Cruis’n USA is an old racing game I played in the Arcade many times. I always played at Wal-Mart in the Fun Center. It took 50 cents to play the game in the Arcade but, when I saw it on the Nintendo 64, I saved up some of my money. My dad use to play it in the Arcade as well. The Arcade version was been around 1994 and went on the Nintendo 64 around 1996. The were old back then but, I still keep on playing it today. This one is like Ridge Racer but with some traffic out in the street. Traffic will tick you off a little bit but, you will get used to later on in the game. Read more...(399 words, 32 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
Gapiana (ga pee ah’ nah) – n. The unclaimed strip of land between the “you are now leaving” and “welcome to” signs when crossing state lines.
Traveling season is upon us, and with it many of us are going to slide into Gapiana while driving. On I-95 or I-75, out of the Northeast or the Midwest to the South, or maybe you might take one of the older US highways, like US 231 or US 62, where you can visually see the change from state to state. That is Gapiana. Not having traveled much from East to West, I have not encountered the cross-country Gapiana, but from North to South, it is pretty obvious, especially when going through hills of Kentucky and into Appalachia. Such a vast difference in the geology. Natural differences are not the only things that make up Gapiana. Commercial differences do, too, and there is nowhere better to see that than on the corridor that brings most tourism to the South, I-75. Even Gapiana is filled with billboards advertising attractions that are at least a hundred miles away. I do not know how much of an impact placing “See Rock City” billboards in every inch of space along the Interstate will bring in people to see seven states from Lookout Mountain, but it seems that Gapiana’s sole purpose for existing is to advertise places like these.