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STAR TRIP (So Cal) IS HAPPENING! July 25th


Yes, the "Star Trip" will be July 25th (Saturday)....
This one is worth it....place it on your calendar....NOW!
Get your spacesh...er..your Lotus ready for a roadtrip that is out of this world!:coolnana:

We'll do the same trip (Mount Pinos in Frazier Park), spectacular stars, Milky Way, Constellations, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, different scopes, an optional stayover at the Flyin' J Motel at the base of the mountain and some great roads (Lockwood Valley, HWY33 to Ojai) Sunday morning!:shift:

A group of Lotus Elises/Exiges plan to drive to the best Lotus roads in Southern California, destination is Mount Pinos in Frazier Park. FIRST PICK-UP POINT IS LOTUS of THOUSAND OAKS at 2:30 PM SHARP!!
SECOND PICK-UP POINT is FLYING J truck stop in Frazier Park at 4PM SHARP!!!
We'll be stopping for fuel and supplies. Then we'll drive the mountain roads to the Chula Vista parking lot, 8,800 ft altitude well above the smog, haze and moisture. We'll picnic while the sun sets and as the stars appear, one by one.
There are dozens of telescopes set up by amateur astronomers, waiting for the best starry views in the state. The Milky way will be blazing in the sky overhead, and I'll point out the summer sky stars and constellations. I'll even supply the star charts and red filters for your flashlight! Through the telescopes, we'll see Saturn's rings, dazzling star clusters, wispy nebulae, and distant galaxies. Have you seen the Andromeda Galaxy...close-up? It's 2 million light years distant.
When you're tired of stargazing, you're ready for a treat. Driving down the road at night (top removed) with thousands of stars around your Lotus, your become a spaceship. An AMAZING VIEW, the closest you can get to space yet still on the ground! :cool:

Optional: there is a motel at the base of the mountain at the Freeway: Best Rest Inn. If you reserve a room, we'll have a breakfast Sunday morning and we'll continue some of the best Lotus roads toward home: Lockwood Valley Road and HWY 33 to Ojai for late lunch!
Bring VERY, VERY WARM clothes, in the mountains at night can be in the 40's F, even it's July! This trip is worth it for the driver AND a passenger!

Oh, don't forget to bring your binoculars too! :no:

Here's more detail on the optional motel:

BEST REST INN, Lebec-Frazier
51541 North Peace Valley Road
661-248-2700
The rates are about $75/night
A superb place to rest the night from stargazing and be fresh for the next day!

It's right next to the "Flying J" truck stop in Frazier.
We'll stop there for about 30 minutes (4:00PM) to gas up and time for checking-in for those who are staying the night.

I would make a decision this month about if you are joining us, staying overnight and following us the next day (Sunday) for great "free" breakfast at the motel in Frazier and the extension from Lockwood Road and Hwy 33 to Ojai for late lunch.....

PARTICIPATION LIST: (Interest PLEASE???)

1. Hal & Terry '05 Elise SY (Roadtrip AND stayover) o'night
2. Jason 240S Exige Chrome Orange
3. James '05 Elise Graphite Gray
4. Mark & Marianne '07 Elise Krypton Green
5. Mark & Colette '07 Elise BRG
6. Andy '05 Elise Ardent Red
7. Ara '07 ExigeS Graphite Gray
8. Med & Laura Elise Chrome Orange o'night
9. Simon '06 Elise Sport Yellow/stripes
10. Jack & Rosie '07 Elise BRG
11. Mike & Renate '06 Elise Chile Red o'night
12. Gary '05 Elise Arctic Silver w/stripes
13. Jason Elise Aspen White

14. YOU and your Lotus SHOULD BE HERE!

PLEASE NO DUMB URANUS JOKES THIS TIME!:mad:

Please let me know if you are staying overnight at the motel or one day trip!!!-poke-

Thanks!!

--Hal
 

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Sign me up !!!
 

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I missed last year, because I was out of the country.

My wife and I might be able to attend this years' event.
 

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Hal, I loved last years trip. My wife, Marianne and I will both be there.

- z
 

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Great pics of last year, Thanks Mark!
Looks like we have interest in this year after all!:up:

Please indicate if you are staying over for Sunday or just Saturday's event! :confused:

Thanks!

--Hal
 

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Count us in.

Cheers,
Mark and Colette
 

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I'll be coming unless something from work rears it's ugly head...I might come in the Subie though, hard to carry a passenger and luggage at the same time in the Elise :)
 

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Kaz, you do not need the Lotus to enjoy the event! Subie is great, you can bring more stuff!
I'll be bringing a passenger, luggage, telescope, cooking gear, picnic supplies, down jackets, bar-b-que grille, two chairs, table and a beach ball and I'm diving the Elise.

--Hal
 

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i'm in. better not be any popos there.
 

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My wife Laura and I are in for this one. We will be driving up from San Diego if anyone else wants to caravan. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Med
 

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Time to announce this again!

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT CAR YOU ARE DRIVING, WILL YOU HAVE A PASSENGER (names?) AND IF YOU ARE DOING A ONE DAY TRIP OR STAYING OVERNIGHT AT THE MOTEL!!! -poke-THANKS!

JOIN US FOR THE OUT OF THE WORLD TRIP!
IT'S LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY!!!:nanner:

--Hal
 

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Is this the same place as last year? I should be able to make it then.. I'll be more prepared this time. It was fun.. can go for a little hike and the star gaze as night.
 

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Would anyone be interested in meeting in the am and taking the 33 to Frazier Park and meeting the rest of the group at the Flying J gas station? I know the route...
 

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Hi April,

Are you joining us that night?
Staying the night at the Motel?

--Hal
 
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