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post Jul 4 2018, 07:52 AM
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Ok, Clay might be a 'Road Warrior', but I belong to the 'Why Make It Tougher Than It Needs To Be Club'. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) I like to stop every couple of hours - plus we plan on having enough radios with us so every car gets one and we can all communicate on the road.

I've always made the joke that 914 people are like the Marines in that, 'we don't leave anybody behind'. I hate the thought of anybody driving alone anywhere along the route, so, how about this instead:

1) We've always made better time on road trips than Google Maps says we will - and we do NOT drive like maniacs on the highway!

2) From Bill and our neck of the woods (Bedford / Hurst TX) to Livingston AL is 560 miles (8 hours 17 minutes of driving), so a little over 9 hours of total time on the road including stops.

3) If we can get on the road by 8:00 a.m. in Livingston AL, then it's just under 2 hours to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum which puts us there before 10:00 a.m. when they open.

4) If we leave the museum around 1:00 p.m.-ish, that puts us at the hotel in Helen GA around 6:00 p.m. local time (we change time zones at the GA border - ask Kelvin and Donna how we know that - we are still sorry about making you guys wait last year!) and registration closes at 7:00 p.m.

If the above sounds good, there are only two hotels in/around Livingston AL so perhaps check availability soonish?
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post Jul 4 2018, 08:17 AM
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Betty just checked... there are only 5 rooms left in the Comfort Inn.

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post Jul 4 2018, 08:35 AM
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QUOTE(914four @ Jul 4 2018, 07:02 AM) *

Donna and I will plan on meeting you guys at Barber at 10 a.m.

The Museum is well worth the visit.

Kelvin

Sounds like we've got us a party already started with teeners gathering at the museum! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) Can't wait to see you guys!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grouphug.gif)
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post Jul 4 2018, 09:15 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) Made reservations for Tues night at the Motel6 in Euless, TX and Wed night at the Choice Hotel in Livingston, AL. Now I'm going to go install my new Odyssey Battery and PMS mount bracket and cover her up until September.
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post Jul 4 2018, 10:07 PM
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Just made reservations at the Comfort inn in Livingston.

Address is 141 Trucker Blvd. Livingston, Alabama. 35470

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post Jul 5 2018, 11:27 AM
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livingston booked
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post Jul 5 2018, 04:58 PM
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Where do you want to meet up? I suggest either the Motel6 parking lot (hard to get back to 360 from there) or FAA road just south of 183 on 360.

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post Jul 5 2018, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 5 2018, 03:58 PM) *

Where do you want to meet up? I suggest either the Motel6 parking lot (hard to get back to 360 from there) or FAA road just south of 183 on 360.

Clay

Obviously the Motel 6 would be easier for me but I’m not familiar with the area so you name the place and as long as Google Maps can find it I’ll be there
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post Jul 6 2018, 04:56 AM
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QUOTE(michael7810 @ Jul 5 2018, 06:36 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 5 2018, 03:58 PM) *

Where do you want to meet up? I suggest either the Motel6 parking lot (hard to get back to 360 from there) or FAA road just south of 183 on 360.

Clay

Obviously the Motel 6 would be easier for me but I’m not familiar with the area so you name the place and as long as Google Maps can find it I’ll be there


We can meet at Motel 6.
We will decide the time later.

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post Jul 6 2018, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE(Betty @ Jul 4 2018, 08:52 AM) *

Ok, Clay might be a 'Road Warrior', but I belong to the 'Why Make It Tougher Than It Needs To Be Club'.

3) If we can get on the road by 8:00 a.m. in Livingston AL, then it's just under 2 hours to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum which puts us there before 10:00 a.m. when they open.


We have something special set up for Barbers.

Darcy Schofill, the Alabama Region PCA president has helped to arranged a special tour of Barber Mortorsports Museum at 10 a.m. September 13th. This is something Barbers has done for the Alabama Region in the past and is a really special tour.

Kelvin

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We have something special set up for Barbers.

Darcy Schofill, the Alabama Region PCA president has helped to arranged a special tour of Barber Mortorsports Museum at 10 a.m. September 13th. This is something Barbers has done for the Alabama Region in the past and is a really special tour.

Kelvin
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Holy cow Kelvin! We have got the hook-up from the man with the connections! This is going to be SO much fun! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
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post Jul 6 2018, 09:14 PM
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Betty and I have been looking for a unique way to celebrate 400,000 miles on her 914.

We found this and wanted to bring it to Okteenerfest.

(IMG:http://stilltheonedistillery.com/wp-content/themes/combVodka/images/bottle-914-bourbon.png)


Unfortunately, it is bottled in Westchester, NY, and it is not available in Texas.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/screwy.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

Still The One Distillery

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif) If someone going to Okteenerfest from that area can pick up a bottle of it, we would be eternally grateful.

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You guys do know about the speed trap parish of Monroe, LA - right? I suggest sticking to posted speeds thru there. Ask me how I know.
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QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 6 2018, 10:14 PM) *

Betty and I have been looking for a unique way to celebrate 400,000 miles on her 914.

We found this and wanted to bring it to Okteenerfest.

(IMG:http://stilltheonedistillery.com/wp-content/themes/combVodka/images/bottle-914-bourbon.png)


Unfortunately, it is bottled in Westchester, NY, and it is not available in Texas.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/screwy.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

Still The One Distillery

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif) If someone going to Okteenerfest from that area can pick up a bottle of it, we would be eternally grateful.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)



I am serious about this. Betty's car is about to turn over 399,000 miles. We are estimating it will clear 400,000 on the way to Helen, GA. If someone will get a bottle of this, I will happily pay them for it!!

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post Jul 11 2018, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 11 2018, 07:49 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 6 2018, 10:14 PM) *

Betty and I have been looking for a unique way to celebrate 400,000 miles on her 914.

We found this and wanted to bring it to Okteenerfest.

(IMG:http://stilltheonedistillery.com/wp-content/themes/combVodka/images/bottle-914-bourbon.png)


Unfortunately, it is bottled in Westchester, NY, and it is not available in Texas.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/screwy.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

Still The One Distillery

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif) If someone going to Okteenerfest from that area can pick up a bottle of it, we would be eternally grateful.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)



I am serious about this. Betty's car is about to turn over 399,000 miles. We are estimating it will clear 400,000 on the way to Helen, GA. If someone will get a bottle of this, I will happily pay them for it!!


Hmmm. They won't ship to AZ either. I'll see if a local liquor store can order it and let you know.
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post Jul 12 2018, 04:58 PM
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QUOTE(michael7810 @ Jul 11 2018, 10:10 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 11 2018, 07:49 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 6 2018, 10:14 PM) *

Betty and I have been looking for a unique way to celebrate 400,000 miles on her 914.

We found this and wanted to bring it to Okteenerfest.

(IMG:http://stilltheonedistillery.com/wp-content/themes/combVodka/images/bottle-914-bourbon.png)


Unfortunately, it is bottled in Westchester, NY, and it is not available in Texas.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/screwy.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

Still The One Distillery

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif) If someone going to Okteenerfest from that area can pick up a bottle of it, we would be eternally grateful.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)



I am serious about this. Betty's car is about to turn over 399,000 miles. We are estimating it will clear 400,000 on the way to Helen, GA. If someone will get a bottle of this, I will happily pay them for it!!


Hmmm. They won't ship to AZ either. I'll see if a local liquor store can order it and let you know.



Sorry.. I meant to post this in the Okteenerfest thread. I wasn't expecting you to be able to get it. It is made in New York.

Thanks for trying though!

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For the trip home, anyone have a preference on where to stop?

1. Long first day, short second day?
2. Split it equally.
3. Short first day, long second day?

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QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 20 2018, 07:49 PM) *

For the trip home, anyone have a preference on where to stop?

1. Long first day, short second day?
2. Split it equally.
3. Short first day, long second day?


I'm following you so no real preference as to where we stop...since I'll have another 1K miles to drive after DFW I think either split or long first day would work better for me.
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Bumping this...

Bill.. do you have a preference on where to stop?
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I'm heading to Savannah so won't enjoy the company coming home. College senior drop in visit. If I can make it to Helen it'll be a snap getting home.
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