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Jeff_H
07-12-2009, 08:36 PM
Well,

Made it to CR about 1-1/2 hrs ago and checked into my hotel. Not the most pleasant trip I am sad to say [V] For some reason I woke up at 3am and could not get to sleep again so I started to pack up for the trip (maybe that is why I woke up, subconcience was watching the clock).

I finally hit the road about 8am. Near the Montecello, MN exit there was a emergency detour due to a overturned fuel truck on I-94 and both directions were detoured north to US 10 and back between Montecello and Rogers. I think that side trip cost me 1-1/2hrs at least. Traffic was real bad. After that, various delays on I-35 and tthick traffic in the construction zones (with attendant idiots) and just generally rough and buck-board road made for a very tiresome trip. Finally got to CR at about 7 for about 11hrs behind the wheel.

I went over to the Meet Hotel to register and took a few pix. Then grabbed some CASO supper from the takeout nearby and came back to my room to take a load off.

Here's a few teaser pixs.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/PICT1220small.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/PICT1211small.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/PICT1217small.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/PICT1218small.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/PICT1210small.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/PICT1213small.jpg

Tomorrow am I need to be up early to wash off the car and unload it. The parking for trucks and trailers is about 1/2 mile away I was told.

More later!

Jeff in ND
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2R5
07-12-2009, 08:40 PM
Here's a couple more taken today .

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/CR2.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/CR3.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/CR1.jpg

like that little Lark ! :D

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Chris Pile
07-12-2009, 08:48 PM
Thank you for the report and the pix!
(we'd take more if you got it)

Chris Pile
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DEEPNHOCK
07-12-2009, 09:42 PM
Y'all should be putting this in the Cedar Rapids forum (too)

barnlark
07-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks for the pix. If you have a tip where to put the trucks and trailers, i.e. GPS address, that would be great. [^]

Bullet
07-12-2009, 11:07 PM
Ditto the thanks for the pix. It will be fun to watch the meet be great and come alive through the various pictures and comments.

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4961Studebaker
07-13-2009, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the Lark Pic, That's a new (to me) thought on Tu tone.

ChopStu
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Jeff_H
07-13-2009, 10:13 PM
More pictures from today here:

http://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/Cedar%20Rapids%20July%2013%202009/?albumview=grid

Too many to post individually.

Must be something wrong with my camera too, all the trees and grass look brown and there is definately not a drought! The settings don't look off [?]



Jeff in ND
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barnlark
07-14-2009, 12:22 AM
Great work, Jeff. Feel like I'm there already. I see Tommy and Dick are there vending among others. I heard it's slow for them so far. I hope it picks up, or we won't see these guys traveling very far anymore. I'm hitting SASCO in the morning and then on my way there asap. Thanks for the sneak peek.

stude53
07-14-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the pics, Jeff.

Wish I was there with you and that other bunch of Studenuts.

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53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

raprice
07-14-2009, 09:08 AM
Bob, I totally agree with you. We couldn't make it this year, but we'll probably get to Arizona next May.
By the way, how are you feeling?
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

bams50
07-14-2009, 09:22 AM
There's massive amounts of hauler parking at Hawkeye Downs. Take the road to the left of the main building way back and watch to the left.

The Downs is where the swap meet, vendors, and Concours will be. The Clarion is the host. It's a convention center and is where most other club activities have occured/will occur. They are about 1/2 mile apart, and not practical to walk, but they do have a bus shuttling between the two.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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