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Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2013, 11:20 AM
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Posted By wdlfbio
I'd rather drive the autostrada from Florence to...

I'd rather drive the autostrada from Florence to Austria than most places in the U.S. But, once we get into an Italian town, my blood pressure goes through the roof.:rofl:



Must have been...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By wdlfbio
Help with Italian ticket

We did our 2nd ED last June. Picked the Z up on 4 June 2012, and headed down to Florence. I got this ticket in the mail two weeks ago (certified letter), so just about a year later. Can anyone tell...
Forum: European Delivery 03-16-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By wdlfbio
We did 2 weeks. Munich to Florence, to Venice,...

We did 2 weeks. Munich to Florence, to Venice, to Lake Zell, back to Munich. Only able to put the top down when we left luggage at the hotel. Duffle bags are you friend more than formed suitcases.
Forum: The Travel Forum 03-13-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By wdlfbio
Have a free trip to Vienna, need to add a few days

We've done two EDs to Italy, hit Berlin, Prague (loved it), Provence (loved it), Paris, and Budapest. We are getting a free trip to Vienna 8-13 May and figure we might as well add a couple days of...
Forum: European Delivery 07-10-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
Ooops. Didn't even think about that. The clear...

Ooops. Didn't even think about that. The clear plexiglass just disappears. I guess I'll find out if it is still there in another 4 weeks.
Forum: European Delivery 07-10-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By wdlfbio
We stayed at the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence....

We stayed at the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence. Had a very nice Jr suite, but was between 400 and 500
Forum: European Delivery 07-10-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By wdlfbio
Check my recent post if you want a great dinner...

Check my recent post if you want a great dinner in Florence.
Forum: European Delivery 07-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By wdlfbio
Got the same letter, but for 21

Got the same letter, but for 21
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,078
Posted By wdlfbio
Some really good points here on driving...

Some really good points here on driving energetics. For me, the biggest drag on energy is checking in/out and unpacking/packing. If I were staying in one hotel for 3-4 days, I would be happier that...
Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,078
Posted By wdlfbio
Really variable. If its every day, then 4, maybe...

Really variable. If its every day, then 4, maybe 5. But that's pushing it. If its every third day, 6-7 is ok, with a lunch stop In between.
Forum: European Delivery 06-25-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By wdlfbio
Grossglockner for sure.

Grossglockner for sure.
Forum: European Delivery 06-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By wdlfbio
"That's funny right there. I don't care who you...

"That's funny right there. I don't care who you are"

I think we've all not searched enough or properly and most have asked other to search better.:angel:
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By wdlfbio
Nice long trip. I hope you like corwded in...

Nice long trip. I hope you like corwded in Venice. 3 nights seems long. We hit Venice for 2 nights after 5 in Florence (second time in Florence) and 2 nights in Venice was 1 too many for us. I...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
Munich to Florence was all Autobahn/autostrada...

Munich to Florence was all Autobahn/autostrada (6-7 hours). Florence to Venice was 2 hours on back roads and 1-ish on the Autosrtrada. Venice to Salzburg was pretty much all alpine roads except for...
Forum: European Delivery 06-22-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
Neve- I can try to get our fuel bill, but I...

Neve-

I can try to get our fuel bill, but I paid no attention to fuel. I was there to drive and have as much fun doing it. Trying to drive at the engine's optimal economy was not even close to...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-22-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,527
Posted By wdlfbio
These kids need to get their asses whooped right...

These kids need to get their asses whooped right in front of their parents and then tell the parents, pay attention because you are next!

There is a horrible lack of discipline in our society...
Forum: European Delivery 06-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
Yep. Should have been plenty of time. He did say...

Yep. Should have been plenty of time. He did say they had problems on their end with shipping initially. But by 10 May, "everything is fine now". Obviously not. Shipping via DHL was 80euro (ouch),...
Forum: European Delivery 06-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,276
Posted By wdlfbio
I hit a couple ATMs in Italy with 400 and 500euro...

I hit a couple ATMs in Italy with 400 and 500euro withdrawals. Only hit one in Munich and it was 300E
Forum: European Delivery 06-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
I prefer warm sandy beaches and margaritas. As...

I prefer warm sandy beaches and margaritas. As far as land-locked areas, that whole alpine area is absolutely amazing, natural and made features alike.
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Salzburg...

We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Salzburg ($125 a night on Priceline, WIFI another 18E a night I think). Reasonable sized rooms and clean. They have 30-minute parking on the side of the hotel...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
From there we took the A27 north to the SS52 to...

From there we took the A27 north to the SS52 to E66 to Lienz, then the Grossglockner (107) to Zell am See. Here's a bit of video (3 minutes) just south of Sesto, Italy, along the SS52. Lovely road...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,972
Posted By wdlfbio
Full Report, 4-17 June, Munich, Florence, Venice, Zell am See, Salzburg, Munich

We used quite a few great ideas from other posters and some of our experience from our first ED in 2006 for this trip. Wanted to make sure we spent a little more time in each town so we weren't just...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By wdlfbio
Dang. I wish you asked earlier. I was laughing...

Dang. I wish you asked earlier. I was laughing about the two car seats we saw at the Welt. Both for sale, one looked just like what you had pictured. We don't have kids, but thought it would be...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By wdlfbio
Zell Am See. Nice sized lake with tons of...

Zell Am See. Nice sized lake with tons of residence style lodging and formal hotels. Beautiful area and has a boat tour of the lake. We stayed there last week. There's a great pub, "Bit of Irish" I...
Forum: European Delivery 06-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By wdlfbio
Ooops. Corrected to proper metric terms :)

Ooops. Corrected to proper metric terms :)
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