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Old Aug 20th 2006, 9:40 am
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Question Highways/Freeways = Motorways

Whenever we go back to England for a visit, we tend to fly out from Chicago O'Hare as it's the cheapest (compared to Detroit Wayne, as we live in Michigan). O'Hare is about three to four hours car travel, whereas Wayne is about one and a half hours - using the interstate highways.

Getting to O'Hare is a nightmare - for me. I am HYACINTH BUCKET on steroids and poor USC hubby pays the price when I dig my nails into his arm as many of those humungous sem"eyes" think it's fun to play chicken with us.

So, to save hubby's right arm, we plan alternative routes to get to O'Hare, and to anywhere else. Granted, we have to leave earlier as we take the equivalent of the English A and B roads as opposed to taking the American highways/freeways. And, the result is, unanimous. We then get to see what we consider to be the "real" America.

We have seen so many beautiful villages/towns/cities by taking alternative routes when travelling through the states. To us, it's worth adding on a couple of hours to our travel time to get a sense of "how the other half lives".

We don't use GPS - I insist on using maps - and we don't get lost too much! Sometimes, when we do get lost, that affords us the chance to have a bit of an adventure and it has always turned out to our advantage.

So, for us, Highways/Freeways = Motorways (boring but quick). We would rather take the A and B road equivalents and we have fun. Does anyone else do the same as us? If so, would you like to share your experiences with the rest of us?
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Originally Posted by mozoo
Whenever we go back to England for a visit, we tend to fly out from Chicago O'Hare as it's the cheapest (compared to Detroit Wayne, as we live in Michigan). O'Hare is about three to four hours car travel, whereas Wayne is about one and a half hours - using the interstate highways.

Getting to O'Hare is a nightmare - for me. I am HYACINTH BUCKET on steroids and poor USC hubby pays the price when I dig my nails into his arm as many of those humungous sem"eyes" think it's fun to play chicken with us.

So, to save hubby's right arm, we plan alternative routes to get to O'Hare, and to anywhere else. Granted, we have to leave earlier as we take the equivalent of the English A and B roads as opposed to taking the American highways/freeways. And, the result is, unanimous. We then get to see what we consider to be the "real" America.

We have seen so many beautiful villages/towns/cities by taking alternative routes when travelling through the states. To us, it's worth adding on a couple of hours to our travel time to get a sense of "how the other half lives".

We don't use GPS - I insist on using maps - and we don't get lost too much! Sometimes, when we do get lost, that affords us the chance to have a bit of an adventure and it has always turned out to our advantage.


So, for us, Highways/Freeways = Motorways (boring but quick). We would rather take the A and B road equivalents and we have fun. Does anyone else do the same as us? If so, would you like to share your experiences with the rest of us?




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If my woman ever put her nails into my arm like that I would bitch slap her (gotta keep my pimp hand strong)

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If my woman ever put her nails into my arm like that I would bitch slap her (gotta keep my pimp hand strong)
This is a good attitude !!!
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I took 'The pretty way' on Thursday ...... The Masspike was shut due to a gas main leak at Ludlow. I chose to take some advice from a fellow trucker and get off at exit 8 and nip along rte 20 west to Springfield, It was the wrong advice It took me 45 minutes to go 15 miles ! Not due to the traffic but to the endless sets of traffic lights all at red when I got to them, add to that the fact that after 12 miles I came up against a 12'6" bridge with a 13'6" trailer !
When I eventually got back on the pike and stopped at Bandford services for a much needed pee almost every car I saw there in front of me had been near me before I got off the damm pike in the first place
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Originally Posted by Patrick Hasler
I took 'The pretty way' on Thursday ...... The Masspike was shut due to a gas main leak at Ludlow. I chose to take some advice from a fellow trucker and get off at exit 8 and nip along rte 20 west to Springfield, It was the wrong advice It took me 45 minutes to go 15 miles ! Not due to the traffic but to the endless sets of traffic lights all at red when I got to them, add to that the fact that after 12 miles I came up against a 12'6" bridge with a 13'6" trailer !
When I eventually got back on the pike and stopped at Bandford services for a much needed pee almost every car I saw there in front of me had been near me before I got off the damm pike in the first place

I'll be in that same area next week (I'll make sure I pee before I leave home!)
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I'll be in that same area next week (I'll make sure I pee before I leave home!)
You'd better keep a look out for my truck then
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I'll be in that same area next week (I'll make sure I pee before I leave home!)
Did you mean you would be there ALL the week ? .... Are you camping out there or serving at McDonnalds ? .... I called in there twice this week and didn't see you
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I'll be in that same area next week (I'll make sure I pee before I leave home!)
Are you off to see our mutual friend ?
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Are you off to see our mutual friend ?
Thats it ............. Keep us all guessing ?
All apart from the mutual friend that is
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Originally Posted by cabritpop
If my woman ever put her nails into my arm like that I would bitch slap her (gotta keep my pimp hand strong)

Why dya think I do that?
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I took 'The pretty way' on Thursday ...... The Masspike was shut due to a gas main leak at Ludlow. I chose to take some advice from a fellow trucker and get off at exit 8 and nip along rte 20 west to Springfield, It was the wrong advice It took me 45 minutes to go 15 miles ! Not due to the traffic but to the endless sets of traffic lights all at red when I got to them, add to that the fact that after 12 miles I came up against a 12'6" bridge with a 13'6" trailer !
When I eventually got back on the pike and stopped at Bandford services for a much needed pee almost every car I saw there in front of me had been near me before I got off the damm pike in the first place

We've learned to "follow" the locals. A bit easier for us as we're not in a juggernaut!
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Originally Posted by mozoo
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We have seen so many beautiful villages/towns/cities by taking alternative routes when travelling through the states. To us, it's worth adding on a couple of hours to our travel time to get a sense of "how the other half lives".

We don't use GPS - I insist on using maps - and we don't get lost too much! Sometimes, when we do get lost, that affords us the chance to have a bit of an adventure and it has always turned out to our advantage.

So, for us, Highways/Freeways = Motorways (boring but quick). We would rather take the A and B road equivalents and we have fun. Does anyone else do the same as us? If so, would you like to share your experiences with the rest of us?
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Originally Posted by mozoo
Whenever we go back to England for a visit, we tend to fly out from Chicago O'Hare as it's the cheapest (compared to Detroit Wayne, as we live in Michigan). O'Hare is about three to four hours car travel, whereas Wayne is about one and a half hours - using the interstate highways.

Getting to O'Hare is a nightmare - for me. I am HYACINTH BUCKET on steroids and poor USC hubby pays the price when I dig my nails into his arm as many of those humungous sem"eyes" think it's fun to play chicken with us.

So, to save hubby's right arm, we plan alternative routes to get to O'Hare, and to anywhere else. Granted, we have to leave earlier as we take the equivalent of the English A and B roads as opposed to taking the American highways/freeways. And, the result is, unanimous. We then get to see what we consider to be the "real" America.

We have seen so many beautiful villages/towns/cities by taking alternative routes when travelling through the states. To us, it's worth adding on a couple of hours to our travel time to get a sense of "how the other half lives".

We don't use GPS - I insist on using maps - and we don't get lost too much! Sometimes, when we do get lost, that affords us the chance to have a bit of an adventure and it has always turned out to our advantage.

So, for us, Highways/Freeways = Motorways (boring but quick). We would rather take the A and B road equivalents and we have fun. Does anyone else do the same as us? If so, would you like to share your experiences with the rest of us?
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Originally Posted by mozoo
Whenever we go back to England for a visit, we tend to fly out from Chicago O'Hare as it's the cheapest (compared to Detroit Wayne, as we live in Michigan). O'Hare is about three to four hours car travel, whereas Wayne is about one and a half hours - using the interstate highways.

Getting to O'Hare is a nightmare - for me. I am HYACINTH BUCKET on steroids and poor USC hubby pays the price when I dig my nails into his arm as many of those humungous sem"eyes" think it's fun to play chicken with us.

So, to save hubby's right arm, we plan alternative routes to get to O'Hare, and to anywhere else. Granted, we have to leave earlier as we take the equivalent of the English A and B roads as opposed to taking the American highways/freeways. And, the result is, unanimous. We then get to see what we consider to be the "real" America.

We have seen so many beautiful villages/towns/cities by taking alternative routes when travelling through the states. To us, it's worth adding on a couple of hours to our travel time to get a sense of "how the other half lives".

We don't use GPS - I insist on using maps - and we don't get lost too much! Sometimes, when we do get lost, that affords us the chance to have a bit of an adventure and it has always turned out to our advantage.

So, for us, Highways/Freeways = Motorways (boring but quick). We would rather take the A and B road equivalents and we have fun. Does anyone else do the same as us? If so, would you like to share your experiences with the rest of us?
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