Hill, Hamburgers, and curved roads, oh my!
Managed to get a small group of seven cars together for a short drive through the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Park on Saturday.  The drive was about an hour and a half, plus a bit more for a stop at the Hamburger Haus in Dundee.  It was the second time that I hit up the Kettles in my new GTi, but really the first time for an extended period... I ran through the small park section on my way to Road America for the VW Jetta TDI Cup/ALMS races back in August.  This time we hit up a few other roads that I had noted a few years back would be a good time for a cruise.  We only had one slight detour, the sign said the bridge was out, but it wasn't... regardless, the road was closed.  It was a hoot!  No issues with people driving stupid.. it was spirited but controlled! 

I also got to drive Josh's new 2003 BMW M5 for a short jaunt on some nice hills and curves just SW of Oshkosh... that car is a monster!  I'm sure he's happy with his purchase after spending an hour or two on the backroads with it!

In other news, I broke down and bought a small gps unit for the new car... I was really missing having maps at my fingertips like I had in the Corrado.  I searched around and compared Tomtom to Garmin, I would have liked to have bought a Garmin Nuvi, but to get the 4.3" widescreen in the Garmin was just a bit more than I wanted to spend.  I read lots of reviews and I'm sure I'll be happy with what I got for the money with my Tomtom xl 330.  It was a bargain on overstock.com  $129 shipped.  I'll probably post up a review of it shortly.
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