PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

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Re: PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

Postby Hegg » Mon 13.06.2011, 21:39

I'm glad I was informed about this thread; this sounds like a fantastic trip! I hope we'll have a few minutes to hook up while you're passing through Salt Lake City (Taylorsville). A quick drive in an Evora never hurt anyone, right? ;)

esprit888 wrote:Geoff,
Don’t hold your breath to post in the ‘spotted’ category. Last week I flew into Colorado springs via Denver. Picked up my latest ebay purchase and drove home through the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Miles driven in two and a half days = 1628, Number of Elans spotted = 0, number of Loti of any size shape or variation = 0 !.


I agree with this and all of the related comments. Lotuses are very rare around here and we even have a Lotus dealership in downtown Salt Lake City. Outside of car shows and club members, I think I've only seen 4 or 5 Lotuses ever, and most are because of the relative commonality of the Elise. I know I put a smile on someone's face every day when they see me commuting in my Evora. :)

saska wrote:Colin is correct about the north side of the canyon -- it is spectacular. If you take US 89 to the Canyon north side you'd also get to see the Vermilion cliffs which are the 3000ft escarpment, second step in the Grand Staircase of the Colorado Plateau.I saw them at sunset and nearly came off the motorcycle gawping. US89 is one of the great roads of the world IMHO.


Hey, I live on US89! Just not at the Grand Canyon. :) But I agree, it's a great road through many places. I should travel more of it.
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Re: PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 13.06.2011, 22:09

Thanks for the offer Jeff. I've got your details and I'm sure we'll find some time to get together for some tyre kicking.
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Re: PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 16.06.2011, 21:29

The latest itinerary is:

Mo 20/6 LHR to LAX
Mo 20/6 [NOT The Sandman Lodge, 3714 State St, Santa Barbara, 93105] but Sandpiper Lodge, 3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 - nearly a cock up on the first night! :D
Tu 21/6 Sandpiper Lodge, 3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
We 22/6 Monterey Bay Lodge, 55 Camino Aguajito Monterey, CA 93940
Th 23/6 Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf, 250 Beach St San Francisco, CA 94133
Fr 24/6 Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf, 250 Beach St San Francisco, CA 94133
Sa 25/6 Days Inn, 511 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445
Su 26/6 Springhill Suites, 5601 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84123
Mo 27/6 Springhill Suites, 5601 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84123
Tu 28/6 Fort Collins with an evening in Denver for the Colorado Lotus meet
We 29/6 Fort Collins
Th 30/6 Fort Collins
Fr 1/7 Fort Collins with an evening watching netball, rounders or chase the egg
Sa 2/7 Victor Hotel, 4th St. & Victor Ave. Victor, CO 80860 Via Pike's Peak
Su 3/7 AppleLodge Bed and Breakfast, 15081 Us Highway 160, Del Norte, CO 81132
Mo 4/7 Cameron Trading Post Grand Canyon Hotel, Cameron, AZ 86020 Via Mesa Verde
Tu 5/7 ?? Via Grand Canyon
We 6/7 ?? Via Meteor Crater
Th 7/7 San Diego
Fr 8/7 San Diego
Sa 9/7 San Diego
Su 10/7 San Diego
Mo 11/7 LAX to LGA
Mo 11/7 Days Inn 1946 Scranton Carbondale Hwy Dickson City, PA 18508
Tu 12/7 Sheraton on the Falls, 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3K7
We 13/7 Sheraton on the Falls, 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3K7
Th 14/7 304 West 46th Street, New York, 10036
Fr 15/7 304 West 46th Street, New York, 10036
Sa 16/7 EWR to LHR
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Re: PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 19.06.2011, 13:51

By pure chance (what are the odds of that happening), it looks like we will be in Fort Collins on the 28th June, so we will be coming down for the LOCO meeting at Mickey’s Top Sirloin in Denver. Hopefully we'll see a few of you there.
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Re: PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

Postby Ekapol » Sun 19.06.2011, 20:46

Cool you are all ready with your GPS Geoff. You'll spot a green and a white Elan around San Francisco area I guess ;-)

23rd or 24th of June sound good to me, depending on Marie's schedule too.
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Re: PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 19.06.2011, 20:57

I've had confirmation that the GPS has been delivered to the Santa Barbara hotel, so fingers crossed!

Marie says she hopes to be about too.
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Re: PCH, Fort Collins, Grand Canyon, NY and Toronto

Postby lotusgirlmarie » Fri 24.06.2011, 16:00

I'm back in San Francisco. I PMed my number. Give a bell when you can and we can arrange something.
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