View Poll Results: When taking a long trip in your A/S, how many miles/day will you go until you stop?
Up to 200 miles per day 1 1.15%
Between 200 and 400 49 56.32%
Between 400 and 600 32 36.78%
more than 600 3 3.45%
Heck, we just drive straight through 'til we get there! 2 2.30%
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #29
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We haven't gone that far from home (yet), so we have not set limits on our daily distance...I agree that it's more a matter of how long vs how far...driving a short distance on challenging roads takes longer and is more tiring... The furthest we've driven in one day is Tucson to San Diego (Lake Jennings) and that ws almost 400 miles on the nose. We were tired, but had enough time and energy to set up camp and enjoy the day overall. And the point is to enjoy it, right? Remember, the journey is part of the destination!
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:09 AM   #30
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If I try to work or drive while I am having one of my allergy issues, I get Sneezy, and the medication I take makes me both Dopey and Goofy...
Isn't it the truth! Of course, this is the time I usually have to go and see Doc. And sometimes the meds will even make me Sleepy! No being Bashful about it, I'm Happy when pollen season is over!

Today's pollen count in Atlanta is 71. This time last year it was in the 700 range with the peak of, believe it or not, 5,937! I'm not sure how they managed to count those last 37 grains of pollen, but more power to them.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:33 AM   #31
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Isn't it the truth! Of course, this is the time I usually have to go and see Doc. And sometimes the meds will even make me Sleepy! No being Bashful about it, I'm Happy when pollen season is over!

Today's pollen count in Atlanta is 71. This time last year it was in the 700 range with the peak of, believe it or not, 5,937! I'm not sure how they managed to count those last 37 grains of pollen, but more power to them.
At least you are not Grumpy.

I'm no Snow White when it comes to allergies either but I've found them less bothersome the more wizend I get.

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Old 03-14-2008, 12:02 PM   #32
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At least you are not Grumpy.

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Grumpy is what I get when I don't take the meds! Or when I have driven too long in one day. I guess it depends on the season.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:13 PM   #33
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All this talk of allergies & Snow White...and no mention of Snotty, the eighth dwarf ~

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Old 03-14-2008, 12:16 PM   #34
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All this talk of allergies & Snow White...and no mention of Snotty, the eighth dwarf ~

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Didn't he have red hair. I think I saw him at the family reunion sitting all by himself.
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No...that was Sleazy ~ Snotty is Sneezy's brother
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No...that was Sleazy ~ Snotty is Sneezy's brother
Must be a cousin of gropy. No sign of cheesie anywhere in this thread though .

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Ah, with so many little people I feel like I'm back in Oz already. Now, where's that Yellow Brick Road?
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Must be a cousin of gropy. No sign of cheesie anywhere in this thread though .

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So it looks like Maria and I are still the sole inhabitants of the "up to 200 miles per day" bargain basement.

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Old 04-02-2008, 01:13 PM   #40
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We're still new at this and have gone 300 to 400 miles in a day when we needed to cover some ground. My many allergies haven't affected me because my medication doesn't make me sleepy, but driving can. Traveling and seeing the continent is why I love to go places and the further away the better.

Before Airstream we would usually travel 10 hours a day which can be 350 to 500+ and have hit 750 on rare occasions (more than 10 hours for sure). Long, long trips were longer days just to get there. After all, Fairbanks or the ferry terminal to go to Newfoundland are 3,500 miles from home.

We'd spend a lot of time pouring through tour books to select a restaurant for lunch or a motel to crash into (figuratively). We'd stop at supermarkets to get food because we'd usually eat 2 meals in our room and have to find motels with microwaves and refrigerators. We'd use the refrigerator to re-freeze our gel packs to keep the giant cooler cold. What a pain! We'd drag luggage, food, etc., in an out of motels, up and down stairs, inside and outside, on and off elevators, through 2 or 3 doors than close automatically and lock on you while your arms are full. Uncomfortable beds with sheets that didn't quite fit are frequent. Lousy showers with lukewarm water. Noisy plumbing when someone nearby takes a shower. Alarm clocks that go off at 4:30 am because we forget to check whether the alarm was set (we have our own alarm clock).

The Airstream means we don't have to put up with most of those things, but can't travel quite as fast. We don't go over 65 and going through some areas is slower than in our SUV.

We will gradually increase the distance we go and learn just how far we can go and how much time it takes going to someplace like Alaska or Newfoundland. North America is a big place and there's so much to see and we continue to want to see it all. So far we haven't spent more than 6 weeks away from home, and I'm not sure I'd want to be away longer, so we have to fit it all into those parameters too. The other factor, is each year we get older and this gets a little harder. Thirty years ago I could drive 500+ miles and then go out and party—now I have just about the energy to turn on the TV. Getting ready in the morning is slower too and I don't get up easily at the crack of dawn, but I never did. We hope to go to the Northwest in September, and we'll learn more especially if gas doesn't get worse.

When I learn what our normal driving distance will be, then I'll vote. Now it's in the 200-400 range.

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We travel from Ottawa to Florida (usually the middle of the state, like Tampa area or somewhere nearby) every year. So we split the trip into 2 solid driving days, which is around 700 miles per day.

We usually try to leave by 5am so we can get through key larger cities and not hit any major traffic jams.

I work fulltime, and so my vacation time is precious - I have to ration my time carefully! This year I have too many trips planned (Caribbean, SE Asia, lots and lots of camping, Vegas...). So while I'd love to slow down, relax and enjoy the travel part of the journey down south, I feel like I need to get to my destination as quickly as possible.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:49 AM   #42
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there's still a few more days to vote on this one if you haven't already done so.
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