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Tesla Road Trip - Save the date - November 5, 2016

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  1. andrewket

    andrewket 2016 Founders XP90D AP1, 2016 SP100D AP2

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    #1 andrewket, Sep 28, 2016
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    The Tesla Road Trip crew, in cooperation with Johnny Wen, are almost done finalizing plans for a fall event and we wanted to get a "Save the date" notice out ASAP so everyone car mark their calendars!

    Saturday, November 5th, 2016 (with an option for breakfast, Sunday November 6th.)

    We will start the day at Ducard Vineyards in Etlan, VA, which is ~50 miles south of the Strasburg Supercharger. Upon arrival we will celebrate with a glass of wine, and then split up into smaller groups for a ~30 minute tour of the vineyard. We will then have lunch, with additional wine tastings available. This will be a great time to relax and be social with our extended Tesla family.

    Then we'll split up into two groups - one group will leave a bit earlier, and take a slower, but amazing drive via skyline drive through the Shenandoah National Park back north. Early November is a fantastic time to make this drive with the leaves changing colors. The second group will stay a bit longer at the vineyard, and then head north via a faster route to...

    The Family Drive-In Thetre in Stephens City, VA, where we have arranged to have early access before the public so that we can park together and snag the best spots! This will give us additional time to socialize, grab food (and popcorn!) before we settle in to watch Doctor Strange (PG-13) on it's opening weekend. If you haven't taken your Tesla to a drive-in theater before, you're in for a treat! You can leave your car on - no emissions or loud noise!

    After the movie, we'll say farewell to some as they head back home. For those that came from afar, there are a number of hotels nearby. In the morning, we'll meet up at Denny's at the Strasburg supercharger for breakfast before saying our goodbyes.

    Details and a web page for sign-ups will be coming shortly. Everyone is welcome to come to any of the individial events or the whole shabang. All we ask is that you register and keep us up to date on your plans so we can provide the vineyard and the drive-in with accurate headcount estimates for planning purposes. We have negotiated some discounts, but everything will be pay-as-you-go.

    It should be a fanatic time! Spread the word :)

    Thanks,
    Andrew, Johnny, and the Tesla Road Trip crew
     
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  2. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    Bravo TRT Crew!
    These are both such exciting agendas I don't know which to choose.
     
  3. andrewket

    andrewket 2016 Founders XP90D AP1, 2016 SP100D AP2

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    No need to choose - do both!
     
  4. Xenius

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    This sounds like a great event. I added it to the calendar but then looked up how far it was from me in Philly, looks like a good drive, likely not doable in a day without a hotel for friday or saturday night. I'll keep an eye on it!
     
  5. jonman

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    I am ALL for this! This is going to be an awesome trip coming from York, PA.
     
  6. Bifff67

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    Sounds really nice. We are considering and have it on the calendar.
     
  7. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    @andrewket
    For planning purposes, do you know if Doctor Strange is going to be the first or the second movie?
    Thanks
     
  8. jonman

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    My guess, without calling them, would be trolls first and Strange second. Typically the "better" movie is second.
     
  9. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    They've got a 2 screen set-up. Current shows are:
    Screen 1: Storks followed by Sully
    Screen 2: Magnificent Seven followed by Don't Breathe
    I guess it depends on what they're going to pair it with.
     
  10. andrewket

    andrewket 2016 Founders XP90D AP1, 2016 SP100D AP2

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    Good question, and I will find out. I do know Doctor Strange is playing on the larger screen. Typically the more family oritented movies are on the smaller screen, and there will be an opportunity for people to move to that screen if they wish.
     
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    For a fee... Policy #12. No switching screens- this is against the movie contracts. Should you want to see a movie on the other screen- you are certainly able to pay for it and then move to the other screen
     
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    Yeah I don't know how they decide to pair up the movies because the one here is always unpredictable. They also show 3 movies per screen, but I can never store up enough energy to make it through the 3rd one! Lol.
     
  13. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    My personal favorite is policy #9 :eek:
    9. No profanity will be tolerated, customers that become obnoxious are subject to explosion.
     
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  14. andrewket

    andrewket 2016 Founders XP90D AP1, 2016 SP100D AP2

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    Attendees will be able switch screens before the movie starts. We have a reserved section on one of them.
     
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    Yeah that's a great one that should be in more places!
     
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    This sounds great to us. Count us in. Anything beyond expressing interest here that we need to do to join in? #yesimanoob
     
  17. andrewket

    andrewket 2016 Founders XP90D AP1, 2016 SP100D AP2

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    We will have a registration page up soon :)
     
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    Sorry guys can make this one.
     
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    any updates with movie times and order of movies being shown? their website hasn't really changed for upcoming movies.

    also, is it possible to black out lights for the drive-in? when i was a cop we had "black out" mode that killed all exterior/interior lights. i haven't quite figured out how to do this with the MX.

    i didn't see this as a requirement in their rules but at a drive-in near me it's required to kill all DRL before you can even enter the grounds or must tape them up or put cardboard over them.
     
  20. FerraraZ

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    Would love to join but is a 3 1/2h drive for me from Lancaster, PA. Maybe another time!
     

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