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Carole and Johnny October 5th, 2003 04:18 PM

Good Afternoon!
 
Just finished washing the truck and vette. Cooking two cakes to take to the Church luncheon tonight. It has been a very busy but productive weekend. Between band, cross country and a car show yesterday, we are beat, but at least we weren't bored!

Met two board members from another board. She posts as "woodywoman". We not only have cruising in common, but she and her husband own a corvette (just like mermaid's). They had a car show in Houston, so we drove up to meet them. I drove home going about 80mph for a few miles, then went to 103 for a little while. Nice open road, no traffic - too much fun!

Now back to Alcatraz (work) tomorrow. I am taking off Columbus day, although it is a regular workday for us. Need to get my second phone line working and the phone people can't get in because of the Great Danes. My fax is on my second line, so I have been faxless for quite a while.

UIL for band coming up very soon, and our local Brazoria County Fair. The band has a booth, so we all take turns running it. Maybe by November I will remember what a empty weekend is like. LOL


rollerdonna October 5th, 2003 04:43 PM

Re: Good Afternoon!
 
Nice to see you posting again Carole, but how you found the time, I don't know! And I thought I was busy!

donna


Set2cruz October 5th, 2003 05:38 PM

Re: Good Afternoon!
 
103, I can't disagree. {{wink}} Unless it's Chicago during rush hour. {{grin}}


Carole and Johnny October 5th, 2003 08:47 PM

Re: Good Afternoon!
 
Seriously....this car was trying to keep up but I lost him at 97 mph, kept going till I hit 103 and stayed there for a few miles, then kicked back to 80 most of the way home.
Slowed to 65 when we came into traffic. It was great and you just don't feel like you are going over 60. Vettes are great!


mbuckellew October 6th, 2003 09:03 AM

Re: Good Afternoon!
 
Hi Carole! Sounds like you had a busy weekend, but thanks for checking in, we've missed you! 103?! I wish I were that brave... I would have been terrified of getting caught!

Cheers,
Michelle B.


Seahunks October 6th, 2003 09:50 AM

Re: Good Afternoon!
 
Coming back from the last cruise, I got the second traffic ticket of my life! After driving hundreds of miles 80+, cross the Ohio River and within 30 miles...He got me doing 74 in a 60 zone.

I was passing a semi, when I saw the car in my mirror. I got that sick feeling.
No sooner had I changed back to the right lane--after signal and ACD, of course--the lights came on! My previous ticket was 12 years ago. I guess I was feeling too confident, so close to home. PFFFFFFT!

Steve

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Carole and Johnny October 6th, 2003 12:50 PM

Re: Good Afternoon!
 
haven't had a ticket since I was 19. :o)
The great thing about vettes is that they are fiberglass. I also run without a front plate.
A radar gun needs to hit metal. pretty hard to do on a fiberglass car with only one plate (in the back). LOL

The speed doesn't scare me, I have been up to 135 in that car. The thought of being ticketed at that speed does give me the willies though. :o)


mbuckellew October 7th, 2003 10:45 AM

Re: Re: Good Afternoon!
 
That's the scary part to me - the ticket! Bye bye cruise $$! :( So I don't push my car ('94 Trans Am V-8 convertible) as far as it can go... plus I have no rural roads on which I can feel confident about doing so without getting caught... you're lucky, Carole!

Cheers,
Michelle B.



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