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hi car lounge
it took me a while to upload the frst half of the pix (sorry), but i am gonna start my travel report here and now http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
from the first time i saw the c2c webside that lucky put up i knew i just had to do it (i think it was about march 09)
so told my brother that i would need a co pilot and asked him if he would be interrested.
at first he was like: oh no, i can never affford that!
after some brute calculations on my budged and my ablity to cut out "real life" i decidet to make him the offer:
you have to save up 1000$ for pocket money, i´ll pay everything else!
he was like
and so the decision was made to go to the US.
i saved on everything, even food for 4 months and drove my beloved mk1 from norway 1000 miles to winterstorage in germany
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4558804
2 days later we took the planes from berln-frankfurt and then frankfurt-seattle (all together 14 hours).
we arrvived safely in seattle where had planned to try to rent a vw, at the airport then the "+ߧ hit the fan: non of the rental companys had a car

none, nada, niema, nitshewo, garnichts
:redface:

with no ride we took a indish guys cab and he drove us to the first of many motels on this vacation, of course he imediately sr##ed us 20$ for 5 miles driving.
hotel room was smelly but ok, like most of the motels on our trip.
we began exploring seattle:




but my bro becam soon fed up of riding the bus

after some walking around we found a avis station where we took the 1 ( ! ) :wow: available car.
the (un) mighty corolla!

we met simon (2mAn) the first time this evening and took some cold ones wtih him


of course we didnt want to be seen in a stock corolla so we started to decorate that thing


we met simon again in the evening and took us out drinking and partying,

(party pix coutrtesy of simon)
we woke up and hit the road to montana




we drove to spokane bought a new map got a steak (i mistook horseraddish for sour cream) with free sinuses we drove on and arrived in
kalispell in the middle of the night....
next morning we managed after some hours of calling and wondering (a little crying was involved too) to make contact with stanton (handsome bastid)
after some searching we actually managed to find the place and lucky and the others :-D

of course we needet some more booze and while i was inside buying the stuff the guys on the outside got creative

custom flamejob by handsome bastid ftw

notice the "free" sign in the window you are gong to see that again much later
this is going to be a thread with lots of pix

sometimes my "i" doesnt work, sorry


Modified by otti at 9:24 AM 10-21-2009
 

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Re: the grand american roadtrip by "ze germanz" (Accidental L8 apex)

Can't wait to see updates! Thanks for posting this on TCL rather than the mk1 forum. I love road trip adventures.
 

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Looks like an awesome time. How much does something like this cost? America is expensive but if done right you can find some sweet deals, sleep at friends, etc.
 

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i tryed to keep the costs down as much as possible, let me put it like this:
-the exchange rate was good for me
-i met a lot of good vortexers who helped me out with places to crash
-i will put up a resume in the last post
we kept track of almost all costs, wich was my co pilots job!
follow the tread and you will see
 

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Re: FV-QR (Barren)

In ftw! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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subscribed!
Keep us posted where you are and where you are going! Maybe some folks on here can set up a cruise or something
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Re: the grand american roadtrip by "ze germanz" (otti)

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Re: (jeff1234)

Welcome to the US!!
I apologize for the bud lights (piss water) you guys were drinking. Living in Germany changed my beer tastes forever.
Let me know if you are going to be stopping in Detroit. Me and some of the other VW folk will show you a good time. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Quote, originally posted by stevegolf »

Let me know if you are going to be stopping in Detroit. Me and some of the other VW folk will show you a good time. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Ooohhhh... I'm not a VW folk but I'm always up for a few beers.
 

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Nice, in for later and more updates!!
 

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This is so awesome! Make sure you keep posting updates, and meet as many fellow TCL / Vortex people as possible.
I loved how right away you tried to rent a VW. You realize most places don't rent VW's in the US, right? Maybe you can convince a fellow board member to rent you one of their rides for a while.
Do you have a map of where you are going? Get a google map and post it up here, would love to see where you are going!
Keep at it guys, going to be a blast!

Also, if you somehow make it up to New England, we have some great roads to drive on in the fall, especially here in VT.



Modified by EMVeeDub at 1:03 PM 10-21-2009
 

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Re: (Entwerfer des Audis)

Quote, originally posted by Entwerfer des Audis »
See, this is the spirit of a roadtrip -- just go out and do it!

This.
 

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Re: (EMVeeDub)

If I'm not mistaken their trip is done. They went to h2o in Ocean City, MD, which was a few weeks ago.
 
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