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16 Apr 2012 12:05 #22608 by Pat Leahy
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Mike and Joan, looks like you are having another great trip. Glad you made the stop at Lambert's, the home of the "tro'd rolls". This is one of our favorite stops, lots of interesting food, and great entertainment with the waiters throwing hot rolls across the room to people at tables (sometimes 100 feet). I understand they often hire local high school baseball players.
Mike and Joan represent the ultimate aspects of our club, owning and restoring original ACD cars, sharing these cars with the world, and driving these cars, rather than keeping them in a climate controlled tomb. Keep up the great job of ultimated ACD ambassadors...

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17 Apr 2012 04:47 #22613 by jhcarlady
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Our attempts to navigate and miss the storms were successful. It was around 60 degrees when we took off this morning and didn?t get much warmer. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for traveling. We are still directing our Garmin point to point to travel on secondary roads. We traveled many straight roads with little traffic. I have attached a couple of signs that we saw today; we especially enjoyed the flying manure spreader. We stopped at Walmart for lunch. A young man came excitedly up to our car. He was looking at the side pipes and said, ?It reminded him of a car ?Oh, I can?t think of the name of it?. What was it that it reminded him of? No, not a Cord or Duesenberg ....? An Excaliber, but yours is nice too! ?We ended the day early, with a stop at Auburn Cord Parts, Inc. in Wellington, KS., and we had dinner with friends there. The local newspaper interviewed us and took pictures of the car. Repeatedly, we have been asked about the car, ?What is it.? ?Is it a Jaguar or a Rolls Royce.? Is that German? Most people have never heard of an Auburn, so we have been passing out lots of our cards and trying to educating the public.



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17 Apr 2012 14:12 #22625 by DJT
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18 Apr 2012 00:43 #22631 by jhcarlady
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We drove on 160 until it ended at Coldwater, KS. The landscape changed from farming to mesas to rolling hills and farmland again. At Coldwater, we drove north and stopped at Greensburg, KS. for lunch. The town was almost totally destroyed by a tornado in 2009 and has quickly been rebuilt. There are several windmills leading into town and many nice new buildings where business is flourishing. There are large areas where you do not see a house for miles. Today, we have had several areas where traffic was halted for road construction. They were repaving large areas of highway and had only one lane open for traffic. Traffic alternated, taking turns on the lane that was open. There was not a cloud in the sky and the weather was cool.
After lunch we continued southwest on 56 to Liberty, KS. There were a couple more areas of road construction. Because of the long expanse for travel, the construction sites had their own asphalt making facilities near the sites. We ended early today. It?s wash day for both the car and our clothes.
In the 250 miles that we traveled today we did not see one fast food place!

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19 Apr 2012 02:00 #22634 by jhcarlady
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We left around 8 AM this morning, continuing southwest . We stopped in a small town in OK for lunch at a Subway. A couple of guys from the neighboring business invited us to look at their cars. It was a nice break from a long boring drive , with straight roads, mainly flat land and nothing to see for miles. About the only things to see were us and the windmills. It was necessary to make sure we got gas and bathroom stops when they were available. We took US25 along the east side of the mountains to avoid the really steep grades. Snow capped mountains could be seen in a distance as we drove toward Santa Fe. We have arrived at our destination.


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19 Apr 2012 20:25 #22636 by jhcarlady
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It was a shopping day today. First, we went to Walmart. My poison ivy needs another dose of meds. So I went to check if I needed a new prescription or if they could get mine from home. After that was in motion we went to downtown Santa Fe and checked out the market place. When our time ran out at the meter, our shopping ran out. We scooted back to Walmart picked up the prescription and had lunch. We decided to check out our hotel to see if anyone else was in town yet. There were three Cords sitting with their hoods up in the parking lot, so we parked the car and joined the sidewalk mechanics.
The meet gets underway late this afternoon, but it is pretty much a free day. The women are shopping and the guys are out telling stories. Bill Hummel tried out the fit of the Auburn, so I guess that will be his next acquisition?.


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