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Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,788
Posted By boothguy
Thanks for the nice report and photos. Congrats...

Thanks for the nice report and photos. Congrats on the car - enjoy!
Forum: European Delivery 03-06-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,389
Posted By boothguy
The Spousal Unit and I have reached an...

The Spousal Unit and I have reached an understanding, following a lot of driving trips in a lot of places. She used to have a bad habit of making sharp intakes of breath when "concerned", and...
Forum: European Delivery 01-05-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By boothguy
Recently saw the new "Soarin'" film at Disneyland...

Recently saw the new "Soarin'" film at Disneyland here in SoCal. Although there's a lot of CGI in the film overall, I didn't notice any in the Neuschwanstein scene. The Spousal Unit and I were...
Forum: European Delivery 11-28-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,599
Posted By boothguy
"all of Italy.." in a week? Surely you...

"all of Italy.." in a week? Surely you jest.
Forum: European Delivery 11-28-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,336
Posted By boothguy
Outstanding color combination - have fun!

Outstanding color combination - have fun!
Forum: European Delivery 11-28-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,710
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations - very handsome. I...

Adding my congratulations - very handsome. I have an old-timey sportscar I'lm restoring which came in a very similar color combo, but with a darker blue for the exterior color and a light blue for...
Forum: European Delivery 10-08-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,027
Posted By boothguy
Thanks for the detailed trip report and all the...

Thanks for the detailed trip report and all the photos. Most enjoyable.
Forum: European Delivery 09-20-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By boothguy
Biggest embarrassment for me was what my friend...

Biggest embarrassment for me was what my friend MB330 was linking above. To save you wading through the whole trip report, I short-cut a corner on the Stelvio Pass and bottomed out on a piece of...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By boothguy
Next trip, I've definitely got to put "driving...

Next trip, I've definitely got to put "driving the auto barn" on my itinerary. Don't know how I've missed that thus far. Probably didn't handle the twisties too well, I imagine, being a barn and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-02-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,715
Posted By boothguy
Driving an M-car is Italy is a little like dating...

Driving an M-car is Italy is a little like dating a supermodel. Lots of looks, whistles and arm-waving. But it's for the car, not you. Still fun.

Enjoying the report thus far - keep it coming!
Forum: European Delivery 07-26-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By boothguy
As you say, a lot depends on how you handle...

As you say, a lot depends on how you handle jetlag. For me, it takes a few days to adjust, and going that direction (I always want to drive the Stelvio), I always pick the first route of your trio: ...
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,602
Posted By boothguy
Your exact model/equipment/color are on my short...

Your exact model/equipment/color are on my short lift for my 2017 ED. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: European Delivery 07-19-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,715
Posted By boothguy
Hey Bick: adding my congratulations on a...

Hey Bick: adding my congratulations on a terrific looking car and an excellent trip report. Thanks especially for the interesting info on the First Class accommodations. Glad you avoided being in...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By boothguy
Snowy Stelvio in late May

Just a one-photo post since this was not an ED trip. But thought you might enjoy this pic of myself one corner from the top of the Stelvio Pass on May 30th of this year.

Brief background: some...
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By boothguy
Very nicely done. We can all identify with that...

Very nicely done. We can all identify with that first glimpse from the stairs at the Welt.
Forum: European Delivery 03-03-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By boothguy
Your vehicle/color choice clearly identifies you...

Your vehicle/color choice clearly identifies you as a discerning gentleman of refined taste with an impeccable eye for beauty. Congratulations.

I do recommend the M-Sport package since it makes...
Forum: European Delivery 02-13-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,909
Posted By boothguy
Oh, no! We're going to miss each other by one...

Oh, no! We're going to miss each other by one measly day! I still have a year-and-a-half left on the 428 and I couldn't talk The Spousal Unit into a 5er. But some friends have been pestering us to...
Forum: European Delivery 01-30-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By boothguy
Be aware that with a very few exceptions, you...

Be aware that with a very few exceptions, you can't simply drive up to a winery in Italy and walk in to taste. Most places require a reservation in advance and will want to include a tour of the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,828
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations. I've said before that...

Adding my congratulations. I've said before that the staff at Welt gets that this is a big deal to each of us, and they most definitely contribute to the experience. And even more so in your case. ...
Forum: European Delivery 11-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By boothguy
Put Brunelli on your tasting list, since it's not...

Put Brunelli on your tasting list, since it's not far at all from where you're staying. Sounds like a great trip - looking forward to the details.
Forum: European Delivery 11-13-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By boothguy
Hey Doc: Nothing succeeds like excess. And...

Hey Doc:

Nothing succeeds like excess. And what better excess than two ED trips in the same year? Great price on the flights, but if SAS hasn't improved on their rock-hard seats from the last...
Forum: European Delivery 10-16-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,378
Posted By boothguy
Congratulations on your choice of model and color...

Congratulations on your choice of model and color - clearly a gentleman of refined taste and sophistication.

Noticed you made a nice stop in Chianti Classico country - did you taste at Antinori,...
Forum: European Delivery 09-03-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By boothguy
I'm sure that is you tell Alberto what...

I'm sure that is you tell Alberto what specifically you want to do, he'll give you a reasonable response. And as I'm sure you know, If he really doesn't want to allow cooking, you can certainly make...
Forum: European Delivery 08-31-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By boothguy
Given your interests and language ability, I...

Given your interests and language ability, I personally guarantee that you'll enjoy this visit. If you don't, send me the bill. His apartments are actually nicer than they appear on the website. ...
Forum: European Delivery 08-27-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By boothguy
Hey soledoc: Since Verona is a popular...

Hey soledoc:

Since Verona is a popular tourist destination and can be absolutely choked with people, I wholeheartedly support your decision to stay outside of town. The Valpolicella region to the...
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