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Old 07-20-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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3500 mile drive

hey everyone wish me luck! Im driving from southeast GA to tacoma WA, stopping in AZ. needless to say thats a 3500 mi drive. so wish me luck hopefully I wont get too many tickets. hey TAG Ill be passing through san antonio either sat or sun. So look out for a white 4th gen with GA plates.
If your wondering why im doing this, Im military so I have no choice.

well time to hit the road.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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Enjoy, I have done the Augusta to Phoenix twice.. wasn't fun.

Oh and my king of road trips, Fairbanks Alaska to St. Louis Missouri.. and 2 months later I flew back up to Fairbanks and then drove to Phoenix..:eek:

Needless to say 7+ day drives are a true test of car/driver.

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Old 07-20-2007, 11:18 AM   #3
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Be safe and good luck. Make sure to take a few extra gallons of drinking water with you just in case.

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Old 07-20-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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Stay safe bro. Stop that car when you get tired for a few. When will you run through San Antonio?
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:04 PM   #5
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hey i made it to AZ. TAG I drove through 8hrs of rain in texas, needless to say that wasnt too fun, yesterday everything was flooded outside pheonix had to leave my car at a safway and wait for my uncle to pick me up. Ill be getting ready to drive to washington tomarrow.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:20 AM   #6
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hey i made it to AZ. TAG I drove through 8hrs of rain in texas, needless to say that wasnt too fun, yesterday everything was flooded outside pheonix had to leave my car at a safway and wait for my uncle to pick me up. Ill be getting ready to drive to washington tomarrow.


Yeah, man...this rain has been hell! My grass loves it, but jeez! Will it ever stop so I can wash my car and be able to drive around in a CLEAN black car?!?! We have so many flooded roads right now. We just started moving the barricades from the roadway yesterday night. But, the rain looks like it isn't letting up anytime soon. Still have more showers in the forecast. The local news station said today that this is the second rainiest summer we have ever had recorded on record. I haven't washed the SS in at least two months or more (other than the super fast wash I gave it last week...and it started raining again while I was drying it.:( ).
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:40 AM   #7
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yeah man I know that it was crazy. I was on I-10 the whole way, and there was standing water on the highway. but in AZ they dont have storm drains because rain is rare, but yesterday all the creeks and stuff overflowed into the streets. man I had to drive through rain that almost came to my bumper. but my uncles sup'ed up jeep had to go through 2-3 feet of water. was kinda fun
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:15 AM   #8
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I remember driving through New Mexico on the hwy in pouring rain. We were in my bro's Toyota truck. We were barely doing 15 mph in the rain because it was all flowing onto the hwy. It was rediculous...and the fact he had 33" mudding tires wasn't helping to channel the water out of the tires either. It was slow....very slow.... Glad you made it through.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:29 AM   #9
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Hey that is a nice drive. I have driven from California to Georgia and back, and to Missouri and Cali back twice. That is one helluva a drive but I like it.

Sucks to hear about the rain. The highway between Flagstaff and Albuquerque is my favorite stretch. From Kingman, AZ to Needles, CA isn't too bad either.

I also used to live in Tacoma, WA. Washington is a pretty nice place especially this time of year. Are you in the military headed to Fort Lewis?
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:50 AM   #10
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Im military but Im headed to silverdale WA. Ill be living in tacoma WA
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:18 PM   #11
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Will it ever stop so I can wash my car and be able to drive around in a CLEAN black car?!?!
Having had a black car, I can tell you there is no such thing as a CLEAN black car....well maybe for 15 minutes after you're finished.

Hard to keep clean, but beautiful.

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Old 07-23-2007, 04:38 PM   #12
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Hey Tford, if you're stopping by the bay area, lemme know. Have fun on your trip regardless.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:11 PM   #13
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Ill be taking I-10 to 210 to I-5 all the way to tacoma. whats good mindz?
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:07 AM   #14
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Im military but Im headed to silverdale WA. Ill be living in tacoma WA
Nice!!! I used to live in port orchard which is about 15mins from silverdale!! Iam guessing your getting stationed at banger. My brother works over at PSNS in bremerton.... Iam thinking of moving back up there and getting a job there too but I'am like portland alot.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:50 AM   #15
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bah. I-5 is about 2 hours East of me. Just a word of advice. Don't set the cruise at 90 for I-5. My brother has gotten a ticket or two even though he was the only one on the road for the 15 miles you could see in either direction.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:02 AM   #16
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appreciate the heads up Mindz. well I think Im gonna get on the road for
round 2 so again wish me luck...
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:11 PM   #17
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hey I finally made it to washington...and in one piece
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grats on a journey completed!
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:09 AM   #20
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Excellent. Glad you made it there safely. That was a long drive!
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