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Old 11-22-2007, 11:44 PM
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ED 11/23- Dale

So, I did not sleep at all on the night of the 21st.
The day started rough as my reservation for supershuttle apparently did not go through. At the last minute I called a cab and everything has gone smoothly after that.

Virgin America from SF to IAD-- passed out
United from IAD to Munich.. Business Class.. decent meal... good amount of sleep, but I am tired.
Could not book Rolf, so I caught the train. Being from nYc, I love comparing trains systems of different cities... This one is good so far..
On stop from Marienplatz where I will swith trains... until!

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Old 11-23-2007, 05:06 AM
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We are all waiting for the "until" part.
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:34 AM
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Until he realised that he was one stop PAST Marienplatz maybe?
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:50 AM
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If he's messaging us from a Marienplatz platform, his connectivity is a lot better than mine
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:14 AM
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If he's messaging us from a Marienplatz platform, his connectivity is a lot better than mine
I´m impressed.
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:17 AM
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Yes.. AT&T international wireless card. It has not been as successful with uploading picts to this site.. failed me last night.
So, I got to the center fairly easy from the Airport.. if you remember, I was trying to meet my fiance in Munich and then drive to Paris together... didn't happen.
I signed the Bimmerfest book (first entry of 11/23/2007!) and then waited for the "show." Barbara greets me downstairs when I walk in, another takes my information upstairs, Fabian goes over the paper work me, Connie goes through the simulation and Maggie introduces me to the car.
One thing to note if you haven't done this before, don't panic when you see the insurance papers say 17inch wheels.. the sports package that you ordered is there. They just list the base model
I am trying to upload picts, but that may have to wait.
Since my fiance couldn't be there, I called her when Maggie was going through the intro. As Maggie and photographer took picts of me, I went into a couple of poses (naturally).. and the crowd on the next level (I assume it was a tour) gave me a standing ovation... (hilarious)
I throw out another poses for kick and this ovation is louder than the first!
Pictures to follow

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Old 11-24-2007, 05:25 AM
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Pictures one @ a time!

Marienplatz platform
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:29 AM
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Pose that got the loudest ovation (smile)
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"How Can I move the Crowd" Rakim

The crowd clapping & waving..
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:35 AM
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Yes I am cheesing.. wouldn't you!?!
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Pose that got the loudest ovation (smile)
Way to work the crowd!

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Pose that got the loudest ovation (smile)
THAT'S the spirit!
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:39 AM
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Excellent photos and good to see you made it safely despite an errant piece of chocolate.
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Pose that got the loudest ovation (smile)
Now that's a great pic, bro. Gotta frame that one.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:09 AM
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Now that's a great pic, bro. Gotta frame that one.
What up Adrian... Loving the car man.. thanks for your help. Cruising in Europe in a BM is priceless... Awesome experience (- the chocolate)
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:27 AM
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Congratulations on a gorgeous ride Love the color coordinated outfit at delivery... very stylish!
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:56 AM
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Congratulations on a gorgeous ride Love the color coordinated outfit at delivery... very stylish!
Thanks man.. didn't do it on purpose, but it worked out (smile)(!)
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Great car, great pics and great enthusiasm!
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Great write up and color choice.Next time,no chocolate and get a co- pilot !
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:04 AM
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Great write up and color choice.Next time,no chocolate and get a co- pilot !
Irv, I tried!! My fiance couldn't do it because of work. My buddy in Spain was captain of Barcelona's bball team and played in the Olympics in Greece in '02. His contract was up this year, and Barca did not re-sign. He told me that he and his girlfriend would join me if he did not have a team by the time I picked up the car. Several weeks before the pickup, he was signed by Benetton in Italy... no Co-Pilot.

I was dreading the trip by myself... but its done... and I arrived safely!
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:47 AM
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Day 2

FYI for anyone who has never driven a BMW with the Sports Package-- get ready for one bumpy ride. Its definitely something I have to get used to. I basically passed out most of Friday (after I posted the picts).
I woke up to go to the show that Jacque is in @ the Chatelet theater.
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189- View outside the theater
193- View inside the theater
205- Jacque in mid pose on stage
206- Ovation from the crowd, Jacque has the star over her head (Orange Skirt)
216- Jacque after the show
217- Together with the BM
221- Another
232- In front of the Lourve @ night

Jacque is in love w/ the heater seats.. me not so much (smile). We used the Navigation to locate several Gas stations in the city so that we could fill up. How does one do a ED with Nav, I don't know..
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140 MPH in France is NOT to be recommended. The maximum speed is 81 MPH. In fact, if you get stopped at anything over 100 MPH you are in big trouble.

I have a friend who did exactly this, around 140 MPH. He was stopped by the police, fined several thousand Euros and the car, a new Porsche, was impounded. A year later, he is still trying to get it back and he doesn't think he ever will.
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140 MPH in France is NOT to be recommended. The maximum speed is 81 MPH. In fact, if you get stopped at anything over 100 MPH you are in big trouble.

I have a friend who did exactly this, around 140 MPH. He was stopped by the police, fined several thousand Euros and the car, a new Porsche, was impounded. A year later, he is still trying to get it back and he doesn't think he ever will.
Wow.. That story may have made me more conservative-- though I don't plan on doing it again. It was roughly 10PM and there weren't any cars for a long stretch of the highway. I was consistently between 90 & 120 on the way however. The cars just merged to the right-- out of my way. What I found to be weird was how the highways are mostly just two lanes..

On a positive note: after the show, Jacque came out with some of the cast members and proceeded to show them how the top drops... They were estatic... Alicia Keys & Ne-Yo on the Logic 7 were a crowd pleaser as well
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:39 PM
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Dale,

Congratulations on all accounts. Great car and great pictures. More importantly, best wishes to the two of you.

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