The Journey Begins...

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The Journey Begins...

Postby BruceDow » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:06 pm

Well... Mr Hot Rod left Quebec today and dragged his topless boat through sleet and snow to complete the first leg of his journey.

He reports that the Glen-L 2100 trailer that he built handled well through the blizzard, and that the Hot Rod earned lots of stares along the way.

The Hot Rod arrived full of snow... which we hope will be melted by the time we reach Alabama.

We are shipping out from Toronto at first-light tomorrow (Wed.) morning.

If I can paraphrase the immortal words of the Blues Brothers.

Elwood: It's 1006 miles to Guntersville, we got a full tank of gas, and half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it!



C U in a few days, eh?
Bruce.

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Re: The Journey Begins...

Postby Dave Grason » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:44 pm

Bruce Dow wrote:The Hot Rod arrived full of snow... which we hope will be melted by the time we reach Alabama.



yeah.......... i don't think you'll need to worry about that too much.

Glad to see ya'll are on your way.
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Postby upspirate » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:32 pm

Yea Team!!!! :shock: :wink:

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Postby John K » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:24 am

All the way from Toronto thru the snow. I remember those days in the snow. It was a long time ago now, just a blurr.

Hope you have a good trip.

upspirate

Postby upspirate » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:57 am

We could have had Paul bring the keg....it already would have been iced down in the boat!!!!! :wink: :lol: :roll:

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Postby kens » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:08 am

upspirate wrote:We could have had Paul bring the keg....it already would have been iced down in the boat!!!!! :wink: :lol: :roll:


Now that's using your head, much easier logistics!!!!

BTW, I am pulling out in a matter of minutes, see you guys there.

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Postby upspirate » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:11 am

Be careful Ken...see you fri

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Postby gaffrig24 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:14 pm

I'll be leaving EARLY Thursday morning, I'll probably arrive there around 7:30am local time. I'll see y'all there

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Postby upspirate » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:30 pm

Fair winds & following sea to all coming to The Gathering....be safe & see you there!!

(Actually you make better time & less rolling with a beam reach,but that was how the saying goes!!!!)

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Postby BruceDow » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:22 pm

Good idea...

Hot Rod agrees that all his boat will be good for this week is to use it as a cooler.

(We're stopped for the night in Cincinnati... all is well)
Bruce.

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upspirate

Postby upspirate » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:27 pm

That;s alright Bruce,
Tell Mr Hot Rod that Ashley can take him for a thrill ride in her boat!!! :wink: :roll: :lol: :shock:

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Postby PapaDon » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:05 pm

I just wanted to poke my head in here to wish you all the funnist of all good times and the safest of all trips! (I CAN"T WAIT for the pictures!)
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Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:16 pm

I'm loading up now! I'll leave B'ham 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning about 2 1/2 hours.

It'll be a fun drive in the rain. But, not a chance I won't be there!

Bill
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Postby 53Evinrude » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:23 pm

Bill: See you at Cracker Barrel. Give me a 15 minute warning.

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Hmmm...How to post pics???

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:36 pm

:D Looks Great! Thanks!

Last year, I made signs with a crayon!

I'll call you when I get to about Grants Mill Road.

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