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  1. #1

    Default How is this even possible?

    Hi everybody, I'm new here and man, am I glad I found this place!

    I have been on many road trips, mostly in my mid-late teens traveling with my parents all over America. (70's)

    In my 20-early 40's (up 'til now) I have taken a road trip or three across the state (Ahiya), and out to the Atlantic ocean several times.

    Now, just as our youngest turned 18 two weeks ago, my sister in law calls and says;

    "Would you like to take my new Grand Cherokee and a credit card from Ohio to Orange county, pick up a U-Haul full of stuff (my newphews stuff- recently divorced blah blah blah...) and drive the whole works BACK ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO AHIYA?!"

    I waited a breath which took considerable time to inhale, to say "Yes".

    Sorry about the long intro, I am still on an adrenaline high two hours later.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default question?

    Welcome to the RTA forum!

    It sounds like you've got an interesting trip in front of you. However, I didn't see a question anywhere in your post. Of course a trip from California to Ohio is possible, people do it every day of the week. Is there something specific you had a question or a concern about?

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    Question? "How is this even possible?"

    It's like somebody said "Here's some free money and a place to spend it." My wife and I were just getting everything ready for our road trip to Skyline Drive and then we got the call to do this. Gas/food/hotels/car, we supply the driving and sight seeing.

    What could be better?

    I guess I was just "venting my overload of joy".....I didn't really have a question.
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 09-24-2007 at 03:23 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default um, congrats, I guess

    Well, it sounds like you should have a good time then. Have fun.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Central California

    Default Check budget...

    ...then decide for sure.


    I know this sounds like a gift from heaven, but there are always "but I didn't mean" arguements that come up later, if you don't ask questions now.

    Questions such as:

    How long do you expect this to take? (This little errand is about 5,000 miles long!)

    Is it OK if we stay at a nice hotel in Las Vegas for a couple of nights?

    ...and so on. You know you brother and sister-in-law so you know what questions to ask. Just make sure all the ground rules are worked out before you really say "yes."

    Then, have a great trip!

    Craig Sheumaker
    co-author of the travel guide: America's Living History-The Early Years

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default And if you don't like the deal your sister ends up cutting you....

    ...have her give me a call. I'll be her sister! :-)

    Enjoy and let us know what adventures you had along the way.

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    Thanks all- I'll keep you posted. We have talk specifics and it all seem good so far......


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