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31  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 08:27:19 PM
Going home the last 300 kms was a joke, it was mostly Night Driver,

at last I got home, very late since going there had been delayed by my de-tour, and looking at the sellers game room etc etc..

so, parked the car and ended up with the final statistics:

and please not to my big dissapoitment that the trip counter in the rental car turned over at 999.9 km, so this is what was left after that.

edit: I am somewhat satisfied that I've managed to keep an average speed of 88 km/h since the top motorway speed in Sweden is 110 km/h and I did a lot of 70 km/h way and rather a few cities where the top speed is 50 km/h. But also the last 3 hours going south from Göteborg, I came to the conclusion that no cops are out tonight, and if they are, most likely they are going to check me for alcohol, none of them will be considered for how fast I'm going. That said, going 30 km/h over allowed speed in Sweden will make you loose your license and you get fined as well, so kept speed for all the time I've kept the speed at the legal limit (if any one ask)....
32  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 08:21:42 PM
So after a while of being lost and finding my way back I could meet up with the seller, he had this amazing garden,

And I did manage to get the rental car on the wrong side, and almost dive down into the river, so we had a few moments where the seller got his car out, tied us up and draged  me up onto steady ground.

And from there on it was time to head south

not by choice, I picked to go home by motorway, to save some time. Turned out that the way down to Göteborg was way slow and small, dark and not at all what you wanted.
33  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 08:09:12 PM
Then I did a short stop in Gränna,

and then again

to make a short stop at the Sweden alcohol selling monopoly (http://www.systembolaget.se) , and to get the cash needed to pay for my Amidar!

It was a very cute small town, this was my first stop there, they are famous for their peppermint rock candy. You should go there, it's not the kind of town that are filled with fun, but if you are going anywhere else in Sweden, it's worth a stop for it's cuteness.

well, on anwards as I turned the wrong way (to be found out later), I stopped for Gas and food,

that was the worst lunch ever! since they had a power loss, they could not heat the lunch, and it was luke warm and not that good to start with.

Another funny thing at that moment was that the petrol station could not serve me since they had no power, hmm.. I stopped here to have some gas - since that was was I was out of! Maybe in Norrköping (and according to the GPS in my iPhone that was way off)..

so, Since not using the GPS in my iPhone I decided to update the GPS I was using

34  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Road Trip Report for a Donkey Kong Cab on: October 25, 2009, 07:12:44 PM
How very nice, and Donkey Kong!! I remember playing that as a child, now they are rather rare here in Sweden. Interessting with the reversed kind of thing that Nintendo did with the monitor...
35  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 07:00:08 PM
[i'm off for an hour - have prior arrangements, will be back around 2000 to add the last pictures]  Kiss
36  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 06:58:45 PM
Someone wanted picture of beautiful Sweden, take this, the weater was BAD, very boring, the first 200 kms covered in wet, wet, wet

kept going north and south of Jönköping, it cleared up

not for long but it was nice for the moment it was dry.

Going out of Jönköping on the left side of vättern (on of the biggest lakes here in Sweden, filled with fish that you can buy smoked in the area, and really - you should it's a delicassy) I took a picture that don't make the area justice. Really should not be in the car and take pictures, it's stunningly beautilfull in the area, the big open lake, the rather steep hills around that look like mountains.

37  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 06:50:38 PM
So let's have one early picture of the trip-meter:

I might be just into retro or just plain stupid but for a GPS I thought it would be enough if I had the sellers details (slightly censored in the picture) and a list of towns to aim for as I went past the highway:

worked out well, headed off, and after 2 hours paid €3.3 for the worst coffee ever: *cough*RIP-OFF*cough*

38  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 06:41:48 PM
Okey, let's have some pictures. It's kind of disorganized at the moment, I'll post them with a few comments on each and hopefully they'll get in a somewhat decent order compared to what happend.

And since the pictures from my iPhone turned out more or less crappy, I've added a few bonus pictures that I took today, to fill out.. Hope that is OK.

OK, first try to post a picture, this was the route Going north:

and as you may notice, the road is not the shortest one, I made a huge misstake and ended up in Norrköping, that gave me about 100 kms extra on the way up and made everything late.
39  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 01:05:52 AM
Can this be the most "northern" game yet ? Wink

Might very well be, the seller informed me that he had picked it up in Bollnäs some years ago.  Space Ace
40  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 25, 2009, 01:04:14 AM
I'm so dissapointed the trip-meter in the rental car turned over at 999.9 km. But it was fun coming home, and outside the apartments where a bunch of loud young guys that where getting their bikes to go downtown, I park the car, slide out my game, locks the car and wheel the game indoors. From have beeing very loud they went completly silent and as the door closed I heard a faint voice saying something like "THAT, was pretty cool". Mission accomplished!  Grin

1.229,1 Kms traveled. Have some rather bad pictures in my iPhone that I'll try to show you, but not now, now is bedtime...
41  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Roadtrip] Gone Ape (Congo Bongo) on: October 22, 2009, 10:38:13 PM
Did I see a centipeed up there? would that be up for grabs for us swedish people? If it's almost Denmark then it's even more close than my Amidar...

and Yes, I want a centiped (have no clues where to put it, but I still want it).
42  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 22, 2009, 10:34:06 PM
looking forward to your roadtrip. go to bed early  Cool

Yes, that is the plan, after work tomrrow, go home - clean up some more, and then to bed.

I'll make a small "road trip pack", with a blanket (so that I can store the game in the back with out worries), maybe some lunch (or I might get some mold), pack a camera, and then pack some CDs.

One thing that would have been such a laugh, is from my last Road trip where i picked up my Mr. and Mrs. Pacman, I'd love to have made a picture series of that here, since it was only 20 kms away.

But this time it's the real deal.
43  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 22, 2009, 09:47:44 PM
Here is a film the seller made of the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VpCj3ax3G8

Looks nice, with a nice clean unburnt monitor, there are 2 nasty damages on one side, where the lower one is the one to be afraid of, and at the end you can hear how the sound is bad and only pulsating instead of playing the sounds/music.

but considering the price of €70 that is nothing to talk about.

I'm so excited, I just can't hide it... *more of that stpuid dance*
44  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Amidar on: October 22, 2009, 08:50:18 PM
The car have been booked in my name, space in the kitchen have been cleared and cleaned up. (will have to move a sega monitor tomorrow)

I'm all set. More info [watch this space].

I think it could be time for my first  spaceace: Space Ace (officially happy)
45  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Roadtrip] Gone Ape (Congo Bongo) on: October 22, 2009, 08:42:39 PM
Since I'm doing a 500 km + trip the day after tomorrow I'm taking notes: Get a good night of sleep, no Moldy pizza and expect to be late.

The Congo bongo looks great, I'd sure like to see more pictures both game play and the inside of the game would be nice to see.
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