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Old 08-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #31
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I certainly enjoy a road trip from time to time. I reckon I have passed the point of stressing over traffic. I will get there when I get there.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:09 PM   #32
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I certainly enjoy a road trip from time to time. I reckon I have passed the point of stressing over traffic. I will get there when I get there.

Yes, but what is the "fun" part Hoot?
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:11 PM   #33
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I know this is OT but does the American Road Trip still actually exist? (And if it does, what exactly is it?) For me, any trip on a road, is a nightmare of snarled, congested traffic, delays, getting lost, and general stress until I get to my destination. A "road trip" sounds like it is supposed to be fun. Is it still fun in America to go on a road trip?
I think it's all a matter of perspective. Is it often a PITA to drive somewhere? Yes. Traffic is no fun. Finding parking in a city is no fun. But ultimately, it's just perspective. Did you get where you wanted to go? See what you wanted to see? Enjoy what you wanted to do? Take some cool pics and make some memories? Hopefully! If you can say yes to those, the traffic and the other annoyances are just little blips along the way to what you wanted to do. The end memories and photos are what you'll remember.
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I think the fun is in the traveling...seeing places I ain't been to, meeting folks, even the prospect of getting lost is kinda fun. What was that line from "The Mountain Men".... "Lost!?? I ain't never been lost....well, fiercesome confused for a month or two, but I ain't never been lost!"
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #35
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Great news! I posted something on a Lexington, KY forum asking if anyone remembered Aladdin's Restaurant, and the dish, or knew anything about who owned the restaurant.

Someone just replied, saying who the owner was, and that the man owns another restaurant in Lexington now, King Tut's. AND...King Tut's has the Athenian Broiled Chicken on their menu.

I'm planning a road trip to Lexington now. It's about 200 miles from where I live now. I'm hoping I can see and taste the chicken, and make notes. Maybe even sweet talk someone into telling me how they make it.

I'll keep you guys posted on the adventure!
Stacy, I've found if I ask the owner or chef for a recipe I've fallen in love with, they are usually happy to at least give me an ingredient list. I think if you told the restaurant staff how you've pursued the missing ingredient, and how you drove 200 miles just to find your favorite chicken, they would be very pleased and flattered, and would likely tell you the secret ingredient. It's worth a shot!
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #36
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I think it's all a matter of perspective. Is it often a PITA to drive somewhere? Yes. Traffic is no fun. Finding parking in a city is no fun. But ultimately, it's just perspective. Did you get where you wanted to go? See what you wanted to see? Enjoy what you wanted to do? Take some cool pics and make some memories? Hopefully! If you can say yes to those, the traffic and the other annoyances are just little blips along the way to what you wanted to do. The end memories and photos are what you'll remember.
Now see Stacy, that is exactly how I see flying! A means to getting somewhere despite how unpleasant all the security and uncomfortable the confined conditions! (And I have been to America several times BTW). But it was always worth it to get where I was going. No questions.

But the "American Road Trip" is supposed to be a "trip" in and of itself if you know what I mean?
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #37
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I think the fun is in the traveling...seeing places I ain't been to, meeting folks, even the prospect of getting lost is kinda fun. What was that line from "The Mountain Men".... "Lost!?? I ain't never been lost....well, fiercesome confused for a month or two, but I ain't never been lost!"

This is what I mean! I think we are about to get kicked off the thread, (and quite rightly), but my friend in Tucson has often said she and I should do a "Thelma and Louise" (without driving off a cliff of course). And I just wondered if driving around the US was fun.
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Now see Stacy, that is exactly how I see flying! A means to getting somewhere despite how unpleasant all the security and uncomfortable the confined conditions! (And I have been to America several times BTW). But it was always worth it to get where I was going. No questions.

But the "American Road Trip" is supposed to be a "trip" in and of itself if you know what I mean?
That kind of trip means you are planning on stopping when there is something that seems interesting.

Stirling and I call getting lost an adventure.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #39
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I recently completed a 3 state, 2 province road trip, solo, and had a blast driving. The scenery changed so much, as did the speed limits and traffic. I'd do it again!
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Now see Stacy, that is exactly how I see flying! A means to getting somewhere despite how unpleasant all the security and uncomfortable the confined conditions! (And I have been to America several times BTW). But it was always worth it to get where I was going. No questions.

But the "American Road Trip" is supposed to be a "trip" in and of itself if you know what I mean?
When we go on a road trip, we usually have a destination in mind, but we try not to hurry the trip so we can stop in interesting places along the way.

For example, last year we drove to Michigan and back to visit family. On the way home, we got off the Pennsylvania turnpike and drove an old highway. We stopped at the memorial for Flight 93, one of the planes that went down on 9/11. We also passed a bison ranch where we stopped to look at the bison and browse the gift shop. I bought a pound of ground bison meat and a couple of steaks. I would never have known about it otherwise.

Back on topic! Stacy, enjoy your trip!
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