Aug 26, 2006, 7:27 PM
Post #24 of 38
Grew-up in California and learned to drive on the Hollywood Freeway. Have lived in the west most of my life, being San Rafel, CA, Idaho Falls, ID, Bigfork and Kalispell, MT. LA driving is a breeze compared to San Francisco. You cannot even count ID and MT, not even in the winter, as any type of driving problem. Now I live in Dallas, TX. Please don't ask why! In all my forty some odd years of driving, never have I experienced drivers like they have in Texas! I have missed exits on the freeway because, like Georgia said, I put my blinker on to move over and immediately was cut off. I have been constantly passed while doing 80 in a 60 mile an hour zone. We won't even get into the Texas freeway signage problem. I once went to Houston with my son driving and vowed never to even think for one moment about driving there myself. I wanted to lay hidden on the back floor praying, until we had reached our destination. As for driving in Ajijic, I consider it a Sunday drive compared to Texas. I now fly or take the train to other major cities in Texas, prefering to arrive with my sanity still in tact.
P.S. When I go to CA I rent a car, hop on the freeway, and away I go at 30MPH. In the "olden" days you could actually go 65MPH on the freeway. Unfortunately, now it is a parking lot.