Driving someplace without using any highways

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I've thought about doing this for a while. It would be quite a challenge.

Try to drive from the east coast of the U.S. to the west coast without using a single state or federal highway. Can you imagine how many turns you'd have to make and plan ahead of time. probably the difficult part would be finding a place to stay or eat that isn't on a highway. But that is where the fun comes in, the most interesting and non-cookie cutter places aren't found around all the hustle and bustle.

If you think about it, all the road surfaces in the United states are connected. Try going to maps.google.com sometime and zooming in on saw Kansas. There aren't just highways but there are thousands of county roads. Probably the most difficult place to avoid highways is on the east coast because everything east of Ohio follows something that I think is called the ordinance of 1844 or something like that, which is why the roads are straight and the addressing method is different.

Trips

First trip to test the concept:

  • Drive from Bloomington to Warsaw without using a highway.