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Just creating a new thread where members can upload photos and narrative of today's meet. Weather was perfect, low 70"s and sunny.


At the initial waypoint in Orange County on Friday:
 

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Fueling up before the drive to San Simeon on Friday:

 

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At the theater area parking lot this morning (Del Monte Shopping Center) in Monterey right before many other SLK's from NorCal showed up

 

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I can't wait to see everyone's pictures. Work spoiled it for me again this time, so really looking forward to having everyone share their experience. It was fun earlier in the year after terrible storms, I can only imagine how great the trip was this time around.
 

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Some photos of the SLK lineup in Monterey. About 15 cars in all.
 

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Action shots from the Monterey-San Simeon drive and the stats for the drive from San Simeon to Irvine (non-stop). Note the road sign for the curves for the next 63 miles.
 

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great average speed and mileage! great run down hwy 1. back in the day, we came around the corner near San Simeon (Mom, Dad, and 3yr old) and came upon a colony of otters (in the ocean!)....very cool
 

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Got home late afternoon today and it was not only a good break/get-away but a memorable one as well. It was great meeting with the NorCal SLK group as well as meeting forum members from NorCal (Ruben and LarryB).

Aside from myself, there was Durk and Marcele (Durkatlon); Peter and Jan (PWSLK); Paul (Mbpaul); David (Davids88keys) who had to leave on Saturday to return to work; Dan (poonia003) on Friday.

Highlights from Friday included me "leading" 3 other SLK's and getting lost x2 unto closed roads to the OC Performing Arts to meet David; took wrong turn trying to get unto north 405 and David came to the rescue; stomachs started aching and growling about one hour south of the planned Nipomo lunch, so following a mobile call the group ended in a "hole in the wall place" along highway 154 that had delicious tri-tip sandwich. Reached San Simeon around 4 pm. Dinner at the Manta Rey was yummy.

Saturday: the group gathered for breakfast at the hotel lounge with an invited guest :D; the drive north at 8:30am was initially tame (lasted 15 minutes) until someone wanted to try his lowered SLK at speed; someone did get nauseous after maybe 60 minutes because of the twists and turns on Highway 1 (blame the road and not the vehicle nor the driver). It was great meeting everyone at Monterey and we are amazed at the organization by the NorCal group. We had a great lunch at Big Sur and a pleasant drive south on Highway 1 to San Simeon: 5 from NorCal and another 5 from SoCal.

Larry and Maria (LarryB) drove down to stay at the Morgan Hotel. Chuck and Sam, and Stuart (NorCal SLK) also drove to San Simeon. We had a great afternoon chatting with everyone and having wine at the lounge at the Morgan Hotel. Someone had 2 glasses and stated "I'm dizzy".

The group was sitting to start dinner at a restaurant across the street when cell phone rang. It was Arno (PropDr)! It was with great honor and pleasure that Arno was able to join us for dinner:tu: To top it off he had Valkyrie with him. We all enjoyed the demo after dinner.

Sunday: We all gathered at the lounge for breakfast. It was a bit of a downer as Alicia and I had to leave immediately after. Hope the others were able to either take a run to Paso Robles or enjoyed themselves at Solvang. Arno went north as did Larry and Maria.

Thank you all (forum members and NorCal group) for a wonderful and memorable weekend :tu:

Photos to follow.
 
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Just got back not too long ago and though the tush is a little sore, it was well worth it. Especially nice to see familiar faces (Eddy and Alicia) and meeting new friends...Durk and Marcele, Dan, David, Paul, Arno, and from NorCal LarryB and Maria, Stuart, Chuck and Sam.

Eddy, I hope there wasn't any water damage..The Santa Rosa Creek run was a lot of fun! If you were the one that found it initially, thanks. It was a nice finale.

Hope everyone got back safe.
 

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These were some pictures from the Santa Rosa Creek excursion.
 

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great average speed and mileage! great run down hwy 1. back in the day, we came around the corner near San Simeon (Mom, Dad, and 3yr old) and came upon a colony of otters (in the ocean!)....very cool
Yeah, it was a good drive. Very little traffic. I was up to 70 mph and 30 mpg but the stats went way down after 15 mins of stop and go on I-5 entering Orange County. The cause was an accident on shoulder on the other side of the freeway. :tazz:


It was very nice meeting you guys. Below is the link some pictures from my plate. Enjoy! :)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/113642181378211587726/albums/5664244150207993793?hl=en#photos/113642181378211587726/albums/5664244150207993793

some previews below, a lot more with the link above:
The link doesn't seem to work. Do you need to be a Google Plus member? Great looking photos.
 

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Yeah, it was a good drive. Very little traffic. I was up to 70 mph and 30 mpg but the stats went way down after 15 mins of stop and go on I-5 entering Orange County. The cause was an accident on shoulder on the other side of the freeway. :tazz:




The link doesn't seem to work. Do you need to be a Google Plus member? Great looking photos.
Those images are part of Google+ but I made them public so you don't really need to be Google + member to see those.

Can you guys confirm if you can see pictures below:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/113642181378211587726/albums/5664244150207993793?hl=en#photos/113642181378211587726/albums/5664244150207993793
 

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Great photos rubenh.
 

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Ruben, nice pictures! The Google+ link works for me. I was too beat last night to post anything, but will select some pics tonight.
 
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