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Old 06-28-2006, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Dave's July Cross country tour

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Hi everybody. I am going on vacation starting this friday June 30th. I am leaving from Denver and headed to Detroit, via I 80. I will be leaving around noon time and making my way to Caralville IA. Good half way point just past De Moines. I am spending the night there and then on Moline, Chicago, (around 11-12 am) Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, and finnally Detoit (Utica).

Then on the 9th of July I will be headed back to Denver. But this time on I-70, Thru Indy, St. Louis, Topeka, and Into Denver.

So here is what I need. As there are many of us spread all over the country who have done trips like this before, I need suggestions on where to stop. Things to see. I plan on hitting every tourist trap on the way and point of interest, and taking a picture of the redline there. And if at all possible, meeting up with some of you guys as well.

Thanks for the suggestions ahead of time and hope to see some of you out there
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Dude go see the largest prairie dog in the world!!!! Its in Kansas on I-70 you'll see signs for 100's of miles along the highway for it...HEHEHE

Oh yah since your going to MI bring me back some Faygo! I love that stuff!
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Dude go see the largest prairie dog in the world!!!! Its in Kansas on I-70 you'll see signs for 100's of miles along the highway for it...HEHEHE

Oh yah since your going to MI bring me back some Faygo! I love that stuff!
you cant get faygo? where are you. i drink mad faygo redpop here in FL.
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Dude go see the largest prairie dog in the world!!!! Its in Kansas on I-70 you'll see signs for 100's of miles along the highway for it...HEHEHE

Oh yah since your going to MI bring me back some Faygo! I love that stuff!
See now that is what I like to here. Worlds LArgest pararie dog. ANd I plan to go see the worlds largest ball of twine.

As for the Faygo. Screw you. I'm bringing it back for me. A whole pallet of Rock and Rye. (I'm joking but serious about the idea)
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I just tried some blue rasberry Faygo a couple weeks ago...It was good! I need a palet of red pop and blue rasberry..
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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faygo

I'd ask you to bring some faygo to the july 3rd meet in Little America, WY but it sounds like you're not going to make it.

I made a similar tour across the country to Dover, DE in 2004 and wanted to see the Coor's brewing plant but I got there at about 2am on my way back to Salt Lake from Atlanta, GA and Cleveland, TN. Defenitely recommend that while you're in denver (j/k). I defenitely remember the praire dog. Oh, be careful in Kansas. They have a law that goes a little somthing like this: 9 you're fine, 10 you're mine. Meaning it is okay to go 9 over the posted speed limit, but as soon as you're 10 over you get a ticket. No joke, it's on the books. That's how the small towns make their money. I got screwed with this even though I was going the flow of traffic 130 east of the colorado boarder on I-70. also, on the kansas turnpike there is a gas station on the middle of the highway, left exit. just though i'd let you know before you ran out of gas.

Careful in Chicago, the highways are shit. They ate my land cruisers alternator just before going thru the toll booth to go into indiana. also, iowa has a few good restaraunts east of des moines. mom and pop restaruants. other than that it is a depressing drive until you get close to the mississippi river. the arch in st. louisa is on i-70, but be careful, the highways are shit there too. notre dame is in north bend indiana which is on i-80. indiana's pretty cool.

OH, OH!!! The Omish are in Michigan. CHECK THEM OUT! Jsut don't run over their horses and carriages. They'll kill you, not a good thing considering they are pretty peaceful people. And they make good stuff without modern machinery.

Best of all you won't be too far from Lordstown, OH where they make the Cobalt. A must see if you ask me.

Also, if you take I-75 south to I-71 you will end up in Louisville, KY...home o fthe Louisville slugger. You take a tour of the plant. Then take I-64 to St. Louis, Mo and catch I-70 home. It's worth the drive and missing Indianapolis. All the have is the Dodge Durango plant on I-70. Either way you take go the speed limit in Dayton, OH until you get to Indiana or Kentucky. Cops are the worst I have ever seen. Probably becasue of the local rich guy who is always getting busted for speed in his highend exotics (ferrari's and lambo's, etc.).

That's all I can think of for now. Have a great trip.
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Cabela's In Sydney Nebraska is AWSOME!
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You could go there or go to the one here in Salt Lake.
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Or I could go to the one in Michigan. I think I'll do that.

Well thanks for all the suggestions. I will try and bring back some Faygo for you guys to either try or enjoy again. I was planning on doing that anyway. I am leaveing in about 1 hour. I will update this thread when I get to my hotel to night.
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Old 07-01-2006, 10:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
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Just an update. I made it to Iowa City Iowa safe and oud. Got into town here around midnight Denver time. Now the finnal 500 to Detroit thru Chicago.

Nothing exciting. Unless you like corn. Awesome praire sunset though. I'll post pics when I can.

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