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11/07 road trip...IL-IN-KY-NC-SC-GA-FL-AL-TN-MO; '08

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It's just about an annual event for me (starting in August 2003) ... a "major" road trip to see the sights, have fun and meet people...

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

For 2007, since it is late in the year, I head to sunny Florida! I missed several Monte Carlo-, heart-, and family-related events this year (no vacation until October); so, NOW ... it's time to cut loose, relax ... and DRIVE!

My itinerary [2nd part (from Birmingham AL to home) is tentative, depending on who is available ... and where ... to meet] is below, including traveling through/stops in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois ... AND an ALL-INVITED BBQ in TALLAHASSEE FL on TUESDAY night, NOVEMBER 27. If interested in meeting along the way (breakfast, lunch, dinner, THE BBQ, or the evening, or whatever), let me know, especially if you're not on my list already.... Either Email me (faithcubsmc2691 @ aol.com) or I've "imbedded" my cell ph# in my signature below....

* FRI,NOV 23 (day after Thanksgiving) / ELGIN IL - INDIANAPOLIS IN - LEXINGTON KY *

ROUTE = RT 47 S ... SR 24 E ... I-65 S ... I-64 E ... SR 27 S

> leave Elgin about 8am (earlier?)

> stop in Indiana somewhere in the SR 24/I-65 area [and/or] near Indianapolis

> stay in Kentucky (near Lexington)

VISIT/MEET

{Indiana ... ANYONE...??

{dinner, Lexington-area restaurant TBD ... Wise (vr); bigkat (mcss); Dino (nmcoa); Jeff D (mcml); YellowJacket (c&g); ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [Janet (mcss)???]

* SAT,NOV 24 / LEXINGTON KY - KNOXVILLE TN - CHARLOTTE NC *

ROUTE = SR 27 N ... I-75 S ... I-40 E ... I-77 S

> leave Lexington by 9a (earlier?)

> stop near Knoxville TN

> stay in Charlotte NC

VISIT/MEET

{Knoxville TN, afternoon stop for break/lunch? ... Andreas (1gmc); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

{Charlotte NC, evening ... dinner?

* SUN,NOV 25 / CHARLOTTE NC *

> stay in Charlotte NC

VISIT/MEET

{late lunch/early dinner, restaurant TBD ... Jay (mcml); Steve (acha); Future Of GM (C&G); Bryan (Racing1); scc24540 (mcf); likearock (GMI); Spider_carb (mcss); Heather; ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [Falcon (carnuts.us); Donald T (mcss); Tweak (2kmc); members of SMCC???]

* MON,NOV 26 / CHARLOTTE NC - ANDERSON SC - ATLANTA GA *

ROUTE = I-85 S ... SR 28 (Anderson SC) ... I-85 S

> leave Charlotte NC about 8a

> arrive in Anderson SC about 11a

> leave Anderson SC about 3p

> arrive in Atlanta GA about dinner time

> stay in Atlanta GA

VISIT/MEET

{Anderson SC, lunch ... Jared (1gmc); Kevin (1gmc); ...ANYONE ELSE...?

{Atlanta GA, dinner, restaurant TBD ... Danny (vr); Drachen (carnuts.us); Brian (carnuts.us); Larry (mcml); ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [Chris (ecml); Bonnie (vr); 87_lt1_ss (mcss)???]

* TUE,NOV 27 / ATLANTA GA - ORLANDO FL - TAMPA FL - TALLAHASSEE FL *

ROUTE = I-75 S ... tollway (arg) ... into Orlando ... tollway (arg) ... I-4 W ... I-75 N ... I-10 W

> leave Atlanta 5a

> arrive in Orlando around 12 noon

> leave Orlando about 1p

> arrive in Tampa around 2:30p

> leave Tampa about 3p

> arrive in Tallahassee around 7:30p

> stay in Tallahassee

VISIT/MEET

{Orlando FL, lunch, restaurant TBD ... Justin (mcss); LaFemme (acha); ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [Dalt (mcss); hExx (2kmc)?]

{Tampa FL, break ... Ian (1gmc); Fly (c&g) ... ANYONE ELSE...??

{Tallahassee FL, TUESDAY NIGHT ALL-INVITED BBQ ... Jeff (mcml); Ken (mcss); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

* WED,NOV 28 / TALLAHASSEE FL - DE FUNIAK SPRINGS FL - MONTGOMERY AL - BIRMINGHAM AL *

ROUTE = I-10W ... SR 331 N ... I-65N

> leave Tallahassee FL 8a

> stop near De Funiak Springs FL

> leave De Funiak about noon

> arrive in Montgomery about 3:30p

> leave Montgomery about 4:30p

> arrive in Birmingham around 6p

VISIT/MEET

{De Funiak Springs FL area, break/early lunch? ... Ann (vr); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

{Montgomery AL, break ... 76ChevyTrucker (c&g); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

{Birmingham AL, dinner, restaurant TBD ... Brandon (mcss); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

* THU,NOV 29 / BIRMINGHAM AL - NASHVILLE TN *

ROUTE = I-65 N

(or)

ROUTE = I-59 N ... I-24 W

> leave Birminham AL between 10a and noon

> stay in Nashville TN

VISIT/MEET

{LUNCH, place TBD....

{Huntsville AL ... 256pimpin (mm) ... ANYONE ELSE...??

[or]

{Chattanooga TN ... jlb/mizz jlb (Racing1); ... ANYONE ELSE...??

[and]

{Lynchburg TN ... knightwing (mcss); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

{Nashville TN, dinner, restaurant TBD ... Stephen (mcss); blue02ss (2kmc); Kevin/Lori; ...ANYONE ELSE...??

* FRI,NOV 30 / NASHVILLE TN - BIG SANDY TN - JACKSON TN *

ROUTE = I-40 W ... SR 641 N (to Big Sandy) ... SR 641 S ... I-40 W

> leave Nashville TN about 8a

> leave Big Sandy TN about 2p

> arrive in Jackson TN about 4p

> MAYBE leave Jackson about 6:30p

> MAYBE arrive in St Louis area around 11p, after stopping briefly in Marion IL

VISIT/MEET

{Big Sandy TN ... family friends for lunch

{Jackson TN, dinner, restaurant TBD ... Richard O (mcml); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

{MAYBE Marion IL ... Mark T (mcml)

* SAT,DEC 1 / Jackson TN - ST LOUIS MO - CENTRAL IL - CHAMPAIGN/DECATUR IL - HOME/IL *

ROUTE = RT 45E N ... I-24 W ... I-57 N ... SR 24 W ... IL RT 47 N

[or]

ROUTE = RT 45E N ... I-24 W ... I-57 N ... I-64 W ... I-55 N ... I-39 N ... SR 64 E

[or]

ROUTE = combo of above ... I-55 N ... I-70 E ... I-57 N ... combo of above

> leave Jackson TN about 5:30a

> stop in St Louis MO about 10a

> leave St Louis about 11a

> stop in Champaign IL about 2p

> leave for Elgin about 3p

[or]

> leave St Louis about 9a

> stop in Champaign about noon

> leave for Elgin about 2p

VISIT/MEET

{St Louis ... Joe (CT's TooMany2count); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

{S IL ... darndot (gmi); Mark T (mcml; Marion IL) ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [otto (carnuts.us, S IL)???]

{Champaign/Decatur IL, lunch, restaurant TBD ... montecl (nmcoa, Ashburn IL area); 2manymontes (nmcoa, Champaign IL area); Derek/Janie A (nmcoa,mcss,etc.); ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [Alex (1gmc)???]

COMING IN 2008:

Since several people have _already_ asked.... I will skip the annual "long" road trip, in favor of a few shorter ones ... namely to several gatherings I missed in 2007. I don't have time to attend EVERYTHING I want (who does?), so I had to pick'n'choose....

April 11-13 ... Michigan ... Monte Carlos @ MIS

June 27-30 ... Pennsylvania ... NMCOA MC Nationals

August 8-12 ... Indiana / Ohio / Pennsylvania / New Jersey / Maryland / Arlington VA ... family reunion in PA (Aug 11) and "side trip"

September TBD ... Sandwich IL for the annual CHD Quilt Project/Golf Outing

October 3-5 ... Missouri/southern IL ... Midwest Monte Carlo gathering

*sighs*

One of these days, I WILL get to MN, Boston and farther west than I went in 2004....

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> arrive in Tampa around 2:30p

> leave Tampa about 3p

lol @ taking less than an hour to do anything involving I-4 and I-275. :pbjtime:

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I could probably hang out Sunday November 25th for dinner or something. I'll be heading back to Charlotte that day coming off of Turkey Day break.

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October 3-5 ... Missouri/southern IL ... Midwest Monte Carlo gathering

hm... have to try to remember that...

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lol @ taking less than an hour to do anything involving I-4 and I-275. :pbjtime:

*sighs*

That's what I was afraid of ... think an hour would suffice ... or, should I allow 1.5 hours?

Aye ... that would certainly throw off the FL schedule indeedy.....

Dodgefan ... sadly, no ... no MA ... yet, anyway ;).

F_O_G ... any idea about what time you'll be back in the area that day?

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I'm also in Lexington.

If you're looking for restaurant recommendations, Malones for steak, Regatta Seafood Grill for seafood (obviously) and Ramsey's for some good country cooking.

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F_O_G ... so, doesn't really matter to you the time of the gathering, then? I definitely do not want it to be later in the evening ... I'm thinking more of a late lunch/early dinner type thing.....

bowtie ... excellent! Would be cool to have you meet up with us, too! And, yes ... definitley need some ideas for restaurants.... Ramsey's sounds good to me....

Anyone else?

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*nods*

Sounds good, F_O_G...look forward to meeting you!

UPDATES....

* FRI,NOV 23 *

Dinner, Lexington-area restaurant TBD ... Wise (vr); bigkat (mcss); Dino (nmcoa); Jeff D (mcml); YellowJacket (c&g); ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [Janet (mcss)???]

More people joining us: Gina (geebee, VR) and bowtie dude (C&G)

ANYONE have restaurant suggestions??

* SUN,NOV 25 *

Late lunch/early dinner, restaurant TBD ... Jay (mcml); Steve (acha); Future Of GM (C&G); Bryan (Racing1); scc24540 (mcf); likearock (GMI); Spider_carb (mcss); Heather; ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [Falcon (carnuts.us); Donald T (mcss); Tweak (2kmc); members of SMCC???]

More people joining us: Big Jim (fgmc) and cowboy6622 (mcf)

ANYONE have restaurant suggestions? I'm thinking maybe of sometime between 2p and 5p ... any time best for anyone?

* MON,NOV 26 *

Possible schedule/time change:

I may leave Charlotte around 7a, instead of 8a. If so, then I'll be in Anderson SC by 10a, leaving about 2p....

DINNER IN ATLANTA GA ... PLACE DETERMINED:

John C has offered to have everyone at his home for dinner, in part, so we can see his collection, including 2 manual transmission Monte Carlos, a '56 Chevy, a '55 Farmall tractor and an '82 diesel Chevette. Thank you, John!

Along with John C, people meeting include: Danny (vr); Drachen (carnuts.us); Brian (carnuts.us); Larry (mcml); Chris (ecml); ...ANYONE ELSE...?? [bonnie (vr); 87_lt1_ss (mcss)???]

* TUE,NOV 27 *

Possible schedule/time change:

I will probably leave Atlanta around 4:30a, if not earlier....

ALL INVITED TO BBQ in TALLAHASSEE at the home of Ken (mcss,nmcoa) ... Jeff (mcml); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

More people joining us for the BBQ: Dave (2nd gen MC yahoo group)

* THU,NOV 29 *

ANYONE have restaurant suggestions for Nashville TN dinner??

* SAT,DEC 1 *

Stop in Marion IL will include ... darndot (gmi), Mark T (mcml) and georgew84 (mymonte) ...ANYONE ELSE...??

ANY suggestion on where to meet??

TIPS / SUGGETIONS:

Along with meeting/restaurant suggestions and, of course, addresses/specific driving directions, anyone have TIPS about my ROUTE or TRAVEL TIMES?

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Just a couple weeks away or so now. Anyone else want to meet up? I know we have more members in the areas through which I'll be traveling....

YellowJacket ... still planning on meeting up in the Lexington area?

Fly ... is the Tampa area a possibility for you?

76ChevyTrucker ... still planning to meet when I come through Montgomery?

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UPDATED ITINERARY

Just over a week left to finalize plans...need to finalize soon, before I leave town:

Please let me know whether or not you plan to meet up along the way...I KNOW we have more members in the areas I'll be...would love to meet you! Email to faithcubs_montecarlo5 @ juno.com ...or...my phone number is in my sig below....

Anyone have suggestions for MEETING/EATING PLACES...?

Thoughts/tips about my route and/or travel times...?

And, of course, I need directions to homes/places to meet...and, if you plan to meet up, your phone #....

FRIDAY/NOVEMBER 23 (day after Thanksgiving)

ELGIN IL - INDIANAPOLIS IN - LEXINGTON KY

route

RT 47 S

SR 24 E

I-65 S

I-64 E

SR 27 S

PLANS

8a ... leave Elgin (maybe earlier?)

11a/noonish ... stop near Indianapolis IN

1pmish ... leave Indianapolis

5pmish ... arrive in KY

VISIT/MEET

lunch = Indianapolis IN ... ANYONE...??

dinner = Lexington KY-area restaurant TBD ... Janet (mcss/nmcoa); bowtie dude (C&G); Gina/geebee (vr); Wise (vr); bigkat (mcss); Dino (nmcoa); Jeff D (mcml); YellowJacket (c&g); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

SATURDAY/NOVEMBER 24

LEXINGTON KY - KNOXVILLE TN - CHARLOTTE NC

route

SR 27 N

I-75 S

I-40 E

I-77 S

PLANS

9a ... leave Lexington KY (maybe earlier?)

noonish ... stop near Knoxville TN

1p ... leave Knoxville

6p ... arrive in Charlotte NC

VISIT/MEET

lunch = Knoxville TN ... Andreas (1gmc); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

dinner = Charlotte NC

SUNDAY/NOVEMBER 25

CHARLOTTE NC

VISIT/MEET

late lunch(2p)/early dinner(5p), restaurant TBD ... Jay (mcml); Donald T (mcss/nmcoa); Big Jim (fgmc); cowboy6622 (mcf); Future Of GM (C&G); Bryan (Racing1); scc24540 (mcf); likearock (GMI); Spider_carb (mcss); Heather; [Falcon (carnuts.us); Tweak (2kmc); members of SMCC???]...ANYONE ELSE...??

MONDAY/NOVEMBER 26

CHARLOTTE NC - ANDERSON SC - ATLANTA GA

route

I-85 S

SR 28 (Anderson SC)

I-85 S

PLANS

7a ... leave Charlotte NC

10a ... arrive in Anderson SC

2p ... leave Anderson

5p ... arrive in Atlanta GA

VISIT/MEET

lunch = Anderson SC ... Jared (1gmc); Kevin (1gmc); ...ANYONE ELSE...?

dinner = Atlanta GA @ JOHN C's home ... John C (mcml); Danny (vr); Drachen (carnuts.us); Brian (carnuts.us); Larry (mcml); [Chris (ecml); Bonnie (vr); 87_lt1_ss (mcss)???]...ANYONE ELSE...??

TUESDAY/NOVEMBER 27

ATLANTA GA - ORLANDO FL - TAMPA FL - TALLAHASSEE FL

route

I-75 S

tollway (arg) into Orlando

tollway (arg) out of Orlando

I-4 W

I-75 N

I-10 W

PLANS

4a-4:30a ... leave Atlanta GA

11:30a ... lunch in Orlando FL

12:30p ... leave Orlando

2pmish ... arrive in Lakland/Tampa FL

2:30p ... leave Tampa/Lakeland

7:30p ... arrive in Tallahassee FL for BBQ @ Ken's ... ALL-INVITED

VISIT/MEET

lunch = Orlando FL, restaurant TBD ... Justin (mcss); LaFemme (acha); Dalt (mcss); [hExx (2kmc)?]...ANYONE ELSE...??

break = Lakeland/Tampa FL ... Ian (1gmc); Fly (c&g); Bruce (various MC) in Lakeland ... ANYONE ELSE...??

dinner = Tallahassee FL ... TUESDAY NIGHT ALL-INVITED BBQ ... dbreese/David (fgmc); Jeff (mcml); Dave (2nd gen yahoo grp); Ken (mcss); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

WEDNESDAY/NOVEMBER 28

TALLAHASSEE FL - DE FUNIAK SPRINGS FL - MONTGOMERY AL - BIRMINGHAM AL

route

I-10W

SR 331 N

I-65N

PLANS

8a ... leave Tallahassee FL

10a ... arrive near De Funiak Springs FL

noonish ... leave De Funiak Springs

3:30p ... arrive in Montgomery AL

4:30p ... leave Montomery

6p ... arrive in Birmingham AL

VISIT/MEET

early lunch = De Funiak Springs FL area ... Ann (vr); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

break = Montgomery AL ... 76ChevyTrucker (c&g); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

dinner = Birmingham AL, restaurant TBD ... Brandon (mcss); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

THURSDAY/NOVEMBER 29

BIRMINGHAM AL - HUNTSVILLE AL (or) CHATTANOOGA TN - LYNCHBURG TN - NASHVILLE TN

route

I-65 N

[or]

route

I-59 N

I-24 W

PLANS

8a ... leave Birmingham AL

11a ... arrive in EITHER Huntsville AL or Chattanooga TN

1p ... leave Huntsville or Chattanooga

5p ... arrive in Nashville TN

VISIT/MEET

lunch = Huntsville AL [or] Chattanooga TN ... 256pimpin (mm) [or] jlb/mizz jlb (Racing1); ... ANYONE ELSE...??

break = Lynchburg ... knightwing (mcss); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

dinner = Nashville TN, restaurant TBD ... Stephen (mcss); blue02ss (2kmc); Kevin/Lori; ...ANYONE ELSE...??

FRIDAY/NOVEMBER 30

NASHVILLE TN - BIG SANDY TN - JACKSON TN - [MARION IL?]

route

I-40 W

SR 641 N (to Big Sandy)

SR 641 S

I-40 W

PLANS

8a ... leave Nashville TN

10a ... arrive in Big Sandy TN

2p ... leave Big Sandy

4p ... arrive in Jackson TN

[if leave same night, leave Jackson about 6:30p, headed Marion IL and/or St Louis MO ... arriving about 11p]

VISIT/MEET

lunch = Big Sandy TN ... family friends

dinner = Jackson TN, restaurant TBD ... Richard O (mcml); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

SATURDAY/DECEMBER 1

[JACKSON TN?]- MARION IL - [sT LOUIS MO] - CHAMPAIGN/DECATUR IL - HOME/IL

route

RT 45E N

I-24 W

I-57 N

SR 24 W

IL RT 47 N

[OR]

RT 45E N

I-24 W

I-57 N

I-64 W

I-55 N

I-39 N

SR 64 E

[OR]

combo of above

I-55 N

I-70 E

I-57 N

combo of above

PLANS

5:30a ... leave Jackson TN

10a ... stop in Marion/St Louis

11a ... leave Marion/St Louis

2p ... stop around Decatur/Champaign IL

3p ... leave for Elgin

6p ... arrive for our annual Christmas Open House ... IL area people invited....

VISIT/MEET

break = St Louis MO ... Joe (CT's TooMany2count); ...ANYONE ELSE...??

break = Marion IL ... darndot (gmi); georgew84 (mm); Mark T (mcml); [otto (carnuts.us, S IL)???]...ANYONE ELSE...??

lunch = Champaign/Decatur IL, restaurant TBD ... montecl (nmcoa); 2manymontes (nmcoa, mcss); Derek/Janie A (nmcoa,mcss,etc.); [Alex (1gmc)???]...ANYONE ELSE...??

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My GF might come as well, I'll find out for sure. She posts here some but not a lot.

As for places to eat; that depends on what you're looking for. I'll think on it a bit and try to provide some suggestions (I'm still relatively new to the area though)

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That would be fine, F_O_G ... your gf is welcome to join us!

As for eating ... looking for something that has "wide appeal" ... with some lite stuff, too. I don't eat all that much on my road trips....

And, no worries ... my best friend (who may actually join us) said she would try to come up with some, too. And, I know a few others had told me they'd come up with ideas ... though, I haven't heard any yet.

Anyway ... you have my cell (if you saw it in my sig).... I sure look forward to meeting you!

And, I hope to meet a few other C&Gers on the way, too...especially those that had mentioned about meeting up already....

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OK, below is info about stops along the way. While I have captured phone #s from those that have sent them to me, if you do not hear from me near the time we plan to meet up, PLEASE CALL ME (my cell# is in the sig below)! I would hate to miss people because I forgot to call!

FRI/NOV 23 ... ZIONSVILLE (INDIANPOLIS) IN ... 11amish/NOONISH LUNCH

PLACE:

Applebee's

4904 W 106th St

Zionsville, IN 46077

[mile north of I-465, off US421 (Michigan Rd) ... first exit East of I-865 (I-65 access)]

MEETING:

85t5mcss (mcc)

Bob H (ct)

...OTHERS?

FRI/NOV 23 ... LEXINGTON KY ... 5pmish DINNER

PLACE:

Parkette

I-75 S

Exit 110 (US 60 ... W) ... N bound left turn off ramp ... S bound right turn off ramp

2 miles to RT 4 (new circle road, bypass around Lexington)

Go S on RT 4 (left turn from US 60)

Approx 2 miles on right

MEETING:

Janet (mcss/nmcoa)

Gina/geebee (vr)

Wise (vr)

Dino (nmcoa)

Jeff D (mcml)

bigkat (mcss)?

YellowJacket (c&g)?

bowtie dude (C&G)?

...OTHERS?

SAT/NOV 24 ... KNOXVILLE TN ... NOONISH LUNCH

PLACE: TBD

MEETING:

Andreas (fgmc)

...OTHERS?

SAT/NOV 24 ... CHARLOTTE NC ... 6pmish DINNER

SUN/NOV 25 ... CHARLOTTE NC ... 2-4pmish LUNCH/DINNER

PLACE: TBD

note ... I'll be west of Charlotte in Gastonia, at I-85's Exit 21, but can meet anywhere in the Charlotte area. SUGGESTIONS?

MEETING:

Jay (mcml)

Donald T (mcss/nmcoa)

Big Jim (fgmc)

Future Of GM (C&G)

Bryan (Racing1)

likearock (GMI)

scc24540 (mcf)?

...OTHERS?

MON/NOV 26 ... ANDERSON SC ... 11amish-NOONISH LUNCH

PLACE: TBD

MEETING:

Jared (1gmc)

Kevin (1gmc)

...OTHERS?

MON/NOV 26 ... ATLANTA GA ... 5pmish DINNER

PLACE:

Home of John C ... EMAIL me for directions, if you are coming!

[location is off I-75 N @ Exit 269 (Barrett Parkway)]

MEETING:

John C (mcml)

Danny (vr)

Drachen (carnuts.us)

Brian (carnuts.us)

Larry (mcml)

Chris (ecml)?

87_lt1_ss (mcss)?

...OTHERS?

TUE/NOV 27 ... ORLANDO FL ... 11:30amish LUNCH

PLACE: TBD

MEETING:

Justin (mcss)

Dalt (mcss)

...OTHERS?

TUE/NOV 27 ... LAKELAND/TAMPA FL

PLACE & TIME TBD

MEETING:

Bruce (2nd gen group, etc.)

Ian (1gmc)

...OTHERS?

TUE/NOV 27 ... TALLAHASSEE FL ... 7:30pmish DINNER

PLACE:

Home of KEN (mcss) ... Email me for directions, if you are coming!

[location is N of I-10, E of US 27]

MEETING:

Ken (mcss)

dbreese/David (fgmc)

Dave (2nd gen yahoo grp)

Jeff (mcml)?

...OTHERS?

FYI ... those of you in the Tallahassee area might be interested in this, which is on Saturday, November 24:

http://www.nettally.com/smcc/mainstreet.jpg

WED/NOV 28 ... NEAR DE FUNIAK SPRINGS FL ... 11amish LUNCH/SNACK

PLACE: TBD

MEETING:

Ann (vr)

...OTHERS?

WED/NOV 28 ... MONTGOMERY AL ... 3:30pmish REST/SNACK

PLACE: TBD

MEETING:

76ChevyTrucker (c&g)

...OTHERS?

WED/NOV 28 ... BIRMINGHAM AL ... 6pmish DINNER

PLACE: TBD

MEETING:

Brandon (mcss)

...OTHERS?

THURS/NOV 29 ... NASHVILLE TN ... 5pmish DINNER

PLACE:

Oprymills parking lot to determine where to eat

MEETING:

blue02ss (2kmc)

Stephen (mcss)?

...OTHERS?

FRI/NOV 30 ... JACKSON TN ... 4-5pmish DINNER

PLACE: TBD

MEETING:

Richard O (mcml)

...OTHERS?

SAT/DEC 1 ... MARION IL ... 10amish? BREAK/STOP

PLACE:

Truck stop @ I-57 and SR 13

MEETING:

darndot (gmi)

georgew84 (mm)

Mark T (mcml)

otto (carnuts.us)?

...OTHERS?

NOTE ... as of now, it looks like the St Louis stop is out, sorry. But, we'll see ... it all depends on where I end up staying Friday night....

SAT/DEC 1 ... CHAMPAIGN IL ... 2pmish LUNCH

PLACE:

Urbana Garden, off I-74 and Lincoln in Urbana

MEETING:

montecl (nmcoa)

2manymontes (nmcoa, mcss)

Derek/Janie A (nmcoa,mcss,etc.)?

Alex (1gmc)?

...OTHERS?

847.Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

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9897."Every song, another scene" ... Dierks Bently ... 'Every Mile A Memory'

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YellowJacket ... still planning on meeting up in the Lexington area?

Ouch. I have to be at work at 4 PM on the 23rd. Sorry, Cort. :(

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Oh, shoot, YJ. That's too bad. How long will you be at work? And, how far are you from Parkette?

Or, depending on how early you get up in the morning, might be able to meet you for breakfast, perhaps...?

Anyway ... sorry it seems as if we'll miss each other, but I'd rather know than not know and wonderin' ... so, thank you for telling me.

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

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

"Wouldn't you like to get away?" ... Gary Portnoy ... 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name'

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NEWLY UPDATED ITINERARY

I will be online Sunday to Wednesday of this week, then ONLY a LIMITED amount of time starting THURSDAY (Thanksgiving Day) until I get home DECEMBER 2, SUNDAY. Ssssooo ... PLEASE let me know whether or not you plan to meet up along the way...I KNOW we have more members in the areas I'll be...would love to meet you! Email to faithcubs_montecarlo5 @ juno.com ...or...cell# 847 - 337 - 9897....

While I have captured phone #s from those that have sent them to me, if you do not hear from me near the time we plan to meet up, PLEASE CALL ME! I would hate to miss people because I forgot to call!

I will pick up the rental car on Wednesday after work; thus, that night, I will post what I'm driving....

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

(day after Thanksgiving)

ELGIN IL - INDIANAPOLIS IN - LEXINGTON KY

6:30a = leave ELGIN IL

_route: RT 47 S ... SR 24 E ... I-65 S

11:30amish-noonish = LUNCH, ZIONSVILLE (INDIANAPOLIS) IN

Applebee's

4904 W 106th St

Zionsville, IN 46077

[mile north of I-465, off US421 (Michigan Rd) ... first exit East of I-865 (I-65 access)]

PEOPLE:

85t5mcss (mcc)

Bob H (ct)

Jeff D?

John S?

...OTHERS?

1:30pmish = leave INDIANAPOLIS IN

_route: I-65 S ... I-64 E ... I-75 S

5:30pmish = DINNER, LEXINGTON KY

Parkette

I-75 S

Exit 110 (US 60 ... W) ... N bound left turn off ramp ... S bound right turn off ramp

2 miles to RT 4 (new circle road, bypass around Lexington)

Go S on RT 4 (left turn from US 60)

Approx 2 miles on right

PEOPLE:

Janet (mcss/nmcoa)

Wise (vr)

Dino (nmcoa)

Jeff D (mcml)?

bowtie dude (C&G)?

...OTHERS?

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

LEXINGTON KY - KNOXVILLE TN - CHARLOTTE NC

8amish = leave LEXINGTON KY (after staying with nmcoa's Dino and family overnight)

_route: SR 27 N ... I-75 S

11:30amish = LUNCH, KNOXVILLE TN

PLACE TBD

PEOPLE:

Andreas (fgmc)

Karin (acha/saving little hearts)

...OTHERS?

1:30pmish = leave KNOXVILLE TN

_route: I-40 E ... I-77 S

6:30pmish = DINNER, CHARLOTTE NC

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

CHARLOTTE NC

2-3pmish = LUNCHEON, CHARLOTTE NC

PLACE TBD ... I'll be in Gastonia, at I-85's Exit 21, but can meet anywhere in the Charlotte area. SUGGESTIONS?

PEOPLE:

Jay (mcml)

Donald T (mcss/nmcoa)

Big Jim (fgmc)

Future Of GM (C&G)

Bryan (Racing1)

likearock (GMI)

scc24540 (mcf)?

...OTHERS?

NOTE ... I may be able to drive a while within the Charlotte area, if you can't meet up for lunch....

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

CHARLOTTE NC - ANDERSON SC - ATLANTA GA

7a = leave CHARLOTTE NC (after staying with friends overnight Saturday and Sunday)

_route: I-85 S

10a = arrive ANDERSON SC

NOONISH = LUNCH, ANDERSON SC

PLACE TBD

PEOPLE:

Jared (fgmc)

Kevin (fgmc)

...OTHERS?

2p = leave ANDERSON SC

_route: I-85 S

5pmish = DINNER, ATLANTA GA

Home of John C (mcml/mcss) ... EMAIL me for directions, if you are coming!

[location is off I-75 N @ Exit 269 (Barrett Parkway)]

PEOPLE:

John C (mcml)

Bubba (RacingOne)

Danny (vr)

Drachen (carnuts.us)

Larry (mcml)

Chris (ecml)?

87_lt1_ss (mcss)?

...OTHERS?

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

ATLANTA GA - ORLANDO FL - LAKELAND FL - TALLAHASSEE FL

4a = leave ATLANTA GA (after staying with Carnuts.us' Brian and family overnight)

_route: I-75 S ... tollway into Orlando

11:30amish = LUNCH, ORLANDO FL

PLACE TBD, east side of ORLANDO?

PEOPLE:

Dalt (mcss)

Justin (mcss)?

...OTHERS?

12:30pmish = leave ORLANDO FL

_route: tollway out of Orlando ... I-4 W

2pmish = arrive LAKELAND FL

PEOPLE:

Bruce (2nd gen group, etc.)

Ian (fgmc)

Fly (c&g)

...OTHERS?

2:30pmish = leave LAKELAND FL

_route: SR 98 N ... I-75 N ... I-10 W

7:30pmish = DINNER, TALLAHASSEE FL

ALL-INVTED BBQ @ KEN's HOME ... Email me for directions, if you are coming!

[location is N of I-10, E of US 27]

PEOPLE:

Ken (mcss)

dbreese/David (fgmc)

Dave (2nd gen yahoo grp)

Jeff (80 Landau; mcml)?

...OTHERS?

FYI ... those of you in the Tallahassee area might be interested in this, which is on Saturday, November 24:

http://www.nettally.com/smcc/mainstreet.jpg

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

TALLAHASSEE FL - DE FUNIAK SPRINGS FL - MONTGOMERY AL - BIRMINGHAM AL - NASHVILLE TN

8a = leave TALLAHASSEE FL (after staying with mcss'/nmcoa's Ken and family overnight)

_route: I-10 W

10amish = BRUNCH, DE FUNIAK SPRINGS FL

McLean's Restaurant, just off I-10

PEOPLE:

Ann (vr)

...OTHERS?

noonish = leave DE FUNIAK SPRINGS FL

_route: SR 331 N ... I-65 N

3:30pmish = arrive MONTGOMERY AL

PLACE TBD, break

PEOPLE:

76ChevyTrucker (c&g)

...OTHERS?

4p = leave MONTGOMERY

_route: I-65 N

6pmish = DINNER, HOOVER (BIRMINGHAM) AL

PLACE ... RT 31 / HOOVER AL area restaurant

PEOPLE:

Brandon (mcss)

...OTHERS?

7:30pmish = leave BIRMINGHAM AL

_route: I-65 N

9pmish = stop near DECATUR AL

PLACE TBD

PEOPLE:

Rickey (mcss)

9:30pmish = leave DECATUR AL

_route: I-65 N

11:30pmish = arrive NASHVILLE TN

---------------------

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

NASHVILLE TN

DAYTIME ... relax, drive around the area

5pmish = DINNER, NASHVILLE TN

Oprymills Mall parking lot, to determine where to eat

PEOPLE:

Mike (fgmc)

blue02ss (2kmc)

RobThatsMe (vr)

Stephen (mcss)?

John (mrfsburo, mcml)?

...OTHERS?

-------------------

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

NASHVILLE TN - BIG SANDY TN - JACKSON TN - AVA IL

8a = leave NASHVILLE TN (after staying with college friends Wednesday and Thursday nights)

_route: I-40 W ... SR 641 N

10a = arrive BIG SANDY TN (including LUNCH)

2p = leave BIG SANDY TN

_route: SR 641 S ... I-40 W

4pmish = DINNER, JACKSON TN

PLACE TBD

PEOPLE:

Richard O (mcml)

Judy S?

...OTHERS?

6:30p = leave JACKSON TN

_route: RT 45E N ... Purchase Parkway ... I-24 W ... I-57 N ... SR 13 W ... SR 127 N ... SR 4 W

11pmish = arrive AVA IL

--------------------

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

MARION IL - CHAMPAIGN IL - ELGIN IL

7:30amish = leave AVA IL (after staying with Carnuts.us' Otto overnight)

_route: SR 4 E ... SR 127 N ... SR 13 E

8:30amish = BREAKFAST, MARION IL

PLACE TBD (perhaps a Truck Stop @ I-57 and SR 13?)

PEOPLE:

Jim L (mcss)

darndot (gmi)

georgew84 (mm)

Mark T (mcml)

...OTHERS?

9:30amish = leave MARION IL

_route: I-57 N ... I-74 E

1pmish = LUNCH, CHAMPAIGN/URBANA IL

Urbana Garden, off I-74 and Lincoln in Urbana

PEOPLE:

montecl (nmcoa)

2manymontes (nmcoa, mcss)

Derek/Janie A (nmcoa,mcss,etc.)?

Alex (fgmc)?

...OTHERS?

2:30pmish = leave CHAMPAIGN/URBANA IL

_route: I-74 W ... SR 47 N

6:30pmish = arrive ELGIN IL ... CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE!

847.Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

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

9897."An open road and a road that's hidden" ... Steve Wariner ... 'Brand New Life'

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Rental car? Why not take one of the Monte Carlos? :D

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Rental car? Why not take one of the Monte Carlos? :D

*chuckles*

I've thought about taking the '87 MC LS ... but, I'd rather rent...

#1 ... if something DOES happen along the way, I'm not worried about who is a fixin' my car. Rental Co takes it ... and hopefully gets me another car so I can be back on the road.

#2 ... keeps the miles off my cars

#3 ... I don't care where I park the rental ;).

OK ... these are the C&Gers I hope to meet along the way....

bowtie dude ... Lexington KY ... you still coming?

Future Of GM ... Charlotte NC ... don't think I have your ph#...you have mine from the posts above.

Fly, possibly ... Tampa FL ... or, would you be able to meet up in Lakeland FL?

76ChevyTrucker ... Montgomery AL ... I PMd you....

ANYONE ELSE???

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

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

"Promises mean everything" ... Everclear ... 'Wonderful'

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Oh, shoot, YJ. That's too bad. How long will you be at work? And, how far are you from Parkette?

Or, depending on how early you get up in the morning, might be able to meet you for breakfast, perhaps...?

Anyway ... sorry it seems as if we'll miss each other, but I'd rather know than not know and wonderin' ... so, thank you for telling me.

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

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

"Wouldn't you like to get away?" ... Gary Portnoy ... 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name'

I usually work from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the latest.

I might can try for breakfast, if it's possible for you. I'm usually up around 9:30 or so when school's out. :)

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YJ, unfortunately, I don't think that is going to work... I need to leave KY by about 8am Saturday morning ... sorry.

*sighs*

Looks like I'll miss meeting you this trip :(.

Northstar ... I PMd you about Champaign.

Hmmm...I listed a few people last night ... anyone else?

Kinda need to know ... soon. I'd hate to miss people....

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

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

"It's a freedom that we all want to know" ... Restless Heart ... 'Wheels'

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A Platinum Metallic (silver) 2008 Buick LaCrosse (rental) will be my ride for the road trip. It has just over 5,910 miles and still has the temporary IL tag....

Since Enterprise didn't have a Dodge Charger for me, they let me have the LaCrosse at the same price....

A few people have asked why I "road trip" and meet people along the way. Maybe these 3 pictures will illustrate why....

From my October 2004 road trip west:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/0410/Oct%2...ssicr8_jpg.html

From my August 2005 road trip east:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/0508/Aug%2...0gdtmn_jpg.html

And, perhaps, my favorite ... because of what ChevyTalk's Dennis (DeeGee) and I discovered over an interesting dinner conversation during my October 2006 road trip west:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/1106/DSC07591r8_jpg.html

Packing is almost done ... and I'm just about ready to go. I'll relax through Thanksgiving Day ... and then hit the road bright'n'early Friday morning.

BTW ... Lunch in Knoxville TN will be at the BridgeView Grill, 900 Neyland Dr

It's not too late to plan to meet up, but since I will have limited access (if any?) online while I'm away, the best way to reach me is my cell phone:

847 - 337 - 9897

I look forward to seeing some of you along my travels! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Cort:34swm."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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