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On The Road Again!?

Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:00 pm

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Anyone into HO (or other) scale trains? I certainly was when I was a youngster, & still am, actually. For many years, I had this train table set up, but had to take it down a few years ago for some basement renovations. Maybe someday I will get it back up & running! Meantime, what catches your spying-eye radar?
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/12/05/monday-night-fun-84/

Which of these Hot Rods would you prefer: Chocolate Brown Goodness or Winter White Coolness!?
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When is a cop car not a cop car? When it is painted as such, like this Junkyard Jewel!
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/12/10/car-tunes-saturday-84/



Since my boss 1st agreed to revisit the possibility of me working remotely, starting January 2017, he has since said my next work computer will be a laptop & suggested ways to handle work flow with me on the road. So, I am hoping a major, working road trip actually happens in 2017. That in mind, I started a ROUGH, general overview of a potential route. Given so many variables (i.e. people to see, who I can stay with for a day or 2, needing to return to IL every so often, weather, timing, etc.), I will figure out specifics (dates, times, actual path, etc.) later. The outline below includes places I have stops for visits &/or 1-2 days to stay; some areas can be switched around, too (for instance, could stop in Cincinnati en route to FL). Let me know if you would like to meet up in 2017!


WINTER months (January-March)

NC
Charlotte

SC
Darlington
Anderson

GA
Atlanta

FL
Tampa

AL
Birmingham

LA

TX
Arlington
Dallas
Austin

NM
Albuquerque

AZ
Phoenix
Tucson
Kingman

CA
Victorville
Barstow
LA
Yreka


SPRING months (April-May)

CO
Denver

KS
Wichita

MO
Joplin

TN
Nashville
Knoxville

VA
Arlington


SUMMER months (June-August)

MA
Springfield
Boston

NJ
Trenton

PA
Lancaster

OH
Columbus
Cincinnati

MI
Detroit
Okemos

IN
Fort Wayne

IL
Springfield
Morris
Effingham

WI
Slinger

MN
Twin Cities

OR
Medford


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Post by fasrnur on Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:22 pm

If you're in the Twin Cities area around the middle of July I believe, you should check out the Street Machine Nationals. I've been going to it since 95-96 or so.
But I only live 35 miles away from the fairgrounds so it's easy to get there.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:49 pm

Yes ... I've heard a lot about the SMN & seen many pics from there ... 1 of these days I want to go, maybe this will be the year.....


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Since posting this, I have added a few stops & made some timeline adjustments; HOWEVER, some health issues may derail my plans. I should know by the end of 2016 whether or not I will be on the road in 2017 (health wise & boss approval).

As if my congenital heart issues were not enough:
* recent test results confirm my cholesterol is too high, & I am now in Stage 3 Kidney Disease.
* 2nd of 4 follow-up CT scans to monitor the speck on my lung is set for 12/27/2016.

My next cardiologist checkup (along with other specialists, including a nephrologist) is set for 05/11/2017, but I found out recently Medicaid insurance may not cover those appointments. Times like these, I just remind myself the Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions.


In case I do not have time to visit the next couple weeks (what with the 2 Holiday weekends), MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! With any luck, I will post a potential major road trip route for 2017 soon?


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