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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #150 on: September 21, 2019, 07:28:12 »
Garry

Pretty amazing trip!  Do hope it was some of what you expected and some of what you did not expect - in a good way.  Had to be interesting to know so many folks with one common denominator along your 10,000 mile Pagoda Run. 

It was great to have met up in LA when your pagoda was a week away from port and still on a ship and expect to see you again in San Diego. 

Best from Paris. 
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #151 on: September 29, 2019, 11:36:03 »
To push on from Maine we continued our journey to Pagodafest in a hire car.  We travelled south to Gettysburg and from there to Harpers Ferry looking at all the civil war sites.
Skirted Washington and on to Virginia and a return to Ramsay Farm (site of 2017 PUB) where our generous host Tom and his wife put on a beautiful evening and dinner for us together with Chuck T and wife Dianne and Mike H  also came down in his Pagoda from Washington.
We are staying a few days before pushing on to the next stop.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 13:42:05 by Garry »
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #152 on: September 29, 2019, 20:09:50 »


Beautiful picture of yo Gentlemen, indeed!

Love also the scenic view !


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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #153 on: October 07, 2019, 17:03:43 »
I have not added to my post for some time.  I have been enjoying myself too much in San Diego with old and new friends.

To add the last leg getting to Pagodafest, we transferred the car across to CA and continued on in a hire car for another two weeks on the east coast getting as far south as Virginia before we flew into San Diego for the Pagodafest.

What a fantastic weekend we had and meeting all the old friends and lots of new faces.  The weather perfect, car happy after its travels.

Now it’s drive back to Los Angeles where the drive started from and deliver the Pagoda back to the shipper.  We fly out on Wednesday and the car ships out on 15 October and should be back home by end of November.

Statistics

Getting car to USA via everywhere.       14,422 miles
Drive around USA.                              10,345 miles
Vehicle on truck in USA.                        2,661 miles
Hire car travels.                                    3,850 miles     
Ship home (hopefully direct).                7,937  miles

Total miles Pagoda travelled for holiday 35,365 miles
Total miles we drove.  14,195

Consumables.

Oil used,  2 Quarts
Fuel used. lots
One service in Canada thanks to Benz Dr. Dan Caron.

It was a wonderful experience and only one more post confirming that the car gets home..

What a saint my wife Kate has been as we drove around being the navigator, toll payer, the “clear left” manager (RHD does have some difficulties) Window cleaner, car cover helper and all round good buddy. Without her in the passenger seat this whole crazy trip would not have been possible.

And a bucket list item ticked off 😎😎😎
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #154 on: October 08, 2019, 05:37:07 »
Congratulations Gary, Kate and Pagoda for the "Amazing Journey". You are true enthusiasts and good friends to all you meet. We wish you happy motoring and many new roads to travel.
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #155 on: October 08, 2019, 06:14:51 »
Have a safe trip home Garry and Kate.  I followed your travel adventure with great interest.  Hope to see you at the Euroevent in Bavaria next year.
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #156 on: October 08, 2019, 14:12:53 »
Well done Garry and Kate...amazing trip. But then again, you two like road trips, be it in the Pagoda or the camper van.

Sorry to have missed Pagoda Fest but we'll see you in Bavaria!

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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #157 on: October 11, 2019, 01:27:14 »
We are home safe and sound this morning Friday 11 October.


Car will follow in next week or so and take up to 50 days to get here and cleared.


Now back to membership duties.  A big thank you to Hugh R in Canada who has been managing and filling in for me doing the International Membership welcomes during the nearly four months that I have been travelling.


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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #158 on: October 11, 2019, 01:50:04 »
Hi Garry,

Glad you and Kate made it home safe and sound. I will be home on Sunday next. So far my round trip (in Chicago now) shows 9,766 KM. Staying in a AirBnB just north of Chicago. Planning to look at a 107 for Peter H in Germany, Hörverlust so far no word of location for m e to see it, it might be an invitation just to get some money from Peter H. If I hear noting by mid morning tomorrow then it must be a Scam.

Was nice seeing you and Kate and everyone else at another PagodaFest Event. If Hugh is home by Sunday he and I might just have our solo run with 2 Pagoda’s ~s~

All the Best,

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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #159 on: October 11, 2019, 04:31:29 »
That was a great trip Garry. Thanks for posting all the photos. Especially the covered bridges and other serendipitous discoveries (which I think happen less often now we are all cellphone-guided).
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #160 on: November 04, 2019, 01:33:13 »
Whilst Kate and I are home  safe and sound the Pagoda is still on the high seas about half way between USA and Australia and due in Port Melbourne on 25 November.

  I have been tracking the car and note it has been back to Seattle again on its return voyage. Third time round for that town.🙀😲
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #161 on: November 14, 2019, 10:36:44 »
The car has visited New Zealand and now on its way to home.  maybe next week.........
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #162 on: November 14, 2019, 10:39:36 »
You could have let Stick borrow it while he's in NZ ;D
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #163 on: November 14, 2019, 20:53:52 »
I haven’t heard from Colin.  I suspect the Kiwi’s have kidnapped  him!!!


I understood he was coming to Oz
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #164 on: November 14, 2019, 22:14:13 »
He’s driving from Christchurch ;)
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #165 on: December 06, 2019, 07:42:43 »
Well Bella the beautiful, is finally back home, in a dirty state but started straight up and drove it home from the wharf.  Everything was in the car, all just a bit dirty.


A service and some minor tweaks and she will be as good as new after 10,000 miles (16,000km)


Now i have to write a couple of articles that i have been asked for and promised i would do.


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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #166 on: December 06, 2019, 12:38:43 »
Looking great Garry! Looking forward to an article!  Keep us posted!
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #167 on: December 06, 2019, 14:35:02 »
Congratulations on the conclusion of an epic trip !
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #168 on: December 06, 2019, 23:15:20 »

Pew....! :D

I am happy to hear your Pagoda is home well again.  ;)
Was myself already afraid because of the loong ship voyage your car had to endure. ???

All's well that ends well. ;)

Great experience, Garry!

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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #169 on: December 07, 2019, 15:40:11 »
Garry, thanks for letting us know Bella also make it home safely! Nice picture of Bella in front of the gate to your home. Looks like you have a nice sized property!

You & Kate have inspired me to write a "bucket list" & go for it!
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #170 on: December 07, 2019, 21:53:26 »
I wish it was my property but sadly it is a near by one that i used. Mine is a completely broken down old wooden gate and a partially demolished house that is being rebuilt with rubbish everywhere.


Sad but true..  :'( :'( ;D
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #171 on: December 07, 2019, 23:24:54 »
I wish it was my property but sadly it is a near by one that i used. Mine is a completely broken down old wooden gate and a partially demolished house that is being rebuilt with rubbish everywhere.
Sad but true..  :'( :'( ;D

What, your house is being rebuilt with rubbish?   :o :o  Did your bank account got robbed while you where traveling?
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #172 on: December 07, 2019, 23:37:09 »
Alfred, 


It was the travel that broke me.   :D    This was the front door to the house last week.


Garry
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Re: Getting to San Diego in Oct 2019
« Reply #173 on: December 08, 2019, 20:15:31 »
Looks like a big project. I hope it goes well for you. I know what it is like since I do remodeling and renovation for a living.
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