Summer cruising

TeaniTeani Evening SkySwedenMember Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 17 in OOC Chat

I am planning a trip to the States next summer. The idea will be to use one city as a start and finish point, so that I can rent a car and return it there before going back to Sweden. With that car, I will travel around and hope to meet people from this wonderful community. I will have about a month or so to travel, so I doubt I will be able to cross the entire country both ways. This means I am likely sticking to one coast.

Unlike last time I crossed the country, this one is all me. I am not working or anything, and can set my own itinerary all depending on where I want to go and who might want me to visit. Once I have enough stops to plan it out completely, I will post it here. That way people will have a chance to see if it's possible to set up a meet of some kind.

Couch offers are very welcome! Let me know if you would like to meet up. I am thinking end of June-July.


  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 150 ✭✭✭
    Upside of a Wisconsin visit around that time: Hey, my birthday's early July, and I know of at least two others in the same state (possibly more!)

    Downsides: At least in my case, no couch available here for an overnight guest. Kind of in the middle of the country, so quite out of the way to get to if sticking to a coast.
    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Doesn't necessarily have to be a coast. I just have to be able to make it around to people. Putting Wisconsin on list of potentials! 

  • ZailaZaila Pacific TimeMember Posts: 339 ✭✭✭✭
    I basically live in Portland, OR - west coast best coast! I love meeting new people, but have no couch to offer, so if you'll be coming by this region (Washington / Oregon) I would love to make a meet happen!
  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Won't be this time, @Zaila, but I want to cruise the west coast one day too. It will happen!

    Anyway, this is the considered route, after talking to some people. It might shift a little, with some stops added or removed depending on circumstances (Athens friend might be away, so might add a Florida stop or something instead, for example).

  • TiurTiur Producer Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 398 admin
    Drop me a line when through Houston. I can buy a player lunch without the fiance giving me scary angry stares, I bet.
  • ArbreArbre Arbrelina Jolie Member, Guildmaster Posts: 2,018 mod
    If you change your mind about Florida, I'm in Jacksonville.
  • AishiaAishia Queen Bee Member Posts: 1,931 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It might make your drive a little longer but it'd be good your your cARBREtor

  • SaritaSarita Empress of Bahir'an The Pillars of the EarthMember, Guildmaster Posts: 701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm still near DC!
  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Elwyn and I are in Pittsburgh still

  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Goodness, this is going to be an amazing trip! So many people along this route, I had no idea. I'm trying my best to fit everyone in, even if it might just be for lunch company on the road.

    Latest update has me landing in New York, as that is the cheapest, then traveling in a clockwise circle. These are who I've got on my list right now (and I'm sort of hard pressed to fit in more people without feeling rushed):

    (Possibly @Arbre)

    So excited!

  • AtarahAtarah Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
    Im around an hour away from @Toz!
    "There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion." - Edgar Allan Poe
  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 12
    Booked ticket, reserved a rental, and booked hotel nights in Washington and New Orleans. So far I have confirmation for a place to stay in Charlotte and in Wisconsin. Here's the schedule!

    24 - Arriving New York, driving south (motel booked)
    25-27 - Washington (hotel booked)
    27-1(2) - Visiting Charlotte. ("Couch" confirmed!)
    ( 1 - Stop in Athens, not confirmed)
    2-5 - New Orleans (hotel booked)
    5-6 - Houston (hostel/motel - not booked)
    6-10 - Austin ("Couch" confirmed!)
    10-17 - Kansas (potential "couch"!)
    17-21 - Steven's Point ("Couch" confirmed!)
    21-22 - Chicago (via Green Bay) (hostel/motel - not booked)
    22-23 - Cleveland ("Couch" confirmed!)
    23-25 - Harrisburg (via Pittsburgh) (potential "couch"!)
    25 - Departing New York (via Lancaster)
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  • EowynEowyn SomewhereMember Posts: 71 ✭✭✭
    @Teani - just put in my request to have the time off, too. PARTY IN CHARLOTTE!
  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's slowly sinking in that I'm going on this awesome trip soon. Added confirmations to the schedule above.

    If it turns out that my friend in Kansas is unable to house me, I might have to come up with an alternative, and possibly swing over for a very brief west coast visit before turning back east. We'll see! Not making any promises. Added a stop in Cleveland to have less full-day travels.

    I am excited! I'll be collecting the necessary addresses in June. :smiley:

  • SaritaSarita Empress of Bahir'an The Pillars of the EarthMember, Guildmaster Posts: 701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure if you'd be able to make it to the west coast and then back east in the amount of time you have listed in your schedule, honestly. Even if you did, you probably wouldn't have much time to do anything, and you might have to drive constantly while drinking energy drinks and barely sleeping to make it there and back.
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