Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Clairsville, Ohio
Ohio to S.B.Ca.
Getting that urge again, Road Trip.
I have yet to drive I-80 or I-90, but on reflection I really enjoyed the trip on U.S. rt. 50, the Loneliest Highway. So I am going to ask..... Staying north of I-70, what pre-interstate should I take to the west coast? Rt.50 was enjoyable because of the older towns along it. Lost Americana. Natural wonders etc. Things like hot springs are cool and finding a brothel near Death Valley on the Nevada-California border is something to tell the grandkids about, or not. Recommendations and stories welcome and wanted.
I started to hijack another thread about So.Cal emissions, it went like.......
No, No nooooooo, don't make me drive that Lotus. Anything but that. I've been getting the itch to drive to California again. Family is still out there And I was born and raised there (1960-1978) and I love to drive. I thought all Californians did? I guess it will be I-80 or I-90 this time. Done I-10 in a Civic, I-10/I-20 in a '69 Pontiac Bonneville Ambulance (I was 19, ok), I-40 and I-70 several times by VW, US route 50 "almost' coast to coast" by Toyota PU. Those trips where from Maryland so I'll get a four hour head start from eastern Ohio.
Yep, let's see, Exige S, pack light, google: speed limits I-80 I-90.
..... I highly recommend staying away from Maryland with it's emission farce and The Peoples Republic of Virginia and their tax your car program. Try Texas or Nevada. West Virginia if you like narrow, twisty roads with gravel in every curve. The locals do not apex very well in their 4x4 pickups.
.....recommend if you have not done so already. Take rt. 1 north along the coast, south if your are ok with heights.
Ok, Ok, I'll start a new thread....... Road Trip! oh, wait, they already have that forum.