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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:31 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Gadi Ben-Avi[_2_]
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Default Driving from Chicago to Kansas City

Hi,

I am tinkering with the idea of driving from Chicago to Kansas City.
According to Google maps it's about eight and a half hours, So I guess
splitting the drive into two days would be best for me.

I am looking for:
route suggestions
Things to do on the way
Suggestions on where to spend the night.

I will be driving alone using a rental car.

Currently, the trip would be in November. Could there be a weather issue?

Thanks

Gadi

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Old June 14th, 2011, 01:25 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
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On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:31:11 +0300 "Gadi Ben-Avi"
wrote:

:I am tinkering with the idea of driving from Chicago to Kansas City.
:According to Google maps it's about eight and a half hours, So I guess
:splitting the drive into two days would be best for me.

It is an easy one day drive - all interstate.

:I am looking for:
:route suggestions
:Things to do on the way
:Suggestions on where to spend the night.

But if you will split it up - consider heading south first. Springfield, IL
and St. Louis are on the way.

:I will be driving alone using a rental car.

:Currently, the trip would be in November. Could there be a weather issue?

Should not be at that time of year.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 05:12 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
David Hatunen
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Default Driving from Chicago to Kansas City

On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:31:11 +0300, Gadi Ben-Avi wrote:

Hi,

I am tinkering with the idea of driving from Chicago to Kansas City.
According to Google maps it's about eight and a half hours, So I guess
splitting the drive into two days would be best for me.

I am looking for:
route suggestions
Things to do on the way
Suggestions on where to spend the night.


I see it's about 500 miles. At 75mph on the Interstates that would be
about seven hours of actual road time. Add in maybe an hour for refueling
the car and yourself, that's eight hours. Leave about 08:00, arrive about
16:00. in America this is not a particularly long drive, and few of us
would break the trip into two parts unless we had some particular reason
for making the overnight stop, such as some local attraction. The fastest
route being west in I-64 into Iowa, then south on I-35 to KC, not much to
stop for on that route (forgive me for that, Iowans).

I will be driving alone using a rental car.

Currently, the trip would be in November. Could there be a weather
issue?


Midwestern weather in November is highly variable, and a lot depends on
just when in November. Early November may have some midwestern storms,
which can be pretty rough, and there could be light snow. Or there could
be what we all "Indian Summer", a period of several days of unseasonably
warm weather. Later November can have heavy winter weather, or might not.
It's not unknown to have blizzards over our Thanksgiving holiday which
can be bad enough to literally close down the Interstate highways and
strand motorists. Be sure to watch the weather reports before departing.

As the old joke in the Midwest goes, if you don't like the weather, hang
around for a few hours and you'll get something else.


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Old June 15th, 2011, 04:36 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
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Default Driving from Chicago to Kansas City

Are you traveling with family or just road trip?

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On Jun 14, 3:31*am, "Gadi Ben-Avi" wrote:
Hi,

I am tinkering with the idea of driving from Chicago to Kansas City.
According to Google maps it's about eight and a half hours, So I guess
splitting the drive into two days would be best for me.

I am looking for:
route suggestions
Things to do on the way
Suggestions on where to spend the night.

I will be driving alone using a rental car.

Currently, the trip would be in November. Could there be a weather issue?

Thanks

Gadi


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Old June 16th, 2011, 05:50 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Gadi Ben-Avi[_2_]
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Default Driving from Chicago to Kansas City

Hi Jessica,

I will be driving alone, but this will be a vacation, so the goal is not
just to get from point A to point B, but to actually see some interesting
things along the way.

Gadi

"jessica_smith_nyc" wrote in message
...

Are you traveling with family or just road trip?

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On Jun 14, 3:31 am, "Gadi Ben-Avi" wrote:
Hi,

I am tinkering with the idea of driving from Chicago to Kansas City.
According to Google maps it's about eight and a half hours, So I guess
splitting the drive into two days would be best for me.

I am looking for:
route suggestions
Things to do on the way
Suggestions on where to spend the night.

I will be driving alone using a rental car.

Currently, the trip would be in November. Could there be a weather issue?

Thanks

Gadi


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Old June 16th, 2011, 06:51 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
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Default Driving from Chicago to Kansas City

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:50:05 +0300, "Gadi Ben-Avi"
wrote:

I will be driving alone, but this will be a vacation, so the goal is not
just to get from point A to point B, but to actually see some interesting
things along the way.


Good luck with that. Driving south or west from Chicago to either St. Louis or
Kansas City is among the most boring trips I've ever taken.

-- Larry
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Old June 16th, 2011, 07:18 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
David Hatunen
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Default Driving from Chicago to Kansas City

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 01:51:23 -0400, pltrgyst wrote:

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:50:05 +0300, "Gadi Ben-Avi"
wrote:

I will be driving alone, but this will be a vacation, so the goal is not
just to get from point A to point B, but to actually see some
interesting things along the way.


Good luck with that. Driving south or west from Chicago to either St.
Louis or Kansas City is among the most boring trips I've ever taken.


Never driven from El Paso to Fort Worth?

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Old June 16th, 2011, 08:33 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
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If indeed a vacation go a ways south and do Branson, MO.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 09:27 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:18:00 +0000 (UTC), David Hatunen
wrote:

Never driven from El Paso to Fort Worth?


No, but I've driven from Plano through Fort Worth to El Paso. 8 That was
pretty bad as well. Actually, all of Plano to San Diego was pretty dull until
you hit the Granite Hills.

At least the TSA checkpoints raise your blood pressure...

-- Larry
 




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