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In an attempt to clean up the existing NW GTG thread in the <B><I>R</I></B> Forum (four possible events so far), and per Jim Lill's request, let's try using this thread to plan a drive to Mt. Rainier if there is still interest. Although the planning of this event originated in the <B><I>R</I></B> Forum, it is open to anyone interested in attending (assuming you can keep up of course)...<p>The trip from Tacoma to Paradise (Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park) takes approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours and offers wonderful scenery along the way and loads of twisty roads on which the <B><I>R</I></B>'s can frolic. There are a few decent restaurants in Tacoma and along the route, as well as a number of good picnic spots for those who just emptied their wallets on 100-octane fuel and need to "brown bag" it. <p>One suggestion is to piggyback this driving event with the 7/22/06 detailing tech session planned for Griot's Garage in Tacoma (details here: <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=60286" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=60286</A>). The Griot's Garage event is expected to conclude at, or around, 2:00pm. Those who wish to attend both events can do so, while those interested only in exercising their cars can convene near Griott's Garage for a ~2:00pm departure. Even with a few stops and photo-ops along the way we can all expect to be back home in the early evening hours. <p>Please post your preference for the month of the event below - once we reach a consensus on a month we can discuss specific dates and move on from there with anything else you wish to discuss. A drive from Tacoma to Mt. Rainier would make for a great half-day event. A full-day event could include the Mt. Rainier loop in its entirety, which I have never driven before - I hear it's awesome. Please only use the polling feature if you plan to attend, so we can maintain an accurate head count. I would like to maintain a list of attendees and send out periodic email updates. Please send me an IM if you will attend.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <B>Let's put this drive together - it should be a lot of fun! </B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RainyS60R at 2:49 PM 6-16-2006</i>
 

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Re: Mt. Rainier Drive and GTG (frankhoffy)

Tryg,<p>The Griot's Garage Tech Session is expected to wrap-up aroung 2pm, but we'll all want to grab a bite to eat afterwards too. So please take that into account.<p>If this makes the drive too late, you may want to consider another date? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Mt. Rainier Drive and GTG (RainyS60R)

I voted for September, as my summer weekends are filling up quickly.
 

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Re: Mt. Rainier Drive and GTG (kr900)

september! Im not moving there till august <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Mt. Rainier Drive and GTG (RainyS60R)

Considering that I completely blanked on the 7/22 Griot's event I guess the next best option is September (sorry to let you down, Leadfoot60). Let's discuss on the 12th.<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Mt. Rainier Drive and GTG (RainyS60R)

Any new word on this? I want to plan a vacation up to the norhtwest and maybe hit this.
 

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Re: Mt. Rainier Drive and GTG (KillerB)

October 15th is the date that was tentatively agreed upon. Can't so this date won't change, but chances are it will happen on this date.<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Mt. Rainier Drive and GTG (RainyS60R)

I'm looking forward to this Mt Rainier drive. <p>Does it look like Sat 10/14 or Sunday 10/15 will be better? I'm already planning that far ahead, as fall weekends seem to be filling up almost as quickly as summer weekends did.<p>See you in a month-<br>Kevin<br>
 
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