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I hate to drive so I think its nice to stop for ice cream on the way home.

Ha! You, too? I am *so* not a fan of driving.

I don't mind driving on vacation, at least not on the highway, but I hate driving so much in DC that I don't even own a car. I'm afraid Peanut isn't going to get many car rides!
But there is an ice cream place near here that is dog-friendly. We haven't been there yet but I think we may have to walk on over there some evening.

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The local DQ offers "pup cups" - free mini cups of vanilla softserve for canine customers. Next time you're at the local ice cream stand ask if they give free pup cups to dogs.

That's the thing. I don't think I've ever been to an ice cream stand. I can't eat the stuff.
There's free dog biscuits to be had at Starbucks and the bank, too.

Not a Starbucks patron, either. Harriet sometimes goes through the bank drive-through with me, but she's never been offered a biscuit. That's probably just as well. Food scares being what they are these days, I wouldn't want her eating a random biscuit, so it would be wasted.

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I don't mind driving on vacation, at least not on the highway, but I hate driving so much in DC that I don't even own a car. I'm afraid Peanut isn't going to get many car rides!

I'm the opposite. I actually don't mind in-town traffic, as long as the roads aren't slick. Highway and interstate driving, though, creeps me out.
But there is an ice cream place near here that is dog-friendly. We haven't been there yet but I think we may have to walk on over there some evening.

That would be one perk of living in a large city. I assume there are plentiful opportunities for outdoor dining, and that a lot of them are dog-friendly.

Shelly
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http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
The local DQ offers "pup cups" - free mini cups ... stand ask if they give free pup cups to dogs.

That's the thing. I don't think I've ever been to an ice cream stand. I can't eat the stuff.

I am lactose intolerant so I carry around pills that keep me from getting sick when I eat ice cream. I love ice cream, especially in the summer, and hate to be somewhere that everyone is eating ice cream and I can't.
Harriet sometimes goes through the bank drive-through with me, but she's never been offered a biscuit.

My dogs get biscuits everytime they go to the bank with me but my dogs never eat them. I do offer but I am glad when they refuse.
I hate to drive so I think its nice to stop for ice cream on the way home.

Ha! You, too? I am *so* not a fan of driving.

For some reason, driving is boring to me and I don't have the patience required to do the speed limit. I like driving on large highways when there's no traffic so I can cruise at a nice speed of 75 or so. Other than that, driving is just a chore that has to be done even though I hate it. And one day, I hope to live somewhere where everything is in walking or biking distance, or at least will have public transportation.
For some reason, driving is boring to me and I don't have the patience required to do the speed limit. I like driving on large highways when there's no traffic so I can cruise at a nice speed of 75 or so.

Oh my! I rarely even go 70 when it's the speed limit. I *do* speed a little bit on the local back roads, but not much and only if the weather is good and I know the road pretty well. Hurtling boxes of DQQM scare the hell out of me.
Other than that, driving is just a chore that has to be done even though I hate it. And one day, I hope to live somewhere where everything is in walking or biking distance, or at least will have public transportation.

I didn't even have a car for several years. I lived near campus, within walking distance of the vet, and near the grocery store and laundromat. I just didn't need a car, and couldn't justify the expense of having one.

Shelly
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http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
one day, I hope to live somewhere where everything is in walking or biking distance, or at least will have public transportation.

We live in a small city like that. It's amazing.
For some reason, driving is boring to me and I ... can cruise at a nice speed of 75 or so.

Oh my! I rarely even go 70 when it's the speed limit. I *do* speed a little bit on the ... weather is good and I know the road pretty well. Hurtling boxes of DQQM scare the hell out of me.[/nq]I speed almost everywhere I go, unless its not good weather or I don't know where I am going. I rarely drive the limit. Most everywhere I go is back roads and I've been very lucky (knock on wood) accident-wise. I had one small accident when someone 2 cars ahead of me almost missed a turn so they stepped on their breaks and the car in front of me had to also. I was far enough back (no tailgating) that I could safely stop but only if I did so somewhat quickly.

I had a car full of people and so was actually doing the speed limit but it was pouring rain (another reason I was doing the speed limit) so I knew not to stop too quickly because then I would have hydroplaned or lost control. So, I slowed down slowly and hit the car ahead of me doing about 5-10 miles an hour. It was a van and I was in a Ford Tempo and everyone was fine. There was no damage to either car and we never exchanged numbers or anything.

That was when I was 16 and nothing else since (thankfully).
Other than that, driving is just a chore that has ... or biking distance, or at least will have public transportation.

I didn't even have a car for several years. I lived near campus, within walking distance of the vet, and near the grocery store and laundromat. I just didn't need a car, and couldn't justify the expense of having one.[/nq]I've had a car since I was 14. My grandparents got a new one so they passed theirs down to me. I live on a dirt road (that's not township owned) so I was free to drive the car on a few of the roads near me before I was 16 and before I had a license. I did like driving at that time and felt pretty special to be able to do that since most kids had to wait until they were older.

When I was 16, my parents bought me a car (not new but better than the one I had) and I gave my first car to my older brother when he crashed his truck. But, since I got my license at 16, I never really liked driving. If I lived somewhere I didn't need a car, I would definately go without one, especially with the price of gas these days!
one day, I hope to live somewhere where everything is in walking or biking distance, or at least will have public transportation.

We live in a small city like that. It's amazing.

I am jealous, very very jealous.
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