Here is a photo of the Milwaukee Brewers ( AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAM) County stadium. For some reason, we were assigned this outdoor stadium for our 1975 four-day summer convention. Our congregation was located 90 miles away on the north side of Chicago.
Some congregation members stayed at Milwaukee hotels for the four-day convention. Since my parents and some congregation members were either too cheap/ or didn't have the means to pay for hotels and meals, they decided to charter a bus to Milwaukee for the four days. The chartered bus picked us up at 7.a.m. every morning at our Chicago Kingdom Hall and drove 2 hours to Milwaukee for our 9:45 a.m. starting time.
Since the bus arrived around 9 a.m. each morning in Milwaukee, all seats that were shaded/partly shaded or had a cover from the blazing sun in the middle of July were all taken. We had no choice but to sit on the outfield seats ( which were in full sun, all day long). Imagine sitting in the blazing sun all day long with a jacket/ tie or mothers having to take care of small children in the oppressive heat. Talk about sunstroke!
The convention meetings ended around 5 p.m. We would get back on the chartered bus around 6 p.m.and drive back to Chicago for another 2- hour drive. It would be around 8:30 p.m. each night that we would arrive back home. We ate dinner around 8:30 p.m., went to bed and did the same routine for the next 3 days.
What is the longest distance you drove to attend a summer Convention?