Member Rara Avis
Um, are you sure 1km is 6 miles?
No, Kamla. A kilometer is point six, or six/tenths of a mile.
Not all of the freeways/highways/toll roads/motorways in the US are long and straight. Many, once you leave the plains states and the deserts, are long and winding. The best ones aren't limited access (no on- and off-ramps), and probably the most famous is Route 66 (of television fame, circa 1960). California's 101, mentioned earlier in this thread, winds along nearly 1,000 miles of coast and is probably the most beautiful drive in the country. Sadly, many of those older roads are in poor repair these days - largely because of those huge 18-wheelers you mentioned.
Iced tea? In America, iced tea is served like coffee, i.e., plain. In Canada, at least the part I visited, they serve it pre-sweetened. Not only does it taste terrible, but that first gulp is a truly massive surprise. I didn't "quite" spit it across the room, but it was close.