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Rolf-Dieter

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Details for our Niagara Falls Road Trip
« on: July 07, 2021, 19:19:27 »
Preliminary Details are attached here in a PDF format file. This Preliminary PDF File will provide the Members that have expressed interest to participate in this Road Trip on  September 18th and 19th 2021 for the Niagara Falls Trip. The file will provide you with different meeting points along the way, let me know where you plan to join the group so that we don’t wait for you unnecessarily.  See the PDF file attached here with this post.

Original Details can be found:-

Here —-> https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=33040.0

The spreadsheet that lists participants for both the Niagara Falls Road Trip and the earlier August Road Trip to the Toronto Event, has now been revised (listing individuals that have confirmed attendance for the Niagara Falls Trip) to issue 12 is attached here with this post for your information. I have deleted individuals that have not responded to me after posting several PM reminders. I will be happy to add anyone that was deleted from the spreadsheet back on to it if I receive a PM to do so. Right now I have 10 confirmations for the Niagara Falls Trip and 9 confirmations for the Toronto Event.

I require from each participant a PM with the following Information:-

1 - Your e-mail address.

I need your e-mail so that I may forward to you the attached PDF file that will be revised to issue 02 and will contain addresses of all the “Meeting Locations” as well as times when cars are expected to arrive and when we plan to leave to the next meeting location. This will give everyone the option to join at any for the meeting points listed.

2 - Your cell phone number.

I need your cell phone number so that I may then provide you and others on our trip when we meet with a list of the cell numbers in case someone gets lost, needs help, or needs to contact us during the road trip for whatever reason.

3 - Let me know at what meeting location you plan to join us so that we will not have to wait unnecessarily for your arrival.

Please take a minute and provide me with items 1 to 3 so that I may finalize the attached PDF file with the final details and forward the final PDF file revision 02 to you.

I am posting this here in the EVENT section of the forum as well as a PM to each participating Member for the Niagara Falls Trip in the hope you see it and get back to me.

Details for the Day 2 Road Trip of the Niagara area will follow soon so look for it to be added here later.

Thank you

Dieter

PS.

ADDITIONAL NOTE

In my PDF file I mentioned a recommendation to make reservations for the Skyline Tower Restaurant for September 18 if you are traveling with your significant other or wish to eat alone. (The Tower Restaurant is closed at the moment, however, I expect for September this may change) I recommend checking early next month to see if reservations can be made. So I Plan to check quite often when they take reservations for September 18, I plan to take a 7:30 pm or  8:00 pm reservation for dinner. Access to the Observation Deck is free if you have dinner at the restaurant, The color display once it gets dark of the falls should be spectacular,

For Reservations Details: —-> Google —-> Skylon Tower restaurant reservations

Members that have Confirmed Attendance for Niagara Falls Road Trip are;

Bill (Tycoon), Jason (Frontseat Driving), Marcus (Jordon), Hugh, (jehugh), Dieter (Rolf-Dieter), Peter (PJ), Mike?. (mmpkp), Dan (Benz Dr,), Douglas (opopotts), George?. (ghenne),

I like to provide everyone with a Name Tag, Mike?. (mmpkp) and George?. (ghenne), please let me know if I have your first name correct.

Thank you Dieter
« Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 19:24:49 by Rolf-Dieter »
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Re: Details for our Niagara Falls Road Trip
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2021, 00:07:16 »
Niagara Road Trip Participants that have responded to my questions and provided the information needed to finalize our plans so far are;-

Peter J. (Peter Jamieson) Collingwood, Ontario

Peter (PJ) London Ontario.

Hugh R. (Hugh) London, Ontario

Dieter S. (Rolf-Dieter) London Ontario

Marcus (Jordan) Ontario Canada

George (ghenne) Toronto, Ontario

Jason P. (Frontseat Driving) Hamilton, Ontario

Doug (opopotts) Toronto, Ontario

Manas (mmpkp) Toronto, Ontario

Bill V. (Tycoon), Blue Mountain, Ontario

I am waiting for to respond to me.

* Will confirm later
* * Has not replied yet to request or my PM’s
* * * Needs a lift his car is still in California (Hugh will offer him a lift)
* * * * Needs a lift his car is all apart for restoration (Dieter has offered him a lift)

Carson *

Benz Dr, * *

mmpkp * *

Steve.k * * *

GreenPagoda * * * *

NOTE

Members from the Toronto area might want to communicate with one another and pick a time and place to Meet in Toronto and then travel together in a caravan to one of our Meeting Locations listed in my PDF fileonce I finalize this file as revision 02. One of you should take the lead to organize this right here in this thread, or use the PM system here.

Dieter
« Last Edit: July 17, 2021, 19:27:33 by Rolf-Dieter »
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Re: Details for our Niagara Falls Road Trip
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2021, 09:48:10 »
Apart from the obvious highlights of meeting Rolf-Dieter and Dr Dan, by far the best experience during my 2018 trip was a visit to the Two Sisters winery:
https://www.twosistersvineyards.com/
I thoroughly recommend it.
I do very much regret not visiting the aircraft museum here: https://www.warplane.com/contact-canadian-warplane-heritage.aspx
Have fun!


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Re: Details for our Niagara Falls Road Trip
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2021, 18:14:51 »
Hi gang, I'm Jason of Frontseat Driving, and I'm am putting together the Niagara Cruise.

I would appreciate some input in order to give you the best experience I can within the constraints of time and distances covered.

Lets cover the big one right away.  Gravel.  Gravel is almost a certainty at some point in rural travel.  Regardless of how extensive route planning is, often gravel sneaks in simply because of road maintenance.  However in some cases the road less traveled is also the most beautiful, and often gravel. 

To that end I remind folks that gravel won't damage your paint if you travel at slower rates of travel, and you don't follow other vehicles too closely.

That said.  Could I get some feedback as to how you generally react to gravel roads?

A - Yikes, hit the brakes and do a U Turn.

B - Whoa, slow down and enjoy the landscape.

C - Yeehaa I'm on the Monte Carlo Rally.

The second item of interest involves navigation.  I have many options available however your comfort levels with these tools will help me decide how to direct my efforts.  Could you all confirm the following for me? 

Do you use Google Maps?  Yes or No.

Do you download apps on your cell phone or tablet?  Yes or No.

Do you have a GPS in the car you will be driving at the event?  Yes or No.

Thanks everyone! 

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Re: Details for our Niagara Falls Road Trip
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2021, 18:49:56 »
Hi Jason,

I like to avoid Gravel Roads whenever I can, however, if I do encounter it (due to road maintenance), I certainly slow down as much as I can. :)

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Re: Details for our Niagara Falls Road Trip
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2021, 15:55:15 »
Hi Colin,

Thanks for the recommendations of the Winery and aircraft museum. Those are great suggestions! Hope all is well with you and your family across the pond. Thake care.

All the best,

Dieter
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Re: Details for our Niagara Falls Road Trip
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2021, 15:59:08 »
Updated Reply No 1 above today

Dieter
« Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 20:45:42 by Rolf-Dieter »
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