Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 149,402, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    ISUCyclones2015's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Akron, OH > Ames > Dallas
    Posts
    6,694
    Points
    149,402
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 980
    Given: 239

    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?


    #Hashtag

  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 55,652, Level: 73
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,398
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    4,988
    Points
    55,652
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 574
    Given: 90

    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.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 786,616, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 88.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    53,724
    Points
    786,616
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,416
    Given: 2,439

    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

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



  4. #4
    Walk On
    Points: 7,163, Level: 25
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 387
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    176
    Points
    7,163
    Level
    25
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 49

    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.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 45,157, Level: 65
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 393
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    3GenClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Windsor Heights
    Posts
    2,326
    Points
    45,157
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 176
    Given: 489

    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.



  6. #6
    Rookie
    Points: 10,604, Level: 31
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 646
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    598
    Points
    10,604
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 22
    Given: 246

    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!



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 671,699, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    27,051
    Points
    671,699
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,570
    Given: 509

    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.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 107,825, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    7,215
    Points
    107,825
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 693
    Given: 2,070

    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.


    Are you a member?

  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 59,329, Level: 75
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 721
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cyclones_R_GR8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    3,986
    Points
    59,329
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 450
    Given: 1,028

    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


    They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 63,027, Level: 77
    Level completed: 87%, Points required for next Level: 223
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CloneinWDSM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    5,671
    Points
    63,027
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,843
    Given: 60

    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

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



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 327,103, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    14,841
    Points
    327,103
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,886
    Given: 3,347

    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.



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 62,489, Level: 77
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 761
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    intrepid27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    2,819
    Points
    62,489
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 258
    Given: 322

    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.



    "We don't have thugs." - Fran McCaffery

  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 327,651, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialOverdriveVeteran
    CyArob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    18,297
    Points
    327,651
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,706
    Given: 3,217

    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Shreveport or Yellowstone by car.



    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Football is just a stupid game. Who cares who has the better football team. It's just a game.

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 131,928, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    8,014
    Points
    131,928
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 984
    Given: 2,092

    Re: Friday QOTW 8/8 - Car Trips

    Longest would be Indy to Denver. 15ish hours.



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 260,208, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 98.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    19,955
    Points
    260,208
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,844
    Given: 3,937

    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!


    new signature ideas needed; inquire within

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM