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Road Trip

Road Trip

Date: Feb 17 2003


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Hi Friends!
John recently went on a long road trip. He had to visit some clients for business and it didn’t make sense to fly from city to city because the cities were close together. He drove from South Carolina to Ohio, then over to Illinois and down to Missouri. After that, he flew to Texas and did a lot of driving there too.
John recently told Beth about his adventures on the road. Listen to their conversation and hear what John has to say.


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Beth:  So John, you went away last week. Where’d you go?

John:  Oh, I was all over the place. I traveled through the East Coast and down in Texas too.

Beth:  Wow, wasn’t there like a crazy snow storm that hit the East Coast?

John:  Yeah, actually, you know, it snowed in both places. It’s tough to travel in the winter time.

Beth:  Were you in a rental car? Or, how did you, uh, get around?

John:  I was lucky enough to have a pretty big rental car, so I actually handled the snow pretty well. You know I got pulled over by the cops though.

Beth:  You did?

John:  Yeah. It was pretty scary. I was going a little bit too fast, but you know what, they let me go without giving me a ticket.

Beth:  Wow, that’s surprising. Well, at least you, uh, didn’t get a ticket.

John:  Yeah, it must have been my charm.

Beth:  I bet.



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John seems to like driving. He didn’t complain about the snow or about the cops. He took it all in stride. Although he said that getting pulled over by the cops was scary, he’s able to laugh about it now.
The U.S. is a very large country, but there are many big cities so sometimes it’s easier to drive between them than to fly. We don’t have a great train system like in other countries, so people are in their cars a lot. Some people drive several hours each day just to get back and forth from home to work. Fortunately, my commute is only about 30 minutes, so I don’t have to drive too much!
Have a great week!


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