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I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by mrbrian200 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:12 pm

My favorite at the drive in is the "Pizza Burger" and root beer float. Even though it doesn't taste much like pizza :lol: Or a tenderloin sandwich aka wienerschnitzel in a bun. There's an old B&K still in operation 15 miles from me in Syracuse/Lake Wawasee IN.



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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:45 pm

Got up this morning and went to Blanchard Caverns. Anyone driving across the top of Arkansas must stop for this wonderful National Treasure. They have a swimming spring, and campground. I just did one of the cave tours. Check out the photos! You go down in a elevator way down deep in the earth. Then must go through a air lock to enter and exit the cave system. They were opened to the public in 1973. Blanchard Caverns is part of Ozark National Forest. There's so much to see and simply not enough time...

There was pleanty of winding roads to drive. The standard mode really was useful and surprisingly fun. I didn't expect my big old S80 could take hair pin turns as surefooted as it does. Where it said 30mph the S80 could take it at 70 in 2nd gear with ease. Being as my car does not have the 4c option I expected the car to not handle so well. Everyone needs to experience a crazy road at least once! June
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Post by mrbrian200 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:33 am

I like the cave pictures, June. (bump)



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Post by June » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 am

Today so far I hit a estate sale and bought so much I am unsure how my luggage will fit. The elderly woman whose estate it was had wonderful taste in art glass. Also I bought a great set of dishes. Check out these wonderful bookcases! June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
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1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:49 pm

Stopped in a small town and found a chair at a shop that reminds me of Edith Bunker's chair from All in the Family. It was only $35.00. No I didn't buy it, but my Yorkie checked it out for me! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh also found a place to change the oil. June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:42 pm

Another casino! :mrgreen: June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by matthew1 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:50 am

:lol: This whole thread is awesome. Thanks for posting, June!

(To those wondering about the photo orientation/rotation, I'll fix it. It's a mobile upload/desktop display bug.)
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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:44 am

matthew1 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:50 am
:lol: This whole thread is awesome. Thanks for posting, June!

(To those wondering about the photo orientation/rotation, I'll fix it. It's a mobile upload/desktop display bug.)
I was wondering about that because I took most of the photos with the phone upright. Matthew, perhaps in the preview window a rotation button could be added for each attachment individually? I'm not headed back towards Florida until Friday! So hopefully I find some more fun spots along the way. June


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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by matthew1 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:57 am

There's something about vertical photos that doesn't play well with this forum software, at least the current version of it, and past versions. It might be fixed in the newest version. I'm one or two minor releases behind.


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Post by mrbrian200 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:08 am

Push that max bet button June. You only live once :D
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