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 - 11:31am

Wow, that's some road trip, Merella. I have never been as far west as Phoenix Arizona but I once had family that lived in Monterey California and I've heard it's beautiful there, I'd love to visit the vineyards there.  

 

 

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 11:32am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Wow, that's some road trip, Merella. I have never been as far west as Phoenix Arizona but I once had family that lived in Monteray (sp) California and I've heard it's beautiful there, I'd love to visit the vineyards out there.  </p>
.  Both the Monterey Peninsula and the California Wine Country are among th most beautiful places God ever created.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 11:33am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">grapthars_hammer</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;merella&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt; 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!&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>.  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.</p>

I'm currently planning our family vacation/road trip to take place later this summer...upper midwest here we come!

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 11:36am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Wow, that's some road trip, Merella. I have never been as far west as Phoenix Arizona but I once had family that lived in Monterey California and I've heard it's beautiful there, I'd love to visit the vineyards there.  </p>

I've been to the wineries in Sonoma, Napa, Monterey and Temecula in California..all beautiful in their own way. I don't know what it is about vineyards but they are so beautiful and can be so very different depending on location.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 11:39am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Wow, that's some road trip, Merella. I have never been as far west as Phoenix Arizona but I once had family that lived in Monteray (sp) California and I've heard it's beautiful there, I'd love to visit the vineyards out there.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>.  Both the Monterey Peninsula and the California Wine Country are among th most beautiful places God ever created.</p>

I'll bet, My parents were there and traveled along the coast then into the country where my aunt lived.  I love nature and the landscapes, The Adirondaks capture a lot of God's great beauty too.  

 

 

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 11:48am

Yeah, this really is a beautiful continent.  I spent the last month falling in love with the Maritimes.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 12:42pm

When I lived on the Presidio of Monterey, we used to love to walk down to Cannery Row and then walk  along pathways along Ocean View Blvd around the peninsula and then back uphill through Pacific Grove.  It was a long walk but beautiful.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 1:18pm

Dh is from California so we have spent quite a bit of time with our kids in Monterey, which isn't far from where he grew up.  Their aquarium is my favorite and I've been to many.  Wine Country is also beautiful - we've gone there a few times also.  Our kids have seen both coasts quite a bit considering their ages (we've taken them up to Vancouver in Canada after a trip to Seattle to visit dh's sister), plus living on the East Coast-they have been in every state on East Coast from Maine down to FL.  We need to work on the middle states with them.  My 15 y/o is going to Hawaii this summer.  She wanted to go visit BIL, who lives near L.A., but it just so happened that the convenient time for her to go is when he's taking his kids to Hawaii.  He's divorced and has two girls - ages 6 and 10 so he invited my dd to go with them, a win win for both!  All we had to pay for was airfare.  She is so excited - we went as a family but she was only about 5 or 6 then.  We haven't told my youngest yet - she's the only one in our family who has never been to Hawaii and she has never let me forget it (I tell her she *has* been to Hawaii b/c I was 7 months pregnant with her when we last went!).

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 1:26pm

That is one of my dream trips!  I'd love that!  My parents did a very small trip last summer, not a driving one but a train trip.  They flew from the East Coast to somewhere in the western part of Canada.  Now I can't remember exactly where they went - Banff maybe?  My mother wants to do an Alaskan cruise but for some reason, my father doesn't want to go.  My mother is very much into scenery while my father is very much into history.  She finally decided to do the Alaskan cruise with her sister this summer, but then her sister got sick so now it's on hold.  I hope she gets to go some day!!

Edited to add - I just looked at a map and it was Banff and Lake Louise.  They flew into Calgary.  I'd love to see that part of Canada too.  I've only been to Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia.  And on the eastern side, Toronto.  I'd love to take the trip that you are currently on some day.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 1:27pm

When out kids were little we decided to try to take them to all fifty states before they were 18.  We didn't make it.  I think we hit about 35 with the older kid and 42 or something like that with the younger one.  I've been to 47 states but Hawaii isn't kne of them.  I'd really like to fix that but DH had zero interest.