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August 30th, 2005


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03:31 pm
Transcontinental Mapquest directions crack me up: They're all "0.1 miles" here and "0.1 miles" there until you hit one that's "1086.6 miles". Basically, our route is going to be:
  • Leave Madison

  • I90

  • Enter Seattle


Not that I needed Mapquest for that, but it was still fun to get the directions.

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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 31st, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
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Do you have the address for anyone in London? (UK) I wonder what the driving directions would be to there. Hah!
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From:replyhazy
Date:August 31st, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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But I got juliebata a TripTik!

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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 31st, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
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A TripTik? What's that? Same thing?

I was just being curious, that's all.
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From:hal_obrien
Date:August 31st, 2005 06:02 am (UTC)

TripTik

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A TripTik is a spiral bound booklet of strip maps of interstates that AAA will put together for you. They're kind of cool, actually, because they also include info like what services are available at which exits, the distance between exits, estimated travel times, whether an exit has a AAA approved hotel or tourist trap, etc. First time I came across them was in 1972 or '73, when Mom and I moved from Boston to LA and I navigated.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 31st, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)

Re: TripTik

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Wow, that is cool. Thanks for the explanation!
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From:replyhazy
Date:August 31st, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
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From AAA travel services. You tell them your start and end points and they send you maps of the areas you'll pass through with blowups of confusing city bits.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
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That sounds very helpful. It would be fun to turn something like that into a scrapbook.
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From:kate_schaefer
Date:September 6th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
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Hah! Our trip is longer than yours; we've already driven a bunch more miles than that, and we have at least another thousand miles to go.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:September 6th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
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You're probably even stopping to take pictures and stuff, and actually see the country you're going through. Alas, alackaday, this is going to be a zoom across the country and nothing but. Oh well.

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