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Jan. 14th, 2009

08:05 pm - FC: What a commute!

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So on Friday I'll be hitting the road, heading for San Jose for Further Confusion. My schedule:

Fri Jan 16 - Drive to Sonora, TX
Sat Jan 17 - Drive to El Paso, TX
Sun Jan 18 - Drive to Tempe, AZ
Mon Jan 19 - Drive to Azusa, CA
Tue Jan 20 - Drive to San Jose, CA
Wed Jan 21 - Bum around town a bit, maybe check out that Winchester House thing, any good?
Thu Jan 22 - Further Confusion!
Fri Jan 23 - More Further Confusion!
Sat Jan 24 - Further still Further Confusion!
Sun Jan 25 - Further Confusion again!
Mon Jan 26 - The tail end of Further Confusion (hah I make furry joke)
Tue Jan 27 - Drive to Azusa, CA
Wed Jan 28 - Drive to Tempe, AZ
Thu Jan 29 - Drive to El Paso, TX
Fri Jan 30 - Drive to Sonora, TX
Sat Jan 31 - Drive home

And according to the numbers, my car is going to be due for an oil change when I reach San Jose. So I thought I'd google for Toyota dealerships and/or service centers in San Jose. And I found Capitol Toyota... which will let me make an appointment online. I wonder if I should! I could make an appointment for Wednesday the 21st.

Thing is, one of the fields is "mileage", but I don't know what my mileage will be when I get there. Well, I can estimate it. The trip will be about 1900 miles according to Google, so I could just add that to my current mileage.

'Course, it's just an oil change, I dunno how necessary it would be to make an appointment.

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From:bikerwalla
Date:January 15th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
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I recommend Capitol Toyota. And you should absolutely make an appointment to minimize the waiting around. If you get there and they have 10 oil changes in front of you...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:January 15th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
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Righto then! Thanks for the advice.
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From:zarel
Date:January 15th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
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As for Winchester Mystery House, it's really a good bit of hype. Occasionally one might get a tour guide who has a particularly interesting presentational style, but comments I get from those I know who went are about 50/50 between "Wow!" and "I spent that much on *that* crap?!"

So definitely do your homework. It's a neat story, of course, and anyone who isn't familiar with it can find a great posting at http://www.prairieghosts.com/winchester.html ... even better than the one on the official story page.

I've wanted to check the place out merely for architectural curiosity, considering I live literally easy walking distance from the place, but I just can't justify what they're charging.
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From:aatheus
Date:January 15th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
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Agreed. Winchester House is something you do *once*, with a group of your friends. Alone, it's... disappointing. Fun, but disappointing.
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From:keeper1st
Date:January 16th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
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I went once when I was a kid with a school group I think. So did penelopecat. She's been thinking of going again now that we're older (more thinking of doing their flashlight tours around Halloween). Since we'll be moving out of state sometime this year most likely, maybe we should consider going sooner! We wouldn't be able to go on a weekday though 'cause their last tour is at 5 p.m. and we'd still be at work.

Maybe those of us in the area should get together Wednesday night or somethin' to keep KT company. Might be the last time I can get to meet folks given the rather out-of-the-way area I'll be moving to.

Oh, and the weather forecast for your surfin' safari furry con: Rain. You should have had it this coming weekend; it'll be over 70 degrees with clear skies.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:January 16th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
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Sounds like fun!

Less than stellar conditions, eh?
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From:wildbilltx
Date:January 15th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
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That's a hell of a drive!
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From:chaysefox
Date:January 17th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
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Safe journey, See you there!
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