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    Drive to Texas Am

    How long to drive from the DSM area to College Station?

    Yahoo maps says about 14 hours. Pretty accurate?


    Debating either a flight or drive to AM next week.



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    We drove down there for conference and I think it took us about 16. But we were in a bus and had to take mandatory stops.



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    Its about 14 hours, depends on how often and how long your stops are. (I try to combine my gas, restroom, and food stops all into the same exit\stop, so i keep a pretty good pace)

    I did the drive from college station to des moines in may helping my brother move back after graduating from there. Oklahoma and Kansas are the worst parts.



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    Take 69 North through Eastern Oklahoma, around Joplin and up 71 in MZ. Takes roughly 80 some miles off the trip. Much more scenic as well just make sure you do the speed limit in the little towns you go through.
    Small town cops trying to make thier budgets!



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    hopefully it goes by quick, leaving Thursday driving through the night and gettin into College Station on Friday!!! I am jacked!


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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    Have fun!!! Sounds like a blast... I want to set up a trip with some friends to an ISU bowl game this year... :)



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    drive during sun up hours if you can through Kansas and Oklahoma. It's like one straight road for 400 miles!! snore city if it's night time and you aren't wired on a half dozen 5 hour energy's.



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    14 hours seems about right. Maybe a little less.



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    Quote Originally Posted by st8 View Post
    drive during sun up hours if you can through Kansas and Oklahoma. It's like one straight road for 400 miles!! snore city if it's night time and you aren't wired on a half dozen 5 hour energy's.
    We drove through Kansas and Oklahoma during the night on our way to the Houston Bowl.. It was nice because it saved us from having to look at a bunch of brown dead grass. The sun started to rise between Dallas and Houston and we were delightfully greeted by more dead brown grass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clone136 View Post
    hopefully it goes by quick, leaving Thursday driving through the night and gettin into College Station on Friday!!! I am jacked!
    I'm riding with this guy...it better be quick! I don't think I can handle riding in a car for 15 hours with him haha



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    I'm a little jealous, that would be a fun trip.



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    The guys I'm going with have made it to Houston (where we're staying Friday) in 15. We combine food, gas, and restroom. CS looks a little closer to Iowa than Houston, but it might be a wash w/back roads, etc.


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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    The guys I'm going with have made it to Houston (where we're staying Friday) in 15. We combine food, gas, and restroom. CS looks a little closer to Iowa than Houston, but it might be a wash w/back roads, etc.
    Definitely will be a wash. There is no great way to get to College Station except from Houston.



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    We are driving down too. 6 of us leaving Ames/DM Thursday night at 6ish.
    You all going to try and meet up in the same tailgaiting lot?



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    Re: Drive to Texas Am

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    We are driving down too. 6 of us leaving Ames/DM Thursday night at 6ish.
    You all going to try and meet up in the same tailgaiting lot?
    Our original plan was to park in the ramp across the street from Kyle and wander around, but we aren't really committed to anything. Looks like the public lots are a bit of a ways from the stadium. Not terribly far or anything like that, though.


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