Everybody should have an esoteric collection. Mine is drumsticks from the Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel properties. I already have one pair of sticks from 20 locations around the world, including London, Hong Kong and Toronto.
With this in mind, I have an opportunity on my TPA<->LAS trip to visit several Hard Rock properties and fatten up my collection. I already have sticks from some of the venues on the route, including Tampa, Orlando, DC, Chicago, Denver and the Las Vegas Strip.
Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that there are only four Hard Rock properties on my route of over 4200 Miles, and one of them is a bit out of the way, in Myrtle Beach.
So, where will I stop to get sticks, you may ask?
I have planned-out the route on Roadtripper.com. It include exactly 40 waypoints - the maximum allowed for one itinerary. I'll share the details in a future post.
Three of the waypoints are HRC properties:
Myrtle Beach, SC
And the odd-man out:
New Buffalo, MI
I didn't realize this, but apparently most of the Hard Rock chain is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
I don't have a particular affinity for the organization, other than the fact that they are the only outlet that is global and has custom drumsticks.
In case you didn't guess, I play the drums.