sudden decision

matt and i are coming to minneapolis.  both of us this time, not just matt.  we found cheapish tickets.

i have a question for minnesotans: 

does anyone know anyone who would be willing to "rent" a car to us, so that we don’t have to pay the outrageous fees from the rental agencies?

for that matter, does anyone understand the liability coverage requirements of the rental agencies?  we always seem to run into trouble, which i’m trying to avoid this time, because we MUST have a car to drive around.

yay!  see people soon!


  1. Well hot damn – maybe we’ll actually get to catch up with you guys at least for a quick pint or something while you’re here this time! πŸ™‚

  2. Yay! When are you coming and how long? Since I walk to work, we don’t use our 2nd car very much, so we could part with it for a while without too much bother.

    1. really???? that would be super cool…
      we’ll be in town around noon on friday the 21st of november, leaving in the evening on saturday the 29th…

      figure out how much you’d want for the usage, and give it a serious think. nota bene: i don’t think our dutch insurance covers us for driving other people’s cars in the US. i checked last week. does yours cover other drivers? not that i’m expecting a problem, but i don’t want to cause any problems!

      it would also give us an excuse to hook up!! email me at and we can continue this discussion!

    2. i just went into my gmail and tried to email you… but i don’t seem to have your email addy there….

      did you guys have a chance to think about it? it’d be great for us, of course. let me know, because otherwise i need to see about a rental asap. πŸ™‚

      (sorry businesslike tone – didn’t want to forget to get in touch with you today….)


  3. are you going back to the US for halloween and leaving me with all these half-assed-hallowen-spirited europeans?!

      1. ok, thanksgiving I can handle. family, friends, I get that. as long as you’re both here for halloween, I’m happy. πŸ™‚

  4. If you both have european driving licences, try renting from Holiday Autos. If you rent from a european company they have to provide you with fully comprehensive insurance(except for the excess). You can even pay an extra few euros a day to have your excess covered.

    Holiday autos usually partners with one of the big hire companies outside the major holiday centres, so for example in the UK I always get Alamo when I book via holiday autos.

    I hope this helps.

    1. that is extremely useful information! it looks like we may have a personal offer, but if for any reason that doesn’t work out, i’m definitely checking out holiday autos!

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