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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #250 on: July 08, 2021, 09:25:33 PM »

Most recently, US 421. I checked out Mountain City to hopefully find some picture frames/local paintings at antique stores, which was successful.

I rather enjoy the drive between Boone and Mountain City. But Mountain City and Bristol? No, thanks. Did it once and don't ever plan to again.

Best route from Bristol to Boone is via Abingdon, US 58, and TN/VA 91 to Mountain City, then 421.
According to Google Maps, that route is quicker as well. Not surprising considering how haggard that stretch of 421 looks.

I plan to check the Tri-Cities out sometime soon and I may as well check that stretch out anyway, it couldn't possibly kill me. Other sites to visit on my laundry list for this area, out-of-state include the Bridle Creek Bridge, Burkes Garden, and since I'm so close I want to clinch a few counties in Eastern Kentucky. It's about six hours round-trip from me but I've made runs longer than that before in a day. I've also been wanting to check out old coal towns like Matewan and Grundy. Distance was a problem where I used to be but it's a lot more within reach now. That whole area has always intrigued me.

If you want to check out old coal towns, I'd eschew Grundy (and Matewan, too) in favor of the US 52 corridor, especially between Bluefield and Welch. I'm unfamiliar with the Bridle Creek Bridge so I googled it; it appears to be some sort of low-water bridge near Mouth of Wilson. Burkes Garden is being discussed on another thread. That area is pretty familiar to me (I'm about three hours from Bristol and Kingsport) so holler if you want any travel tips.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #251 on: July 09, 2021, 12:51:26 AM »

Most recently, US 421. I checked out Mountain City to hopefully find some picture frames/local paintings at antique stores, which was successful.

I rather enjoy the drive between Boone and Mountain City. But Mountain City and Bristol? No, thanks. Did it once and don't ever plan to again.

Best route from Bristol to Boone is via Abingdon, US 58, and TN/VA 91 to Mountain City, then 421.
According to Google Maps, that route is quicker as well. Not surprising considering how haggard that stretch of 421 looks.

I plan to check the Tri-Cities out sometime soon and I may as well check that stretch out anyway, it couldn't possibly kill me. Other sites to visit on my laundry list for this area, out-of-state include the Bridle Creek Bridge, Burkes Garden, and since I'm so close I want to clinch a few counties in Eastern Kentucky. It's about six hours round-trip from me but I've made runs longer than that before in a day. I've also been wanting to check out old coal towns like Matewan and Grundy. Distance was a problem where I used to be but it's a lot more within reach now. That whole area has always intrigued me.

If you want to check out old coal towns, I'd eschew Grundy (and Matewan, too) in favor of the US 52 corridor, especially between Bluefield and Welch. I'm unfamiliar with the Bridle Creek Bridge so I googled it; it appears to be some sort of low-water bridge near Mouth of Wilson. Burkes Garden is being discussed on another thread. That area is pretty familiar to me (I'm about three hours from Bristol and Kingsport) so holler if you want any travel tips.

Go ahead and hit me with them. I've also been eyeing a Des Moines trip in summer 2022 or so to visit a friend and that would take me through that general area, mostly on KY 15 and 160. I'm open to any diversions I should take on that. I see the Burkes Garden talk on the other thread, I'll take a look at that.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #252 on: July 10, 2021, 04:28:02 PM »

Nothing too exotic here. This morning we stopped at Reagan Airport and then went to Arlington Cemetery to visit my father's grave, so we exited Virginia into DC (Columbia Island) via the GW Parkway, crossed back into Virginia on Memorial Avenue, crossed back to DC on Memorial Avenue again, and returned to Virginia on Washington Boulevard.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #253 on: July 11, 2021, 08:36:17 AM »

NY/PA: I-81
PA/NJ: I-95
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #254 on: July 11, 2021, 08:42:25 AM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #255 on: July 11, 2021, 08:47:54 AM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #256 on: July 11, 2021, 03:41:21 PM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
You missed a crossing(s)...

Actually, no he didn't, since this thread is about entering and leaving your home state. He lives in Ohio, so the pertinent crossings are where he left Ohio (into WV) and where he re-entered Ohio (from PA). The WV-PA crossing is irrelevant for purposes of this thread.

It's like my trip where I left Kentucky via the bridge at Ashland into Ohio, and re-entered Kentucky via WV 37/KY 23. Or when I left Kentucky via the Ironton-Russell bridge into Ohio, and returned to Kentucky via VA/KY 160 from Virginia. I had the OH/WV, WV/VA, and VA/TN, and TN/VA crossings in between.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #257 on: July 11, 2021, 04:34:59 PM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
You missed a crossing(s)...

Actually, no he didn't, since this thread is about entering and leaving your home state. He lives in Ohio, so the pertinent crossings are where he left Ohio (into WV) and where he re-entered Ohio (from PA). The WV-PA crossing is irrelevant for purposes of this thread.

It's like my trip where I left Kentucky via the bridge at Ashland into Ohio, and re-entered Kentucky via WV 37/KY 23. Or when I left Kentucky via the Ironton-Russell bridge into Ohio, and returned to Kentucky via VA/KY 160 from Virginia. I had the OH/WV, WV/VA, and VA/TN, and TN/VA crossings in between.
You both missed a crossing(s)...
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #258 on: July 11, 2021, 05:39:09 PM »

Did Ohio get split into multiple states overnight, and I happen to not know about it?
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #259 on: July 11, 2021, 09:21:36 PM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
You missed a crossing(s)...

Actually, no he didn't, since this thread is about entering and leaving your home state. He lives in Ohio, so the pertinent crossings are where he left Ohio (into WV) and where he re-entered Ohio (from PA). The WV-PA crossing is irrelevant for purposes of this thread.

It's like my trip where I left Kentucky via the bridge at Ashland into Ohio, and re-entered Kentucky via WV 37/KY 23. Or when I left Kentucky via the Ironton-Russell bridge into Ohio, and returned to Kentucky via VA/KY 160 from Virginia. I had the OH/WV, WV/VA, and VA/TN, and TN/VA crossings in between.
You both missed a crossing(s)...

Yeah, I'
Did Ohio get split into multiple states overnight, and I happen to not know about it?

Yeah, I'm not getting it. He left Ohio on US 22 and re-entered Ohio on I-76.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #261 on: July 11, 2021, 11:24:33 PM »

NY/PA: I-81
PA/NJ: I-95

And today:
NJ/NY: I-78
NY/NJ: I-78
NJ/PA: I-80
PA/NY: I-81
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #262 on: July 12, 2021, 01:54:31 PM »

Yeah, I'm not getting it. He left Ohio on US 22 and re-entered Ohio on I-76.

This.

In my recent (long) post, I said I left and re-entered Kansas on I-35 twice each recently, and I said I went to Texas both times.  I gave no information about what highways I used to cross the Oklahoma/Texas border, yet no one had a problem with that because that isn't what this thread is about.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #263 on: July 12, 2021, 02:45:48 PM »

Yeah, I'm not getting it. He left Ohio on US 22 and re-entered Ohio on I-76.

This.

In my recent (long) post, I said I left and re-entered Kansas on I-35 twice each recently, and I said I went to Texas both times.  I gave no information about what highways I used to cross the Oklahoma/Texas border, yet no one had a problem with that because that isn't what this thread is about.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #264 on: July 12, 2021, 02:56:22 PM »

Nope.  I just didn't add a state.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #266 on: July 13, 2021, 12:55:37 PM »

Yeah, I'm not getting it. He left Ohio on US 22 and re-entered Ohio on I-76.

This.

In my recent (long) post, I said I left and re-entered Kansas on I-35 twice each recently, and I said I went to Texas both times.  I gave no information about what highways I used to cross the Oklahoma/Texas border, yet no one had a problem with that because that isn't what this thread is about.
You missed a crossing(s)...

Stop posting this, you're being disruptive.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #267 on: July 13, 2021, 09:29:52 PM »

Yeah, I'm not getting it. He left Ohio on US 22 and re-entered Ohio on I-76.

This.

In my recent (long) post, I said I left and re-entered Kansas on I-35 twice each recently, and I said I went to Texas both times.  I gave no information about what highways I used to cross the Oklahoma/Texas border, yet no one had a problem with that because that isn't what this thread is about.
You missed a crossing(s)...

Stop posting this, you're being disruptive.

I'm still waiting for him to clarify which crossing(s) was/were missed.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #268 on: July 13, 2021, 10:52:23 PM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
I was in Pittsburgh about 3-4 weeks ago and took US-30 most of the way across Ohio which was pretty nice actually. I was shunpiking so I didn't want to use the toll roads. It was nice to be able to bypass the Cleveland area because shunpiking to Pittsburgh from where I live involves going right into Cleveland but I was heading out to clinch the rest of Ohio and take a different route.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #269 on: July 13, 2021, 10:55:45 PM »

Left Michigan on US-23.
Entered Michigan on US-23.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #270 on: July 13, 2021, 11:10:12 PM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
I was in Pittsburgh about 3-4 weeks ago and took US-30 most of the way across Ohio which was pretty nice actually. I was shunpiking so I didn't want to use the toll roads. It was nice to be able to bypass the Cleveland area because shunpiking to Pittsburgh from where I live involves going right into Cleveland but I was heading out to clinch the rest of Ohio and take a different route.
I actually wanted to use the Ohio Turnpike, just to have a taste of what it's like driving on my state's toll road for the first time, which is why I took I-76/I-71 the way home. Also, it wasn't a bad option from where we started in Pittsburgh (Cranberry Township).
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #271 on: July 14, 2021, 09:13:55 AM »

Went to Pittsburgh last week, and drove on somewhat out of the way routes instead of the obvious direct one.
Left Ohio: US 22 WV border
Entered Ohio: I-76 PA border
I was in Pittsburgh about 3-4 weeks ago and took US-30 most of the way across Ohio which was pretty nice actually. I was shunpiking so I didn't want to use the toll roads. It was nice to be able to bypass the Cleveland area because shunpiking to Pittsburgh from where I live involves going right into Cleveland but I was heading out to clinch the rest of Ohio and take a different route.
I actually wanted to use the Ohio Turnpike, just to have a taste of what it's like driving on my state's toll road for the first time, which is why I took I-76/I-71 the way home. Also, it wasn't a bad option from where we started in Pittsburgh (Cranberry Township).
Honestly I could have told ya what it's like, just like any other Interstate basically going across boring farm fields. I'm not sure where exactly you were heading to so I put Cincinnati in as the destination and it says it's only 19 miles longer and 15 minutes more time to take the route that you took compared to the fastest route between Cranberry Township and Cincinnati. Even taking that route how much of the Ohio Turnpike did you experience?
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #272 on: July 14, 2021, 10:57:48 AM »

I'm presuming on his eastward trip to PGH, he exited the interstate system at Cambridge and took US 22 over to Steubenville. I've done that twice, once in each direction. The first time was westbound, and I remembered it as being a long and agonizing slog once the improved route ran out. But I also hadn't slept well the night before and was yawning the whole way. So I did it eastbound a few years ago traveling from Columbus to the Ohio River valley, opting for US 22 over staying on I-70 and then taking OH 7 north. (I-70 to I-77 to the US 22 exit). The second trip wasn't as bad as I remembered the first trip being. It was an interesting drive.
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« Reply #273 on: July 19, 2021, 10:05:04 AM »

I'm presuming on his eastward trip to PGH, he exited the interstate system at Cambridge and took US 22 over to Steubenville. I've done that twice, once in each direction. The first time was westbound, and I remembered it as being a long and agonizing slog once the improved route ran out. But I also hadn't slept well the night before and was yawning the whole way. So I did it eastbound a few years ago traveling from Columbus to the Ohio River valley, opting for US 22 over staying on I-70 and then taking OH 7 north. (I-70 to I-77 to the US 22 exit). The second trip wasn't as bad as I remembered the first trip being. It was an interesting drive.
Nah I avoid using I-70 completely. Did I-71->OH 315->I-670->I-270->OH 161->OH 16->US 36->US 250->US 22. OH 161/16 is mostly 4 lane, and so is US 36 west of I-77. It was a pretty nice drive as there's very little truck traffic east of Newark. Also, I used I-70 east of Columbus way too many times (on various trips to NYC and DC), and am bored of it.
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Re: What road did you leave on and reenter your state when you left it?
« Reply #274 on: July 20, 2021, 02:50:47 AM »

both leaving and reentering on the George Washington Bridge.
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