Driving from Pennsylvania to Oregon

Old Apr 27th, 2021, 04:33 AM
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Driving from Pennsylvania to Oregon

Hello this is my first post ever just wanted some tips Iíve read a lot on here about other people driving to Oregon but I just wanted to say that this will be my first time ever driving across the country alone just wanted to know what to expect an stuff like that it says Iíll get there in 40hrs but thatís a lie Lol should I take the turn pike all the way or idk I never experienced anything like this Iím using a rental car would take a flight but canít donít like planes
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 05:18 AM
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 06:52 AM
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Why does this remind me of the final chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses lol solo cross country trip tips lol take the train.
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 02:52 PM
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For a solo trip across the country, take the Amtrak Pennsylvanian to Pittsburgh then wait until about midnight to get on the Amtrak Capitol Limited to Chicago. The train runs all night and gets you to Chicago before 10AM. Spend several hours seeing the sights of Chicago before getting on the Empire Builder all the way to Portland Oregon. The other option from Chicago is the California Zephyr to Sacramento CA and then the midnight train (Coast Starlight) which has stops in Oregon of Klamath Falls, Eugene, Salem, Portland and others. Rental cars are in short supply this year and you don't want to drive by yourself and pay a big drop fee.
In 2005, my wife and I drove from central Pennsylvania to central Oregon in 4 long days. Our trips back to PA since then have involved Amtrak trains and a rental car rented and returned in PA.
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Tom really doesn't have a bad idea this time. If it's one way you should check all the fees, etc. And if you have "stuff", just add that in too. Just take the train.
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You need a road map. You need to plot your route. There is no single "turn pike" that will take you all the way from back east out to Oregon. Are you going to sleep in motels each night? You have a one-way rental arranged already? I ask because that's often an expensive proposition.

Are you sure you can't get over your fear of flying? That sure would be a lot easier Or consider the train idea as proposed above.
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