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The object of this thread is to satisfly an obviously unfulfilled need in this forum:

To share what our ideas of a fantasy drive is, and to figure out if there is a way to organize same with a plurality of XLRs.

Here's my deep south fantasy drive:

The "coolest" :cool summer run has to be the Blue Ridge Parkway from Cherokee to Mt Mitchell. Cherokee, Brevard, Asheville, and Mt Mitchell. Beginning and/or ending at Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, :party driving the parkway amid pine, fir and spruce forests, and the greatest concentration of waterfalls in N America. Altitudes range from 3500 to 6600 ft. This drive is on the peaks of Smoky Mountain National Park, Pisgah National forest, the Blue Ridge Mountains - all in a single afternoon. No billboards, no Mcdonalds, (or commercial anything) no maniac driving. Open top 45 mph at its finest.

Summer temperatures in the 60s. 100 mile sight lines around every bend. You can drive right up to the highest point east of the Mississippi, Mt. Mitchell at 6,600 ft.
 

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Sounds pretty cool, I've never had the opportunity to drive through that area of the country.

My favorite place for a weekend cruise is the Pacific Coast Highway from north of San Fransisco all the way down the west coast. The road runs along beaches at one point to areas of coastal redwoods towering over the roadway, then back to the beach.

In some places it runs inland for many miles, then back to the beach with views from varying elevations. You are at sea level for a distance, then climb to views from sheer cliffs. In the south part of the state the run from Santa Barbara north is pretty nice also.

All in all the Highway 1 route is a fun way to burn up a weekend.
 

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Actual drive taken this last July.
Had a very good friend of mine, Ecuadorian National, just became a British citizen,(hummm) able to visit the US for the first time, I get pegged to be the tour guide. :rolleyes

12 day trip these are the places we stayed: :eek
Marina Del Rey--Santa Barbabra--Monterey--San Francisco
(Bay dinner cruise 4th July)--Yosemite--Las Vegas--Grand Canyon-- Palm Springs.

All the best California (Nev) has to offer from the coast line to the mountains to the deserts and what a car to take it in. We packed light and most of what we bought along the way we shipped back. Just under 3800 miles. Had 9000 on it when I left, so it was over due for service when I got back, (brake Squeal!!) but otherwise not a single problem.

So any of you out there want to come tour Calif.........I'll NEVER do it again!!!
too many miles for such a short time :nono


But what beautiful sights to see ....inside and out!! :cool
 

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PCH is simply a great drive - Gladstones in Malibu is a nice stop as well! On the east coast I like driving through bucks county farm land - up Second Street pike through historic 2 lane roads, past old farms, rolling green hills, cool streams, historical landmarks - its especially fun in the fall when there is a little nip in the air, leaves are turning different colors - top down, shades on, sunny day - its really relaxing!! I did this before with my wife in our vette - stopped at a B&B as well-- cant wait to do the same with the new XLR this fall!! :cool
 

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Virginia - DC

I go along with Aviator - the Blue Ridge -- however, I would opt for the Skyline Drive segment in Virginia in the Fall (on a weekday -- weekends are bumper to bumper). Get on north of Roanoke and off at Front Royal, then head a few miles to Washington, VA for dinner a great, great restaurant -- The Inn at Little Washington http://www.washingtonian.com/dining/Profiles/LitlWash.html

Of course, another nice drive (done it a few times already) is around downtown DC (a late evening in August is actually pleasant -- and with most of the government out of town, less traffic). Top down and circling around the monuments, Capitol and Smithsonian buildings, finally heading out to the Iwo Jima before heading home to Northern VA is picture perfect. Not long, but the view is unique.
 

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How about another extreme - Daytona Motor Speedway @ XLR top speed - top down, high banking - tight turns - crowd roaring - then some coldies and BBQ :cheers :puke
 

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PlatXLR04 said:
How about another extreme - Daytona Motor Speedway @ XLR top speed - top down, high banking - tight turns - crowd roaring - then some coldies and BBQ :cheers :puke
Hummmm......I missed the fantasy.....other than Daytona, sounds like just another weekend :glol
 
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