Outlandish

 

What kind of outlandish claim could Noah make? There are lots, since he sometimes has that outlandish personality. Ha!

Specifically, he has lived outlandishly for about 20 years. He will define this as the opposite of inlandish.

How? Read on…

From 1996 until 2009, Noah lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. He could travel eastbound along Nebraska Highway 2, on the order of 50 miles, and find himself in Iowa, across the Missouri River.

Or, he could travel along Interstate 80, eastbound, and reach Iowa in about 64 miles.

Or, he could travel along US-77, southbound, and reach Kansas in about 60 miles.

Any of these three missions would take no more than 80 minutes.

Then, from 2009 until 2015, Noah lived in Evanston, Illinois. To get to Wisconsin, he could take a Metra train from Evanston to Kenosha, which is a distance of 20 stops.

Or, he could drive along the freeway or the tollway, reaching the state border on the order of 40 miles, and taking no more than an hour unless traffic is really snarled.

Or, he could even ride his bike and get there in about 4 hours like he did on August 27, 2011.

In 2015-16, he lived in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Despite it being a small town, it was only about 60 miles (and 60-ish minutes) from the Twin Cities, and 44 miles from the Wisconsin-Minnesota border along Interstate 94.

And now, he lives in Kenosha. It’s one stop on the Metra down to Illinois, or about 10 miles along the freeway, or at worst an hour of bike riding from north Kenosha. So very outlandish… the most outlandish that he has ever been!

Prior to living in Lincoln, he lived very inlandishly in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Taking US-20 and a few other state and federal highways, it would take about 165 miles and 3 hours to get to the Nebraska border in Omaha.

Or, US-20 to Interstate 35 up to Minnesota would require about 110 miles and 2 hours.

It’s pretty outlandish to talk about inlandish living. But what distance qualifies as “close enough” to you?

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Orientation: 6 days.

Day 1: 29 days.

High Holidays: 55 days.

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3 thoughts on “Outlandish

  1. Noah, definitely is outlandish to speak of inlandish living, but your take on the use of “out” vs “in” landish is so cleverly formed. Thanks for the humorous post…well, at least I thought it was a funny take on the two words. 🙂

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