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Old 07-13-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Cottonwood CA
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I've taken several trips on the "grey dog", including from Red Bluff CA to Portland OR and back a couple of times. Can't remember for sure, but I think its about 14 hours one way.

Rode the dog from Frisco CO to Red Bluff a few years ago. The westbound bus was four hours late getting into Frisco due to weather over the Rockies. Trouble is, there was no way for the driver to communicate "downstream". So the whole system gets backed up-awaiting late buses and passengers. Couldn't believe the drivers didn't have radios or cell phones for that matter. Anyhow, spent about about 26 hours on that trip-including a three hour lay over in Sacramento. Anyway, despite the delay, all in all, it was an OK experience for me. Not sure I'd coem to that conclusion if I were a female.

Quite interesting folks on the bus. Some with much better personal hygiene than others.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:48 PM
 
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ive sat in the back and this guy kept calling me names and such becuse i refused to sit on th einside with him drinking!! stupid person but other th ant that i liike greyhound now i sit towards teh front of the bus and it makes for a more better ride and u can see the signs if u sitg on the righit hand side.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:03 AM
 
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i always sit toward teh front on them things lol i never had nothing stolen on a bus bf thats a first but i guess it happens
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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A 2 1/2 hour ride is nothing to worry about. If your going across the country its a different matter, I prefer driving or flying.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: long island ny
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I took the bus once from Texas to Pennsylvania. It really wasn't a bad trip. I met some interesting people, never got anything stolen, and it felt refreshing to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving. (that sounded like a commercial) Nowadays though, I just fly. But just the other day I was thinking, it would be nice to take the bus somewhere.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:52 AM
 
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I enjoyed occasionally taking the bus until that guy flipped out in Canada and beheaded someone. I still take it on occasion, and while I realise that sort of thing can happen anywhere, it creeps me out to ride on one.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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I enjoyed occasionally taking the bus until that guy flipped out in Canada and beheaded someone. I still take it on occasion, and while I realise that sort of thing can happen anywhere, it creeps me out to ride on one.
Yeah, that story weirded me out as well. Better sleep w/one eye open
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I have to say that I hated my whole two trips on a bus.

What should have been a 4 hour car ride was 16+ hours. I never feared for my things or my life but it just took so darn long.

If they could guarentee me that it was only a couple of hours, I'd probably ride it.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:25 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I've taken the Greyhound alot, but here in Australia, so I don't know what it's like over there. Was fine for what it was, although I can't sleep sitting up. You just listen to your ipod, or watch the scenery, or maybe the DVD they have on. Sometimes it's nice just to have nothing to do.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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Unless you are a masochist with very little money, do NOT take Greyhound! It is dirty, noisy, takes a long time, you have to transer your own bags from one bus to another, if the heat goes out (good luck staying warm), and just a very bad way to travel! They even offered me a free RT ticket and I never used it. If I can't fly, drive, or take Amtrack, I'm not going! Greyhound sucks!
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