road trip discipline

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 8:56 AM


I was thinking of taking a road trip to Atlanta (8 hrs away). However, I'm afraid that, afterwards, I'll be tempted to drive to PKI (only 8 hrs away). And then of course, CP is only 6 hrs beyond PKI . . .

I have displine in other parts of my life, but not on road trips. Has anyone else experienced something similar?

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 9:41 AM
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At the end of May, my riding partner (KicksTheSky) and I were planning on going to PKD and BGW. That was just the beginning. Since SFA and SFGAdv are nearby and we both have a Six Flags season pass, what they hey?

We've doubled the parks that we are going to just becuase of this reason. Same with going to Orlando for spring break... BGT was an hour away.. why not?

I think 8 hrs is a little too far, but hey whatever floats your boat. Go have fun!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:21 AM

CP's a little under 4 hours away from PKI. And SFWoA is a little over an hour from CP!

Of course, from PKI to CP you can stop by SF Wyandot Lake on your way through Columbus! :-) Or, swing over to Americana after PKI. So many choices here!

Ohio isn't as boring as some people think (especially in the summer!)

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*** This post was edited by jimmybob on 4/17/2002. ***

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 1:18 PM
Well, I find that discipline doesn't matter nearly as much as money :-) I've been on many a trip where stopping at other places along the way was *tempting* but not financially feasible, after all, if you have the spare money you would have *planned* to hit the other parks on the way anyway, right? :-)
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 1:33 PM
I think anything under 4hrs is worth taking the trip,but after that its just too much driving. For instance im thinking of taking a trip to las vegas ,and while there taking a day to drive to Magic mountain which is between 3 1/2hrs to 4hrs away. Now it seems like alot ,but if im on that side of the states why not? and i couldent pass up a ride on X,Dejavu,Riderlers revenge and all of there other exciting rides.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:10 PM
Usually my exhaustion catches up with me by the time I think of doing anything extra.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:44 PM
I've done the ATL to CP trip, not saying it took me 14 hours:), but I know exactly what you're saying.

It's easy to extend yourself. Adding trips to trips when sometimes narrowing yourself is a better idea. If you're already driving 8 hours, it's 6 hours from there to all different kinds of places, you can't go everywhere. I find myself all the time feeling like we should go to 'so & so', but in all actuality we've already spoiled ourselves by going to 'such the other' in the first place!

There's all kinds of disciplines on the road. Example, my wife wants to stop for food, stop for gas, & use the bathroom in different places, instaed of doing it all in one place. It's like she goes into a gas station, she can ONLY get gas there. It's hard to learn how not to waste time.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:50 PM
Don't forget all the little parks in between. Your obsession requires that you also visit them. Well, at least mine does.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:24 PM
I need a riding partner. Anyone in Greenville, South Carolina?

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:40 PM

I myself also feel the temptation of adding parks and parks with each other. The best way I found is to divide the park visit into regions. There's no way I would do lets say Atlanta to Ohio and be able to enjoy it. I may split the parks apart and take two different trips to allow you to enjoy each park, plus you won't get exhausted. On the other hand, just do what you want to do. Have fun.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:28 PM
no, but i probably will when i can drive, i was thinking about going on a road trip to parks too.

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