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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
8:29 am
[thedemosthenes]
From Mt Rushmore to....?
Okay.  So there's not very much between Mt Rushmore and the West Coast.  I looked at a route to Las Vegas, and it's going to take 16 hours with NOTHING along the way, except for maybe Salt Lake City.  Or we could go another route, which would probably take even longer, through Colorado if they have city mugs in Denver or Colorado Springs.
If we want to go to Vegas, then we take the purple line there and the green line to Napa or whatever we hit before Portland (I would really like to see Napa).  Or we can say fuck Vegas and take the red line right out to Northern Cali.


Current Mood: thirsty
5:50 am
[4startingover]
First few days...
Day 1 I think we should request to open our stores. This way we can leave with almost an extra day to spare. We should make our first stop Philadelphia. This store:
10th & Chestnut
1001-1005 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
215-925-5125
http://www.starbucks.com/retail/locator/MapResults.aspx?a=1&StoreKey=87782&IC_O=39.9522797197354%3a-75.1622907968392%3a32%3aPhiladelphia%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+United+States&GAD1_O=&GAD2_O=&GAD3_O=Philadelphia%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+United+States&GAD4_O=&radius=5&countryID=244&dataSource=MapPoint.NA
They should have city mugs and they are right off of 95.

We can then continue north to Hellertown where my parents live. Stay the night and leave early the next morning.
This should be our next stop, Pittsburg.
Market Square
7 Market Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 201-0296
http://www.starbucks.com/retail/locator/MapResults.aspx?a=1&StoreKey=7167&IC_O=40.4383672074923%3a-79.9975661253988%3a32%3aPittsburgh%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+United+States&GAD1_O=&GAD2_O=&GAD3_O=Pittsburgh%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+United+States&GAD4_O=&radius=5&countryID=244&dataSource=MapPoint.NA

Then we should continue on to the rock and roll hall of fame!
http://www.rockhall.com/home/default.asp
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
One Key Plaza
751 Erieside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Then we should visit the next closest city store...
West Sixth Street
1374 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 566-7489
http://www.starbucks.com/retail/locator/MapResults.aspx?a=1&StoreKey=12002&IC_O=41.50682%3a-81.695777%3a32%3a751+Erieside+Ave&GAD1_O=&GAD2_O=751+Erieside+Ave&GAD3_O=Cleveland%2c+OH+44114-1000&GAD4_O=United+States&radius=5&countryID=244&dataSource=MapPoint.NA

From there we should rent a cabin here:
Sky Ranch Inc., 27955 Terrace Drive, North Olmsted, OH 44070-4962
(216) 235 2473
http://members.aol.com/skyranch1/index.html#Rates
It is like $42/night. not too bad for our right rental. Plus no worries about a tent after a lond day of driving and site seeing. And it is only 25 mins outside cleveland. so even if we leave cleveland at 8pm we can be there and settled by 9pm and ready to start early the next morning.

I assume we will be driving strait to Chicago on Day 3. So this is all I have routed. I just mapped us to a starbucks in Chicago by the water.
East Wacker Drive
35 E. Wacker Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-541-8317
http://www.starbucks.com/retail/locator/MapResults.aspx?a=1&StoreKey=1436&IC_O=41.8841543302439%3a-87.6324540324766%3a32%3aChicago%2c+Illinois%2c+United+States&GAD1_O=&GAD2_O=&GAD3_O=Chicago%2c+Illinois%2c+United+States&GAD4_O=&radius=5&countryID=244&dataSource=MapPoint.NA

From Chicago my suggestion is go to sioux falls in SD. It looks like a nice area with a lot to do/see. At least, for the middle of the country. This would be our longest day of driving clocking in at 9 hours with no traffic. However we do make up for time the following day if we want to plan to stop at Mr. Rushmore. Personally I would like to see Mt. Rushmore. And its pretty much on our way out. The site for Mr. Rushmore said that they advise 2 hours park time so we could even get some more driving time in that day after we walk around and site see for a while.

Let me know what you think so far...

Current Mood: awake
5:15 am
[4startingover]
I think it is safe to say that we need to stop at as many "city" stores as possible. With this said, I think I have a good list of places to go via the barista community.

If our first stop is PA we can hit Philly and then on our way to Ohio we can hit Pittsburg. Then Cleveland and Chicago. 4 mugs or collectables. I will work on a route from there if this sounds like a plan to you. Also, do we want to find a place to camp in Ohio? Somewhere outside Cleveland so we don't have to pay for a hotel there?

Keep me informed!

Peace be the journey...

Current Mood: thirsty
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
8:58 pm
[thedemosthenes]
We need to map out how far apart each Starbucks is so we know how many iced venti waters to get. Or iced tall waters with customer comment cards. Hah.

And we need a killer soundtrack.
Saturday, January 20th, 2007
11:03 am
[4startingover]
In the beginning...
So we decided to take this roadtrip. And yesterday was a mini preview of what we are about to experience across two countries in MAY!

As a result, I decided to do some research this morning and came up with some pretty cool ideas for things that we could do/see. As well as good ways to plan for the trip monetarily. I realized I don't have a lot of the things we are going to need/want but my parents do... so I am going to go to PA in March and get things like roadmaps, a cooler, my mothers digital camera she has never ever used, etc.

I thought about emailing to make plans, but then I decided nah... we are cool enough to have our own community dedicated to planning and implimenting of our 2007 roadside adventure. So jump on board! I invited you as a maintainer so edit away. Send me ideas... and lets get this going! If we go in May we only have 4 months to save and plan. And we all know how time travels in a Starbuckian Universe!

Current Mood: thirsty
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