Who has already left home?

vikingrob

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I'm just wondering how many people have already left home to drive to the Fest. Currently, I am in the Lansing area, and will be leaving from here early tomorrow morning with a view toward arriving in Montreal toward the tail end of rush hour. (I built 30 minutes into my schedule to clear customs.)
 

Zippy_car

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vikingrob said:
I'm just wondering how many people have already left home to drive to the Fest. Currently, I am in the Lansing area, and will be leaving from here early tomorrow morning with a view toward arriving in Montreal toward the tail end of rush hour. (I built 30 minutes into my schedule to clear customs.)
does leaving California Yesterday count?
How about this. I'm planning on leaving in 4 hours, and i'm still not in bed! :eek:
 

compu_85

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I haven't left yet, and I hope I don't have to work too late tomorrow... work is kicking my butt :( I almost had an asthma attack today :S Damn building has too much construction dust :mad:

-J
 

Lug_Nut

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Departing in about an hour. At my customary pace I should arrive ...about...let's see.... about 'fest08 o'clock.:D
 

PeterV

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Mrschill & Zippy just left the Ho5G ~8am...Montreal or bust!

Wait, I better not say that last part...
 

TDITONY

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Jason will be hitting the road shortly to get me in Milwaukee. We are taking the Northern route! Better get a pot of coffee started.

See you soon

Tony B.
Ridin' shotgun for Jason
 

kromicacid

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Leaving at 3pm from philly. Think i am going to take the PA turnpike - NJ turnpike - 87? in NY (NY turnpike).
 

EVONELLY

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We leave in 4 hours and 23 minutes.:D The flight is about 3000 miles but will only take about 4 hours.
 
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VW Derf

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T minus 15 minutes till lift off. A slightly shorter trip than EVONELLY. At least I'm not using gasoline!
 

jettafock

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Well the meeting ran long and then I had to put a fire out when i get back to my desk. So I am leaving a little later then I had hoped. See you there tonight.
 

BKmetz

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Posting from the Erie, PA Hampton Inn. After I check my email I'll head up to the room and see if I can talk the wife into a soak in the jaccuzzi. ;)

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FanofAllDiesels

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Becky, Allison, Amy and I will be piling in the golf and leaving in about 10 minutes (10:30 p.m. est). 556 miles...this should be fun!

Jeff
 

ecodean

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tdi fest locations

Hi All! Whitetdi05 & Biodean are at Red Carpet Inn, Pulaski, NY. This place has WiFi - our first experience with it - Cool!
Easy ride on North81. Stop at LakeOntario early tomorrow, on to Montreal. See you there!
 

TeDeEye1

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vikingrob said:
I'm just wondering how many people have already left home to drive to the Fest. Currently, I am in the Lansing area, and will be leaving from here early tomorrow morning with a view toward arriving in Montreal toward the tail end of rush hour. (I built 30 minutes into my schedule to clear customs.)
I left Bloomington IL. late on the 27th. Stoped at Presque Isle for a few hours and then it was on to Niagara Falls. I will be leaving Niagara Falls at 7AM in the hopes of getting to Montreal by 3PM.
Just want to warn anyone crossing at Buffalo that the QE has some major construction going on just north of the falls. Had what should have been an 11 minute drive turn into a 45 minute drive last night.
 

TheGrove

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Leaving in the next 30 minutes. See everyone there.
 

jettafock

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Well I met up with kromicacid just into NY last night and we arived at 11:30. Pretty much smooth sailing the whole way. Spent about 30 mins at the 81 boarder cossing. I almost lost my oil pan to a huge freakin chunk of metal I couldn't avoid, and I also have some nice roadkill splatter on my car thanks to a car infront of me.d
 

TDITONY

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Driving directions using any of the typical mapping software are horrible at best! Be careful getting here. This is NOT the holiday inn in Montreal proper!!! Go West on 40 about 10 minutes further and look for the Confort Inn off St. Jean. It is just to the East of the Freeway

We are here!!!
 

jettafock

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Well I guess we can start saying, who's made it home now. I finally made it back 2 hours later then I should have thanks to the nice road work on I-81. I didn't hit anything this time. Thank God. But I did almost hit a coyotee doing 80 just before getting home. That would have sucked. I hope everyone else will make it home safely too. And thanks again to all the staff and Fred. It was a great fest. See you all next year I hope.
 

Zippy_car

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well, after hearing of mrchills drama, and mrschill needing a ride home, we piled up the golf and left at 2 pm on Monday. I finally arrived back in RI at 12am! 10 hours of driving, 4 speed traps (lickily i didn't get caught this time), and 3 stops along the way later... i dropped into the air mattress and passed out!

Thanks, Dan for the fun games to play while on the road. We only got up to H before we got distracted by conversation, trying to stay awake through VT! :eek:
 
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jasonTDI

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We left at 11pm Sunday and stopped for 2 hours in central Ontario. I dropped Tony off at 7:15pm in Milwaukee and I was home by 9pm. 1100 miles. Only issue was a p**** in a 524TD BMW just outside of Madison. He could NOT figure out one freakin' speed. Then got stupid and put his brights on me. Consequently he got 10 miles of washer bottle contents at random. Must have been fun once he ran out of fluid and we went through a marsh area swarming with bugs. What a d***. I'm pretty sure he belongs to prairie fire bio-fuels. He's going to get a punch in the face next time I see him.
 

ecodean

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We left at 4:30 AM monday morning, headed west then south to the Adirondacks where we did a little hiking. The drive was very pleasant. The border crossing was quick and easy after they searched my trunk/hatch. The traffic near NYC was bad but could have been worse. We arrived home by 5:30 tired. I hope everyone had a safe trip home. See you all next year.
 

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jettafock said:
But I did almost hit a coyotee doing 80 just before getting home.
Maybe it's time to get a Plymouth - as in a Road Runner. Beep Beep! :p
 
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