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Old 05-17-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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You know, Cleosmom, I think you've got a winner there. Although there are stretches that haven't been ruined yet that I feel like I'm back in the '50s when agricultural land was more prevelant than sprawl.

Say, while we're talking about CA 99, did you ever wonder who the heck Jack Tone, the namesake of the road at the exit where the Flying J is, was named after? It's in Ripon, CA. (I had WAAAY too much time to think at the wheel...)

Actually, Jack Tone is the name of a ranch where Arabians (horses) have been or are still being raised by the Tone family in Stockton It's one of California's oldest family ranches.

Myself, good thing I'm not behind the wheel. Had a friend call while I was on I-15 heaind into town and she asked a question........ as I was pondering an answer for her I was having to pass a flatbed that had just gotten on and the next thing I know I was doing 90 mph. DH asked when I tadred my CDL for pilot's license, in his car no less
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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After much thought, I'd have to go with CA 99 in the Central Valley of California.
Ditto to cleosmom
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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After much thought, I'd have to go with CA 99 in the Central Valley of California.
I'm somewhat surprised to find this one mentioned. When I travel through the Central Valley, I usually prefer to take 99 over I-5. At least there's something to see on 99 along the way. Most of I-5 looks the same, and isn't very interesting.

One thing I can say about both of them, though, is that both are boring, but I don't think either is particularly ugly compared to other places I've driven. What I consider ugly are the freeways in L.A. (most of them) that have soundwalls covered in graffiti. I-5, where it passes through Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley, is one such example.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I'm somewhat surprised to find this one mentioned. When I travel through the Central Valley, I usually prefer to take 99 over I-5. At least there's something to see on 99 along the way. Most of I-5 looks the same, and isn't very interesting.

One thing I can say about both of them, though, is that both are boring, but I don't think either is particularly ugly compared to other places I've driven. What I consider ugly are the freeways in L.A. (most of them) that have soundwalls covered in graffiti. I-5, where it passes through Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley, is one such example.
I'm basing that on the fact that I've driven all across the country and yes that includes the LA basin and I have to stick to my guns. Usually the fields are brown (drought), the air is nearly the same color (smog) and the atmosphere is just as dreary. Perhaps my opinion stems from growing up there and then seeing the rest of the country. I know some who might feel the same way (boring and sparse "scenery") about different stretches of I-80 through NV, western UT and WY.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Put another vote down for Northern part of the Jersey Turnpike. The only plus about it is that you can see the NYC skyline in the distance. Mostly, the view is just oil refineries and factories.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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What's so ugly about the NJTP? You people don't appreciate marvels of modern construction. Also, you get great views of New York City.

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Put another vote down for Northern part of the Jersey Turnpike. The only plus about it is that you can see the NYC skyline in the distance. Mostly, the view is just oil refineries and factories.
Factories rule.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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Personally I would nominate any highway in Florida. It's very flat and there's usually absoultely nothing interesting to see along the way.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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I have never been on the New Jersey Turnpike, but is that the one they show in the credits of the beginning of the Sopranos?
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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I-70 through Kansas, 8 whole hours of brown flatness and quite a few state troopers.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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In the Chicago area, I-55 between I-294 and LSD. Similar to the NJ Turnpike with industrial plants and factories. Smells pretty nasty too...

On the plus side, there are nice views of downtown Chicago.
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