TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
- Aug 16, 2004
- South of Boston
- '97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
You bet. Same around here in southern New England but the roads here are pretty congested. Not the case in Maine, especially if you stay away from the coast. It's lots of fun.Lots of twisties, huh?
Just drive faster You should be able to cut off an hour or two. The rooms are very nice and are budget friendly. Otherwise we would never gone ahead with the idea of the Fest being there. Wait and see what we can offer when we open registration before you toss out the whole idea.Over 20 hours each way for me... not likely to happen. I don't expect that the rooms will be budget friendly either... That neck of the woods tends to be pricey!
We're looking at a group rate of $105/night for the regular rooms (standard two bed hotel room or a Murphy bed and kitchen), which is pretty incredible for the venue and season. There are also several room styles available this year, including one and two bedroom suites. Get a few friends together and you can get nightly rates per person down to the mid double-digits.Over 20 hours each way for me... not likely to happen. I don't expect that the rooms will be budget friendly either... That neck of the woods tends to be pricey!
There are only two of us that work here, so we alternate being on-call at night and work every other weekend. My co-worker is reluctant to 'mess up' the schedule by trading weeks or weekends. It's a possibility, and I'll see when it gets closer.Being 6+ months out, you can't switch with someone or request the time off?
Sweet- I've been really eager to do the Mt. Washington climb anyway. I see all the other "cool car clubs" doing Mt. Washington drives and videos...A trip up the Mt. Washington road for sure and I've plotted out 2 other tours through the western Maine mountains. Great drives, little traffic and lots of turns and scenic views.
Gotcha. This being a ski resort in the middle of the summer, you're not going to get any skiing in, so you don't have to worry about those fees.He wants to know if there will be additional mandatory fees for use of optional amenities like golf courses, ski runs, WiFi, etc. All the resort type places have these fees in addition to their excessively priced rooms (funny that non-resorts can provide WiFi free with their lower, more reasonably priced rooms). When negotiations for an event at one of these resorts are going on, it is best to get these fees waived. Once at a Miata event the resort decided to not waive these fees and those who had planned on coming told the organizers that we would not do so. They went back to the resort and told it either waive the fees or we walk. The resort waived the fees.
That's my new car test drive road. Great fun.Another really cool drive idea would be to drive the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire (from Conway to Lincoln) through the White Mountain National Forest (where Mt. Washington is). It's not that far away and it is a spectacular drive. Labor day weekend is probably a few weeks too early for the peak of the foliage season, but it is still incredible scenery.
You'd be surprised at what resorts try to do. I've heard that some have developed a non-snow use for their ski runs. Again it seems to be only these "resort" places that are so greedy.Gotcha. This being a ski resort in the middle of the summer, you're not going to get any skiing in, so you don't have to worry about those fees.
Labor Day should be a little milder than today...Great suggestion! The summit of Mt. Washington is an hour and twenty minutes from Sunday River and would definitely be a great afternoon jaunt. There are also a number of other great local drives - we'll be putting together some sort of a group drive this year, for sure!