Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by TennisPlayer, Oct 22, 2009.
Oct 22, 2009
I'll post again later.
Good food, my favorite book stores, or anything if I feel like driving for a while
Every few mos or so, I'll spend the day at certain shopping malls that are about 40 min to an hr away. Every several mos, I'll go to one that's 2 hrs one-way.
Every once in a while, a certain kind of food if I'm craving it (but no farther than 20 min out of my way).
At times, special events
pappasitos...the only one in georgia is 25 miles away...(tex mex place that I LOVED when I lived in texas)
sometimes I just drive for the fun of it...but not lately since I am confined to stupid bed rest
I drove to the casino a few times (2.5 hours away) for a short trip to lose 100 dollars...ha
I drove 3 hours round trip on Sunday to go to a mall that had a Chanel makeup counter. I also got to stop at Whole Foods, although I couldn't get much there due to fridge space issues.
IKEA. LLBean. Cheesecake Factory.
When I lived in a rural area I used to drive two hours to get to a mall every once in awhile and one hour to get to a Walmart just about every week. Now that I'm back in my home area everything I need is pretty close to me.
Indian food: rice with a vegetarian stew dish like spinach and paneer or okra. Japanese food: edamame, avocado and eel sushi, deep fried tofu soup, green tea ice cream.
Any bookstore that has free wifi over any bookstore that doesn't (particularly when my wife and son want to spend the entire afternoon there).
Where I live, you never have to go out of your way to get Starbucks. There's one major street that takes me home, to work and to college, on this 4 mile road there are EIGHT starbucks. Two Drive thru ones. It's insane:lol:
Everything is out of my way. But every once in awhile I'll drive 40 minutes into Atlanta to go to a great restaurant.
We have a small mall with 2 Starbucks on each end. Oh dear! :lol:
This! Only, the nearest one to here is about 5 hours. That's a lot out of the way!
From time to time, I need to see a body of water that isn't a tank or the river and go to the lake or the ocean.
We live at the beach but I will drive out of my way on occasion to go to a really nice beach area in a neighboring state.
A bike shop that sells Brooks saddles, steel frames, and fixed gear cogs.
Oct 23, 2009
Breakfast. When on vacation we make it our quest to find the best breafast in the area.
Oh, and Italian pastry. Mmmm...
food! or a restaurant/pub with awesome atmosphere :thumb:
something cool or interesting to see- Christmas lights, building being imploded, storm damage etc. :2up:
chick fil A
Mallo cups (for those in PA who love them)
Yeah, I know it's weird...
Our local ice cream place has the best!!! I would drive for that!!!
I drive out of my way for almost everything. We live between 100 to 179 miles (depending on what city we choose to go to) away from any sort of shopping (target, Walmart, Office Depot, Costco, fast food, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, traffic lights, crowds of people, you name it). I drive out of my way for many, many things.
I'm going today to a restaurant on the beach, overlooking the ocean. It's called John G's and they have the best, freshest food. I'm planning on the fish and chips!
The dining room is always filled with roses, roses, and more roses.
I like to travel by automobile so the real question is, "What wouldn't I drive out of my way for?". This weekend, I'm driving four hours to a special campsite for a single overnight camping trip.
Oh that sounds so nice. Wish I could go! That would be a little TOO far to drive though.:lol:
I've driven from Charlotte to Raleigh after school to see a hockey game--by myself--and back home that night for school the next day. Also, football games, certain shopping malls, and to see my grandkids anytime!
I will drive an extra 12 miles to go to the Target store I am familar with.
I live in Western North Carolina. My husband and I will drive 1 1/2 hours one way to get a Publix sub. And we get 4 when we do. Our friends on their way up to visit will stop and get them for us.
Isn't it generally pretty hard to drive out of your way to find a Starbucks? (says the girl with an auto $80/month reload Starbucks card)
This is why I drove 3 hours rt for the Chanel counter. :lol:
The closest Starbucks to me is about 30-40 minutes away. But I don't drink coffee.
Oct 24, 2009
Really Good Coffee, and that is NOT Starbucks IMO. There coffee always tastes way to overroasted.
A nice bookstore if I have been deprived (used to drive an hour each way once a week)
Lands' End outlet
Good question. I get major Starbucks cravings, but there are only a few on my commute and they are at the beginning. If I don't get one in the morning before heading out (I run late a lot), I have to hunt around during the day for one near my work place. There isn't one in the downtown area, and when I take my student to her classes, I don't know the area well enough, so I drive around and around to try to find one. I've also done that with Burger King.
I really, really need one of those GPS systems that tell you where restaurants are.
I live in a rural area, but not as rural as you describe. To be so far away from Walmart and McDonald's...that really is a dream of mine. I can't imagine any circumstances leading us away from Kentucky, but I've always wished I were born on a ranch or horse farm in Montana or somewhere "similar".
ETA: But what do I drive a distance for, or in my case ride? Not too many things, but Cedar Point and Dave Matthew Band concerts are worthy.
I drive far for a lot of things. Olive Garden and IHOP are drives away but my favorites. I am driving nearly two hours to get a 3d ultrasound so my boys can see the baby!
I think the only time I've seen a Starbucks in person is when my husband and I took our MLB vaction last summer...I know I saw one in New York. (Well, now that I think about it, there may be one in the Barnes & Noble a couple towns over, but I've never ventured into that corner of the store, so it could be something else...but I think it's Starbucks. But the one in NYC was the first all-out Starbucks shop.)
And that's a lot of money on coffee!
Ikea, Target, delicious food
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