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Got this from the Yahoo Opel Site:

Hi everyone,

Ok you can all yell at me for not telling you all sooner than a day in advance and I apologize for the oversight.

IF you can meet us for the fun run to Julian by all means do come.

2 meeting places at 10AM Sat. Sept 11th

South SD at teh Container store Fashion Valley Meet with Mike Brooks there to drive up sunshine highway.

North county meet at PALA CASINO in the gas station mimi mart parking area in front of the casino on Highway 76 we will leave there to go up to Julian.

Looking forward TO SEEING YOU ALL and eating apple pies!!

OPELS FOREVER !!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/opelers

Have a wonderful Opel day! : >)
 

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Sounds like fun!!! Wish I could come!!!

Ron

I used to be stationed at El Centro for two yrs. Julian is a beautiful little town in the mountains (anything beats El Centro's hot valley floor)!!!
Wished I lived close enough to have made this one, can just imagine this one horse towns main street full of Opels :cool:

Rick
 

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Rick, it would be really neat to see the whole main street full of Opels, but I don't believe there are more than a dozen Opels here inSANe DIEGO, but I have been know to be wrong before. As luck would have it, I'll be going there in the Montana mini-van, with a couple of Margaret's Norwegian Elkhounds for company, the GT isn't quite road worthy yet, but that's another story. With the pending clouds and thunderstorms in the mountains and deserts with flash flood warnings, it may be fairly cool up in the mountains, and the roads from the north and south are sufficiently full of twisty turnies, to make the trip enjoyable from a driving standpoint. But the really great draw is as Jim said, the locally famous apple pies from Julian. Coffee, and pie ala mode, worth the trip any time. :D
 

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Well, we had 5-6 cars, all Opel GTs today, one minor overheating problem , that was more than likely caused by the 80+ degree and 80+ humidity and not to forget we were 4500 feet above sea level so the air density wasn't that great for cooling. We did have an outstanding time at the Julian Pie Co., and the Bar-B-Cue Pit, and also at the Old Fashioned Soda Fountain. The ladies had a stroll through the 4 blocks of Main Street looking at curios and artifacts. Thankfully, for me, Margaret didn't buy anything to bring back, but we did have some Pie Ala Mode and a Soda Float, and others indulged in various local delicasys (SP), some that brought Ohhs and Ahhhs from the rest of us. Pics of the attendees will be hopefully available tomorrow or the day after. We didn't take the digital camera on this trip, Margaret had some film left in her other camera so took it instead. On a more Opel note, I asked Jim M. of USA Opel if the rumors of him being out of the business were true and he informed me he is still in the business, his office is out of his home right now and the bulk of his parts inventory and cars are on the same street he used to be on, but at a different address. So in that regard, those rumors can be put to bed, USA Opel is still in business and although a bit smaller, and spread out. :D
 

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:( It looked like one of those nice, relaxed visits. Ala-mode and floats, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I did get startled looking at one picture. Looked like a missle on the way up until I finially figured it was a steeple :rolleyes: .
Thanks for the picks, Ron
 

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I did a double take too, now that you mention it, it does look like a launched missile. :D If you look to the right of the steeple, on the ridge, you can see how close the wild fire came to this town, we are on a hill opposite the town, about a block behind us, and the town is at the base of the other hill, it sits in a valley. Also all the trees on the ridge have been defoliated by the fire. The drive up was interesting seeing Mother Nature coming back after the whole area looking like a moonscape last year. All in all a good time was had by all, kinda, I heard Richard Seybolds GT had suspension problems on the way home. Don't know the particulars, hopefully it will be fixed soon.
 
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