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On the road with Mike Weaver

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Perhaps the best way to get to know someone is to take a road trip with him. Some conversation, a little music and a long stretch of asphalt can form an enduring bond between travel companions. Settle in and buckle up; we’re hitting the road with Mike Weaver.

Leaving from Montreal, what would be your destination for a road trip?

It would have to be Florida. My family is based down there. I went to Disney World 13 times before I was 12 years old. My parents and I were always on the road. We were always going to see Mickey Mouse at least twice a year. I remember it just being a fun experience growing up.

Where would you stop between Montreal and Florida?

I’ve made a lot of stops along the way over the years. I’ve stopped at the Grand Ole Opry Hotel in Nashville. I also like the small little diners and all of the hole-in-the-wall type places. From the outside it doesn’t look like there’s anything good to eat, but once you get in there it’s kind of like a hidden gem.

Would who your co-pilot be?

I don’t know if my two young kids would be ideal passengers just yet, so I’d probably take my dad along with me. We’ve driven that route a couple of times. We take turns driving. He’s always been a pretty good companion.

What vehicle would you use?

Ford F-150. I love my F-150. Even though it doesn’t have good gas mileage, I still love it.

What would the theme song on your road trip?

Honestly, I’m more of an MSNBC type of guy. I like stocks. That’s pretty much what I listen to most of the time. Country music would be the other thing I’d put on.

What kind of car games would you play?

Stay awake.

What kind of restaurant would you stop at?

I’d stop at small places, those non-traditional spots that aren’t brand names. I’d stop at places along the side of the road.

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