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Old 05-14-2019, 10:39 AM
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To all you 'vette folk cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway milestone 352, 11.20 am Wednesday 08 May, thanks for waving! We (wife and I) heading south on the Parkway a day or so from Atlanta, after 8384 mile road trip. 2001 C5 performed flawlessly - GA, FL, AL, TN, OK, TX, NM, AR, UT, CO, NE, IA, IN, IL, MI, OH, PA, NJ, WV, NC. Motels and some camping. Managed to fit basic tent, stove etc for overnight in state parks in trunk, still allowing for the top down. Best economy 31.08 mpg on Interstates 70mph, but mostly average 28+. A dream car for a USA road trip. Another one planned for Sept/Oct, I mean why not. Wife called it an 'armchair ride across America'.
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Sounds like a great trip. Congrats!
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Sounds fun! Glad you are enjoying.
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Sounds like a fun trip, I'm definitely jealous.
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That's great that you're driving the car like that. Bet it's really fun.
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Now that’s a road trip. Sounds like you had a blast.
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Now that’s using a Corvette for what it was made for!

Congratulations on what sounds like an epic adventure in a Corvette!
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Where are the pics?
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Where are the pics?
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8,000+ mile trip!
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Quite an adventure for an Aussie! A lot of driving on the "wrong side" of the road for you... Happy to hear that you had a great time visiting many of our great states. I spent time in Albury driving and had a tough time driving on the left...
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I've had the privilege of riding the Parkway on my motorcycle quite a few times and words still cannot describe it's beauty.

469 miles
not a single stop sign
groomed shoulders
Azalea's
Rhododendron's
Overlook's

I hope to take my Vette on it this fall, top down!
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Did a 3600 mile trip a few months ago. Some on the blue ridge. Loved it. Glad you enjoyed the trip. That’s what a c5 is for.
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Awesome!!!
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