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Old 06-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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How Far is Too Far

When your going away for a long weekend, or a short weeks vacation, what mileage do you consider your limit? Personally it's roughly 150 miles.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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That's only a three hour drive. Not far enough for me. A good 5 or 6 hour drive gets me out of the graffiti and trash.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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We only go about 70 miles or so, but that's because our favorite campground is onlky that far away.
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We took weekends and vacations that took us longer to check in than it took to get there!

How far do ya need ta go to be outa da house?

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Personally I consider long weekend travel suicide , I would trade shifts and work the holiday days if the shop was open. Then take the banked days around a regular weekend to avoid the gridlock and frustration on the roads. 4hrs out to find a spot with friends , no cell service , no problems. If I couldn't trade off I'd stay home, on long weekends.
I should say that not having to plan around school holidays was a big bonus . Weeks off in May and Sept. away from the rush.
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Well back in the day, when i was married to wife#2, ha ha, we use to travel about 126 miles one way for a weekend get away. A lot of the times she would grab the kids and head there and when i got out of work, hop on the bike and fly up there. Now with wife#3, we don't do weekends unless its a 4 dayer min. most of the time we do week(s) at a time, maybe longer if we can get away with it.
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When your going away for a long weekend, or a short weeks vacation, what mileage do you consider your limit? Personally it's roughly 150 miles.
When working:
A weekend: 5-100 miles, one way.
A week: up to 1800 miles, one way.

Since I retired:
Summers: 10 miles and, up round trip.
Winters:3000 to 8000 miles, round trip.

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We do weekends about once/month with groups of friends with RVs. We do ~1-3 hours drive time. In SoCal that gives us lots variety and good options.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:50 PM   #9
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Typically for us: minimum of 180 miles, often 240-500 miles.

We primarily use our coach to tow our vintage race cars, and wherever the race is, we go. Normally leave Thursday eve, back home Sunday night.
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I travel about 70 miles around trip, 6 or 7 times a year
to a nice park on the river.

Why the short trips? I'm almost broke.
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If I'm only going for a two or three days then about 200 miles is all I like to go. If it is for a longer stay then I will do about 300-350 miles a day but prefer about 250. With a stop for lunch and a short nap that's about 6-7 hours. That puts me into the next camp site in time for a glass of wine before dinner.
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300 miles is a good distance for a quick trip.
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I can travel as little as 5 miles to a great State Park. I usually travel about 120 to 1 75 miles at most. Living on the Olympic Peninsula gives me a ton of options within a 30 min drive. Or I can drive about 2.5 to 3 hours to the ocean. Depends on the weather.
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500 miles to one of our favorite places. About an 8 hour drive. Leave at 7am, set up no later than 4:30pm. We take 4 day weekends, Leave Friday and come back Monday. 2 1/2 days of camping at one of our favorite locations. Wife gets to see family and I get to go to the casino. Monday we take our time getting back. I enjoy driving, so it's not a big deal for me.


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