Time: April 13, 2012 at 12pm to April 15, 2012 at 1pm
Location: Findlay, Ohio and environs Website or Map: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Oh… Event Type: rally
Organized By: jwight Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2012
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Annual Ohio smart owners gathering. Join us in touring the Old Mill Stream scenic byway and local sights in the Findlay, Ohio area. All smart owners & fans welcome!
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I really have to chime in here with a huge thanks to John and the rest of the bodies behind this year's event. About the only thing you couldn't control was the weather, which did mess with us a little.The choice of having the Quality Inn as the chosen spot to sleep over and also start from, was a good idea. No one got left behind at the start. Kudos to the staff at the Quality Inn for their friendly, helpful service, particularly those who went out of their way to help with things that wasn't really part of their job description.
Could certainly have had better weather but the people on this one made up for it. Thanks everyone for making the drive (or flight) and helping this April Fools drive set the record for attendance and distance traveled (Kansas or Oklahoma?)
We got to talk with the animals (Llamas, that is), have some great chili dogs and root beer at an old fashioned drive-in, educate some folks on the smart at Tiffen University (not to mention some serious close formation parking!), take a back alley detour, visit an historic woods (looked very much like a standard bunch of trees to me) and eat some excellent ice cream at a local parlor in Findlay. The Friday evening activities simply can't be put into words (mostly due to laws on libel and slander) but the "fine dining" experience was something to remember!
Stay tuned for info on next year's fifth anniversary Ohio April Fools event.
OK, folks - today's the day! Will see some of you at the Quality Inn this afternoon, and the rest tomorrow morning as we get things underway around 9:00 a.m. Don't forget your cameras and the FRS/GMRS radios if you have them.
Supposedly turning warmer by Saturday, high near 70.
Updated version of the itinerary at: http://www.box.com/s/0aa06edba7a407cfdfb1
Good morning-snowed here overnight!!
Weather forecast ugly for Sat-hope it's wrong.
See you Friday PM
Map of the route: http://www.smartusainsider.com/photo/ohio-april-fools-iv-map?contex...
We're up to 21 cars now! :)
There's a copy of the Old Mill Stream scenic byway guide and the itinerary for the April Fools cruise here: Ohio April Fools IV info - Folder Shared from Box - Free Online Fil... Please download if needed. Findlay, OH information: Home - Visit Findlay Things are coming together; don't forget your camera, folding chairs, sunscreen (optimists), umbrellas and sweaters (pessimists) and shorts/sandals (Canadians.) Good idea to bring an FRS/GMRS radio along in case we get separated (that could never happen!) and we can exchange cell numbers at the motel also. Remember, this is a scenic cruise, not a road race. We'll keep to the speed limits, obey traffic signs and generally behave responsibly (for the most part.) The entire route covers about 120 miles and we should be done before 5 p.m. on Saturday. No problem if you want to join or leave the route at any point. We'll finish the cruise back at the Findlay Quality Inn. See you in Findlay!
Up to 17 cars now - here's the list so far:
bpsmart +1 jwight +1 IGT SMRT* Leadwing* adelaide J* +1 CANMAN* +1 (and Peanut the dog) GetSmrt28277 Adele2cats Orangecrate +1 Barry Dearfield jsenka +1 Frosty Fred GoSmart GoSmarter Stephen Proffitt gordo.bernard* +1 KKsmart05* *Club Smart Car
Stay tuned for more info.
Just got back from the Key West "un-nationals" and have to get busy on finalizing the Findlay April Fools event. Stay tuned!
PS - up to 15 cars now!
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