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Driving Cross Country CA to FL **HELP**

Discussion in 'Travel' started by DTFtacoma, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Aug 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    DTFtacoma

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    My Girl friend's sister got a paid internship with Disney so she's moving to Florida for half a year. So it will be my GF, GF's sister and me. We're driving there leaving the car with her and flying back.

    We're leaving this Sunday @ 4:AM and not stopping till we hit Anthony, TX that night.


    Monday we're not stopping till New Orleans (never been
    :D) going to stay two nights.

    Wednesday we're making the final stretch to Orlando and staying two nights


    Basicly my question is what the heck is there to do in these cities keep in mind I'm a bit of a cheap ass (home owner)
    :eek:


    Me and two women ............ DRIVING lol wish me luck



    This is the route:
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  2. Aug 10, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    try to avoid NM
     
  3. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    Go to the Alamo when you go thru San Antonio
     
  4. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Sorry Girl Friends sister likes females


    JK thanks man! Where bouts in NM are you?
     
  5. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    lol

    Good point been there once the girls should get a kick out that
     
  6. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    haha your way up there! Thanks for the offer dude! :cool:

    That's why I love TW lots of cool peeps
     
  7. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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  8. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    You're going about an hour and a half south of me. There is nothing to do in Anthony. Why not just stay in El Paso?
     
  9. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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  10. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Yeah you're right, Anthony is a way better alternative. Whole different world there.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    excuse my ignorance but what in the heck is an "internship" at disney world involve? Greet customers, ticket booth or a Donald Duck suit?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Don't stop in Anthony, stop in Las Cruces, NM. A LOT more to do there than in Anthony. Great food and bars (college town), decent sized city with all the necessary amenities. It's only about half an hour difference in time, I would strongly advise staying in Las Cruces than in Anthony just for the fact there will be many more options for food and lodging in Las Cruces.
     
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    Stage hand, preping the performers for live shows, ect

    She's been in the PCPA for many years now

    Disney doesn't drag you cross county, give you decent pay, and housing for tearing ticket stubs lol
     
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    I think we might be changing the first night :D are there any large towns between you and fort Stockton?

    lol

    The first night is all about road time just trying to make it as far as possible without driving all night ;) but who knows if I'm tired we might just do that
     
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    What's your criteria for large? Over 100 people?
     
  16. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    What kind of phone do you have? I often drive across country for fun, and this last trip from L.A. through San Antonio I took all backroads and guided myself from interesting site to interesting site using the iPhone apps Roadside America, TripAdvisor, and Yelp.

    You can find anything you ever wanted to find with those three traveling apps.

    Have fun!
     
  17. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    If you are going to stop overnight anywhere in the Permian Basin (Pecos, Fort Stockton, Ozona, etc) I would call ahead to see if there are any hotel rooms. The oil boom is such that you usually need to book several weeks out because all the service companies book the rooms for their employees.
     
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    I would love taking the scenic route just kind of a rush on this trip gotta be in orlando by thursday morning.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Thank you for the heads up!

    We already reserved New Orleans and Orlando just haven't made up our minds for the first night ;)
     
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    Nearest one of those is about 5 hours from here.
     
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