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  • View author's info Author Posted on Jan 30, 2005 at 06:29 PM

    I never liked to fly, not because I hate flying, but because you miss a lot of things flying from one place to another. I love driving, and love stopping at places along the way. It's amazing what you find, which is something you miss while up in the air. It's amazing, the breathtaking scenery that you see while driving. It may take me longer, but I am always surprised at what you find along the way. I stopped in one place, where they were having a flea market and found some very interesting items. I also like to stop at stores along the way, buying things I cannot find at home. I always end my trip with a full trunk, good thing I have a big car with a big trunk.
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  • View author's info Posted on Jan 20, 2006 at 08:06 PM

    I don't mind the taking off in a plane, it's the landing that makes me a little nervous.....

    I had the chance to drive cross country a couple times. First time was great, stopped in Florida, New Orleans, Texas, and Arizona, with my trip ending in Las Vegas. When I drove back 4 years later, I had to rush. Stopped in New Mexico, and Tenessee, with my trip ending in North Carolina. It's much nicer to be able to take your time and meander around, get a look at things. I would love to travel the US in an RV, now I just need to find someone to do it with....
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 13, 2006 at 06:13 PM

    Flying kinda freaks me out, So I like to drive. They say it is safer to fly than drive, But as someone once said.."Yea, But when my car stalls, I dont fall 30,000 feet".
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 02, 2005 at 10:16 PM

    Hi there friends,

    As a woman that works for an know what I would PREFER to hear everyone, do you let your little one have candy? A piece of candy on a stick (I had to modify my right as the plane is pulling away from the gate, and right after the pilot announces "final decent" announcment will work wonderful. The little one will not even be aware of the takeoff and landing. If not a piece of candy on a stick, a pacifier dipped in a little honey will work just as well. the honey will keep it in their mouth. Please never take a baby, or small child on a plane if they have a cold or have any head conjestion. They can end up with ruptured eardrums. Even though I do work for one of the best airlines in the counrty..ahem..I can be a little road trip has always been my first choice, we have a beautiful country, and should explore and appreciate it.

  • View author's info Posted on Jun 08, 2005 at 08:09 AM

    Having said I prefer to fly I'm going on my first flight with my 1yr old and was wondering if anyone had any tips to help with her ears as you can't force a baby to have a drink or their dummy/thumb- or can you?
  • View author's info Posted on May 03, 2005 at 07:25 AM

    I'd agree you miss more when you fly but in the long run you'll see lots once you've reached your destination. So the faster you get there the better so I'm all up for flying!
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 24, 2005 at 06:20 PM

    I think traveling by the great American road system is wonderful. Going to bike ralleys are not cheap when you ship by air. You always meet the most interesting folk along the by-ways. Besides, in the case of rain you have back-up mode of travel(with the tunes too).Give me the open road any time. Trailering a bike also gets a lot of comments(and offer to buy from a lot of cheap-skates).One stop I made,I got an offer to buy my bike that just made me laugh. I know it is worth $2000.00 and this guy offered $175.00. Go figure!!
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 31, 2005 at 06:59 PM

    Hey Teddy I know what you mean. When I was younger and not married yet I traveled by plane quite a bit. I loved it and have been to some exciting places, since I have been married We started traveling by car, and I too love to stop and look in out of the way stores or eat at out of the way restaurants and such, I have seen more of the east coast of the US by driving and have enjoyed every minute or it... There is nothing like the drive up in the New England area with all its little stores and the scenery is breathtaking.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 31, 2005 at 05:53 AM

    I agree that driving can be much more rewarding. If you have the time to travel by car, then it's a wonderful mode of transportation, but when traveling long distances, it's not always the most practicle way when on a tight time schedule.

    Personally, I just love to travel, so I'll take any means of transporation available! LOL Well.... almost.
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