Post by NoFilterChuck on Sept 3, 2017 10:29:06 GMT -6
Whelp, this past week we drove from NYC to Long Beach, CA. Knocked it out in ~4 days! We left monday night at about 1130pm, drove for 3 hours, then stopped at a hotel in PA. Then tuesday day, we put in 10 hours and made it to somewhere in indiana, ending our drive at about 1030pm. Wednesday, we did more of the same, leaving at about 11am, and driving to kearney, nebraska. about 780 miles that day. Thursday, we drove from Kearney to Park City, Utah (722 miles), where my parents were staying for a vacation. Then friday, we left around 11am again and finished the trip, driving non-stop to Long Beach (710 miles), arriving at about 10pm. The basic mode of operation was to fill up the car, drive till it said we had 100 miles left in the tank (it's a 2016 mazda 3 that gets about 400 miles per tank), then we would stop for gas and food, then get back on the road to our destination.
On friday, we stopped for gas in North Las Vegas, and that 110F temperature was NO JOKE!!! Other than that, nothing eventful happened on the drive other than tired legs and butts!
Now, we're just waiting for Roadway to show up with my studio and instruments.
Glad you made a move that you'd been wanting for a long time. I was hoping you could have visited my place in CT at some point. So what are the details of your situation? Good luck with everything.
Heh, my wife wanted to move, not me. Yeah, there were a lot of places and studios I wanted to visit before I left that I thought I'd get to see as I wasn't planning on leaving! But when you're thrown a curve ball...
Post by thehightenor on Sept 7, 2017 8:20:16 GMT -6
Let me tell you as a kid growing up in Northern England, long cold wet dark winters - damp that get's into your bones- and listening to great American music (Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Miles etc) and watching American TV and films on those long damp nights after school I sometimes fantasied those words.
"Made it to the West Coast" LOL
I think I took just about every cultural reference I ever had from the good old USA.
I did make it 200 miles down the road to London (slightly less damp and cold .... slightly) so I did at least follow some of my dreams.
Anyway - not sure if it's fab in reality as it sounds to this Brit - but I wish you the very best with your move.
PS My wife wants to move back to her home country of New Zealand - definitely less damp :-)