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Re: SEATTLE BLOCK PARTY 20AUG2011

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  • ca_bicycler
    If no one opts for the carpool then I may just do this. Cheaper than flying or driving. I can just watch the scenery which beats driving. Only downside is no
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 21, 2011
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      If no one opts for the carpool then I may just do this.

      Cheaper than flying or driving. I can just watch the scenery which beats driving.

      Only downside is no geocaching on route. But I got many of the easy pickings near the highway last year.

      Still open to carpool - someone else's car or mine...

      --- In ccgca@yahoogroups.com, "Nakiah Burnes" <nakiahburnes@...> wrote:
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      > Someday, I am going to put that travel agent school to work...
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      > If you want another option to having to drive by yourself....
      > Amtrak.com offers:
      > $261.00 round trip (with AAA or senior discount)
      > Train #14, Coast Starlight
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      > Leave: Thu Aug 18 2011
      > San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO)
      > Seattle, WA (SEA)
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      > Duration: 29 hr each way
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      > *** with your Isuzu, AAA estimates your round trip gas cost to be $448.88 at current prices!
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      > Taking the train is a
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      > <<<<<<<< savings of over $225 >>>>>>>>>>
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      > if you go by yourself!
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      > --- In ccgca@yahoogroups.com, "ca_bicycler" <ca_bicycler@> wrote:
      > >
      > > So far only two of us are talking about this!
      > >
      > > I see a special event is also planned the following day - Project APE cache - this time via the tunnel (which was closed last year).
      > >
      > > Would really like to firm up some plans for a carpool.
      > >
      > > I have a roadster - no backseat and virtually no trunk - totally unsuitable for more than one on a road trip.
      > >
      > > I also have a 2000 Isuzu Amigo - only 61K on it. If I were to take then I need to get hopping on replacing the tires.
      > >
      > > Or we can go in your car. I am totally flexible on lodging. (or camping)
      > >
      > > Gas money is no problem if I/we go in someone else's car.
      > >
      > > My preference would be a couple of days up, a couple of days there, and a couple of days back.
      > >
      > > One excellent plan might be to marathon drive to vicinity of Portland. Stay a night. Grab the first stash commemorative cache the following morning. Go the remaining distance to Seattle. Day #1 Block Party event. Day two: APE cache event. Then marathon drive (trading off drivers) all the way back to Monterey. Or one can stretch things out a bit if more caching is desired along the way.
      > >
      > > Note - for the Seattle portion I would want to "hang" with my geocaching sister. She lives near Everett I can crash there for gratis.
      > >
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