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Roads You Miss
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:25:21 PM »

With the current ongoing pandemic, it seems like a good time to reflect on fun roads that we used to drive quite often, or haven't driven in a while, that we wish we could have a bit more of in our lives! This isn't necessarily your favorite roads, or the most scenic ones, but just roads that have positive connotations and overall good vibes and memories.

For me, it's the New York State Thruway. I've only driven about 6 miles on it in the last 4 months. I really, really miss it, and I hope I get to use it a few times this summer, even if not as much as in past years.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 05:38:39 PM »

AZ 88 since it was an awesome mountain highway and dirt road.  It was so much fun being able to drive that highway on a whim. 
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 05:47:32 AM »

I-35 in Minnesota, or really anything up there.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 07:25:38 AM »

Roads I miss from my trucking days:

  • I-5 through Oregon and Washington (minus Seattle area traffic)
  • Many of the California freeways
  • Oklahoma Turnpikes
  • Ohio Turnpike (good overall design quality and best service plazas)
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes
  • I-40 through eastern Tennessee
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 03:32:33 PM »

MN 61, of course.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 03:47:28 PM »

Since switching my regular Kansas-to-Mexico route several years ago in order to avoid Fort Worth, I've missed driving this stretch of freeway beauty through the Sierra Madre.

The mountainous stretch of my current route is shorter and usually involves some dicey passing situations.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 04:06:08 PM »

Roads in general.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 04:11:35 PM »

I miss most of the Florida roads before all the sprawl when you can go one mile without stopping for many stoplights or even one at all.  In my old house you could go to Hunter's Creek in less than two minutes.  Now that trip can take you at least five and several lights that were not up when I first moved to Orlando. 

Thankfully, we got some of that back during the stay at home, but now its business as usual again, but you can enjoy the quiet time of it while it lasted. 

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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 09:36:24 PM »

Route 66, on which I spent many great childhood road trips.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2020, 11:56:39 PM »

Highway 2, since I haven't driven beyond Monroe since the beginning of the year.

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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 01:05:24 AM »

I really miss driving the Merritt Parkway...I always made sure to hop on it at the Milford Pkwy exit when driving between the Cape and points south.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 07:03:10 AM »

Throwing something exotic: roads beyond Zaragoza (as seen from my viewpoint at the foot of the Pyrenees), notably A-23 and A-2. At least I managed to get into the latter this year before the lockdown. Also A-21 in Navarre.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2020, 07:34:58 AM »

Two in particular; both part of my old regular CA>PNW routine:

US 97 from Weed, CA north to about Madras, OR; and US 101 in its entirety from Santa Rosa up through Oregon to the Columbia River.  Don't make all that many trips utilizing either route since the early 2000's for any number of reasons; and the COVID situation has put the kibosh on at least doing partial segments.  Oh well -- possibly things will change after things settle back to -- maybe -- some vague semblance of a previous "normal"; pretty much all we can hope for these days -- at least in terms of our travel capabilities.   
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 11:05:08 AM »

I really miss driving the Merritt Parkway...I always made sure to hop on it at the Milford Pkwy exit when driving between the Cape and points south.
I like that road too.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2020, 11:53:12 AM »

Corridor H, especially from Elkins to Strasburg.
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Re: Roads You Miss
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 01:06:54 PM »

NC 12 in the off season.
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