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I'm planning to take a bus soon as I can, gonna cost me around $250

If anyone just happens to want to run out to San Jose CA, area and take me along I'll put that $250 into the trip instead of the Greyhound pockets.

You can pick me up in West Plains, MO LOL

Well, only 2k miles, figure it's worth a shot

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Ummm, I would fly on SW cattle car before I would ride a bus.

Go online and schedule your flight 4 weeks or more in advance, Should be about $222* from Memphis -or- St. Louis to San Francisco and you will have sandwich change left.

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Ummm, I would fly on SW cattle car before I would ride a bus.

Go online and schedule your flight 4 weeks or more in advance, Should be about $222* from Memphis -or- St. Louis to San Francisco and you will have sandwich change left.

Best part of the deal? You get there the same day you left.
And it will probably take about 4 weeks to get there on a bus, at least it will feel like it.

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hell i'll rid out there lmao.... no sniffin my neck or im throwing you into traffic lmao j/k on both

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Fly into Sacramento & I will drive you to San Jose.
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Bus does not look to be too bad for this trip.
Depends on the day and time which schedule I'd get, but seems to be only 2 or 3 transfers of about 30 minutes to 1h 30m each maybe, just a few 5-15 minute stops where I should not even need to get off the bus, and 4 stops of around an hour each.
Not too bad for 2K miles, and yes it's about 2 days even.
Buses are supposed to have WIFI and power outlets now also, and seem to be better buses than when I road them a couple times about 18-20 years ago. Back then it was often a nightmare riding a bus any real distance.

I'll try to look into some flights, I like to fly, just don't like the prices often or all the extra fees etc.. and not able to wait the 4 weeks either for a best deal LOL

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Hey buddy, be careful carrying a lot of cash on the bus too. Lots o strange people capable of many weird things. Realize your a pretty big guy but be careful, good luck!!!

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Good point.
I'm not going to carry but a few dollars cash on me. I can always find an ATM somewhere.

I was just looking into Amtrack. A train may be an option also. Not sure yet. About the same cost as the Bus or not much more, depends when and which train I catch.
I used to like trains years ago.

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88 1500 recovering from deer hit, Phantom Gray (Most expensive color )
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We took a train to Syracuse NY a couple of years ago, then took the rain back to Grand Central in NY city, stayed over a few days then trained it back to NC.

The trip to NY was fun, because it was the first time any of us had been on a train. The trip back to NY city was fun..... the trip from NY city to NC was the longest most uncomfortable ride of my life......... other than that dreadful bus ride from Orlando Fl to Providence RI back in 78.

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