So. Who is traveling the farthest to come to the UCONN game?
haha yeah, had to be that guy this morning, that one bugs me lately for some reason, dont worry its me not you.
Taking the 7 PM flight from Phoenix Friday night. Will get in at 2 AM Saturday morning.... straight to Ann Arbor at 8 AM. The lack of sleep and time change is well worth it.
I will be making the trip from Syracuse, NY to attend the game.. its about an 8 and a half hour drive that i will be making at 5 after work in order to be there to start tailgating at 10.. GO BLUE
You must drive slow as hell, shouldn't take you more than seven with that nice quick drive through Canada.
from the year 2268 to see the very beginning of the Michigan Ascendancy.
wouldn't you?) you are actually not travelling very far.
Flying up from Atlanta . . . biggest game in years, wouldn't miss it.
Hopefully Hurricane Earl does not delay my trip whatsoever, already 12 hours to Ann Arbor as it is.
...Current estimates have it near the North Carolina coast at around 2:00 AM on Friday morning.
You narrowly beat me, I'm driving up from Durham. I'm leaving tonight though, so I shouldn't have a problem with Earl.
Greenville, SC. Hopin' JT Floyd represents SC well. It will be about a 10 hour drive.
We should have carpooled MGoCreepervan style. I'm also driving from SC. From Pelzer, about 20 minutes from Greenville
I'm heading up on Wednesday and coming back Monday. I just moved to this area in April, any good places to watch the games here?
from the Dayton, OH area... I'm sure some of your flight times will be shorter than my 3-4 hours drive though. Distance has to go to AZ or FL at this point.
I'll hold down A-town while you're gone ;)
Should be about a 10 hours on Friday. We are going to the Toledo Arizona game the night before. If anyone has any tips getting Toledo tickets or parking information I'd appreciate it.
You live in the Yunk right? I tried to catch you on the PA post. I think you live right behind me? I'm on Mansion st right next to St Davids.
Yes I do. St.Davids St. MGoBlog is a small world isn't it? I have to go pick up my friend in NJ for the game.
Cool man. If you see a guy walking a Big Yellow Lab and really small Brown Lab that is me.
Are you going to head down to Q's BBQ to watch the ND game in Old City?
Looks like tickets are still available through Toledo website. You can order online and ick up at will call. Parking is usually pretty easy. They have a lot of parking lots around the Glass Bowl. The ones that are further away have shuttles running to and from stadium. Hope this helps.
Third street in Ann Arbor....I have heard the band playing in my back yard for the past few weeks now.
Leaving Thursday night , staying in Western Pa and getting up at 3 AM on Sat to drive to A2.
But this month I moving back to West Palm Beach , Florida so I will drive all together around 26 hours in about 2 weeks.
I am coming from Kalamazoo. It is about an hour and a half drive. This is my 15th year with season tickets. Can't wait to see Brock lead the team onto the field. Safe travels to everyone. GO BLUE!
Me too, season ticket holder for two years.
Santa Monica, California. Flying out on Thursday.
I will be watching every moment from Carlisle, Pa. Flags will be flying, tents with Bock M will be unfolded, tailgating in the back yard will commence about 10:30! Go Bo Blue!
Additionally, its about 81/2 hours away.
That's where South Bend has been for the last 22 years.
I have one hell of an adventurous 10 minute walk ahead of me sometime saturday morning.
I'll be making to trip in from Chicago. Best thing about being here, is that I can get to most UM games in 4 hours or less. Every game is a road game (well, expcet for Northwestern when tailgate on the "L").
I'll be driving up Friday morning from Brandenburg, Kentucky. It's a 6 hour drive I think.
I can't imagine driving over 8 hours for this game. GR is about 2.5 hours from Stadium/Main and it feels like 10 hours due to sheer excitement.
That's why you turn it into a vacation. A 12 hour drive doesn't seem so bad when you get to pretend you're in college again for 5 days.
pumped for us to once again be the largest crowd in the country
....a hopefully uneventful 4-ish hour drive up I-75 thru the Ohio "Cornbelt "
I have a 10 minute walk to the stadium.
I seriously might have tears in my eyes this whole game.
Joy, sorrow, terror, anger and pride and glorious jubilation. I'm gonna be a mess.
...or so it seems to me.
I lived in Seattle for a couple years, wish I was still there.
To answer the OP's Q: I'm coming from Chicago.
It sounds like he's coming from the deepest, darkest depths of the Black Hole of the Soul...to Michigan Stadium.
... but if I can, I`ll be coming in from Montreal. 12-hour drive to AA on friday, 12-hour drive back home on sunday.
Drove in last Saturday with the family. Stopped for lunch in State College, PA (imagine Ann Arbor if they took everything that's good out of it). Stopped for dinner in Oberlin, OH (wife's alma mater, cute little campus). Arrived in Detroit area around 10:00 PM. Immediately got in screaming fight with (bluehair) stepfather about RichRod. Spending the week Up North with real father (also bluehair). Trying to avoid talking about RichRod. Wife giving me dirty looks every time the subject of Michigan football comes up.
I'm coming up from Pittsburgh Friday evening. I'll be staying at my parents' house in Monroe and arrive in Ann Arbor Saturday morning to indoctrinate the girlfriend to Michigan's gameday experience.
I am traveling the farthest in terms of leaving an unholy place and coming to celebrate with those who too have been enlightened... from C-bus, 9 miles from the world's largest toilet seat
not as far as some but I will be driving out Friday sometime.
Coming in from Seatlle for the weekend, can't wait to see both the team and the stadium. Go Blue!
I'm watching the game from Buckley's in Seattle. I'm stuck here because my wife's best friend (a UConn alum) is coming to stay with us* for Labor Day weekend.
*if UConn miraculously wins, I'm kicking her out.
Man that looks a lot like satellites... anyway
Good to see some more Seattle Blue. :)
See you at Buckley's on the 11th!
cant wait GO BLUE going to the Eminem Jay-Z Thursday then The opener on Saturday
Pusan, South Korea, ~14 hour flight.
No parents luckily, just the older sister.
you definitely win the thread.
I am coming from Mt. Pleasant which is about a 2.5 hour trip (with stops) but that drive easily feels twice as long especially after M has lost to OSU.
On the plus side I will be taking my new wife to see her 2nd game in the Big House which I am pumped for b/c now she has no reason to try to escape game days and has to deal with it the rest of her life :)
And yes, it does suck to live here
At least getting rid of old furniture is easy.
5 minutes to get on 23
40 minutes driving on 23
10 minute drive from off the highway
Flying out Thursday morning, can't wait!
but given our 2 game losing streak to Dantonio, it feels like the center of hell.
I live in EL but work in Lansing proper
and I'm bringing bourbon.
Yes the land of the opposition. 10 hour drive Friday.
from Destin FL. 1,000 miles. Can't wait for game day.
Florida Panhandle, Gulf Breeze.
Flying out from Hartford, CT Saturday.
I'm going about 0.2 miles
I will be traveling from Syracuse! Good to see we have fellow Maizers here in upstate NY!!
Coming from a crazy 25 minute drive from my house. I am so pumped for Saturday.
I am coming from Las Vegas on Thursday September 2nd at 8:25 am! So very pumped for this game.
Since the question is who's travelling the farthest to get to the game and mentions nothing about travelling home afterward (to an apartment on Washtenaw), I think I've got this one down. I'm leaving Shanghai saturday and connecting in Tokyo and Minneapolis, hopefully getting in to Detroit in the early afternoon (and then straight to the stadium). Keep in mind my flight from Tokyo to Minneapolis involves leaving at noon and arriving three minutes to noon, which is, and probably will always be, a complete mindfuck.
But that's only if these damn typhoons don't mess up my plan.
and was going to drive from philadelphia which is around a 12 hour drive. But it was not to be and I had to sell my tickets
posting from a phone...
wish i could be there but will miss it as ill be traveling.
two seasons ago i flew from Japan to Ann Arbor for a weekend just to see the Michigan-MSU game. what a disappointment that was.
Kerrytown... oh that joke has already been made.
But I have the farthest to travel emotionally, into my last football season as an student... *Sniffle*, I'm getting old.
Did you graduate from law school?
Flying in Thursday night from Tampa, FL. $200 roundtrip for two.
We are coming in from Elsie Mi. It is not that bad of a drive, around 1.5hrs.
although don't tell my wife it was just to go to the game....
I'm flying out of Sacramento on Friday and going back home on Sunday.