Well, it's that time again, boy's and girl's. Back in May of 2003, I made the call, and boy did you folks deliver the fun. Peabody made that ride with me, but this is a bit different.
Here's what's up. I am flying into Chicago this thursday afternoon, and spending the evening at SFGam. I will be staying in Chitown that night (not literally, of course ;)), then leaving earlyish to go to the Dells the next day. My intention is to hit the park, and get some fun in, but without anyone to join me, I probably wouldn't stay too long. If so, I'd stick around for most of the day, then I'd start the drive home to Seattle.
(I'm flying in, buying a car, and driving it home, if you must know).
Here's the rub. I'd like someone (I know) to join me for the drive back home. I'd pay for the gas (!), and you'd get a fun ride, complete with a companion/chauffeur driving for you. I will be driving the I-90 corridor, and stopping at Mt. Rushmore, and Devil's Tower on the way for mini sightseeing. You would get the opportunity to see part of the country, get some interesting conversation, and have the chance to spend a day or two (on your own dime) in the Northwest before you found your way back to the airport and home.
It's an Audi A6 4.2 Nothing overly special, yet it's very nice. ... and before anyone gives me crap for buying an Audi, skuhroo you! ;)
Book on it here in Seattle is over 26K. I can get it in Chicago for $11900. It has a lot of miles, but fortunately all highway type. It's all good, and the pics/carfax/inspection don't lie. It's in great shape, and I can always sell it if I can't afford to keep up with any issues.
Damn! Too bad I don't live in Chicago anymore... I would have gone with you in a second, Rob! That will be the most amazing trip ever for someone who has never been to the Northwest... Just watching the geography change from Minnesota to Washington is breathtaking and will make the drive go by really fast (which is unfortunate!). You should stop off at Silverwood on the way home, now THAT would be the best trip ever for me :). Joe and I still need to get back to the Pacific Northwest one of these days...
It's too bad I can't help out on this one. With all those miles on the road, you would have had plenty of time to learn what Phish was all about. ;)
If you want to take the I-80 corridor you could crash at my place for an evening. Although I live about 1.5 hours south of I-80, so it's not really good for someone on a schedule. Just thought I'd throw that out there though.
Yeah, Jeff. There is no hope without the shizzle that you provizzle. ;)
Mike, I'd love to take you up on that, but yes... I won't be anywhere near you, I'm afraid. I'm doing the 90, all the way, with a few run offs to check out historic sites, as long as I have daylight....