prozach626 wrote:The driving in itself isn't an issue, but it's just a waste of time when your time is limited.
Of course your trip across Pennsylvania isn't nuts. Last year we drove from STL to PA, hit everything, and then drove 13 hours back. It's just a road trip and I'm not sure why anyone would think that's nuts. Trust me, we spend plenty of time in the car during the summer (days), so my viewpoint is relevant. But, that's not the point I was making.
oh, just to clarify, I didn't mean YOU thought we were nuts re: our Pennsylvania trip.
I meant the folks we met at the parks we stopped at. the conversation always came up this way:
them: where are you from?
us: we're from Texas
them: oh (a sad, knowing oh)
us: no, from Austin
them: OH! (happy, surprised, pleasant oh)
so you're just visiting this park?
us: no, we flew into Pittsburgh, rented a car, and are driving to Philadelphia for the Historic sites, but stopping for Amusement Park fun along the way.
them: OMG.. that's SO far to drive, y'all are nuts.
almost every time we got in a conversation with someone, that's how it went.
so that's what I was meaning.
being from Texas, and being used to driving in Texas - even just within the city of Houston or Dallas, we're well used to an hour commute to get anywhere. so the 40 minute drive from our hotel to SFStl was nothing, and if we had wanted to go back the next day, easily could have too. (but as you note, it's not really a 2 day park)