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- Day 1
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Whew, what a day! Day 1 off to a great start! By the way, Suburban Chevy hosted a GREAT breakfast before we left. We arrived for lunch (and what a lunch it was) at McCulley Chevy in Pasco, WA. Left there around 2 pm and arrived at our 1st night stay at the Coeur d'Alane Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho. Here are some pics from today and some pics of the Official NCC Quilt, to which both clubs I belong to (Mt Hood Corvettes and Willamette Valley Corvettes) a shirt to become part of.
- Day 2
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What a difference a day makes! Rain almost all the way from Worley all the way to Billings, MT! But we're here! Most of today's photos are from the stop at the Ressler Corvette collection in Bozeman. Pictured are the oldest surviving 1953 C1 - VIN 003!. Also shown is the very first (VIN #001) C6 ZR1, which you may have seen cross the block at Barrett-Jackson for a cool 1 Mil.
- Day 3
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Day 3 started with a rainy and cold drive from Billings, MT to Casper WY for lunch. About an hour out, the skies parted and behold the Sun! Onto Casper for lunch hosted by Central Wyoming Corvettes. After lunch we headed to Cheyenne for dinner (hosted by Tyrrell-Doyle Chevrolet) who also held a car show with our cars being the stars! Afterwards, those who wanted to visit the Cheyenne Train Depot Museum did so. Unlike last night which as a VERY late night, tonight we are getting to relax and rest up for tomorrow's trek to Lincoln, Nebraska.
- Day 4
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We arrived at Cheyenne last night (bright and sunny) so of course we all washed our cars. And of course, it was raining when we left this morning and poured for a good 100 miles. It finally cleared as we approached North Platte, Nebraska, where we stopped for lunch, after which we continued on to Kearney to check out a couple of museums. We went to the Great Platte River Roadway Arch (History of the pioneers, etc and quite an interesting building that spans across Interstate 80). Nice weather as we arrived in Lincoln for the night. Tomorrow we head to Columbia, MO
- Day 5
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It rained overnight (they were right about the thunderstorm forecast - what a light show!) but it wasn't raining when we left for the Speed Museum. VERY NICE COLLECTION! We stopped for lunch in small town (Mound City, MO) and pulled into Columbia around 4:45 PM and attended a reception sponsored by the Mid Missouri Corvette Club. It was HOT!! - 95+ and I swear 90% humidity too! But we got our car washed and went to the hotel, where I am writing this while we're washing clothes! Oh, and of course there are now thunderstorms happening again! A poor C4 owner was washing his when it hit. Well at least he didn't have to use the hotel-supplied hose to rinse it! Tomorrow we leave for Bowling Green, to arrive in the afternoon.
- Day 6
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Today is the day we arrived at the National Corvette Museum!
And yet another hot and muggy one it was too! The drive from Missouri to Bowling Green was uneventful but we passed through Illinois and Indiana to get to Kentucky. Not much to report today other than we're hot, tired and hungry so I'll keep this short! Oh,I did get some pics of our clubs' (Willamette Valley Corvettes & Mt Hood Corvettes) bricks on the museum walkway.
- Day 7
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Spent the entire day at the Museum, attended a very knowledgeable seminar about the C7's Nav system. The blue C7 roped off is the new Z06.What a beaut at 640 HP! Lots of pics from the actual museum displays covering the history of the Corvette and the people behind it.
Tomorrow morning is the NCM Ambassador's breakfast and we take the Corvette factory tour in the morning. Of course, thunderstorms this afternoon too!
- Day 8
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Last day at the Museum but today we all did the assembly plant tour, watching the 2015 C7's being built. No pics of the inside as they prohibit that.
Vikki & I attended the NCM Ambassador's Breakfast this morning, followed by a wonderful technical seminar about all generations. It was very enlightening on several topics. Vik & I headed for one of the many natural caves in the area.
We had a final dinner with our traveling companions (fellow members of one of our clubs) said our goodbyes and headed back to the hotel to rest up. Tomorrow we strike out on our own, head for Route 66 for our return trip home!