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Hello from Austin
« on: July 25, 2019, 02:39:27 PM »

Thought I should introduce myself as this forum has a page for it. I'm 13, so probably one of the youngest on here. I've been to 20 states + DC, 18 of which by road trips. Living in Austin, I've gotten to experience all the freeway construction I need in a lifetime. I guess being stuck in traffic started my interest in highways. I dream of a 10-lane I-35 through downtown and bike lanes on every corridor... I might be dreaming for a while  :biggrin:

I'm working on making a Travel Mapping page, but that's not done yet. I've clinched* TX Loop 1 and nothing else (yet.)
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 03:00:39 PM »

Welcome from Massachusetts! I'm pretty sure you are the youngest on here right now, but there have been a few who joined when they were younger (specifically noelbotevera joined when he was 11). I joined when I was 14.
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 03:18:35 PM »

Welcome from Massachusetts! I was also 13 when I joined.
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 06:47:38 PM »

Welcome from Texas!

Though I may be 40-ish years older than you, I, too, dream of a 10-lane I-35 thru Austin.
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 10:44:35 PM »

Welcome to Club AARoads; I'm amazed you've managed to visit 20 states plus a district in such a short amount of time. Here are the rules:

Rule number one: never tell anyone about Club AARoads.
Rule number two: See rule number one.
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 10:49:11 PM »

I'm amazed you've managed to visit 20 states plus a district in such a short amount of time.

It helps that my grandparents live in Mississippi and Indiana, and most of the rest are from a road trip to DC/Gettysburg.

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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 10:57:04 PM »

I'm amazed you've managed to visit 20 states plus a district in such a short amount of time.

It helps that my grandparents live in Mississippi and Indiana, and most of the rest are from a road trip to DC/Gettysburg.
Heh, I'm not afforded that luxury; my family mostly lives in the Philippines. All of the states I've visited (23 + 2 Canadian provinces - except for MD and DC; some trips were for specific events/family business) came from several road trips throughout the years; heck, I rarely left the Mid-Atlantic until 2017!

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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 06:53:02 AM »

Thought I should introduce myself as this forum has a page for it. I'm 13, so probably one of the youngest on here. I've been to 20 states + DC, 18 of which by road trips. Living in Austin, I've gotten to experience all the freeway construction I need in a lifetime. I guess being stuck in traffic started my interest in highways. I dream of a 10-lane I-35 through downtown and bike lanes on every corridor... I might be dreaming for a while  :biggrin:

I'm working on making a Travel Mapping page, but that's not done yet. I've clinched* TX Loop 1 and nothing else (yet.)
*as a passenger, obviously

Welcome! I was very similar to you at that age, bought my first road atlas at 11 y/o, visited roughly the same amount of states by age 13 (5 of which I lived in). At around 16 y/o, I made it a lifetime goal to visit all 50 states....just reached that goal last week.
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 07:18:32 PM »

Welcome from Upstate NY!  :wave:
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2019, 04:34:39 PM »

Welcome from northwest Georgia!  :wave:

I was 14 years old when I joined this forum several years ago.

Austin is a large and rapidly growing city, so Id agree a 10-lane I-35 through there definitely sounds nice.

I am looking forward to seeing you around on the forum!  :nod:
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2019, 05:33:46 PM »

I dream of a 10-lane I-35 through downtown and bike lanes on every corridor... I might be dreaming for a while  :biggrin:
Better yet, expand I-10 between San Antonio and TX-130, and TX-130 itself to 6-lanes, and make it a toll free interstate. Or just make the existing 4-lane highway a toll free interstate. And keep that 85 mph speed limit.

That would get thru traffic off I-35.

Welcome from southeast VA!
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2019, 05:37:28 PM »

Welcome from Greenville, NC!
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Re: Hello from Austin
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2019, 01:36:42 AM »

Welcome from NEFL!

Ive had a sampling of Austin cuisine (or should I say, Austin-style cuisine) since moving to this area of the Sunshine State. Needless to say, I loved it! It was from a local/regional sandwich (submarine) shop chain called Larrys Giant Subs, which has samplings of different American cities that also include Chicago (unfortunately what the sub shop offered as Chicago-style was not to my liking), New Orleans, and New York.
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