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Old 09-19-2017, 01:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JockoT View Post
Here in the UK, most long distance travel is by train. If you are travelling in a hurry or on business, plane, and if the whole family is travelling you take the car. Granted, our "long distance" would be considered "local" in the US and "just popping next door" in Australia!
I have heard our state, Montana, is about the same size as Germany. We are the 4th largest size wise of the 50. You can spend all day at 75-85mph trying to get from east the west of it 703 miles on the interstate. When you are done you have gone from the middle of nowhere to the middle of nowhere. Ironically we do have a great railroad that also goes the whole way east to west following what we call the High Line (which is latitude not altitude) even more crossing the middle of nowhere. It's also great if you are going nowhere. The problem is when I go nowhere I want to be the only one there. Nothing like a crowd to ruin nowhere.
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