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Old 07-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #5701
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Thanks, PF He took apart our old brick patio and is re-using those bricks in the new one. I need to collect the pix I've taken of the project and post them.

That is really really nice GG. I'm happy to see the re-cycling. You will be happy with it for a very long time .... super nice !!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #5702
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I thought CG lived in MA. Isn't that what it says under her name? Am I just confused?

Wait is MA Maine or Maryland?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #5703
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #5704
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I was thinking the same thing, but would the trip really take that long? Aren't they in neighbouring states, and not big states?
No, one lives here in Mass. and the other in Virginia. Both on the eastern seaboard. Mass. would have to travel to Virginia. I don't know how far down I93 or I95 goes. Will have to look it up.
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No, one lives here in Mass. and the other in Virginia. Both on the eastern seaboard. Mass. would have to travel to Virginia. I don't know how far down I93 or I95 goes. Will have to look it up.
Yeah, GG straightened me out on that. I was thinking that MA meant Maryland. GG looked it up and Google says it takes about 10 hours.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #5706
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Yeah, GG straightened me out on that. I was thinking that MA meant Maryland. GG looked it up and Google says it takes about 10 hours.
That is a long time to be behind the wheel unless you have two drivers and drive straight through. Then you have to stop for gas, eats, leg stretching, etc.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #5707
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For the record, we do live in Massachusetts (MA) not Maine (ME) or Maryland (MD). However, we are so close to the Connecticut (CT) border that if we're facing north when we sneeze really hard our backsides might go over the border.

We don't go thru Pennsylvania (PA) unless we're headed to the Blue Ridge side of Virginia (VA) or further down the road to North Carolina (NC). Anywhere due south of us involves driving thru CT from the "Quiet Corner" to the New York City area and along the coast is until you get south of the DC outerbelt. Because it has taken us over 3 hours to navigate through CT on the worst of days (less that 100 miles) we do allow two days for the drive anywhere south of Richmond, VA. I'm guessing it's about 525 miles from our home to GGs, which for Himself and I is a piece of cake. We can make it from home to home (our place to our daughter's in the Akron/Canton area) in 11 to 12 hours, with one nice lupper break, one gas-up, and a few more stops for potty breaks, and that is 625 miles. We eat a few small things in the car - lots of fruit and veggies, and we split a sandwich once or twice. Still go thru CT but we can swing up above NYC as we head west and so avoid all the bad NYC bridge traffic. When driving alone my highest day's total miles was 420, all in OH and PA. Driving gets SO much easier after you get west of the NY/PA state border or south of DC. Anywhere north and east of that? Won't miss it when we move.

Himself and I are real driving masters. When we moved from OH to MA our son was also scheduled to go out to Arizona (AZ) to start his 2nd year at ASU. In just about two weeks time we drove from OH (645 miles) to MA, back to OH (645), on to AZ (1981) and then, exhaustively, back to MA (2573). 5845 miles. Whew! Piece of cake though, since Himself hadn't been able to go when our son went out for his freshman year so I drove out with our son and his twin sister...and a cell phone. Just the two girls on the way back. Lots of good quality time with my dear daughter. (A client DEMANDED that Himself handle their software/equipment test, so Himself stayed home and kept company with a friend Jim. Jim Beam. Don't think he noticed we were gone that first night )

OK, enough US geography and mundane details from my life.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #5708
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According to Google, it would take about 10 hours to drive from the southeastern corner of Virginia to Boston...
Mr. Google never actually DROVE that route. Pretty much all of the traffic from Boston to Fredericksburg is with a very few small stretches for catching your breath!
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:32 AM   #5709
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No, one lives here in Mass. and the other in Virginia. Both on the eastern seaboard. Mass. would have to travel to Virginia. I don't know how far down I93 or I95 goes. Will have to look it up.
Um Addie, if GGs DH is going to build our deck wouldn't it be easier for them to come up to MA? We don't have the van anymore.

I-95 goes ALL the way...to Miami.
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The last thing that made me smile was this thread, you crack me up CG!
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