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I suggest the Gurnee Mills Mall... It's next to Six Flags: Great America (my 1st job :)). It's 15 minutes from the WI border, we can meet up there and us up in northern IL (me hopefully) can meet up with the Chicago and other smart drivers.

P.S. Just a warning, Gurnee's roads are an obstacle course...
THat is a Huge understatement.

Make you plans a bit further north for the northern Chicago up through Milwaukee. Even when 94 isn't under construction that area around Gurnee mills Mall is a nightmair and you would never keep a group together.

Try Location (26) for a grouping on I94

And those on 39/90 can regroup at (22)

SOURCE Rest areas in Wisconsin
 

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You are right, people should be driving toward their destination and meet up somewhere. Then they can leave as a group at sometime to get to their hotel.
 

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Just out of curiosity, how many of you Chicagoan's would like to meet up in Rochelle, IL. at Hwy. 39 and 88 on the 12th, say 1:00? How bout you RB, would you like to meet up here in Iowa city or in Rochelle?
 

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Being that I live in one of those 'you can't get there from here' towns, I'll stick to my original route of US 61/218 to Iowa City and muddle on from there.
 

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Hey RB, I fully understand. I use to run a sunglass route through Quincy and the surrounding area when I lived in St.Louis and there is no easy way to get anywhere from Quincy. Well, just let us know a couple of days before and we'll plan on a meeting and take off from here in IC.
 

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I talked to the brand specialist at Smart Center lake bluff and they are very excited for the rally. People from this area should meet up there and then hit the road.
 

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Always wanted to try that thing, I figured I could get some sleep during the crossing. I haven't been over to visit my lil sister or the neices for a while....
 

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I'll be coming from St. Louis... going up I-55 to I-39 in IL. Looks like about 425 miles. With the kick-ass Area 451 Cruise Control it'll be "just a cruise".
 

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The Lake Express is a novel idea, however the cost is pretty steep. $81 per person - Classic Cabin plus $90 for your car. Total=$252 (assuming just two of you are traveling) [$97.50 per person Premium] for a 2 1/2 hour trip at 40mph.
 

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Roadside Oddites

For all of those comming up to the Dells on 39/90/94 at exit 126

http://s643.photobucket.com/albums/uu152/ForestAcademy/Rally%20Drive%20Preview/?albumview=grid&fullsize=DSCF0217.jpgNorth of Madison their is a photo op for you. Actualy two, The Elephant is on the West side of the Highway and the Cow is at the Cheese shop on the East side.



Suzy, to bad your comming from the north, No pink Elephant and Pink Smart


Keep it safe out there

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oh, man Forest - nice going! I'm getting so excited. ~ ~ ~!


Is anybody else coming from points west or am I on my own (the first ~1700 miles :eek:) from Oregon till I meet Jeff and the minnesamrtas at Bloomington? I'm going to stay a few days in Boise with my sis, then off to see the sights of the American west, including (but not limited to) Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore and all those crazy roadside attractions in South Dakota. On the way back, I'll visit relatives in northern WI, then get some bbq in Kansas City, visit the city I was born in - Denver, see the great Salt Lake and stay with my mom in CA for a few days of decompression before getting back home.

That should to it - looks like roughly 5600 miles, 19-22 days. :D
 

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Well I found out that Smart Center Milwaukee is going to have a group heading over to the dells on Friday. So if you live near them or are passing them on your route you may want to join in. I do not know the details yet for this, but if your interested contact them for more info.
 

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I talked to the brand specialist at Smart Center lake bluff and they are very excited for the rally. People from this area should meet up there and then hit the road.
Does the name Alan Janka ring a bell?

For all of those comming up to the Dells on 39/90/94 at exit 126

North of Madison their is a photo op for you. Actualy two, The Elephant is on the West side of the Highway and the Cow is at the Cheese shop on the East side.



Suzy, to bad your comming from the north, No pink Elephant and Pink Smart


Keep it safe out there

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You know what I find ironic? I was born in Madison. Dane county in Wisconsin!

Hold on a second... *kills giant Illinois spider*

Anyone thinking of putting a megaphone on their car so they can play C.W.'s "Convoy"?

Here's a great timelapse of the Lake Express High Speed Ferry

 

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Well I found out that Smart Center Milwaukee is going to have a group heading over to the dells on Friday. So if you live near them or are passing them on your route you may want to join in. I do not know the details yet for this, but if your interested contact them for more info.
And my dealer in Chicago,Loeber's, can't be bothered:mad:.Just getting a 1 year anni. celebration was hard enough!
 

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I am leaving around 10:00 am,picking up my friend around 10:30 in Northbrook and heading up to Milwaukee on 41 from there.
 
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