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Old 02-10-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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Here's three trips we took from Baltimore/Washington area, each non-stop after getting off work:

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 856 miles
near Fredericton, New Brunswick 872 miles
past Miami, Florida 1103 miles

But I would have sworn the Michigan trip was longest on the first day before I looked it all up. We eventually drove around all great lakes except Superior. Drive on and have a great memory.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Prescott Valley to El Paso is 520 miles, not 800.
No, I said that from El Paso to Beaumont (my hometown) is 800 miles...
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Inception
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Up to 10 hours with gas/restroom stops. I probably would not exceed 10 hours in the future unless I had an RV. I typically am very strategic with my road trips down to leaving at specific times, stopping at specific times and doing so in an efficient manner to gas/break/eat all in one session.

On one occasion I think I was on the road round-trip for about 16 hours with only stops for gas/restroom. I will never do that again!!!!
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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We've gone close to 20 hrs but that was too long. Usually try to go no longer than 12 - 13. We both have bad back issues that don't comfortably handle long trips well anymore. Last time we did that, in Nov due to a death in the family, I had to take a muscle-relaxant to prevent problems.

One of our most fun trips was "touring" through the upper-half of Arizona one year in our van with no reservations anywhere. I wouldn't say that any of it were super-long drives, but I'd love to do the lower-half of Arizona someday
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Highest Point The highest point in Arizona is Humphreys Peak (http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia.../humphreys.htm - broken link), northwest of Flagstaff, at 12,633 feet above sea level. Lowest Point The lowest point in Arizona is the Colorado River (http://www.kaibab.org/gc/misc/gc_coriv.htm - broken link), only 70 feet above sea level. Mean Elevation The Mean Elevation of the state of Arizona is 4,100 feet above sea level.
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Does this mean that your previous tour was just to sites over 4000 feet (upper-half)? Is it the stuff below that (lower-half) that you still wish to see?

(You don't have to answer, since I'm being facetious.)

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Old 02-11-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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10hrs once from Atlanta to Miami, going there was awesome. Coming back was hell on wheels..I'll never drive that far again.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Home of the best seafood
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LIKE 6 hours..
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Home of the best seafood
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I want to take a road trip so bad, after this winter blizzard we just had in DC, I'm thinking about heading south florida, but I don't know if I can do it by myself, even though I've driven 8 hours by myself before, then i'm sure I can split the hours up and make it a two day trip, but I may have to stop in Atlanta cuz I don't know if I want to spend money on a hotel..
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Home of the best seafood
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Here's three trips we took from Baltimore/Washington area, each non-stop after getting off work:

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 856 miles
near Fredericton, New Brunswick 872 miles
past Miami, Florida 1103 miles

But I would have sworn the Michigan trip was longest on the first day before I looked it all up. We eventually drove around all great lakes except Superior. Drive on and have a great memory.
It's always lik that when you drive up North, the trip seems really long because of all the turns you have to make, becuz we drove from the baltimore/washingto area up to Toronto and that tripped seemed sooo long than actually driving to atlanta.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Home of the best seafood
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10hrs once from Atlanta to Miami, going there was awesome. Coming back was hell on wheels..I'll never drive that far again.
what made it worst for you coming back?
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: southern california
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these days 10 hrs max. but when young 16 hrs straight was normal.
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