Thanks Dex, it really was a great time (again) and we're already piecing together the plans for next year.
This trip is supposed to be a 5 day thing but due to all the stress put on the car preparation for me starts about a month before we leave. Fluid flushes (brakes, clutch, power steering), suspension adjustments (coilovers, adj endlinks, alignment), last minute mods, a ton of cleaning, and an oil change the night before we leave. My SER has nearly 100k on her and one thing that surprised me was how shot my rear sway bar bushings were. I have to replace my front ones as well but I'm waiting til I have to drop the subframe for other reasons to do it. Is all this necessary? Absolutely not but I know how I plan to drive and see it as a safety/preventative maintenance thing. Anyways on to the pics.
Here she is the night before after an oil change..
Here we are trying to leave in the morning. We knew my brother being on a bike was going to make things interesting this year but we had no idea just how. Turns out he was basically running a Best Buy on his bike (iPhone for music, cell phone, GoPro, and a 2 way radio). I can't tell you guys how many times I wanted to kick a kitten waiting for him every time we stopped..
Last year our destination on the first day was driving the full length of Skyline Drive. This year I planned the day around hitting the first 100+ miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. For those of you who don't know these are beautiful mountain driving roads with amazing views and one sweeping corner after another. If you have to make a choice Skyline Drive is better than the first part of the Parkway..