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    Cool Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    Whether cross country or north and south have you ever taken a road trip to take in the sights and go on an adventure. I have gone from coast to coast and from Michigan through Canada and down to Florida. Please tell of any particular interesting stories or stops along the way.

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    Re: Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    It was a road trip of sorts I suppose....from Pennsylvania to New Orleans, pre-Katrina. I just love the whole experience...not really having any hard deadlines, just exploring and enjoying the journey.

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    Re: Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    We did in 2006. From Fairfield, California, to Austin Texas, then Austin to Joplin Missouri, then back to Austin, then Tombstone Arizona, then Disneyland, then home. Then we flew to Guam to be stationed.

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    Re: Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    Back in the nineties a friend and I drove from California to New Mexico, passing through a bunch of state parks on the way.

    It was in her RV, so it wasn't your classic road trip maybe, but it was really great. It's a fantastic way to see the country.

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    Re: Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    Quote Originally Posted by zlemune View Post
    Back in the nineties a friend and I drove from California to New Mexico, passing through a bunch of state parks on the way.

    It was in her RV, so it wasn't your classic road trip maybe, but it was really great. It's a fantastic way to see the country.
    Seems to me that RVing would be more ideal....leg room and all that .

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    I'm thinking the same thing. Rving beats a car for that anyday. Although I will admit I'd be nervous driving something that big.

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    It used to be an bi-annual event for me and mine - across the South, down South, Up North, and occasionally to the Northwest. America is a beautiful place and full of little quirks that a road trip mines perfectly. The only thing was making sure not to drink to much - bathrooms tend to be a massive miss.

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    It really was, mainly because it also meant that we could choose to drive on when places looked boring and stop for the night whenever we decided was best rather than when lodging was opportune.

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    No, I have never taken a road trip while in the United States, but I've heard that it's great to do so, especially when doing so in a RV and traveling along the Highway I-90. Many persons say that the scenery on this highway is picturesque and breathtaking.

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    Re: Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jodiann12 View Post
    No, I have never taken a road trip while in the United States, but I've heard that it's great to do so, especially when doing so in a RV and traveling along the Highway I-90. Many persons say that the scenery on this highway is picturesque and breathtaking.
    Yes, there is a reason they say America the Beautiful! RV's are fun and convenient, but I have had an easier and less expensive run with a conversion van which gives some of the comforts and saves on gas and is less awkward to take spontaneous side trips and roads. You should do it some time and I know you will have stories to tell and memories to treasure.

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    Re: Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    I have done a road trip from Minnesota to New Orleans...fun

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    I've grown up on road trips with my family so sitting in the car for hours and days on end is completely ok with me and I actually love this method of traveling because you get to see so many more things along the way to your destination. I live in Toronto and have driven coast to coast all the way to Vancouver and Newfoundland. I've also driven down to Florida before in the States.

    To be honest, I much rather be on the ground traveling then up in the air on a plane. My most recent road trip was to Newfoundland in Canada and it took us 6 nights and 7 days to drive there and back. We stopped at every province along the way and ate some amazing seafood. I loved driving along the ocean coast and experiencing a different lifestyle compared to the busy city life.

    I plan on driving down to the east coast next time as well, but this time it will be in the States to Maine. I hear it's gorgeous down there as well!

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    I'm a bit jealous, I've always wanted to go to Maine ever since I read far too many Stephen King books as a teen

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    Re: Have you ever taken a "road trip"?

    Quote Originally Posted by zlemune View Post
    I'm a bit jealous, I've always wanted to go to Maine ever since I read far too many Stephen King books as a teen
    Hopefully I will have some good road trip stories to tell soon on my adventures in Maine! Unfortunately, this road trip will probably have to wait until next year as darn old winter is approaching.

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    I love road trips. They are some of my favorite way to travel. The thing with flying is you only see the destination. By taking a road trip you get to see all the beauty this country has to offer along the way. I took a road trip to Mount Rushmore. I took a huge 5 week road trip from the east coast to the west coast. That was amazing. Even though it has been many years my kids still talk about it today and want to go again. That takes a lot of planning. I live in NC and take road trips to Florida every year. The keys is a great driving trip. Traveling from island to island and exploring each island is a lot of fun.

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    I love taking pictures of all the places!

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    Not to mention sampling the food

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    I have never been on a road trip. I have thought about it, but never actually went on one. I have heard friends talking about their trips. I had a friend who drove his family to the Grand Canyon and back and it took the about 3 weeks on the road, just driving to various places. I would love to do it one day.

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    I haven't taken a road trip for a long time. The last time I went on a road trip was about 8 years ago. My friends and I went to California, which we drove all the way from Oregon to Los Angeles. It took us about 18 hours to get to Los Angeles. I also remembered it snowed so hard that year. The whole I-5 was closed because of that.

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    I love road trips, we once did a road trip from Houston, Texas to Tijuana, Mexico. It was awesome, but this happened back when I was just a kid, so things were quite different in the other side of the border; things have changed a lot lately (for worse). I'd love to go on a road trip across Europe soon tho My boyfriend loves driving his Honda :P

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    I've certainly taken road trips, but not cross country. I've gone to neighboring states. So we would go to West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, etc. These are basically day trips where we're home that night.

    West Virginia is beautiful. I would recommend anyone taking a trip there. There are certainly sights to see, but I would go more for the scenery above all else.

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    Road trips are all about the scenery. When I lived in Michigan, I visited relatives in Pennsvlvania and West Virginia and yes it is quite beautiful. I note you made it to Ohio, but you should try to make it to Michigan including the upper Peninsula. There is so much to see across the United States...I think it is a luxury to be able to travel by road and take the time to stop and see whatever you find along the way.

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    We rook a road trip with a bus full of people. It was lovely and fun and great meeting so many people from all over the world. The scenery was nice. It was definitely something I'd do again, if I had the chance!

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    As a child, road trips were all my family did. I'd been to 17 states by my 18th birthday but only flown twice. I don't do as many now that I'm an adult because it is hard to find time for everyone to get away, but we do short trips around the Great Lakes region and we've done a couple longer drives down to Kentucky and Florida. I'm hoping to plan an epic road trip for next summer, out to Yellowstone by way of Ames, Iowa (home of the American Pickers' original store) and De Smet, South Dakota (to visit the Ingalls homestead), but it'll depend on whether or not my kids and husband can all get away at the same time for at least 2 full weeks.

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    The longest one I've been on was from northern California to Colorado and back. I had a blast! Some of the major cities I got to spend time in: Salt Lake City (UT), Colorado Springs (CO), Denver (CO) plus a bunch of tiny little mountain towns in Colorado. The trip was gorgeous! I was about a week shy of seeing the Aspens change color though ;(

 

 
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