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Old 03-19-2011, 06:48 AM   #1

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C5Fest Here I Come..........the Odyssey

C5Fest...........The 7500 Mile Odyssey
Hopefully the link to the map at the bottom of the post works. At least three weeks, 18 (I think) states, Mexico, +/- 7448 miles or a little over 12k kms, (not counting 1/4 mile at a time in Chandler ), $1400-$1500 in fuel, multiple hangovers, every song on my ipod several times, hopefully no speeding tickets, a set of tires, an oil change before I leave and when I get home, and enough memories to last a lifetime.

Highlites so far

Pittsburgh...........sorry got nothin', unless Crosby and the Pens are playing

Indianapolis...........Speedway and Museum tour

Nashville...............Meet up with I40 convoy and tour Nashville, Bro's Cajun BBQ courtesy of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Dallas-Fort Worth...gotta check out the new Cowboys stadium!

Between Dallas-Fort worth and Las Cruces NM.........Carlsbad Caverns and pre C5Fest dinner at the hotel in Las Cruces

Between Las Cruces and Phoenix.................who can drive by Tombstone AZ and not stop?

Chandler...............rumor has it there will be one or two other Camaros in town this weekend

San Diego.............round of golf at Torrey Pines and walk across the bridge into Tijuana just to say I did..........unless I hear gunfire

San Diego to Huntington Beach CA via Highway 1...........took a shot at Leno tickets but I think we came up empty

Huntington Beach to Pebble Beach CA via Highway 1...........are you kidding come this far and not play a round of golf at Pebble Beach! $500 green fee makes me a complete idiot but it will be crossed off the bucket list

Pebble Beach to San Francisco again by Highway 1............another item off my bucket list. I have always wanted to drive Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway (#1 on America's most scenic drives) and now I will be, from San Diego to San Francisco and all points in between. Alcatraz (going to see what a real jail was like) and the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco to Las Vegas.............Cruise the strip in Vegas and win enough at blackjack to cover the trip . Probably a couple of rounds of golf in Vegas as well.

Las Vegas to Salt Lake City via Highway 12 thru' Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.............#3 on America's most scenic drives

Salt Lake City to Keystone SD and Crook County WY...........Mount Rushmore and Devils Tower. I am still not convinced on this part of the journey. Included in the total mileage but it adds about 350+ miles. I am thinking by this point I might be starting to fade a little. Always wanted to see Mount Rushmore and I guy I work with says I shouldn't miss Devil's Tower. And what is another 350+ miles when I've gone that far?

Mount Rushmore to Chicago

Chicago to home............last two legs will be 13hr legs at least.

Thanks to hiney1, mrbran5, ripcard and a reported "mystery Camaro"who are also coming from this part of Canada and will be travelling companions more or less to the Huntington Beach part of the journey. Then they are smart enough to head, not so much. I am flying solo after that (although still hopeful my trusty co-pilot will make the journey). Hopefully catch an NHL playoff game somewhere along the route (Phoenix, Dallas Chicago, San Jose, LA, Anaheim?, Nashville?) and maybe a ball game. Still have to fit the Grand Canyon in there somehow as well. Already been there but it is too nice to miss when I am that close...........maybe do the helicopter from Vegas? Better win the friggin' lottery in the next three weeks or so to pay for this trek
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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Well Dave looks like your Summer is booked up....That's a hell of a trip...I'm sure you will enjoy it...take lots of pics. At least the first few legs you'll have company.....Have Fun.
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Holy crap... I'm tired from just reading your itinerary Much Dave
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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holy sh!t

have fun man

Had to trade in the Camaro for a truck :(, but hopefully I can join the Camaro family again one day
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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Now that's what I call a Trip !! Good Luck, Be Safe and See ya at Las Cruces and the FEST !!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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It is worth every mile. Konrad and i were tired when we got home last year but would do it again in a heartbeat.We did 8900 miles on ours last year and yes it gets tiring.Char and i will see you in Phoenix.Have fun play safe.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:53 AM   #8

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Just updated the GPS which hopefully will keep from making a wrong turn into the Pacific Ocean.
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