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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2018, 04:28:27 PM »
So how was the trip overall?

solid A experience

worst part was traffic on the way home but that was expected

Tell me more.

well, google maps showed long stretches of red & black traffic so we opted to go south through Valparaiso, Merrillville and Schererville to avoid the backups around Gary.. would not recommend.

Heading through that area next week.  Other than avoiding Chicagoland altogether between 6 am and 8 pm, any way to get through there without committing murder/suicide?

Go up through the U.P.?

I would if we were going to MI, but we are heading south to Columbus, OH.

http://www.manitowoccarferry.com
http://www.ssbadger.com

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2018, 04:36:28 PM »
yeah, 8pm.  we left here a bit after 5.

if you left GB at 8 AM and got to Chicago at 11 AM you'll fly through going on 294. go through the iPass lanes and just pay online afterwards.

No need to.   :shrug:

I might push it a little and leave by 7:00 ... or maybe I should leave at 2:00 am, instead.  This trip is going to suck.  :deadbanana:

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2018, 04:37:30 PM »

http://www.manitowoccarferry.com
http://www.ssbadger.com

I've always wanted to try that thing, but it is pricey and the schedule times suck. 

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2018, 04:40:30 PM »

http://www.manitowoccarferry.com
http://www.ssbadger.com

I've always wanted to try that thing, but it is pricey and the schedule times suck.

Just think of it as a 4 hour cruise.

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2018, 04:59:29 PM »

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2018, 07:31:17 PM »

it's really just rush hour that fucks everything up in my experience. time it so you aren't there between 4-6:30 PM and you'll be good.

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2018, 10:07:53 PM »

it's really just rush hour that fucks everything up in my experience. time it so you aren't there between 4-6:30 PM and you'll be good.

LOL

:shrug: everyone moans about Chicago traffic but the only times i can remember it ever being really bad was 290 coming in for a Sox game late morning and one out of 20 trips through downtown.. and even at that.. never a severe delay.

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2018, 10:56:21 PM »
Traffic has been *somewhat* lighter due to vacation season and school being out. Rush hour is still rush hour though.

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2018, 09:29:31 AM »
Traffic has been *somewhat* lighter due to vacation season and school being out. Rush hour is still rush hour though.

i'm sure it's still a peach

in terms of someone who has to time traffic once, he should be good.... except during rush hour.
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2018, 09:44:49 AM »

in terms of someone who has to time traffic once, he should be good.... except during rush hour.

I have to come back, too.   :mellow:

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2018, 09:53:46 AM »

in terms of someone who has to time traffic once, he should be good.... except during rush hour.

I have to come back, too.   :mellow:

playing the odds here

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2018, 10:30:40 AM »

in terms of someone who has to time traffic once, he should be good.... except during rush hour.

I have to come back, too.   :mellow:

playing the odds here

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2018, 10:47:38 AM »
yeah, 8pm.  we left here a bit after 5.

if you left GB at 8 AM and got to Chicago at 11 AM you'll fly through going on 294. go through the iPass lanes and just pay online afterwards.

Or better yet, just get an iPass/EZ-Pass and save 25% on tolls.
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2018, 10:59:18 AM »
yeah, 8pm.  we left here a bit after 5.

if you left GB at 8 AM and got to Chicago at 11 AM you'll fly through going on 294. go through the iPass lanes and just pay online afterwards.

Or better yet, just get an iPass/EZ-Pass and save 25% on tolls.

Don't confuse Furley with the details. 

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2018, 11:28:08 AM »
yeah, 8pm.  we left here a bit after 5.

if you left GB at 8 AM and got to Chicago at 11 AM you'll fly through going on 294. go through the iPass lanes and just pay online afterwards.

Or better yet, just get an iPass/EZ-Pass and save 25% on tolls.

I have an iPass just for our trips to Chicago.  Well worth getting.

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #65 on: July 12, 2018, 11:30:40 AM »
yeah, 8pm.  we left here a bit after 5.

if you left GB at 8 AM and got to Chicago at 11 AM you'll fly through going on 294. go through the iPass lanes and just pay online afterwards.

Or better yet, just get an iPass/EZ-Pass and save 25% on tolls.

we stopped to pay with coins at one of the tolls on our way back

guy grilled me about not having an iPass

wtf, guy. just take my dirty coins and open the fucking gate :hot:
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #66 on: July 12, 2018, 11:33:14 AM »
I've had my E-ZPass since the 1990s

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2018, 11:45:28 AM »
yeah, 8pm.  we left here a bit after 5.

if you left GB at 8 AM and got to Chicago at 11 AM you'll fly through going on 294. go through the iPass lanes and just pay online afterwards.

Or better yet, just get an iPass/EZ-Pass and save 25% on tolls.

even better, it's 50% off now

Download and complete an I-PASS application and mail it with payment. It is $30 to open an account ($10 refundable deposit/$20 prepaid tolls). Make checks or money orders payable to the Illinois Tollway.
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2018, 11:59:26 AM »
yeah, 8pm.  we left here a bit after 5.

if you left GB at 8 AM and got to Chicago at 11 AM you'll fly through going on 294. go through the iPass lanes and just pay online afterwards.

Or better yet, just get an iPass/EZ-Pass and save 25% on tolls.

even better, it's 50% off now

Download and complete an I-PASS application and mail it with payment. It is $30 to open an account ($10 refundable deposit/$20 prepaid tolls). Make checks or money orders payable to the Illinois Tollway.

DO IT

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #69 on: July 12, 2018, 02:47:16 PM »
I ALREADY DID, STEPHE
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #70 on: July 13, 2018, 07:18:43 AM »
So how was the trip overall?

solid A experience

worst part was traffic on the way home but that was expected

Tell me more.

well, google maps showed long stretches of red & black traffic so we opted to go south through Valparaiso, Merrillville and Schererville to avoid the backups around Gary.. would not recommend.

Heading through that area next week.  Other than avoiding Chicagoland altogether between 6 am and 8 pm, any way to get through there without committing murder/suicide?

Go up through the U.P.?

I would if we were going to MI, but we are heading south to Columbus, OH.

Make sure you go to the North Market.  It's amazing.

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #71 on: July 13, 2018, 09:21:34 AM »

Make sure you go to the North Market.  It's amazing.

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« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2018, 04:22:19 PM »

in terms of someone who has to time traffic once, he should be good.... except during rush hour.

I have to come back, too.   :mellow:

playing the odds here

Vegas has you at 8:1 to survive

I SURVIVED

Traffic on the way there sucked ... the whole trip.  Slow crawl around Chicago and through NW Indiana ... Indianaoplis sucked even worse ... Columbus was only bad for the last couple of miles into downtown.  There was construction pretty much the entire way , and I wasn't able to use the cruise control for more than a couple of miles at a time.

The drive home was much better for some reason.   Sailed through Indy unscathed and hit a few slow downs around Chicago, but no big delays.  Worst traffic on the way home was actually Milwaukee, even though it was 3 in the afternoon. 
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« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2018, 04:26:16 PM »

Make sure you go to the North Market.  It's amazing.

Hit the North Market twice while we were there.  Hot chicken place was OK, but a bit of a letdown.  So were the donuts.  Really like the Himalayan dumplings, the polish place, and Jeni's ice cream.  I wanted to try more, but it was so mobbed the second time we were there, I wasn't willing to wait in most of the lines. 

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2018, 05:13:57 PM »
Might do a SW MI day trip one of these days.

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2018, 05:27:47 PM »
Might do a SW MI day trip one of these days.

do it
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2018, 08:11:29 PM »
Might do a SW MI day trip one of these days.
do it
I could use a permanent vacation :damnpc:

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2018, 08:26:49 PM »
Might do a SW MI day trip one of these days.
do it
I could use a permanent vacation :damnpc:

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2018, 11:24:15 PM »
Might do a SW MI day trip one of these days.
do it
I could use a permanent vacation :damnpc:

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« Reply #79 on: July 24, 2018, 11:55:35 PM »
Might do a SW MI day trip one of these days.
do it
I could use a permanent vacation :damnpc:

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #80 on: July 25, 2018, 12:05:46 AM »
Might do a SW MI day trip one of these days.
do it
I could use a permanent vacation :damnpc:

Wine is fine but whiskey's quicker
Suicide is slow with liquor
Take a bottle and drown your sorrows
Then it floods away tomorrows

That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
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That game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card of some delay
So this is all I have to say
That suicide is painless


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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #81 on: July 25, 2018, 06:18:07 AM »
So how was the trip overall?

solid A experience

worst part was traffic on the way home but that was expected

Tell me more.

well, google maps showed long stretches of red & black traffic so we opted to go south through Valparaiso, Merrillville and Schererville to avoid the backups around Gary.. would not recommend.
About once every 5 years I drive through Merrillville just to remind myself why I don't drive thru Merrillville.
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« Reply #82 on: July 25, 2018, 09:17:07 AM »
it was an amazingly awful stretch of country

although, we did some some crazy big looking waterpark that inexplicably had a dirt/grass parking lot
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #83 on: July 25, 2018, 09:52:24 AM »
Red Arrow Highway which transitions into 12 (Dunes Highway) is the pro move to avoid traffic on 94 & 90.  Can take that all the way back to Illinois.  It's definitely faster than going south. 
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #84 on: July 25, 2018, 01:53:42 PM »
So how was the trip overall?

solid A experience

worst part was traffic on the way home but that was expected

Tell me more.

well, google maps showed long stretches of red & black traffic so we opted to go south through Valparaiso, Merrillville and Schererville to avoid the backups around Gary.. would not recommend.
About once every 5 years I drive through Merrillville just to remind myself why I don't drive thru Merrillville.

For about 5 years my company had an office in Merrillville.  I hated going there.
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #85 on: July 25, 2018, 01:56:22 PM »
So how was the trip overall?

solid A experience

worst part was traffic on the way home but that was expected

Tell me more.

well, google maps showed long stretches of red & black traffic so we opted to go south through Valparaiso, Merrillville and Schererville to avoid the backups around Gary.. would not recommend.
About once every 5 years I drive through Merrillville just to remind myself why I don't drive thru Merrillville.

For about 5 years my company had an office in Merrillville.  I hated going there.

It's always the "Fuck, I don't need gas, do I?" moment of the trip. 

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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #86 on: June 21, 2019, 12:36:24 PM »
WE'RE GOING BACK

less than 2 weeks from now.  i'm more excited than a grown man should be about it, maybe.
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Re: Holland, MI
« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2019, 03:06:13 PM »
gmfb this place

so, so good. there's something to keep everyone happy.
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