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Old 05-07-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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We love to go exploring on the weekends. With the gas prices, our trips will be shorter, but still, it's so much fun to find new restaurants, little shops, lakes, parks etc.! LOVE IT !!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I still enjoy taking Sunday drives, though like most folks, they are often Saturday drives. Sometimes, though, they are weekend drives, and sometimes they are week-long, or several weeks-long drives. I love seeing new things and new places. This past weekend I headed from SoCal way up almost to the top of NorCal, just south of Lake Shasta. It was nearly 600 miles each way, so I couldn't just do it on a Sunday drive. The Sunday part was spent driving home, and spending some time in the "Old Town" area of Sacramento. That's a place to go for a weekend that has a lot to offer, but is still too far for just a Sunday drive. If I do just go for a drive on a Sunday afternoon, it's most likely to be to one of the cities near me, or through the nearby mountains. Once in a while, it might be a trip to the beach or one of our local lakes, or to one of the fresh fruit stands along the side of the road in the agricultural areas around here.

Like someone else mentioned earlier, I, too, try to take a different route each time I head for a destination. This isn't always practical, but when it is, it's fun to do. My last trip out to Wyoming included a run past Flaming Gorge reservoir in northern Utah. Next time out, I think I'll head past the Dinosaur National Monument on the Utah/Colorado border.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I go out exploring different places and things all the time, but not always necessarily on a Sunday.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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We used to do that alot when I was growing up. My parents were from Texas but we lived in Massachusetts, there was plenty for us to discover.

Now, with gas prices what they are my daughter and I don't normally do this. The closest thing is when we go to the beach, I check out the map and come home a different way...but the beach is the central destination. I do love looking for a new restuarant...one time we found a Dairy Queen...thats a big deal for a Texan in a new state that has so few...we were able to get blizzards after spending the day at the beach.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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When I was working full time outside of Akron or sitting at home in the Detroit suburbs, I pretty much drived around all weekend, unless I was trying to roll out of bed. Now, as I grad student, I have time mostly on Saturday nights. That's okay, I'm a city person more than a country wanderer anyway.

I don't recommend getting lost in Illinois even with a full tank of gas ... it's a huge state and no one will find you in the cornfields.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Not even the Amish?
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Not even the Amish?
No, not even the Amish will find you. You'd best have GPS, or at least "OnStar."
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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GPS and Onstar is for wimps...I carry a map with me...my car has a compas built in, I never get lost.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Mint Hill, NC
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We don't go on a drive every weekend, but pretty much every other weekend. Being in a new City/state/area we have a lot to discover. Sometimes it's a ways - we drove 150 miles worth around the Lake Norman area just checking out the towns and inlets, and a couple weekends ago we went up to Kentucky. Sometimes it's around town, which has been bad for our grocery bill because we keep finding new/different grocery stores and we always end up buying all those cool things we didn't find at the last one!!!
We take a good supply of maps and just turn wherever the whim takes us!
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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If you are continually finding new grocery stores near your home, you either just moved there, or you don't get out enough.
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