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Offline HawkWagon

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NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« on: July 13, 2014, 01:02:27 PM »
Jess and I recently took a two-week trip to the East Coast, with (of course) the Outback and our camera. We'll be posting some sample shots here, with links to more at my blog.



The Outback once again proved its mettle as a GT car, as adept at carving mountain roads as it is comfortable on long highway blasts. It also served, on occasion, as our camper. Not perfect accommodations in the summertime, to be sure: with the windows up, the humidity quickly became unbearable; with them down, we were at the mercy of the local mosquitoes. Anyway, it helped make our trip possible.

[Camping in a rhododendron thicket in the North Carolina mountains, near the Georgia state line.]



[From the inside.]



[Blue Ridge Parkway.]





[Campground at Virginia Beach.]



[Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.]



Miles driven: 3900 and change
Longest single stretch of driving: approximately 12 hours
Best drive: Parkway Road (NC 215) from Rosman, NC to the Blue Ridge Parkway, approx. 5000 feet elevation change
Mechanical issues: none
Traffic citations: none
Nights spent sleeping in car: five
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Offline HawkWagon

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 09:09:14 PM »
What an AWESOME adventure!  Love the stats at the end there, too.

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 09:44:57 PM »
Amazing pics as always, Mark!

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 07:49:05 PM »
As always great shots, Mark.  Thanks for sharing.  Miss hanging out with you.  Soon.

Offline HawkWagon

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 11:46:02 AM »
Thanks to everyone for looking, and to Mike, Alex, and Joel for the kind words. Agreed, we should get together soon.

Here's one last (belated) post from the trip.

West Virginia or Canada?: http://markgchurchill.blogspot.com/2014/07/dolly-sods.html

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 05:17:53 AM »
Great shots. Thank you for sharing.
the bottom line is this, people just need to realize that when they buy cheap CO's [KW on down], they are buying cheap, poorly engineered shocks for the sake of having height adjust-ability. - whitetiger on legacygt.com

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 10:54:45 AM »
fantastic, and as always i'm very jealous.

it looks like it was a great trip.
you really should. it sounds better than two V8s having sex with a blowoff valve while a v12 tapes the whole thing.

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 11:00:12 PM »
I second Matt's sentiments!  Always have loved your Outback and trips!

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Re: NC / VA / MD / WV trip
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 09:05:22 PM »
Hey hawk looks like that was a very good and rewarding trip! I haven't shown my face around here in a long time but I am still in the the  :subaru: family. Hope all is well.

-Taylor