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I also now have Randi and Tonia on board for the 24th. Next, I'll be messaging Kat. I'm not sure if BoD is a water-Beetle-only GTG or all-VW. Either way, since I'm one of the TSD founders, if BoD is always around the same time, TSD would have to be my thing.
BoD is a NB gtg. Its in Virginia...if I recall correctly. The North Carolina and Virginia orgers put this together. Some do this a couple times a year. Looks fun. Hoping to visit the Diamond Back or the Devils Triangle someday...
 

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We're still shooting for the weekend of Oct 24 for this. I still hold the very same job and all I can hope for is that I don't get screwed for a 3rd year in a row where I have to drive 840 miles one way after doing 2 shifts that are spaced only 6 hours apart. That's getting tough on my 55-year-old constitution, but as always, I will if I have to, because I do have that weekend off. NB/12+ Beetle-only GTGs are well worth it to me, and in fact, for the regular VW show season of 2015, ( a very short time in Wisconsin) I plan on scaling back and not going to as many all-VW shows. They're all very predictable: Either you have 90% air-cooleds or a bunch of 20-year-old tuners with Golfs/GTIs, Jettas, and Audis that don't acknowledge our cars. I find OUR kinds of gatherings much more enjoyable. ;)
 

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Right now there are 3 main GTGs for New Beetles/2012+ Beetles:

Talimena Scenic Drive (this one) is the newest and was started by myself and 2 other Orgers, Oh Randi, and Matty D 2009 back in 2012. Only 3 of us made it that first year, but the following year, we were up to 10. Last year saw a slide back down to 6 Beetles, but the weather was lousy and a lot of people had other obligations, but I'm hoping to bring this up for 2015 and beyond. This GTG was started to complement the other 2 main events for our cars. Modern Bugs don't get much respect at all-VW shows and those of us who drive them are also much more civil and family-knit. This is what it says: a scenic cruise through the Talimena Mountain range of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. We are also exploring the idea of a very informal 'show' where we just park our Beetles for an hour or two and socialize.

Roswell is a bi-annual event held every odd-numbered year in the beautiful New Mexico desert. This was once a huge New Beetle event back in the early 2000s, but for reasons that still puzzle me, the fanfare of the re-born Bug only lasted a few years, and those of us who still do Roswell are the Die-Hards. There used to be over 200 NBs that would make the pilgrimage to Roswell, but for the past few GTGs, the number has steadily been around 40. It's a blast, anyway. We have a show at night and do a parade down Roswell's main drag after it's over. All the while, we tie in the alien theme to the cars.

Tail of The Dragon is another big event that's growing fast. This is held in North Carolina the first weekend in May every year. It's a challenging road rally through an 11-mile stretch in the Smoky Mountains with over 300 curves. Lots of other car enthusiast groups and even bikers do "The Dragon" all throughout the warm months.

All 3 of these are an excellent way to bond with other like-minded people that love modern-day Beetles. You will make friends for life. I guess the easiest would be to start with whichever GTG is closest to where you live. I drive hundreds of miles to all of them, but I'm unable to do Tail of the Dragon this year. I do Talimena and Roswell every time they come around.
 

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Still plan on making this gtg but with Holley now ? Pat I hope u don't get to mad if Holley makes me miss Roswell this year I'm hoping and praying somehow it will work out. I know u miss me?
 

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I'm much better now and snapping out of limbo. Another Orger got a very positive reply from VWoA in regard to our Beetle, so if something doesn't happen where I get screwed out of my vacation time, everything is still a go for me for both Roswell and TSD. Ana, as Holley will be only a few months old by October, I have no problems at all if you & Tim wish to bring the GTI instead of a Beetle. I know a 4-door would make life a lot easier.
 

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We've got Halloween in the Park the weekend of the 24th (most likely)..we normally get dressed up as a family, but closer to time I can make the call if I can go or not.

November for me is hit and miss...the first weekend will be Aiden's birthday and the weekend you guys went last year will be a karate belt test weekend.

Guess I will wait and see if I can make the date you guys decide upon.:eek:
 

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As long as I an employed where I currently am, November won't work for me because they don't allow anyone to have time off in Nov-Dec as it's our busiest time of the year. I also only have every 3rd weekend off, so for October, that would be either the 3-4th or the 24-25th. It's too risky to schedule this on a weekend I'm supposed to work because we're always so short as it is. I would be open to move TSD to September if that would work and anyone's interested. My sole weekend off then would be the 12-13th.
 

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I'm much better now and snapping out of limbo. Another Orger got a very positive reply from VWoA in regard to our Beetle, so if something doesn't happen where I get screwed out of my vacation time, everything is still a go for me for both Roswell and TSD. Ana, as Holley will be only a few months old by October, I have no problems at all if you & Tim wish to bring the GTI instead of a Beetle. I know a 4-door would make life a lot easier.
I'm thinking I will bring the GTI! Since Tim or my mom won't let me drive I've been letting them drive my GTI with me in the back with Holley?? lol yeah I'm letting others drive my car but I'm not getting in a two door right now
 

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Antonie saying take Laycee we're see but the baby seat all set up in the GTI. I have no base in Laycee.

Passat are huge cars I got a loaner from vw and it took me a few days to get use too then Tim almost bought one
 

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Scout Training that I am sorely missing is scheduled on the Oct 23-24th.
I am going to see if I can find an alternative district's training to have all of my guys attend...otherwise I might be out. Will keep you posted.
 

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The problem with me is that I HAVE to schedule TSD on whatever weekend I have off in October to ensure being able to go, and even then, I still run the risk of being screwed out of the Friday/Monday surrounding it.:mad: The only other weekend I have off in October is the 3-4. Randi has suggested moving it to November in the past, but where I work, nobody gets time off in Nov-Dec. Well, except Christmas Day.......
 
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