Top Ten Reasons to Drive 3,000 miles Each Way

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Top Ten Reasons to Drive 3,000 miles Each Way

Postby Icepack » Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:49 pm

10. Airports suck
9. Airport and airline food is horrible
8. Packing your stuff to conform to airline regulations sucks.
7. I can bring much more stuff if I rent a car or a minivan.
6. Airline seats suck if you are over 6' tall
5. Truck stop food is yummy! Especially at Flying J's.
4. If you can survive your carmates for several days, you can survive living with them at Burning Man. If you can't, you can ditch them at the truck stop or along the highway some place.
3. Cabela's in Nebraska
2. The trip is beautiful!
1. If your tent collapses, you can live in your car.

More reasons...
Breaded tenderloin sandwiches
Niagra Falls
Wyoming
Driving over the Rockies
The hotels in Winnemucca
Having a lockable/secured thing to store your valuables in, especially during the Burn.
Meeting other Burners on the road
Trying to guess who the other Burners are when you are still east of the Mississippi River
Conversations with truckers at 4am
Feeling like a trucker, conquering traffic in Chicago, Cleveland, Gary.
Writing a book about rest stops along America's Interstates

I'm sure I'm forgetting things here....
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Postby Badger » Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:10 pm

To get away from that pesky summons server.
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Postby DangerMouse » Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:41 pm

Lots and lots of roadside ditches to dump the bodies of your traveling buddies if they tick you off before you get to BRC.
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Postby diane o'thirst » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:45 pm

Your own music.

Listening to the squawking two-year-old three seats over is entirely up to you. And if you do opt for the company of said squawking two-year-old, you can tell it to shut the hell up with no repercussions.

Time to acclimatize to environment, atmospheric pressure and weather conditions.

No jet lag.
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Postby DangerMouse » Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:33 pm

diane o'thirst wrote:No jet lag.


No Cheryl Crow playing a concert on your plane even...
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Postby technopatra » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:21 am

The chance to see anything listed here:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/index.html
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Postby robotland » Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:40 am

My drive's only 2100 miles, but I'm looking forward to Crazy Horse, Carhenge, Wall Drug and possibly Spiral Jetty! And jackalopes make great gifts for the folks at home. (or Home.)
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Postby Sandwichman » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:32 pm

The best reason not to fly is to avoid the anal probesque type searches that are now common place in the nations airports.

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Postby samdu » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:14 pm

i fly a lot all over the country because of business. my experience has been that if you just smile, behave like an adult, even be a little silly about the whole thing, it's much easier to handle for all parties involved. and yes, i've missed flights because of the searches, but that's my own fault for not getting the the airport earlier!
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Postby Badger » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:24 pm

i fly a lot all over the country because of business. my experience has been that if you just smile, behave like an adult, even be a little silly about the whole thing, it's much easier to handle for all parties involved.


MABOT (maybe a bit off topic)

Well, that's one way of looking at it.

Thing is I'm wondering how many folks having to go through this consider the idea that part of what's really happening is part of a larger plan to get Americans used to - and comfortable with - the idea of agents of the government searching you.
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