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General Chat => Electronic HandHeld Games & Vintage Toys, Home Consoles & Computers => Topic started by: DarthNuno on March 20, 2013, 06:41:20 PM



Title: XXXboXXX Demo Pod ...what's the hell? Road Trip in the Wild Wild France!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 20, 2013, 06:41:20 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/xbox.jpg)

11th of August 2012

...an other day, an other road trip into the wild!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_1.jpg)

As my co-pilot today, please welcome Mr Ombrenoire 'Black Shadow' himself, right on time as always!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_2.jpg)

The target is not too far this time :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_3.jpg)

6H21am, it's time to go!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_4.jpg)

12C, it's a misty morning...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_5.jpg)

...but the Sun is coming...it's gonna be a good day!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_7.jpg)

So, today we are going to steal something in France!  :P Sorry Ombrenoire, I know it's your home country!  ::)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_6.jpg)

I love France! Especially when I can skip boring highways... and when I can cross typical villages...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_8.jpg)

Ok yeah, let's get rid of it now!.... done!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_9.jpg)

Really nice views...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_10.jpg)

...isn't it?...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_11.jpg)

Breakfast times!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_12.jpg)

Do we have time for this? mhhhuu?  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_13.jpg)

Nope, but maybe for this then?    ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_14.jpg)

Ok, back on track! Hey... St Menehould here?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_15.jpg)

...famous for the annual arcade/pinball mess!  8)

Sky so blue... love it!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_16.jpg)

Very sunny now  :-* ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_18.jpg)

...but also very hot! An other break...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_17.jpg)

"I love the smell of road trip in the morning"  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_19.jpg)

Ok, here we are... 3 minutes to go...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_20.jpg)

Country rules! Definitively yeah!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_21.jpg)

Welcome to the seller , welcome to ...

"LE DOMAINE DE MONTBOULON"

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_22.jpg)

In the heart of Burgundy, 5 minutes from the historic center of Auxerre and 1h30 from Paris, discover the charm of the Domaine de Montboulon which can accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children of young age.
Warm and cozy, enjoy relaxing with family and friends with many activities on site and go to discover the richesness of Burgundy.


A lot of interesting things to do here (check all the activities (http://www.domaine-de-montboulon.com/index.php?lg=en)), but we are here today for this :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_23.jpg)

Yes! For this Xbox Demo Pod! Yeah, not the best console of its era but definitively one of the beautiful demo pod for me  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_24.jpg)

Others 'toys' to distract visitors here (not for sale) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_25.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_26.jpg)

Reaaaaally nice place here!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_30.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_31.jpg)

I didn't realize before the 'road trip day' that place was so cozy & relaxing, otherwise I would spend one night with wife & daughter... 8)

Anyway, here's the beast in daylight :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_27.jpg)

Very nice condition, me happy!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_28.jpg)

Great place, nice catch... what else?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_29.jpg)

Ok, it's time to leave that place...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_33.jpg)

Here's a general view of of the "Domaine de Montboulon"  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_32.jpg)

What this?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_34.jpg)

'Junk shop' not too far? ... here we go!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_35.jpg)

Arf! No luck this time... bye bye our dreams of 'vintage cabinets' or electronic games or whatever here ...  ::) :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_36.jpg)

Ok, back on way to home... balls and strange shapes along the road, in order to distract the drivers and prevent them to fall asleep!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_37.jpg)

The usual "here's my reward inside the car" picture (tm)  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_38.jpg)

A last stop...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_39.jpg)

...to drink...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_40.jpg)

...and eat something...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_41.jpg)

...before the last parsec driven until my homeland...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_42.jpg)

...and this is it!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_43.jpg)

Two countries : Belgium > France > Belgium, 9 hours on the road and 711km driven!

Unloading the beast now...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/Xbox_Demo_Pod_roadtrip_44.jpg)

Destination : the Nuno's Lair V1, or V2, or maybe V3? Not sure! Damn, why I'm waiting so long to publish road trip reports?  ::) :P


Title: Re: XXXboXXX Demo Pod ...what's the hell? Road Trip in the Wild Wild France!!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 20, 2013, 09:42:56 PM
Nice catch !, i like the green lighting in that pod .


Title: Re: XXXboXXX Demo Pod ...what's the hell? Road Trip in the Wild Wild France!!!
Post by: Belike on March 20, 2013, 10:12:34 PM
Nice pics and great report, France is beautiful indeed. :spaceace:
Btw., you will have to buy a new moneybag soon. ;D


Title: Re: XXXboXXX Demo Pod ...what's the hell? Road Trip in the Wild Wild France!!!
Post by: Superully on March 21, 2013, 07:58:40 AM
some nice pictures in there, bruno, reminds me of a time when it was hot outside - which seems to be gone forever! btw, welcome to the family (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3721.0)!


Title: Re: XXXboXXX Demo Pod ...what's the hell? Road Trip in the Wild Wild France!!!
Post by: Ronald Reagan on March 22, 2013, 02:37:09 PM
nice catch. Demo-pods simply rule.

those sandwiches suck big time btw.


Title: Re: XXXboXXX Demo Pod ...what's the hell? Road Trip in the Wild Wild France!!!
Post by: strykr on March 24, 2013, 12:00:57 AM
some nice pictures in there, bruno, reminds me of a time when it was hot outside - which seems to be gone forever! btw, welcome to the family (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3721.0)!
Aint that the truth! Perpetual winter here, really getting me down.


Title: Re: XXXboXXX Demo Pod ...what's the hell? Road Trip in the Wild Wild France!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on September 29, 2013, 08:03:18 AM
The screen died during this event (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4808.0)!

What I like with this kind of 'console pod' stuff is ...

...easy...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/xboxpod1.jpg)

...and very cheap...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/xboxpod2.jpg)

...fix!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/xbox/xboxpod3.jpg)

 ;D