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Ganpi Srinivasan
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Wuz wondering how many of y'all like to go on long roadtrips? The longest one I have been until now is in the US - when I moved from New Jersey to Florida. I drove all the way South I-95 thru the following states:

Delaware
Maryland
DC (suburbs)
Virginia
N Carolina
S Carolina
Georgia

(I think I got all states in the correct order)

In India, the longest I have done is from Madras - Tirupati - Bangalore - Trichy - Madras.

How abt u??
Jesse Torres
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The longest road trip that I have taken was from Chicago to Houston via:
I-90/94 to I-57 South to I-12 to I-10 to I-45.

Illinois
Missouri
Arkansas
Tennessee
Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas

About 1,100 miles
Peter Rooke
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Drove, from the north of England to Germany once. Not too far, but was in an old Land Rover, and we had to stay behind a crane, - so we all moved at about 40 mph.... Painfull. We got there then turned around, and came back.


Regards Pete
Ashok Mash
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I live in a country so small, if I drive for more than three hours in any direction, I will fall into the Atlantic ocean! So the longest I have done is about six hours on road; if it wasn't for the traffic, it should have been two and half really! :roll:


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Stuart Ash
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
I live in a country so small, if I drive for more than three hours in any direction, I will fall into the Atlantic ocean! So the longest I have done is about six hours on road; if it wasn't for the traffic, it should have been two and half really! :roll:


Caribbean? Azores? Falklands?


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Rick Beaver
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I once drove 20 miles to get a Double Whopper with Cheese


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A. Levi
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Originally posted by Rick Beaver:
I once drove 20 miles to get a Double Whopper with Cheese


Hehe I did that one time, One sunday morning I woke up with a craving for Indian food. I drove 30 Miles and 2 and half hours in the f'ing traffic one way and an hour getting back (3 and half hours, 60 miles total and ) PLUS 18$ tolls (NJ, NY) and 10$ food. It was worth it though.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by levi:
It was worth it though.


Another thing that's worth it: following the JavaRanch policy on display names. Your display name has to be a real (sounding) first name, space, last name. You can fix it here.
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David O'Meara
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You've been away for a while, did you just get back?
A. Levi
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:


Another thing that's worth it: following the JavaRanch policy on display names. Your display name has to be a real (sounding) first name, space, last name. You can fix it here.


I swear that's my real name (could also be pronounced as Levy but whatever). I will update the name with my first initials.

[ December 01, 2005: Message edited by: Levi A ]
[ December 01, 2005: Message edited by: Levi A ]
David O'Meara
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I once drove from Perth to Kalgoorlie and back to pick a friend for a New Years party (about 1300 km) and then drove to Margaret River for the weekend, about 700km more. That was over 5 days though.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by levi:
I swear that's my real name


I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that "levi" wasn't a real-sounding name -- just that one single name wasn't enough. Unfortunately, the rule also says that the last name can't be an initial -- Levi A. doesn't work, although A. Levi would be OK. One more try, OK?
A. Levi
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:


I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that "levi" wasn't a real-sounding name -- just that one single name wasn't enough. Unfortunately, the rule also says that the last name can't be an initial -- Levi A. doesn't work, although A. Levi would be OK. One more try, OK?


Changed it and Thanks.
[ December 01, 2005: Message edited by: A. Levi ]
Jesus Angeles
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From Fairfield, Iowa, to Norfolk, Virginia. I think 1400 miles.

Stopped by at Nebraska, I think.
Bhiku Mhatre
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From Frankfurt to Austria 650KM.
From Frankfurt to Interlaken(Swiss) 550KM.


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Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by Stuart Ash:
Caribbean? Azores? Falklands?


I wish!!! Ireland!

Though I once did a extra-long-weekend run, (Dublin, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Kerry, Limerick, Kerry (again) and back) and if I remember correctly its was around 700 miles in about four days.

Last month, I volunteered to drive visitors to a charity event here in Dublin and I clocked up nearly 1100 kilometers in three days!

I would love to try Route 66 at some stage in my life (in a proper luxury caravan) and another dream trip would be to drive from Dublin to South of India (across Europe, Central Asia and Indian subcontinent).
 
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