View Poll Results: If driving, when are you leaving to head to Tempe, AZ?

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    To Those Driving...

    Are you leaving tomorrow or Tuesday?



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    Early Tuesday morning for me.



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    Re: To Those Driving...

    Tuesday morning 6:00 AM



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    Re: To Those Driving...

    5:00 or 6:00 on Tuesday morning. I have absolutely no idea where I'm going to spend the night... I'm trying to get a friend to come with me, but she's not calling me back. In that case, I'll be driving by myself. I can drive about 14-16 hours nonstop, but I'll need to sleep somewhere after that. I don't think I can make it far enough south so that it's warm enough to sleep in my car, either... I don't know what I'm gonna do.


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    Re: To Those Driving...

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    5:00 or 6:00 on Tuesday morning. I have absolutely no idea where I'm going to spend the night... I'm trying to get a friend to come with me, but she's not calling me back. In that case, I'll be driving by myself. I can drive about 14-16 hours nonstop, but I'll need to sleep somewhere after that. I don't think I can make it far enough south so that it's warm enough to sleep in my car, either... I don't know what I'm gonna do.
    Godspeed Smellie!! My flight leaves tomorrow at 1pm.



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    Tomorrow morning 8am.



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    Wednesday



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    Re: To Those Driving...

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    5:00 or 6:00 on Tuesday morning. I have absolutely no idea where I'm going to spend the night... I'm trying to get a friend to come with me, but she's not calling me back. In that case, I'll be driving by myself. I can drive about 14-16 hours nonstop, but I'll need to sleep somewhere after that. I don't think I can make it far enough south so that it's warm enough to sleep in my car, either... I don't know what I'm gonna do.
    No matter which route that you take, 14-16 hours from Des Moines will put you in cold, freezing weather. You might as well take the fast route on #54 out of Wichita and then spend the night in a motel in Tucumcari, NM. We can't afford to lose any Cyclone fans, so stay warm!



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    Monday at 7 from Jack Trice. We're going south to OK city and then over to Tempe.


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    Re: To Those Driving...

    Tuesday around noon with 5 others.



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    Re: To Those Driving...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Monday at 7 from Jack Trice. We're going south to OK city and then over to Tempe.
    If you take 54 west out of Wichita it will save you over 100 miles and about an hour of drive time. I just drove it today and it was a pretty good road. about 40 miles out of Wichita is 4 lane and 70 mph. then the 2 lane in Kansas is 65mph. You will hit some 4 lane in Oklahoma also with 65 mph. The good thing is there really isn't that many towns you have to go through. You come out at Tucumcari, NM and hit I-40. We are in Payson, AZ tonight which is about 80 miles from our hotel in Tempe. The last 50 miles of our drive today was absolutely beautiful country.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Godspeed Smellie!! My flight leaves tomorrow at 1pm.
    So does ours. Where are you flying out of/into? Were going to Vegas for a few days then heading to Phoenix on Wed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stelrs1995 View Post
    If you take 54 west out of Wichita it will save you over 100 miles and about an hour of drive time. I just drove it today and it was a pretty good road. about 40 miles out of Wichita is 4 lane and 70 mph. then the 2 lane in Kansas is 65mph. You will hit some 4 lane in Oklahoma also with 65 mph. The good thing is there really isn't that many towns you have to go through. You come out at Tucumcari, NM and hit I-40. We are in Payson, AZ tonight which is about 80 miles from our hotel in Tempe. The last 50 miles of our drive today was absolutely beautiful country.
    I would do that, but I don't really have a say in how we get there. I can't complain though, because its free!


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    Re: To Those Driving...

    Leaving tomorrow at 8...or earlier if I don't hit the snooze button.



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    Re: To Those Driving...

    LATE Tuesday - I like to drive at night, my mind doesn't comprehend the time very well so by the time the sun comes back up I've got a good distance already done.



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