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United Kingdom – July 2008

WARNING... Contents of this blog may induce serious drowsiness... do not operate a moving vehicle while reading this post!  Many of the comments I've made here were primarily to remind Dorothee and I of our trip when we look at this again next year, so it is filled with serious minutia.  Proceed at your own risk! That said, for several years now, Dorothee and I have talked about a trip to the UK.  Our reasons were fourfold: See a part of Europe we hadn't previously traveled Visit past Hawaii neighbors of ours who now live in their native Edinburgh, Scotland ...
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Vintage at the Vineyards

 In April, I flew to Seattle to pick up our new garage toy, a beautifully restored 1972 BMW 3.0CS coupe.  2800 uneventful miles and 4 days later, the coupe was sitting in its new space in our garage. Emboldened by the trouble-free drive from Seattle, through Southern California, and across Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, Dorothee and I decided to press our luck and take on a similar-distance odyssey to join other like-minded vintage BMW enthusiasts at an automotive get-together in Winston-Salem, NC, called "Vintage at the Vineyards". In the weeks prior to our May 21 departure, I had been getting the ...
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