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> Crazy insane mid-west roadtrip, We're coming to your town!
starlagurl
post Mar 24 2009, 01:30 PM
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If you are in the the US mid-west this May come out and party with us!

A few bloggers are hitting the road on America's oldest highway, Route 66.

Come out and meet us and other travelers like yourself. (Coloured events are officially a "go".)

Sat., May 9: Phoenix, Arizona 8 p.m.
La Grande Orange Grocery, 4410 N 40th St.
http://www.lagrandeorangegrocery.com/index.html

RSVP list:
Judy http://www.travelpod.com/members/semi-backpacker
Chris http://www.travelpod.com/members/chrismarshman
Linda http://www.travelpod.com/members/lblack12
JJ and Kate http://www.travelpod.com/members/travelshrew
Tom and guest http://www.travelpod.com/krepitch
Avsent http://www.travelpod.com/members/avsent


Wed., May 13: Wichita, Kansas 8 p.m.
River City Brewing Company, 150 N Mosley St
http://www.rivercitybrewingco.com/

RSVP list:
Heather http://www.travelpod.com/members/2olives
Andy http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/andyjmullen/


Thu., May 14: Des Moines, Iowa 8 p.m.
Fong's Pizza, 223 4th St
http://www.fongspizza.com


RSVP list:
Jill http://www.travelpod.com/members/iowatraveler
Billie http://www.travelpod.com/members/billiegreenwood


Fri., May 15: Chicago, Illinois 8 p.m.
Kuma's Corner, 2900 W Belmont
http://www.kumas-corner.com/

RSVP list:
Anne and Emily http://www.travelpod.com/members/annatee
Tim http://www.travelpod.com/members/tahazen
Bill and Jacqui http://www.travelpod.com/members/big_red_truck
Lauren http://www.travelpod.com/members/lauren.warnecke
Melanie and Ismael http://www.travelpod.com/members/ruizespieces
Nicole http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/nicole10
Carol and Bryan http://www.travelpod.com/members/fletcherclaytor
Suzanne http://www.travelpod.com/members/nomadicant
Neil http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=6KY0R7K



Sat., May 16: Detroit, Michigan 8 p.m.
Mexican Town, 3457 Bagley St
http://www.mexicantownrestaurant.com/

RSVP list:
Bill and Jacqui http://www.travelpod.com/members/big_red_truck
Arvid and Irina http://www.travelpod.com/members/yoni
Cliff http://www.whereiscliff.com
Brandon http://www.travelpod.com/members/island_boy


Sun., May 17: Toronto, Ontario 8 p.m.
Rodney's Oyster House, 469 King St. West
http://www.rodneysoysterhouse.com/


RSVP list:
Ray and Marian http://www.travelpod.com/members/marian55
Reb Stevenson (of Canwest news)
Bill and Jacqui http://www.travelpod.com/members/big_red_truck
Jeff http://www.travelpod.com/members/jcarter
Anahid http://www.travelpod.com/members/anahid
Ramon http://www.travelpod.com/members/soloflyer
John http://www.travelpod.com/members/moviejcd
Alan (travel writer, formerly of Sun Media)
Peter http://www.travelpod.com/members/pklose
Jason http://spiritsentient.com
Jason +guest http://www.travelpod.com/members/themazeltons

You must let me know if you plan on attending!

louiseb@travelpod.com



P.S. If you can offer four really awesome traveler people some couch/floor/lawn space that would be greatly appreciated...


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post Mar 30 2009, 08:50 AM
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Aw man! This sounds like so much fun!!

I would totally be there if it weren't for my other trips...

What prompted this trip? I can't wait to see your blog entries from old Route 66!


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post Mar 30 2009, 08:51 AM
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My friend owns a website www.hittheroad.ca and you can drive fancy cars for rich people. They pay your gas if you deliver it to them without any damage.


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post Apr 1 2009, 12:32 AM
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We definitely would be interested in this. My wife and I were thinking about driving to at least Chicago in May. Are ya'll flying to Phoenix to pick up the car(s?) or driving all the way out there?


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post Apr 1 2009, 11:13 AM
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Yep, we're flying out there and then driving back.

Chicago and Detroit would be great.

Do you like those venue ideas?


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post Apr 1 2009, 03:57 PM
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Your trip sounds great Louise, I'm looking forward to reading about it.


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post Apr 1 2009, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 1 2009, 12:13 PM) *

Yep, we're flying out there and then driving back.

Chicago and Detroit would be great.

Do you like those venue ideas?


We were planning to go to Chicago anyways to visit Jacqui's grandmother. So if ya'll don't mind, maybe we'd drive back (our own car) with ya'll through Toronto.

And I worked near Detroit in Ann Arbor for about 6 months...but I never got to really explore Detroit, so that'd be interesting.

But this is all dependent on Jacqui finishing her project for work before then. She said she can't run away anywhere until she finishes it. She should be able to though...


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post Apr 2 2009, 07:56 AM
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OK, keep me posted. I'll leave the Chicago/Detroit/Toronto dates flexible until I know someone wants to meet me there!

Of course you are more than welcome to start a convoy with us, that will be awesome.


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post Apr 2 2009, 03:36 PM
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[size=5][size=7][font=Garamond]Having lived on Watson Road in St. Louis, I am wondering what Des Moines has to do with Route 66? About three hundred miles too far north, I am thinking. (Watson Road was Route 66 through St. Louis before the interstates took over...)
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post Apr 2 2009, 03:40 PM
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You're right, nothing...we're not going the whole way. I wanted to see Iowa, that's all.

Can you come to any of the meetups?


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post Apr 2 2009, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 2 2009, 03:40 PM) *

You're right, nothing...we're not going the whole way. I wanted to see Iowa, that's all.

Can you come to any of the meetups?



Can't come - tied to St. Louis for awhile. Be sure to stop at the Amana Colonies, about 90 miles east of Des Moines on Interstate 80. A unique opportunity. Don't pass up eating at one of the resturants that serve "family style" and feature locally produced foods.

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post Apr 2 2009, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 2 2009, 08:56 AM) *

OK, keep me posted. I'll leave the Chicago/Detroit/Toronto dates flexible until I know someone wants to meet me there!

Of course you are more than welcome to start a convoy with us, that will be awesome.


I'll definitely let you know as soon as I do. And don't wait to lock in the dates for us. If we weren't able to make those dates, then there's no way we'd be able to make it close to them either.


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post Apr 2 2009, 06:41 PM
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Why are you starting in Phoenix, you should have started in Flagstaff or Kingman which are on Rt 66. Also, there are great restaurants in both Albuquerque and Amarillo right on old 66.
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post Apr 2 2009, 11:12 PM
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Rodeostore, The original purpose of her trip is to deliver a car from Phoenix to Toronto in 7 days...so she kinda has a set starting point.

QUOTE(starlagurl @ Mar 30 2009, 09:51 AM) *

My friend owns a website www.hittheroad.ca and you can drive fancy cars for rich people. They pay your gas if you deliver it to them without any damage.



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post Apr 3 2009, 08:33 AM
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We certainly are driving through Flagstaff, Albuquerque AND Amarillo:

Here's our route: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source...ie=UTF8&z=5

You're welcome to come hang out with us if you find yourself anywhere along that route at any point in time.

Bill: I definitely won't "lock in" the dates unless you tell me to!


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Too bad you are not coming through Dubuque on your way to Chicago - you could stop by the Field of Dreams. Ok so the corn is not growing yet but he field is still there. As of right now I am not sure I can make the trip to Des Monies - I will let you know if that changes!
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Awesome Jill!
I'll put you on the RSVP list, looking forward to meeting you!


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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 3 2009, 09:33 AM) *

...Bill: I definitely won't "lock in" the dates unless you tell me to!


Wow...I just realized what a presumptuous @$$ I sounded like...sorry about that.

Go ahead and put us on the RSVP list though for Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto...


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post Apr 6 2009, 08:34 AM
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Haha, I didn't think you were being presumptuous hahaha. I thought it was cute. I will put you guys on the RSVP list for sure!

That's great news!


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post Apr 6 2009, 07:18 PM
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So how many other people are traveling/RSVPing with you? Are you gonna have a good crowd there?


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