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1996 328ti
01-07-2007, 08:32 PM
I was playing with google earth to see what was around Berkeley Springs, WV. I found the Treetop Restaurant at the Coolfont Resort.
http://www.coolfont.com/home.cfm.

Has anyone been there?
Berkeley Springs is just far enough for a day tour plus has lots to see in town. Hopefully I can call them this week and we'll have another nice weekend to drive out there.

Edit: Coolfont is closed for construction. Oh well.

1996 328ti
01-14-2007, 06:21 PM
I scoped out some roads today while it's still warm out.
From Centreville to Berkeley Springs, about 3:30 hours.
Once we get West of Front Royal, it gets pretty nice.

I picked April 8 only to find it's Easter Sunday.
I have a habit of that. :biggrin:
I will see if April 15 is available.

I'm looking into this place.
http://www.tariscafe.com/

Only down side is parking is horrible.

SpongeBob
01-15-2007, 07:30 PM
If I would be willing to let Miriam drive "Senior Moment", she could ride around the block while I had lunch. Maybe you could suggest that idea, too?

1996 328ti
02-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Menu for the spring tour posted. $10/person. Payable online.
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=139,920,0,0,1,0

Mystic330
02-16-2007, 09:35 PM
I got a dumb question....

Is this starting in the Centreville in Fairfax county or the Centreville in Louisa county?

Are there stops along the way? Things to do? Or is is just all seat time (in which case I beleive I could get to B.S., WV in about 2 hrs...:)

Thanks.

1996 328ti
02-16-2007, 09:46 PM
I guess it's Fairfax.
There will be a pit stop in Front Royal.
You won't be able to do the trip in 2 hours.
It's all driving. Now sightseeing along the way unless you want to.
The trip will take 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Mystic330
02-16-2007, 11:33 PM
hmm... ok... I'm thinking it must be the centreville further south, because according to mapquest and yahoo, from the Fairfax Co. Centreville, it's only 96 miles (approx. 1hr 46mins)

http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?do=nw&go=1&r=f&aoh=&aot=&aof=&1a=&1c=Centreville&1s=VA&1z=&1n=Fairfax%20County&1y=US&1l=VUmykGUOMYH8IFABNsMMcg%3d%3d&1g=NiwyQGsqeIhnEEvFvbUKqA%3d%3d&1v=CITY&2a=&2c=Berkeley%20Springs&2s=WV&2z=&2y=US&2l=&2g=&2pn=&2pl=&2v=&2ffi=&2ex=&2n=

vs. From the other centreville which is a 148 Mile trip (approx 2hr 48min).

http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?do=nw&go=1&r=f&aoh=&aot=&aof=&1a=&1c=Centreville&1s=VA&1z=&1n=Louisa%20County&1y=US&1l=%2bjYahSU1W5q2JZBgDrUMlA%3d%3d&1g=FP36qdEv6EJHakQ3NWtKvQ%3d%3d&1v=CITY&2a=&2c=Berkeley%20Springs&2s=WV&2z=&2y=US&2l=&2g=&2pn=&2pl=&2v=&2ffi=&2ex=&2n=

1996 328ti
02-16-2007, 11:48 PM
Our route will be
29 SOUTH - 211 WEST - 522 NORTH - 55 WEST - 259 NORTH - 50 WEST - 29 NORTH - 9 EAST - No Washington Street
It's approximately 172 miles.

Mystic330
02-17-2007, 04:38 PM
ah ha! OK... I see...

Thanks for the details!

SpongeBob
04-03-2007, 12:27 PM
We are planning on dinner in Manassas Saturday night before the tour (April 14). So far two couples....anyone else want to join us?

pranu
04-03-2007, 03:54 PM
ermm....

too late to register for this? (now that I actually know that I can make it that weekend)

1996 328ti
04-03-2007, 05:58 PM
ermm....

too late to register for this? (now that I actually know that I can make it that weekend)It's not too late. I'd like to turn in the meals this weekend.

pranu
04-05-2007, 02:23 PM
Done! I am in. Thanks!

Looking forward to it now. Out of curiosity - how many folks normally attend an event like this?

Hopefully will have my summer tires on by then. :)

pranu
04-05-2007, 04:29 PM
So much for being productive at work!

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&om=1&msid=102453944475100609930.00000111c347f68ab660b&msa=0&z=9&ll=39.153493,-78.019409&spn=0.98825,1.851196

Although it doesnt seem to give much information except for the route... Was hoping Google's new make your own map feature would have been more useful.

1996 328ti
04-05-2007, 06:27 PM
Pretty cool map.
We generally get 50-80 people on a day trip.
Some overnights may get 100.
Currently there are 55 people registered.
30 will leave at 9:30 and the rest at 10:30.
The reason for the two start times was to make it easier for the restaurant to handle the group.

SpongeBob
04-05-2007, 07:37 PM
So, why won't it print the route when I print the map?

pranu
04-06-2007, 07:30 AM
So, why won't it print the route when I print the map?


I will play around it with it a bit more to see how I can get it to be more useful.

Steven - I know you are going to turn in numbers this weekend - just a heads up - I will be adding one more person today.

Pranu

1996 328ti
04-06-2007, 07:47 AM
ISteven - I know you are going to turn in numbers this weekend - just a heads up - I will be adding one more person today.Not a problem. People tend to decide days before an event.
The weather should be high 56 and partly cloudy.

SpongeBob
04-06-2007, 09:10 AM
My 17's and winter tires will stay on for this.....

Steven,

Want to drive to Manassas for dinner with us Saturday night?

pranu
04-06-2007, 09:45 AM
Still have my winters on - wanted to switch before next week - lets see how the forecast changes closer to the date..

1996 328ti
04-06-2007, 08:03 PM
Want to drive to Manassas for dinner with us Saturday night?
Sorry. No time Saturday night.
Florence is away and I don't like leaving my dogs any more than I have to.

AlfaEric
04-07-2007, 07:39 PM
So much for being productive at work!

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&om=1&msid=102453944475100609930.00000111c347f68ab660b&msa=0&z=9&ll=39.153493,-78.019409&spn=0.98825,1.851196

Although it doesnt seem to give much information except for the route... Was hoping Google's new make your own map feature would have been more useful.

Google map's are great!
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Washington+DC,+USA+to+Paris,+France

:biggrin:

---Eric

1996 328ti
04-07-2007, 08:36 PM
Google map's are great!
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Washington+DC,+USA+to+Paris,+France

:biggrin:

---Eric
Swim across the Atlantic Ocean :eek:

SpongeBob
04-08-2007, 08:31 PM
OK...so your neighbors don't think too highly of you when you are outside during snow flurries....taking off 17" winter tires" and installing 18" summer tires....

But I am READY!!!!

Doug - see you in the restaurant.....

pranu
04-12-2007, 07:11 AM
Quick Question Steven - Is it too late to request to move my guest and I to the 1030 slot as opposed to 0930?

Despite living 5 minutes from the starting point, it so happens that - that morning we will be coming in from Richmond!

If its too late then don't worry - we will figure it out. Else 1030 would be very nice.

Thanks!
Pranu

1996 328ti
04-12-2007, 07:15 AM
Quick Question Steven - Is it too late to request to move my guest and I to the 1030 slot as opposed to 0930?

Despite living 5 minutes from the starting point, it so happens that - that morning we will be coming in from Richmond!

If its too late then don't worry - we will figure it out. Else 1030 would be very nice.

Thanks!
PranuNot a problem.

1996 328ti
04-18-2007, 07:14 AM
For those who want to go on a nice drive,
route instructions are at the bottom of the page
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=92,920,0,0,1,0