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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by stokpro, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. stokpro

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    Just checked the forecast for this weekend and it looks promising.... mostly clear Fri, Sat, and Sun with temperatures in the 50's. Not the warmest but I'll take it over the 40 degree weather we drove in this past weekend. Maybe we should just pick out some local backroads (Willis, Will D., Dave Tegeler -- help with routes???) with a lunch stop in between drives. Since it'll be a local drive (likely within 40 mile radius of Seattle) we can start later (noonish?) for those folks who are not morning people. Come on guys, chime in! Not too many more opportunities to exercise your F-car(s) before the rain and *snow* showers starting coming. Ok, who's in?
     
  2. Willis360

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    I'll let someone else plan the next one. Hang back and enjoy the scenery for once. :)

    I think DJ Parks has a few routes drawn up to the north. I hope the rivers aren't flooded still.

    There's gotta be a few really good ones in Maple Valley. I've never explored that area much, so it will be a new experience for me.
     
  3. stokpro

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    Willis,

    I bet Dave Tegeler knows a bunch of great routes in/near Maple Valley. I'll ping him. How far north is DJ? I have a hunch most of the guys are not willing to drive very far (spending the whole day on a drive). Hey, how'd you get your original post count to resolve?
     
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    Hopefully warm enough for the spyder.......I think Dr. Shelbie will be back next week also, and Gary will have his new ride!
     
  5. Willis360

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    Andrew,

    Maple Valley drive would be great.

    DJ's in Arlington. He's hosted a nice drive up there before.

    I've taken the group all the way through Highway 9 on a Breakfast 'n Drive earlier this year. We met at Ruby's Diner in Redmond (good breakfast and cute waitresses) then headed north.

    A big scenic loop could be done with Highway 9 going north then come back south through Chuckanut Drive with the water on the right side. For a long drive like that, we'd have to leave early.
     
  6. stokpro

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    Cute waitresses? I'm there. If they're blonde, Kuzi's there, too. :)

    Sounds like a nice drive, but doubt we'll attract much interest considering it's not summer weather AND we have to leave early. Short and sweet may be our best bet for a decent turnout.

    I say we do a short drive, stop for lunch and mingle, then those who need to go can do so and those who crave more asphalt can continue on...
     
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    "If they're blonde, Kuzi's there, too"
    LOL.........Got that right Andrew!! Oh, but you already know my criterias....LOL

    Hey I sent you an email.
     
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    Chuckanut Drive is closed just before Larabee State Park going north. In other words just as it gets good. We were up there this weekend. There are some neat side roads to get around Chuckanut, but we found some gravel here and there. Fine in the S4, but not so fun in the Fcar.
     
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    I'm in, and heading north sounds kinda good. I may break off for Vancouver, BC later for a "conjugal visit" with the girlfriend after... :)
     
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    Hi guys,
    A drive sounds enticing but I am going to have to bow out. I am trying to get the site prep done for the shop I am building before the rain and snow comes.

    I am still investigating some additional roads to the north and east of highway 9 that we can drive. I live about 45 miles north of seattle and want to be sure it's a good drive for all and worth the trip.

    Have fun, DJ
     
  11. stokpro

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    Well, DJ is out so maybe we'll just stick to some local backroads. Unless of course Willis wants to be the fierce leader and take us up HWY 9 and back down Chuckanut Drive? I assume many want to drive, but don't want to devote their entire day to driving so I'm leaning towards a shorter, LOCAL drive as maybe more cars will come out. However, with the current response level, it's not looking too good. Haven't heard from Dave T., he might be out of town.
     
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    Hey, I just checked the Washington State Dept of Transportation website and chuckanut drive is open. So they must have fixed what ever was the problem (probably a land slide).

    I think a drive north would be great. We could have lunch at the Semiahmoo resort at Birch Bay. Drive time would be around 1 hour and 45 minutes.

    Meet at Northgate mall....drive north on I-5, divert to Chuckanut at Burlington, head back to I-5 at Fairhaven, pull off I-5 at Blaine to Semiahmoo. Easy drive.
     
  13. stokpro

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    Dave,

    That's a great idea. If people really like Chuckanut Dr., we can always drive it again after lunch from Fairhaven to Burlington.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Ok, here's the plan gang...

    Meet at Northgate Mall at 10:00AM and depart at 10:30AM sharp on Saturday, Nov. 8th. Take I-5 North to Exit 231 (just north of Burlington). Drive approximately 19 miles up Chuckanut Drive. Head back to I-5 at Fairhaven. Continue to I-5 North for about 20 miles and take Exit 270 (Birch Bay Lynden Exit). Off the Exit, turn left onto Birch Bay Lynden Road. Turn right on Harborview Road. Turn left on Lincoln Road (at the 76 gas station) and follow the signs to Semiahmoo Resort. We will stop for lunch and pictures at Semiahmoo Resort and then be back on our way home. Driving time to Semiahmoo Resort is approximately 2 hours, but likely shorter given how some of us drive. Remember to pack your FRS radios (walkie-talkies).

    Just trying to get a head count, who's in?
     
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    Boy, You guys are REALLY making it hard for me to stay home!
    NEXT TIME!
     
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    Looks like the Western Canada Region FCA are bring down a contingent to meet us at Semiahmoo....Looks to be a well attended event, hope you can all make it!
     
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    Unfortunately, I'd have to pass on this event. Gotta do some non-Ferrari stuff.

    Take lots of pictures!
     
  18. Aeroengineman

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    I'm possibly up for a drive around Maple Valley maybe out to Enumclaw - stop by the Black Diamond bakery for Lunch? Any consensus on whether peole would like to do that? If so I'll have to work on an actual route plan.
     
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    Dave T.,

    I'd love to do a Maple Valley drive. Your suggestion sounds pretty good. Unfortunately for me, it will have to be another weekend.

    Perhaps when Gary's ready to debut his Boxer in a week or so, we could help him break it in on a Maple Valley drive.
     
  20. stokpro

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    Dave T.,

    We're going up Chuckanut Drive and Semiahmoo Resort, come along!! Meeting at Northgate Mall (north parking lot) at 10:00am and departing at 10:30am. Drive up will take approx. 2 hours. Hope to see you there.
     
  21. Aeroengineman

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    Looks like the weather isn't cooperating after all. Acording to NWCN 5 day forcast Sunday is the possible sunny day. You guys go ahead and have a nice time. We'll put maple Valley off till it makes more sense.
     
  22. don nightingale

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    Thanks for leading the group on the drive to Semiahmoo on Saturday. You did a great job. I hope that we might get the Seattle and Western Canada groups together again soon for another tour.
    Don
     
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    No problem Don, it was great meeting you and Margo. We usually have at least two or three combined events each year with you folks in BC. This was our fourth this year! We usually have a lunch in LaConner, WA each spring, the Father's Day/Italian Car Show in North Vancouver at the Waterfront Park. Then a weekend event in Whistler, and this new one to Semiahmoo for lunch.
     

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