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How far is 3,000 miles?

I have arrived in Quartzsite, Arizona. I pulled into this little empty trailer park of a town at 8PM, found the hotel, was promptly accosted by the crew, and hamstrung into going out for drinks at the hotel bar.

I cannot say that this hamstringing took much effort on my fellow crew member’s part, as $2.25 gin and tonics were nearly enough to quench the 3,000 mile, four day transfer that I took from the east of the USA to the West.

It is over 3,000 miles from Bangor, Maine to Quartzsite, Arizona. It is my usual tendency to speak of distance in terms of kilometers, but there is just something about measuring an American road trip in metric units that does not sit right with me.

We are in ‘Merica, speak English or die.

3, 000 mile is 4,828 kilometers

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The United States of America is a big country.

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