View Full Version : There's a scenic overlook!

October 20th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Are you someone who will, no matter what, take the longest yet more scenic route when driving somewhere rather than the much more time-friendly highway/interstate? Or perhaps you never miss a moment to take the long way through the mountains and maybe even stop at a scenic overlook (http://www.pokecommunity.com/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overlook) or two?

Shining Raichu
October 21st, 2012, 12:59 AM
Yes, I am. It's not about the scenery though, it's because I'm very inexperienced at driving on freeways so I take back roads to avoid it, haha. I'm absolutely terrible at navigation so generally I just go the way I know, regardless of whether there is a longer or shorter route to take.

October 21st, 2012, 6:37 AM
What usually ends up happening is I'm in a hurry to get somewhere, so I don't really have time to stop and take in all the scenery, not like there's anything to see here anyways..

But if I'm on like a road trip or something passing through the mountains, we'll stop for awhile and look around.

October 21st, 2012, 7:13 AM
I end up going to the longer route because I want to see the scenery. There's a short route next to I-8 when I travel to San Diego and it has less traffic, less waiting at the Immigration inspection point, and LOTS OF TREES. I love driving through trees. :D On trips like these, I end up finding the less-crowded/more-scenic routes possible.

October 21st, 2012, 7:51 AM
Nah, I like to take the quick way unless the quick way is noisy :c

au bon
October 21st, 2012, 8:07 AM
Yes I am. There aren't that many scenic areas where I live, so I would take any opportunity to experience something beautiful in nature.

October 21st, 2012, 12:15 PM
I don't like driving so when I have to I don't really enjoy it so scenic views would be wasted on me. I also like to get where I'm going as fast as possible. I hate being late to things.

October 21st, 2012, 4:22 PM
When the main road is busy then I will usually take the more scenic route. Though sometimes I will take it anyways because it is much nicer than seeing a lot of cars and buildings if I have the time and gas to do so.

October 21st, 2012, 9:14 PM
When I walk, I usually take my usual route. Sometimes I'll take a different street if I'm feeling up for it; it usually doesn't add any time to do so, so why not?

My roommate avoids interstates at all costs. He'd rather take the route to my sister's town that's plagued with little towns where you have to drive slow, along with some occasional construction. He's a pain in my butt.

October 22nd, 2012, 2:04 AM
as I am far to young to drive my Step dad makes the choice by getting there quicker by taking the normal route. If I could drive I'd take the scenic route. if we go for a family walk we would find the quickest way to a playpark so my step-sister could play.

Overlord Drakow
October 22nd, 2012, 2:43 AM
I do take the scenic route to work because although the motorways are shorter in distance, I hear that more accidents occur on the motorways even though statistics claim that it's safer to drive on them. I hear on the radio quite often that motorways are blocked due to accidents and such so I take the consistent, scenic route.

October 22nd, 2012, 5:35 AM
I'd probably drive the scenic route, since I hate congestion and I love looking at everything I see.

Not to mention I'd also be as relaxed.

October 22nd, 2012, 9:30 AM
I'd rather take the short route rather than the scenic route because I want to get to my destination faster. In some cases, the short route could even be scenic.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
October 27th, 2012, 11:14 PM
I like to take in the sights when I drive. Doesn't mean I'll take the scenic route though, because what I consider "scenic" probably wouldn't be considered scenic by 99% of the population (like rush hour gridlock in a big city; I doubt many people besides me would actually enjoy that xD)

But typically I like to take my time when traveling, so I'll actually be more apt to stop at stores, restaurants, motels, tourist traps, etc. while en route to my destination.