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Re: Ridiculously long day trips
« Reply #125 on: February 28, 2017, 04:29:45 PM »

My longest day trip is Boise to Bend and back. Though technically, my then-girlfriend (now wife) drove me to Ontario, I took the bus to Bend, then drove back. I was picking up a car.

As for driving the whole way, we took a day trip from Meridian to Twin Falls (135 mi each way, though we took some back roads on the way back). And two separate day trips from Seaside to Portland (about 80 miles each way, though one time we took US-30 through Astoria back). Nothing too long really.


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Re: Ridiculously long day trips
« Reply #126 on: March 01, 2017, 12:00:44 PM »

I went from Milwaukee to Indianapolis and then back in one day back in May 2013. I was there for a tour of Lucas Oil Stadium spent 10 hours on the road for a 2 hour tour. Left at 6AM in the morning got back around 9PM.


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Re: Ridiculously long day trips
« Reply #127 on: April 22, 2017, 12:36:50 PM »

Longest been on is 2 1/2 hours each way.
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Re: Ridiculously long day trips
« Reply #128 on: May 12, 2017, 09:43:21 PM »

I've had a few decently long day trips. Last summer I drove from Indy down to SW Indiana to cross of some counties from my list. It rained all day and made the trip less enjoyable than it would have been otherwise, but it was still worth it. Left about 8:30am and returned around 4 or 5pm. I didn't want to leave my dog alone for any longer than that!

Route map: http://www.mob-rule.com/routes/csw/84

Another day trip while I was in New York State last autumn, drove up to the Adirondacks for some hiking and took the scenic route back through Lake George and Albany. I-88 is beautiful in the fall. Left early in the morning and didn't get back before it was dark.

Route map: http://www.mob-rule.com/routes/csw/239

This doesn't really count, but in November I also flew to Kansas City from Indy and back in a day for an interview. Managed to cross off a few more counties in the area with my provided rental car, don't tell anyone. What a day that was.


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