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Hello from California!
« on: February 09, 2016, 07:58:04 PM »

Hello everyone!

My name is Neil and I'm from the small town of Bishop, CA where the western terminus of US 6 meets US 395. From a young age I have been very interested in highways. In the past five years my interest of highways has turned into a passion. I am very interested in the history and former alignment of highways, highway signs, planning and construction of highways, intersections/interchanges and last but not least maps and navigation.

I've been following this website for the past couple of years and I finally decided to join in on the fun. I'm looking forward to talking to everybody, and I want to apologize ahead of time if I make some newbie mistakes along the way.
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 07:59:53 PM »

Welcome from Massachusetts! (No, I'm not from Provincetown, the other end of US 6.)
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 08:10:30 PM »

Welcome to the board!

Been through Bishop a couple of times over the years. Love how you can stand in the middle of US 6 at the Nevada state line and not get run over.

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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 08:26:24 PM »

Welcome from palm tree less Winnipeg!

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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 12:16:31 AM »

I've been to Bishop a few times, but not for a long time.  Usually after some adventure in the mountains.
Welcome!
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 09:12:37 AM »

Welcome from cold and snowy greater Cincinnati!!
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 09:18:20 AM »

I just missed Bishop, getting on 6 going east at Benton.  All I have ever known of it was that it stuck in my head as the setting of a TV episode in the 70s or 80s (Bionic Woman?  A-Team?). 

Amazing area to drive in when you're used to the East. 
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 11:14:39 AM »

Welcome from Alabama! I've never been to Bishop, or California in general really, though my dad's gone out to Los Angeles a few times.
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 12:10:11 PM »

Always great to see more California commenters here at AARoads! :D
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 02:23:54 PM »

Welcome from snowy St. Louis!
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2016, 03:53:09 PM »

Welcome from southeast Missouri!
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2016, 12:57:41 AM »

Welcome from S. Central PA!
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 04:13:18 PM »

Welcome to the AAroads forum! I'm in the Palm Springs area, where the I-10 crosses along side the old US route 99 (also 60 and 70). The CA routes 62 and 86 are "freeway" stage when they're inside the city limits of Desert Hot Springs (the 62) and Coachella (the 86).
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Re: Hello from California!
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2016, 12:00:08 PM »

Welcome!
Bishop is one of my favorite small towns in California. I was actually out there a few months ago, and visited your town's little brewpub, which I found to be very good, and loved their use of local hops (there's a hop farm on Benton Crossing Road). But my US 6 research has brought me there a few times. I love the wholly undramatic end of that highway there. Then again, the other end isn't really signed either.
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