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Old 01-11-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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TEXANS! TOD caravan!

Those of us that are planning for the Tail of the Dragon meet this coming May, maybe we should meet somewhere and caravan the rest of the way? I've driven from Austin to DC before, and figure we'll be mostly along that route.

I think we should plan on getting to Kentucky, and our hotel, Friday evening. Maybe we should meet in Texarkana or even Memphis sometime that Friday.

As we nail down times, and figure drive times, we'll have to plan on a time. We'll also have to plan on a location, so anyone familiar with the areas could suggest a location along the route.

Also a good idea, if you don't have one, get one - one of those Motorola walkie-talkie radios. They are invaluable on a road trip like this! I have one already, and it has come in handy. You can get a pair of them for probably $30 or so, or get the more expensive ones.

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Old 01-11-2007, 04:10 PM   #2
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It's not likely this Texan will go. If you hit up through Dallas, I'd do a photoshoot/meet & greet, but it isn't exactly on the way.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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The last time I drove to Virginia from Austin, I went through Dallas (then over to Texarkana and through Tennessee). I guess it would depend on the timing, based on when we want to arrive in Kentucky, whether or not I/we could stop in D. The Houston guys would have to go out of their way, but the Dallas guys and CenTex people could probably go through Dallas.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:59 PM   #4
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Got all excited about the trip, then was reminded by my daughter that her graduation ceremony is May 3rd in Florida. Oh well maybe next time. She is a law student, so if I fail to show up I am sure she will sue
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:17 PM   #5
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Travis, drive to Florida for her graduation, then up to the TOD with us!

Fray, my buddy and I will be leaving on Thursday from Houston and you're more than welcome to caravan with us. We'll stop in New Orleans or somewhere half way... I have yet to look at a map.

Since I work with churches all over the country, I was planning to call one wherever we needed to stay and ask for a couch for us... you're welcome to join us, but I can't guarantee free accomodations just yet, but I'll work on it.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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Wow... I will be in texarkana this weekend to see my family. Sadly its a little early, but hey, maybe my presence will stay behind. Im a Texan at heart, born and raised untill I was 11.
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Randall, we'll see how it plays out closer to D day. If the 'southern route' has more takers, I might just tag along with you guys!
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:22 AM   #8
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Hey, let us Texans (and former Texans) not forget about Boxstoberfest later in the year, which is held in our very own great state! I think every one of us should commit to that!

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Quote:
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Hey, let us Texans (and former Texans) not forget about Boxstoberfest later in the year, which is held in our very own great state! I think every one of us should commit to that!

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I am up for that one.
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:43 PM   #10
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I would love to go, but Randall cleverly picked the weekend
that has, as of now, three events I want to do.

One is going with you all to the TOD.

And there is also a high speed DE at TWS that weekend.

But I am not going to THAT either because that weekend is also
the Jeep Jamboree at the Palo Duro Canyon. And I have
been going there for the past ten years, been a member
of the Jeep club there for years, too.

So why did everybody have to pick that particular weekend?????

So what I may have to do is meet Randall before he leaves, enjoy
a cup of coffee, not civet poop preferably, if it's in the AM or
a refreshing adult beverage if it's the evening before so I can
wish you all a safe and fun trip.

In the meantime, weather permitting (which at this point may
be questionable) some of us Houston folks can practice up next
Saturday, the 20th, for a quick AM drive.

(Which reminds me -- it's 71 degrees here now and fixin' to be
REALLY cold in a day or so -- and the top is down. Better go put
it up now. Gadzooks! It might even get down to freezing around
here!

Well, I find that I am rambling here, so I will sign off now
and let you all get back to doing other things.

Have a Boxster day...

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Old 01-12-2007, 07:16 PM   #11
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Someone's going to have to post more details about Boxstoberfest! I'm SO up for that if they have it in Texas again this year!
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:00 PM   #12
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I'll post more details when the event is closer. They have a website, but it hasn't been updated in a while. It's usually in September and is held in Fredericksburg, TX.

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