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I Love Long Drives

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    I feel like being a chauffeur is in my future.

    I love to drive for hours on end and I don't get drowsy or tired. I took a roadtrip by myself from July 10th to August 20th. Idrove from the Eastcoast to the Westcoast and back. Spent $3000 on food, camping, and other supplies. $1500 just went for gas to my truck. I drove 10,000...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Rolling early every morning catching the dawn

    makes this time wasted much more enjoyable , and as the day begins grab another gear cuz it a long ways to go . But If the dawning of a new day could last forever I'd drive it with a smile on my face .
    RKing13 RKing13 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    If anyone is interested - Look up SavanDurga,

    Karnataka, India on Google. You drive to the base and then trek to the top, Nice cool air. Was nice to drive around.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I-80

    i have driven the greatest distance on I-80.i have seen this road from sacramento cal. to iowa city iowa. i have also checked out many places close to this road . i know i have not come close to seeing all of the atractions . but a few i do recomend are the amana colonies in...
    salthawk salthawk 51-55 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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    I want to go on a long late night drive with

    snacks, music, and myself.. If gas, time and my pensive thoughts aren't much of a concern, then I would probably do it every night..
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I really do love them.

    I love looking at the world around me. Whether they're buildings, nature, the sky, anything, I love seeing it all. I feel like I can just relax, and think about life, think about anything really. It's calming, sometimes even too calming that I fall asleep cx (This is my...
    WittleMonkey WittleMonkey 16-17, F Jan 13

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    Can You Say Road Trip?

    Well . . . . if you can I'll volunteer to be your driver on the next one, and the longer the better! I guess it is in my genes. Some of my earliest memories from childhood was my dad waking us up in the early hours of the morning so that we can visit our grandparents who lived...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    The Trip To Colorado

    I thought to myself, if I was going to try one more time to find love , I better get started. I took off   May fifth from California.I really didn't plan it out much. I just picked a state. I rode a little scooter all the way here. The first thing I had to cross was Big Bear...
    kidkeith kidkeith 51-55, M 6 Responses May 7, 2011

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    Although With Gas Prices the Way They Are...

    Barring traffic, construction, and all the other horrors that the roads can give you, there aren't many things I find more relaxing than a nice long drive. I have a lot of family that lives in Pennsylvania and my drives down there are some of my favorite times. I love driving...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    The 62 Valiant

    There's nothing like the sound of a long stroke motor out on the open road. The valiant... facilitator of the wanderlust of my youth... dependable friend... well built... never failing. Driving is never a chore behind the wheel of this old girl. When it's actually a pleasure to...
    valiant62 valiant62 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    BIttuLOuIsA BIttuLOuIsA 18-21, M 2 Responses May 24

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    I just like listening to music on long drives

    because I don't get interrupted, and there just nice
    methaddict69xo methaddict69xo 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Drove to Badlands - South Dakota.

    It was a real long drive about 8 hrs one way from the Midwest. Would post photos when EP lets; me.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Around the Block

    The best vacation I did up to date was a drive around Australia... My boss told me in 2003 that I either took my accumulated overtime or forfeit them... Easy choice to make... so I cleared my calendar for 4 months, booked a ticket to Sydney and bought my self a car... 4...
    delt delt 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2007

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    About 3 days long is most satisfying.

    Maximum 1000 km per day.
    dinguedongue dinguedongue 66-70, M Jan 14

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    Drove around the Finger lakes in Autumn !

    just to check the foliage.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Dec 28, 2013

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    When It's By Choice

    Today was a good day for it. 32C and barely a cloud in the sky, blasting KOL on the stereo, flooring it down the freeway with my pooch beside me, head out enjoying the sunshine. It was nice not to think for a while.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    I've only had a couple of boyfriends

    who have had nice cars. I tend to find guys who use public transport like me, so we use the trains or the buses to get around here.It's easy enough, and more sensible, in places like Paris and London, even Flensburg, but here in Le Havre? My last boyfriend Otto had a car. A...
    Desartes Desartes 22-25, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I love long drives,even

    when i'm super dead after work. Especially the times when i have the person i love beside me with the music blasting and the wind messing up our hairs :))
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27

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    Horizons

    whether its the car I'm driving, where I'm going, what's playing on the stereo, or the person sitting next to me - many of the best times in my life have involved a car somehow. There is nothing like just setting out on the open road with someone special to somewhere special or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    There something about long drives.

    Especially if you are the one who is driving. The various towns that you pass through, the speciality cuisines of each town, the serenity around you while you drive on long roads especially when you dove on empty roads. The feeling just cannot be described in words. The max I...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Trip To Nowhere

    I love getting in the car and just driving with no destination in mind. Just follow the road til it ends. Ive driven up and down the i-5 corridor. Driven to washington multiple times because a friend needed a ride. My favorite trip ever was when i owned my 1998 mustang. I filled...
    justagirl4u justagirl4u 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    Take The Mind Off For A Spin..

    Imagine this... It is just beginning for the sun to descent over the horizon. You are riding around in your car of choice.. nothing too fancy; just something smooth and comfortable and a decent sound system. You put on some tunes that go with the drive. Flows with your...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M Nov 20, 2011

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    I can't wait to stay driving!

    I'm pretty much going to go everywhere in my car!
    Syydnee Syydnee 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    Spontaneous Road Trips

    I love taking road trips with as little pre-planning as possible.  Plans = things bound to go wrong, Spontaneity = adventure! I'll pack just what's necessary then hit the road following whichever highway catches my interest regardless of direction. The car becomes a...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 10 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    As long as I'm not the one driving,

    because I tend to get sleepy. I enjoy just staring out the window and watching the world as we drive through it, past it, to it, whatever.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 May 16

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    The Thinking Road

    I can think back and remember the long drives I took...oblivious to gas prices, I just wanted to think and driving down the same road that went on forever and ever was the best way to do that. I could drive for hours and not worry about getting lost. I could play song after song...
    CheshireKitten CheshireKitten 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    My mind is full, so I grabbed the keys

    and just started DRIVING. Earbuds in, iPod cranked, no destination. Just drove. What song should come on but Air Supply "Making Love Out of Nothing at All". How FCUCKING apropos is THAT?? {{forehead slap}}. I am over this day. Freaking Air Supply...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I have driven across Australia,

    Canada, the US and the south island of New Zealand. Ahhhhhhh...LOVE a long drive! :)
    Liligirl74 Liligirl74 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Drove to "Mall of America",

    MN in the middle of winter from Midwest. It was a lonnggg drive .
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    But not after a Long long day at work.

    Wife is in bed I'm sure.
    Hawgs Hawgs 46-50, M Jun 5

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    When I'm Not Driving!

    I love long drives when I don’t have to drive because then I have to focus more on the road if I’m driving! I prefer to have the windows down, sense the cool breeze on my face, leaning against the door, my hair at war with the wind in a messy combat until I eventually have...
    Michhhhnat Michhhhnat 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2011

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    Drove along the Appalachian trail,

    Maryland to West Virginia.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Dec 20, 2013

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    Perfect

    driving is a versatile pastime. there are fast drives for getting out aggression and frustration. there are slow, scenic drives when one needs a little peace and serenity. a driver bonds to their car when they find the right one, and sometimes that connection is all you...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    I really do love long drives,

    but I don't like being the one who is driving. I like to just sit back whilst I have my headphones on and my music is playing, all the windows rolled down and the weather is not too hot not too cold but warm, whilst the wind is just blowing through my hair it's just a nice...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Hill Station In Madikeri - Karnataka -India

    With coffee plantations on either sides - it's a pleasure driving in those hilly regions.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Long drives with some good friends

    and music and green. Makes for a fun road trip.
    SpacePirate SpacePirate 18-21, M Jan 25

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    Road Trips

    One of my favorite things to do are road trips. I love to drive by myself or with friends singing along to all sorts of music, bringing up old memories, making new inside jokes. Random road trips are the best. I have had a few nights where friends and I would randomly drive to...
    MimiCatastrophe MimiCatastrophe 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    bxox bxox 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I really love long drives.

    I also like the idea of continually travelling for days or weeks.
    KylieWylie KylieWylie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    I Love The Fresh Air

    I went for a drive today up in the mountains. It's been a cloudy day with slight rain, but overall it's actually been quite enjoyable. I actually like the rain. It makes everything so beautiful, clean, and full of life.. and boy does it smell so fresh. I brought Mack, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    I often attend a few work related conferences

    during the year. Because I am in California I have good roads to travel on for hours at a time. During my long drive, I put in different types of CDs into my van's disc player. I just lay back, relax. and think something positive about the music I am listening to. However, I...
    pattywoods pattywoods 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Last year, I drove from South Carolina to

    Florida and immediately returned to S.C to retrieve my forgotten laptop, (I had an essay to finish and turn in for school) and THEN, I drove all the way back to Florida again! It was an experience I would rather not repeat but at least I know I can drive straight for about 10...
    SleepingOnSnow SleepingOnSnow 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Dec 28, 2013

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    384 Miles Each Way

    When I was in college I started dating a girl I met over a summer who lived 384 miles away from me. That's 6 1/2 hours, two tanks of gas ($40 at the time), and $12.50 in tolls -- each way. I would drive up at least once every two weeks for the weekend. Each drive I would play...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    A Long Drive

    there is nothing more relaxing than just taking a long drive with no particular destination in mind, sometimes i like to take the back roads just to see where they go, a couple times i ended up at old ghost towns which were pretty cool
    nakedbunny23 nakedbunny23 22-25, F 3 Responses May 24, 2012

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    It's On My Bucket List....

    I love long drives and have driven to California a couple of times from the East coast. The trouble is you race through the middle of the country in order to arrive at your destination Seeing tons of signs for places I would love to pullover and see, but time never allows it to...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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