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When I get my older 4 Monte Carlos out for "exercise" over the weekends, most of the time I drive one way or the other on the same "old" roads. Some might see that as boring ... even I do at times. So, I'll find a new "route" or a variation of one I've taken before...and discover something else about this area that I didn't know or hadn't seen previously.

Still ... one of the things I've noticed is that the more I drive on the same road over and over...the more I actually NOTICE about that road. Many times, I see something different than I've seen before...even though it has been there the whole time. Similarly, I'll notice vastly different things when I'm traveling one direction on a road vs. the other direction on the same road. The crest of a hill in one direction might reveal a spectacular site (especially at sunset or sunrise), while the crest of that same hill going the other direction may only reveal a dilapidated old barn hidden among a grove of trees.

And...it doesn't have to be a road that I travel every day. In fact, during the route I took back'n'forth to the MC Nats in PA (IL RT 47 to SR 24 to I-65 to I-70 to SR 119 ... and back) I noticed different things traveling in either direction....

Anyone else observe something similar?



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If I don't really have a time when I need to be home, I like to cut through and see which roads can go where. Especially in Cape Coral:

http://dbministries.com/calendar/2008/images/capecoral_FL_lg_area_map.jpg

Lots of different routes to take through neighborhoods there and trying to avoid the canals is always fun. I've found a couple of good roads to take pictures of the cars on this way too, it's always a good time killer. Of course, if I paid for gas myself I probably wouldn't be doing this. Haha, $10 for like 40 minutes of entertainment is a pretty good price to me though..
 

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I noticed the same thing.......right after I bought my Mark, I did a few jaunts between Lincoln-Omaha before I moved back from school.....

Instead of hopping on the Indy Speedway......er...Interstate 80.....I took Highway 6, this little two lane road that roughly parallels the interstate. It meanders through these three quaint little towns. (Greenwood's got this wonderful lil restaurant....the name escapes me though!) After passing through the last one and crossing the Platte River, the landscape changes to something out of a Norman Rockwell/Grant Wood type painting.....the Highway gets nice and curvy, the hills grow more pronounced and together w/the trees, I found there were some wonderful photo opps.

Didn't have a camera with me, but I plan on taking one when I start commuting again in the fall.....;) :drive:
 

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I notice the pot holes and newly form cracks in the roadbed. [sigh]
 

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That's Michigan roads for 'ya!:D

Even if Ohio roads are in perpetual construction, at least that means we work on them.
 

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I often notice "new" houses that are clearly 40+ years old, even locally. As for driving the same stretch of road, it doesn't take much prompting for me to go exploring and I have a pretty ordinary sense of direction. Luckily for me, the Vectra is pretty light on fuel so an extra hour on the road (at medium ferocity) will only cost me around 8 dollars. I've found some pretty good views on my little jaunts. Hopefully on my way home from a meeting tomorrow, I can catch the sunset behind Mt. Tibrogargan. It looks even better during pineapple season.:D
 

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I often notice "new" houses that are clearly 40+ years old, even locally. As for driving the same stretch of road, it doesn't take much prompting for me to go exploring and I have a pretty ordinary sense of direction. Luckily for me, the Vectra is pretty light on fuel so an extra hour on the road (at medium ferocity) will only cost me around 8 dollars. I've found some pretty good views on my little jaunts. Hopefully on my way home from a meeting tomorrow, I can catch the sunset behind Mt. Tibrogargan. It looks even better during pineapple season.:D
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Instead of hopping on the Indy Speedway......er...Interstate 80.....I took Highway 6, this little two lane road that roughly parallels the interstate. It meanders through these three quaint little towns. (Greenwood's got this wonderful lil restaurant....the name escapes me though!) After passing through the last one and crossing the Platte River, the landscape changes to something out of a Norman Rockwell/Grant Wood type painting.....the Highway gets nice and curvy, the hills grow more pronounced and together w/the trees, I found there were some wonderful photo opps.
Indeed.

As boring as it may sound, I much prefer taking RT 30 across Indiana and Ohio...instead of I-70 or the tollway/turnpike. So much more to see ... and experience along the way.....



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