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12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Herr Bert under review? That must be some sort of error

13. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

19,000km and change in 45 days by myself. Toronto-Vancouver island-border of Yukon & North West Territories-Edmonton-Toronto.

14. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Herr Bert under review? That must be some sort of error

I flagged myself for a double post ... (if one of the mods can delete the post it would be fine ... this indeed looks weird)

Longest drive, I guess from Austia back to Holland, with a lot a roads closed took me about 15 hours. (left at around 7.30 in Austria to find one of the roads closed by an accident, so I took an impromptu de tour, via some small passage in the Alps, and a lot of secundary roads in the south of Germany. After all kinds of trafficjams, I ended up in Venlo, at a friend's birthdayparty at 22.30 ... (they were wondering, why I was late)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 2, 2007, at 7:21 AM by Herr Bert ]

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Herr Bert under review? That must be some sort of error

No error - except by Herr Bert.
He accidentally double-posted and flagged his second post as a duplicate. It's now gone.

Isa now returns this thread to it's regularly scheduled topic and goes off to convert her miles into kilometers. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 2, 2007, at 8:00 AM by Isadora ]

16. Posted by BillyPyro (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

So, those bushfires were started by you I assume...;)

Quoting Herr Bert

Billy-Pyro(maniac)?

Shhhh... Keep it between us. ;)

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

The longest drive I've done was Chicago, Illinois to Moscow, Idaho to visit a friend. It was just under 1900 miles (3000km) and we drove straight through. We did have 2 people driving and stopped for food and gas only, though we did catch about 3 hours sleep in the car while waiting for one gas station to open. The tank was on empty. The trip took 32 hours to complete one way. We stopped at Yellowstone National park and a few other places on the way back home.

The next longest was 1200 miles (1930km) from this house (Dakota, Illinois) to Dunnellon, Florida when the same friend (as above) moved down there. Again, 2 drivers stopping for gas and food. We also checked into a motel in Chatanooga, Tennessee for the night but after 3-4 hours, our friend wanted to get back on the road since his van was filled with all of his computer stuff. We still made good time even with the "rest stop" and got there in 20 hours.

Third longest - Chicago to Denver non-stop for a total of 1000 miles (1610km). I did that trip in about 16 hours.

We have also done a coastal trip around Florida over 10 days, stopping at various towns and cities overnight. We covered 1400 miles (2250km). We also took the coast roads rather than using the interstates.

While in Ireland, we did a similar coastal driving tour that covered 805 miles (1300km) over 7 days. We stopped at various towns overnight and visited many "sights", such as Slieve League Cliffs, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Glendalough Monestary, Ring of Kerry, Killybegs, Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway and Newgrange (not listed in any particular order).

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 2, 2007, at 10:26 AM by Isadora ]

18. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

The longest drive I've done was Chicago, Illinois to Moscow

Wow, that must have been some trip;)

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Isadora

The longest drive I've done was Chicago, Illinois to Moscow

Wow, that must have been some trip;)

It was! I had to keep driving around on the ship's deck, in a circle at that, until we reached solid ground again!! Land Ho!!! I think I'm really dizzy...

20. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

Utrech, if you can AVERAGE 130 Km/Hr in Australia, you must have brought your own car with you AND your own roads!