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    Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    I am about to make the trek from Charleston to Ohio (10 hours or so) and then to Iowa a few days later. So my question of the week is:

    What's the best car trip you've ever taken? The longest? Ever just drive until you end up somewhere?



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    We always drove for vacation growing up so we had some 8-12 hour days to get w hetew we were going. My wife and I just did 11 hours of driving last Saturday.

    For road trips XM might have been the best invention ever.



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Pretty sure the longest was from Des Moines to Red Lake, Ontario, for a fishing fly-in.



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Our family of 4 drove to the Northern Virginia area from WDSM in late June to visit my sister. In previous years we had flown, so this was a new experience for us. We wanted to visit the Pro FB Hall of Fame so we took the turnpike route across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania which was very expensive and not very scenic. On the way back we drove through western Maryland and West Virginia which was absolutely gorgeous. Our 2 sons even co existed in a positive manner for most of the drive, which is a victory in itself.



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    When I was in Junior High my family went on a road trip from Des Moines to New Hampshire to visit family.

    When my wife and I were dating we drove almost 20 hours straight from Des Moines to Savannah, Georgia and we didn't kill each other.



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Wife and I went from Iowa to Kentucky, visited college buddy & wife, on to Georgia to visit family, on to Florida to visit family & friends, to Mississippi & New Orleans just weeks b4 Katrina, visiting one more family member, then finally home. Shared the driving in our then new honda accord. (Which now has over 280,000 miles on it!). A very fun and memorable trip!



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    My dad and I drove a Uhaul years ago with my Grandma's things in it when she moved from DC to Minnesota, highlight of the trip was stopping at the Football HOF in Canton.




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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Drove from CR to Yellowstone as a kid and from CR to Wash DC also. Fun family trips. Some fun softball road trips as well driving. CR to Dallas, Bismarck, and Sterling Heights, Michigan were the longest.


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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    I've driven my car from Omaha to Blacksburg Va. multiple times to visit my parents. Last time stopped by Morgantown WV for the game.
    I've ridden my motorcycle to lots of different destinations across the country. I love a good road trip


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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Drove to Tempe and Memphis for the bowl games. Drove to Vegas for Spring Break



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Best trip was probably going down to Shreveport for a bowl game. Longest was KC to SoCal in a UHaul.



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    When I first got out of college I worked in Maryland. Would make the 17- 18 hour drive back to Iowa solo. Would not even dream about doing that now.



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Shreveport or Yellowstone by car.


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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Longest would be Indy to Denver. 15ish hours.



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    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    probably a judging trip to Pennsylvania. We had way too much fun on the way back - about 15 hours straight through.

    The road trip to TN, AL, and back with the husband was interesting. We didn't kill each other so that's a plus!


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