Have you ever moved cross-country?

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Have you ever moved cross-country?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. thekingofnerds macrumors regular

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    About a year ago I moved from Upstate New York (Syracuse) down to Atlanta for a job. Thankfully I no longer need to be down here and in a few days I'll be moving back north. :)

    All the packing I've been doing lately has got me curious - how many of you guys have moved cross country? Bonus points if you've done it more than once!
     
  2. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    1500 miles north for me. My car only made it 1200 miles :(:(:(
     
  3. firedept macrumors 603

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    Moved from Pennsylvania to Ontario and then to Alberta.
     
  4. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Depends how many miles qualify as "cross country." I've moved more than 2,000 miles twice, lesser distances (around 300 miles or more) a few more times.
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Kansas to Ontario. Instead of moving a bunch of stuff I literally sold or gave away almost all of my stuff before moving. I'm not a fan of accumulating junk.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not quite cross country, but I moved from Florida to Colorado in 2005. I drove with my daughter while my wife and son flew.
     
  7. thekingofnerds thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heh, I'd consider that cross country. Almost 2,000 miles.
     
  8. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    Not quite cross country, but I recently in the past year finished a move from Georgia to a medium town a little north of NYC due to my employer transferring me, I won't be leaving this town any time soon.

    The only issue I ran into was having almost a dozen cars shipped up here, and still having to drive a moving U-Hual, and having the GF drive one hoping she didn't wreck it in the 1400 mile trek.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Multiple times

    Moved from neb to Georgia

    Moved from Georgia to neb

    Moved from co to ok

    Moved from ok to co

    Moved from co to ny

    Moved from ny to co
     
  10. robanga macrumors 68000

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    A few times:

    Minnesota - Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania - Arizona
    Arizona - Québec
    Québec - Arizona
    Arizona - Oregon
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yep. I moved from Michigan to California. Then to Japan and back to California. Lastly I went back to Michigan from California. I did a few short stints in South Korea and Australia.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Well my country is a little smaller than your but;
    Essex (down South) to Tyne & Wear (Up North)
    Back to Essex
    Essex to South London
    South London to North London
    North London to West Midlands

    Not sure where I would move to if I did again, but as I have taken up photography, I wish I lived a little closer to the coast!
     
  13. thekingofnerds thread starter macrumors regular

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    Woah! :eek:
     
  14. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    fly the friendly highways.

    if u-haul had frequent flyer points, i'd own the whole damn company by now i've moved so many times.

    traveler by nature, and then joined the military. fight for freedom, pick-up trash, and move often while getting paid to stay in shape. not a job for everyone, but i sure had fun. :)

    Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia are the only places in north american i haven't been yet, and the're on the list to visit soon. been waiting along time to put those pins in the map... :cool:
     
  15. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Twice. Seattle to Philly in 2009 then back again 2 months ago. 3000 miles each way.

    Both times I drove a 26' uhaul out with one car (girlfriends) on the back and then later drove my personal car over. So basically did it 4x.

    Its not bad. The only issue I had each time was the time constraint. Would be nice to see the country instead of plow through.
     
  16. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Florida to OH, OH to NY, NY to Hawaii then Hawaii to Germany
     
  17. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Chicago to Austin. That's about it. Only 1100 miles
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Colorado to Oklahoma isn't any where near to being cross country.:p
     
  19. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I moved from NY to LA and then from LA to Houston.
     
  20. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I'm from NY as well, Queens though. Moved a bit more south to Miami.
     
  21. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Switzerland > Connecticut
    Connecticut > Switzerland
    Switzerland > New York
    New York > Switzerland

    Only a matter of time before I move back. :D
     
  22. twietee macrumors 603

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    Are you happy? :D

    Main stations for me were from 'east' Germany (West-Berlin) to north Germany back to Berlin and now to to the south (Munich). Boring. :D
    It's kinda fun to compare these different regions and mentalities, though.

    Spent some time also in Switzerland and Barcelona - each a year or so.
     
  23. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I was never stationed here in while I was in the Army, I didn't want to be a treadhead. I'm here because my very German wife hated Hawaii, I was offered a job with the VA but but she wasn't having it. In the end I'm glad I followed her instead of the other way around but I do miss Hawaii very much!
     
  24. daimos macrumors member

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    philippines > toronto > ottawa
    i was young back then and most of my stuff was left behind in my parents house. it`s true what they say, as long as you have a job, don`t worry how far you end up in. stuff gets replaced.
     
  25. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    houston, tx -> key west, fl
    key west, fl -> virginia beach, va
    virginia beach, va -> rockingham, nc
    rockingham, nc -> oklahoma city, ok
    oklahoma city, ok -> west atlanta, ga
     

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