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Old 11-12-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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my wife and i made it irvine last tuesday afternoon.

we are moved into our new place and about 95% unpacked, the majority of the stuff not is in the garage. tougest part beside moving from a house to a condo is the one car garage. the miata 'just' fits inside and the honda is parked outside.

we wound up driving just over 3000 miles altogether including two side trips to santa fe, the grand canyon and sedona. I-40 follows old Rt 66 from OKC westward. the drive from charlotte west to memphis was pretty. the drive from west of memphis to the new mexico border, not so much.

new mexico to california was absolutely stunning and the expansive scale of the landscape is really humbling. the honda kept throwing an ECU code from amarillo westard. i suspect it may have been the elevation changes, and i reset the ecu as needed.

a good friend of ours in nc gave us a roof basket and GPS which were invaluable. our greyhound was able to sleep comfortably in the hatch as we drove while the majority of our luggage was on top of the car in a waterprrof bag on the basket.

we both start our new jobs tomorrow and we are both very excited! i am finally adjusting to the time zone and had a good night's sleep last night. yesterday morning i got up early and took the PCH from Irvine to san juan capistrano in the miata. i hadn't driven it in about a week and it felt great! it was like putting a pair of your favorite old tennis shoes.

here are a few pics of our trip:

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Old 11-12-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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Congrats on the move, hopefully it just gets better from there and you end up making enough money to go and buy a new house with a 10 car garage and have more room for more projects. Yes, that is my dream for sure.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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You really want us to sign up to YAHOO for the pictures?
Is there really adult content?
I want to see the pictures

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Before I moved out here to Florida, I lived in San Juan Capistrano. Grew up in Newport Beach.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
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feh. yahoo pictures got all screwy the last couple of weeks.

we will rent for at least a year. our home just north of charlotte is for sale.
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congrats and g'luck
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:54 PM   #6
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gotta love the x-country drive.

now change your location under your avatar!
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:52 PM   #7
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SONOFA!!! You moved without telling me!!!! I was supposed to take you and your wife out to eat for helping me put on my turbo

Glad you made it safe and sound. Enjoy CA and the weather
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Welcome (back?) to california. Hope you and your wife enjoy living here ... well im way up north a bit past fresno, but its still "here". Try to come up sometime next year to an autocross at castle airforce base in Merced, its a really nice venue. It would be a bit of a drive, but you would be more than welcome to stay at my place which is a half hour drive from it.
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