Nov16 | 2009
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5 people. 1 37 year old bus. 2,476 miles.

Earlier this year we registered to exhibit at CES. It’s going to be great to be back in Vegas for the nation’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, January 7 – 10.

The one thing is that the flight from Nashville, TN to Las Vegas, NV is about three long hours. I don’t know about you, but being crammed in a plane for three hours with weak coffee and no leg room doesn’t sound like much fun. So we came up with an alternative plan, and we’re calling it CES BOUND.
CES Bound | Road Trip Nashville to Las Vegas

We buy a bus, fix it up and do a road trip to Vegas! Why be crammed in a plane for three hours, when we can be crammed in a bus for 120 hours (give or take)? Surely we’ll find better coffee on the road than at 30,000 feet in the air, right? Besides, how can we ask a pilot to land in several cities to meet with you?

What could possibly go wrong for five Griffin peeps traveling in a 37 year old VW Westfalia bus across 2,476 miles?

Have you ever done a long road trip? Where to? Do you have any tips?

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  • carol

    Netbeans and Adobe did this :
    http://blogs.sun.com/roumen/entry/netbeans_truc

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Nice. I hadn't seen these before. What do you think of our bus?
    http://cesbound.com/

  • http://cookienotes.blogspot.com/ Scattered Mom

    My family does an 8000+ km road trip every summer through the USA. It's lots of fun! Make sure to break up the driving a bit though, and give yourself lots of time.

    Pack lots of entertainment (music, portable DVD players, cards, etc), and make sure to load up on lots of healthy snacks and drinks to keep you from stopping at fast food places. Take a ball or frisbee so that you guys can get out and run around a bit to stretch your legs.

    If you have your route planned, it's a good idea to check out the hotels in the places where you'd like to stop so you have an idea of where you might want to bunk for the night. Take advantage of a good hotel breakfast bar!

    For more tips, here's some links to articles I've written on the subject…

    http://cookienotestravel.blogspot.com/2009/03/s

    http://cookienotestravel.blogspot.com/2009/03/s

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Oh these are great tips! Thanks so much.
    8,000+ kilometres is huge! Wow. You're brave to do that with kids too :D

    You sound like the perfect candidate for MyPhones. Sorry if that came
    across pushy, it wasn't meant to be. I'm planning to use them with my
    wee ones on the road this Spring.

  • pwrmacjedi

    Never underestimate the power of a classic game of “20 Questions”. It's been a staple for my convention-going trips. Best moment so far:

    “Is it bigger than a breadbox?”
    “No.”
    “Is it SMALLER than a breadbox?”
    “No…”
    “IS IT AN EFFING BREADBOX?!?!”
    “Yes.”