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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).
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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