New State!

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Donna M.'s Comment
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Okay I’m off to a new state for me. I’m leaving Laredo Texas and going to Springfield Massachusetts. Is it a lot different a little different? What should I expect?

PackRat's Comment
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Limited parking and unlimited impatient car drivers driving too fast.

Did I mention I hate driving most of the northeast states?

Congratulations to you for getting another new state, though. How many more do you need for the lower 48?

Donna M.'s Comment
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Limited parking and unlimited impatient car drivers driving too fast.

Did I mention I hate driving most of the northeast states?

Congratulations to you for getting another new state, though. How many more do you need for the lower 48?

I still got quite a few to go. But I’m pleased with my adventures for seven months being solo. I really get excited and nervous about a new state at least till I get there then I’m like okay ready to go.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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And they absolutely do not get the concept of merging. Take the middle lane if possible.

Truck stops are largely non existent, and fill up EARLY. Reserve parking if you can’t get there by 4 pm.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Avoid rest stops like the plague. If you pull in you may never get out, and they are almost always full.

There is a Loves and a mom and pop at Canaan NY. The Loves will be full around 7, but you can usually we’ve yourself into the mom and pop across the street. It has 2 lots, the main one, and one across from Loves. The grill makes some really good sandwiches and burgers. Do not get a double burger unless there is at least 2 of you.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Steve L.'s Comment
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Wow! Laredo to Mass? That’s great! Congratulations and enjoy the drive.

Don’t worry. Do your trip plan so you know where you’ll park. Then you’ll be gone before you know it.

If you need to, ask for some assistance from your dbl.

Enjoy!

Old School's Comment
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I'm regularly in Massachusetts. They drive aggressively up there in the cities. I usually park at my receivers. You might want to call the customer and see if they allow truck parking.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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Hello, For parking, there is a Pride truck stop in Chickopee, MA that usually doesn't fill up early. its $10 to park, or free if you fill up with at least 100 gallons of diesel, and that will give you a shower too. And they have a '50s diner inside where the food is pretty good, and get the strawberry shortcake for desert. There is a McDonalds accross the street, as well as a bowling alley as well....

That was my regular stop on Sundays when I had a early delivery in CT.

RealDiehl's Comment
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There is a pilot just over the state line on I-84 that is always packed. Even if you are just getting fuel it can take forever to get out of there. Whenever I'm in that area I always seem to have a fuel stop there. Here is a photo from google maps. It is usually worse than that at the fuel pumps in my experience.

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PackRat's Comment
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That photo shows a lot of available parking for Massachusetts! Don't expect to see anything like that, Donna.

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