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Old October 1st, 2008, 10:22 PM   #2981
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I don't see pics here, but the album works
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #2982
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How long would a trip around the US be if you tried to stay on the Inerstates, as close to either an international border or the sea, and never crossed your own path? I would imagine the route would be something like I-5, I-8, I-10, I-75, I-95, I-90, I-94, I-90, I-5. That would be quite a drive!

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Old October 2nd, 2008, 07:47 PM   #2983
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you'd take I-75, I-94, I-69, I-96, I-196, I-90 to get closer to the border near Michigan. There would also be some other detours, such as I-505, I-80, I-280, I-680 (or I-880, it's hard to tell), I-580 in the Bay area, and I-405 rather than I-5 in LA.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 10:24 AM   #2984
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How long would a trip around the US be if you tried to stay on the Inerstates, as close to either an international border or the sea, and never crossed your own path? I would imagine the route would be something like I-5, I-8, I-10, I-75, I-95, I-90, I-94, I-90, I-5. That would be quite a drive!
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After that complication, that's the closest I could get.

The grand total according to Google Maps: 8,918 mi. (14 352 km)
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:24 PM   #2985
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You miss out some detours, though Google is hard to use for lots of destinations - it sort of stops after a while and doesn't do reroutes.

Here's the route. Bolded bits are missed out on the google route.
I-595 FL
I-75
I-275 FL Go through Tampa Bay area.
I-75
I-10
I-210 LA Go Through Lake St Charles
I-10
I-610 TX
I-10
I-410 TX
I-10
I-8
I-5
I-405 CA
I-5
I-580 CA
I-680 CA
I-280 CA
I-880 CA
Detour via San Jose.
I-80
I-505 CA
I-5
I-405 OR Small detour in central Portland.
I-5
I-405 WA
I-90
I-94
I-694 MN
I-94
I-90
I-94
I-196 MI
I-96
I-69
I-75
I-475 MI
Detour round Flint.
I-69
I-94
I-75
I-280
I-90
I-190 NY
I-290 NY
I-90
I-490 NY Detour via Rochester.
I-90
I-91
I-93
Detour into VT and NH
I-95
I-495 MA
I-195 MA
I-195 RI
Possible to go the long way round between Boston and Providence
I-95
I-695 NY
I-295 NY
I-495 NY
I-278 NY
I-278 NJ
Detour via Long and Staten Islands
I-95
I-195 NJ
I-295 NJ
I-295 DE
I-95
I-695 MD
I-97
I-595 MD (unsigned)
Detour via Annapolis - if you don't want I-595, then I-695 still is closer
I-95
I-295 VA Detour round Richmond
I-95

In a few years time, you'd have things like I-41/I-43 detour to Green Bay, I-49 detour in LA and also I-805, I-905, I-5 detour in San Diego. Further additions would be when I-69 in TX gets built (as you would then be able to go down it, and then up I-35).
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 05:20 PM   #2986
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Wow, thanks for the info, guys! That would mean some 9,000 miles worth of travel. I hope to be able to make that trip some day. That must be like seeing every geographical feature present on Earth since it's such a big country.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 11:53 PM   #2987
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Generally speaking you might see everything the earth has to offer. The only thing lacking really is rainforest but Florida comes close and if you want to see tundra, I think the Dakotas in winter would suffice. Fjords are more in Canada. Well you'd definitely can see a lot but of course not everything on earth and some things would require detours to see. Im just surprised that if you really rushed you could do it in a week. That amazes me. Of course sleeping and refueling and eating probably would add much to that time.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #2988
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Generally speaking you might see everything the earth has to offer. The only thing lacking really is rainforest but Florida comes close and if you want to see tundra, I think the Dakotas in winter would suffice. Fjords are more in Canada. Well you'd definitely can see a lot but of course not everything on earth and some things would require detours to see. Im just surprised that if you really rushed you could do it in a week. That amazes me. Of course sleeping and refueling and eating probably would add much to that time.
Wouldn't the Puget Sound area suffice for fjords?

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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #2989
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Wouldn't the Puget Sound area suffice for fjords?

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I don't think Seattle counts. Maybe somewhere in the Cascade mountains, but definitely not Puget Sound.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #2990
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I don't think Seattle counts. Maybe somewhere in the Cascade mountains, but definitely not Puget Sound.
I would say Straight of Georgia along the "Sea-to-Sky" highway (BC-99) reminds me of fjords a bit.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #2991
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Maybe something in Maine? They also call some estuaries with low hills in Denmark "fjords".
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Old October 4th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #2992
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Huge parking garage on top of I-394 in Minneapolis, MN
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Old October 5th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #2993
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Yikes, ghastly!
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #2994
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I join to the -KwK345- request. Maybe someone have pics from LA?
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #2995
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Old October 5th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #2996
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Okay here we go:







El Toro Y


Orange Crush


East LA


I-110/I-105 interchange


Los Angeles:


To compare: Paris:


110 fwy


710 fwy
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110/105 fwys
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looking south along I-110
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[img]http://photos.***************/kcphotos/la/large/la_5140.jpg[/img]

Quite some parking spaces:
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SR-110
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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #2997
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Yikes, ghastly!
I like the idea, it saves a lot of parking spaces in downtown. It's a nice space usage. It should look nicer than this though.

There are actually three of them on the I-394 near downtown Minneapolis.

They look like this from above:
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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #2998
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Sure, I don't mind the idea, it was just that both the road as well as the garage in that photo were hideous. :p
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I guess, that's US style with infrastructure. Effectiveness is more important than aesthetics.
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Nice pics, Chris! It's unbelieveble how big LA actually is, compared to Paris.
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