in San Francisco and ending in Maryland.  We took about 3 weeks to make the trip and we did not take a direct route because the plan was to see as much of the country as we could.  It was kind of a funky trip b/c we started in San Francisco, drive up to Reno, NV, staying the night in Lake Tahoe.  We drove to NV b/c we were purchasing a car in San Francisco but to avoid CA taxes, we took possession of it in NV.  Then we drove back to Sacramento (to visit a childhood friend who lived there), then on down to L.A. to visit dh's brother, then to San Diego to visit a bunch of Navy buddies of dh's, then to Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, hiked down into Havasu Falls/Canyon (an offshoot of the Grand Canyon that was a 10 mile long hike down to the campground!).  From there, we visited some pueblos in AZ, then drove through Utah up to Glenwood Springs, CO, then to Denver. From Denver we drove up through Wyoming then over to South Dakota where we visited some national parks as well Mt. Rushmore.  From there, we drove to Minnesota for the night, then to Milwaukee where we saw a Brewers game and attended a German festival.  Then onward to Chicago for a night or two.  Then we stopped in Cleveland to visit some of my relatives, attend an Indians game and then from there, back to MD.  We spend about a third of the time camping, and the rest either with friends/family and only a few nights in hotel rooms.  To plot the trip, it is totally indirect zigzagging, but we had a great time.  Next time, I'd love to take a southern route, though I've been through much of the south already.  It was the middle that was all new to me.   Going to do it with our kids one of these summers!&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Oh, that sounds like so much fun!!  I love those meandering, stop where ever you feel like, see whatever you want trips that go everywhere.  We only crossed half the country and it was SO much fun!!  I'd love to do a cross country venture some time!  I was thinking of one of these days doing a "relocation RV tour"  Either fly out to CA and bring an RV back easy, or vice versa.  RV rental places often offer cut rates on the rentals for those kinds of trips.</p>
.  I am not even back from one roadtrip and am already plotting our next.  Pacific Northwest up through Britush Columbia and the Northwest/Yukon territories to Alaska,  I'm sure there's a lot of ferry involved once we hit Alaska, but ultimate destination would be Denali.