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TDIFest 2015 Discussion about TDIFest 2015 on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-6, 2015) at the Jordan Grand Hotel at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine.

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Old August 14th, 2015, 14:03   #16
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A funny side note...We've only had our TDI for about 2 months or so, and we just bought another....I guess i have the Diesel addiction now...We have twins now..same color and all, just 1 5spd and 1 Auto....Can't talk my wife into us each driving a car to the Fest...oh well...
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Old August 14th, 2015, 20:27   #17
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You may wish to consider the trip diversion at Cornwall, ON, the fuel fillup in Deseronto is the Cheapest (20 minutes earlier).

Cross the border at Cornwall, and go across via US 11, bypasses the high prices in PQ for fuel .

Gas buddy, posts Fuel for Hogansburg, NY (NY State Road 39), as USD $2.829 per US Gallon . (Bears Den Trading Post)

I suspect similar pricing at "Truck Stop #9' just down the road
Truck Stop #9,#9 Fuels,Grays Fuels

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Vs Price of Diesel in Montreal and Environs is CAD$1.039.


The Conversion from US GAL to CAD / L is at this web page http://www.mississauga4sale.com/Gaso...gallons-us.htm


So depending on the exchange rate (I dont expect it to change in 3 weeks Currently US 0.76 = 1 CAD), the price for the same fuel (If bought in NY and converted to Sherbrook (Magog) prices would be USD$3.21 per US gallon.

Its up to you, although NY State Fuel taxes are relatively high, they are less than Quebec.

NY $2.82 vs PQ $3.21

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Old August 14th, 2015, 21:00   #18
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Just an FYI, the price of Diesel in the GTA and surrounding area has dropped to below the $1 per liter mark, so that makes it about $3 per US Gallon after conversion.

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Old August 15th, 2015, 09:40   #19
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The trip through Detroit/ Windsor and on to Cornwall, ON is a dffferent experience than going Detroit - Toledo - Cleveland - Erie - Buffalo - Syracuse Massena NY. Both have their merits. While Detroit - Montreal is shorter, it is also more expensive for Fuel , Accommodation, and Food (IMHO).

[Add Image for map Massena, NY to Newry, ME]

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Old August 15th, 2015, 18:33   #20
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Have fun. Matt and I already did this trip 2 years ago and couldn't afford it again this year. Too busy opening the shop. It's a gorgeous trip...you really should go out of your way for at least one spectacular National Park if you can spare it. I've recently done Painted Desert, Badlands, Yellowstone/Grand Tetons. All of those are awesome. There are probably others on your route. Green and White Mountains in New England are great. Northern Michigan/Wisconsin/Minnesota are gorgeous but mosquito filled late in the summer.

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Old August 16th, 2015, 09:21   #21
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If anybody will be coming through the Memphis area I would love to meet up with some of you.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 13:14   #22
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Have fun. Matt and I already did this trip 2 years ago and couldn't afford it again this year. Too busy opening the shop. It's a gorgeous trip...you really should go out of your way for at least one spectacular National Park if you can spare it. I've recently done Painted Desert, Badlands, Yellowstone/Grand Tetons. All of those are awesome. There are probably others on your route. Green and White Mountains in New England are great. Northern Michigan/Wisconsin/Minnesota are gorgeous but mosquito filled late in the summer.

Bryce Canyon NP and Zion NP in Utah are both must-sees, as well.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 15:22   #23
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We saw Mesa Verde NP in Colorado on a recent trip out west. The Anasazi pueblos there are amazing. Also, while not National Parks, Monument Valley in Utah and and Antelope Canyon in Arizona are magical.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 18:14   #24
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Plan is to do some touring in the Atlantic provinces after the fest.
My plan as well. I've just two weeks (the company limit for consecutive time off) but have been getting ready for months.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 21:34   #25
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Jon, saw that in another thread (I think). Are you camping? Most I will have is about 8 days before I head home. Plan is to start off from Portland, Me - supposed to pick up Anita there (if she doesn't wimp out). Head up U.S. 1 with a couple of stops on the way. Any pointers?
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Old August 17th, 2015, 07:32   #26
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Jon, saw that in another thread (I think). Are you camping? Most I will have is about 8 days before I head home. Plan is to start off from Portland, Me - supposed to pick up Anita there (if she doesn't wimp out). Head up U.S. 1 with a couple of stops on the way. Any pointers?
There is plenty of room at the house if you want to save on camping or hotel rooms, we'd love to have the company. I can set you up with any camping equipment you could imagine if you don't want to be freighted for the trip from out west. We live 1.25 hours north of Portland on the coast (3 miles from route 1).

Same goes for Jon or other long time and well contributing board members.

Aaron (of Boraparts fame) and another are staying over before their flight out but we have 3 spare bedrooms now that the kids are gone. Oh, and Maine lobster is cheap this time of year and we have everything to cook it with. Just sayin'.

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There is plenty of room at the house if you want to save on camping or hotel rooms, we'd love to have the company. I can set you up with any camping equipment you could imagine if you don't want to be freighted for the trip from out west. We live 1.25 hours north of Portland on the coast (3 miles from route 1).

Same goes for Jon or other long time and well contributing board members.

Aaron (of Boraparts fame) and another are staying over before their flight out but we have 3 spare bedrooms now that the kids are gone. Oh, and Maine lobster is cheap this time of year and we have everything to cook it with. Just sayin'.


Really great that you're willing to offer a place for people to stay. How far is it from your place to the Fest? My wife and I have 2 nights booked near the Fest, but meeting someone new and exploring more of Maine sounds cool...

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Old August 17th, 2015, 11:09   #28
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Just to clarify, I'm staying at the Fest hotel and the offer is only to established members that I know from the board and for the time outside of the Fest dates. I have no desire to turn the house into a hotel full of unknown people or take away from the Fest in any capacity. No offense, but I thought I should clarify.

Some people are staying after the Fest to visit our scenic coastline and surrounding areas. Perhaps once a rapport is established the offer will pertain to others for future events, but for now that's the way it'll be. Sorry for any confusion.

I've known Jon for years and known John for years without never meeting in person due to proximity. Many other board members fit into one of these categories but often I forget how large this board is in terms of membership.
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Just to clarify, I'm staying at the Fest hotel and the offer is only to established members that I know from the board and for the time outside of the Fest dates. I have no desire to turn the house into a hotel full of unknown people or take away from the Fest in any capacity. No offense, but I thought I should clarify.

Some people are staying after the Fest to visit our scenic coastline and surrounding areas. Perhaps once a rapport is established the offer will pertain to others for future events, but for now that's the way it'll be. Sorry for any confusion.

I've known Jon for years and known John for years without never meeting in person due to proximity. Many other board members fit into one of these categories but often I forget how large this board is in terms of membership.
Sorry I wasn't assuming you were offering to anyone...I was just saying its cool that there are good people out there. Don't worry, i wasn't inviting myself to you your place...Just made me think it will be interesting to meet folks from out that way...
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It is always good to meet new TDI enthusiasts and we'll definitely meet at the Fest and I'd be more than happy to help you expore our state. We're pretty simple up here though, we're the only to have one state as a neighbor and can only afford one syllable.
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