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Old 11-12-2014, 09:20 PM   #15
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Wait some airlines still hand out peanuts as in the plural, I mean more than one? I need to upgrade next time I fly.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:06 PM   #16
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Back in the 50's Buster Brown shoes had a X-ray machine in there store that the kids could stand up in front of in there new shoes and Mom could look through a viewer on front of machine and could see how much room the little toes had to grow into shoes. I personally had several of those X-rays and always wondered what kind of negative effect it caused. Maybe that's why my feet hurt and I sometimes walk wierd!
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:59 PM   #17
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We love traveling with our own little house. We have seen wonderful sites and made lifelong friends. There is so much more to see in this beautiful country. Years ago flying was a fun but not anymore so we rarely fly (and now you have to worry about radiation!). But, sometimes, drifting across the pacific, the siren song of the islands floats to you on soft tropical breezes. Maui is calling and you must go.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #18
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I did not mean to create a dither but did think it was an interesting article. Link follows.

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Old 11-13-2014, 02:33 PM   #19
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It costs Southwest about $1.2 million per year in added fuel when every passenger carries a cellphone, with larger costs of $7 million if every passenger brings a tablet computer, and $21.6 million if everyone totes a laptop. Simply handing everyone an iPad when they stepped onboard could save about $32.7 million per year in fuel costs.


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iPad are not weightless. Everyone having an iPad is probably equivalent to a percentage having a laptop and others nothing or a smart phone. (Or a paperback.)
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:35 PM   #20
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There are other options- traveling by car without a trailer. I agree that sometimes staying in motels is questionable but I'm contemplating a trip where I'd stay almost 100% with friends. I think I'll enjoy it a lot more without the trailer for the one or two nights I'd have to use it to avoid motels. I like the trailer but for a trip where getting there is important, the faster/easier/cheaper driving without it gets my vote.
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Long distance drives can be faster without the trailer. And staying at motels, after 10 or 12 hrs. on the road there is something to be said for 0 set up, 0 meal prep. Hit a restaurant then hit the sack. Next morning on the road after a quick shower.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:03 PM   #22
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I guess I like roughing it. When not traveling with the herd, (family) I travel in a 95 Firefly, called the Metallic Smurf. When I get tired, I pull over someplace, and sleep. Not the best sleep, but enough to recharge me for another 10 or so hours of driving.

This is what I call fun, YMMV.
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I guess I like roughing it. When not traveling with the herd, (family) I travel in a 95 Firefly, called the Metallic Smurf. When I get tired, I pull over someplace, and sleep. Not the best sleep, but enough to recharge me for another 10 or so hours of driving.

This is what I call fun, YMMV.
Been there, done that, wife says if I want to do it again send her a postcard.

Together we have done straight through trips to both Fla. and Colo. pull over and nap if we are both tired or just switch drivers. She has no interest in doing it anymore, and I'm not that crazy to give it another run.
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Long range driving

Like most, when we were working and had limited free time we did the straight thru runs. Now that's no longer necessary. I've stayed in too many motels and hotels, as nice as they can be they are not 'wonder full'.

When we bought our Scamp in FL we had to drive back to pick it up. We spent a couple of nights in motels. My sister-in-law who works for Marriott got us beautiful rooms. Unfortunately they had king sized beds and a really lonely feeling.

Give me a campground every time, my cozy bed and my favorite breakfast.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #25
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I've found that it has to be more than a day's drive to justify flying as s time saver. My weekly commute from Pittsburg to South Carolina takes 7 hours flying (with the drive to the airport, security/early arrival prior to flight & layover between legs). It's 8 hours door to door with my car and I get to control my departure time.


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Ron I agree, though it has to be a very long days drive to justify dealing with planes and airports for me. And often as not it might be a two days drive to get me to switch. Heck it was a 3 day drive for us to tour the Oliver plant and yet we still drove and towed our humble little T@b.
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I've found that it has to be more than a day's drive to justify flying as s time saver. My weekly commute from Pittsburg to South Carolina takes 7 hours flying (with the drive to the airport, security/early arrival prior to flight & layover between legs). It's 8 hours door to door with my car and I get to control my departure time.


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There are some pretty small cars out there and it seems like some might even get through a metal detector nowadays, but they won't yet fit in the overhead compartment.
So it looks like you might still have to rent a car when you get to your destination.(and find lodging). Advantage...RV!
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Being able to take what ever route appears in front of me is much more enjoyable than being cramped in a "cattle car" called an airplane. How can one stop and smell th' roses while flyin' at 30K feet?
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