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Road trip! Coming this November....

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Since I do not have vacation until October this year, I've missed out on several events ... Monte Carlo- and heart-related. I'm also not at our family reunion this weekend in Pennsylvania (Holsopple/Johnstown/Pittsburgh area), a trip that usually includes stops in Ohio (Akron area), Michigan (Detroit area), New Jersey (east of Philadelphia PA), Maryland (Baltimore), and Virginia (Alexandria) ... all to see auto-enthusiast friends, heart-related friends, college friends, and, of course, family.

Ssssooo...I'm hoping I will be able to take this trip, my 2007 Road Trip.... Below is my TENTATIVE itinerary...including traveling through/stops in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Illinois. If you are interested in meeting along the way, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or the evening, or whatever, let me know....

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (day after Thanksgiving)

* leave Elgin about 8am, bound for Kentucky

* stay in Kentucky (near Lexington...) overnight

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

* leave KY between 8a and 9a, bound for Charlotte NC

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

* stay in Charlotte NC

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

* leave Charlotte NC about 8a

* arrive in Anderson SC about 11a

* lunch in Anderson SC

* leave Anderson SC about 3p

* arrive in Atlanta GA about dinner time

* stay in Atlanta GA

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

* leave Atlanta GA between 6a and 7a, bound for Orlando (area) FL.

* arrive in Orlando around 1p.

* leave Orlando about 3p, bound for Tallahassee

* arrive in Tallahassee around 7p for dinner (cookout)

* stay in Tallahassee FL

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

* leave Tallahassee FL between 8a and 9a, bound for Birmingham AL

* stay in Birmingham AL

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

* leave Birmingham AL between 10a and noon, bound for Nashville TN

* stay in Nashville TN

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

* leave Nashville TN about 8a, bound for Big Sandy TN

* lunch in Big Sandy TN

* leave Big Sandy about 3p, bound for Jackson TN

* dinner and stay in Jackson TN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

* leave Jackson TN between 5a and 6a, bound for home

I'd love to meet more people ... and, of course, visit with "old friends" along the way as well. So ... let me know if you want to meet.... Yes, I'll post a reminder as it gets closer ;).

I've had fun on my previous road trips, including these 3...

Oct 2004:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/0410/0410.html

Aug 2005:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/0508/0508.html

Oct 2006:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/1106/1106.html

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"The life I love is making music with my friends" ... Willie Nelson ... 'On The Road Again'

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I'm moving back to Charlotte and would be up for meeting. However, that might be during thanksgiving break so I might be back in Asheville that weekend.

I'll check the calender.

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I was in Charlotte in March once - truly beautiful.

70 and sunny while PA was still encased in a thick coating of ice.

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No trips to the New England? :(

Seriously KF, you need to come to N.E. to see the foliage & colonial history!

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One more.... :D

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that looks ugly to me.... but prolly cause it just looks like the saturation levels are way off.
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Seriously KF, you need to come to N.E. to see the foliage & colonial history!

*grins*

Yes, Sixty8 and Dodgefan ... I know. I have a few people who keep asking when I'm coming to Boston.

But, since the vacation has to be so late this year, I decided FL was the best bet ;).

Just know that Boston and the NE _is_ on my list....but, sadly, I can only do so much each year :(.

YG and FOG ... definitely would be cool to meet you both. Let me know about your schedules ... and we'll go from there!

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Looking at me now you might not know it" ... Emerson Drive ... 'Moments'

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FYI ... some opportunities to meet people along the way have developed, including a BBQ in Tallahassee:

Friday evening in Kentucky may have a dinner somewhere....

Sunday in Charlotte may have a lunch or early dinner meet...

Monday in SC for lunch and Atlanta area for dinner....

Tuesday ... BBQ in Tallahassee ... a friend of mine from several Monte Carlo groups, Ken, is hosting this. The BBQ is open to anyone interested in coming. Let me know if you want to join us ... I just need to give Ken a number of people....

Wednesday ... dinner in Birmingham, perhaps

Thursday ... dinner in the greater Nashville area. Might actually be taking the "long way" to Nashville from Birmingham for a stop near Chattanooga TN....

Saturday ... will have a couple of stopping points along the way in Illinois, along the I-57 corridor....

Sure hope to meet as many people as I can. FOG, would Sunday be a possibility for you? And, YJ ... where are you? Perhaps a meeting with Fly would be possible...would love to see that "new" Buick of yours in person :).

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Let me slip away" ... Gordon Lightfoot ... 'Carefree Highway'

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OK, I've started a list of people to meet along the way, as well as a tentative route for the road trip....

Lexington KY ... Wise (vr); bigkat (mcss); Dino (nmcoa); ... others?? [Janet (mcss)?]

Knoxville TN ... Andreas (1gmc); ... others?

Charlotte NC ... Jay (mcml); Steve (acha); Future Of GM (C&G); Bryan (Racing1); scc24540 (mcf); Heather; ... others?? [Falcon (carnuts.us); Donald T (mcss); Tweak (2kmc); members of SMCC?]

Anderson SC ... Jared (1gmc); Kevin (1gmc); ... others?

Atlanta GA ... Delia (acha)...en route to Atlanta; Danny (vr); Drachen (carnuts.us); Brian (carnuts.us); ... others?? [Chris (ecml); Bonnie (vr)?]

Orlando FL ... Justin (mcss); ... others?? [Dalt (mcss); hExx (2kmc)?]

Tallahassee FL ... Jeff (mcml); Ken (mcss)...OPEN INVITE BBQ...let me know if you want to join us!; ... others?? [Ann (vr)?]

Birmingham AL ... Brandon (mcss); ... others??

En route to Nashville TN, possibly ... 256pimpin (mm, Huntsville AL); jlb/mizz jlb (Racing1, Chattanooga TN); knightwing (mcss, Lynchburg TN); ... others??

Nashville TN ... Stephen (mcss); blue02ss (2kmc); Kevin/Lori; ... others??

Big Sandy TN ... John/Dot; ... others??

Jackson TN ... Richard O (mcml); ... others??

En route home ... darndot (GMI, S IL); montecl (nmcoa, Ashburn IL area); 2manymontes (nmcoa, Champaign IL area); Joe (CT's TooMany2count, St Louis); ... others?? [otto (carnuts.us, S IL)?]

[Also plan to meet up with YellowJacket (C&G), but not sure where along the route you are....]

As for the tentative route....

FRI, NOV 23 (day after Thanksgiving)...Elgin to near Lexington KY

... IL RT 47 S

... SR 24 E

... I-65 S

... I-64 E

... SR 27 S

SAT, NOV 24...near Lexington KY to Charlotte NC

... SR 27 N

... I-75 S

... stop in Knoxville TN

... I-40 E

... I-77 S

MON, NOV 26...Charlotte to Anderson SC to Atlanta GA

... I-85 S

... SR 28 (Anderson SC)

... I-85 S

TUE, NOV 27...Atlanta to Orlando FL to Tallahassee FL

... I-75 S

... tollway (arg) ... into Orlando

... tollway (arg) ... back north

... I-75 N

... I-10 W

WED, NOV 28...Tallahassee to Birmingham AL

... SR 27 N

... RT 82 W

... I-65 N

THU, NOV 29...Birmingham AL to Nashville TN

... I-65 N

(or)

... I-59 N (w/stop in Chattanooga)

... I-24 W

FRI, NOV 30...Nashville to Big Sandy TN to Jackson TN

... I-40 W

... SR 641 N (to Big Sandy)

... SR 641 S

... I-40 W

SAT, DEC 1...Jackson TN to home

... RT 45E N

... I-24 W

... I-57 N

... SR 24 W

... IL RT 47 N

(BUT ... if possible side trip to St Louis, then I-64 W then I-55 N to I-39 N to SR 64 E)

Anyone else along my route want to meet up?

Any suggestions on changes to ... or things to watch out for on ... the route?

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Take my way, it's the highway, that's the best" ... John Mayer ... 'Route 66'

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OK, I've started a list of people to meet along the way, as well as a tentative route for the road trip....

Lexington KY ... Wise (vr); bigkat (mcss); Dino (nmcoa); ... others?? [Janet (mcss)?]

Knoxville TN ... Andreas (1gmc); ... others?

Charlotte NC ... Jay (mcml); Steve (acha); Future Of GM (C&G); Bryan (Racing1); scc24540 (mcf); Heather; ... others?? [Falcon (carnuts.us); Donald T (mcss); Tweak (2kmc); members of SMCC?]

Anderson SC ... Jared (1gmc); Kevin (1gmc); ... others?

Atlanta GA ... Delia (acha)...en route to Atlanta; Danny (vr); Drachen (carnuts.us); Brian (carnuts.us); ... others?? [Chris (ecml); Bonnie (vr)?]

Orlando FL ... Justin (mcss); ... others?? [Dalt (mcss); hExx (2kmc)?]

Tallahassee FL ... Jeff (mcml); Ken (mcss)...OPEN INVITE BBQ...let me know if you want to join us!; ... others?? [Ann (vr)?]

Birmingham AL ... Brandon (mcss); ... others??

En route to Nashville TN, possibly ... 256pimpin (mm, Huntsville AL); jlb/mizz jlb (Racing1, Chattanooga TN); knightwing (mcss, Lynchburg TN); ... others??

Nashville TN ... Stephen (mcss); blue02ss (2kmc); Kevin/Lori; ... others??

Big Sandy TN ... John/Dot; ... others??

Jackson TN ... Richard O (mcml); ... others??

En route home ... darndot (GMI, S IL); montecl (nmcoa, Ashburn IL area); 2manymontes (nmcoa, Champaign IL area); Joe (CT's TooMany2count, St Louis); ... others?? [otto (carnuts.us, S IL)?]

[Also plan to meet up with YellowJacket (C&G), but not sure where along the route you are....]

As for the tentative route....

FRI, NOV 23 (day after Thanksgiving)...Elgin to near Lexington KY

... IL RT 47 S

... SR 24 E

... I-65 S

... I-64 E

... SR 27 S

SAT, NOV 24...near Lexington KY to Charlotte NC

... SR 27 N

... I-75 S

... stop in Knoxville TN

... I-40 E

... I-77 S

MON, NOV 26...Charlotte to Anderson SC to Atlanta GA

... I-85 S

... SR 28 (Anderson SC)

... I-85 S

TUE, NOV 27...Atlanta to Orlando FL to Tallahassee FL

... I-75 S

... tollway (arg) ... into Orlando

... tollway (arg) ... back north

... I-75 N

... I-10 W

WED, NOV 28...Tallahassee to Birmingham AL

... SR 27 N

... RT 82 W

... I-65 N

THU, NOV 29...Birmingham AL to Nashville TN

... I-65 N

(or)

... I-59 N (w/stop in Chattanooga)

... I-24 W

FRI, NOV 30...Nashville to Big Sandy TN to Jackson TN

... I-40 W

... SR 641 N (to Big Sandy)

... SR 641 S

... I-40 W

SAT, DEC 1...Jackson TN to home

... RT 45E N

... I-24 W

... I-57 N

... SR 24 W

... IL RT 47 N

(BUT ... if possible side trip to St Louis, then I-64 W then I-55 N to I-39 N to SR 64 E)

Anyone else along my route want to meet up?

Any suggestions on changes to ... or things to watch out for on ... the route?

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Take my way, it's the highway, that's the best" ... John Mayer ... 'Route 66'

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The Atlanta stop may include a few more people ... namely Danny (VR) and Larry (MCML).

Considering a few changes to the route/schedule...

...add a stop in Columbia SC?

...shorten the Orlando FL stop?

...to add a brief stop in Tampa FL?

Among places suggested for me to visit...

...Tallahassee Antique Car Musuem

...Birmingham's Barber Motorsports Park

...a few place around Atlanta

...etc.

YellowJacket ... you're in KY, right?

Hmmm...we'll see how this works out....

Any other suggestions?

Anyone else along my path?

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

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OK...here is how each stop is developing.... Those of you who want to meet and/or are planning to meet, let me know what you think.... We can always alter plans or whatever for schedules, etc. As we get closer to November, we can exchange phone #s (though, many of you have my cell ph#, I believe), and I can get specific directions, too....

I don't think I left anyone out that has expressed interest in meeting ... if I have, my apologies. If you're not on the list and want to meet up...even if you are just on my way between cities/stops, please let me know...I don't always remember who lives where!

LEXINGTON KY

= Friday night dinner at area restaurant ... any suggestions?

People ... Wise (vr); bigkat (mcss); Dino (nmcoa); Jeff D (mcml); YellowJacket (c&g); others?? [Janet (mcss)?]

KNOXVILLE TN

= Saturday afternoon stop for break ... maybe lunch?

People ... Andreas (1gmc); ...others?

CHARLOTTE NC

= Saturday night ... rest.

= Sunday, possible late lunch/early dinner at area restaurant ... any suggestions? Maybe other meetings, too, depending on schedules, etc....

People ... Jay (mcml); Steve (acha); Future Of GM (C&G); Bryan (Racing1); scc24540 (mcf); likearock (GMI); Spider_carb (mcss); Heather; ...others?? [Falcon (carnuts.us); Donald T (mcss); Tweak (2kmc); members of SMCC?]

ANDERSON SC

= Monday afternoon stop for break/lunch ... suggestions?

People ... Jared (1gmc); Kevin (1gmc); ... others?

ATLANTA GA

= Monday night dinner with gathering somewhere afterward ... suggestions?

People ... Danny (vr); Drachen (carnuts.us); Brian (carnuts.us); Larry (mcml); ... others?? [Chris (ecml); Bonnie (vr)?]

ORLANDO FL

= Tuesday afternoon lunch ... suggestions?

People ... Justin (mcss); ... others?? [Dalt (mcss); hExx (2kmc)?]

TAMPA FL

= Tuesday afternoon stop

People ... Ian (1gmc); ... others??

TALLAHASSEE FL

= TUESDAY NIGHT BBQ ... OPEN INVITE...let me know if you want to join us!

People ... Jeff (mcml); Ken (mcss); ... others?? [Ann (vr)?]

BIRMINGHAM AL

= Wednesday night dinner at area restaurant ... suggestions?

People ... Brandon (mcss); Fey/Ogre (zc); ... others?? [76ChevyTrucker (c&g), Montgomery AL?]

EN ROUTE TO NASHVILLE TN

= Thursday lunch somewhere ... suggestions?

People, possibly ... 256pimpin (mm, Huntsville AL); jlb/mizz jlb (Racing1, Chattanooga TN); knightwing (mcss, Lynchburg TN); ... others??

NASHVILLE TN

= Thursday evening dinner at area restaurant ... suggestions?

People ... Stephen (mcss); blue02ss (2kmc); Kevin/Lori; ... others??

BIG SANDY TN

= Friday lunch

JACKSON TN

= Friday evening dinner at area restaurant ... suggestions?

People ... Richard O (mcml); ... others??

EN ROUTE HOME SATURDAY

= S IL for Stop #1

People ... darndot (gmi) ... others? Joe (CT's TooMany2count, St Louis); ... others?? [otto (carnuts.us, S IL)?]

= lunch at area Champaign/Decatur restaurant ... suggestions?

People ... montecl (nmcoa, Ashburn IL area); 2manymontes (nmcoa, Champaign IL area); ... others?? [Derek/Janie; Alex (1gmc)?]

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Got my pedal to the metal" ... Sheryl Crow ... 'Real Gone'

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I'm a short hop from Montgomery (short hop being about 30 minutes south), but I can make it up there pretty much anytime. If you can give me an ETA on when you'll be rolling through I'll see if I can't pick out a prominent landmark we could meet at.

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Awesome ... sounds good to me, 76CT :).

Right now, I'm not quite sure of times ... except that I need to be in Birmingham by dinner time ... so, maybe that'll give you an idea. Maybe Montgomery around lunchtime...? Not sure ... at least, not yet.

Sure will be nice to meet you!

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

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