NJ to Cali !!!! Help!!

Discussion in 'Detailing Bliss Lounge' started by Frankastic, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    Hi guys

    I'm heading to Cali this Sunday morning from Maryland. I just like to know where I should visit or stay away from. I just want to have a fun and safe trip.

    so here are the states I'm passing by

    • PA
    • OH
    • IN
    • IL
    • MI
    • KS
    • CO
    • UT
    • NV
    • CA

    Thanks in advance!

  2. drew935

    drew935 Auto Salon Works

    California is quite big Franki. Do you have cities that you'll be in or driving through?
  3. LostHighway

    LostHighway Jedi Nuba

    Gas up in Indiana, Illinois has really high gas prices. The stretch of 80/90/294 immediately south of Chicago often has horrible traffic congestion. If you're taking that route I recommend either trying to drive it on a Sunday, or if a weekday either at night or between 10am - 2PM. Gas is expensive in Colorado too but fairly cheap in Wyoming.
    Some excellent breweries and beer towns along the way: Three Floyds Brewery & Brew Pub (9750 Indiana Pkwy in Munster, IN is just three miles or so south of the dreaded 80/94/294 corridor off the Calumet exit) and worth a stop, Michigan has some great breweries and beer towns - most notably Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, ditto Colorado (notably Ft Collins/Loveland/Longmont but Durango isn't bad either). California is way off my turf but if was was near Santa Rosa I'd definitely hit the Russian River Brewing Co. The greater San Diego area is a major brewing mecca too.
  4. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    Thanks! too bad I dont drink..
  5. vtec92civic

    vtec92civic Nuba Guru

    Gas expensive? You haven't seen expensive until you come to Hawaii LoL
  6. Kilo6_one

    Kilo6_one DB Forum Supporter

    wait till you experience our tax code for small business out here, all the insurance you are required to have, taxes, sales tax, property tax .................
  7. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    Im going to find a job 1st....so yeah I see about that later on
  8. Dee Gee 123

    Dee Gee 123 Virgin Detailer

    Good luck my friend. I wish you the best.
  9. DirtyWeRX

    DirtyWeRX DB Forum Supporter

    What? No love for Missouri? Our state is boring lol.

    If you want to stop by St. Louis, give me a shout out! And if you pass near STL, stay away from the north and east side.... Its not safe haha
  10. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    PM sent, I'll pass by
  11. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    Thanks D! I will see you tomorrow?
  12. Darkstar752

    Darkstar752 Horizon Detailing

    Is there anywhere to read up on this? I want to move out there in a couple years with a detailing business.
  13. Kilo6_one

    Kilo6_one DB Forum Supporter

  14. Wheelz25

    Wheelz25 Jedi Nuba

    Franki my brother did this drive years back. Let me ask him what route he took and I will get back to you, I know he made many stops (parks, museums, etc) along the way so maybe he went through some of the same states.
  15. dr.jay

    dr.jay Birth of a Detailer

    I see you are buzzing through Pa, stay away from Happy Valley, and the showers there.....
  16. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    Made it safe in Ohio now, thanks Matt for letting me crash for one night! Anyone in Colorado??
  17. Frankastic

    Frankastic Detail Photographer

    BTW my cell phone is 973-704-6132. Please feel free to call me to chat, so I don't fall asleep driving.
  18. Socal Brian

    Socal Brian DB Forum Supporter

    Be careful Franki! If you start dozing off pull over!
  19. supercharged

    supercharged DB Forum Supporter

    Where exactly in California are you heading to?
  20. vtec92civic

    vtec92civic Nuba Guru

    What a fun but tiring drive. Should be a nice drive to site see. Enjoy buddy. You're gonna beat me to California. LoL.

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