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post #21 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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I have to agree with Jeff for the thursday drive, getting out of the Twin Cities in the morning can be quite difficult. Jeff: Are we meeting up somewhere locally to drive down together out of the TC? PM me and lets talk.
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For anyone leaving Thursday Morning from Minneapolis OR anyone leaving from Des Moines at 12:30pm lets use this route.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=W+82nd+St&daddr=5030+Nor theast+14th+Street,+Des+Moines,+IA+50313-2035+(Country+Kitchen)+to:40.549744,-93.953512+to:W+95th+St&geocode=FQ5wrAIdMFtw-g%3BFVOQewIdz8Rr-iEzs84lGX_W3Cltego3aJruhzHZvFldiM4NMQ%3B%3BFbFtUgI dkota-g&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=1,2&mrsp=2&sz=16&sll=40.55057 5,-93.953276&sspn=0.012505,0.033023&ie=UTF8&ll=40.543 026,-93.669434&spn=3.201518,8.453979&z=8


We can stop at any point, but I set up a trusted stop in case anyone gets lost or falls behind at the Missouri welcome center. (point C)
Also, do you have a set of walkie talkies? If not I can compile a list of phone numbers. PM me with those. In addition, does anyone have a spart tire. (Just in Case)

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Hi Jeff, I have a pair of walkie talkies,and a spare tire. Do you still have my cell # from our last PM? The Missouri welcome center is just over the border and is brand new and nice.
If you need anything just give me a call.
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Yes, I have your information Buzzz42.
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I found that after about 2 hours of driving, I need to take about a 5-10 min break to stretch my legs or they start cramping up. That darn window handle is just plain in the way no matter where I put it.
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Ummmm... it's a PURE thing!!!
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Well it looks like my plans are changing. After some juggling with Kid and Critter care we will be joining the Thursday group. looks like the time is still Noonish but not quite set in stone depending on the Minneapolis caravan schedule. If this correct?

Sorry to the one other person on Friday.



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Forest, hopefully the Minn. crew will be in Des Moines between 12:00 and 12:30, will wait for them. Do let Smartah know about the change from Friday to Thursday. Post up on the Iowa site here or a PM. He only has the computer at work. See you on the 10th.
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Forest & Buzz.. We are planning on arriving in Des Moines right at nooner, hopefully a few minutes before. Once we get out of the twin cities it's a pretty smooth drive down.
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