My, hasn\’t America grown?November 19, 2012 Tim WorstallJohnny Foreigner7 CommentsShe recalls how together with husband Steve, she hired an RV and drove the 6,000 miles from New York to LA. Umm. Ahem. previousThat free money tree spottednextSurprise! 7 thoughts on “My, hasn\’t America grown?” Dave November 19, 2012 at 11:01 am If she navigates anything like my mum, driving 6,000 miles to get from New York to LA is nothing. So Much For Subtlety November 19, 2012 at 11:11 am Driving in an RV, it may not be 6,000 miles, but it sure feels like it. MakajazMonkee November 19, 2012 at 11:34 am @ Dave LOL 0r if she navigates anything like my ex, “But the map says the road is supposed to be green?” John Price November 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm Must have gone the pretty way. Ken November 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm Actually if she meant the round trip driving distance, it’s not wrong – it’s 2,781 miles one way: http://www.travelmath.com/drive-distance/from/New+York,+NY/to/Los+Angeles,+CA (Note this is different from the flight distance) Tractor Gent November 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm In an RV, I wouldn’t be going the short way – for that you want a Pontiac GTO & a pocketful of bennies:) On Google Maps I worked out the distance from St Louis MO to Portland OR following roughly the route of Lewis & Clarke (hopefully a future excursion), and it came to about 3000 miles. With diversions into the Black Hills SD, Yellowstone, Mt St Helens it’ll rapidly approach 4000 miles. I know it’s not NY->LA but you get the idea. Gene Berman November 21, 2012 at 12:00 am Tractor Gent: Lewis’ expedition carried a ration that included 9 lbs of meat per day per man. For a variety of reasons, they ran out of grub and ate horses and dogs (which were ok) and rabbhit, salmon, and elk (which they didn’t care for). Lewis had a slave–a servant to whom he’d promised manumission for many years. When bugged about it by the guy, he reportedly told him: “I just can’t bear to free you–you’re the only friend I’ve got !” He ended up a suicide, using two pistols to put bullets through his brain and his heart. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.