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Old 05-05-2021, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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When I was in my early 20's, I used to drive from San Diego to Seattle in one shot. I would speed like a bat out of hell and try to do it within 18 hours, and several times I almost ended up falling asleep behind the wheel and ending on the side of the road. I realized in my late 20's that this was not wise, and thankfully slowed down on my daily driving time.

I did this exact thing. I was stationed in San Diego and going home on leave. First trip I left in the morning after 24 hours on duty so I was already sleep deprived. About the time I was in Oregon somewhere I started hallucinating. The trees were bending over and trying to grab my car. Really dumb moment. I pulled off the road and slept for awhile.



18 hours was doable. I only had to average 72. I made this trip multiple times as I was stationed there off and on for 6 years. After a few tickets I learned to slow down a bit. Those hurt.



Now days, I wont drive more than a few hours without a stop or two. I no longer have a time schedule.
Exactly! I realized that I needed to slow down when I hit an icy long bridge just north of Sacramento- the bridge that goes for several miles along the flats. It was something like 5 AM in the morning, while driving south back home in a hurry to make it back, I slid suddenly slid quite a bit doing 80 in the winter time. I nearly crashed in my hypnotic sleep state. I woke up out of that state fast and corrected myself somehow. From that day forward I stopped driving 16-18 hours and slowed down.
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:44 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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My then boyfriend used to drive from Upstate NY to Chicago several times a year, straight through. He was 20 or under at the time. By the time he'd get to my place in Chicago, he'd be beyond exhausted. There was a lot less traffic in the mid to late 70's than today.
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Old Today, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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My then boyfriend used to drive from Upstate NY to Chicago several times a year, straight through. He was 20 or under at the time. By the time he'd get to my place in Chicago, he'd be beyond exhausted. There was a lot less traffic in the mid to late 70's than today.
I remember those foolhardy days when I was young too! All the crazy stuff we would do just to be with someone... it's exhausting thinking about it!
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