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Old 01-30-2014, 11:29 PM   #61
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:31 AM   #62
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:49 PM   #63
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Of my three big goals I have been stalled for a good while (I have young kids).

Go to all 7 continents (South America and Antarctica remain)
Go to all 50 states (Alaska and N. Dakota remain)
I haven't been to all 7 yet. But, I have been on 2 continents at the same time.
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Was that in France on the TGV or Channel Tunnel. They do that every day. Now once you get to England things slow down greatly. (They don't have a dedicated track like the French have built).
Yep close - Thalys between Brussels and Amsterdam. If we hadn't been running a GPS track, we wouldn't have believed it. It was so smooth. But it kept accelerating and accelerating, and accelerating....... wow!
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To answer the OP's question : buying RVs, refurbishing them as mobile clinics and sending them to Central America to see patients.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:26 PM   #66
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Yes, '77-'79. Always enjoyed giving backseat rides but as you know, it was highly regulated by the powers that be. Glad you got one!
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:33 PM   #67
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Yep close - Thalys between Brussels and Amsterdam. If we hadn't been running a GPS track, we wouldn't have believed it. It was so smooth. But it kept accelerating and accelerating, and accelerating....... wow!
The TGV we took between Avignon and Nice did not seem that fast, although I did not know the exact speed. I think the speed depends on the route or the track they travel on.

And the night trains we took from Nice to Rome, or Venice to Paris were normal trains, and they seemed to take their time as they had all night to make the trip; I guess passengers would not appreciate being dumped at the destination in the early AM hours.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:57 PM   #68
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The TGV we took between Avignon and Nice did not seem that fast, although I did not know the exact speed. I think the speed depends on the route or the track they travel on.
The TGV can only go full speed on dedicated high speed tracks. The high speed track between Avignon and Marseille opened circa 2001. The high speed track between Marseille and Nice is scheduled to open circa 2020.
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I haven't been to all 7 yet. But, I have been on 2 continents at the same time.
Where? How?
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I haven't been to all 7 yet. But, I have been on 2 continents at the same time.
I have you beat, I've walked through four states in the same minute, without stopping!
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In the South Urals region of Russia, at one of the continental divide monuments like this one outside Yekaterinberg (see #12).

Most amazing international border photos which you haven't seen yet - Knolzone

It's somewhat of a tradition for married couples to go there after the wedding and straddle the border. So, one typically sees a pair of newlyweds there, bridal gown, tux and all, straddling the border and doing a vodka shot or drinking champagne.
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My ex-girlfriend ran the Istanbul marathon, in which they cross the Bosporus bridge connecting Asia and Europe and allow pedestrians. I don't remember if they have a specific line but I pretty sure I had a foot in each continent at one point.
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I have you beat, I've walked through four states in the same minute, without stopping!
ArkLaTex, huh? I live in that general area now.

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ArkLaTex, huh? I live in that general area now.
Marty, you need to check your math (see my sig). Probably the Four Corners.
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