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post #11 of 21 Old 01-28-2013, 12:27 PM
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Going Greyhound can definitely change you. You'll either have an interesting time people-watching and filing away stories to tell at social gatherings or you'll be so traumatized you'll need therapy for years.

Seriously, rent a car.
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post #12 of 21 Old 01-28-2013, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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I would if I were old enough. I don't have a vehicle of my own, nor can I afford a plan ticket.

In all honestly, it could be the most horrific bus ride I've ever taken in my life, but all I want is to go home.
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-28-2013, 12:51 PM
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I never had any problems, I was on one for 46 hours, just to my destination, as well as the way back was 40 hours.

The driver was nice & professional, kids that smelt like marjuana were kicked off the bus right away.

Don't listen to people saying you will be tramatized, I took the bus to go home as well... I am a tiny person too (100lbs, 5'4), and I felt safe.... don't have any scary stories to tell, I actually met very friendly people traveling.

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post #14 of 21 Old 01-28-2013, 11:26 PM
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I've spent a great deal of time on Greyhounds, and have never once had an experience unpleasant enough for it to be ingrained in my memory.

In fact, I recall meeting very friendly and interesting people on a number of trips. I once met a charming young lady, discretely accompanied by a pet mouse, on a trip home on a school break; on another trip, I met a Ph.D from Argentina, travelling to a small(ish) town to present at a forestry conference; another time, a young sawmill worker whose lady friend lived in a neighboring town (I recall, he was a very talent chess player). I have many, many friend who also travel by Greyhound, and they've never relayed to me a negative experience either. If a person is not friendly, they'll just go to sleep or read a book.

Rest assured, BarrelWannabe, you have nothing to worry about.
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post #15 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 07:30 AM
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I would if I were old enough. I don't have a vehicle of my own, nor can I afford a plan ticket.

In all honestly, it could be the most horrific bus ride I've ever taken in my life, but all I want is to go home.
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Get you a bus ticket and go home. You probably won't like the trip as they stop in every wide spot in the road and it takes three times longer than it should to get anywhere.

Where are you?

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post #16 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 08:04 AM
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I have to say it depends on destination and luck. I used to take Greyhound between NYC and DC/Baltimore. First of all, more often than not it was running late. Second of all, yes, lots of passengers there are not really pleasant to sit next to. Plus I had quite a nasty experience (on my way from Boston) when the guy next to me tried to assault me (which he stopped when I told him that I'm calling to police now). I didn't take the Greyhound ever since.

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post #17 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 02:40 PM
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You probably won't like the trip as they stop in every wide spot in the road and it takes three times longer than it should to get anywhere.
The value of Greyhound to me was that sometimes that wide spot in the road was where I needed to get to

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post #18 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 02:42 PM
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Snakes on a plane? Bah humbug.

Giraffes on a Grey Hound Bus? HECK YES.
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post #19 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 03:42 PM
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So, I know this is a very random subject. I'm looking at taking a greyhound back to Oklahoma and I just wanted to see if anyone has positive/negative feedback to give.
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It must be me today - when I read this I thought you were planning on travelling with your pet greyhound dog. I was wondering why Oklahoma was a potentially worrisome place to take a nice sight hound to......

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post #20 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 05:11 PM
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Make/buy a flat pouch that you can wear around your neck under your clothes. In this you will put your money and ID. If you carry a purse, put just enough money in there to buy lunch. You can always get more out of the pouch when in a private washroom stall. Don't leave anything of value on your seat at a rest stop. The driver gets a break too so he's not there to see who steals what. Pack high moisture snacks in baggies like celery and carrots. Meals on the road can get costly so a sandwich or two (no may) will get you thro a good chunk of the day. Load your purse with water bottles. It gets dry on the bus. You may even want natural eye drops. Put medications in a fanny pack so there is no chance of you leaving them behind. Have a good trip.
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