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BajaCurt
August 21st, 2009, 19:28
I am leaving early in the morning on a road trip. Unfortunately not to Baja. Going to Iowa and then to Nebraska.
My mom had 3 strokes a couple years ago and has been suffering the consequences. The latest is kidney failure.
On Aug 31 they are doing a procedure to prepare her for dialysis. Putting in a couple of stents.
I want to spend a little time with her before they do the procedure. Mom is 83 and lives in Alliance, NE (same small town where JKS is located).
I am also gonna see my step daughter who lives in Des Moines, Ia and my high school sweetheart who I haven't seen in over 30 years.
We dated my sophomore, junior and senior years. Then drifted apart when I moved to Chicago to go to college.
She is now married and I am NOT a Sancho so I'll be on my best behavior :D
I'll post up when I leave and as I stop along the way.
The Vegas to Reno race has nothing on me. That race is 1000 miles over 3 days. I plan to do 1669 miles in 2 days solo!!
I love road trips.
So wish me luck guys (with the trip and also maybe with the old GF) and I hope mom pulls through the procedure.

karstic
August 21st, 2009, 19:43
Stay safe on the long haul.

You could stop in Moab on the way home.

Monkey55
August 21st, 2009, 19:56
Have a safe trip Curt. I hope your mom does well.

Elias

GrimmJeeper
August 21st, 2009, 20:00
prayers are with ya bud, godspeed.

V84BAJA
August 21st, 2009, 20:16
Hope your mom does well.I was born in Des Moines and went to Lincoln HS.Could not wait to get out of town and move to CA.Drive careful and be safe.

johnnyc
August 21st, 2009, 20:33
Have a safe trip Curt. I'll delay the M&G until you get back. :)

1xfloppy
August 21st, 2009, 20:43
best of wishes man! have a safe trip....and most of all...have fun

Brendan_91XJ
August 21st, 2009, 20:46
Good luck on the drive and our family prayers will be with you and your family

Ryno XJ
August 21st, 2009, 22:11
Hope you have a safe trip, and our prayers go out to you and your family. Keep us updated on your progress when you can. Good luck bud.

silverslk
August 21st, 2009, 22:27
Drive careful and if you get tired pull over and nap. Say hi to mom for me!!! Prayers for her procedure.

Leep
August 21st, 2009, 22:49
We will be thinking of you curt, drive careful.

I know about your drive, 8 yrs ago I drove from charloette NC to home in 2.5 days.

2500 miles.

danwho
August 21st, 2009, 23:10
Make the best of it and enjoy the ride. Give our best wishes to your mom. Get back safe.

BajaCurt
August 22nd, 2009, 03:33
3:31 am
The journey begins.

Ryno XJ
August 22nd, 2009, 08:05
Go Curt Go!!!!!!!

crazyjim
August 22nd, 2009, 10:03
Call me if you need to stay awake dude. And don't let that ex gf of yours talk you into moving back out there.

boostamante
August 22nd, 2009, 10:14
Be safe Curt! Hope your mom pulls through this.

djblade311
August 22nd, 2009, 14:18
Call me if you need to stay awake dude. And don't let that ex gf of yours talk you into moving back out there.

x2 on both points!

BajaCurt
August 22nd, 2009, 14:31
Just passed the Moab exit off I-70
Maybe I'll stop on the way back
Thanks for all the support guys!!
It means alot
I was a little tired
Then I got a dirty email from the ex gf
That got me all fired up! LOL

GrimmJeeper
August 22nd, 2009, 14:34
haha keep on truckin brother drive safe :cheers:

Ryno XJ
August 22nd, 2009, 16:07
Curt.....answer your phone!!!!!!!!lolol

GrimmJeeper
August 22nd, 2009, 17:35
Curt.....answer your phone!!!!!!!!lolol

you lose!

jeeperjohn
August 22nd, 2009, 18:06
Best of luck for your mom. Have a safe trip.

GrimmJeeper
August 22nd, 2009, 21:54
just talked to Curt, he's doing good, haulin ass! hes a couple hundred miles past Denver and cruisin at 80mph. the pass uphill into denver took its toll and slowed him down but hes back on track kickin butt! :cheers:

Ryno XJ
August 22nd, 2009, 22:40
yep, just talked to him as well.....all hyped up on Pepsi's, beef jerky, and Snickers!!!!! He's in good spirits, and still haulin;.......more updates to come.


Hang in there man!!!!!!

BajaCurt
August 22nd, 2009, 23:54
just stopped and checked into a hotel in Nebraska. thanks guys for making this stage of the trip a fun one.
you guys rock!!! (except for Jim who didn't answer when I called him :D )
now time to crash

crazyjim
August 23rd, 2009, 11:32
Curt, thanks for the call last night ahaha, longest voicemail ever! However I had a grin on my face the entire time. I was in a movie when you called, and they have cell phone blockers which is why it went straight to voicemail.

tcm glx
August 23rd, 2009, 12:44
Keep on truckin Curt... you have my cel if you need to chat today!!

BobDog
August 23rd, 2009, 12:55
So when you get to Nebraska just put it in cruise......they are so flat they don't even have speed bumps.......pull over and nap a few.....I'm sure your moms going to be fine.....Moms are tough!

boostamante
August 23rd, 2009, 13:03
dirty e-mails from the EX??? Sweet! Pics or it didnt happen. :P Maybe you can get her to put BSC on her boobs.. :P

BajaCurt
August 23rd, 2009, 13:35
dirty e-mails from the EX??? Sweet!

ya Julio don't you get those from your ex? :D
Actually, I broke her heart 30 years ago and now she is really making me pay for it in her own perverted way. :twak:
Man did I F up back then.

boostamante
August 23rd, 2009, 13:55
ya Julio don't you get those from your ex? :D
Actually, I broke her heart 30 years ago and now she is really making me pay for it in her own perverted way. :twak:
Man did I F up back then.


NOpe! I dont want any dirty e-mails from my EX. I divorced her for a reason.

Now make with the pics dammit! :spin1::cheers:

Jump This
August 23rd, 2009, 19:35
I feel left out.....no calls to me.

:bawl:

But I do have pictures of boobs!

GrimmJeeper
August 23rd, 2009, 19:50
But I do have pictures of boobs!

hey! just cause you're too far away for me to come smack you around doesnt mean you can call me a boob :D

johnnyc
September 8th, 2009, 22:16
Welcome home Curt. Glad you made it back safe and sound.

BajaCurt
September 9th, 2009, 08:10
Thanks Johnny
Everything went as planned for Mom's surgery and she is doing great.
So good to be back in Iowa and visit some places I haven't been to in over 30 years with a very special friend.
It was an awesome trip!
The scenery during the drive was fantastic!
Now I know why all you guys like the Moab area :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/3903369071_b1e82ea93b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3903369071/)

GrimmJeeper
September 9th, 2009, 08:23
that looks like a..... nevermind :gag:

:D

4xSanta
September 9th, 2009, 08:48
Did ya get lucky with that old GF?......SANTA

jeeperjohn
September 9th, 2009, 08:49
More pics please!

Original_MudButt
September 9th, 2009, 09:30
Does this mean I can buy you a beer at (o)(o)'s 2-night??

BajaCurt
September 9th, 2009, 10:14
Chris I'm not sure if I will be there.
Although I would love to hear about V2R
Here you go John, more pics of The Journey

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/3904283510_5e7ae30acf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904283510/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2432/3903503097_17c31fcac1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3903503097/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3903510369_9f651331f3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3903510369/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2560/3903512901_4e1fd442a3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3903512901/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3904347992_1d37154219_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904347992/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2645/3904352946_95819c3598_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904352946/)

BajaCurt
September 9th, 2009, 10:19
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3904367284_7de6ffe7cb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904367284/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/3903621339_195a535300_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3903621339/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/3904411410_c56c94f26a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904411410/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/3904418934_4e0c71e711_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904418934/)

The Baja Xj told me these are the strangest looking cactus she has ever seen
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2635/3904423776_f905110c41_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904423776/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3904438122_5669b63f29_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3904438122/)

jeeperjohn
September 9th, 2009, 10:48
Nice pics Curt, thanks.

crazyjim
September 9th, 2009, 11:49
Sweeeeet Curt! Looks like it was fun!

BobDog
September 9th, 2009, 12:26
Thanks Johnny

Now I know why all you guys like the Moab area :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/3903369071_b1e82ea93b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajacurt/3903369071/)
Ha if Utah was so great there would have 2 of these!

danwho
September 9th, 2009, 12:46
Looks and sounds like a great trip. Thanks, Curt

V84BAJA
September 9th, 2009, 16:41
Iowa-Isn't that where the tall corn grows?

BobDog
September 9th, 2009, 20:57
Iowa-Isn't that where the tall corn grows?spent a year there....if it wasn't for the corn being diff. heights it would be flat.....next to Nebraska it was the most boring place I have ever been. My god they should just automate it......grow corn, feed to beef....harvest....no reason for people to be there.....unless they have a room temp IQ....I hated it....not a 4x4 place. The most exciting time I had there was when a tornado hit Cedar Falls and we drove around during it..... yawn:bawl:

jeeperjohn
September 10th, 2009, 07:43
spent a year there....if it wasn't for the corn being diff. heights it would be flat.....next to Nebraska it was the most boring place I have ever been. My god they should just automate it......grow corn, feed to beef....harvest....no reason for people to be there.....unless they have a room temp IQ....I hated it....not a 4x4 place. The most exciting time I had there was when a tornado hit Cedar Falls and we drove around during it..... yawn:bawl:
You could always join the "children of the corn" :D

BajaCurt
September 10th, 2009, 08:47
Be nice BobDog or Anthony will wish you away into the cornfield or turn you into a Jack In The Box :D

BobDog
September 10th, 2009, 09:29
:cheers: