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Title: Greetings!!
Post by: ahj2000 on January 20, 2021, 05:32:12 PM
Hiya folks!
I've been a lurker for quite some time after coming across the forum finding info about the I-73/74 projects. I'm constantly bouncing around between NC, VA, and for a little bit there, DC, so those will be the threads you see me post in. I've been collecting maps for years, and have two or three storage boxes full now, inherited and collected. I may have a road problem in that I tend to take the roundabout way to get places to drive a new road. (Maybe in 2030 I'll be driving Metrolina to Central VA via Norfolk to get I-87...)
--ahj2000
Title: Re: Greetings!!
Post by: 1 on January 20, 2021, 06:16:17 PM
Welcome from Massachusetts!
Title: Re: Greetings!!
Post by: wanderer2575 on January 20, 2021, 06:36:12 PM
Welcome from Michigan!   :wave:

I may have a road problem in that I tend to take the roundabout way to get places to drive a new road.

So what's the problem?   
Title: Re: Greetings!!
Post by: Alex on January 20, 2021, 08:48:56 PM
Hiya folks!
I've been a lurker for quite some time after coming across the forum finding info about the I-73/74 projects. I'm constantly bouncing around between NC, VA, and for a little bit there, DC, so those will be the threads you see me post in.

Welcome to the board!

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I've been collecting maps for years, and have two or three storage boxes full now, inherited and collected.

Absolutely can relate. I have three filing cabinets filled with fold maps, several shelves with atlases and a couple more drawers in a dresser stuffed with maps. I also inherited a huge map collection, and was given another large collection from my old boss (long time cartographer) when he and his wife were downsizing.
Just bought another 16 maps this past weekend...

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I may have a road problem in that I tend to take the roundabout way to get places to drive a new road.

You are in good company then!
Title: Re: Greetings!!
Post by: GaryV on January 21, 2021, 08:22:38 AM
Welcome
I may have a road problem in that I tend to take the roundabout way to get places to drive a new road.
That's not a bug, it's a feature.
Title: Re: Greetings!!
Post by: vdeane on January 21, 2021, 12:38:06 PM
Going the roundabout way also describes driving in Malta (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9706731,-73.7987348,16z).
Title: Re: Greetings!!
Post by: M3100 on January 21, 2021, 11:39:41 PM
Welcome from So Cal.

Roundabout way?  You mean the "scenic route"? If it has more interesting features, or is a way to clinch a new route segment, why not?