bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/22/23 6:40 p.m.

So my buddy in Nashville called today. Back in the day, we had matching 2004 MSM's with the TI Grey Metallic and Leather. He kept his and I sold mine to scratch a MR2 turbo itch I had. 

Well, We got to chatting and I asked him if he still had it because I hadn't heard him mention it in a while. He's like yeah but I don't really drive it anymore. Well, before the end of the call he offered it to me at a price I couldn't resist so I didn't. I now own another miata. Not planned but very welcome. 

 

So with that, I have a fly and drive planned for 2 weeks to go get it. Starting in South Nashville and going to Omaha. I am planning plenty of time for it. Leave Nashville Friday after work and get back Sunday. 

Planning a non-interstate route with overnight stops in Jonesboro and Springfield, Mo. 

 

With that said, The initial route plan has me on 412 a lot and then north but I'd love any suggestions since I know there are some great roads up that way. 

llysgennad
llysgennad HalfDork
4/25/23 4:55 p.m.

Arkansas and Missouri can both be fun to drive, gorgeous scenery and twisty roads. No specific recommendations, sorry.

Congrats on the Miata!

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
4/25/23 6:57 p.m.

All I got

 

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/25/23 8:33 p.m.

Use to work on the weekends at Lamberts in the day. :) I think I found my route. 69 to 9 to 14 through AR and then head north at Branson. Should be a lot of fun. I'll report back on what I find. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise PowerDork
4/26/23 1:00 a.m.

I have done STL to Nashville and STL to omaha 

your route sounds fine

 

if you need any STL info, let me know friend

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/2/23 5:49 p.m.

I forgot to update this. The trip was an absolute blast and totally done right. 

 

So first of all, the steed for the trip. 2004 MSM I bought from a close friend. So route I took was 341. Is was an absolute blast of a road and the highlight of the trip. Ran into a motorcyclist and an ND miata and we just had a ton of fun. 

 

Takes you through a national forest and is a great driving road. Stopped along the way and did a couple hikes. Highly Recommended. 

 

Stopped in Mountain Home for lunch and the afternoon was as good as the morning. Headed up to missouri and hit 160 to W then H. 

 

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Overall, This was as much fun with a roller coaster type ride. It was so much fun. It is a must do again. I'm going to road trip that way and enjoy the drive. Highly recommend the drives in that part of the country. 

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