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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    I'm headed to the NW part of Illinois Ken. I usually catch I 80 in Des Moines. I just noticed and am wondering about catching I 135N at Wichita and then US 81 up to I 80.

    Don't know if 81 is 2 or 4 lane, but it would get me around KC.......wonder what Omaha is like to get thru


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    Can't tell you about Omaha as I've only been there once and that on a hop out of March Air Force base. Took the choo-choo to Dayton, Ohio and it cost me all of $13, but that was in 64.
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    This is a pretty good explanation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_81#Nebraska
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    Thanks Roger, good info. I was doing a bit of research while you were posting. From what I can tell US 81 appears to be 4 lane all the way to I 80 and 70-75 MPH thru Kansas and 65 MPH in Nebraska.

    The trip's still a few months off, but right now I'm pretty sure I'll be giving it a try.....at least once anyway.



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    It's worth a shot. I'm pretty sure that the road around Omaha will bypass everything, and I wouldn't expect traffic to be bad.
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    Been through Omaha quite a few times and it never seems that bad to me.
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    One gadget that I did not see mentioned was that CD player that sat on your front seat with the adapter that plugged into the cassette player. I thought I was styling cruising around in my '77 Ford pickup while listening to CD's.

    I really doubt if the drivers in KC are any worse than what we have in Florida. I-4 between Tampa and Orlando is considered the most dangerous interstate in the country, and with good reason. It seems like 1/3 of the people out there are on there phone and barely paying attention to the traffic around them.
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    [QUOTE=Mike P;577423]“…….Technology marches on……” . QUOTE]

    How many of you guys remember the "Tape a Month" deals ?? Buy XX number of any tape now and agree to buy 1 a month for so many months?? I ended up with a lot of music I wouldn't normally listen to because I'd forget to send the package back and make my own selection(s).. It wasn't all bad tho.! Some of them were quite good.

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    [quote=34_40;577454]
    Quote Originally Posted by mike p View Post
    “…….technology marches on……” :lol: . Quote]

    how many of you guys remember the "tape a month" deals ?? Buy xx number of any tape now and agree to buy 1 a month for so many months?? I ended up with a lot of music i wouldn't normally listen to because i'd forget to send the package back and make my own selection(s).. It wasn't all bad tho.! Some of them were quite good.

    I did that with LP's after I got out of the Corps in 66.
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    [QUOTE=34_40;577454]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    “…….Technology marches on……” . QUOTE]

    How many of you guys remember the "Tape a Month" deals ?? Buy XX number of any tape now and agree to buy 1 a month for so many months?? I ended up with a lot of music I wouldn't normally listen to because I'd forget to send the package back and make my own selection(s).. It wasn't all bad tho.! Some of them were quite good.
    Wow, I forgot all about them deals. I was too young to order anything and my parents didn't have enough money for me to ask them, and I knew better than to ask.
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    I seem to have turned into a Luddite, or so I am sometimes told. My memories date back to the mid forties, and from the mid fifties on, I followed every advancement in vehicle electronic entertainment with avid zeal - until about ten years ago, then I just quit, period. I removed the radio antenna from my truck, so the radio doesn't pick up much of anything, and I never turn it on anyway. I removed my CB, GMRS, and two meter sets, and seldom even think about them any longer; dunno why, it's just what it is. Never had a need for GPS, although it is a fascinating device, a map or two, if I can find them, serves me well, otherwise, I just sort of "find" my way naturally. I might be going bats.????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrumbler View Post
    Never had a need for GPS, although it is a fascinating device, a map or two, if I can find them, serves me well, otherwise, I just sort of "find" my way naturally. I might be going bats.????.
    I'm the same way. I've traveled across the country meeting folks and buying parts etc. etc... It wasn't 'til the wifes car (escape) came with GPS and we discovered a new way to travel to new places. Who Knew???

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    Well I drove the little V8 Ram 50 back and took the US 81 route. It adds about 68 miles to the trip but was worth I've been tied up in KC rush hour traffic in a couple of times that would actually would make the US 81 trip quicker. All in all it was worth it to bypass KC.



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