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Old 08-21-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I'm obsessed with looking at maps and trust my ability to read them. So much in fact, that I won't let my wife buy a GPS for our car. It's too much fun finding your way on your own!
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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^^ LOL ,,, you never know what you miss until you are lost! Many years ago I was detoured off the main highway onto country roads in a state I know nothing about. It wasn't long that this detour ended up without signs to get us back on the main highway again and we were lost in northern Tenn with no plans on being there. Country roads are interesting but not in the hills and valleys of an area you don't feel comfortable in. After that trip, I always made sure I had a half tank of gas while driving in strange areas.

Even with a map, there were no road signs for the country roads and no signs with city names and which direction to go to get to them.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Maps

map map map
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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I'm always looking at maps. Sometimes I even draw maps of places that don't exist.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I first discovered the joy of maps when I got my driver's license. I realized how little of my city I really knew, and was motivated to fill in the blank spots in my mind associated with areas on the map. Eventually, this spread outside my suburb to my city, and then the state, country, etc... I think it's human nature to be explorers and always pursue what lies over the next hill. We all started out in the same place a long time ago, and look at us now.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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Hey you map people: I have been thinking about the best way to do this for awhile...

I am obviously obsessed with maps and I have loved looking at my atlas since I was a kid. I'd open up the detailed map of a different state every week and just study the crap out of it. .. I have an idea, but here's what I want to do...

I live in the Twin Cities.
I have a friend in Iowa City, Iowa.
I have a friend in Nashville, Tennessee.
I have a friend in Chicago, Illinois.
I have a friend in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
I have a friend in Vero Beach, Florida.

Any ideas, tips, pointers on the best route to take in my car to visit my friends? I'm looking to stay 1 night in Iowa City, 1 in Chicago, 2 in VB, and 2 or so in Nashville and 2 or so in Vero Beach.

any ideas?
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Hey you map people: I have been thinking about the best way to do this for awhile...

I am obviously obsessed with maps and I have loved looking at my atlas since I was a kid. I'd open up the detailed map of a different state every week and just study the crap out of it. .. I have an idea, but here's what I want to do...

I live in the Twin Cities.
I have a friend in Iowa City, Iowa.
I have a friend in Nashville, Tennessee.
I have a friend in Chicago, Illinois.
I have a friend in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
I have a friend in Vero Beach, Florida.

Any ideas, tips, pointers on the best route to take in my car to visit my friends? I'm looking to stay 1 night in Iowa City, 1 in Chicago, 2 in VB, and 2 or so in Nashville and 2 or so in Vero Beach.

any ideas?
Go south out of MSP on I-35
Go east on IA-18
Go south on US-218
Take I-380 east out of Waterloo
and I-80 east to Iowa City

Take I-80 east to the Quad Cities
and take I-74 east to Champaign
pickup I-57 and take it south to Goreville, IL
go I-24 east to Nashville

Take I-24 east to Chattanooga
pickup I-75 south and take it to Lake City, FL, where it meets up with I-10 E
west of Jacksonville, pickup I-295 south
merge onto I-95 south and take it south to Vero Beach

Go north on I-95 to Roanoke Rapids, NC
Go east on US-158 to Murfreesboro, NC and take US-258 N
In Franklin, VA, take VA-189 east to US-58
In Suffolk, VA merge onto US-13/US-58 east
Merge onto I-664, then to I-264 east
into Virginia Beach

Take I-264 W to I-64 W
Take I-295 N to I-95 N
Take I-395 N to I-495 N
Take I-270 W to I-70 W
to I-76 W to I-80 W to I-90 W to
Chicago

Take I-90 W to I-39 N
and I-90 W to I-94 W to
MSP
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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For my birthday I got a laminated 4' x 6' map of the US that I have on the wall in my office. I have maps I keep in the john for when I'm takin care of business.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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I love to relax and look at my atlas. Find new places on the maps and study them. Does anyone else like to do this?
Guilty as charged.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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How did I miss this thread? Yes I've been collecting maps since I was 10. So yeah maps are very relaxing. Looking at the different streets can take one to another world for sure. Love maps.
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