Saturday, December 16, 2006

Actual route

Google just released a new feature for Google Maps that allows you to choose multiple destinations. I have personally been wishing fervently for exactly this new feature (thanks, guys!).

So, using the new feature, I was able to get a good handle on exactly how far a route we're talking about: 5,955 miles, with a combined driving time of about 3 days, 22 hours. Luckily, this is mostly broken up in 3 to 4 hour chunks. Unfortunately, I count 4 chunks of driving that are over the 8-hour range.

They are:
  • From Savannah, GA to New Orleans, LA (10 hours)
  • From New Orleans, LA to Austin, TX (8.5 hours)
  • From Austin, TX to El Paso, TX (8.5 hours)
  • From Las Vegas, NV to San Francisco, CA (8.5 hours)
Any ideas for breaking these up? I'm trying to make this a fun trip, and 8+ hour drives aren't my idea of fun.

I just re-did the map, with a few additions (Boston, Lake Charles, Pensacola, and Dallas), and the new total is about 6400 miles. I think I'll change my engine oil in Albuquerque...

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget extra fuel filters. You may not find it in stock and need special order, worst broke down on the free way.