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Just thought I would share. My wife and are are going on a 7 day road trip starting 6/20/11 in the Pcar. The car's getting a fresh oil service Monday, just got the new custom interior installed, new regulator installed, and fresh detail today. We are going without any real plans, going to do alot of hiking, camping, driving without any firmly set destination. We are going West until we run out of time, then coming back.

Our direction will be across Texas, stopping at anything interesting, Tuscon, AZ, Tombstone, AZ, maybe California, Grand Canyon, and Route 66 all the way back to Amarillo (eat at the 72oz steak house), then back down Dallas, Tyler, then back towards the Louisiana border behind the Green Pine curtain in southeast Texas.

Anyone who would like to meet up or share something interesting/worth seeing are more than welcome.

5 states, approx 4K miles, with no time schedule should be fun!!

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Just thought I would share. My wife and are are going on a 7 day road trip starting 6/20/11 in the Pcar. The car's getting a fresh oil service Monday, just got the new custom interior installed, new regulator installed, and fresh detail today. We are going without any real plans, going to do alot of hiking, camping, driving without any firmly set destination. We are going West until we run out of time, then coming back.

Our direction will be across Texas, stopping at anything interesting, Tuscon, AZ, Tombstone, AZ, maybe California, Grand Canyon, and Route 66 all the way back to Amarillo (eat at the 72oz steak house), then back down Dallas, Tyler, then back towards the Louisiana border behind the Green Pine curtain in southeast Texas.

Anyone who would like to meet up or share something interesting/worth seeing are more than welcome.

5 states, approx 4K miles, with no time schedule should be fun!!

Good luck wqith the trip and will be anxious to hear how it went once you get back to TX. make sure that AC is in working order as you will be in some real HOT territory!!

Demosan :cheers:

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Just thought I would share. My wife and are are going on a 7 day road trip starting 6/20/11 in the Pcar. The car's getting a fresh oil service Monday, just got the new custom interior installed, new regulator installed, and fresh detail today. We are going without any real plans, going to do alot of hiking, camping, driving without any firmly set destination. We are going West until we run out of time, then coming back.

Our direction will be across Texas, stopping at anything interesting, Tuscon, AZ, Tombstone, AZ, maybe California, Grand Canyon, and Route 66 all the way back to Amarillo (eat at the 72oz steak house), then back down Dallas, Tyler, then back towards the Louisiana border behind the Green Pine curtain in southeast Texas.

Anyone who would like to meet up or share something interesting/worth seeing are more than welcome.

5 states, approx 4K miles, with no time schedule should be fun!!

Hi

Hope you have a great time on tour.The weather in the UK is rainy and windy - not inspiring!

Would you be able to put up any pictures of your car showing the new interior?

Regards

Jonatnan

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If you have never been to the Grand Canyon, go. On the North Rim there are cabins at Jacob's Lake. You can park you

car next to the cabin. Great food at the little resturant.

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Well, let's just trip started out interesting at best. I'm working on resizing my pics as I don't have my old program on the new computer.

Route:

-I-10 from Beaumont, TX to San Antonio

-Hwy 90 from San Antonio through Del Rio, then down 385 to Big Bend National Park (this is where the first fun part of the trip started ). Had two belts break on the rear tire in the middle of nowhere in West Texas. We called Porsche North America, (no dealers had the size in stock), called every major tire chain in 3 states and the only one that had one in stock was Phoenix Arizona. So we decided not to camp at Big Bend but to head towards Phoenix at night so the roads wouldn't be quite as hot, to melt down the spare faster than we could get there. Needless to say, 14-16 hours later at 50mph we arrived in Phoenix, AZ. Have to admit leave it to the germans to make a trunk that fits a spare, but not the actually rim & tire, lol (see the pics). So onwards we went:

-118 from Big Bend to back to I-10

-I-10 all the way to Phoenix AZ (Props to Discount Tire in Mesa, AZ for holding tires for me)

Side Note- I donated a Passenger Side Headlamp Washer Cover to the City of Tucson, AZ. Some hobo should have a nice chrome plastic piece, lol. I looked for it for about 45 minutes, and then gave up as I was getting drenched from a thunderstorm.

-I-10 from Phoenix to Hwy 80 into Tombstone, AZ. Tombstone was awesome, we actually stayed several nights as there was plenty to do (with the occasional blast to Sierra Vista through some decent curvy roads)

Next the plan was to explore AZ to the Grand Canyon, but with all of the issues so far, we decided to stay toward the south, and take the back roads back to Carlsbad.

- Hwy 191 (AZ) to Hwy 180 (NM) through Silver city

-Hwy 180 to Hwy 152 (Absolutely Awesome 180 hairpins with 100+ft drop offs, no rails, through Mimbres Mountains / Gila National Forest. Strongly recommend for anyone, by far the best road I have ever traveled.

-152 to I-25 to Las Cruces, through El Paso

- I-25 to Hwy 180/62 to Hueco Mountains (State Park w/ Ancient Indian Pictographs) We actually slept in the car since we arrived after hours, and used border patrol inspection station rest rooms for emergencies

- From Hueco Mountains went through Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Carlsbad, NM to eat, and then back to Carlsbad Caverns. The bat flight was neat, but the best part was the 70 degree cavern that I could definitely get used to.

- Hwy 285 from Carlsbad NM to Pecos (the only place to stay was Motel 6, camping was not allowed at Carlsbad due to the recent fires)

- Hwy 285 from Pecos, TX to Fort Stockton

- I-10 to San Antonio to Catch dinner on the River walk and Harry Potter in 3d on the IMAX, loll.

Then back home.

In summary, the trip was over 3,000+ miles, through 3 states with the following fun:

1.) Two separate broken belts on rear tire

2.) Passenger Side Headlamp Washer Cover that decided to reside in Tucson, AZ

3.) Near head on collision at high speed with F150 that came across the middle divider (I'm not sure how we missed) on Hwy 180 NM to Carlsbad.

4.) Exploding tire from oncoming 18 wheeler that left rubber on just about every front body panel (hood, bumper, fenders, and windshield), (luckily with much buffing, all is well).

Best Recommendations:

1.) Hwy 152 (Absolutely Awesome 180 hairpins with 100+ft drop offs, no rails, through Mimbres Mountains / Gila National Forest.

2.) The Best Ice Cream Ever! Old Benson Ice Cream in Benson, AZ (I spent over $30 bucks total, by the time I was through as I even bought T-Shirts, )

3.) Tombstone, AZ definitely a neat place, to experience a trace of the old west. (Much to do here for all age groups)

4.) Carlsbad Caverns

5.) River walk, San Antonio, TX

PICS coming soon, I need to resize them so I don't take up too much bandwith

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1.) Fresh Fluid Service (Castrol 5w-40 and 5-50 mix) put her on the lift to inspect everything.

2.) Clean Air Ducts and Water Drains

3.) Open Oil Filter to Inspection, all good, no shavings

4.) Fresh Tank of Shell Fuel and ready to roll out (approx 900 miles across Texas for those who didn't know just how big it actually is)

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1.) Neat Old Town West of Del Rio, TX

2.) Changing out the Turbo Twist for the custom RED DUB

3.) Broken Belts in the Tire

4.) Leave it to Porsche to make a trunk that fits the spare but not the actual Rim, so Walmart bags and newspaper to keep from messing up the interior, and off we go.

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1.) Is that not the most aweful thing ever, I never thought I would own a Porsche growing up, and run around like that, lol.

2.) Some nice sweepers around Big Bend.

3.) Looks like a Boot, ( I called it Boothill, no idea what it's name was, lol)

4.) Ghost Town Terlingua, TX

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1.) Wife and I scratching our heads on whether to get fuel or not......

2.) and this is why Diesel or 87 ahh the choices, lol

3.) Boothill Cemetery (Tombstone AZ). It was an awesome place to go see, lots of murders, 2 Graves in particular:

-One Headstone reads- Here Lies George Johnson Hanged by Mistake 1882 He Was Right We Was Wrong But We Strung Him Up And Now He's Gone

4.) Headstone reads - HERE LIES LESTER MOORE FOUR SLUGS FROM A 44 NO LES NO MORE

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1.) Taking a break on the cliff edge over looking the national Forest

2.) Some nice twisties, several 10mph marked hairpins, it was amazing although ....

3.)the abundance of cows.. Yes COWS! in the roadway, it was a little uncomforting (I've got video coming out of a nice curve around 45mph and a bunch of cows in the road).

4.) More Nice Curves

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1.) Wife and I turning in for the night about 3 miles from the Border Patrol Inspection Station in the Hueco Mountains

2.)Climbing around Hueco Mountains, (Ok, I'm actualy only about 6 feet from the rock surface but it looks more impressive, lol. I'm out of shape I didn't think I was ever going to get up there)

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Grabbed some Mexican food at the Riverwalk. Excellent place to go and relax. We use the Hyatt Regency as a getaway periodically throughout the year (6hours from the house)

That's it, Hopefully you guys liked the pics, it was quite the adventure.

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