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Post  Blue Totoro on Tue 12 Jan - 20:42

What do you guys think about doing a cruise this spring? I think it would be cool, say the 2nd Sat or Sun. in April to cruise to Williamsburg on Route 5 and then snap some shots in Old Town Williamsburg and eat lunch downtown somewhere. Any other suggestions?

Let's do it!
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Post  joebug1951 on Thu 14 Jan - 13:53

If Im still in the USA I will be down for some cruises, but Im planning to go overseas REAL soon.....

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Post  kel51 on Tue 26 Jan - 0:07

It would be fun to go there but take the ferry over from surry (I think), also return trip to the mt's sad my car wasnt ready for that trip Sad
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Post  Blue Totoro on Wed 27 Jan - 0:55

Let's do something the second Saturday in April...up to Skyline Dr or to Williamsburg on Route 5. Who's up for it?
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Post  David on Tue 2 Feb - 22:33

We'd be on board for the Williamsburg run. Rt 5 would be great ride. The old bus struggles at highway speeds.
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Post  Blue Totoro on Tue 2 Feb - 22:36

Cool!!! 2nd Sat. in April it is...I'll plan a route we can take and if anyone knows a cool place where we can all park and have lunch let me know!
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Post  Blue Totoro on Tue 2 Feb - 22:52

How does this sound?

We meet at the Wendy's at the corner of I-295 and Rt. 10 in the AM and from there proceed East on Route 10 through Hopewell. Make a left onto Route 156 crossing over the James River (is it the James?) until we arrive at Route 5. Turn right (east) on Route 5 until we come to Greensprings Rd (Route 614) and turn left there. Of course, while we are on Route 5 we can stop at any of the plantations to sight see and takes some pictures of our rides.

Once we are on Route 614 take that until it dead-ends at Jamestown Rd (Rt 31) and turn right towards the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. Then take the ferry across the James. Once in Surry we can grab lunch at the Surry House Restaurant & Country Inn. Afterwards continue on Route 31 until it meets up with Route 10 and head west back towards Hopewell.

Here is a website for the restaurant in Surry:

http://www.surreyhouserestaurant.com/

...and for the ferry in Jamestown:

http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/ferry-jamestown.asp

I think this would be an awesome cruise! What do you guys think?
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Post  Blue Totoro on Tue 2 Feb - 23:10

Copy and paste this link into your browser for a map of the cruise!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=13201+Kingston+Avenue+Chester,+VA+23836-5706&daddr=2218+Jamestown+Road,+Williamsburg,+VA+23185+(Jamestown+Settlement)+to:11865+Rolfe+Highway+Surry,+Virginia+23883+to:13201+Kingston+Avenue+Chester,+VA+23836-5706&hl=en&geocode=FePXOQIdBNhj-ym7q6LrUQaxiTGZY8RjoHENrA%3BFYgCOAIdFlZs-yHF-Z_WjhsraSk33xjiMWCwiTHpgSFIwY1agQ%3BFYWoNgId6JVr-ymvEjfd8l2wiTG9bRSNfY1JCA%3B&gl=us&mra=ls&sll=37.241262,-77.062225&sspn=0.267303,0.617294&ie=UTF8&ll=37.257113,-77.02652&spn=0.267247,0.617294&t=h&z=11&dirflg=d
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Post  Blue Totoro on Fri 5 Feb - 21:04

What do you all peeps think? I think it'll be a great day of cruisin'!! Especially with all of our VWs on the ferry!
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Spring cruise!

Post  64scbaron on Sat 6 Feb - 12:56

I'm all for either the skyland drive trip or willamsburg,sounds great let's go!!!
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Post  Blue Totoro on Mon 15 Feb - 23:11

I posted a thread on thesamba.com about our Spring Cruise. Check it out:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=399301&sid=ea249c5ce401cbc21b22e10c07f67cb0

Hope ya'll can make it out Apr. 10th. Let's ride the ferry!
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Post  Blue Totoro on Tue 2 Mar - 20:52

Hey guys...if you're planning on going on the Spring Cruise April 10th then visit our thread on thesamba and post up that you're going!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=399301&sid=ea249c5ce401cbc21b22e10c07f67cb0

Or do it here...The cruise is about a month away and we already have folks from the VW Cruisers in Culpepper and the WV guys sayin' they are comin' down! I can't wait...gonna be SWEET!!!

Get that oval ready, Glenn Cool
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Re: Spring Cruise!

Post  yelosubmarine on Thu 11 Mar - 17:35

WILLIAMSBURG WHHOOOO pirat lets go afro

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Post  Blue Totoro on Thu 11 Mar - 20:08

yelosubmarine wrote:WILLIAMSBURG WHHOOOO pirat lets go afro

Glad to hear you're on board, Taylor! Less than a month away!
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Post  joebug1951 on Thu 11 Mar - 23:35

Is the ferry lowrider friendly? Or is there a big ramp?

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Post  Blue Totoro on Fri 12 Mar - 0:26

joebug1951 wrote:Is the ferry lowrider friendly? Or is there a big ramp?

I sent an email to VDOT asking them about this...I'll let you know when I hear back from them. On Google maps it appears the ramp from the road to the ferry is flat.

BTW...the Surry restaurant would like an approximate head count...so if you are planning on going and haven't posted here then post up or send me an email to brimako@verizon.net. Only 30 more days!!!
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Re: Spring Cruise!

Post  Jerry Hundley on Fri 12 Mar - 1:02

Dont think mine will be ready by then No
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Post  joebug1951 on Fri 12 Mar - 2:51

Jerry Hundley wrote:Dont think mine will be ready by then No

Then dont take it apart lol!

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Post  Jerry Hundley on Fri 12 Mar - 8:27

joebug1951 wrote:
Jerry Hundley wrote:Dont think mine will be ready by then No

Then dont take it apart lol!

Too late affraid
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Post  Blue Totoro on Fri 12 Mar - 19:32

joebug1951 wrote:Is the ferry lowrider friendly? Or is there a big ramp?

From: Brian Crawford [mailto:brimako@verizon.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:24 PM
To: Hampton Roads Public Info
Subject: Lowered Vehicles



Hi,

Do vehicles that have been "lowered" have any trouble driving on the ramp onto the ferry? I'm just curious how steep the angle of the ramp is and if my vehicle will have any trouble. If the ramp from the road to the ferry is level then I suppose I won't have any problem. Any information you can provide would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Brian

RESPONSE:

Good morning,

Thank you for writing us about this issue. It is quite possible you could have a problem trying to use the ferry depending on how high the tide is when you arrive. There can be a dip or hump in the ramp depending on the tide. If you are concerned, I would suggest using the I-64 route to the Route 17 James River Bridge instead of using the ferry. Below are the height and weight restrictions for the ferry.

Restrictions

* Height: 12 feet 6 inches
* Width: Legal limits for highway travel
* Length: Legal limits for highway travel
* Weight: 16 tons for large trucks, 28 tons for semi-tractor combinations



Please see our website for more information: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/ferry-jamestown.asp



Sincerely,

Lauren



Lauren Hansen

VDOT Public Affairs

Hampton Roads District

phone: 757-925-1660
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Post  Blue Totoro on Fri 12 Mar - 19:35

Since we are leaving Chester around 10:30am we should get to the ferry sometime around noon. That time of day the tide should be between low and high so I think you guys with lowered rides will be OK. However, I don't want you guys scraping so just use your best judgment.
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Post  Blue Totoro on Sun 4 Apr - 16:06

Less than a week away until the Spring Cruise! Get your rides ready! Forecast for Sat. (according to NBC 12 Weather) is a high of 62 and sunny! Cool...so no worries for overheating :) Forecast for Jamestown is 69 and sunny!

PM me with any questions or if you need directions to the meeting place (Wendy's at the junction of I-295 and Rt. 10 in Chester, VA). I'll provide a cruise map to everyone who shows up. We'll also have a few rendezvous points along the route so we can stay together:

1. Sherwood Forest Plantation will be the first stop
2. Jamestown-Scotland Ferry station will the be the second stop
3. Surry Restaurant will be our stopping place for lunch.

After lunch we'll cruise back to our starting point. There are a couple options here: We can take the ferry back over to Jamestown and cruise back the way we came; OR we can continue to Rt. 10 and cruise back to the starting point without going back over the river. I've heard from a few folks that the ferry trip north (back to Jamestown) is very nice with some awesome views of a few colonial ships! Any thoughts, ideas?


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Post  David on Sun 4 Apr - 16:32

i like the ferry idea. hopefully my dad and i will make it, the carborators giving us trouble again.
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Post  60ragtop on Tue 6 Apr - 16:35

We are coming,see you Sat. morning.
Scott & Susan Hughes Very Happy
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Post  Blue Totoro on Wed 7 Apr - 21:32

Forecast for the cruise: 65 and sunny!!! Perfect weather for a nice drive to Jamestown via Rt 5 and then to Surry on the Jamestown/Scotland Ferry!

I want to make sure everyone knows the meeting place and time:

Meet: 10am, Sat. April 10th at the Wendy's parking lot (I -295 and Rt. 10 junction in Chester). The address is 13201 Kingston Ave in Chester...just west of I-295. Map here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=fi...9&z=16

We depart at 10:30am. If you need help getting there or are running a little late just give me a call at (804) 822-6746...we can wait a little longer. I will have maps for everyone.

Cruise route and more info are on the Samba.com thread: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=399301&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Depending on what the traffic situation is on the ferry we may take it back to Jamestown after lunch in Surry. We'll play it by ear...if it's too busy and the wait is too long then we'll head towards Rt. 10 and cruise back to our meeting point via Rt 10.

See you all Saturday!!! As a courtesy, PM me if you plan on going (and how many in your party) so I can give the restaurant in Surry an approximate headcount. Even if you already said you were going...just let me know how many are coming with you.
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