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I was originally scheduled to work this past weekend. However that all changed last Wed evening with a phone call. Ended up as a road trip to SW Ohio for a funeral of a dear family friend. Drove all the way across VA before I got out of the rain from the Nor'Easter. Once into West Virginia the weather cleared and the cruising was on.:p The Challenger was so comfortable for the long trip and handled beautifully through the Mountains on the WV Turnpike up Interstate 77. Had a blast driving it! Drove 650 miles in 10.5 hours. Thought that was pretty good considering the weather for the first half of the trip. Spotted no other Challengers on the enitre trip to Ohio. Really kind of surprised me to see ZERO!
The visit was great considering why I was there. Only glitch was that I came within 10 feet of hitting a large doe on a back country road. Thank goodness for the HID's! I was able to brake just enough to let it finish crossing the road. Way too close for me.:whistle:

The trip home Sunday to Hampton Roads was absolutley beautiful! Clear skies and dry roads:rockout:. Finally saw my first Challenger in WV on a new section of RT 35 along the Kanawh River. Inferno Red. Came around a blind corner. Barely had time to register it in my head before it was gone:;:). The rest of the trip just flew by. Only 1 VA Trooper around Richmond.:police: As I was entering the Williamsburg area I saw the only other Challenger. I caught up with a silver one and sat along side it for a few seconds to give a wave. Not sure if they could see me as it was dark. I had been looking for any Challengers on my trip. As soon as I saw the tails lights in the dark it was unmistakable. And I thought "So that's what my back side looks like in the dark"!
I knew I had travelled faster on the way home but was surprised when I cut an hour off my time. Did the return trip in 9.5 hours. What a wonderful experience to be able to drive this beautiful car. The power when downshifting to pass is such a rush. Absolute thrill to drive! I've got a couple pics of it in my home town. I'll post soon. Hope you enjoyed the story.
 

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sweet, sounds like a great trip even though it was for a somber reason.

havent had mine on any long trips yet, hope to next spring if my myrtle beach
condo deal goes through.:waiting:
 

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Now that's a good long trip! Sorry about the circumstances necessitating the drive. The longest trip one way for me was 4 hours, and I didn't want it to end. Every Challenger owner I encounter has the smile!

Jack
 

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the first trip in mine was to Altus, Ok. Freind of mine lives there and has a drsign shop. He is the one who striped my car. had a great trip
 
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