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Old 04-18-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default how is the drive on 10 between Pheonix and Tucson?

i gotta be in tucson tuesday night for Wed-Fri business, but i'd like to fly back on friday eve. to be back in philly either late friday night or sat. morn....

there are no direct flights to tucson and no easy flights back through tucson (less than 1 layover)

thinking about flying into pheonix and driving down to UA, this will probably give me the most flight options...is the drive scenic, haven't done it since i was 12 or so.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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I've only driven that route at night, so I can't say anything other than what I did see, was a bunch of dessert. That's all I got.

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Yes, I do recall it being quite windy as well. Thanks UP.

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Old 04-18-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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it\'s straight, the entire time, and windy. nothing spectacular by any means.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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how about traffic on a friday afternoon?
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:40 PM   #5
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Try making a thread in SWIC. Might be a little more helpful. Might not. *shrugs*
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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right. logic fails me on a friday afternoon...
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:42 PM   #7
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I hear you. It is so time to go home already.

Right guys? .... ... ... Right?

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Old 04-18-2008, 05:45 PM   #8
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I hear you. It is so time to go home already.

Right guys? .... ... ... Right?

15 minutes wooo
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #9
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Its a good drive(if you like open flat desert land) go about 85 the whole way there... Wont take too long.

Watch out for old people down in Tucson, know quite a few people who have been in wrecks from old people not being able to see the brake lights...
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #10
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You drive past...whatever it is...Picacho Peak?

Rumored to be the site of the furthest West Civil War battle. Rumored mind you.

It's not bad the first time you do it. The 50th sucks, says the former University of Arizona student.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #11
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look at this way - its a 4 lane road, which is major traveled road between the 2 cities



rush hour would take on at least 2 more hours to the commute


god forbid there be an accident or construction
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:59 PM   #12
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It's flat. It's desert. It's boring. nuff said.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:00 PM   #13
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Tucson to Phoenix on a Friday night = The suck. Granted I haven't been there for years but I highly doubt it has improved.

Doing the drive during sunset is pretty cool though...or on a clear night with a sunroof or convertable during the summer.

If it's during monsoon season = the ultra suck

I used to drive from Tucson to SF, cross the border and Needles and avoid LA by sneaking up behind it, going over the mountains at Tehachapi (sp?) and skirt over through Bakersfield.

When you get out near 20 Mule Team Road you truly feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. It's amazing.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:09 PM   #15
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It's not bad at all. Its 100 miles and you can easily set the cruise control at 80 with no worries. What you do need to worry about is the traffic when you are leaving Phoenix and entering Tucson. Phoenix traffic is horrendous during rush hour and Tucson isn't much better.

Looking back, I was 17/18 and playing for a soccer team in Tempe when I lived in Tucson. It was a very competitive team so I had to be at practice 3 days of the weekend and games on saturdays. I'm pretty sure I made that trip 100+ times that single year!! Thank god gas was just over a buck back then.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:44 PM   #16
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just did this trip last month while visiting relatives.
Pheonix to Tucson is pretty much easy and straight forward. From the airport it
should take you only about an hour and a half.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:50 PM   #17
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Did it in a convertable we rented from the airport when it was 70 out....had the top down and did 80+ all the way and locals were looking at us like we were nuts....a lot of dust though.
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just made that drive last week.....its boring and windy as hell. deffinitely watch out for all the old people driving like 20 under the speed limit
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