I did a 28 hour drive with a buddy for my Simpsons Pinball Party years back. Rented a van that would fit the pin, with unlimited mileage for the weekend. Got sideswiped before I left town, left it on the side of the road, back to the rental agency and got another one six hours later.
Drove all night drinking energy drinks and listening to techno to make sure we’d be there to pick up at 11am the next day. It was the middle of the winter and we made it with four hours to spare on a Sunday morning when literally nothing was open, so me and my buddy laid in the back to get some sleep in a parking lot about 15 minutes out. Cop stops by to see two grown men spooning in the back of a van, to this day I’d love to know what was going through his mind.
Picked up an absolutely beautiful HUO pin a few hours later, ate a massive amount of bad fast food and drove all the way back, unloaded and dropped the van before midnight on Sunday with just over 2000 miles on it.
Great memories, awesome pinball adventure.
Sometimes you just gotta make an event out of getting a pin you like!