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Old August 30th, 2010, 13:48   #16
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I was in Sierra Vista AZ last week at my Moms it was fab!!
The first couple of days were pretty hot (105+) but the last 2 days were great! Only got up to the low 90's each day.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 14:04   #17
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Hey everyone, I am on Van Island now at my sisters. Gotta say the ferry from Prince Rupert BC to Port Hardy on Van Island is spectacular. The 16 hours just flew by. We had a couple of reclining chairs looking out on a huge floor to ceiling picture window. Humpback whales were surfacing throughout the trip, Eagles soaring by, porpoises and much more. The views were incredible. The ferry is new because the last one sunk and it is top knotch. It was me and my wife's third anniversary and we had a beautiful day, ending with a couple bottles of wine in the upscale dining room on the boat. Pricey but worth it. Great time.

Spent all of yesterday fishing for salmon with my uncle, had a great time but slow on the fishing front. Caught a couple but nothing great (like on the Haida Gwaii islands). That was in Port Alberni.

On the way to Nanaimo where my sis lives we stopped at the Coombs VW museum, a tiny little shrine to all things VW. They had eight or so classic VWs from the 50s up. Beetles, vans, an 80s Scirocco and an 80s golf gti. Also a lot of die cast vw toys that were still in the box. Manuals and other things round out this collection.

Icecap, I thought for sure you were going to say the chopper was going to drop a 500 gallon load of lake water on your buddy at the wedding. Now that would be something wild! Pretty cool to get a fly by though.

Are you guys staying at the Sheraton? Look us up when you get in, Dane Gibson. We can go have a beer somewhere. I will pm you. Later I will upload a couple of pictures for everyone. Having a great time, see you all in a couple of days.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 15:25   #18
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Hey everyone, I am on Van Island now at my sisters. Gotta say the ferry from Prince Rupert BC to Port Hardy on Van Island is spectacular. The 16 hours just flew by. We had a couple of reclining chairs looking out on a huge floor to ceiling picture window. Humpback whales were surfacing throughout the trip, Eagles soaring by, porpoises and much more. The views were incredible.
OMG!! You're killing me! That sounds incredible!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 22:03   #19
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Started Monday afternoon from Portland ME.
Saw this on the Maine Turnpike headed south.
http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...e-fest&cat=500

First leg ended at Bursaw in Acton, MA B100 $3.849

Second leg was to Baum Boulevard Auto in Pittsburgh, PA, for a fill of B100 $3.999.
http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...e-fest&cat=500
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Third leg is underway to Batavia, IL for B99. It's 11:45 PM eastern (still in Indiana at the moment and they don't open until 6 AM central so I took a break.
From there it a rush to get to Topeka, KS before that station closes at 5 PM.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 02:25   #20
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Started Monday afternoon from Portland ME.
Saw this on the Maine Turnpike headed south.
http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...e-fest&cat=500

First leg ended at Bursaw in Acton, MA B100 $3.849

Second leg was to Baum Boulevard Auto in Pittsburgh, PA, for a fill of B100 $3.999.
http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...e-fest&cat=500
http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...e-fest&cat=500

Third leg is underway to Batavia, IL for B99. It's 11:45 PM eastern (still in Indiana at the moment and they don't open until 6 AM central so I took a break.
From there it a rush to get to Topeka, KS before that station closes at 5 PM.
wow, bartlett... I'm wondering if this boreders a little bit on obsessive! Great to see you're enthusiasm.
Question tho.. why Portland, ME? Portland to Portland trip? Drove north just to go south again?
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Old September 1st, 2010, 05:48   #21
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wow, bartlett... I'm wondering if this boreders a little bit on obsessive! Great to see you're enthusiasm.
Question tho.. why Portland, ME? Portland to Portland trip? Drove north just to go south again?
He is not well. Now I expect you want me to tell you something you DIDN'T know!

Portland to Portland - it's a dream about to be fulfilled.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:07   #22
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Very cool, going from one Biodiesel stop to the next.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 16:48   #23
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Sittling at the airport Sheraton right now. Left my '98 Jetta aka "Supertramp" in Missoula with Mountian Imports. got to know the drivers with Green Taxi real well. Looks like I will be visiting that fine town sometime in the near future.

Still the trip down the ALCAN was great, talk about wildlife on the road, Bison right on the shoulder, Rocky mtn. Bighorn sheep on the road by Sheep mtn. (go figure), Elk and deer....Still looking for a black bear, just a fantastic road trip. Oh, and Osprey along the river right in downtown Missoula. Super cool.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 19:47   #24
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Sittling at the airport Sheraton right now. Left my '98 Jetta aka "Supertramp" in Missoula with Mountian Imports. got to know the drivers with Green Taxi real well. Looks like I will be visiting that fine town sometime in the near future.

Still the trip down the ALCAN was great, talk about wildlife on the road, Bison right on the shoulder, Rocky mtn. Bighorn sheep on the road by Sheep mtn. (go figure), Elk and deer....Still looking for a black bear, just a fantastic road trip. Oh, and Osprey along the river right in downtown Missoula. Super cool.
Hey, I know what you mean. Incredible scenery and so little traffic makes driving so fun. We met some great people from Fairbanks, I think it sounds a lot like Yellowknife. We'll see you there. Here is a link to a photo album of a few picks from the trip so far. The one of our dog smeared with brown stuff is grizzly bear crap that he rolled in. Later, we saw the bear it came from, only about 40 feet from the creek we were trying to wash him in. If anyone has any questions about the pics like where they were from or what not let me know. Here is the link: http://pics.tdiclub.com/showgallery.php?cat=4983
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Old September 1st, 2010, 20:20   #25
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I am envious of all you folks. Me? I get to deliver a child back to UW-Oshkosh and I will be driving my wife's Taurus as it is a tiny bit bigger than the passat. Its gonna kill me to get only 25mpg...
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 00:29   #26
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Nick is picking me up at the Sac Airport around 5 PM Thursday with his daily driver truck. We should leave around 6 PM after we get my TDI tied down on his trailer. We are driving his duramax and towing the Golf. We are staying the night in Ashland and mtn biking there Friday AM. We expect to be at the meet and greed by 6 PM on Friday.

His daily driver duramax may smoke all of our TDI's at the drag race.

Call us if you need a hand along I5 going North my cell is 916 dot 215 dot 5548

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 01:53   #27
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Looks like I'll probably head down Saturday in the early morning hours. Was going to head down for Friday, but competing commitments are going to keep me up north.

If folks are passing through and need a spot to stay, our cabin is in Gig Harbor. I have an airbed or two we can throw down. If you get here early enough I can drag you around the lake on skis...
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 14:54   #28
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Ok, just arrived and checked into the hotel....

Left Toronto on Tuesday at 8am and got in at 1pm (EST) so it was a fun 53hour drive

Illinois was .... well.... Meh, illinois... LOL

Hit some nasty storms in Nebraska, although they did have the best and cleanest rest stops (with free WiFi as well)

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 16:30   #29
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I've still a while to go yet. Topeka, Denver and Salt Lake refueling went without a hitch.
Pissed off someone from Chrysler in Vail this morning when I snapped a photo of a barely camouflaged Fiat 500 heading west on I-70 (Michigan Manufacturer's plate), then tried repeatedly to hide from more. No idea if it was a Abarth or standard. He braked from the 75 mph he'd been doing, then slowed enough to stay behind me as I slowed to allow another photo op. I took an off ramp, he kept going, I got back on, but not discretely enough. If it was an Abarth he had the sense to not go over 90 when he saw I was back behind him. Photo's to come when I have more time (limit of 30 minuted courtesy of Nevada tourism board welcome center.
Also got some of Bonneville Salt Flats. Has it really been 9 years ago that we were here?
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 19:21   #30
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I have made it as far as the Oregon state line today (Ontario, Oregon). I planned to stop in Boise for the night, but traffic was suck a PIA that I just kept driving (I didn't want to fight traffic and look for a Motel at the same time). Anyway, according to Google, I only have about 6 hours of driving left (for tomorrow). That should be a piece of cake compared to the 11.5 hours on the road today. See y'all tomorrow.

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