Cross Country Cruise

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Cross Country Cruise

Time: June 21, 2012 at 6pm to August 5, 2012 at 7pm
Location: USA heading west
Event Type: cross, country, cruise
Organized By: Marvin Shavers
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2012

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We are on the way across this wonderful country and would like to meet up with as many Smart owners as we can along the way. We will be stopping in some places and would not be offended if you offered us a place to lay our heads for the night. We are on our way right now to El Paso Tx. We should be rolling into town some time around 8 or 9 PM. If there are any Smarts in the El Paso area that would like to have an impromptu meet up, let me know by responding to this. We will be traveling down I-10 and if you are along the way, let me know. We will stop for a photo op. Keep your eyes open. We may be in a town near you soon.

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Comment by Marvin Shavers on July 23, 2012 at 1:40am

No, started to go there, but changed my mind. Hope to meet up with somewhere one day.

Comment by jwight on July 21, 2012 at 6:40pm

Marvin, sorry this didn't work out. We were out in the boonies and I didn't have a cell signal.  Anyway, glad the trip is gong well - hope you had a chance to stop by smart center Indy and see Walter.

Comment by Marvin Shavers on July 21, 2012 at 1:07am

This is making me crazy right now. I'm going to try to get up early and get on the road early and see if we can catch up with you all somewhere along the line. Send me a way to contact you so I can let yo know about where we are as you all get on the road.

Comment by Marvin Shavers on July 21, 2012 at 12:57am

:-( jwight, unfortunately, I just got your message and don't think that we would be able to make it there. Our plans are to head up north and then Indianapolis. Even if we changed our plans and left in the morning heading towards Parke County, it is over 300 miles and not sure we would get there in time to catch up with them. I'm kind of bummed because this was one of the things I really wanted to do on this trip, meet up with other Smart owners and clubs along the way. Unfortunately, we have yet to meet up with any other than an occasional stray along the way.

Comment by jwight on July 20, 2012 at 1:20pm

Marvin, you might want to head down to SW Indiana Saturday morning and join the covered bridge tour:

Comment by Jill Hobbs on July 20, 2012 at 3:15am

That should say "The inside is beautiful as well, "The is beautiful"  My brain get's ahead of my fingers.

Comment by Jill Hobbs on July 20, 2012 at 3:14am

As you go past Des Moines consider stopping and seeing the Iowa State capital building. The exterior of the center dome is gilded with 23K gold. and there is a smaller dome on each corner of the building.

The is beautiful as well.

Something else to consider as you cross Iowa is the Amana Colonies, another well worth your time stop, if you have time. They are 5 miles north of I-80.  The Amana's were the long lasting commune in the U.S. Many of the original buildings still stand in each of the 7 villages that make up the Amana Colonies.  The restaurants in Amana have some of the best food you'll find, at least I think so.  The ones I've been to served the food family style, even when there was only the 2 of us.

Have fun. There's lot's to see in Iowa if you can get off the interstate some, as you've seen in other states. .

Comment by Marvin Shavers on July 20, 2012 at 12:19am

We are presently in Sioux City Iowa. We will be leaving in the morning heading south on 29 and then east on 80 towards Gary Indiana.

Comment by Marvin Shavers on July 16, 2012 at 12:34pm

We are presently in Yellowstone, getting ready to head on to Cody Wyoming. From there we will go through the Big Horn pass to catch interstate 90. We will be riding 90 until we get to Rapid City South Dakota. We are going there to see Mount Rushmore. We will probably not be there until some time tomorrow for any South Dakota Smarts that want to meet up with us.

Comment by Marvin Shavers on July 14, 2012 at 5:21pm
For those interested in our next destination, we are on our way to Missoula Montana. If there are any Smart owners in the area that want to meet up we should be there around 8 or 9.

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