TDIFest 2010, the location is Portland, OR

Lug_Nut

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TeDeEye1 said:
I am still on the fence between this and a cruise...
Lets see.
Cruise= I have good time and maybe find that rich good looking widow I've been looking for.
TDIFest= I have a great time, see lots of the country, get to drive a lot, keep my fest run going (5 and counting), maybe finally win chip tune, and my first trip with paid in full car.

What was I thinking, I gotta go to the Fest
Both?
How about a pre-or post-fest side trip on up to Seattle for an Alaska cruise?
 

TeDeEye1

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Lug_Nut said:
Both?
How about a pre-or post-fest side trip on up to Seattle for an Alaska cruise?
interesting idea. But.....
I was thinking about warmer ports of call :) Some place with lots of bikinis.:cool: Did I just say that out loud!!?? :eek: I meant lots of sand. :D
 

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TeDeEye1 said:
interesting idea. But.....
I was thinking about warmer ports of call :) Some place with lots of bikinis.:cool: Did I just say that out loud!!?? :eek: I meant lots of sand. :D
...Cabo...ask me someday what i know about warmer ports of call, bikinis, and ships in cabo... i might tell you all about it. :rolleyes:
TDIFest Portland, drive up to Seatle, take a cruise to Cabo and back. could be fun times. :)
 

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Zippy_car said:
...Cabo...ask me someday what i know about warmer ports of call, bikinis, and ships in cabo... i might tell you all about it. :rolleyes:
TDIFest Portland, drive up to Seatle, take a cruise to Cabo and back. could be fun times. :)
I would love to hear that. I'm sure Tomo would too;)

Actually, I am going to Seattle to see some friends and depending on the weather maybe take a local cruise or two for the scenic views.
 

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Wouldn't be the first time the TDI Fest saw rain. I seem to recall plenty of it in 2006's TDI Fest. Just make sure you wax BEFORE you get to rain country. The car with the best beading will win the Show-n-Shine. :D
 

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Rain during late summer is rare in western Oregon. The chances of rain during Labor Day weekend would be far higher in any city east of the Mississippi you care to name! :)
 

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tomo366 said:
My Mother lived in the PNW and I have been there.........it wasn't dry any day while I was there........
Please, its like a desert here in the summer
43.16" Average annual rainfall in Portland
43.59" Average annual rainfall in Baltimore....

We just get all our rain in the winter...

Hmmmmm..... Soooo much wetter in Portland huh...

We average .99" rain in August, and 1.87" rain in September
Baltimore gets 4.05" in August and 4.06" in September.......

Somehow I think we'll be ok. :)
 

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Road Trip!

I got my vacation lined up so it's ROAD TRIP TIME!

 
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You really should consider hopping over to US 101 at San Francisco & driving up the Northern California coast through the redwoods... and then up the Oregon coast. Way, way more scenic than I-5!

TheGrove said:
I got my vacation lined up so it's ROAD TRIP TIME!

 

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Lug_Nut said:
Almost.... You should have said what I should say:
"I'm on Fred's because I don't have a life.":D

LOL.......Actually since my Step-Daughter, Wife and Son opened a small business in September I have a life and most of it is spent there helping them run it!
So the TDI sit's on the back burner it hasn't even been washed in a month......:(
 
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cmitchell said:
You really should consider hopping over to US 101 at San Francisco & driving up the Northern California coast through the redwoods... and then up the Oregon coast. Way, way more scenic than I-5!
That's a good possibility, the question is can I do it in the 2 days I have to get from Clovis to Portland with my mother and sister in the car with me.
 

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TheGrove said:
That's a good possibility, the question is can I do it in the 2 days I have to get from Clovis to Portland with my mother and sister in the car with me.
Take I5 if time is limited. From SF to Portland is a good 10-12 hours, with stops. The coast is great (done it), but allow two days due to traffic and stops for veiwing.
 

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whatnxt said:
Take I5 if time is limited. From SF to Portland is a good 10-12 hours, with stops. The coast is great (done it), but allow two days due to traffic and stops for veiwing.
That was my concern. My map has it at about 770 miles, which if I was going myself would be about 12 hours, but with my mother will be closer to 14 for the extra stops. So I figured to divide it into 2 7-8 hour days on I-5.

Who knows, depending on what the other family members want to do we may leave a day earlier and do the trip.
 

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Hey VW Derf, my wife and I will be there to anchor the Canadian team. Driving down from Yellowknife, should be a great trip. See you there.
 

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whatnxt said:
Take I5 if time is limited. From SF to Portland is a good 10-12 hours, with stops. The coast is great (done it), but allow two days due to traffic and stops for veiwing.
If you drive all the way from Pennsylvania & don't see the redwoods and the Oregon coast it would be a shame... especially of you're driving up I-5 to save time. It would be like going to Buffalo and not bothering to go to Niagara Falls... or driving to Flagstaff & not bothering to go to the Grand Canyon. You get the idea! The Oregon coast offers some of the most (perhaps THE most) scenic coastline in the USA. You won't be sorry you spent a little extra time.
 

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cmitchell said:
If you drive all the way from Pennsylvania & don't see the redwoods and the Oregon coast it would be a shame... especially of you're driving up I-5 to save time. It would be like going to Buffalo and not bothering to go to Niagara Falls... or driving to Flagstaff & not bothering to go to the Grand Canyon. You get the idea! The Oregon coast offers some of the most (perhaps THE most) scenic coastline in the USA. You won't be sorry you spent a little extra time.
Good points, fortunately this isn't the 1st time i've been out that way as my mom's family is from Fresno so I have relatives from San Bernadino all the way to Walla Walla. But I still need to take 101 up that part of the coast.
 

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hmm Ill mark it on the calendar!

I am going up in June for a Jeep event at 12 MPG so why not go up again in the Golf with 45MPG? haha
 

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NJ to Portland

Hmmm. Maybe a group road trip to the fest... TDI Fest or bust.
 

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Details?

Too bad about PIR being booked, I'd love to see Fixum Rich's NB burn some rubber. Any idea where the event will be held? I don't imagine that the city would like the potential hundreds of VWs parked at and around the Fix Um Haus:eek:! Isn't there a dragstrip in Woodburn? Maybe a Saturday morning event there?
 

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zardnarf said:
Too bad about PIR being booked, I'd love to see Fixum Rich's NB burn some rubber. Any idea where the event will be held? I don't imagine that the city would like the potential hundreds of VWs parked at and around the Fix Um Haus:eek:! Isn't there a dragstrip in Woodburn? Maybe a Saturday morning event there?
Woodburn is already in the works. Just have the details to sort out.
 

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Things To Do

If you're heading West through the Columbia Gorge on your way to the Fest in September...Multnomah Falls is right on the highway. It is about 20 minutes east of Troutdale, Oregon. It's free, it's 630 ft. high and you'll be glad you stopped and enjoyed it.

What to do in Portland? Go to the Baghdad Theater, buy your calzone, take it in and watch the movie while you enjoy your dinner and the marvelous old Art Deco building. Google it.

Coming up from CA?...cut over to the coast from Eugene, OR. Head North and catch Haceta Head Lighthouse, Little Whale Cove (bring your camera), The Devil's Elbow, The Devil's Hot Tub, Cape Perpetua, and then head back over to I-5 when you get up above Lincoln City. It's all good. Give them a Google, too. Oh, yeah...if you mountain bike, YouTube the Mackenzie River Trail. It is up the mountain East of Eugene and probably beats all the other things I listed put together.

We're looking forward to seeing you in September. :D

Jim
 

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tdijim said:
If you're heading West through the Columbia Gorge on your way to the Fest in September...Multnomah Falls is right on the highway. It is about 20 minutes east of Troutdale, Oregon. It's free, it's 630 ft. high and you'll be glad you stopped and enjoyed it.

What to do in Portland? Go to the Baghdad Theater, buy your calzone, take it in and watch the movie while you enjoy your dinner and the marvelous old Art Deco building. Google it.

Coming up from CA?...cut over to the coast from Eugene, OR. Head North and catch Haceta Head Lighthouse, Little Whale Cove (bring your camera), The Devil's Elbow, The Devil's Hot Tub, Cape Perpetua, and then head back over to I-5 when you get up above Lincoln City. It's all good. Give them a Google, too. Oh, yeah...if you mountain bike, YouTube the Mackenzie River Trail. It is up the mountain East of Eugene and probably beats all the other things I listed put together.

We're looking forward to seeing you in September. :D

Jim
With regards to Mountain Biking, I've ridden MRT and I think the North Umpqua River Trail East of Roseburg is hard to beat. Fun riding and beautiful scenery. Much funner than MRT in my book:
http://www.imba.com/epics/north_umpqua_trail.html
 
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