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    so some of us drove to Vegas

    As most of you should know, a few of us from the area drove to Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. We had about 12 cars that drove from the Seattle & Portland areas. A few other people drove straight to Vegas in one day, so they weren't with us. We met up with a group in Sacramento on the second day and attempted to cruise together into Vegas. A lot of us ended up split up due to some missed stops, car issues, etc. We all got to Vegas with no serious issues though and had a great time. But, more about that later... at some point.

    For now, here's a few pics of the drive down..

    meeting up at the Tacoma Mall.. 6am on Thursday


    meeting with the Portland area folk at around 9am










    cruising south... next stop (not counting fuel, food, and bathroom stops ), Sacramento
























    stopping to get some food & fuel. It rained from southern Oregon clear into Sacramento... sucked horribly


    the hotel in Sacramento.. had a lot of people in each room


    and, the next morning. I believe this was at around 5:30am on Friday.


    meeting the sacwater group at a Starbucks


    this dude was incredibly low up-front.. scraped on just about anything












    we all hated Brandon's car for how clean it looked through most of the trip




    near Bakersfield..



    I have no pics of the 'meetup' in Barstow because we were rather tired and just wanted to get going again. By this point it was just my wagon, with sloop in the cabrio a short time later. A lot of other people were just behind us, but phones were dieing so it was tough to communicate. We ended up cruising into Las Vegas with another tdi sportwagen, for which I have already posted some photos:






    the Mojave Desert area (National Preservation Area)


    guess where the Nevada border is... yup.. right where those buildings are. There's a casino, hotel, theme park, etc...


    started seeing a few other vw's.. mostly mk5's










    I think this car placed in the top couple of 'bagged' cars at Wuste..




    vinyl wrapped S5..




    first view of Vegas..














    oddly enough.. we had three corrados drive from WA that made it down without issue. I heard that every other corrado driving in broke down at some point.



    got to the parking garage where all the cars would be parked for the weekend. It was about 103F outside, and easily 120F inside the garage. It was humid and the air was completely stagnant. I couldn't stay out there for more than about 10 minutes at a time. By the end of the weekend (when it was 110F and higher) you could bring an ice cold bottle of water outside and it would be warm within about 15 minutes.

    the two wagons again..


    and some initial shots from around the parking garage..




    a lot of people arriving















    the photos from Wuste will be posted online later... not sure where yet.
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    Nice pics!

    The trip looks like fun.

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    Glad you guys had a good time

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    Looks awesome!

    Really wish I could take the time off of work to do this next year.

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    Wait...what happened to Treasure Island?

    I'd love to make the drive for this one of these years.
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    Definitely good times. Nice pics Joel, cant wait to do this again net year.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Definitely good times. Nice pics Joel, cant wait to do this again net year.
    holy crap, he posted!
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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    holy crap, he posted!
    Twice in the same week even.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
    Wait...what happened to Treasure Island?
    ??
    tell all of your local car enthusiast friends where the best place is to meet other local enthusiasts!
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    and fyi.. my wuste photos will be on the vortex for their feature...
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