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NOTE: NEW TOUR LOOP MAP LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCRIPT


*Notice* the date for this and all future ToD GTG's will be the 1st Saturday in May.
Well, with just under a year to go before this event, we'd better get cracking on the planning :D

Saturday May 1st, 2010
Ridge Top Motel and Campground
website: RV campground and motel. Bryson City, NC

Phone: (828) 488-6363
Toll Free (866) 415-9692

At last reports, the Ridge Top is now at full occupancy. All beetle people.

It's been discussed, but not yet finalized as the official ToD overflow hotel, that the Sleep Inn would/might be the hotel of choice. It seems to be closer to the Ridge Top than any other hotel- we're wanting the groups to be close to each other.

Additional area info:
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/
http://www.greatsmokies.com/


Rough itinerary[/SIZE]-[/U][/B] using last year as a guide- Gary and or Bob will make any necessary corrections:D

Friday- the beetles arrive in Bryson City, begining early/mid afternoon until evening. Photo ops / meet and greet / motel check-in. Maybe some are checking in a day earlier...you never know:rolleyes:. Since the Ridge Top is booked and the Sleep Inn next to be occupied, here are the plans. 6:00PM, gather at the "Top" for an informal meet. 7:00PM begins "pizza fest". After dinner more "getting to know eachother" time. At this time, we're not sure if there will be an impromptu car show after dinner across the street from the motel but more info will follow.
Saturday
- early a.m breakfast at the Blue Ridge Grill / gas-up / car wash in preparation for taming the Dragon. We depart from the Blue Ridge @ 9:00AM sharp, driving to the Dragon, then onto the Cherohala Skyway. Gas/snack break before riding the Skyway. Several runs of the Dragon will take place. Those who are opting out of another run(s), will proceed to the meeting place (Bob will chime in...i hope:D), where the 2+ Dragon runners will catch up, for photo ops and such.

PM vwgary for Friday night Pizza Fest payment info. $5.00 per adult due no later than March 31st. PayPal or snail mail.

Saturday night- Dinner, followed by lots of Dragon tales at the "honeycomb hideout"- the loft of the Ridge Top, and the other hotel's hideaway i'm sure:).

Sunday- Leaving Bryson City. There's talk about doing something early (Breakfast- etc T.B.A) before everyone leaves. plans are still in the works.

This is our 2nd year of a very successful maiden voyage. There's talks of a 'soft' car show- basically dispalying for the townspeople, ourselves and media. I'm hoping that Gary will do His VW/New Beetle trivia challenge somewhere in the mix of either dinner nights. Still we're many months out and these plans will be solidified way before the event, so all will be privy to what's going on:)
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Official disclaimer!! The current planned and all future TOD GTG's are "attendance at your own will". The Org as well as organizers can not be held responsible or liable for mishaps going to, during or going from the event.
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2010 Tail of the Dragon Information Summary

  • Accomodations in Bryson City:
Ridge Top Motel
390 Arlington Avenue
Bryson City, NC 28713-7604
(828) 488-6363
www.ridgetopmotel.com


Sleep Inn
500 Veterans Boulevard
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-0326
www.sleepinnbrysoncitync.com


Microtel
82 Songbird Forest Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-7900
www.microtelinn.com


Important items to respond to:

Additional Pizza fest info
For those that missed the cut off date for the pizza fest, you can still order your own pizzas so we can all mingle and eat together. The best pie in BC is:
Anthony's Italian Restaurant
103 Depot Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-8898
  • Friday night PIZZA - respond by 31 March
Coordinator: vwgary (Gary)

Link to details here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/tail-dragon/35926-official-2k10-tod-gtg-cruise-72.html#post625256


Cost is $5 per person. Get money to vwgary by 31 March via Paypal or snail mail. PM vwgary for Paypal or snail mail addresses or for alternate payment arrangements.


  • Saturday morning breakfast – respond sooner than later
Coordinator: scarabY2k (Al)

Location: TBD (prob Blue Ridge Grill)

Space is limited so get your response into Al sooner rather than later.

Link to details here




  • TOD “Swag” - respond by 21 March (!!)
Coordinator: scarabY2k (Al)


TOD T-shirts, both long and short sleeve are avail in Sand, White, and Black colors. Also, Hoodies in Sand and Black.
Sizes Small – 3X avail.

GET YOUR ORDER IN NOW FOR THESE!! TIME IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!!

Link to details here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/vw-related-items/41043-2010-tail-dragon-t-shirt-groupbuy-sale.html#post622260

Here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/vw-related-items/41043-2010-tail-dragon-t-shirt-groupbuy-sale.html#post622262

And here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/vw-related-items/41043-2010-tail-dragon-t-shirt-groupbuy-sale.html#post622263

Also available : Mouse pads, Coffee mugs, and Tumblers

Link to details here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/vw-related-items/41045-tail-dragon-swag-feeler-thread.html#post622270

And here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/vw-related-items/41045-tail-dragon-swag-feeler-thread.html#post624317


  • Window Stickers – respond by March 31
Coordinator: Wilky


These are TOD window stickers for your rear side windows (or wherever you want to put them) There is right side cut and a left side cut and can be had in multiple colors. Cost is $5 for each sticker.

Link to details here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/tail-dragon/37831-tod-stickers-ideas-info.html#post580216

And here -> http://newbeetle.org/forums/tail-dragon/37831-tod-stickers-ideas-info-2.html#post624438



  • Name Tags – respond ASAP
Coordinator: EvilinaDM101 (Shonnel)


Shonnel designed a great name tag to help us learn each other’s real name at the TOD rather than using the org handle. She has created a fantastic design and has offered to do this gratis. Please get your information to her asap so she isn’t burdened with creating name tags at the last minute.
Information current as of 3/17/2010

************New Tour Loop and associated maps*****************

http://newbeetle.org/forums/attachments/tail-dragon/67461d1271602271-official-2k10-tod-gtg-cruise-tod-new-tour-loop.pdf

http://www.tailofthedragon.com/maps/outlets2010.pdf

http://www.tailofthedragon.com/maps/PDF/Chero_new07.pdf

Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Cherohala Skyway, Graham Co, NC

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Our good friend and fellow Orger Al has done it again this year with some awesome artwork for the 2K10 event. I personally know how busy you are Al so I'm not sure what else to say other than thank you. You DO rock :guitar:
Drum roll please........I have the pleasure of presenting to you..........


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Woo!! Can't wait! :banana:
 

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Heck, you don't want to wish away the summer all the way to next May. You'd miss all those 98 degree with 99% humidity days ;)
 

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Why not? because if i wish it to next may, i get to enjoy 2k10 summer instead! haha :) besides 2k10 is going to be an exciting year for me, I can see it now....*enter dream sequence*
 

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Woo hoo! Let the countdown begin! I know mom and I will be there again, hubby may join us next year too.

By the more scenic route back to Bryson City, are we going to take 28 up through Fontana? We did that on Sunday and it is a gorgeous drive! Of course, it is a gorgeous drive that is nice when enjoyed at a reasonable speed and not flying past everything so fast you can't look at anything! LOL! I'm glad I wasn't driving, I would have never been able to keep up with Speedy Gary Gonzalez up there!
 

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Woo hoo! Let the countdown begin! I know mom and I will be there again, hubby may join us next year too.

By the more scenic route back to Bryson City, are we going to take 28 up through Fontana? We did that on Sunday and it is a gorgeous drive! Of course, it is a gorgeous drive that is nice when enjoyed at a reasonable speed and not flying past everything so fast you can't look at anything! LOL! I'm glad I wasn't driving, I would have never been able to keep up with Speedy Gary Gonzalez up there!
It looks like that road will be incorporated in the scenic tour.
 

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Are you going to be the carrot that lures us to North Carolina? :p

You certainly have plenty of time to make arrangements. Imagine attending one of the Org's premier US events :)
haha, who knows. I might, but I also might not, that's the question.
Really, it will be a great event to participate in, but I am not sure yet how my life will be over a year.
I will keep this event in mind though :)
 

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Polling ends just before noon today folks. Looks like it'll be the 1st weekend in May but I won't post it as official till the polls close. :cool:

Just 11.5 months till we'll be heading out the the door towards Bryson City;)
 

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Polls have closed

I've edited the 1st page and it appears that the ToD will for 2K10 & forever forward be the 1st Saturday in May. :banana::banana::banana:
 

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Wooo! Then the DeMaios will be there! Can't wait! :rockband:
 

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Guess I better start my mods quickly...I don't have much time left!!! LOL And now, since it's the FIRST week of May, I have even LESS time! j/k

I'm putting it in my phone as we speak, as well as I'll mark it on any calendar or reminder thing that I have :) I will NOT miss ToD 2k10

:eek5: ONLY 48 WEEKS AWAY!!!!!
 
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