A couple of folks have asked so I thought I'd post a short road trip epilogue.
I've taken the exhibit on the road before but hadn't tried to take as much without hauling a trailer. Even after a fair bit of planning it took several days to pack the car with more than should reasonably be expected to fit in it. After entirely removing the rear seats I finally managed to squeeze it all in apart from our baggage which rode along on the outside.
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The first stop was in Nebraska to teach the EM Repair class to a small but enthusiastic group of collectors. The class typically takes two days but these guys wanted to squeeze it all in to one day and to bring their games to work on. So we rolled with it and combined the class with a hands on lab to sort through some of their game issues. It was a long day, breaking only for some yummy burgers, but I think we got through what they wanted to get through.
The next stop was with a collector in Illinois who has a nice variety of EMs, many of which needed a little love. We spent the day talking shop and getting several games up and running, again only stopping for some yummy burgers. I lost track but I think we got 4-5 games running by the end of the day.
The final stop was the 2019 Pinball Expo. Rob, David and their crew helped me move in to the small, relatively quiet room near the vendor hall where I set up for the weekend. For three days I had a steady stream of friendly folks wander through the exhibit. I met lots of folks, some from abroad, some whose names I recognized but had never met, and even a few who said that the exhibit was their favorite part of Expo. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and thanks Rob for the Spirit Award (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2019-pinball-expo-thread/page/21#post-5268582).
But after a week and a half on the road and a couple of thousand miles driven with a car full of wooden crates it's nice to be home.
Finally, there's a chance that I'll be in Florida before long. If anyone in the area is interested in an EM Repair class PM me or reach me through my web site to see if we can put something together.