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    This Friday I'll be heading out of town to visit my sister in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's a long drive - Google Maps estimates 1 Day, 4 Hours, 45mins to drive from Toronto to Winnipeg (staying within Canada) - but I'm planning on driving straight through (roadside naps are a definite possibility).

    My girlfriend and dog are coming with me, so I'll have some company for the drive, but I'm hoping that you fine folk can help me out with a few suggestions.
    I've got a tonne of music already, and a couple audiobooks, but I'm looking for some good comedy albums or some road trip games or something. Anything that'll help keep us awake and entertained!

    So let's hear it!!
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    At some point, stop the car and go for a hike. It'll rev you up, stretch you out and get some blood flowing.

    Why are you driving straight through, anyway? Just thinking an overnight simple camping trip would be fun and doable, and you won't be wore slam out by the time you get to your sisters. You and your lady can love each other under the stars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nu Kua View Post
    At some point, stop the car and go for a hike. It'll rev you up, stretch you out and get some blood flowing.
    That's actually a really good idea, NK. Thanks!
    The scenery on the western border of Ontario (near Kenora) is actually really nice. Lots of hills, mountains, lakes, and moose (from what I remember).


    Quote Originally Posted by Nu Kua View Post
    Why are you driving straight through, anyway? Just thinking an overnight simple camping trip would be fun and doable, and you won't be wore slam out by the time you get to your sisters.
    There's a few stupid reasons to try and get it done in one shot; get there quicker, save money on a room for the night, it's a personal challenge to see how far we can go.

    Camping wouldn't be a bad idea, but my car is tiny (Honda Prelude) so if we pack our sleeping bags and camping gear, the entire backseat fills up and the poor dog will have about 2sq.ft. of space for the entire trip.


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    You and your lady can love each other under the stars!
    Well that's the best idea I've ever heard.

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    Wish I could help you out,but ive only been to Vancouver B.C. lol. I just wanted to wish you luck on your travels and hope you have a good time!! (dont forget the picnic basket)
    And tell your sister HI!!! from AO!
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    I am pretty sure Maps works the same for CA as US so you can probably cut a couple hours off the trip. From door to door to my sisters house, Maps says it should take about 24 hours drive time but we actually do it in about 19-20 actual road time.

    Good comedy? How about something kind of obscure. Search for Hudson and Landry. They were a couple of radio guys a little before my time but my uncle turned me on to them. Another fun one is search Radio Mystery Theater. It was a revival of the old time radios shows. Whats cool is most recordings out there include the old radio commercials. from the 60s and 70s.

    Eddie Izzard is a good one for road trips too. That's a beautiful drive, we used to take it in the summer following the border. Are you coming down through the sates or sticking through International Falls and Thunder bay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fut004 View Post
    This Friday I'll be heading out of town to visit my sister in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's a long drive - Google Maps estimates 1 Day, 4 Hours, 45mins to drive from Toronto to Winnipeg (staying within Canada) - but I'm planning on driving straight through (roadside naps are a definite possibility).

    My girlfriend and dog are coming with me, so I'll have some company for the drive, but I'm hoping that you fine folk can help me out with a few suggestions.
    I've got a tonne of music already, and a couple audiobooks, but I'm looking for some good comedy albums or some road trip games or something. Anything that'll help keep us awake and entertained!

    So let's hear it!!
    Are you that boring that you cannot keep up a discussion for 28 some odd hours? Here is a suggestion, how about you (the driver) concentrate on driving and nothing else but maybe some music. I am sure many innocent bystanders and would-be victims should know that you would rather be entertained while driving 28 hours, than actually paying attention to the roadway ahead of you.

    I bet your driving skills are as terrible as your mangy dog that you own. Sorry Fut, just felt like fucking with you this afternoon. It's all good man.


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    Quote Originally Posted by custompainter View Post
    I just wanted to wish you luck on your travels and hope you have a good time!! (dont forget the picnic basket)
    And tell your sister HI!!! from AO!
    Thanks, Dude!
    I'm sure my sister wouldn't be confused at all if I said hi for you. hah


    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid1 View Post
    I am pretty sure Maps works the same for CA as US so you can probably cut a couple hours off the trip. From door to door to my sisters house, Maps says it should take about 24 hours drive time but we actually do it in about 19-20 actual road time.
    Yeah, the maps usually over estimate the times a little bit. I usually go along with it though, the extra time allows for more roadside stops and such.

    We're going to be doing quite a bit of driving during the night (hoping to be on the road by like 3pm or so), so there won't even be much traffic to deal with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid1 View Post
    Good comedy? How about something kind of obscure. Search for Hudson and Landry. They were a couple of radio guys a little before my time but my uncle turned me on to them. Another fun one is search Radio Mystery Theater. It was a revival of the old time radios shows. Whats cool is most recordings out there include the old radio commercials. from the 60s and 70s.
    Awesome! Thanks. I've got some of that Radio Mystery Theater stuff downloading right now!

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    That's a beautiful drive, we used to take it in the summer following the border. Are you coming down through the sates or sticking through International Falls and Thunder bay?
    I'm going to avoid the states for this trip, figured I'd spare myself the hassle of crossing boarders and potentially getting searched...etc. Besides, it only saves a few hours.

    The highway is going to bring us along the coast of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, around Thunder Bay then up towards Winnipeg. It is a really gorgeous highway, the scenery around there is amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by UVsaturated View Post
    I bet your driving skills are as terrible as your mangy dog that you own.
    My dog actually had a horrible case of Mange (among other things) when I rescued her as a 6 month old pup. A lot of good healthy food, tonnes of exercise and a little medication to boost her immune system cleared it all up though. Now she gets compliments about her soft, shiny coat all the time.

    Also, were you trying to compare my driving skills to the driving skills of a dog? Weirdo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fut004 View Post
    My dog actually had a horrible case of Mange (among other things) when I rescued her as a 6 month old pup. A lot of good healthy food, tonnes of exercise and a little medication to boost her immune system cleared it all up though. Now she gets compliments about her soft, shiny coat all the time.
    Well good for you! I am glad you are a respecter of animals. At least that is one thing we can agree upon.

    Still, I bet you drive like shit!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by UVsaturated View Post
    At least that is one thing we can agree upon.
    Guh, I don't like the sounds of that.
    I'm going to go beat up a turtle so we no longer agree on anything.

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    Still, I bet you drive like shit!!!!
    Good for you.
    I bet you make disgusting porn vids of yourself that end up frightening the people you send it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fut004 View Post
    Guh, I don't like the sounds of that.
    I'm going to go beat up a turtle so we no longer agree on anything.
    Leave the turtle out of this, he is defensless without his shell.


    Good for you.
    I bet you make disgusting porn vids of yourself that end up frightening the people you send it to.
    I only made one and she asked to see it anyway, so I made a production out of it. It was a small clip, that actually took about 30 minutes to shoot, no pun intended.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fut004 View Post
    Awesome! Thanks. I've got some of that Radio Mystery Theater stuff downloading right now!

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    I'm going to avoid the states for this trip, figured I'd spare myself the hassle of crossing boarders and potentially getting searched...etc. Besides, it only saves a few hours.

    The highway is going to bring us along the coast of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, around Thunder Bay then up towards Winnipeg. It is a really gorgeous highway, the scenery around there is amazing.
    In the Radio Mystery Theater look for one called Ghost at High Noon, that's a good one for a road trip. You can also search for Ray Stevens or Jim Stafford, they did a lot of comedy music back in the 70s.


    Thunder Bay is where I was having the worst road trip vacations ever when I was a kid. I had wiped out on my skateboard 3 days before we left and I was wrapped up in bandages on my arm rib and both legs from severe road rash, and the car we had didn't have air conditioning.

    We had stopped to have lunch and I was such a pissy little shit I walked all the way across this picnic aree and refused to sit with my family. While I was sitting there a young buck with a decent sized rack came out of the woods and just stood next to the table. I ended up feeding the deer for about 15 minutes until some other tourists came screaming over with their camera thinking it was a pet or something. But after that the trip didn't seem so bad. That part of Canada is still my favorite to drive through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UVsaturated View Post
    Leave the turtle out of this, he is defensless without his shell.
    It's curious that I mention a turtle and you, for some reason, automatically picture some weird turtle-monstrosity that doesn't have a shell. It's strange.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid1 View Post
    In the Radio Mystery Theater look for one called Ghost at High Noon, that's a good one for a road trip. You can also search for Ray Stevens or Jim Stafford, they did a lot of comedy music back in the 70s.
    The RMT is turning out to be harder to acquire than I previously thought. The download is just hovering at 2%. I'm starting to think that I'll have to pass this up for this trip. Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll keep trying for next time - or for camping...etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid1 View Post
    Thunder Bay is where I was having the worst road trip vacations ever when I was a kid. I had wiped out on my skateboard 3 days before we left and I was wrapped up in bandages on my arm rib and both legs from severe road rash, and the car we had didn't have air conditioning.
    When are you young punks going to learn that skateboards are dangerous? :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid1 View Post
    We had stopped to have lunch and I was such a pissy little shit I walked all the way across this picnic aree and refused to sit with my family. While I was sitting there a young buck with a decent sized rack came out of the woods and just stood next to the table. I ended up feeding the deer for about 15 minutes until some other tourists came screaming over with their camera thinking it was a pet or something. But after that the trip didn't seem so bad. That part of Canada is still my favorite to drive through.
    That's quite the memory, Rabid. How old were you at the time? I bet you felt like the Beastmaster when you were hanging out with that deer. It's too bad that other people had to ruin all the fun.

    That section of Ontario is really gorgeous, and for whatever reason there's a tonne of wildlife. I've never seen so many deer, moose and bear while driving before I drove on that highway. It seems like it starts just around White River (birthplace of Winnie the Pooh) and goes right over to the Manitoba border.

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