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    40 Mile Commute isn't so bad!

    Yeah I have a 40 mile commute one way, but its really not so bad. I follow along the coastline on my way down to work, and all this week I have seen this as I passed Linconville. The other day I decided to stop and take a picture. The land you see just under the rising sun is Isleboro...an island such people as John Travolta, Christie Alley and other famous actors and actresses, live on. The picture came out good, but its too bad it was at low tide. Still, its better then looking at cars on a freeway I guess

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    Yeppers, that definitely beats looking at freeways. Not a lot of people have that nice of view on their drive to the office.

    Even though I live in the capital city of freeways, my commute is all on 'surface streets'. (What a dumb name...all streets are on some surface or another.) One stretch of my daily drive is through part of this canyon, about 1/8 of a mile from the house.

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    Travis and Vaughn, great shots.

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    Um, yeah, better than my commute view...

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    Yeah, mine sucks too...........


    that is about 60 metres as the crow flies
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ Isles View Post
    Um, yeah, better than my commute view...

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    I wanna see pics of Stu's commute. And other peoples', too.

    I keep going back to the pic Travis posted, though. That's some gorgeous scenery. You're a fortunate guy, Travis. I worked a job one summer in the White Mountains of Arizona, and every evening my 40 mile drive back to the motel was into some of the most gorgeous sunsets I've seen. I had to stop and take pics several nights a week that summer. Unfortunately, none of them are digital, and the prints are stored away deep in a pile of boxes at a storage locker, so scanning them is not happening in the foreseeable future.
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    Dang Stu, you're psychic! You posted while I was typing.
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    Tee hee... at least it looks like the traffic's moving in your neighborhood, Stu!

    I've read more cutesy/annoying/politically correct and incorrect/dumb/my kid- honor student bumper stickers while sitting in traffic (nearly $4/gallon for gas now here) than I care to remember. It's a good thing I'm a patient person with only a 6 mile commute... and only 30-40 minutes to get there, what a deal! I just keep my doors locked and try to avoid hitting locals who wear dark clothing and run across the highway at dusk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Yeah, mine sucks too...........

    that is about 60 metres as the crow flies
    LOL, just saw that. Durn, wish I had Stu's commute!

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    I'm sure glad mine isn't as bad as yours Stu. Mine is about 40'. Usually I go about 20' out of the way thought and stop by the kitchen for coffee. Occasionally I'll run into the dog on the way and get held up while I pet him or let him out which can easily double or even triple my commute time.

    After 10 months of this, I don't know how I put up with a 35 mile commute for 10 years.

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