Hi All, I've decided to drive to AA for the Spring Game and to visit a friend in the area (Jackson, MI). I have Good Friday off (vacation day). If anyone is intersted in coming along (I'm leaving from the NW suburbs [time TBD] on Friday and will return on Saturday after the game), you're welcome to join me. I plan to stay overnight in Jackson. There appears to be a plethora of available hotel rooms (Travelodge looks to be cheapest @ $50 for one evening). I drive a diesel VW Beetle and would have room for 3 (incl. me) plus gear. My car gets 45+ mpg so fuel costs should be minimal. My friend in Jackson is a UM fan so she (and her BF) will attend the festivities on Saturday. If necessary, she can drive herself. If you're interested, feel free to reply - Dave.
OT - Spring Game Weekend - Chicago to AA (& back)
Not that my car turns any heads, but a Diesel Beetle? Tell me you have a Hello Kitty license plate frame.
I drove a beetle last year, a read one at that, and it was quite the chick magnet. Nothing like women telling you your car is cute.
don't shave their armpits? And wore a hemp dress to prom?
No, the type of women looking for a guy to check out boys and go shopping with.
They may have thought your car was cute, but they also thought you were gay. Just epinion. Not sugarcoating it.
Wait...I may take that back. Was this an old Beetle or new one? I think the old ones are cool, the new ones are for chicks and gay dudes.
Either way, girls telling you your car is cute is never a good thing. I had a buddy in hs who drove a Pontiac Sunfire convertible. A bunch of girls told him it was cute. I'll let you guess what the guys told him.
It was a new beetle, and for the most part the women were good looking, but yes I did leave out the part that they prolly thought I was gay. I tried countering with the whole I am secure with my sexuality, but it never got them into the car. I even offered to let them shift as it was a manual, but that usually got misinterpreted as harassment as they thought I was referring to my penis.
If it's the same car from Gremlins I'm in.
Also....$50 a night? Dude, you'd be better off in a dumpster.
i'd recommend splurging for something a bit better than the travel lodge. just my epinion.
Holidome, ftw! free putt-putt
the holiday inn is moving to a new location and the old holidome is now "the jackson inn" - from the stories i've heard, i'm not sure the holidome is actually operational anymore and if it is i wouldn't recommend touching anything in it
like 20 years ago. It rocked back then. Then we would go to the Hunt Club for lunch, and an ice cream parlor(can't remember it's name) before heading back to Ypsi. Ahhh, good times
it was probably "the parlor". was it the one with the huge sundae?
Damn gimmicky name got me.
Dare to be great.
Is a great place. I eat there a couple times a week.
town bar 50 cent chili dogs > hunt club
Never tried them. Go to Crazy Cowboy a lot, best Mexican in town by far and Town bar is next door so maybe I'll brave it.
there's a hampton inn, a fairfield inn (i think) and a super 8 near 1-94 that are probably less likely to harbor flea ridden prostitutes.
if you are into serial murder, you can stay in my apartment. foreverrrrr.
My ex-wife is headed that way early in the summer. Can you tell me more about the accomodations at your place?
That is a good post.
i love you
I bought the Beetle because it was the only used diesel VW I could find. I would have preferred a Golf but they're even more rare. I will admit my Mom thinks my car is cute but I was more interested in the fuel mileage than anything. I've had no other people (male or female) tell me my car is cute. My wife thinks it's OK. BTW, it's dark blue not pink. =D
I do appreciate the feeback on the Travelodge. Their web site states that the rooms have recently been renovated. But, my (local) friend also stated that it was "iffy". There are alternatives and I will look into those. IIRC, Baymont was the next cheapest @ $90/night.
I didn't mean to pile on with the pink beetle statement (not that there's anything wrong with that). I'm sure your vehicle is both economical and cute, I mean aesthetically pleasing.
I'm not just going to apologize, I'm going to e-pologize. Doesn't get any better than that.
Sorry I didn't give you ideas, I'm local. Holiday=bad, travelodge is worse, and generally there isn't much around. The Hampton is ok, but if you're up for a special place I'd say check out the Joy Motel on Ann Arbor rd. They have vibrating beds.
I chose not to reply as such: "When you bastards are ready to buy me a car, you can pick it out!"
And, some of the comments were pretty funny.
Ironically, the Holiday Inn is booked! I figured the Baymont (on Holiday Inn Rd. interestingly) was OK.
Is it safe to assume that I'll see all of you on the 11th so I can personally 'thank' each and everyone of you for your responses? =)
I'm a little surprised (not bummed) that the Chicago contingent has shown no interest.
I do appreciate being "saved" from the clutches of the Travelodge, though. Thanks again.
The Joy Motel? I'll pass...kthx. I may have to cruise by it so I can a least say I've seen it. For what it's worth.......