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Re: Spring Break trip 2021
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2020, 01:34:03 PM »


Most times of day, I'd probably go I-70 straight to I-64.  However, at peak traffic times, it's best to avoid downtown.  The last time I made that drive, that's the way I went, but it was also late in the evening.

I actually recommend I-270 east from Saint Charles (use MO-370 or not, six one way and half a dozen the other), then I-255 south from Glen Carbon.

70 to 64 is fine bc you don't go straight through downtown. You just take the Musial Bridge and segue right onto 64 in East STL.

Ah, yes, I suppose that's true.  All of my previous trips through there were pre- I-70 shift.
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Re: Spring Break trip 2021
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2020, 05:04:04 PM »

At this point, I'm considering the possibility, I may not take any big road trips of any kind until the Spring of 2021, because I'm getting ready to schedule an operation on my knee. That's because more than eight years ago I tried sitting in the driver's seat of a 1966-67 MG Midget, and have had water on the knee ever since, but now it's starting to bulge up.

Small cars and big people just don't mix!

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Re: Spring Break trip 2021
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2020, 06:51:47 PM »

New plans; While I still want another Northeastern Florida day trip in the Spring of 2021, I want to try another day trip before this in a more northwesterly direction. That's because I want to get more pics of US 129 in Levy County, and US Alternate 27 that isn't overlapped with US 19 and 98.


Also, I might want to add the Folkston Funnel to my Northeastern Florida trip.



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Re: Spring Break trip 2021
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2020, 08:05:47 AM »

I never really understood why spring break was so special. Schools typically didn't have fall breaks back when I was in college (1979-1983). Why is a spring break needed if a fall break isn't?

And I never went anywhere on spring break. Farthest I ever got from home was either Lexington (shopping) or Hindman (high school basketball tournament). And one year I had to stay on campus and work. So spring break was never a magical thing for me. I appreciated the week off from classes, but it wasn't a big deal other than that.

In Mexico, spring break always falls during Holy Week and Easter, as many families travel during that time to be with relatives.  I always thought it strange that spring break doesn't line up in the same way here in the USA, even while winter break does line up with Christmas.

For some reason, Christmas was considered a secular holiday and Easter a Christian holiday, so binding spring break to Easter was challenged in court.

Perhaps the fact that Easter moves on the calendar had almost as much to do with it.  Sometimes it falls very near to the end of a college academic term, much like Thanksgiving does.  Sometimes when I was in school, the calendar-fixed "spring" break in March fell very near to Mardi Gras.

Most colleges have a semester break from some time in Dec to Jan.  But when schools were on trimesters, the break might fall at Thanksgiving, and they'd get another winter break at Christmas - but with assignments.  I never understood trimesters.  Same number of weeks of school in the year (3x10 vs 2x15), but one extra week of exams.
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Re: Spring Break trip 2021
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2020, 08:20:10 AM »

When I was growing up, spring break in the Fairfax County schools was almost always (note "almost") tied to Easter, though sometimes it was the week after Easter when Easter fell in March. When we were little kids, it was widely known, even among Jewish students, as "Easter vacation," though that custom fell by the wayside. The times when spring break wasn't tied to Easter was normally when Easter fell very late in April (for me, that likely would have been 1984, when Easter fell on April 22; I also vaguely recall spring break being separate from Easter in 1991, when Easter fell on March 31, because I recall one of the teachers being thrown off by it—spring break normally marked the end of the third quarter of the school year but that year it didn't). School here also ended later than it does in many other parts of the country—usually mid-June, around June 16 or so when I was a kid—and I think that had something to do with when spring break was scheduled, as they didn't want it to be too early relative to the end of the school year or too late relative to either when the academic quarters began and ended or high school AP exams.

One significant change they made over the years was a rule that if spring break is not scheduled for the week before Easter, Good Friday will always be a "teacher workday" (i.e., no school for students) and teachers will be given flexibility as to whether they want to work that day or some other. This came up after one year when school was scheduled for that day and they ran into a teacher rebellion when a lot of them sought to take that day off and there weren't enough substitutes.
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