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Old 05-10-2006, 04:20 AM
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Auf Wiedersehen, I'm off to Munich!

Well today is the day!

After months of planning and grueling anticipation we leave today at 5:15pm direct Lufthansa flight, Charlotte - Munich.

I travel quite often and categorize my travel as "light" or "heavy".

Light is no briefcase, no laptop, minimal change of clothes, and a point and shoot camera.
This trip is Heavy, but I think it is worth it: laptop, D-SLR, HDV camcorder. UGH

Special thanks to Jspira, Agent99, Me530, Herschel, jjclyde, and many others who offered public and private answers to my querries.

DPN, we will see you at Dingolfing 14:00 on Friday!

Although I have driven in Germany, it has never been in my very own new car, so that will be a thrill. As a perfect send off, History International channel last night had a 1 hour show on the Autobahn. RUF 911 running 212mph

Placeholder site up now:

http://homepage.mac.com/mulls/ED/

Updated regularly (at least daily) as time permits. To make things easier, I will bump this thread when updates to the site occur.

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Old 05-10-2006, 05:21 AM
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Enjoy your trip! With all that hardware, there are high expectations for great pictures.
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:32 AM
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:40 AM
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:03 AM
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Have a great trip, we look forward to hearing all about it!
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:07 AM
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Special thanks to Jspira, Agent99, Me530, Herschel, jjclyde, and many others who offered public and private answers to my querries.
You are most welcome. Have a great trip! Looking forward to many Fotos!
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Have a great vacation!

Take lots of pics, and enjoy the ride!
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:32 AM
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bump! How about this for coming in under 12 hrs?



Day 1 pics here:

http://homepage.mac.com/mulls/ED/
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:40 AM
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:14 AM
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Welcome

Nice looking pic and welcome to Munich!
Have fun on your trip to DGF tomorrow.

Nice to have some NC people here (I've been to Durham and traveled 1992 Blue Ridge Parkway)
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:47 AM
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Jenny the delivery girl is cute!...
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:09 PM
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Congrats on the car!

Jenny the delivery girl is cute!...
HAHA, the car intro was quite vague, but she was really nice.
She told us at the end she had only been there something like 6 weeks.

Good thing my CA is actually my best friend + traveling partner this time.
It would have taken me some time to get the Nav addresses entered after being up all night on the flight.
It is odd, I usually sleep very well on those flights, yet I hardly slept a wink.

Few thoughts as I sit here awake at 2.03am local time.



NAV disc = LIFESAVER. Got us through downtown crowded Munich perfectly.
Funnest car gadget do far, IMHO is HUD. You never have to take your eyes of the road.

Bluetooth in car sapped my fresh Razr battery dry in short time, I may have to look into installing the powered cradle in the armrest.

We'll be hitting the hotel's breakfast in a few hrs then meeting my cousin for a few assorted BMW sites, and then Dingolfing.

Over and out
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Great photos - congratulations (esp. on such good complaince with the 12-hour rule).
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:43 PM
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(I _LOVE_ the assorted cold meats and cheeses + fruit breakfast in Europe compared to the IHOP American breakfast )
That (cold meats, cheese, fruit, müesli) is breakfast at my house normally!
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With yogurt and bread too right?
Of course! Even if we spell it Joghurt und Brot. Don't forget some smoked fish and marmelade.
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Wow, congrats. You're all dressed up. I'm be meeting my baby in shorts and sneakers most likely.
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Wow, congrats. You're all dressed up. I'm be meeting my baby in shorts and sneakers most likely.
Well, maybe not.

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Yeah I definately won't be dressed up...jeans and a polo shirt probably..at least this time I'll have already had 2 nights to adjust to the time difference before picking up - compared to my first ed getting there in the morning and picking up the car half dead in the afternoon, jumping on the autobahn for my first time going 100mph to Ingolstadt without eating and not coming home until 11pm...that was a mess
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exciting day.
M Studio, ect.
Saw many E90 M3s in testing as well as many skunkworks projects - no photos of course.

Fate (relative who works at BMW) got us an M6 to drive ALL DAY.
Yes, it goes 168 indicated mph on the HUD at the rev limiter (~270 kph indicated).
Yes it goes through 100 octane Shell in a $$$ hurry.
Yes it was fun.

Out to dinner, more later. Dingolfing was awesome and driving there in an M6 even better!









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