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The Return of the Negative-G Road Trip: California Or Bust 2019

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:38 pm
by Paul Drabek
Ok we are starting to work out some sort of a plan for Coaster Con 42...and we'd like to have a bunch of you join us.

Amanda worked out a few options but this is the one I like the most:

1. Fly into Oakland on the Friday before:
2. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom that night - drive down towards California Great Adventure
1. California's Great America - kamikaze all the rides as quick as possible and then take a few hours enjoying what we like about the park.
2. In the afternoon take the 1.5 hour drive to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwak where we will end the day. Drive a little down the coast and get a hotel.
1. Get up early and drive down the coast highway stopping to enjoy the beach, see San Simeon and listening to a lot of Beach Boys music.
2. Check in at the CON and maybe do a little sightseeing.
Monday Con
Tuesday Con
Wednesday Con
Thursday Con
Friday Con
Saturday - something fun before we all fly home.

The thought is to get a bunch of us and just rent a van and all meet up at the airport and caravan throughout the trip. Not only will it be fun but it will help all of us who have to be concerned about budgets.

Let me know what you think or if you are interested and lets start planning an EPIC road trip!

Have fun!


Re: The Return of the Negative-G Road Trip: California Or Bust 2019

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:54 pm
by Paul Drabek
Here is a quick budget without airline travel:

Trip Budget - Everyone Has SF and CF Passes

$425 per person for the rooms with two people sharing a room
$300 Con Cost
$60 shared gas cost
$40 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
$105 for Van (with 8 people sharing)

Friday -
Fly in - arrive around 2 pm
Go to SFMW - eat dinner at SF with Meal Plan
Drive to Hotel

Saturday -
Go to CGA - Eat lunch at park
Leave Around 3 and head to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Evening Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Dinner at SCBB ($30)
Drive to Hotel

Sunday -
Spend day driving down coast.
Lunch on the Road ($30)
Night time at Whatever Park we start the con at
Monday -Friday Con

Saturday - Do something - possibly another park or sightseeing before going home
Lunch ($30)

Budget Without Flight $1020