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      05-29-2012 10:51 AM #36
      1. Get there earlier. Got to Helen Thursday afternoon and left Monday morning and still wished I had more time up there.

      2. Drive the mountain roads more up there, as well as cruise the city more.

      3. Visit the goddamn black bears!

      4. Take more photos of the town.

      5. Meet more peeps to associate faces with names.

      All in all, a pretty successful SOWO. Stayed in a cabin which was 2 minutes outside of town (in the Gated Golf Course community right next to the field entrance), went tubing on Saturday and got some free beers , hung out with new and old friends, and all in all had a pretty chill weekend.

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      05-30-2012 10:35 AM #37
      Making sure I get a cabin with Wifi cause I was phoneless the entire weekend! Also waking up earlier to enjoy what Helen has to offer, I found myself waking up at 10 everyday LOL

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      05-30-2012 12:10 PM #38
      If i go next year..
      1) stay at the helendorf
      2) wake up early and go to the shows....i missed every one
      3) not drive down 13.5 hours on 17x10 wheels all around on a 205/45 nankang.
      4) not have a blowout going 80mph 40miles away from helen.


      ****ing Gottis.
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      05-30-2012 02:54 PM #39
      1) Bring a video camera.
      2) Use it.
      3) If you're going to use hardcore drugs, give yourself a day to recover.
      4) Try to not venture into the woods.
      5) Bring/Drink more water
      6) Strippers. Need moar strippers.
      7) Leave Monday

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      06-08-2012 01:13 PM #40
      1. visit all three days
      2. Bring more people
      3. bring my boyfriend's Cabby
      4. bring more picture memory
      5. bring more water
      6. bring sunscreen
      7. take A LOT more pictures/video


      can you tell it was only my first year?

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      06-08-2012 03:26 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      If i go next year..
      1) stay at the helendorf
      2) wake up early and go to the shows....i missed every one
      3) not drive down 13.5 hours on 17x10 wheels all around on a 205/45 nankang.
      4) not have a blowout going 80mph 40miles away from helen.


      ****ing Gottis.
      precisely the reason i like my phat tires hahaha sorry you had bad luck bro, that sucks.

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      06-08-2012 05:46 PM #42
      Next year i'll just drive down with my Gottis on my roof

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      06-09-2012 08:19 AM #43
      I'm glad this year I decided to bring a camelback and fill it with ice cold water. I didn't run out the entire day!

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      06-13-2012 03:25 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      I'm glad this year I decided to bring a camelback and fill it with ice cold water. I didn't run out the entire day!
      NOTED!!!


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      06-15-2012 12:31 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      I'm glad this year I decided to bring a camelback and fill it with ice cold water. I didn't run out the entire day!
      who drinks water?

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      06-15-2012 12:37 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by jds215 View Post
      who drinks water?
      people who actually wanna drink beer the entire day.

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      06-15-2012 03:06 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post
      people who actually wanna drink beer the entire day.

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      06-15-2012 03:39 PM #48
      I will go next year.
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      06-16-2012 09:29 PM #49
      1. Def agree with stay all week
      2. Dont pass out, damn club escape bartenders! Maintain buzz is a must
      3. Remember where i got the 110 octane at the pump (somewhere on the 400)
      4. Have everything on car installed/ working prior to leaving (zex kit)

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      06-16-2012 09:33 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by itrack View Post
      -not get so drunk and remember friday night
      -not get so drunk and remember saturday night
      -try not to get stuck in the back on the "cruise" so i can go faster
      yeah cuz you passing us all sucked!

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      06-17-2012 01:20 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by LMOTY View Post
      1. Def agree with stay all week
      2. Dont pass out, damn club escape bartenders! Maintain buzz is a must
      yeah shocking that that little town has enough to offer to keep your interest for more than 3 days

      sunday night it was a friggin ghost town tho, that sucked. cmon peeps stay til monday

      passing out? did that at waterfest 05 and 06, then drove down to Myrtle Beach for more RNR after Waterfest -- talk about an epic drive, FML. left NJ at 830am and got to MB at like 130am. :-/

      what's so insane to my brain is that when i started going to shows starting in 03, everyone was static LMAO. i don't remember one car on air in 2006 at waterfest. lulz.

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      06-17-2012 08:19 PM #52
      1: stay till monday
      2: don't stay @ huddle house till 4am on Friday night with Wanda sikes's dopleganger!!
      3: actually use my camera and not my phone
      4: bring friends!
      5: go tubing w/ a bear
      6: actually finish the damn 8 mile mtn Bike trail!! (ify)


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      06-17-2012 09:02 PM #53
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      1: stay till monday

      5: go tubing w/ a bear

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      tube with a bear or a beer? lol we went tubing each with 2 beers in our pockets, by the time we got 3/4 of the way down the river man, i was in pain. by the time i got out i was ready to die.

      i made the mistake of tubing in regular shorts not swim trunks. hahaha

      we had a lady from the banks yell at us for having beers on the river -- my bottles were empty and i kept them til we got out. i wasn't about to throw the bottles in the river. i'm not a schmuck. but it was like "lady what do you want me to do at this point? chuck the bottles in the river?"

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      06-17-2012 09:19 PM #54
      Hahaha, yeah throw them on the bank or on the rocks!?!? Id woulda said " it's my vacay, deal w/ it-cheers" !!

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      06-17-2012 11:32 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by LIFE.:R View Post
      Hahaha, yeah throw them on the bank or on the rocks!?!? Id woulda said " it's my vacay, deal w/ it-cheers" !!
      i couldn't do it, holding onto the bottles til we got out was the least of my problems, having to piss so bad it hurt my abdomen, that was the hard part. then i get out of the tube and get a spasm in my calf........lol FML

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      08-11-2012 10:59 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      +1 to the staying a whole week. Came down thursday and still didn't feel like it was enough time.

      Will take more pictures/video/have better equipment
      Might split a condo with friends, should bring the cost down.

      Other than that I'm pretty satisfied with what I did this year

      Im looking at condos right now.

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      09-10-2012 03:30 PM #57
      1.Fix a/c in Eurovan for the 12 hour trip 2. Will not stay in cabin outside town 3. Stay more than 3 days 4. Get to the Waffel House before everyone wakes up wtf 5.Dont worry be
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      09-19-2012 12:29 AM #58
      1. I stayed at the Helendorf...wouldn't change that.
      2. I partied hard and had an awesome time with the people i went with...wouldn't change that
      3. I drove the **** out of them roads...only thing about that i would change is no speeding tickets
      4. Oh! i wont hold up signs at the Helendorf corner and almost get arrested.

      yep. i had a pretty succesful first year.
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      09-26-2012 03:27 AM #59
      well considering i got a call from a buddy 3 days prior to him leaving saying that i was going. this is what i will do differently this year...

      1. actually plan out the vacation.
      2. have money put to the side specifically for a vacation.
      3. try to have my car ready.
      4. try to stay longer than two nights.
      5. not fall asleep in the tube and think that i floated to the nxt town. (woke up quite confused until i looked behind me and realized i went a hundred feet in almost an hour).

      gonna try to make it again this year. had a blast for bein the first time there with no prior planning.

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      09-26-2012 02:34 PM #60
      /\ asleep in the tube haha that would be ****** up like wtf am i
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      10-05-2012 09:24 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by briggs rabbit View Post
      /\ asleep in the tube haha that would be ****** up like wtf am i
      yea not my finest moment lol

    27. 10-18-2012 11:59 AM #62
      stayed for a week had a blast camping in the woods, cabin was legit also

      but i will

      1.Bring my car next time
      2.Drink more beer
      3. Take pictures
      4.Bring more rice
      5.Throw more rice at non euro cars (YES I THREW RICE AT YOURE RICE WHAT NOW)
      6.Go tubing
      7.THROW MORA RICE AT ANYTHING THAT ISNT GERMAN!!

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      10-18-2012 02:44 PM #63
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      stayed for a week had a blast camping in the woods, cabin was legit also

      but i will

      1.Bring my car next time
      2.Drink more beer
      3. Take pictures
      4.Bring more rice
      5.Throw more rice at non euro cars (YES I THREW RICE AT YOURE RICE WHAT NOW)
      6.Go tubing
      7.THROW MORA RICE AT ANYTHING THAT ISNT GERMAN!!

      yesssssssssssss someone who wants to put the rice trolls in their place

      if you go tubing don't drink on the tube, i learned the hard way, holding that shizzzz til we got off and it was utterly painful falling and sliding around on the rocks drunk

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      10-18-2012 02:46 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by sleepin gti View Post
      well considering i got a call from a buddy 3 days prior to him leaving saying that i was going. this is what i will do differently this year...


      5. not fall asleep in the tube and think that i floated to the nxt town. (woke up quite confused until i looked behind me and realized i went a hundred feet in almost an hour).

      gonna try to make it again this year. had a blast for bein the first time there with no prior planning.
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    30. 10-19-2012 10:11 AM #65
      haha what trolls I didnt kno ppl had their panties in a bunch about the rice??

      an ya was plannin on kegging down the river but too many rocks

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      10-19-2012 10:20 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post
      yesssssssssssss someone who wants to put the rice trolls in their place

      if you go tubing don't drink on the tube, i learned the hard way, holding that shizzzz til we got off and it was utterly painful falling and sliding around on the rocks drunk
      and if you go tubing go with the green tubes! **** the pink tubes, still dont have a court date for this stupidity..
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    32. 10-23-2012 07:45 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by UnitedGTI. View Post
      and if you go tubing go with the green tubes! **** the pink tubes, still dont have a court date for this stupidity..
      wtf lol well i got lucky from georgia popo they let me go with a half a blunt an bout 2g of buds.. thanks georgia hw patrol

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      11-15-2012 08:32 PM #68
      Next year I will check my bed for scorpions. Who knew.
      NR/NR

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      Next year I will check my bed for scorpions. Who knew.
      you are $hitting me.

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      11-16-2012 01:39 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post
      you are $hitting me.
      Nope stung me 3 times not the best way to wake up but resulted in a cool scorpion tattoo on my hip where he got me the worst. Also I caught him and made him my bitch.

      NR/NR

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