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Delibes 03-16-2011 01:53 PM

300TD Road Trip "This European Life: an open travelogue"
 
I will be moving from Lil' Rhodie to the Bay Area in California. My belongings are scarce, so I will get my 300TD up to snuff and drive across the USA.

I have driven to CA many times before (two in the LS400, two in the Outback), but this is a no-return trip that will open a new stage of my life.

For that matter, I would like to meet as many of you as possible, as my experiences meeting people from PeachParts (Hogweed and Billybob) have been extremely rewarding and fun. I will be taking the Southern Route (down to TX and then westward). I will certainly stop by my friend's family town in Mississippi and New Orleans.

The approximate dates are at the beginning of June.
The photos will be posted on this thread. Here is the draft route, open to modifications depending on the members of this forum:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/...7336b730_b.jpg

Looking forward to seeing many of you! :cowboy:
Let me know if you are in my route or close enough.
(Including the PeachParts central in Georgia!)

Aquaticedge 03-16-2011 02:03 PM

Far too north to hit me, best luck on your travels!

LaughingGravy 03-16-2011 09:59 PM

Heck, I may even be able to meet you, depending on the date in N. NJ.
I'll make the trip with my 300TD, just for picture album sake.
When you nail down the date of departure, I figure N. NJ will be on the first day, or I think it should be.

Fulcrum525 03-16-2011 10:02 PM

Very cool.

tbomachines 03-16-2011 10:14 PM

I'm in Philly, let me know if you swing by that way.

Delibes 03-16-2011 10:31 PM

Cool! I am REALLY looking forward to this! :)
Here are some of the pictures my girlfriend took on the last trip:

This thing...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5139/...60ef87617d.jpg

...turned into this other thing. Photos were taken while driving 10mph over the speed limit, as #1 priority was to GET THE HECK OUT OF THERE!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/...2a6d30ae71.jpg

Cruising around the Grand Canyon...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5139/...2322216d4c.jpg

...until we got to the real deal.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/...a7babcdfe9.jpg

And we move on to the City of Sin! This is how it looks from a distance.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5094/...7d49b6cef4.jpg

Unbelievable at night.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/...3fa58a2a46.jpg

I think I will rename this thread "The Adventures of Newport", as I do not want to create more threads if I travel more. One day I will visit Jurgen (Sahara 300TD) whenever I go back home in Spain.

R Leo 03-16-2011 11:56 PM

I'm halfway between Bryan, TX and Temple, TX if you decide to miss Shreveport and Tyler.

Delibes 03-17-2011 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R Leo (Post 2681831)
I'm halfway between Bryan, TX and Temple, TX if you decide to miss Shreveport and Tyler.

Sounds great! Definitely within reasonable distance.

The route will change slightly depending if I have company or not. A friend is also interested on moving to the Bay area, she is just waiting to hear from her employer. If she comes along we would have to stick to a stiffer, quicker route with lots of interstate. If I go solo, my sole mission will be to meet as many of you as possible! I will probably tow a small trailer, eat beef jerky all day long and sleep in the 300TD. :D

toomany MBZ 03-17-2011 08:05 AM

From the route you posted, you'll pass by just a few miles away. Keep me up to date.

ramonajim 03-17-2011 08:14 AM

Within striking distance of your route at the big yellow house in Frederick, MD - where there's always room for another guest (whether said guest hauls their bedroom along or not!).

benhogan 03-17-2011 02:42 PM

You will be passing through my town.

Shoot me an email if you want to stop and get some famous NC Barbecue.

I am in Chapel Hill NC. Allen and Son Barbecue is just off Interstate 85.

Better Wrench (the local MB indy) is on the same exit.

Stretch 03-17-2011 02:47 PM

You'd have to keep on going west or start out by going a long way to the east to get to see me! Seriously though - great idea - have a great trip.

Delibes 03-18-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toomany MBZ (Post 2681933)
From the route you posted, you'll pass by just a few miles away. Keep me up to date.

Fantastic! Will do! I know Powerpig lives around there, too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramonajim
Within striking distance of your route at the big yellow house in Frederick, MD

Thanks for your hospitality! If I am let into anyone's home, the least I can do is to treat you (and wife) to lunch/dinner!

Quote:

Originally Posted by benhogan
Shoot me an email if you want to stop and get some famous NC Barbecue.

Barbecue?! I am all for that!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Army
You'd have to keep on going west or start out by going a long way to the east to get to see me! Seriously though - great idea - have a great trip.

Soon enough, my friend! I travel back to Europe about once a year, so it will not be long before I meet you.

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Responses aside, thanks to everyone for your generosity! As soon as I get a home in SanFran, my doors will be open to you. I am really starting to feel like I am part of an obscure, tight fraternity. :rolleyes:

ramonajim 03-18-2011 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delibes (Post 2682736)
Thanks for your hospitality! If I am let into anyone's home, the least I can do is to treat you (and wife) to lunch/dinner!

While the offer is appreciated, part of dropping by our little slice of insanity is that we get to feed YOU. Darling Wife is an amazing creator of things edible - and she hates missing an opportunity to feed people!

ramonajim 03-18-2011 01:20 PM

Oh - just noticed your sig line about a W123 diff for sale..... Gretel (our 91 300TE 4matic - a W124) has a pumpkin that sings. If yours'll fit ours, we should talk.....


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