Latest update 11/7/98 8:45 PM EST
HITCHHIKER: Keeley is a 2-year-old female, white with black patches. Brace yourselves for this one - five minutes with her and you'll fall hopelessly in love.
STARTING POINT: Belington WV
DESTINATION: St. Louis MO
TARGET DATE(S): Nov. 7
Please see the suggested route tables below the map. If you can take a leg (or two), please email Kate. Please don't forget to tell me any time or other restrictions you might have.
WHERE DID WE GO?
Map courtesy of MapBlast
OUR INTREPID VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
|Saturday Nov 7 - IT'S A GO!!! See additional leg added.|
|Leg||To - from||Approx.
|1||Belington WV - Weston WV||40||45m||7:15A EST||Kate Shue||DONE|
|2||Weston WV - Huntington WV||132||2h30m||10:30A EST||Jo Ann Jones||DONE|
|3||Huntington to Lexington KY||122||2h||1:30P EST||Claudia S.||DONE|
|4||Lexington KY to Huntingburg IN||161||2hr35m||4:15P EST||Marc Flenar||DONE|
|5||Huntingburg to St Louis MO||198||3h10m||6:45P CST||Jackie Wolfmeier|
|Total||Belington WV to St. Louis MO||653||10h45m*||A lot of
|WE DID IT!
THANK YOU ALL!
* Total driving time only. Potty stops, meal stops and transfer times between runners have not been factored in here, but have been considered in the ETA column. Figure at least 15 minutes per transfer stop.
ALL VOLUNTEERS: Some of you are old hands at this, but some are new, so here are some suggestions. You will be receiving email messages as a group from me. Please save at least one of these messages, as all the email addresses will be on it. If/when you reply to a group email, it's usually best to use your "Reply All" button.
Please contact both of the people you will be meeting (unless you're the first or last leg) as soon as possible. You will need to decide on specific meeting places, swap phone numbers (cell phone #s if you have them!), and descriptions of the vehicles you will be driving.
When you have decided on your meeting places, please let me know. For security reasons, these will NOT be published here, but I do need to know. If you are meeting at a truckstop, restaurant or other place that will have a phone, please try to get the phone number for me. Also send me the descriptions of your vehicles. This is so I can reach you at your meeting place if necessary.
When you get back from your run, email me so I'll know your leg has been safely completed. Better yet, email the whole group. Once everybody has gotten home, it's fun to hear how the other legs went.
If you have trouble coming up with a meeting place, let me know. I may be able to help find something.
If you are listed as a backup, please make sure the primary driver for your leg knows all possible ways to contact you if you are needed.
Take with you:
Be safe and be prepared to have a ball!
OTHER GUR RUNS
See where we've been and sometimes see pictures of our passengers along the way and/or with their new families.
GUR Unofficial Homepage - what we do and why we do it.
Tambourine and Apollo - St. Louis MO to Port Allegany PA - Aug. 8-9, 1998
Grant - Sarasota FL to Raleigh NC - Aug. 8, 1998
Decoy - Goffstown NH to Durham NC - Sep. 12, 1998
Gabbi - Tupelo MS to Durham NC - Nov. 21, 1998
Robby - Exeter RI to Virginia Beach VA - Feb. 13, 1999
Valentine Puppy - Abilene KS to Port Allegany PA - Feb. 19-21, 1999
Sparky - Windham NH to Cedar Grove NC - Apr. 17, 1999
Rooster - Cache OK to Napoleon OH - May 1-2, 1999 - Run cancelled
AC - Rock Island IL to Cedar Grove NC - May 8-9, 1999