Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
- Jul 2, 2000
- Springfield, VA
- ‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
There are "zip line" rides and such, and chair lift for mountain bikes (and bike rental, too) that are not included in the room rate, so if that's what is meant by greedy, non-snow use fees means of prying what would otherwise be raffle ticket and auction money from the club, then yes, there are greedy no-snow fees that are available for you to use if you wish.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.
Oh, I don't know about that. I think you are repelling.I haven't been repelling or climbing in at least 15 years - bad needs and fat now.
How many times have you had to drive across NV? I've done it enough that I kind of dread it now. I've gone via US-40, it's replacement I-80, and via "The Loneliest Highway in America" US-50. I have many memories: crankshaft damaged in Wells Nevada due to oil loss in August 1970; transmission damage in Wells due to a service tech not tightening the filler plug enough in Nebraska (this was in July 1978); coming around a curve in the evening into a cattle herd east of Ely in November 1978 (fortunately I avoided hitting any animals); being blown off the roadway when I drove over an icy patch just as a high cross wind hit me 5 miles west of Eureka in May 1999. And after leaving the Sierras, nothing but miles of bleak desert. I try to stop at every large city just for a break: Lovelock, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Elko, and Wells on US-40/I-80; Fallon, Austin, Eureka, and Ely on US-50.Yeah, Reno/Tahoe would be nice. I thought so when I drove through on my way to the Portland fest (stopped in at Bently Biofuels in Minden), and yeah, two weeks driving for what in effect is a weekend can be a lot, but its as much the memories from the trips as the actual festivities that I enjoy.
I never "had to" drive across Nevada. I chose to do so.How many times have you had to drive across NV?
bad brakes, poor headlight pattern, faulty wipers...How does a herd of cattle covering the highway make an un-reliable car?
And it is due to Fred's that I don't hesitate to take any US road.And it is due to VW maintenance that I won't take Cranberry on US 50 cross NV.
Well, it WAS a two month old 1979 Ford Mustang (this was in November 1978) on a 2 lane road going around a 90 degree curve ...bad brakes, poor headlight pattern, faulty wipers...
And it is due to Fred's that I don't hesitate to take any US road.
You wouldn't happen to have any of those Capri V6 items left, would you? I could use 2/3 of them in my V4 Saab.
Well now, this is interesting... we just might have to figure in on making this trek. How does the resort/area seem to look for youth activities? We'd have a 10-year old in tow that most likely would find herself rather bored after a short while talking about cars...Once again, congratulations to this year's organizing committee and hope to see you in Maine.
There's tons of activities for kids. One of the volunteers is considering a kayak trip down the Androscoggin river, there are zip lines and chair lifts at the resort along with a pool, hot tubs and more. There's hiking, rockhounding in the area, there are golf courses and other activities. If you look at the Bethel, ME Chamber of Commerce site it should give you a good overall view of available activities for kids. You'll also be near Evan's Notch State Park with some excellent hiking and waterfalls and Grafton Notch State Park that has some very cool hiking over granite slabs along a small stream.Well now, this is interesting... we just might have to figure in on making this trek. How does the resort/area seem to look for youth activities? We'd have a 10-year old in tow that most likely would find herself rather bored after a short while talking about cars...
i hear that! But it gives me a chance to do 1-stop shopping! See the immediate family and the extended family, all in 1 trip! Woot!Maine???
Could not be further away from San Diego!! Even Alaska or Hawaii would be closer to me. 3086 miles from San Diego.
But, NONE of us in the Golden State are willing to step up to the plate. So have a great time!!
Good thing is, Montreal would be on the way. Anita grew up there and has family and friends in Montreal. May just be able to get her to go across the country. Last time we drove to Montreal, we came back with a spart TDI engine from Montreal! Will I get lucky agaim?
Here is last year's agenda: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=361681Ok I am a TDI virgin is there a rundown of what occurs at these fests ? Be gentle with the flames
If you want to fly, I have a B4 you can use for the week or however long you're here.2,800 miles and about 43 hours behind the wheel!
Or fly/leave TDI @ home, or train/truck transport or stay home...
Mind's made up!
In North Conway NH there is Story Land. An amusement park that caters to 2-8 year olds. There is also Six Gun City, a western town in New Hampshire. Don't forget about Santa's Village. They are less or about an hour away in Jackson/ North Conway Nh.There's tons of activities for kids.