We made it home safe & sound. I haven’t tallied-up the totals yet, but it’s close to
5,000 miles round trip! We haven’t had time to unpack the car yet. It’s hot here in
So-Cal and we will wait for things to cool off a bit before unpacking.
All we can say is, “W-O-W”. What a trip! My son and I have so many emotions right now
it’s hard to explain. I have to be back at work on Monday and will take the weekend to
'relax' a bit. I will be assembling some facts/figures for you (part of our scrap book)
to give you the nitty-gritty on the trip (how far, how much gas, mileage, costs, etc.).
There are so many people to say 'Thank You' to for making this trip a reality and so
very much fun. Forgive me if I leave someone out on this post – I will be making several
more, so here goes for now:
– Thanks to everyone in this organization for welcoming our club and
making this an event that we will never forget. I would have driven to our club’s 3rd
reunion bash however, combining the two events was absolutely smashing!
– It was a pleasure to meet you. I wish we could have spent a little
more time talking about some of the old days you spent at Chrysler – you’ve got stories
to tell – but I knew you were busy with the program event. All I can say is, 'Thanks!'
– My 'little brother' with a great looking (and running Charger). Thank
you for your help & support. BTW, my son and I were the last ones to pull out of the
parking lot on Sunday. We pulled-out at exactly 12:05PM. We loaded up on the far side of
the hotel, where access was easier. We did complete a drive around of the parking lot,
looking for any hangers-on but alas, there were none. I would have loved to meet up with
you – sorry we missed each other! Tell Ben, 'Good luck' with his Cuda project.
Jim (Left Coast) Rose
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