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Old 09-11-2007, 09:45 PM
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Default NJ/NY/PA Fall Foliage Drive: Saturday Oct. 13th

Fall Foliage Drive: Lambertville NJ to Highpoint State Park, NJ and back.

This is a little different from our previous drives - more an occassion to enjoy the scenery on a drive up into the hills.

Be warned that this is a longer drive than previous ones. Attendees from NJ and NY are welcome to head their own way on the drive back.

Bring a picnic lunch and 2 way radios if you have them.

Saturday October 13th
Meet 7:15am
Driver's Meeting 7:45am
Depart 8am Sharp!

Meeting point:
Lambertville Municipal Court
25 S Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530

http://www.google.com/maps?q=25+S+Un...wloc=addr&om=1

We anticipate being back in at the start point around 2pm.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:52 PM
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Lambertville to High Point. That's a good ride!!!
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:08 PM
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Thanks! That's what I'm hoping. It should be pretty. I'll scout out places to stop when I do the drive in a couple of weeks. I'm anticipating that we will be up there by late morning, have an early lunch, then be back in Lambertville by 2pm-ish. I'll know more when I've driven it.
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There are a bunch of little roads that go north through the delaware water gap park on the Jersey side just north of rt 80 that are awesome. I also like the little road that runs up the west side of the Delaware from New Hope to around Trenton.
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If you send me a PM with the roads I'll see if we have, or can add them into the route when I work on it this weekend.
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I'm in.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:34 AM
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That's the one weekend I have something planned! I guess I can hope for the rain date.....
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:09 PM
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Well, looks like our route is pretty much close to set... a trek from Lambertville up to Highpoint State park, then back through Delaware Water Gap - should be a great drive - let's hope for good weather and some spectacular fall colors!
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:54 PM
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Okay, we did the dry run today... it's a very pretty drive and was a lot of fun... lots of straights if we choose to stretch our legs a little.

I am going to make two modifications to the drive based on what we learned today.

i) I think we'll cut the Delaware Water Gap out of the drive - there are two bottlenecks that are a pain for traffic and I don't think that any of us would have the patience to sit there in traffic.
ii) Ask you all to bring along picnic lunches. We can grab food up there, but I think it would be much more fun to eat up at the monument and enjoy the view. If the weather is bad, then there are near-by restaurants that we can use as a Plan B.

In terms of timing, the arriving back a little after 2pm still seems reasonable. We left at 8am and arrived there at 10:15am. An early picnic lunch would get us back on the road before noon and at our end point before 2pm.
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Is the ride open to anyone? I'm up in the Boston area, but may be in NJ that weekend. It's be great to join the ride if I end up down there.
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Originally Posted by 95_993 View Post
Is the ride open to anyone? I'm up in the Boston area, but may be in NJ that weekend. It's be great to join the ride if I end up down there.
It's open to anyone driving a Porsche - it would be great to see you and the car if you can make it.
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:56 PM
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Time for a quick bump in preparation for next week's drive.

Things to remember:
1) Bring a picnic lunch - we will be eating lunch in the park.
2) Make sure you fill up your car and empty your bladder before you arrive in the parking lot.
3) Bring 2-way radios if you have them - it's a good way to keep in touch during the drive.
4) Bring money. The park wasn't charging entrance when we visited, but I don't know if the do charge at peak times.

You will find a coffee shop on Bridge St. in Lambertville for coffee and donuts if you so desire. Also, you will find 2 gas stations at the intersection of Bridge St. and Rte 29 for filling up/emptying out. These gas stations are a short walk from the start point.

The leaves appear to be changing at a good pace right now, so I'm hopeful for some spectacular views by next weekend.
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:26 PM
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Thanks to everyone that attended our drive today!

It was great to see our regulars again and to meet others for the first time.


If you have photos, please, please please, email copies to me. Thanks to AndyK for donating photos - others will follow as they come in.

Photos can be found here -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellardmac/

I look forward to us getting together again in the Spring! (Don't get Cabin Fever!)

...time to start planning the next drive, so if you have suggestions drop me a note.
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