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Title: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on February 28, 2011, 06:21:27 pm
If anyone would like to caravan to Dearborn from Texas, please respond to this post.   I would like to see if we can get a group together like we did for the 2005 Reunion in Carlisle.

asedan, elvis... you guys in this time?

Tim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on March 06, 2011, 09:48:04 am
Tim, I'm in.   A short 1,250 miles from my house. Less than Carlisle though!  Hope diesel behaves in price---may be sleeping in my trailer! I sent you PM.  Later.
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on July 12, 2011, 08:15:17 pm
OK Tim I figured we have waited each other out long enough.  Procrastination at its finest.  ..me and you and a dog named Boo..... ...and Mr Quate? Can we get there in 2days?  About 1250 miles from Dallas to Detroit according to my atlas...another 200+ to Dallas from here for me.  I was thinking Dallas to St. Louis or KC the first day...
Makes me tired talking about it. Called you left message with your wife, hope I didn't freak her out.
Later.
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 12, 2011, 09:03:19 pm
OK Tim I figured we have waited each other out long enough.  Procrastination at its finest.  ..me and you and a dog named Boo..... ...and Mr Quate? Can we get there in 2days?  About 1250 miles from Dallas to Detroit according to my atlas...another 200+ to Dallas from here for me.  I was thinking Dallas to St. Louis or KC the first day...
Makes me tired talking about it. Called you left message with your wife, hope I didn't freak her out.
Later.

Sorry I missed your call.  I had actually pulled your phone number out of email earlier today intending to call you.  I will give you a call tomorrow evening.

I'm up for doing it in two days.  I've looked at the map a few times.  We could go up through KC / St Louis or a little more eastern route up through Nashville.  I'm flexible either way.

Tim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: CrazyHorse1847 on July 13, 2011, 12:32:31 am
Depending  on what day you guys are heading out and what route you take I might tag along.  I'll be leaving from Tulsa, OK and was planning on making it a two day drive also.

Brad
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 15, 2011, 07:41:06 am
Elvis and I spoke last night.  We agreed that we didnt want to do any bonzai days driving up to Dearborn.  So last night I spent a bit of time with Google Maps and came up with a couple options for the group to kick around.


Option A:  3 evenly spaced days of driving

     Day 1 (Tues) : Austin TX to Tulsa OK: ~491 miles and 7:53 hrs of drive time

          Since I am starting in Dallas, I would meet up with Elvis somewhere near Fort Worth along I-35

          CrazyHorse, we could meet up with you Wed morning as we depart Tulsa.


     Day 2 (Wed):  Tulsa OK to Springfield IL:  ~494 miles and 7:52 hrs of drive time


     Day 3 (Thurs):  Springfield IL to Dearborn MI:  454 miles and 7:30 hrs of drive time


Option B:  This is a 2.5 day option.  This would provide some extra time on Thursday to visit the Ford Museum or do other things in and around the area.

     Day 1 (Tues) : Austin TX to Tulsa OK: ~491 miles and 7:53 hrs of drive time

     Day 2 (Wed):  Tulsa OK to Joliet IL:  ~657 miles and 10:25 hrs drive time

     Day 3 (Thurs):  Joliet, IL: to Dearborn MI:  ~247 miles and 4:08 hrs drive time  (allowing us to arrive around noon)



Thought, suggestions, comments?
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: ex2409pilot on July 15, 2011, 08:49:53 am
None of my business, but if it was me coming from Texas, I would work my way over to Little Rock, Ar or Memphis, Tenn ultimately coming up I-55 and hitting I-57 at Sikeston, Mo. Take I-57 up through south central Illinois hitting I-70 east at Effingham, Illinois going through Indianapolis and then north on I-69? I think,  towards Fort Wayne, Indiana. North of Fort Wayne you can pick I-80 or I-94 east, can't remember which, taking you to Detroit.

Take it from an Illinoisan, who has to go to St. Louis frequently and only to Chicago if someone has a gun to my head. Whatever you do stay as far away from Joliet which is just a suburb of Chicago as you can. I-80 is a mess no matter what time of day I have found and St. Louis has so much construction going on it's almost as bad. Good luck.
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: Skreamr on July 15, 2011, 10:24:38 am
...Pilot is correct, getting around the bottom of Lake Michigan (Chicago) can really stink. If you do decide to come this way.... make it very early in the AM. We'll be heading to Dearborn early Thursday morning from the Chicago area. How many are driving their Boss's ?   
 -Jim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 15, 2011, 01:32:27 pm
Greatly appreciate the feedback guys.  I was thinking about trying to solicit some feedback from folks who live and travel that corridor and you beat me to it.  Thank you.

We'll adjust our plans!

Tim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on July 15, 2011, 05:13:45 pm
Tryng to avoid mountains, big long hills and the roller coaster up and down effect.  Last trip to Carlisle we had that for a loong wayyy.  Isn't too fun hauling enclosed brick trailers with cars.  Just want a semi direct route with even terrain as possible.  Don't know what Missouri or anything NE of there is like.  We went through Tenn., Ark., Kentucky, etc last time it made it a long drive with the hills, mountains etc. None of us are driving our cars up there......... It would be about 10 hours from where i am before you got out of our 32 days straight of 100+ degree temps, bit toasty with 3.91 gears.
From Ok I was looking at Joplin MO to St. Louis(I70)--to Richmond Ind.-To Cincinnati to Toledo(I75) to Dearborn or in Indianapolis get on I69 North to MI.
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: ex2409pilot on July 16, 2011, 08:09:17 am
I-44 across Southern Missouri from Joplin to St.Louis is like a roller coaster. Not mountains but big hills, up one side down the other. That stretch of road wears me out NOT pulling a trailer as cruise control is pretty much useless.

I-64 across Southern Indiana, if you plan on going through Cinncinnatti and north, is much the same type terrain all the way to Cincy. If you go that way may make sure you hit Louisville, KY any time other than rush hour as traffic there has gotten terrible. Typical river town, just not enough roads and bridges to service the traffic these days. Cincy no picnic either but I always take the beltline there too. Then going that way you also have Columbus....

I-55 from Memphis all the way to I-57 in Southeast Mo flat as a pool table. I-57 up through central Illinois is pretty flat from Marion, Illinois north all the way to Indianapolis on I-70. Again, depending on the time of day Indy can get pretty jammed up. I always take the beltline around Indy.

Again none of my business, just trying to alert you to the pitfalls. If you go up through central Illinois to Indy all you have is one city to get through, Indy. The other ways you have St. Louis, Louisville, Ciny, Columbus. Just stay away from Chicago!!!! Good luck wish I was following along too.
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 17, 2011, 12:07:56 pm
Tryng to avoid mountains, big long hills and the roller coaster up and down effect.  Last trip to Carlisle we had that for a loong wayyy.  Isn't too fun hauling enclosed brick trailers with cars.  Just want a semi direct route with even terrain as possible.  Don't know what Missouri or anything NE of there is like.  We went through Tenn., Ark., Kentucky, etc last time it made it a long drive with the hills, mountains etc. None of us are driving our cars up there......... It would be about 10 hours from where i am before you got out of our 32 days straight of 100+ degree temps, bit toasty with 3.91 gears.
From Ok I was looking at Joplin MO to St. Louis(I70)--to Richmond Ind.-To Cincinnati to Toledo(I75) to Dearborn or in Indianapolis get on I69 North to MI.

I'm flexible.  If you have mapped out a route you want to try, let's go for it.  Let me know where you would like to stop each day so we can map out the hotel options.

Tim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: CrazyHorse1847 on July 22, 2011, 12:15:35 am
Tryng to avoid mountains, big long hills and the roller coaster up and down effect.  Last trip to Carlisle we had that for a loong wayyy.  Isn't too fun hauling enclosed brick trailers with cars.  Just want a semi direct route with even terrain as possible.  Don't know what Missouri or anything NE of there is like.  We went through Tenn., Ark., Kentucky, etc last time it made it a long drive with the hills, mountains etc. None of us are driving our cars up there......... It would be about 10 hours from where i am before you got out of our 32 days straight of 100+ degree temps, bit toasty with 3.91 gears.
From Ok I was looking at Joplin MO to St. Louis(I70)--to Richmond Ind.-To Cincinnati to Toledo(I75) to Dearborn or in Indianapolis get on I69 North to MI.

This or something very similar was the route I was looking at taking.  Where were you thinking about staying inbetween Tulsa and Dearborn?  I have relatives in Belleville (near St. Louis) and Indy.  I'll check with them about construction or other concerns. 

Brad
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: FIJI_99 on July 22, 2011, 06:23:26 am
If you all come through Indianapolis and need anything, give me a shout 317-696-5156.  My wife and I aren't heading up until Friday.  There's some construction on I-465 in Indy but nothing to serious as far as slowing you down too much.  Traffic can get heavy from 7:15-8:30 am and from 5:00-6:00 pm (especially on I-69 North, you don't want any of that when work lets out), other than that it should be smooth sailing through Indianapolis.  I too would avoid Chicago at all costs, even when it should be light traffic there it can be aweful.  Again, let me know if you guys need anything.
Jeremy
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 24, 2011, 06:49:29 pm
Ok, here's what I've got based on the discussion:

This is a 2.5 day plan.  We could break it into three 8 hr days, if desired.

Day 1:  Austin to Tulsa  492 miles, 8:10 hrs driving time

Day 2:  Tulsa to Indy (through Joplin and St Louis) 644 miles 10:52 hrs driving time

Day 3:  Indy to Dearborn (up I-69 and across I-94) 314 miles 5:02 hrs driving time

As before, I thought we could do 1 long day, on day 2, so that we could get into Dearborn mid day on Thursday.  We could head out of Indy before rush hour traffic heats up.

Elvis, what do you think?

Tim

Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on July 24, 2011, 07:52:40 pm
Sounds good to me.  I still get tired just reading it..............
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 69BossElim on July 25, 2011, 05:54:14 am
I'm only a couple of miles from the I-69, I-94 interchange by marshall MI. I won't be leaving until Friday morning and I have the week off on vacation. if you need anything give me a call 269-986-3047. About a three hour drive from Indy to I-94 and another 2 hours to Dearborn.

Brian Carpenter

(http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv165/letsridebc/Boss%20302%20Mustang/2009_0822Mustang0049-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on July 25, 2011, 06:58:01 pm
Thanks for the offer, we appreciate it.  Nice cars, hope to meet you while there.  All should go well and you won't hear from us.........  but I did write down your info,  ya never know.! ;D
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 26, 2011, 06:55:50 pm
I did a little hotel research.  Here's a suggestion.

Tulsa:

Holiday Inn Express
18725 East Admiral Place
Tulsa, OK 74015
(918) 266-4100

Indianapolis:

Holiday Inn Express
9790 North by Northeast Boulevard
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 578-2000


Both are located NE of the city so we wont have to deal with morning rush hour traffic when we depart.  I have spoken to both properties and they both say they have parking for trucks with trailers.  Rates are in the $80 to $100 range prior to any frequent traveler or other discounts.

Thoughts?

Tim



Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 26, 2011, 07:39:43 pm
Elvis, I think you told me you would be coming up I35 West from Austin.  If that's still the plan, I'm thinking that the best place for me to meet you is just north of where I35 East and I35 West join up. 

There is a Love's truck stop just a few miles north of that.  Its Exit 473 in Denton Tx. 

CrazyHorse,  I guess we could meet up with you Wed morning at the Holiday Inn Express that I referenced above.  Sound OK?

Tim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: CrazyHorse1847 on July 27, 2011, 01:25:39 am
Elvis, I think you told me you would be coming up I35 West from Austin.  If that's still the plan, I'm thinking that the best place for me to meet you is just north of where I35 East and I35 West join up. 

There is a Love's truck stop just a few miles north of that.  Its Exit 473 in Denton Tx. 

CrazyHorse,  I guess we could meet up with you Wed morning at the Holiday Inn Express that I referenced above.  Sound OK?

Tim

Sounds good Tim.   I'm just a few minutes west of town, how early do you want to try to head out on Wed?  I'll send you a pm with my phone number.

Brad
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 27, 2011, 07:24:51 pm
I assume we would want to head out no later than 7am, so perhaps you could meet us between 6:30 and 6:45?

I am a morning guy and could head out earlier if everyone is up for it.  We just need to head out early enough to avoid getting into Indy too late.

What do ya'll think?

Tim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on July 27, 2011, 08:26:51 pm
Well if your numbers are right 11 hrs of driving...probably should leave @6, so we would get on the road about 6:15.  Guess we we ought to introduce ourselves to CrazyHorse for a couple of minutes. 
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: CrazyHorse1847 on July 28, 2011, 02:09:15 am
6:00  I'll try to be there that early.  I normally don't get off work till 2:00am and I'm usually up till 4:00am.  I'm taking off a couple days early so I'll try to adjust my schedule quick. 

The Holiday Inn Express in Tulsa is just a few blocks from the Cherokee Casino.   

Do you guys have CB's or hand held radios?

Brad
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 28, 2011, 06:42:38 am
6 am it is.  I have access to a CB.  I'll plan to bring it.
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on July 28, 2011, 05:01:09 pm
"breaker, breaker there Rubber Duck them hogs is gettin intense..."  Make sure you have a big whip antennae, I guess they'll know your from Texas Tim...hey I got you a new handle!  Mine in the day was knight in white satin, had White, white and white interior cutlass.  Anyway, Brad I have 2 Cobra handhelds and with Texas Tim on the CB we should make time....or at least know where we are stopping for bathroom break or diesel or to rob a bank to buy more diesel. :'( 
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: CrazyHorse1847 on July 28, 2011, 06:00:27 pm
Elvis,  I have a couple of hand helds also.  Not Cobra's but they worked with a buddies Cobra a few weeks ago.  I'll bring them and we can try them. 

Brad
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 28, 2011, 06:36:31 pm
Guys, are the handhelds CB, or are they gmrs/frs two way radios?
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: CrazyHorse1847 on July 28, 2011, 06:58:08 pm
Mine are two way radios.  I have two so if they are compatible with the ones Elvis has we will be set. 
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 28, 2011, 07:04:33 pm
Great.  I don't own the CB, so I wont need to ask to borrow it.

Tim
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 0F02G117160 on July 31, 2011, 09:24:45 am
Elvis, if you want to come up through Dallas on a more eastern route, here's what I would suggest.  In general, I would avoid I635 which has substantial construction (on the north side) and is the primary east/west traffic route.  I would also avoid Stemmons Freeway which cuts through downtown due to heavy construction underway there as well.

I-35N to I-35E (just north of Hillsboro)

I-35E to I-20 East (this is the south side of the loop around Dallas)

I-20 to I-45 North

I-45 North to US 75 North  (I-45 turns into US 75)

If this is the route you will take, I can meet you at Exit 7 (Royal Lane and I-75).  There is McDonalds and large movie theatre parking lot just past the intersection of Royal and I-75 on the north east corner.

I'll call you later today to talk more.

Tim

Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: elvis on August 08, 2011, 08:15:37 pm
As of now 8/8 , 9 pm Crazy Horse made it home to Tulsa, left Sunday after his award and stayed in Indy that night.  Tim and I are in the middle of Missouri -660 miles today, almost halfway home.  Left Detroit this morning @ 6. Tim also got an award, One more day of this and we will hopefully be at our homes.  Good luck on the drive so far..knock on plastic. 
That was worth the trip ...all events were on my bucket list, tour at the plant was amazing to me.  Mustangs and Mazda 6 cars on the same assembly line same workers building both as they come.  The track banks were amazing...we just needed to go faster...sigh.  Roush had so much history hiding in there, the car show was huge, no rain at the show.  Met great people and saw a part of the country I had never seen.  Our Ford diesel trucks are troopers- hauling our cars and us with no problems so far.  When we got Brad in Tulsa on the 2nd it was 114 and a low of 89 that night, both records for that day.  I was amazed we didn't lose any trailer tires. 
Will post some pics when we get somewhere.later........sleeeeeep......
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: David189412 on August 09, 2011, 11:37:40 am
Elvis, great to meet you at the reuion.
lug nuts and cross boss
David
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: 9F02G196848 on August 09, 2011, 02:23:12 pm
Elvis,

Thanks for the beer gift! Will check it out this weekend.

Randy
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: ASedan on August 10, 2011, 01:11:30 pm
Hey guys-
I actually just discovered this thread.  I was out this time due to a baby and too many cars "almost done."  It was good to read about your trek and I look forward to hearing more.  I'll definitely be ready to  do something for the 50th or sooner.
Get some sleep.

Dave
Title: Re: Texas caravan
Post by: CrazyHorse1847 on August 10, 2011, 03:15:04 pm
Mike and Tim, It was great to meet you guys.  Thanks for letting me tag along on the treck up to the Nats.  I'll try to get a few pics posted tomorrow.