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 - 1:30pm

merella wrote:
<p>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!!</p>
. We vaxationed in western Canada last year.  Banff and Jasper are incredible.  Never been to Vancouver but I really want to go.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:08pm
My brother lives in Vancouver, His job took him there. He was there a year before his wife and kids joined him and I think they've lived there a total of 3 years now. I've never been there but I've heard it is really nice.

 


 


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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:15pm

Road rules, Do you have any when you travel -- A couple.  1. The driver gets to choose/control the music and temperature.  2. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, don't eat at any restaurant you have in your home town.  3. Pack out your trash.

Do you take meal breaks when you travel or do you eat in the car -- snacks only in the car and very few at that.  Meal breaks, always.

DVD, Iphone/pod, radio, other for entertainment -- Well, no DVD for the driver! lol   For me it's usually a book (when not driving) AND music.  

Who drives, Do you take turns -- We take turns.   Dh usually takes the morning shift, as driving in the afternoon sun/warmth after having lunch makes him sleeeeeppppy.  I am the city driver, too.

How far is/was the longest road trip you've taken -- From Virginia Beach to Oklahoma (and back).   I can't really count our move from Virgina Beach to Arizona, because we stopped and stayed with family for a few days.  So it was really Va Beach to Oklahoma and then Oklahoma to Arizona.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:16pm

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>

I-40 across the center of the country is pretty damned boring too. Straight, flat with no scenery except tumbleweeds.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:21pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
My brother lives in Vancouver, His job took him there. He was there a year before his wife and kids joined him and I think they've lived there a total of 3 years now. I've never been there but I've heard it is really nice.
.  Here is a really embarrassing story that will give you and Molly fodder for years.  A few years back, I received an invitation to deliver a paper from someone who said that he was representing "a small college in Vancouver."  I've wanted to go to Vancouver forever. So I said yes right away.  It was only when I got the airline tickets several months later that I realized I had agreed to speak in Vancouver, Washington rather than Vancouver, British Columbia.  It worked out OK because I really like Portland, Oregon. which is right across the river.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:36pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>My brother lives in Vancouver, His job took him there. He was there a year before his wife and kids joined him and I think they've lived there a total of 3 years now. I've never been there but I've heard it is really nice.</blockquote>.  Here is a really embarrassing story that will give you and Molly fodder for years.  A few years back, I received an invitation to deliver a paper from someone who said that he was representing "a small college in Vancouver."  I've wanted to go to Vancouver forever. So I said yes right away.  It was only when I got the airline tickets several months later that I realized I had agreed to speak in Vancouver, Washington rather than Vancouver, British Columbia.  It worked out OK because I really like Portland, Oregon. which is right across the river.</p>

Lol.

I ddin't even know there was a Vancouver, Washington.  

 


 


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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:48pm

One of my favorite highways is I-95, It takes you all the way up to Maine and Massachusetts especially is so pretty to drive through. We took it all the way down to Disney several years ago too, It was a pretty straight shot for us.  

 


 


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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:50pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</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;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;My brother lives in Vancouver, His job took him there. He was there a year before his wife and kids joined him and I think they've lived there a total of 3 years now. I've never been there but I've heard it is really nice.&lt;/blockquote&gt;.  Here is a really embarrassing story that will give you and Molly fodder for years.  A few years back, I received an invitation to deliver a paper from someone who said that he was representing "a small college in Vancouver."  I've wanted to go to Vancouver forever. So I said yes right away.  It was only when I got the airline tickets several months later that I realized I had agreed to speak in Vancouver, Washington rather than Vancouver, British Columbia.  It worked out OK because I really like Portland, Oregon. which is right across the river.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Lol.</p><p>I ddin't even know there was a Vancouver, Washington.  </p>
.  Me neither, then.  But I do now!

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 3:26pm
We don't usually drive. The longest car trip we ever took was from NY to DC. We both detest sitting in a car.
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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 5:45pm

My kid just reminded me of a rule we use to have:  When we stop for gas, everybody goes to the bathroom.  no arguing about whether you "have to go."  You have to go.