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Old 05-09-2007, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Mint Hill, NC
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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.
You're right - we just moved!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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OK, all you people need to stay off the roads so we truckers can get YOUR goods delivered! That's what big-screen TVs are for. Gather the family around one this wekend! (Sorry, couldn't resist... )
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:44 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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OK, all you people need to stay off the roads so we truckers can get YOUR goods delivered! That's what big-screen TVs are for. Gather the family around one this wekend! (Sorry, couldn't resist... )
Crew Chief: I know you're joking, but I wanted to share this. In Germany, Sunday is considered a day of rest. Lots of people go out for Sunday drives, but we noticed few if any commercial trucks. Come Monday, they were back on the roads. (Was just there last month for the first time)
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:34 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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I LOVE Sunday drives.

I live in the suburbs in a very commerical area and love going to rural parts or PA or NJ on the weekend. Or down to the shore. Nice to get a change of scene.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX - Displaced Michigander
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I love Sunday drives, have since I was little. I have to work 7 days a week though to make ends meet, so while I do drive on my second job, it's not for fun, and it's not an aimless drive, which is my favorite. Once I move and get down to one job, I hope to start taking drives again.
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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We do from time to time. We live in the Charlotte area and sometimes we'll drive up to Mt. Airy (model for the town "Mayberry") and spend the day. Or get on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. for a short drive. It's great!!
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Sorry if I seem like Debbie Downer over here, but I don't like going for "Sunday" Drives. I'm a halfass environmentalist (halfass meaning I don't use plastic bags, I recycle, I minimize driving, but I can't give up chemical laundry detergent, and I'm guilty of leaving the lights on). Anyway, I don't like driving around aimlessly because I can't stop thinking about the fuel I'm wasting. Granted it's fun to explore new places and see new things, but if I'm doing it in a car I'm not enjoying it as much. And furthermore, with NNJ traffic, it's difficult to have an enjoyable drive anywhere!

I LOVE biking and walking. Just today I walked down to my local downtown and bought some stuff, walked to the next town's downtown and bought more (no bags please), and just enjoyed being outdoors. I like to take my bike out and ride for 20 miles through suburban NJ and NYC. I'm still exploring and seeing new things, but I'm doing it on the power of my own legs, not fossil fuels.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I do Sunday drives and bike rides all the time, and I live in Phoenix. Yes, it sounds crazy, but I like exploring different parts of town, checking out different shopping centers, developments, businesses, mountain preserves, etc. I might check out Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek one week, Maricopa and Casa Grande the next, Cave Creek, Carefree, N. Scottsdale the next, north Central Phoenix/ Paradise Valley the next, etc, etc. Even in suburbia, if you look under the surface, you can find all sorts of interesting things and subtle differences. Especially in older, 1950s-80's era suburbs, there are often a lot of independent businesses and ethnic restaurants located in strip malls. I also love the sense of traveling throughout the landscape. It often requires the use of imagination, to feel you are traveling throughout the desert in a flat, built-up, gridded-out city, like Phoenix. Although, I admit, sometimes the "sunday drives" here gets so monotonous, it can get depressing. The key is using your imagination-- and creative photography.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:00 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm still exploring and seeing new things, but I'm doing it on the power of my own legs, not fossil fuels.
You can get a little farther in a car; that's probably the attraction of the machine. As long as you don't do it every Sunday, I don't see the problem. After all, many other pastimes use energy as well.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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You can get a little farther in a car; that's probably the attraction of the machine. As long as you don't do it every Sunday, I don't see the problem. After all, many other pastimes use energy as well.
The biggest disadvantage to using a car (and even more so a train or a plane) is that you go by things so quickly that you don't get to see the details. How often I've heard folks say that the drive from L.A. to Las Vegas is boring. If they only knew what was really out in that vast desert. It truly is a wonderland that is usually overlooked. While the desert landscape isn't necessarily something everyone can find beauty in, I feel it's a lot easier to do when you slow down and take the time to see what's really there. Walking, biking, and horseback riding are all good activities for slowing down the pace.

With that said, I must admit that most of the time, I drive through most places, and miss many of the intricate details of everything around me.
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