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    Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Where ya headed? What're you going to do? Spill it, CF.

    I've got an MCO -> ORD at 8PM tonight and we've got tickets to see The Book of Mormon on Sunday. Been looking forward to it for a long, long time. Pretty psyched can catch the bears beforehand too. Typical Christmas Eve service/Christmas morning & meals. can't wait!




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    Re: Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Working a half day (so I don't have to claim any time off) and driving to Central Iowa to see my parents and my brother's family for the long weekend. Eating great food/cookies, playing games, having some drinks, and of course -- talking Iowa State football and basketball!



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    Re: Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Anybody have a report on I-80? I'm supposed to drive back home to Newton from Chicago, but will wait until tomorrow if the road conditions will put me in the ditch.



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    Re: Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Anybody have a report on I-80? I'm supposed to drive back home to Newton from Chicago, but will wait until tomorrow if the road conditions will put me in the ditch.
    Iowa Department of Transportation Traveler Information - Low Bandwidth Web - Winter Driving - check that out




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    Re: Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Anybody have a report on I-80? I'm supposed to drive back home to Newton from Chicago, but will wait until tomorrow if the road conditions will put me in the ditch.
    Iowa Department of Transportation Traveler Information

    Condition east of Newton is "travel not advised"




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    I already checked that, but wanted any first hand reports. That map has proved fairly inaccurate for me before. Although, I'm sure it is probably accurate today, I just want to be sure.



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    We are driving from Ames to just outside Sioux Falls tomorrow. So glad this snow missed southern MN, once there is snow on I-90 the trip is awful. Hopefully the roads there are mostly clear by Sat. Now that we have kids I prefer to be at home for Christmas, but haven't been to the IL's since last Thanksgiving. Santa was ahead of the game and sent a box full of presents to Grandma's house last week. ;) We will see hubby's brother and wife from CO and his sister and family live there, too. His sister could have a baby while we are there, so we are leaving return plans open.



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    Re: Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Yesterday and last night there were people that were stuck on 80 for hours, I guess. If it was me, I'd stay away from it today as well and leave early in the morning tomorrow. I'm guessing it will be full of tow trucks and snow plows today.



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    Re: Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybirdy View Post
    His sister could have a baby while we are there, so we are leaving return plans open.
    Oh my, what an eventful Christmas that could be!




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    Re: Holiday Travel/Activity Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    Yesterday and last night there were people that were stuck on 80 for hours, I guess. If it was me, I'd stay away from it today as well and leave early in the morning tomorrow. I'm guessing it will be full of tow trucks and snow plows today.
    That's what I'm leaning towards. Give the road crews another day to work on the interstate and drive tomorrow when the sun is at it's highest.


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    His sister could have a baby while we are there, so we are leaving return plans open.
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    Oh my, what an eventful Christmas that could be!
    She actually went into labor on Monday, but were able to stop it. They sent her home yesterday on strict bed rest. She is only 34 weeks so hoping baby stays out for awhile longer but has a history of early babies. His brother and wife had a baby a week ago (new Cyclone!) and we are due in about 2 months. If that isn't enough presents for the IL's I don't know what is! :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I already checked that, but wanted any first hand reports. That map has proved fairly inaccurate for me before. Although, I'm sure it is probably accurate today, I just want to be sure.
    In my experience, they do tend to say the roads are worse than they really are but that is probably to keep more people from driving on them.

    I actually was suppose to fly into Chicago last night but I was worried that my connecting flight to DSM would be cancelled and I would probably end up having to either stay the night or drive back anyway.



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    Driving from DSM to Jackson, TN to see the family.

    Clear roads or not, I'll be heading out tomorrow morning around 2-3.



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    Going to see the mother in law on Sunday, my parents on Monday and the father in law on Tuesday. Luckily, that's Beaverdale, Indianola and Windsor Heights, so not too far to travel.



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