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Greetings all,
Well, this egocentric posting is probably mostly for those who have been doing an OSD before and understand the excitement.

Our trip starts on Sunday, flying from Anchorage, Alaska to Seattle to board SAS to Copenhagen, and then on to Göteborg, landing at about 6pm on Monday. We will be picked up by Volvo and taken to the hotel.

Tuesday-being picked up by Volvo for transportation to the delivery center to get our new car at about 9am. Sign paperwork, then have lunch, and then start our adventure by driving north to Karlstad, Sweden to visit family for two days.

Thursday-drive south back to Göteborg to get on the ferry to Kiel, Germany.
Friday-Kiel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Saturday-Rothenburg to Salzburg
Four nights in Salzburg staying at this place http://www.salzburgroom.com
Venture out to Grossglockner Pass, and doing the tourist thing (this is my third time to Salzburg, but my wife's first).

Wednesday-start heading back north to Trendelburg.
Thursday-Trendelburg to Kiel to take ferry in evening back to Göteborg
Friday-Return the car at the delivery center (sniff)
Saturday-get on the flight back to Alaska

It is a bit compressed, but this is what we could handle this year. I am getting excited and hope for a good trip and adventure.
I hope to report in the midst of travel next week.

09 XC70 3.2 Oyster Grey with everything except NAV and Premium Sound.

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Re: Adventure Starts Sunday (freezingalaskan)

Have a safe, great trip Marcus!

Be sure to wave when you fly over our house in Redmond (right on the flight path to/from SeaTac) - we promise to wave back.

Do they still do the Underground Salt Mine Tours just outside Salzburg? I'm probably dating myself (is that even possible?) - but Mrs. Tomkat and I had a wonderful time on that tour during our 1st OSD in '79. We picked up a 79 VW Diesel Rabbit (SNOSHU) which still ranks as one of the best snow cars we ever owned. http://********************/smile/emlove.gif

Since you're returning to the FDC - as soon as you get there (you can post to Swedespeed while you're there btw) ask if you can borrow a portable GPS unit. Really helped us out, even though Mrs. Tomkat is a transplanted native.

Get the rubber floormats (you'll need 'em in Sweden and Germany this time of year...and year round in Alaska). Wait to have any other purchased accessories installed til you turn in the car - FDC will install (no labor charge) while waiting for the boat to the US.

Exchange rate (7.65) is better than we had last Sept (6.5). Have fun! http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif

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Re: Adventure Starts Sunday (tomkat73)

Quote, originally posted by tomkat73 »
Get the rubber floormats (you'll need 'em in Sweden and Germany this time of year...and year round in Alaska).

Most parts of Sweden have passed the meteorological definition for summer now. April was one of the warmest on record. No need for rubber floor mats, unless they're a better deal at the FDC than at home.

Enjoy the trip!
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