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Transcontinental SLK Trip

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Just graduated with an MBA from UC Irvine Monday and started the move to Long Island, NY. We're taking the SLK on a cross country road trip from Orange County to NY. The trip is planned to be 3600 miles over 10 days.

The SRS Malfunction light and message came on Sunday morning, so the trip was delayed one day to replace the passenger seat belt buckle at the dealer. Hopefully all will be well this morning and the trip can continue.

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Congratulations on your MBA. Enjoy your road trip. Look forward to your report and photos on your return.
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Congratulations & have a great road trip !!


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Congrats on the MBA, Dan. Looking forward to the pix from the trip. It was great having you as such an integral part of the SoCal SLK group for all these years.
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Report your route/dates ... one of our fondest memories is when Mark (GALO) and Gregg came out to meet us and go for lunch/dinner.

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Day 1-2 was in Nevada, with the usual stop in Las Vegas:



Farther north, there was a very cool vintage Union Pacific rail station in Caliente, NV:


We stopped at Lehman Caves in Great Basin National Park for a cave tour. Very cool formations inside the cave on a 2 hour tour through different 'rooms' up to 150 feet underground:

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Day 2-3 in Utah:


The best hotel rooms for SLK trips have a view of the car from the window:


Great views driving through northeast Utah:

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:-) Sounds great. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
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Day 3 in Wyoming:


Following the route of the Oregon Trail. Some fun driving in this area on deserted roads:


Mountains of the continental divide:


Going through South Pass, in use since 1842:


Names on Independence Rock, a landmark along the trail:


All that's left of the original Oregon Trail:
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Day 3-4 in South Dakota:


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View of Mount Rushmore from the road:


Picked up tons of insects driving the side roads, frequent cleaning was required:
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Day 4-6, taking a break in Minnesota:

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Congratulations for getting your MBA! Do enjoy the trip; thanks for sharing the nice photos!

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Congratulations on earning your MBA, the road trip looks like great fun. When I got my Engineering Degree, waaaaaay back in 1976, I took a celebratory road trip from Edmonton (University of Alberta) down to San Diego, and then back up to Calgary for my first job. But that was in a 67 Beetle, not in a nice sporty SLK roadster.
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Congratulations! Great pics of America! What part of Long Island you headed? I was born and raised in Long Island City, across the river from Manhattan.

(and have some decent pizza for me when you get there!)


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Congratulations on your MBA. Enjoy your road trip.


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Congratulations Dan !!!

Looks like a great and fun road trip.
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Congratulations on the MBA Dan. Looks like a great road trip. Be safe and have loads of fun!


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Congratulations! Great pics of America! What part of Long Island you headed? I was born and raised in Long Island City, across the river from Manhattan.

(and have some decent pizza for me when you get there!)
We are temporarily with the in-laws in Oyster Bay while we house hunt. We will probably end up somewhere on the North Shore.
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