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Old 06-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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"For 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Drivers Only!" (IV)

Welcome to the "For 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Drivers Only!" thread, Part IV

[Walt Disney World drives!]

Part III of this thread opened on October 12, 2011 and closed on June 10, 2013 after 197 pages, 2,950 replies and 228,262 views.

Part II of this thread opened on July 12, 2010 and closed on October 12, 2011 after 256 pages, 3,843 replies and 207,597 views.

Part I of this thread debuted on December 6, 2007 and closed on July 14, 2010 after 251 pages, 3,755 replies and 210,793 views.



All-Time "For 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Drivers Only!" Records (updated 4/28/2014)

Most Total Drives: 59 (since 1973): dvczerfs

Most Drives in One Decade/10-Year Period: 27 (2003-2012): bc1836

Most Drives in One Calendar Year: 5 (2012): cruisingkat;
(four drives in one calendar year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011): bc1836

Most Drives in One 12-Month Period: 5 (12/08-12/09; 2012): cruisingkat; (12/09-12/10): bc1836

Most "Non-Stop" Drives: 15 (1992-2014): DSLRuser
13 (2008-2012): bc1836

Shortest Time Between Drives: 19 days (2009): cruisingkat

Most passengers in one vehicle: 12 (2000: Dodge 3500 Ram van): chepic
10 (2010: 2 adults, 8 kids; 1999 Chevy Express Van): birdslightyear (aka just*the*ten*of*us)

Longest Drive (one way): 2,070 miles (2013): Shir Khan (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Second Longest Drive (one way): 1,953 miles (2011): peigirl (Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada)


What is your status level as a 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Driver?

5 drives to WDW: "Bronze"
10 drives to WDW: "Silver"
15 drives to WDW: "Gold"
20 drives to WDW: "Platinum"
25 drives to WDW: "Diamond"

Drives above those levels are catagorized in multiples. For example, someone who makes 40 drives is "double Platinum;" 50 drives: "double-Diamond."

Remember: These status levels are just meaningless fun, but if you are seeking a long-range driver status, we've got one for ya!

All the best!
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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New home, throw out the welcome mat!
Deciding a last minute drive this month.
Would only be the third with a one way Auto train in between.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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New home, throw out the welcome mat!
Deciding a last minute drive this month.
Would only be the third with a one way Auto train in between.
What is to decide??!!
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:01 AM   #4
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You should post a link to this thread at the end of the old one
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:11 AM   #5
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whats up with the new thread??? did we hit 250 pages??? what it something I said??
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:19 AM   #6
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whats up with the new thread??? did we hit 250 pages??? what it something I said??
According to our moderator, we were about to max out again on space.

So, welcome to Part IV, the place where mileage rules!

All the best.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #7
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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According to our moderator, we were about to max out again on space.

So, welcome to Part IV, the place where mileage rules!

All the best.
bc, you have some up dating to do on page one. I took trip 54 three weeks ago and and I will be leaving Friday for 55.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #9
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Cool. A new thread! Even though I'm not planning a drive until next October, I think i'll hang around and listen/chat.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:12 PM   #10
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I don't usually post but I love reading all the recommendations. We drive from Central New York (just outside of Syracuse) to WDW a couple times a year. Next trips are July and October so I love reading this thread to get trip info. Glad I found part 4!
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I'm making plans for our trip. Fort Wayne In~>Bradenton Florida (to visit an old friend for the night/morning) and then Bradenton~>Orlando, then Orlando~>Fort Wayne.

Total expected mileage? 2,393 ~> 36 hours of driving. I'm sure it'll feel like twice that with a 2 year old on board .
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well, got the car washed and waxed:




got it packed:




new license plate frame and dvc sticker on the back:




im guessing I wont be on much the next few days. I have yard work and sleeping to do. we are leaving Friday for Virginia and should reach wdw Saturday early afternoon.
the mouse gave briana off an extra day next week and less hours so she can spend more time with us.
ill post some pictures and ill post when we get settled in at Saratoga.

have a nice week!!!
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What is to decide??!!
Lol, only who is going. I'd like to take my dgs awhile school is out.
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well, got the car washed and waxed:



got it packed:



new license plate frame and dvc sticker on the back:



im guessing I wont be on much the next few days. I have yard work and sleeping to do. we are leaving Friday for Virginia and should reach wdw Saturday early afternoon.
the mouse gave briana off an extra day next week and less hours so she can spend more time with us.
ill post some pictures and ill post when we get settled in at Saratoga.

have a nice week!!!
Have a blast visiting w your daughter! 2 1/2 weeks until we leave woohoo!!! So exciting.

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well, got the car washed and waxed:
got it packed:

im guessing I wont be on much the next few days. I have yard work and sleeping to do. we are leaving Friday for Virginia and should reach wdw Saturday early afternoon.
the mouse gave briana off an extra day next week and less hours so she can spend more time with us.
ill post some pictures and ill post when we get settled in at Saratoga.

have a nice week!!!
Safe travels have a wonderful visit! Post pic's when you can,
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