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My daugher is going to move from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania  to Portland Oregon (20 minutes from my place) this coming Spring. I told her it would not be cost efficient to have her car taken on a train and a bad idea to sell it as the car is fairly new.

In my late thirties I made the trip in four days across country (three times in three years in my forties) but thirty years later will more likely than not need one or two more days. So in total I am going to take two weeks off from work for this. Two days will be visiting my mother, brother and old friends (they are aware of my transition and fine with this).

So I am flying out and driving the car back. Was just thinking that why not throw out this to this forum and others that might live between the two points to see if they might be interested in a visit? Would love to have the opportunity to get to see faces that are at this time only on the web. 

 


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Seems one hell of a long drive!, Birmingham to Luxembourg was bad enough! 3 hours to Dover and 5 hours on the continent.............I had to unsieze my joints when I got out of our Land Rover Freelander............

Good Luck, and drive safely, vaya con dios.

Eve

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Karen,

Wish I lived on the west coast.  If you are ever on the east coast, I would love to show you Beacon, New York!

Monica

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Eve, for the record I very much enjoy long drives. My first great drive was 1500 miles when I was 18 from the east coast to the center of the country. I will admit that on the 3500 mile trip each time when returning home the last 200 or 300 miles bothered me as that leg of the journey is known for police watching for people speeding. Never have been ticketed so knock on wood.

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Monica, I will be on the East Coast around April but not sure about getting to New York, will have to wait and see as the last trips took me through to Ohio then PA.

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Well, when I was young I didn't drive a car at all - didn't want to! I rode my Norton Commando around Europe in my early 20's down to Spain 3 times, of course I loved it even when in tropical style rain all through France into Andorra.............so I know where you're coming from Karen. I know I couldn't do it now though, driving a car is bad enough for my bones !

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Thinking about it I did manage to get a speeding ticket, I was caught in a radar trap in Andorra the first time I ever ventured abroad, cost me about the equivilent of £45 then (1980ish), so it was a far amount, I wasn't going to argue with the police they have much bigger guns than the French..............I framed the speeding ticket and was quite proud of it at the time!

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Veronica, I will be gliding down the bottom of Wyoming so there is a good possibility of me making it your way, that is if you and Violet will be around when I hit the area. Will let you know ahead of time. It would be great to meet both of you.

Nutty drivers, heck can't be any worst than California or Oregon :)

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