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#1 knightfan26917

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:08 AM

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After my 11/11/2011 open heart surgery, I drove for the first time, 12/15/2011. I had a rush of excitement when I pulled my 1979 Caprice Classic out of the garage, where it had been with my 5 MCs. As I drove down the road, my thoughts turned to other cars, particularly ones I'd love to purchase...
...mid-late 1970s LTD/Thunderbird
...1975 Caprice Classic convertible
...1976 Caprice Classic sedan
...1989 Caprice Classic sedan
...1987 MC SS Aerocoupe
...2011 Dodge Charger
...& too many others....

Then, during that same drive, I wondered what it'd be like to have KITT, KARR, Herbie, the General Lee, Jim Rockford's Pontiac, Starsky & Hutch's Torino, & a host of other "starring" vehicles ALL in the SAME television show or movie.... I blame it on the drugs.

What I DO NOT blame on the drugs are thoughts for a POTENTIAL "Post-Surgery Party", a return to hosting my CD SHOWCASE radio show, & my 2012 road trip, fueled in part, by finding this ... Kermit & Fozzie in the 1979 Muppet Movie, Movin' Right Along....



*sighs*

If only I could figure out a way to be on the radio &/or "on the road" 24/7/365...!



POST-SURGERY PARTY
I'm not sure if I'm going to throw a party to celebrate. I had a blast at the Pre-Surgery Party, but that was before "winter".

IF I do this, it'll probably be SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012. Who would be IN?



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I'm looking into hosting regular versions of my radio show, CD SHOWCASE.

Are you interested in supporting it by becoming a business FEATURED on the RADIO SHOPPING SHOW? If so, please contact me for details:
wrmnshowcase
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aol.com

Brian, Atlanta GA:
"Cort's CD Showcase is what radio SHOULD be!"



2012 ROAD TRIP
I lost 5 of my 15 vacation days due to my 11/11/2011 OHS, so it'll be a shorter journey.... IF it works out, I will follow the ROUGH schedule/outline below, arriving home before the LAST birthday of my 30s.

Any thoughts/suggestions about the schedule or route? Want to meet up along the way? Let me know, please!


Day 1, Saturday, 09/01/2012:
Elgin IL
central/Decatur IL
St Louis MO

Day 2, Sunday, 09/02/2012:
St Louis MO
Little Rock AR
Memphis TN
Jackson TN

Day 3, Monday, 09/03/2012:
Jackson TN
Big Sandy TN
Nashville TN
Birmingham AL

Day 4, Tuesday, 09/04/2012:
Birmingham AL
Tallahassee FL

Day 5, Wednesday, 09/05/2012:
Tallahassee FL
Orlando FL
Atlanta GA

Day 6, Thursday, 09/06/2012:
Atlanta GA
Greenville SC
Charlotte NC
Bridgewater VA

Day 7, Friday, 09/07/2012:
Bridgewater VA area

Day 8, Saturday, 09/08/2012:
Bridgewater VA
Alexandria VA
Baltimore MD
Philadelphia PA/NJ/NY

Day 9, Sunday, 09/09/2012:
Philadelphia PA/NJ/NY areas

Day 10, Monday, 09/10/2012:
Philadelphia PA
Binghamton NY
Buffalo NY area

Day 11, Tuesday, 09/11/2012:
Buffalo NY
Holsopple PA
Pittsburgh PA

Day 12, Wednesday, 09/12/2012:
Pittsburgh PA
Akron OH
Columbus OH

Day 13, Thursday, 09/13/2012:
Columbus OH
Indianapolis IN
Fort Wayne IN
Detroit MI

Day 14, Friday, 09/14/2012:
Detroit MI
Traverse City MI

Day 15, Saturday, 09/15/2012:
Traverse City MI
Elgin IL



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

2012 ROAD TRIP
I lost 5 of my 15 vacation days due to my 11/11/2011 OHS, so it'll be a shorter journey.... IF it works out, I will follow the ROUGH schedule/outline below, arriving home before the LAST birthday of my 30s.

Any thoughts/suggestions about the schedule or route? Want to meet up along the way? Let me know, please!


Day 1, Saturday, 09/01/2012:
Elgin IL
central/Decatur IL
St Louis MO

Day 2, Sunday, 09/02/2012:
St Louis MO
Little Rock AR
Memphis TN
Jackson TN

Day 3, Monday, 09/03/2012:
Jackson TN
Big Sandy TN
Nashville TN
Birmingham AL

Day 4, Tuesday, 09/04/2012:
Birmingham AL
Tallahassee FL

Day 5, Wednesday, 09/05/2012:
Tallahassee FL
Orlando FL
Atlanta GA

Day 6, Thursday, 09/06/2012:
Atlanta GA
Greenville SC
Charlotte NC
Bridgewater VA

Day 7, Friday, 09/07/2012:
Bridgewater VA area

Day 8, Saturday, 09/08/2012:
Bridgewater VA
Alexandria VA
Baltimore MD
Philadelphia PA/NJ/NY

Day 9, Sunday, 09/09/2012:
Philadelphia PA/NJ/NY areas

Day 10, Monday, 09/10/2012:
Philadelphia PA
Binghamton NY
Buffalo NY area

Day 11, Tuesday, 09/11/2012:
Buffalo NY
Holsopple PA
Pittsburgh PA

Day 12, Wednesday, 09/12/2012:
Pittsburgh PA
Akron OH
Columbus OH

Day 13, Thursday, 09/13/2012:
Columbus OH
Indianapolis IN
Fort Wayne IN
Detroit MI

Day 14, Friday, 09/14/2012:
Detroit MI
Traverse City MI

Day 15, Saturday, 09/15/2012:
Traverse City MI
Elgin IL



Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
"Getting there is half the fun" __ The Muppets, Kermit & Fozzie __ 'Movin' Right Along'

Sounds like a great trip Cort.

Day 1 - I know you probably have diet restrictions but if it were me, my first day would end at Ted Drewe's in St. Louis with a Big Apple Concrete. Posted Image

Day 6 - Greenville, SC is getting pretty close to my house. Maybe we could arrange to meet there for lunch.

Day 14 - Make sure you have your jacket packed for Traverse City!

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#3 knightfan26917

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

Sounds like a great trip Cort.


Thanks, I sure hope so! I plan to see a lot of family and friends again this year!


Day 1 - I know you probably have diet restrictions but if it were me, my first day would end at Ted Drewe's in St. Louis with a Big Apple Concrete. Posted Image


Not too many diet restrictions, so a stop at TD's IS planned, with some Route 66 friends of mine who live in STL. Will most-likely spend the night at their house, too. Last time I was at TD's (late June 2011), I had the "Cardinal Sin" Concrete.....

*grins devilishly*


Day 6 - Greenville, SC is getting pretty close to my house. Maybe we could arrange to meet there for lunch.


AWESOME! I will be stopping in that area to see friends, so perhaps we could all meet for lunch...? It'd be great to meet you! I'm posting approx times below....


Day 14 - Make sure you have your jacket packed for Traverse City!


Heh ... I know. I wish I could've done this trip in the summer, but it'll be OK ;).


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I need to STOP looking at cars for sale....



POST-SURGERY PARTY

This is scheduled, for a week later ... ~5:30p-10:30p, SATURDAY, 02/11/2012.

I posted a thread here:
http://americanroadm...?showtopic=1744



2012 ROAD TRIP PROJECTED TIMES/ROUTES

SAT, 09/01/2012
~8a leave Elgin
~noon arrive central/Decatur IL
~2p leave central/Decatur IL
~6p arrive STL MO (after stops along Route 66)
VIA ... IL RT 64 W ... I-39 S ... I-55/rt 66 SW

SUN, 09/02/2012
~7a leave STL MO
~2p arrive Little Rock AR
~3p leave LR AR
~6p arrive Memphis TN
~8p leave Memphis TN
~10p arrive Jackson TN
VIA ... I-55/rt66 SW ... I-40 W ... I-40 E

MON, 09/03/2012
~10a leave Jackson TN
~noon arrive Big Sandy TN
~2p leave Big Sandy TN
~4p arrive Nashville TN
~6p leave Nashville TN
~9p arrive Birmingham AL
VIA ... I-40 E ... US-641 N ... US-641 S ... I-40 E ... I-65 S

TUE, 09/04/2012
~11a leave Birmingham AL
~5p arrive Tallahassee FL
VIA ... I-65 S ... US-231 S ... I-10 E

WED, 09/05/2012
~6a leave Tallahassee FL
~11a arrive Orlando FL
~1p leave Orlando FL
~9p arrive Atlanta GA
VIA ... I-10 E ... I-75 S ... SR-50 E ... SR-50 W ... I-75 N

THU, 09/06/2012
~8a leave Atlanta GA
~11a arrive Greenville SC
~1p leave Greenville SC
~3p arrive Charlotte NC
~7p leave Charlotte NC
~midnight arrive Bridgewater VA
VIA ... I-85 N ... I-77 N ... I-81 N

FRI, 09/07/2012 ... Bridgewater VA area

SAT, 09/08/2012
~7a leave Bridgewater VA
~11a arrive Alexandria VA
~2p leave Alexandria VA
~4p arrive Baltimore MD
~8p leave Baltimore MD
~11p arrive Philadelphia PA
VIA ... I-81 N ... I-66 E ... I-95 N

SUN, 09/09/2012 ... Philadelphia PA/NJ/NY areas

MON, 09/10/2012
~8a leave Philadelphia PA
~noon arrive Binghamton NY
~1p leave Binghamton NY
~5p arrive Buffalo NY
VIA ... 76 W ... I-81 N ... I-90 W

TUE, 09/11/2012
~9a leave Buffalo NY
~3p arrive Holsopple PA
~7p leave Holsopple PA
~9p arrive Pittsburgh PA
VIA ... US-219 S ... I-76 W

WED, 09/12/2012
~8a leave Pittsburgh PA
~11a arrive Akron OH
~1p leave Akron OH
~5p arrive Columbus OH
VIA ... I-76 W ... I-77 S ... US-30 W ... I-71 S

THU, 09/13/2012
~8a leave Columbus OH
~11a arrive Indianapolis IN
~1p leave Indianapolis IN
~4p arrive Fort Wayne IN
~7p leave Fort Wayne IN
~10p arrive Detroit MI
VIA ... I-70 W ... I-69 N ... I-94 E

FRI, 09/14/2012
~10a leave Detroit MI
~4p arrive Traverse City MI
VIA ... I-75 N

SAT, 09/15/2012
~8a leave Traverse City MI
~4p arrive Elgin IL
VIA ... US-131 S ... I-196 S ... I-94 W ... I-294 W ... I-290 W ... US-20 W




PRIOR ROAD TRIPS

10/2004, WEST:
http://www.chevyasyl.../0410/0410.html

08/2005, EAST:
http://www.chevyasyl.../0508/0508.html

10/2006, WEST:
http://www.chevyasyl.../1106/1106.html

11/2007, SOUTHEAST:
http://www.chevyasyl...711/200711.html

08/2008, EAST:
http://www.chevyasyl...808/2008rt.html


09/2009, SOUTHWEST:

DeKalb IL (LH) to Pontiac IL (Rt 66) to Springfield IL:
http://picasaweb.goo...141662526110530

Springfield IL to St Louis MO:
http://picasaweb.goo...153871443919250

Stanton MO to Joplin MO:
http://picasaweb.goo...439268824317586

Joplin MO to Tulsa OK:
http://picasaweb.goo...862154662426722

Tulsa OK to Clinton OK:
http://picasaweb.goo...251162202783314

Clinton OK to Amarillo TX:
http://picasaweb.goo...260359643080226

Amarillo TX to Moriarty NM:
http://picasaweb.goo...654625398731538

Moriarty NM to Holbrook AZ:
http://picasaweb.goo...980552494890642

Holbrook AZ to Williams AZ:
http://picasaweb.goo...002721353620370

Williams AZ to Kingman AZ:
http://picasaweb.goo...395440355434498

Kingman AZ to Barstow CA:
http://picasaweb.goo...380559414678786

Barstow CA to Rialto/San Bernardino CA:
http://picasaweb.goo...220758934833330

Rialto/San Bernardino CA to Albuquerque NM:
http://picasaweb.goo...255586450476482

Albuquerque NM (Rt 66) to Kearney NE (LH)...:
http://picasaweb.goo...261135177047330

Kearney NE (LH) to Elgin IL:
http://picasaweb.goo...272549764120818


11/2009, SOUTH:
http://picasaweb.goo...282615925577026

08/2010, NORTHEAST:
https://picasaweb.go...010Sun08152010#

06-07/2011, COAST-COAST/NORTHWEST:
https://picasaweb.go...2011Mon07112011



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* POST-SURGERY PARTY = ~5:30p-10:30p, SAT, 02/11/12; Beef Villa, 1225 W Spring St, S Elgin IL *
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

AWESOME! I will be stopping in that area to see friends, so perhaps we could all meet for lunch...? It'd be great to meet you! I'm posting approx times below....


Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
* POST-SURGERY PARTY = ~5:30p-10:30p, SAT, 02/11/12; Beef Villa, 1225 W Spring St, S Elgin IL *
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9/6/12 in Greenville it is!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:35 AM

If we haven't connected before then (or even if we have), Columbus 9/12 dinner at Roadhouse 66?

And... I keep an MP3 copy of Movin' Right Along in the car at all times.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:31 AM

9/6/12 in Greenville it is!


Sweet!



If we haven't connected before then (or even if we have), Columbus 9/12 dinner at Roadhouse 66?


That sounds awesome! I had planned to stop at Roadhouse, so it'll be cool to meet you there!


And... I keep an MP3 copy of Movin' Right Along in the car at all times.


Nice! I need to get that, too.....




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* post-surgeryPARTY = 5:30p-10:30p, SAT, 02/11/12 | Beef Villa, 1225 W Spring St, S Elgin IL *
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

Glad to hear you're driving again. Thanks for the Muppet clip; I love those guys.




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