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Old 05-06-2014, 11:46 AM
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Now off to the Austrian Alps, Venice, Florence, and Nice!

We Pulled out of ED into a parking spot, applied some spray wax and headed for our room in Fussen. The first words we heard were from the proprietor - "Nice car!"

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:19 PM
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:32 PM
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Very cool! Car looks fantastic Enjoy your European experience and please post loads of pictures

BTW... Driving impressions?
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Great looking car. Congratulations! Enjoy your Euro road trip.
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Great looking car, and the perfect color choice!!!
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:26 PM
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If you are going to Venice the AC Marriott in Padova is right on the bus line. How is this for free gated underground parking?

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Old 05-08-2014, 12:33 PM
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DHP is great. To see the difference, on a incline you will feel like you are swimming upstream in ECO Pro. Then switch to Comfort and there is quite a difference. Now switch to Sport and rule the road.

I also really like Adaptive Speed Control. It is nice to have no need for adjustment when the gap narrows in front of you.

What a perfect day on the Grand Canal looks like -




Gondola traffic jam -

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:51 PM
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B&B La Martellina on the river and bus route to Florence.




Must see in Florence -



Domo - the other must see

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Great pictures! Congrats. Where did you stay in Fussen?
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It must be awesome to see Florence when it isn't 90+ degrees and there aren't hordes of tourists. No problems with driving around town? Our tour bus drivers have told me that you have to pay an exorbitant usage fee to drive in the main part of town. Maybe that's only for the buses? Your weather looks awesome and your pictures are beautiful. We want more!
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What a great picture! Looking good Gary

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Beautiful car. Looks like a great trip. Enjoy!


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Old 05-10-2014, 09:50 AM
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Great pictures! Congrats. Where did you stay in Fussen?
Hotel Restaurant Fruhlingsgarten. Charming B&B, nice view, good breakfast. 3 guests cooperate on tight parking.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:56 AM
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It must be awesome to see Florence when it isn't 90+ degrees and there aren't hordes of tourists. No problems with driving around town? Our tour bus drivers have told me that you have to pay an exorbitant usage fee to drive in the main part of town. Maybe that's only for the buses? Your weather looks awesome and your pictures are beautiful. We want more!
Our hotel was right on the bus route to Florence. No way I would even drive YOUR Bimmer in Florence.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:11 AM
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The shutters on those buildings in Portofino are about the only real features on them. The blocks, columns, designs, etc. are painted on in a 3D kind of way that makes them look real.

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Heading for Nice a great pull off spot over Monte Carlo.

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Heading for Nice a great pull off spot over Monte Carlo.

Congratulation on your new car and ED route, very similar to my first ED. Venice, Florence, Rapallo, Nice.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:08 AM
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We have added a few more cities to our visited list but Nice remains our favorite so plenty of pics.

The 2 tone blue of the Mediterranean -



The architecture is amazing.









Our favorite restaurant in one of the many alleyways -



Some Belgium monks have been this great Leffe ale centuries longer than BMW has been making great cars.

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Old 05-12-2014, 09:51 AM
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More from Nice -

If you happen to be looking for a SO in Nice with tattoos, face hardware and multi-colored hair (NTTAWWT) that could be difficult to find. The ladies of Nice mostly look nice and classy.



The Promenade runs the length of the city along the sea -



Another must do is the tram ride which takes you through Old Town, up the "hill" and back along the Promenade. At the top you look back down over the city -







This guy wants to trade verts with me. LOL



Nice airport ready to make me wait forever -

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Thanks for the heads up. Nice flip flops now added to necessary items. My bare feet would not survive that rocky beach. Be relaxing on it in three weeks.
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Great pics!!
Car looks awesome, too!

Turns out I could have done ED last week, but didn't realize the timing would work out with production and my son coming home from college. Kind of bummed, was hoping to do it with this car.

Wonder what boat you car will be on?
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