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<UPDATE: First Flyby Video at Post #88>

As you all may already know, I moved from the Frozen Tundra (Connecticut) to Vero Beach, Florida.

I would like to give a MASSIVE thanks to Bill & Cheryl Curlee, Steve (Connecticut) and Chris (Cheezila). I owe them all an enormous weregild and will forever be in their debt. My heartfelt thanks to all of them.

Bill & Cheryl, along with Connecticut pretty much packed my entire house, got everything in the truck, got rid of the garbage - and just made this whole migration south possible.

We left CT at 18:30pm on Tuesday night and crossed into Florida at noon the following day. I drove Grond, Connecticut drove my beater and Cheezila drove the rental truck. We made good time and had no mishaps or problems.

Road trip through 11 states CT, NY, NJ, DE, DC, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL

Along the way, Connecticut videoed an awesome flyby in a Washington DC tunnel. Bullets sounded absolutely insane

We stopped at CCW in Daytona Beach, FL on the way down and got a full VIP tour of the facility by the owner, John. I'll post those pics in another thread.

So without further ado, here are the roadtrip pics.

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Just crossed into Florida - A/C = ON

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Long drive. Grond sleeps





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Grond's new home


What's this? A challenger to "The Hammer of the Underworld"????


We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto


Tortoise checking out the blower


The Challenger

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Cheezila with his special bowling technique that resulted in many, many strikes and spares


Connecticut observing Cheezila's technique


Cheezila "I haven't bowled since I was 10 years old"


So much to organise...

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AWESOME and look there is white stuff on the ground! A little Florida sand!

As mentioned before, glad you made it to Florida safely and it looks like GROND has a pretty good home!
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Welcome to the South, no more worry about the cold & snow, now just hurricanes to worry about!
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story and pics, glad you made it home safely.

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story and pics, glad you made it home safely.

Welcome EG, you may want to put an air conditioner in that garage for the summer months
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Congrats


This effen thing will never crawl under your car
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story and pics, glad you made it home safely.


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Welcome to Florida, glad you made it safely.
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I hope you enjoy your new home Stephen, we will miss you up here. Just to give you a reminder of why you left.....it's was in the low 30's to high 20's today. I stopped by ECS today to have Doug retune my Vette and it was damn right nasty outside. Just plan ole raw outside
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I had the pleasure of meeting Stephen last Saturday and I have to say, one of the nicest guys I've ever met. I came prepared with a bag full of oranges for the new Floridian, he's going to need all the vitamin "C" he can get...got to build up the blood so the mosquitos don't suck you dry

He got himself a fine house, good plot of land and hopefully hearing impaired neighbors Geeze that beast can ROAR!!!

Best of luck to you my new friend

P.S. left you a voice mail earlier today...try me back tomorrow if you can.

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OH CRAP....I totally forgot to bring you my rear spoiler like I promised


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I hope you enjoy your new home Stephen, we will miss you up here. Just to give you a reminder of why you left.....it's was in the low 30's to high 20's today. I stopped by ECS today to have Doug retune my Vette and it was damn right nasty outside. Just plan ole raw outside
It was 70 degrees here today, Barry
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Cool story and pics.
Why didn't you stop in ATL and see us.
Glad you had a good and safe trip.
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your enthusiam and desire for a NEW ADVENTURE ,Florida ..new job..new friends..different weather..has to make me stand up and applaud Keep the pics coming !

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classic pro-bowler after stance

we should've had video of this
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I had the pleasure of meeting Stephen last Saturday and I have to say, one of the nicest guys I've ever met. I came prepared with a bag full of oranges for the new Floridian, he's going to need all the vitamin "C" he can get...got to build up the blood so the mosquitos don't suck you dry

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P.S. left you a voice mail earlier today...try me back tomorrow if you can.

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OH CRAP....I totally forgot to bring you my rear spoiler like I promised

Next time I guess


It was great meeting you Jason - and thanks for the oranges and the plant I'll give you a call tomorrow - today was crazy with all the red tape and hoops to jump through (appointment for FL DL, new FL tags with VIN verification, new bank account, post office etc.)

Stephen

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Video is here - clicky...
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