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For the Adventurous

In the spirit of Ted's blog about St. Pete.

Fort Lauderdale to Detroit is 1,362 miles.  At $2.10/gallon and a 20MPG vehicle —> $143 each way

Google has that trip as taking 21 hours.. So basically leave the evening of Christmas 6PM will get you to Detroit at 3 PM on the 26th…giving time to check in to the hotel and begin drinking heavily.

With 4 people you can have 5hr shifts through the night and morning, 5 people you can do 4 hr shifts.

Cost per person for 4 people = $35.75
Cost per person for 5 people = $28.60

Hotel at $99/night, 2 beds, 2 people to a bed.

If we keep all the other things Ted mentioned, Keg, Burgers, T-shirts, Tickets, Parking we come to:

GRAND TOTAL
~$146.75/person in a 4 person adventure with 1 night in Detroit with all the fixings, slightly less if you get 5 people involved.


EDIT - I may have screwed up, I think it might actually be ~$180 for round/trip…unless you want to stay in Detroit

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looks better than the $500+ plane tickets people are reporting.

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sounds like your average road trip.
but better than $500 for sure, although I doubt many will take that trip
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That's an adventure for sure…in the dead of winter, driving through the night, drinking on no sleep, in America's crime capital.

If you survive, it'll be the greatest night of your life  ;D
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It's do-able.. but that's getting to the game with only four hours to spare. Hope you don't catch a flat, hit snow or get lost.

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Yeah, and what vehicle are you putting 2,500 miles on?  Although, when I was 21 there is no doubt I would have taken that road trip.

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I only get 10 mpg :-\
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RoscoeOwl said

I only get 10 mpg :-\

Then bring more people!

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walty12 said

Yeah, and what vehicle are you putting 2,500 miles on?  Although, when I was 21 there is no doubt I would have taken that road trip.

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SeminOWL2006 said

RoscoeOwl said

I only get 10 mpg :-\

Then bring more people!

Good thinking, i forgot i can carry 7.
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