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Aortus Is on a Roadtrip!

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TraciInLA
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Aortus posted in another thread that he's on a roadtrip -- Day 1 in Iowa City, with a new Tiguan that apparently doesn't "want" to obey speed limits...really, Joe -- that's your story?

Joe, I can only imagine how strange and sad it must feel to not have anyone to call home to from the road....so "call" us! We're here, we're quee...ooops, wrong slogan. :-)

So here's a thread for you to keep us posted on your travels, and let us share your trip with you.

Traci

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One of the best places for me to think is on the road..hope it's as good for him! Taci, you continuously keep me smiling, thank you for your great humour!!!
hugs
jan

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I agree! You make me smile too!

CR

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Whats a tiguan?

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aisling8
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is a type of lizard.

Not really. A Volkswagen SUV.

xoxox
Victoria

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ROFLMAO!!!

Dutch hugs, Kathi

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Looking forward to hearing from Aortus and his out of control vehicle, those darned cars with minds of their own!

RE

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Enjoy your road trip Aortus!

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And you KNOW we've left the light on for you!!!

Dutch hugs, Kathi

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Enjoy your trip and spend time away wwith your thoughts. We'd love to hear all about it...and yes the light is on for you!!! Take care. Pat

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MyTurnNow
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Have a wonderful trip and please do keep the car under control. Wishing you a safe journey. Let us hear from you so we can all share in the road trip.

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Had a great time yesterday. The drive to Iowa City was fun: I took my time, chased trains whenever I saw them. The hotel I stayed in is AWESOME - sixth floor, full length windows facing both south and east. A townie called out that she really liked my hat and shirt (both of which I had just bought at the Iowa Bookstore, if that gives you any idea of what I was wearing), so I barked back that I really liked her nose ring... a very Moopyistic response, I would like to think.

It's about time to hop into the Tiguan and get going again, even though I would love to just hang around here for a while. Nice to have a set of options, all of which are good. I will try not to get busted, not to eat too much bacon, and not to impersonate a mythical tiger-iguana beast invented by the folks at VW in desperation for what to name their new SUV.

And most of all, please know that you are ALL coming with me on this trip. I have furnished you each with your own iPad and leopard-skin hat, so PIPE DOWN BACK THERE ALREADY AND BEHAVE.

Oh well. A guy can yell, can't he? Thanks all of you for all you have done and continue to do for me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. There is a reason I feel no compelling need to seek out real-life counselors and/or support groups where I live...

Love,
Joe

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Thanks for the update Joe, you know we're all following your adventure. Now tell me about this new VW of yours. I used to pass new VW vans/suv's on the mountain hwy's of British Columbia in a semi full of gas so I take it they've punched them up a bit. As previous owners our experience has been very good with the dealers.
Thinking of you often and wishing you the best :)
jan

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YOU most certainly can yell all you want.

Be safe while enjoying your new ride.

Love, Susan xo

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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can we find a place to stop? I need to use the bathroom.

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As my LGBT friends back home know, I may not be quee, but when the fecal matter hits the fan, I am most definitely here for them. =)

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I am assuming its not a convertible (T)iguana, so roll the windows down~ turn up the heat if its cold~ and let the wind blow your hair (or hat) and turn the music up loud!!
Enjoy your travels our dear friend!
Melanie

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Remember Aortus... we all have to take turns riding shotgun with you and the pups! It's only fair. Enjoy the sights and good eats for us!
BL

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I reeeeeally have to go to the baaaaathroom tooooo!

But I didn't have to gooooo before we left!

And can you tell Victoria to get her big head out of the waaaaay? I can't seeeee out the windooooow!

:-) Traci

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We'll never get there if we keep stopping for some people to go to the bathroom. And she's chewing gum and you said no gum in the new car.
And she's breathing funny and doing it on purpose. Cut it out!!

Why do I have to go sit in the way back when it's her fault? But it's her -- yes, ma'am.

Some road trips are less fun than others:)

xoxo
Victoria aka big head

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They are taking my space. They are breathing on me. I think I feel sick. I want to stop at that store and get something to drink. No, I don't want the stuff in the cooler. I'm tired. She's poking me.

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running down the road suitcase in hand... things hanging out half way.

Take me along, I brought snacks and good music. And I can race with
the best of them, after all I learned how to drive on the Autobahn.

I don't snore.. have a horrible voice, so I promise I won't sing aloud..

CAN I come (:

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Quit kicking the back of my seat!

And quit poking me in the head!

Am I'm hunnnngrrrryyyy! I don't want a snickers or a milky way! I want a reese's!

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How long is the trip? With a destination or aimlessly wandering? Is there really a need for hotels when you could connect the dots by travelling to 'pink' places. We are a half hour from Cooperstown, are you a baseball fan?

Enjoy!

Sue

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who's sitting on my left leg?? Iowa .. Wisconsin, next? You are a Wisconsin boy, Joe, if I remember correctly.

Awesome way to reconnect .. taking off on a road trip! Need to feel the sun on your face, wind in eyes, and bugs in your teeth. Wait a minute .. that would be 1 of the pups, if they are with you. LOL

Therapy comes in different forms, retail, traveling and spiritual. Peace is all I pray, and want for you dear friend.

Please ask Ayse or is that Victoria, to kindly get off my leg, otherwise, I will not share my snickers bar with them!

Our 'Support' site here on ACS is invaluable, and helps someone daily. I am thrilled to hear that we have in some small way helped you. Both you and Moopy have been rooting for me during some very difficult and dark times, and offer comfort and support along my long journey. Thank you!

Peace to you,

Vicki Sam

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It's my turn to sit by the window and make her stop looking at me. I'm gonna throw up if we don't stop soon. Where's the chocolate? Where's the bathroom? I want a Milky Way not a Snickers. Of course we are here for you, but you may want to kick us out at the next rest area ;-)

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Have fun!!!!

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really consider Sue's idea. How cool would it be if your road trip lead to
members on this board.

So i am extending an invitation to AZ to you. Though my cats may kick
you pups tush's.

Keep those pups close, Moopy is always close.

Hugs,
Ayse

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aisling8
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is not so very far from Arizona....

We're dog friendly and the husband is a great cook.

xoxo
Victoria

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I have friends in St. Louis.

And I know great places to eat there.

So glad you're getting away!

I pray that it will be peaceful and healing for you!

Much Love,
dh

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How's it going with that car full of "chocolate crazy peeing pink sisters" poking and picking on each other. Hope your having a GREAT time, you deserve it!!
Miles of traveling love,
~Kari

survivorbc09
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Have a wonderful time Aortus!

Hugs, Jan

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How awesome for you! I am in Council Bluffs Iowa, feel free to let me take you to dinner!!!
Travel safe :)

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AZ .. and how wonderful for all of us to again, get together and Welcome - Joe!

Vicki Sam

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I'm not good at road trips. I'm either sleeping away in the back seat or complaining that I need to use the restroom immediately! LOL

Joe, I'm so happy that you are able to just cruise along knowing that we all are in your back seat supporting you :-) What a way to see this beautiful country. BTW - can we sing along to the radio???? Yah!
{{hugs}} Char

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