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Old 05-07-2001, 06:05 AM   #1
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How lost have you got???

My friend who just came back, left Sanford Airport on his first night, heading for I Drive, wanting to exit on I4 junction 29.

Ended up, junction 1 I4, Tampa....2.30am!!!!!!!

I just can't see how you can get that far away!!!!

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Old 05-07-2001, 06:20 AM   #2
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Sounds like they took the Greeneway, that would bypass down to junction 24.

We,ve never lost anyone that far before, but have had occasions where our tried and trusted directions go totally astray if some one dosen't know their right from left.
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Old 05-07-2001, 06:38 AM   #3
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Its interesting watching the "views" count go up, you get more of a picture as to how many are lurking out there.
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Old 05-07-2001, 06:44 AM   #4
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My theory is that they see you post....

Then they're all standing in front of their comp. screens, learning to dance and move like thefatman.
You'll get that Rosemary whatever out of a job, soon !!!!!!!!!.....

Next thing you know....you'll become famous and sylphlike!!
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Old 05-07-2001, 06:48 AM   #5
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Friends of ours took four hours to get from Orlando International to International Drive. They've no idea where their detour took them...
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Old 05-07-2001, 09:27 AM   #6
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Hi guys
We got lost returning to Clearwater from Busch Gardens in '95 - don't laugh, but we ended up in Ocala.
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Old 05-07-2001, 09:41 AM   #7
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The first time we wend to Florida, we got lost coming back to I/Drive from Daytona - around the Downtown Orlando area - that was very scary!

Been ok since - even when I drive!!!
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Old 05-07-2001, 09:42 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Friends of ours took four hours to get from Orlando International to International Drive. They've no idea where their detour took them...
This used to be a common problem with Orlando Int.
As you drove out you were faced with two signs, Orlando and Area Attractions.
The Orlando route headed straight to downtown Orlando, the Attractions route to WDW / I drive.
I suppose Orlando seemed the logical route as thats where most people think their staying, but of course you then ended up trying to find your way back from the city centre.

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Old 05-07-2001, 10:46 AM   #9
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On our first trip to Florida we landed at Sanford and headed down the Florida Greenway toll road. I had been studying every map available for week before our trip and knew the route of-by-heart! - But as soon as you are there for real, in a strange car, with no proper gear stick, on the wrong side of the road and with road signs that are as raw as pork sausages at a jewish wedding - you soon begin to panic! We missed the IDrive turn and managed to find our way to Kissimmee. Which we toured for about half and hour before accidentally finding the correct route to IDrive. We thought about stopping and asking for directions - but it was out first time in the US and all we could think of was gun toting gangsters and drug dealers waiting to steal our holiday money - or worse!

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Old 05-07-2001, 02:03 PM   #10
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Exclamation

Tim - how on earth did you manage to achieve 'curry eater' status when the rest of us are striving to be veterans over here?
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Old 05-07-2001, 02:10 PM   #11
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Hilary,
once your post count is 30 and you've been registered for 30 + days you can change your own status under your profiles.
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Old 05-07-2001, 02:23 PM   #12
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Let's get posting a few more then!

(now I'll have to think of something to put there once I get to the 30 )
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Old 05-07-2001, 02:37 PM   #13
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WOW "curry eater" is well cool me thinks

Hmmm now one for theFatman, in a few posts time.
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Old 05-07-2001, 05:43 PM   #14
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Before you s****** in wonder that someond could take four hours from Orlando airport on our first trip in '95 it took us 4 hours from MCO to Lake Buena Vista.At one stage in desperation we pulled into a kind of lorry car-park I've no idea where we were on our way to ,and thought we were all going to be killed! Ha Ha poor lorry drivers.

I've got more posts than you lot!! You've got to cathch up!

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Old 05-07-2001, 05:58 PM   #15
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Youve just used the n word. no no.
We have the same profanity checker on the UK UK boards as well. Astrid was telling us about episode
and the middle sod was censored !!

pausing for edit

OK so sod in the us checker is ok as in sod of turf.
just don't talk about epi***es in the UK.

I wonder how thats going to work once we all move here, two countries divided by a common language.
hmmm

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