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    Anybody ever done the full drive from the East Coast to West? What's it like? I'm trying to plan a trip for this summer

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    I have done it (and wound up staying in CA for 15 years). I would decide first if you are trying to get to CA as fast as possible or if you want to experince the country. There is some cool stuff out there and its not all on the coast. If you just want the Cali part, fly to San Diego, rent a car and drive to Oregon. Also an unreal trip. My 2 cents.

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    my friend and his family did it they said it was horrible when they were driving through the country. but their dad flew over to cali with their surfboards and they went surfing for the oldest son who is 18. and they said the drive was worth it.

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    over x-mas my friend and i flew out west and drove up the coast from mission beach in san diego to the tip of santa cruz at salt creek...would've been perfect if we got to see mavs goin off but overall best trip i've ever taken...

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    I was stationed in Port Hueneme, Cali and then got moved out to VA Beach. My friends and I drove it, and it was an adventure and a half. We took I-10 almost all the way and the total hours with two near arrests and a break down was about 54 hours.Definately a cool way to see the country though and you'll certainly have an interesting story to tell.

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    I have done it 6 times from DE to Southern CA & was on I 40 for the most part. 1st time was pretty cool seeing new sights. Was in a hurry the 1st time & no sight seeing, just pretty much straight drive thru with my brother. Other times just a few stops off I 40, Grand Canyon & few other areas. Pretty long, boring in the middle states & lot of it looks the same Oklahoma to Arizona after a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrosurfvb View Post
    Anybody ever done the full drive from the East Coast to West? What's it like? I'm trying to plan a trip for this summer
    yeahi have we did a cross country trip a few years ago and its nice out west...takes a lot of energy tho to drive allthe way out there but its worth it .. just make sure you have epople there to occupy ya.

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    I hitch hiked from the East Coast to the West Coast many, many years ago. Left with $70 in my pocket and returned with something like $20. Spent two weeks including 3 days in old Ensenada bodysurfing, sleeping on the beach and having fun at the carnival that was underway.

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    ive driven back and forth more times than i can count, most of the trip on I40. the key is to be prepared (watch the weather) and stick to a schedule... i do 18 hrs the first day, 16 hrs the 2nd day and then the third day is whatevers left... sometimes 8 hrs sometimes 20. it makes a big difference if you are driving something that hauls ass too. definitely invest in a valentine 1 radar detector and dont speed thru VA! oklahoma and texas sucks balls. the trip from SD north is great, so is SD south if you want to check out baja but be careful

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    Is it just me? Or does anyone else not care about seeing the west coast? Maybe a little... but there's too much more to explore on our shores..

    .. but the hitchhiking thing sounds pretty fun... Into The Wild, but not to Alaska