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Or maybe where you live is so stunningly beautiful every single day driving is spectacular! Photos welcomed but not required, I would just love to hear your driving stories.


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Does nobody have any fond memories of being on the road, heading on vacation, or simply remember a particularly beautiful drive they've done?

I know i will always remember driving through Alberta from Banff to Jasper, stopping at the Athabasca Falls Columbia Icefield. Just driving through the mountains is always breathtaking.

Cloud Sky Mountain Slope Natural landscape
 

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February 1969 I was based at Brunswick Naval Air Station, Brunswick, MA. A friend and I, took a rather uneventful road trip, 4 hrs., to visit my Aunt & Uncle in Amherst, MA.
Sunday afternoon, as we ate dinner, it began to snow. We said our goodbyes, climbed into my
‘68 VW Bug and got on to Rt. 90 E. It didn’t take long for traffic to grind to a halt as the snow was now serious. We were two vehicles from an official only U turn. A pick up blazed the path, followed by the Cadillac in front of us, we joined in going west on 90 to the first exit, and secondary roads.
VW defrosters were more or less a vague attempt. The wipers could only move snow for a few minutes then became clogged. It was coming down so hard, the headlights would eventually ice over from the edges. The middle of the road was like the bottom of a graceful white valley. Everything was white. We were plowing snow.
At first, we stopped for gas every chance, being unfamiliar with the route and not knowing how this storm would affect services. No 24/7 in those days!
At one point, out of nowhere, we broke into an instant clearing, and went head on into a wall.
Actually, we went through an unseen intersection where a plow had been. The ”wall” was the snow bank he left. When we hit it, we just slid up and over and continued on. It was a hair raising moment. Reading road signs was impossible without beating the snow off them first.
It took us 15 hrs. to cover that 4 hr. trip. The V-dub proved herself!
We didn’t get stuck, untill we got back on base following a Seebee in a road grader. He lifted the blade..for a reason I’ll wonder about, for the rest of my life. There we were high and dry, digging with what was left of an ice scraper. Here comes a van. It was a guy from my squadron who was TAD to the brig, driving them to early chow. (In chains) He unloaded the pirate rabble, they picked up the car, and set it on clear ground. I counted my hubcaps, and off we went. It was a trip full of PACTION (packed with action)
BTW the storm closed the base (big no-no) and the state of Maine for the better part of a week.
Sorry, no pictures. And my friend Rick...a photographers mate, 2nd class...figures!
THE END.
 

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February 1969 I was based at Brunswick Naval Air Station, Brunswick, MA. A friend and I, took a rather uneventful road trip, 4 hrs., to visit my Aunt & Uncle in Amherst, MA.
Sunday afternoon, as we ate dinner, it began to snow. We said our goodbyes, climbed into my
‘68 VW Bug and got on to Rt. 90 E. It didn’t take long for traffic to grind to a halt as the snow was now serious. We were two vehicles from an official only U turn. A pick up blazed the path, followed by the Cadillac in front of us, we joined in going west on 90 to the first exit, and secondary roads.
VW defrosters were more or less a vague attempt. The wipers could only move snow for a few minutes then became clogged. It was coming down so hard, the headlights would eventually ice over from the edges. The middle of the road was like the bottom of a graceful white valley. Everything was white. We were plowing snow.
At first, we stopped for gas every chance, being unfamiliar with the route and not knowing how this storm would affect services. No 24/7 in those days!
At one point, out of nowhere, we broke into an instant clearing, and went head on into a wall.
Actually, we went through an unseen intersection where a plow had been. The ”wall” was the snow bank he left. When we hit it, we just slid up and over and continued on. It was a hair raising moment. Reading road signs was impossible without beating the snow off them first.
It took us 15 hrs. to cover that 4 hr. trip. The V-dub proved herself!
We didn’t get stuck, untill we got back on base following a Seebee in a road grader. He lifted the blade..for a reason I’ll wonder about, for the rest of my life. There we were high and dry, digging with what was left of an ice scraper. Here comes a van. It was a guy from my squadron who was TAD to the brig, driving them to early chow. (In chains) He unloaded the pirate rabble, they picked up the car, and set it on clear ground. I counted my hubcaps, and off we went. It was a trip full of PACTION (packed with action)
BTW the storm closed the base (big no-no) and the state of Maine for the better part of a week.
Sorry, no pictures. And my friend Rick...a photographers mate, 2nd class...figures!
THE END.
wow, quite the ordeal! Impressive this was all done in a 69 Bug, hats off to the Germans (and you and your mate for soldiering through!)
 
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