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Sth Bend, IN __Sunday, April-13__visit to South Bend:-)

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by MusicTrooper, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    OK, after some hinting on other threads,

    I thought I would explore the possiblility of
    terrorising you guys in person:)

    On this day, I will be on my way home from
    Bloomington, IN. to Chicago,

    and after checking mapquest, it really is on my way back
    to Chicago.

    so, I thought I would float this thread as a trail balloon,
    and see what the verdict (lol)
    may be on such a
    daring escapade!


     
  2. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't see anything on the calender that would prohibit a get together on my side.
     
  3. garbagge59

    garbagge59 Jedi Master star 4

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    i'll be driving up from indy that day, so no promises from me.
     
  4. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Me too!


    Which way should I go?
     
  5. vaderisone

    vaderisone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    cannot say what is going on yet, MT, but will definitely keep on eye on this

    as for best way from Indy is US31
     
  6. garbagge59

    garbagge59 Jedi Master star 4

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    i come from the southeast side, so i take 465 to keystone north to US38 west to US31 north to US6 east to plymouth-goshen trail northeast to beech road north to us33 east to ash road then north to my sub-division. wanna caravan?
     
  7. ToneLoc

    ToneLoc Jedi Master star 4

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    i have something going on that day...sorry :-(
     
  8. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    G59

    Caravan sounds interesting:)

    I will be able to be on the road at most any time,
    from about an hour South of INDY,
    in Bloomington, IN (staying near IU)

    So a meet up in INDY, seems like a possibility.


    My original thoughts were to be in SBN,
    sometime in the evening (meal-time-ish)

    and just take a break for a while, before
    launching myself to Chicago, which,
    with the time-zone change, I can be home at midnight,
    and leave SBN at 10-pm and that is pretty much
    normal hours for me.

     
  9. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    MT, don't forget that the exit for 65 south off of 94 is closed.
     
  10. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    This I did not KNOW!!!!!!!!!1

    I knew there was construction in the past......


    but


    OMG


    it is still not done???????



    geesh
     
  11. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    This is a big one that is going to last months and it just started.
     
  12. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    BDZ, thanks for the heads-up, we'll be driving through there next month. That stretch of road is (and always has been) a nightmare. That's why I always hated driving west, but where else are you supposed to go, Toledo?

    MT, here's the story: http://www.in.gov/indot/div/projects/borman/

     
  13. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    gag!


    the map of the area at that point is........yuck!

    I think the detour is via IOWA!
     
  14. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, it's a mess no matter how you look at it. You should be able to get to South Bend from Indy following the previous advice to just take 31 North (so no need to even get near the 80/94 and 65 interchange).

    To get back home (Chicago), you could take a slight [link=http://www.lake-express.com/]detour[/link] to the north. ;)
     
  15. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    If you are just passing through on 94 it is not bad, I just didn't want MT to think he was going to take 65 south and couldn't. My wife went to Merriville but got to 65 and it was blocked off.
     
  16. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Have managed to safely circumvent much much construction!


    and am now in INDIANA, in Bloomington,

    and will definitely be visiting SBN for fun,
    next Sunday Afternoon/evening/night-ish
     
  17. vaderisone

    vaderisone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    so is anything set for this, I could probably swing dinnerish time
     
  18. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Nothing is set that I know of for sure.

    and since, I am still living in the dark ages (no cell phone)

    anyone wishing to pm me or post meet up info (or even send me a phone number,
    as I think I could find a public phone)

    we could give that a try.

    In any case, I am always fond of fun places (especially in Indiana),
    that I have visited, and swinginb by SBN on my way back to Chicago,
    is my drive in the country, before ending my vacation (well this trip)

    For more info on my wanderings check out my other posts,
    as the more posts the better .....right?

    take care all,

    Ed
     
  19. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm going to be hanging out with ToneLoc tomorrow afternoon on the south side of South Bend working on his home theater room. Do you want to meet up for dinner or a drink? I do not know what way you are coming into town.
     
  20. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    So MT ended up coming over to TL's house and helped make a "pedestal" for TL couch in his theater room. We had some fun times and MT took some pictures along the way. Hope you had a safe trip home. Just wait till you hear about MT whirl wind weekend.
     
  21. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

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    Sorry I missed ya Ed. Hopefully next time you swing in to the 'Bend we can get together.
     
  22. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Much thanks for all / to all:)

    am back home A-OK

    Hopeful to find more time at work for a more comprehensive post,
    and of course getting back to CC as well.

     
  23. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    do tell...sounds like there is much to discuss?
     
  24. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    OK, here is a longer post on my travels,

    first, here is where I went and who I mostly visited with,

    Tuesday April 8, Mike from the Hoosier Alliance
    Bloomington, IN.

    Thursday, April 10, Indy Knights,
    Carmel, IN.

    Friday, April 11, John from the Hoosier Alliance
    Bloomington, IN.

    Saturday, April 12, E-ville Jedi meeting,
    Evansville, IN.

    Sunday, April 13, Robbie and Aaron, SouthBend-fanforce
    SouthBend, IN.


    In South Bend, I was lucky enough to not only talk about Star Wars,
    and the Troy Denning book signing,
    I was put to work in Home construction for ToneLoc, as I helped him and BDZ,
    build a .....ok, I am unsure what to call it, but it was big and heavy,
    and barely fit through the doorway. (we dragged it into the room on a piece of
    left over carpet......I believe that the micrometer showed that we still had
    1 or 2 widths of hair to spare....so easy job[face_laugh]

    but, when all is said and done, ToneLoc, will have a movie theater
    complete with a water slide (ok, that last bit may be an exageration)

    Much thanks to ToneLoc, for most excellent hospitality and a real homecooked meal,
    which was a most welcomed break from my usual road-kill food habits!

    There are other adventures, as I talked to all about everyone,
    and so, I attended the E-ville Jedi meeting, and talked about the great fans in South Bend,
    and visa versa.

    Hopefully, I will get the Grand Moff wife to help me with the few photos that I took,
    and will try to post 1 or 2 of them here.


    Looking forward to the next visit,

    and if I have time again later tonight, I will try to get into a CC game,
    and cause some trouble:D
     
  25. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    Ain't that the truth.
     
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