Cadillac XLR Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Is anyone driving their XLR with the top down right now? :eek

Is it hot in California right now or what? :mad :mad :mad

I'm spending the weekend neck deep in Lake Conroe, and driving the Cobalt fast while wet. :D


Dadonator and I got together last weekend in NYC, and took one picture of the event. Will post it soon.
 
G

·
Yes, when two feet from the Pacific

That says it all.............No top down unless I'm on PCH.
Bob

aviator said:
Is anyone driving their XLR with the top down right now? :eek

Is it hot in California right now or what? :mad :mad :mad

I'm spending the weekend neck deep in Lake Conroe, and driving the Cobalt fast while wet. :D


Dadonator and I got together last weekend in NYC, and took one picture of the event. Will post it soon.




 

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Just stay wet as much as possible.

Houston has just been in the low to mid nineties, so not as bad as elsewhere right now. Also, we are fully air conditioned, that means everywhere. We do have our "weather moments", however.

Here on the lake, we love summer. Put on sunscreen, stay wet, drive the boat or Seadoo fast. He who has on a bathing suit, never complains about the heat. Its a rule...

I discovered a new "summer cool down" drink this year. I call it the "Big T" Martini. You gotta try it. (After driving your XLR ;) )

1 oz lemon vodka
1 oz orange vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz sweet and sour
1/2 oz simple syrup.

Shake with ice and pour in a large Martini glass. If you are into "presentation", sugar the rim. Serve with twists of lemon and orange.

Yeah, buddy...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
I've been driving with the top down for the last three days.. trying to get up to 500 miles... are they serious about breaking in the engine??
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
0 Posts
We have a place on the line between Carmel and Monterey, driving back weekend before last we saw the car's thermometer showing 117 degrees as we dropped back into the valley near Lob Banos. The rest of the drive home it varied between 110 and 114. Ouch! Made us both wonder why in the "hell" we came back in the first place................
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
But...

mswaim said:
We have a place on the line between Carmel and Monterey, driving back weekend before last we saw the car's thermometer showing 117 degrees as we dropped back into the valley near Lob Banos. The rest of the drive home it varied between 110 and 114. Ouch! Made us both wonder why in the "hell" we came back in the first place................
...its a dry heat, eh? :glol

How 'bout those folks in NYC?

Its supposed to get up to 104 in Manhattan tomorrow, and THAT is not a dry heat!

They havent even had 100 for 5 years.

We had 73 this morning on my back porch, and a rain cooled 92 today in Conroe. A couple of passing seabreeze showers kept the temp nice again. I'm really puzzled by this because Austin, San Antonio and Dallas were all over 100.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
0 Posts
The problem was this was a unique situation for CA, it was not dry heat. In fact, we had rain showers from thunderstorms building over the Sierras that drifted out over the central valley every day for more than a week. Sitting on our back patio looking at the Sierras one night the thermometer read 104 degrees and it was sprinkling.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
166 Posts
Its Hotttt!!!!

I drove today in Westchester, NY (just 22 miles north of Midtown Manhattan) in the AM, with the top up, chilled seats on, nice and comfy within 4 minutes tho, thermometer only said 95 this morning while I was driving. :yesnod

Had to walk about a mile to a closing in Midtown Manhattan at noon today--not only is the heat index 115 degrees(?) due to the humidity, but every bus, taxi, car and building are POURING heat into the streets.:cuss

I was thinking about my perfectly chilled XLR....

Can't wait to see the photo, Aviator--it was a bit weird for the wife & me to go on a "blind, internet double date," but we had a great time with you and your bride!

XLR Forum people rock, well, the ones I've met, emailed, been helped by, etc.:thumbs

--Bob (Dadonator)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
0 Posts
Just the thought of 114 heat index with any amount of humidity makes me run for another frosty Pacifico. :cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Amen, Bro

mswaim said:
Just the thought of 114 heat index with any amount of humidity makes me run for another frosty Pacifico. :cheers
I finally found a place with Pacifico here. Tried it, liked it, but it is hard to locate in Conroe.

You need to try that Big T martini

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dadonator-
Thanks for taking the time to show us a good time at DB Bistro in the Big Apple. We look forward to a time when we can return the favor.

Its "a whole other country" down here. :cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Aviator

Gerald and Betty Durron. Gerald died a few years ago. Gerald was one of my father in-law's (Orin) brothers and Gerald had a twin brother (Darrel) who died thirty years or more ago. We have an office in Houston (Jones Day) and I sometimes find myself driving from our Dallas office to our Houston office, passing of course by Conroe.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
0 Posts
aviator said:
I finally found a place with Pacifico here. Tried it, liked it, but it is hard to locate in Conroe.

You need to try that Big T martini

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dadonator-
Thanks for taking the time to show us a good time at DB Bistro in the Big Apple. We look forward to a time when we can return the favor.

Its "a whole other country" down here. :cheers
Excellent! I promise to mix one up this weekend. I ship wine to a very close friend of mine in Plano, he ships me dry rubs. If you really want some Pacifico, I'm sure we can work something out!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
jp299390 said:
Aviator

Gerald and Betty Durron. Gerald died a few years ago. Gerald was one of my father in-law's (Orin) brothers and Gerald had a twin brother (Darrel) who died thirty years or more ago. We have an office in Houston (Jones Day) and I sometimes find myself driving from our Dallas office to our Houston office, passing of course by Conroe.
We are a couple of exits north (League Line Road) of the City of Conroe and to the west - on the lake. We are relative newcomers to the area so, sorry, I do not know them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Dadonator said:
Can't wait to see the photo, Aviator--it was a bit weird for the wife & me to go on a "blind, internet double date," but we had a great time with you and your bride!

XLR Forum people rock, well, the ones I've met, emailed, been helped by, etc.:thumbs

--Bob (Dadonator)
I'll post it soon....as soon as I learn standby's photobucket trick.

I guess the third time is the charm, eh? For the rest of you, we tried when I was last in NYC - Christmas 04. We tried again, when Dadonator was in Houston a few months back. So in Jul 06, bingo! It finally happened.

Insofar as "blind date" goes, it was more like a "nearsighted date" after all the false starts. :glol
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top