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My cross country drive

Discussion in 'Travel' started by PatHLC128, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Jun 17, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    A few weeks ago I drove across the country with two of my friends. My friend decided to move to Huntington Beach, CA to live with his cousin and asked if I wanted to take the drive with him and his brother. I've always wanted to do a cross country trip so I was all about it. We drove from White Plains, NY to Huntington Beach, CA in 6 days stopping overnight in Toledo, Chicago, Omaha, Denver and Las Vegas. We took I80 most of the way and I76 and I15 once we got out west. Heres some of the pics from my trip, enjoy.

    Chicago skyline
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    This is what Nebraska looked like the whole time
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    Eastern Colorado
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    Crossing the Rockies
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    More Rockies
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    Colorado River
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    The three of us (im in the middle) at the Colorado River
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    Utah
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    Utah again, theres not much there but its beautiful
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    Me on top of a hill in Utah
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    My two friends I went with
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    Ghost town in Utah, i think it was called Green River
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    On the Vegas Strip at the New York New York
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    The Pier at Huntington Beach
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    The sweet Tacoma lifeguard trucks they use in Cali
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    I had a great time and I would recommend that anyone who gets the chance to drive across our beautiful country should. I also couldnt believe the ridiculous amount of Tacomas I saw in SoCal...now i understand why half the people on this forum are from there.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    looks like a good time :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    TacoNut

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    looks fun, always wanted to do that
     
  4. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    I've gone from SC to CA twice - both times was boring as hell. First time was with my grandparents and it took us 7 days, second time with my mom and it took 5 days. I was in early teens then. I'm sure i'd have a lot more fun if I were to do it now with a couple friends..
     
  5. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    yeah, im definitely glad that i did it after i turned 21 and with friends, otherwise it woulda been pretty boring
     
  6. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Ya, if you live in HB and you have a truck it is most likely a Tacoma.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    when i lived in NY i drove all over the country for work... CA, FL, OK, OR, MN, MS, IA... usually by myself but it was probably the best part of my job


    wish i had the time to do it more now
     
  8. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    Great documentation of your trip, memories to last a lifetime! :)

    oh the ghost city one is great, I really like while traveling checking out old towns, closed bases...they have a life of their own.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    Looks like fun. That ghost town looks pretty spooky. I would like to be there at night time.

    Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    Nice pics! My wife and I were just in Green River a few weeks ago before heading down to Arches and Canyonlands. Such a beautiful country!
     
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