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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?

 

 

 

RADIO WAVES

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

@

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

 

 

 

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'

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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. biggrin.gif

 

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!

 

Mike

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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. biggrin.gif

 

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://americanroadmagazine.com/forum/index.php?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.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/0410/0410.html

 

08/2005, EAST:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/0508/0508.html

 

10/2006, WEST:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/1106/1106.html

 

11/2007, SOUTHEAST:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/200711/200711.html

 

08/2008, EAST:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/200808/2008rt.html

 

 

09/2009, SOUTHWEST:

 

DeKalb IL (LH) to Pontiac IL (Rt 66) to Springfield IL:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY1#slideshow/5427141662526110530

 

Springfield IL to St Louis MO:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#slideshow/5427153871443919250

 

Stanton MO to Joplin MO:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY3#slideshow/5427439268824317586

 

Joplin MO to Tulsa OK:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#slideshow/5427862154662426722

 

Tulsa OK to Clinton OK:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY5#slideshow/5428251162202783314

 

Clinton OK to Amarillo TX:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#slideshow/5428260359643080226

 

Amarillo TX to Moriarty NM:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#slideshow/5428654625398731538

 

Moriarty NM to Holbrook AZ:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#slideshow/5428980552494890642

 

Holbrook AZ to Williams AZ:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#slideshow/5429002721353620370

 

Williams AZ to Kingman AZ:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#slideshow/5429395440355434498

 

Kingman AZ to Barstow CA:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#slideshow/5430380559414678786

 

Barstow CA to Rialto/San Bernardino CA:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#slideshow/5431220758934833330

 

Rialto/San Bernardino CA to Albuquerque NM:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY13#slideshow/5431255586450476482

 

Albuquerque NM (Rt 66) to Kearney NE (LH)...:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY14#slideshow/5431261135177047330

 

Kearney NE (LH) to Elgin IL:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY15#slideshow/5431272549764120818

 

 

11/2009, SOUTH:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#slideshow/5431282615925577026

 

08/2010, NORTHEAST:

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/NorEasterTrekRoadTripWed08042010Sun08152010#

 

06-07/2011, COAST-COAST/NORTHWEST:

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/CoastToCoastRoadTripFri06242011Mon07112011

 

 

 

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 *

"Wouldn't you like to get away?" __ Gary Portnoy __ 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers)'

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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 *

"Wouldn't you like to get away?" __ Gary Portnoy __ 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers)'

 

9/6/12 in Greenville it is!

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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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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.....

 

 

 

 

Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic

* post-surgeryPARTY = 5:30p-10:30p, SAT, 02/11/12 | Beef Villa, 1225 W Spring St, S Elgin IL *

"Ever been to Texas?" __ Conway Twitty __ 'Saturday Night Special'

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

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