Monday, September 21, 2009
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.