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Mea Culpa: Before I post my experiences during my ED Tour in May, I must apologize for not meeting the 12 hour (or even 12 day!) posting deadline. My excuse is that I have been traveling almost non-stop on business ever since I got back from my ED Tour, and did not get a chance to collect all my thoughts in an electronic format until this week. But I rationalize this delay by telling myself that posting my experiences late is better than not posting them at all!

Prologue:
When I started to talk to my family about picking up a 335i convertible through BMW’s ED program, I was pleasantly surprised when my Mom and two sisters said that we should use the trip to Europe as an opportunity to do some family bonding. It has been at least 28 years since my immediate family traveled together without spouses and kids, so despite some faint objections from the spouses and the kids, Mom, my two sisters and I decide to follow through with our plans!

Day 0: Mom, my younger sister, and I fly out of Washington DC on a United Airlines flight to Munich. I fly frequently to Europe on United, so I am able to upgrade all three of us to business class. Business Class on United is not as great as business class on some other airlines (e.g., service in Raffles Class on Singapore Airlines is absolutely terrific), but the extra leg room and wider seats meant that we were not as tired as we might have been when we arrived in Munich the next morning.
 

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Day 1: After going through customs and immigration in Munich, we walk over to Terminal 1 to wait for my elder sister who flies into Munich on an Air France flight from Paris. While waiting for her flight to come in, I use one of the ATM***8217;s to withdraw some Euros. Because neither Rolf nor Peter is available to pick us up at Munich airport, I***8217;ve decided that we***8217;ll take the Lufthansa bus to the Munich North Marriott where we are staying. I figure that because each of us had some luggage, Mom would prefer the direct bus than going the S-Bahn and U-Bahn route. After my sister arrives, we find that we cannot figure out where to catch the bus. But a friendly lady at the Information Desk tells us where to go and we are on our way.

I had reserved two rooms at the Marriott for us through Priceline, but I was not sure that the rooms would be ready for us because we got to the hotel around 11:00 AM. To my surprise, the rooms are ready and we were able to freshen up before went into town. After a quick lunch, we took the Metro to the Hauptbanhof stop and got tickets for one of the Hop-On-Hop-Off tours. My sisters suggested this tour as a way to get ourselves oriented in Munich, as well as a way to see some of the more obscure sights in the city. One of the stops was near the Olympic Village constructed for the 1972 Games. This stop was right next to the BMW museum, so I walked in and looked around. I also got some good pictures of the cylindrical BMW office building. Another of the stops was by the Palace of Nymphenburg, where we also got some terrific pictures. After staying for one complete circuit on the bus, we decided to leave it at the Marienplatz stop. We walked around the area for a while and then made our way over to The Hofbrauhaus! As other people have said, it is quite touristy and the waitress who served us was not particularly friendly, but the Dunkel tasted good, and a band was playing live music that was quite enjoyable.

TIP No. 1: The Dunkel can only be ordered in 1 liter quantities at the Hofbrauhaus, but after my sister and I had ordered a liter each, we noticed that a group of young women sitting in the table next to us requested the waitress to bring them a few empty mugs along with the beer that they had ordered. Once the beer arrived, they proceeded to distribute the beer into the empty mugs so that each of them did not have to drink an entire liter. I had not realized that one could do this when we had ordered our beer earlier, but we later successfully followed this strategy both at The Hofbrauhaus as well as a couple of other beer gardens that we visited.

The vegetarians in my family did not care for the meat laden menu at The Hofbrauhaus, so after downing a couple of Dunkels, we went back to the Hauptbahnhof and picked up some vegetarian take-out food. In his Germany & Austria guidebook, Rick Steves had recommended a beer garden near the Hauptbahnhof, so we made our way there. It was a very picturesque beer garden with wonderful ambiance, and we sat in one of the tables under a clear evening sky and downed a few more ***8220;shared liters***8221; of beer as we ate our take-out food. After an hour or so, we took the Metro back to the Marriott and settled in for the night.

TIP No. 2: I am going to confess that even though I am a beer lover, I did not do enough research on the beer gardens in Munich. I assumed that the beer would be uniformly good everywhere, but I discovered that this is not so. For example, the beer garden that Rick Steve***8217;s recommended did not serve any dark beer on tap. They only had a pilsner style beer that was not very flavorful. The next time I go to Munich, I***8217;ll do a better job of identifying beer gardens that have a good ambiance AND serve good beer!
 

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Day 2: I am excited when I get up because today is ***8220;The Big Day***8221;. We take a cab from the Marriott around 7:20 AM and get to the ED Center about ten minutes later. The cab fare was approximately 12 Euros. The cab driver did not know exactly where the ED Center was within the BMW complex, but I asked some of the people there for directions and found that the cab had dropped us off fairly close to where we needed to be.

I got in line at the reception desk around 7:40 AM. There were two guys ahead of me in line, but they did not take very long and soon it was my turn. The gentleman on the other side of the desk gave me a big smile when I extended my paperwork and passport, and began talking to me in English about the ED process. The guy standing behind me was another American who was also there for an ED pick-up, so the gentleman at the reception counter also took his passport and paperwork. He found both our files in a drawer beside his desk, and then told both of us that he would call us in about an hour after our cars had been processed.

My family and I went upstairs to the bistro and had a light breakfast. Although the person at the cafeteria asked me if I had a meal voucher, it was clear that the voucher was not absolutely required. He happily served several people who came by without a voucher. The cappuccino at the bistro tasted heavenly after the terrible cup of coffee that I poured for myself in the lobby of the Marriott! After breakfast, I went downstairs to get my camera so that I could take pictures of the Bimmerfest Sign-In Book. That is when I saw that the gentleman who had been at the reception desk was explaining to the American guy who had been behind me in line that his car had not made it to the ED center. As soon as he realized that I was listening to him, he hastened to tell me that my car had arrived at the center and was being prepped for delivery. I was relieved that my car had made it to the ED Center, but I could not help feel bad for the guy whose car had not made it. When I left them to go back upstairs, the gentleman from the reception desk was trying to make arrangements for the ED***8217;er to go to the factory at Regensburg to pick up his BMW. Upstairs at the bistro, I requested the Bimmerfest Sign-In Book from the person behind the counter at the bistro and immediately noticed that Guppyflyer had signed it just before me. He must have been in the ED Center when I got there, but we had obviously not recognized each other. After signing the book, I took a few pictures of it.

It was about 8:30 AM now and my family and I were walking down the stairs from the bistro to the main waiting area when a young gentleman coming up the same set of stairs asked me if I was there for an ED. He turned out to be Sebastian Heller, the advisor who was going to introduce me to my car. Sebastian took us all back upstairs so that we could use one of the tables in the bistro to complete all the ED paperwork. He walked us through all the documentation, got our signatures on the relevant forms, and then took us downstairs to finally introduce us to our new Montego Blue 335i convertible (E93). Seeing the car for the first time was a terrific feeling that I know many of you must also have experienced. Sebastian spent the better part of 45 min showing me how everything worked in the car. I had rented one of Beewang***8217;s navigation DVD***8217;s, and Sebastian inserted it into the slot in the navigation drive and showed me how to program it by entering the address for the EH Harms office into it. He also established a connection between my Blackberry and the car***8217;s Bluetooth system. However silly or stupid they might have seemed to him, he answered each and every question of mine without a hint of irritation or condescension. He may not have realized how great a role he played in making my ED pick-up a memorable one.

Finally, around 10:00 AM, we drove off in our new convertible to visit Thomas at the EH Harms office. The navigation system worked perfectly, and we had no trouble finding the office. I had forgotten that one has to drive up the ramp to get to the Harms parking lot at the upper level, but after seeing an obvious confused expression on my face, a guy standing near the ramp pointed to the small Harms sign near the ramp and gesticulated for me to drive up the ramp. Thomas was finishing up with another customer in his office, but within ten minutes he had all the paperwork completed for me as well. I signed off on the necessary documentation, and left a key to the car with him. In response to a request from me, Thomas wrote down the number of the taxi company that he uses. I figured that I would give them a call the following Saturday when I dropped off the car.

We were scheduled for a 1:15 PM factory tour that day, and Thomas told me that it would be a good idea for me to get to the factory early because parking can be hard to find there. So we took his advice and went straight to the place where we were told to gather for the factory tour. As Thomas had predicted, it was not obvious where we should park when we got there. So I went into the office at the main gate and asked the receptionist whether he could recommend a place for us to park. He took one look at my gleaming E93, and after confirming with me that it was indeed new, he told me that he would let me use one of the employee parking garages up the street. I followed his instructions, drove to the parking garage and pressed a button that allowed me to speak to the receptionist. He opened the lift gate and allowed me drive in and park my car. I later found that several of the ED***8217;ers in the factory tour had parked their new cars in a parking lot several blocks away from the main gate. I must have been lucky in that I encountered a friendly receptionist!

I***8217;m not going to dwell on the factory tour except to say that it was terrific. Everyone in my family was really impressed with the tour, especially with the number of robotic machines that work on the factory floor. Rolf was our tour guide that day and he answered all the questions that the tour members threw at him. It was a Friday afternoon, so he rushed us through a few parts of the tour because he wanted us to see all of it before the workers closed down for the weekend at 3:00 PM. I whole-heartedly recommend the tour to everyone who is going to pick up a car in Munich.

After the tour, it was time to hit the road for Prague. I entered the address of the Renaissance Hotel in Prague into the navigation system and we were on our way. I should mention here that although we had been led to believe (by several people including Rolf and Sebastian Heller) that we could get the vignettes for the Czech Republic and Austria as just about any gas station, we found that the first four gas stations we went to (including one close to the Munich plant where we had our factory tour) did not carry them. We finally found a gas station on the Autobahn that sold us the Austrian vignette and the orange vests, but even they did not have the vignette for the Czech Republic. We only got it at the border crossing between Germany and the Czech Republic.

TIP No. 4: I could not figure out how to get the Czech vignette to stick to my windshield (even one of the security guards at the border crossing could not get it to stick!), so I used some Scotch Tape to tape it to my windshield. I later did the same thing with my Austrian vignette, so at the end of the trip, it was very easy for me to remove both of them and bring them back home as souvenirs. I***8217;m not sure if using Scotch Tape was legal or not, but the security guard at the Czech border did not seem to think that there was any problem with it.

TIP No. 5: Although the navigation disc that Beewang sent me worked great everywhere else, I found that some sections of the main highways in the Czech Republic did not appear on it. The disc was a 2005 edition, so I***8217;m not sure if these sections were built after the navigation disc was issued. However, we did not have any problems getting to Prague because instead of taking the route suggested by the navigation system, we just followed the road signs. We found that sooner or later, the navigation system picked up the road we were on again.

Once we got into Prague, we found that the navigation system got us within a half mile of the hotel before we ran into a problem. A lot of the streets were either closed off or marked one way because of ongoing construction. We went around in circles until I finally decided to approach a taxi and asked the driver for directions. His directions were complicated, so after he realized that I would never get to the hotel, he said that he would take us there for 100 Kc***8217;s (about $5). It had been a long day for us, and none of us wanted to wander around aimlessly any more. So after giving the taxi driver points for making a very capitalistic suggestion, so we drove behind him while he did the right and left turns, and got us to the front door of the Renaissance within about 5 or 6 min.

The Renaissance Hotel in Prague turned out to be a terrific hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and I recommend it without hesitation to anyone who is looking for a hotel to stay in Prague. The hotel has ample covered underground parking, and is located just around the corner from a Metro stop. The rooms have plasma TVs and the floor of the bathrooms is heated! The staff, from the Manager to the people at the reception desk to the doorman, all had cheerful expressions on their faces, and every time we saw them, they kept asking us how they could help us.
 

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DAY 3: My story is going to get abridged from this point on, because I***8217;ve come to the realization that I***8217;ll never finish the story if I describe every minute detail! I***8217;ll try to hit the high spots and quickly move along.

The first day in Prague, we decided to go to the castle at the top of the hill and see the cathedral. We took the Metro and then a tram to get to the castle. The cathedral was simply spectacular and we spent most of the morning there. In the early afternoon, we walked back down the hill, and made our way to the old town via the Charles Bridge (which is a tourist trap if I***8217;ve ever seen one!). In the main square, we had a couple of beers at one of the open-air beer gardens (I had to try an original Czech Budvar. It was better than it***8217;s American namesake, but not by much!).

TIP No. 6: The Metro in Prague does not take any bank notes, only coins. So make sure that you get change before you get to the Metro station. But here was a good thing; there is a button one can push on the ticket dispensing machine that changes the language on the display to English! We found a similar feature on the ticket dispensing machines in Austria, but as far as we could tell, the ones in Germany did not have this feature.

DAY 4: It started out as a damp and drizzly day, so we decided to go to the Jewish Quarter in the morning and spend the day indoors at the synagogues and Jewish museums. This sightseeing trip was probably the most touching part of our trip, and our visit to the museum where the names of all the Czech Jews who died in the Nazi concentration camps are listed on the walls was a very solemn and sobering moment. We all agreed that on our next trip to Munich, we must go to Dachau.

In the afternoon, we went to a department store at one of the local malls. The staff at the Renaissance Hotel had recommended it as a good place to buy Bohemian crystal. All of us bought a few pieces of crystal (I thought that I was being decadent when I bought a set of crystal coasters to place my beer mugs on!). I cannot remember the name of the department store, but it is only a 5 min walk from the Renaissance Hotel and their prices were very reasonable and they had a large selection of items to choose from.

DAY 5: After lunch, we got back on the road and began to make our way to Vienna. It was a bright and sunny day and we enjoyed the drive to Vienna. Once we got there, the navigation system guided us to the Renaissance Penta Hotel without any hiccups. This hotel too has ample covered parking underground, so we felt very comfortable leaving our car there. But the hotel itself seemed a little frayed around the edges. The rooms that we got on the ground level were not great, we had trouble getting our TVs to work and we had to ask for someone to come and fix them. The lobby had a haze of cigarette smoke, and the smell of cigarettes permeated the hallways too. It almost seemed like the HVAC system in the hotel was not working properly. Luckily, we had non-smoking rooms, so we did not have to choke on second hand cigarette smoke!

After checking in, we decided to go into town. The Renaissance Penta Hotel is also located close to a train stop, so it was easy to get into the heart of town. We walked around the center of town, went to the famous Sacher Hotel to have one of their even more famous Sacher torte***8217;s, and had a great time.

DAY 6: We were told to go and see the Lippizaner Horses perform their daily exercise routine, so we obligingly paid our Euros and bought tickets for this performance. But to be frank, the performance left all of us a little under-whelmed. Perhaps if we had gone to see one of the actual Lippizaner shows, we might have been more impressed. But just seeing horses ride around a big room was not very exciting. We then went to the Hofburg Palace, which was definitely very interesting. In the afternoon, when we were all tired after walking around all day, we rested our feet by taking a ride in one of the trams that goes on the Ring Road around the city.

DAY 7: We toured the Schonbrunn Palace. This is a stop that cannot be missed. It was very interesting to see how the imperial family lived during the heydays of the Austro-Hungarian empire. We saw a couple more museums in the afternoon and finally made our way to the Opera House. Along with hordes of people equally crazy as us, we waited in line for the 3 Euros standing room only tickets! The Opera started at 7:30 PM that day, and after about 30 min of it, we left and went back to the hotel. Standing in line for three hours just to see 30 min of Opera seems crazy in retrospect! I***8217;m fairly sure that I***8217;ll never do it again!
 

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DAY 8: After breakfast, we get on the road towards Salzburg. We decided to follow the advice given here on Bimmerfest and take the back roads rather than the autobahn. I***8217;m glad that we did because the road from Krems to Melk was among the most picturesque drives during our entire ED tour. We had no trouble understanding why this drive is very highly recommended. There are lots of picnic areas along the Donau on this stretch of road, and we stopped at one of them to eat the picnic lunch that we had packed for ourselves.

At Melk, we visited the Abbey. This is another spot that I can highly recommend. The view of the Donau valley from the vantage point of the Abbey walls was absolutely gorgeous. After visiting the Abbey, we got onto the autobahn and made our way to Salzburg. I had made reservations at the Renaissance Hotel in Salzburg, and although the hotel was decent enough, it was a little distance from the center of town. If I were to go back to Salzburg again, I***8217;d try to get a hotel closer to the heart of the town. We took a bus into town in the evening, and walked around the old city. We took pictures of Mozart***8217;s house like all tourists, and bought a few of the Mozart chocolate balls as well!

DAY 9: We took the Sound of Music tour in the morning. I***8217;d heard a lot about this tour from Rick Steve***8217;s guide-books and TV shows, but the tour itself was just so-so. I don***8217;t consider a waste of time because it showed me many parts of Salzburg that I might not have seen by myself, but I did not find it as interesting as I had been led to believe. I think that I had been expecting something more than I got on the tour.

Because I had been unable to get a room at the Renaissance for a second night on Priceline (I***8217;m not sure if the reason was that the second night was a Friday night), I had made reservations for us for one night at a Gasthaus in Berchtesgaden. I had suggested to my family, and they concurred, that we should spend at least one night in a Gasthaus to experience a stay in a local family owned home. So after spending the afternoon sightseeing in Salzburg, we drove to Berchtesgaden. As we got up into the Alps, the skies opened up on us and it rained harder than at any other point on our trip. But the views along the drive were super and we got to the Gasthaus Maria Gern without any problems at all. The view of the mountains from our rooms was out of this world, and we quickly settled in for the night.

I should mention that surprisingly, the restaurant at the Gasthaus had the best beer selection of any of the places that we visited during our ED trip! Apart from the usual imported beers, they also had several of their local beers on tap, and all the beers that I tried were outstanding. It was, by far, the best beer that I had had on our ED tour!

DAY 10: After a sumptuous breakfast, we checked out of the Gasthaus and went to the Tourist Information office in Berchtesgaden. We got a few maps to orient ourselves, and then made our way to the place where we could catch the bus to The Eagle***8217;s Nest. It was a beautiful day, and the bus drive up to The Eagle***8217;s Nest, as well as the view from there, was awesome. We were told that the road leading up to The Eagle***8217;s Nest had just opened the previous week, so we felt lucky that we were able to see the place. We spent about 2 hours up there, and then headed back down the mountain and to our car.

After a quick lunch, we headed back to Munich, on the last leg of our ED tour. Priceline had gotten us reservations at the Munich Renaissance Hotel for our last night in Europe, but because it was close by to the Marriott where we had stayed on our first day, we knew the area and found the hotel without any problems. The Renaissance is not as good as the Marriott, and the rooms did not appear to have any air-conditioning (I was later told that my guess was correct).

It was a Saturday afternoon, and we drove over to the Harms office to drop off the E93. I removed the front license plate, as well as the warning triangle and first aid kit, as instructed. But when I tried to call the taxi company that Thomas had recommended, I found that my cell phone had no signal! The phone had worked everywhere we went in Germany and Austria, and it had never occurred to me that it might not work at the Harms office. But my sister***8217;s cell phone had a strong signal, so we were able to call the taxi company. They sent us a taxi within 20 min, and we had the driver drop us off at the closest Garching Metro station. From there, it was back to Marienplatz and the Hofbrauhaus for another couple of Dunkel***8217;s! We had dinner and then got back to the hotel at a reasonably early hour because my sister had a 7:00 AM flight the next day.
 

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DAY 11: My sister took a taxi to the airport early in the morning, but the rest of us slept in! We went to the bakery/coffee shop right next to the Renaissance Hotel and had a terrific breakfast there. The cappuccino was strong and tasty, and their chocolate croissants were delicious. Rolf came to pick us up at the Renaissance at Noon. I can confirm that all the wonderful things that have been posted about him on Bimmerfest are true. He is a wonderful gentleman, and rather than just dropping us off at the airport, he parked the car and helped us all the way into the airport.

We were flying economy on Lufthansa, so Rolf took us to the counters that are for passengers flying in economy class to the USA. We checked in, and then had one last beer at The Hofbrauhaus restaurant in the airport! My sister and I did a little last minute duty-free shopping, and then we boarded the airplane.

TIP No. 8: We had to go through two security screening points at Munich airport, and the lines at the second one were fairly long when we got there. Passengers should plan this time into their schedule when determining when they should get to the airport.

About 9 hours later, we arrived back in Washington, DC, after one of the most memorable vacations we***8217;ve had in a long time. We were tired, but the lines at the immigration desks at Washington Dulles were short, and we very quickly got out of the airport and began the drive back home. I found that my Mercedes ML 430 does not have the zip of the E93, and I cannot wait to drive the convertible again!

LAST THOUGHTS: First of all, I would like to thank all the people on Bimmerfest who helped me plan my ED trip. The help and tips that they gave me helped me immensely during the planning process, and it is a testament to the quantity and quality of information on Bimmerfest that although this was my first ED, nothing that happened during the delivery and drop-off came as a surprise to me. Second, I***8217;d like to thank Beewang for the excellent Navigation loaner program that he is overseeing. The navigation disc was invaluable to me, and I know that we would have gotten lost a number of times if he had not loaned me the disc. Finally, I am now an ED convert! It was a terrific experience and one that I would repeat in a heart-beat. I***8217;m already trying to figure out what BMW I should get to replace my Mercedes! To anyone who is on the fence, trying to decide whether he/she should do an ED or not, I say, ***8220;Go for it***8221;! You will never regret your decision.

Epilogue:
Thomas sent me an E-Mail telling me that my E93 is on the Liberty, due in at Newark NJ on the 4th of June. From the VPC to Passport BMW in Maryland should hopefully not take more than 2 weeks, so I have my fingers crossed that Joern Esser will be calling me with a redelivery date around the 20th of June. Three more weeks of waiting left!

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I've realized that I am not quite sure how to post photographs on this forum. If someone can give me a quick tutorial, or point me to a FAQ, I'll follow up with pictures tomorrow. Thanks.

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Posting photos

It took me a while to figure it out, but the easiest way for me was to first get photos onto a photobucket.com alblum. Once there, after clicking on the photo you want, they have a copy paste link you can click. There are actually three - highlight the middle one that reads "HTML Tag." I then go into this site and click on the link button on the top of the message box (the blue ball with a sideways number 8) and after erasing the http go ahead and paste (alt V for PC, apple V for MAC) just like I would for pasting a link. When I hit "Submit Reply" the photo magically appears. Hope this makes sense. There are probably other ways to post photos tool

Here is a sample:

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b358/dalejay/0858522-R1-E019.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
 

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Nice write up. We also stayed at Maria Gern must have just missed you. We were there May 3-5. Beautiful spot. Get those pictures out.
 

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To post photo's, go to the "Quick Reply" section at the bottom, hit "Go Advanced", and then use the "paperclip" icon to add attachments (photo's) from you PC. Then click on "upload".

At least, that's the way I've done it!
 

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I've realized that I am not quite sure how to post photographs on this forum. If someone can give me a quick tutorial, or point me to a FAQ, I'll follow up with pictures tomorrow. Thanks.

CarSwami
You can upload your pics onto http://www.bimmerfest.com/photos/

Once your pics are there you can right click on the photo to get the properties of the photo. Then copy the image location from properties and paste it into the Insert Image icon at the top of the Reply to Thread window. Should be no problem. :thumbup:



Great writeup, btw. :thumbup: If the pictures are half as good,
you have a winner. Thanks for the highly detailed report.:thumbup::thumbup:
 

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Swami, great write-up. Sorry we missed you at the delivery center. I was shocked we were the first to sign the book, I thought we would have to wait a while since it was a Friday. Instead we were called right away, and off we went. It sounds like you had a great trip. I can't wait to see your pics.

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I've realized that I am not quite sure how to post photographs on this forum. If someone can give me a quick tutorial, or point me to a FAQ, I'll follow up with pictures tomorrow. Thanks.

CarSwami
Swami,
Thanks for the report. :thumbup:
Any luck with the photos? If you upload them to bimmerfest you may have to re-size them as there is a size limit (500kb).
bimmerfest FAQ said:
To attach a file to a new post, simply click the [Manage Attachments] button at the bottom of the post composition page, and locate the file that you want to attach from your local hard drive.

After posting, the image attachments may display a thumbnail, depending on the forum settings. To view the contents of the attachment (if it is not already displayed) simply click the filename link that appears next to the attachment icon.
 

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Hello Asteroid

As you predicted, I ran into a problem trying to post my pictures because they are about twice as large as allowed. How do I resize them so that I can upload them correctly? My ignorance of most things electronic is legendary!

Thanks for the help.

CarSwami
 

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You may have to download a photo re-sizer program. The one from microsoft is here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx but there are others around if you want to be anti-monopolist :) , just google "image resizer" for some other results. Just to make sure you don't already have one, right click one of your photos and see if one of the options is "Resize". Good luck.

Thanks again for your efforts, I think many don't realize that it takes time to make your posts and upload photos, that hopefully others will find helpful and/or entertaining. :)
 

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Hello Asteroid

As you predicted, I ran into a problem trying to post my pictures because they are about twice as large as allowed. How do I resize them so that I can upload them correctly? My ignorance of most things electronic is legendary!

Thanks for the help.

CarSwami
You should be able to right-click on the thumbnail, then choose "open with" microsoft picture editor, and resize it there.

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Thanks Asteroid and Guppyflyer. I will try your suggestions when I get home tonight.

CarSwami
 
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