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Manitoban Mayhem is on the move.

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OK, so the morning started late, which helped us to hit a lineup at the border and wait over half an hour there.  We rolled in to Sioux City around seven, tried to check into the wrong hotel, then had supper at Outback Steakhouse.  Lunch was at a food court and Teresa made a beeline for the Harry Potter Vans.

 

Photos are not necessarily in a particular order.

 

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Now to spend some time on some mapping to verify which way we want to go tomorrow, have a quick shower, and head to bed.

 

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Judging by your temperature gauge, I would not push it beyond your indicated speed.  You may want to consider overhauling the cooling system at some point in the near future.

 

Have fun!

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Ah!  The infamous Bloomin' Onion.

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36 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Ah!  The infamous Bloomin' Onion.

 

And a mid rare steak.  They will pay for that today. 

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We didn’t get too far on the onion and the steak was requested as medium...as there wasn’t too much, it was fine.  We passed on dessert though.

 

With I-29 closures, we elected to head west into Nebraska north of Omaha, then south on 75 to Topeka...after that it gets fuzzy, but we stayed off toll roads, so there was a section of I-35, 50, and a lot of 77 south, connecting with I-35 in Oklahoma, then a straight shot into Midwest City.  It was an interesting day, meeting a car guy while stopped for gas in Auburn, NE (he’s working on a 1960 Invicta convertible).  I pulled an ID10T in Kansas, forgetting the gas cap...discovered on next fuel fill in Oklahoma...I called the station in Strong City, KS, but they couldn’t locate it.  Sigh.  We pulled into the venue at about ten to seven, got registered, got booked into the hotel, went for dinner with Buick friends old and new, covered up the gas filler, and had a couple of beers with Buick friends old and new.  The previous owner of Lamar’s wagon is here, looking to take it home....

 

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Kansas and Oklahoma are now states I’ve visited...I forget exactly, but I think I’ve now been to 29...I can count again after I get home.

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40 minutes ago, rivgs said:

You should post a picture of the "custom" gas cap you had earlier.

 

I don’t seem to have a photo of that...but it kept the rain out Tuesday night.  @Jack Welch said he took one.

 

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14 hours ago, Thriller said:

 

I don’t seem to have a photo of that...but it kept the rain out Tuesday night.  @Jack Welch said he took one.

 

I will down load it and post it on Monday, when I get home. 

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You may want to contact Clyde Biagi.  He's big in the H-special world and may have or have a lead on a replacement fuel cap.  You can find him on Facebook by searching his name.  Good guy.

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That's a great color for a Skyhawk, we had a Lagunda in that color.  One of my favorite colors of the time.  Have seen a couple big 76 Electra's with white landau top and interior in the color and they are striking.  

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Yay!

 

Just got off the phone with the service station and they have the gas cap.  I’m going to attempt to try to not form an opinion on the gal I spoke to the other day.  Thus, our route tomorrow is being planned through Strong City, KS to pick it up.

 

Excuse me while I do a little dance of joy....

 

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4 hours ago, Thriller said:

Yay!

 

Just got off the phone with the service station and they have the gas cap.  I’m going to attempt to try to not form an opinion on the gal I spoke to the other day.  Thus, our route tomorrow is being planned through Strong City, KS to pick it up.

 

Excuse me while I do a little dance of joy....

 

 

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I’m not about to change the title of the thread, although Grenouille is now headed in a general northerly direction.  We started a bit later this morning than I wanted, getting on the road shortly after 8:00.  We made our first pit stop in northern Oklahoma off I-35, where there was a bit of a police presence.  After using the facilities and stocking up on caffeinated products, getting out to the car, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer made a comment about the car, which started a conversation.  Of course it reminded him of his mother’s new car, which was a Monza.  His first ride involved spilling a milkshake in the back seat.

 

We made another pit stop in Kansas for facilities and perhaps more caffeine.  Being Father’s Day, it was appropriate that I get chauffeured around for a while.

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Somewhere along Highway 50 was a sign that I would like to have...if not physically, at least in photo form as it gave us the false belief we were almost home (Canada 12 to the left).

 

Teresa stopped in Strong City, KS for fuel and a reunion.

 

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At that stop, a farmer chatted with us for a while as his children had had a Skyhawk.  As we were talking, another gentleman made positive comment.  I asked about possible routes to Sioux City as I was interested in going over new territory on the way home.  We backtracked a mile to head north on 177, which brought us to picnic tables at the National Park Service Tall Grass Prairie Preserve.  All photos are on the camera, so will have to wait.  We had some leftovers from the other night for lunch and spent a few minutes looking around.  I’d say it was a worthwhile stop.

 

Onward we went...and went...and went...driving through Kansas seemed to take forever, while getting through Nebraska felt quick by comparison.  We had dinner in Blair and drove the remaining roughly 60 miles to Sioux City.

 

I’m looking forward to getting home to my own bed and the poodles.

 

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Great that you got the gas cap back. Probably cost you a point at judging time ,although damage on the way to a meet ought to not be counted as per previous year judges training.  🙂

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