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Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby markmitch [OP] » May 31st 2015, 4:18pm

I will be leaving on a road trip in our tiny chevy aveo wednesday the 3rd to drive to Maine, my Dad is 79 years old and is not doing well. After looking at flights and circumstances we decided it would be best to drive. My wife will fly to Boston in a week or two and join me . (the circumstances ) Stepson is still in school, rental car prices, flight prices etc. So if anyone lives close to I 80 wave as I drive by lol. I made this drive coming out here from NH a few years ago only I was in a big penske truck towing a trailer with my Astro on it. Boy I wish the Astro was road ready right now -oh well. When I moved here in 2013 the truck and trailer made it harder due to the size of the vehicle and trailer basically I had to go to truck stops for fuel and snacks bathroom breaks etc. This time I can stop anytime or anywhere and hopefully save a few bucks that way, that also goes for hotels/motels since I am driving a tiny car I can find the cheaper places. I will post each night as to where I stopped if anyone is interested. Papa Mark
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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby Lumpy » May 31st 2015, 4:20pm

Cali :whack:
Cali :whack:
Cali :whack:


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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby markmitch [OP] » May 31st 2015, 4:45pm

Lump they have hats/t-shirts/hoodys, bumper stickers etc all over this state for sale with Cali and Norcal on them. Sorry if that bothers you I normally do not use that term either but I am super busy getting ready for the trip.
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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby kahos » May 31st 2015, 5:04pm

Exit 13 in Ohio.
There's great little place to eat called Four Seasons. Its on the west side of the road St Rt 15 when you get off.

There's also 3 Motels - Ramada, just remodeled - Holiday Inn Express, 2-3 years old, Rainbow Motel, old local owned and cheap.
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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby Lumpy » May 31st 2015, 5:40pm

markmitch wrote:Lump they have hats/t-shirts/hoodys, bumper stickers etc all over this state for sale with Cali and Norcal on them...



Well they can kiss my mother **** ***.


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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby Zebediah III » May 31st 2015, 7:39pm

I did that drive sometime ago.
Went from NAS Alameda to Portsmouth NH.
I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I was towing a car and
had tons of belongings, the weather was crappy most of the way,
and I had heard horrible (and true) things about my new boss.
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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby AstroWill » May 31st 2015, 9:44pm

Maine is the place I want to go to the least! But hope your dad gets better, have a safe trip and flip off that bridge on the way out for me.

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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby WoodButcher » May 31st 2015, 10:30pm

Safe trip!
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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby markmitch [OP] » June 1st 2015, 9:59pm

OK change of plans- still going but I have to leave sooner so I am flying.
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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby scoundrel2u » June 1st 2015, 10:32pm

too bad back in black isn't road ready... any trip longer than an hour in a chevy aveo is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Dig the change in plans. Sounds like fun... Have a safe trip.
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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby sixsix » June 1st 2015, 11:17pm

Ummm, having to "Leave earlier..." does not sound good.

Safe Trip, too, Good Luck & hope things work out OK



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Re: Traveling I 80 from Cali to Maine

Postby Sailing_Faith » June 2nd 2015, 6:15am

Cali is not a term I acknowledge...

However my best wishes for your trip. I am sorry for the circumstances, I hope the miles pass quickly for you.

I will be leaving in my safari for a CA - FL - MA - CA trip, so I will be looking for a Aveo on the side of the road, and hope not to see one,,, if so, I will put it on my roof rack and drive on. :)
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