eloisel, on Jul 15 2005, 02:58 AM, said:
It has to be someplace that takes long enough to drive to that I need a hotel. Otherwise, it is just a day trip.
My tolerance for driving is about 4 1/2 hrs. But that's around 300 miles! Which could take me to several other states. Like someone said, getting to another state here is like getting to another country in continental Europe. (And our states all have their own driver's licenses, some driving laws, etc. etc. What a lot of folks don't understand, and I personally think is silly these days, is that this country is a republic - literally a union of states. There are a LOT of laws that aren't national. Most banks aren't national either. It's changing, but if your checking account is in Tennessee, don't try writing a check in California. Except we now have Bank of America in both states so that may have changed... Yes, you can drive in other states with your state's license...but if you MOVE to a state, you eventually are supposed to get that state's license. )
In four hours I can be in the Great Smokey Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. In two I can be at Mammoth Caves in Kentucky; in a little more I can be in blue grass country. In one very long day or two slightly shorter, I can be at the seaside in Georgia or Florida. But with my lack of tolerance for sitting in a car in the driver's seat, a lot of these are 2 days + a motel trips...