I have driven 800 miles. from Toledo oh to Mayfield ky to st Louis in one day,
after a 8 hour work day. hahaha
pretty much was awake an entire day. that was about a 11 hour trip...
in a tiny little Honda prelude with a bent rim. steering wheel vibration for 11 hours= no bueno
I can't imagine 200 years ago when these types of trips took three months...
Originally Posted by LexFather
Dude when I am in the woods I always am amazed to think people found their way on a horse with no phone and no google. Its bloody amazing.
How many times did people find out the hard way "oh **** don't go that way".
And by the time you reached your destination, half of your group was dead.
Google is amazing. Although the days of busting out the atlas and determining your route were kind of fun. In 06, my dad and I bought an RV in Macon, GA and drove it home to Utah. We didn't have a GPS unit, so we took our atlas with us. That was a fun road trip. Made it up to Memphis to see Graceland, etc. Did get lost in Little Rock, AR. Spent hours driving on tiny backroads in a torrential downpour.
1289 Miles, Houston to Greenville NC. 19 hrs, 7 minutes. I was actually attempting to drive to Norfolk VA nonstop, but went to sleep at the wheel and ran off the road - which woke me up. Not nearly so much a shock as seeing that 18 wheeler parked at the side of the road in my mirror. I'd run off the road just in front of him. I was trying to get back to my ship from leave, but misjudged the time. Still I pulled into a Greenville motel and got a few hours' sleep before finishing my journey. I made it back with only minutes to spare.
ďDraw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and Iíll tell you a story."
_____________________- F. Scott Fitzgerald
TLN #42 -The Meaning of Life
went from Charleston, SC to Stillwater PA, which according to Google Maps is 736 mi, 11h22m, but they don't factor in sitting in traffic trying to pass through Washington, DC.
and i had my 9 month old in the car, so factoring in stopping for food, gas, bathroom, and baby changing/feeding, it took us almost somewhere from 13-14 hours to get there