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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2007, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Just supposing a Mini 2'er was driving across the US....

Is there anyone that would be willing to take a complete stranger into their home for a night to offer a bed/sofa/floor to sleep on?

I have a stupid plan to drive from Nevada to Connecticut (or maybe the other way) in late November / early December, and need to do so as cheaply as possible.

Hence I'm calling on all US based M2ers for any offers of accomodation.

I can offer nothing in return, other than my company, a bottle of good wine or two, and a place on the Travel SIut's register

Can you help?


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Your starting point will be a private room and bath, but the bed is an airbed.


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Your starting point will be a private room and bath, but the bed is an airbed.
I thought you only had waterbeds in Las Vegas!


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Water is too valuable to use for bedding here!

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It's vibrating beds in Vegas isn't it?
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I'm sure we could find a few places for you across the way. One question though, is do you have experience driving in snow? There may be places along the way (like the Rockies, or Buffalo NY) that may be having significant snow falls at that time.

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Depends what I'm driving How easy is it to hire a D90 out there???

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It's vibrating beds in Vegas isn't it?

Only until you run out of quarters.


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Maybe not a D90, but cars that drive in snow are easy to rent.

When you leave Vegas heading east, unless you take the extreme southern route I-10 you are going to cross the Rockies. We drove Hauliday Inn alone I-90 last trip, and will take that route again even though it adds a day to the travel. When we drove out a week ago in the FJ towing the GP we drove I-40. Highest elevation we saw was around 7500 feet. We're going to return via I-70 I'll post a report on that route.

You should watch the weather report for the mountains before leaving but otherwise snow shouldn't be a problem until you get to Cathleen's area. And getting snowed in on the road is another adventure.


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Oooh, I love Vegas - stayed there last year in the Venetian and also out at Henderson. Another trip is required soon methinks!!!!
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You've got a comfy couch with a psycho cat waiting for you in CT

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I've got a few beds, pull out couches and a psycho cat! I know a few people across the north, a few in Wyoming, Colorado, and around Chicago & Milwaukee. (I really think you should meet Tsukiji in Milwaukee!)

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my cousin's in colorado, you could definitely crash there. and i think you should visit Bert, too

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Bert's in Michigan. That would be a nice stop before Niagara Falls. Or Cleveland...

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