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NWI_Irish96:

--- Quote from: 7/8 on December 07, 2022, 09:28:56 AM ---So far I have two ski trips booked for January:
1) Driving to Stowe, VT (accommodation in Eden). I'll get some new counties and roads in NY, QC, and VT.
2) Flying from Toronto YYZ to SLC to ski at Park City, UT. I may not get any new roads, but that's okay, the skiing should be great!

I haven't booked anything else, but I'd like to do one or two trips to see Indycar/NASCAR this year (I enjoyed my two F1 trips, but the tickets are more expensive and don't seem worth the extra markup). I also plan on seeing Indycar in Toronto, but that's too close to count as a road trip.

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Go to Indy and see both.

jmacswimmer:
Nothing planned yet, but 2023 is looking wide-open for me now that our wedding & honeymoon are in the books in addition to passing the PE exam a couple weeks ago.  So hoping to take advantage of the added free-time coming up and get out more again - one idea I've kicked around is a day-drive to clinch the Garden State Parkway in one go.

And this would technically still be 2022, but here's a long day-drive I'm thinking about doing sometime in the next couple weekends to celebrate:

-Leave the Baltimore area on I-70
-Drive the length of I-68 and head south on I-79 from there
-Drive the entirety of Corridor L (and maybe stop at the New River Gorge)
-Briefly get on the WV Turnpike (and check out the current Beckley Service Plaza prior to its upcoming demolition - I checked out both Bluestone & Morton on a previous drive a few months back where I clinched the WV Turnpike in one go)
-Head east on I-64 all the way to Richmond
-Bypass Richmond on I-295, then head north on I-95
-Take VA 207 to US 301 in order to check out the new Nice Bridge
-Return to the Baltimore area via either MD 5 to I-495 to I-95 or US 301 to MD 3 to I-97

1995hoo:
We have a trip to Florida booked to visit our relatives, but we're flying down to Fort Lauderdale to save time because we only have a week. The road-related aspect of interest is that I've booked a Tesla Model Y as the rental car–it seemed like an ideal opportunity to try out an EV and see what we think of it, and the cost of that rental plus the airfare still worked out to less than the Auto Train (plus gas and tolls between Sanford and Broward County) would have been in the high-volume period when we are going.

7/8:

--- Quote from: NWI_Irish96 on December 07, 2022, 09:35:27 AM ---
--- Quote from: 7/8 on December 07, 2022, 09:28:56 AM ---I haven't booked anything else, but I'd like to do one or two trips to see Indycar/NASCAR this year (I enjoyed my two F1 trips, but the tickets are more expensive and don't seem worth the extra markup). I also plan on seeing Indycar in Toronto, but that's too close to count as a road trip.

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Go to Indy and see both.

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That's a fair suggestion. Indy isn't too far away and it's convenient to have both in one weekend. I guess the only downside is it feels odd to have my first NASCAR race be a road coarse instead of an oval. I was thinking a short oval would be nice for NASCAR since you can easily see the full coarse.

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: jmacswimmer on December 07, 2022, 09:52:25 AM ---Nothing planned yet, but 2023 is looking wide-open for me now that our wedding & honeymoon are in the books in addition to passing the PE exam a couple weeks ago.  So hoping to take advantage of the added free-time coming up and get out more again - one idea I've kicked around is a day-drive to clinch the Garden State Parkway in one go.

And this would technically still be 2022, but here's a long day-drive I'm thinking about doing sometime in the next couple weekends to celebrate:

-Leave the Baltimore area on I-70
-Drive the length of I-68 and head south on I-79 from there
-Drive the entirety of Corridor L (and maybe stop at the New River Gorge)
-Briefly get on the WV Turnpike (and check out the current Beckley Service Plaza prior to its upcoming demolition - I checked out both Bluestone & Morton on a previous drive a few months back where I clinched the WV Turnpike in one go)
-Head east on I-64 all the way to Richmond
-Bypass Richmond on I-295, then head north on I-95
-Take VA 207 to US 301 in order to check out the new Nice Bridge
-Return to the Baltimore area via either MD 5 to I-495 to I-95 or US 301 to MD 3 to I-97

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Better pack an overnight bag, or expect to do a lot of driving in the dark.

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