2018 Summer Drive

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2018 Summer Drive

Post by bertvorgon » 22 Jun 2018 08:39

Here we are heading into July soon and I have hardly driven my car I have been so busy.

I have two thoughts on the first big drive of the year.

#1 we go to Fort Casey again then work our way back up the old #99 highway like we did last year.
#2 we head up the Hope/Princeton highway and go to Bromley Rock Park for a picnic.

Each has it's own merits. Fort Casey drive MUST be done really early to try to get Chuckanut Drive with no traffic, one car in front of us and we are done from a sporting perspective.

Bromley Park has us being at the Hope Chevron at 5:30 for a 6:00 Am leave. The highway is awesome right now, new pavement in many, many sections. Just a great day of driving.

The U.S. drive allows us to be maybe a bit zippy at times, the CDN drive has us a bit more cautious, but, there are LOTS of passing areas safely. As much as we lucked out last year ( July 29) for our Ft. Casey drive with zero traffic, there are no guarantees we would be lucky again. Either route has traffic no matter what coming back, with the CDN drive having the most open passing areas.

Now, for dates....I have July 7, July 21, July 28 as free for me. These are all Saturdays as the returns from where ever are just better than Sunday's. Weather of course will be a key issue also.

Winthrop I would like to do in September again, we went on the 16th last year. Just has school and tourists for the most part gone back.

Thoughts? Any other suggestions? Personally I am leaning to go to Bromley, just a scenic drive, no border issues.
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by Byron510 » 23 Jun 2018 08:14

I’m in for the 21st and 28th days.

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Post by CP » 23 Jun 2018 14:55

21st or 28th, we'd like to tag along.

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Post by funwithmonkeys » 23 Jun 2018 15:29

I will check and get back to you. I would like the drive to Bloomey.
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by Alveen240/610 » 25 Jun 2018 00:39

I dnt hve a datsun going this year.can i clown my 92 corolla wagon and tag along.1600cc 5speed. Wud be tough to catch up with a front wheel drive bt I'll keep my foot heavy.any dates ok

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by bertvorgon » 25 Jun 2018 05:56

Morning Gang,

You would be more than welcome to come Alveen. This will just be a nice drive, no one wants to get car towed away. The will NOT be any ice either :wink: !!!

I see Norm wants to go to Bloomey, not sure where that is. I think we will stick with BROMLEY ROCK PARK:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromley_R ... ncial_Park

It has a large parking lot good for photos and a nice picnic area for lunch, shaded if needed.
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by msaunders » 25 Jun 2018 10:43

Hi guys, if Bromley Rock is the spot, I'll zip over from Osoyoos and come say hi.

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by bertvorgon » 29 Jun 2018 16:20

Sounds good Matt, just keep an eye on this post as we head into July.

Just re-discovered a route that we sure are going to do before the snows fly. Nirvana awaits!
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by funwithmonkeys » 29 Jun 2018 19:50

I it looks like I can do the 7th or the 21st.
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Post by bertvorgon » 30 Jun 2018 10:47

Lets put the July 21st day as the drive to Bromley Rock Park.

I have a new idea for an August drive but will wait a bit longer before throwing that route out there.
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Post by RONSLYCHUK » 30 Jun 2018 16:39

We are in!

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Post by CP » 30 Jun 2018 18:13

21st it is

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Post by Byron510 » 30 Jun 2018 22:29

It’s in my calendar.

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by bertvorgon » 01 Jul 2018 06:02

I'm looking forward to this drive, be very nice to get a good group of cars out. I will let Jamie know, Dean I have not seen online for awhile, maybe GREG is watching....Chickenman..???

Weather better co-operate, cannot believe how cool it is this year. Just spent a week at Tyaughton Lake near Bralorne, very cool most days, was 13C. most mornings, warmed up to maybe 20C on the best day.

I will post up rough itinerary as we get closer, maybe do the run up to the lookout in Manning for a photo op.
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by McShagger510 » 04 Jul 2018 23:00

Hmmmm, I gotta be back in town for a 6pm BBQ.......maybe.... :roll: :roll:

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