Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Holiday travelling

  1. #1
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,045

    Holiday travelling

    Ok, I saw a lot of people on the road yesterday when I was making my way home, so it got me wondering how many folks here travelled somewhere else today and how far you went. What's the farthest you ever drove for Thanksgiving or Christmas, whether going away or coming back home?

    I had a bit of a haul. I was home this past weekend and told dispatch I wanted to work the first part of the week but I also wanted to get home for Thanksgiving. I got a call Monday morning with a load to McAllen, TX. I delivered late Tuesday evening and was supposed to have a load from Brownsville over to Huntsville, AL (from where I would have driven home empty) but that load cancelled. So Tuesday evening I made it from McAllen up to San Antonio, spent the night there, drove from San Antonio to Nashville yesterday, and made the last leg from Nashville back home this morning, arriving home about an hour before the turkey got done and just in time to roll out and bake the dinner rolls. That puts my trek home at just under 1500 miles, the longest drive I've ever done for a Thanksgiving dinner. I hope getting back at Christmas is a little easier, or at least more profitable.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member TeamCasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    TeamBoone's Attic
    Posts
    12,317

    Re: Holiday travelling

    I stayed home this year.

    The teamsters went home - about 600 miles one way.
    Pots and Kettles

  4. #3
    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Back in Florida
    Posts
    8,147

    Re: Holiday travelling

    I traveled with out really traveling. Dinner was in Homestead, FL this year (my sister in-laws). That's a 45 min drive from where we live (Weston, FL), but I had to pick up and drop off my parents who live in Miami Beach.

    So I did 4 hours of driving and somewhere like 200 miles, in the end.

    Nothing is close anymore.
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

    http://dalmady.blogspot.com

  5. #4
    Member TeamCasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    TeamBoone's Attic
    Posts
    12,317

    Re: Holiday travelling

    The gang just called. They're crawling through the Erie/Cleveland area. Ran into some white stuff.
    Pots and Kettles

  6. #5
    post hype sleeper cincinnati chili's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    10,811

    Re: Holiday travelling

    First time I haven't traveled for thanksgiving in about 10 years. It was really, really nice not to deal with either airports or interstates. We're doing the same for Christmas. Amazing thing happens when you move to Colorado. The family starts coming to you.
    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids

  7. #6
    First Time Caller SunDeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    5,392

    Re: Holiday travelling

    I'm in Orange County, California. Flew out from Indy with the wife, kids, mom and dad on Monday. We're going to Disneyland next week.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

  8. #7
    SERP deep cover ops WebScorpion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    In the Ether
    Posts
    5,401

    Re: Holiday travelling

    I went about 600 miles TO Cincinnati for Thanksgiving. We travelled Tuesday night into Wednesday morning so the little one would sleep most of the way...there's no way a 2-year old can stand to sit in a car seat for 9-10 hours without fussing. The return trip was Friday night into Saturday morning...another 600 miles. It was a great Thanksgiving though, everyone had a blast and the food was delicious thanks to my brother, his wife, and my sister.

    "Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra

  9. #8
    Charlie Brown All-Star IslandRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Melbourne, FL
    Posts
    4,847

    Re: Holiday travelling

    Just drove to and from Brevard County, Florida last week for Thanksgiving. That's about 750 miles each way. I've had similar drives from various parts of Florida to Kentucky in the past. Good thing I like to drive.
    Not all who wander are lost

  10. #9
    Member 15fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    5,504

    Re: Holiday travelling

    No holiday traveling for us. You want to see us? Come see us. We're sure as heck not getting on the highway or an airplane anywhere near Thanksgiving or Christmas. Life is too short.

  11. #10
    post hype sleeper cincinnati chili's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    10,811

    Re: Holiday travelling

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion View Post
    everyone had a blast and the food was delicious thanks to my brother, his wife, and my sister.
    how did your brother taste?

    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids

  12. #11
    SERP deep cover ops WebScorpion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    In the Ether
    Posts
    5,401

    Re: Holiday travelling

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    how did your brother taste?

    With his tongue, like everyone else, silly. :

    "Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra

  13. #12
    Bread Gloves Razor Shines's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    6,307

    Re: Holiday travelling

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    No holiday traveling for us. You want to see us? Come see us. We're sure as heck not getting on the highway or an airplane anywhere near Thanksgiving or Christmas. Life is too short.
    We flew over Thanksgiving and it went very smooth. We went in expecting it to be bad, but it seemed like much ado about nothing.

  14. #13
    First Time Caller SunDeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    5,392

    Re: Holiday travelling

    Disneyland was a blast.
    We also went down to the SD Zoo, which although I would call it impressive, is not really that much more impressive to me than Columbus or Cincinnati. Makes me appreciate what I grew up taking for granted.

    I also played a round of golf at the San Clemente Muni, which has no clubhouse right now. In fact, the construction has forced them to have people tee off on #7. Weird. But the coolest thing about the place was a par three, from up in the Presidential estates where Nixon had a house. Beautiful view of the setting sun over the Pacific.

    And speaking of Nixon- we went to his library. Now that the NARA is running it, there will actually be some information on Watergate there. But, as of right now, you'd think the guy just finished his presidency after visiting China. And all the docents seem to be on the take with the Nixon family. They talk about him like he was god and not the paranoid, anti-semite that he was...but then I guess that would ruin the ambiance of his library. We went because they had a big miniature train display there for the holidays. What that has to do with Nixon, I do not know. But the kids loved it...and his helicopter was pretty cool, too.
    Last edited by SunDeck; 12-01-2007 at 01:43 PM. Reason: spelling...
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25