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[Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« on: March 29, 2011, 07:28:38 PM »


"anyone looking for a gorf?" was the big question andré asked a couple of weeks ago and since i was, i replied with YES ;D! a gorf arcade cabinet had been offered for sale on a pinball forum and with the help of some guys from our fabulous community ( :-*) i managed to strike a deal with the seller which of course meant roadtrip time - again! unfortunately, the seller's location was pretty far out for a single daytrip, so i decided to ask my best friend charlotte to come along for the ride. parts of her family live to the north of paris which would give us the chance to spend a nice evening in france with them and stay the night at their place.

the wheels have been set in motion, so let's get this roadtrip going - here's what's coming up :arrow:



- DAY 1 -

let's start with some extremely interesting statistics ;)



here's where we want to go first ...



... and here's how long this is going to take us - at least in theory!



of course, i have to pick up charlotte first - this small sign on her door shows her french roots



a fabulous picnic basket has already been prepared - but i'm not allowed to look inside yet, not even a tiny peek!



charlotte is using her stylish star trek phone 8) to inform her family that we're leaving lauda for france



let's go, baby!



a mere 50 kilometers into this roadtrip, we're being blocked by some stupid "invention" called traffic jam! >:(



and another 100 kilometers later, a second emergency stop is necessary, but this time because charlotte asked me to. she's totally into horses and on our way to france we're passing by germany's largest "horse stuff shop" - let's go inside! :shock:



after an hour of "horse shopping", charlotte seems to be extremely happy :)



and because we're already stopping, why not have a picnic inside the car right now - i want to know what's inside that basket



woah, i'm impressed :o :o :o



only a small selection of the goodies waiting for us to be eaten!



honestly, those sandwitches are probably the best sandwiches E-V-E-R!!!



after that fantastic meal, we're heading into france where some of my "best friends" are already waiting for us - toll stations! :evil:



those toll fees are making me want to convert to the dark side :twisted:



but i must not complain, because after some more driving, we're being treated to dinner french style



man, i'm hungry!



but not only the food is french, how about some cidre? (by the way, i'm "wearing" a bottle cap on my head - how did it get there? ;))



the night falls on chantilly and i can almost smell the gorf just around the corner waiting to be picked up!

to be continued ...
« Last Edit: April 02, 2011, 12:53:28 PM by DarthNuno »
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 08:19:15 PM »
It looks like a good old fashion roadtrip again!

i was thinking this morning "i want to read a roadtrip again, its been a while since somebody wrote something"

and there it was, the start of the gorf trip  :spaceace:

btw excellent pic :   ;D



And her phone rocks too !

« Last Edit: March 29, 2011, 08:21:02 PM by Etienne »

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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 09:12:11 PM »
It is going to be interesting, can't wait to see that Gorf. :D
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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 10:03:49 PM »
I'm just wondering about that night in Chantilly. ;)
Reminds me of a REALLY old song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-by5e4saI

(Which some of you guys probably can't see......)

Uhm Ully.....

....this is pretty convincing....... :shock: :shock: ;D ;D
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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 10:06:15 PM »
No offence, but on that pic you look (a bit) like Klaus Kinski:




 ;D ;D ;D


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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 10:08:24 PM »
By the way, I never knew Andreas had a horse-stuff shop ;)

Also:


Haribo macht Kinder froh, und Erwachsenen ebenso !  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 11:05:15 PM »
Watch out on your way back because you're in the country of the gorf legs eaters.

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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 06:09:51 AM »
By the way, I never knew Andreas had a horst-stuff shop ;)

you probably mean HORSE, because HORST is someone else ;)

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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 07:44:34 AM »
Haha, typo corrected :)

When I hear the name Horst, there is only one man I think of:



Uhmmm, sorry I meant:

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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 07:54:34 AM »
btw excellent pic :   ;D



Love this one too  :)

It reminds me Chun Li and her famous "Yatta"  ;D See this video to catch what I mean  ;D  :arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x5ckHAl4gs

Can't wait to see the next part of the 'trip'  :P

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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 07:34:11 PM »
Finally a road trip report again. Nice pics Ully, can't wait to read part II.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 08:04:52 PM »
part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 Part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2 part 2

 ;D ;)

We can't wait too long...  :twisted:
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 08:18:48 PM »
We can't wait too long...  :twisted:

unfortunately you'll have to wait a little while longer. just got home and i won't be here tomorrow, so don't expect part two before the weekend - sorry!
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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 09:25:52 PM »
Teasing is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D

Very cool report, it looks like old story books with pictures :   :lol:
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Re: [Roadtrip] G.O.R.F = Going On Roadtrip to France
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 12:15:57 PM »
Nice report so far! Can't wait to see the actual cabinet.