Add another dubber to the PNW. My fiance and I are moving to Seattle at the end of June. She really loves Grey's Anatomy so we thought we'd... just kidding. We're actually moving because I'm starting grad school this fall at UW. Our lease is up soon, so instead of spending another summer in Denver we thought we'd try and get out earlier and enjoy the summer there. I've only been to Seattle once before. Took a trip out there this last November to check out the program and UW campus and to just get a feel for the area. Loved every minute of it. While Washington was new to me, I did spend a lot of time as a kid at my grandpa's cabin in Oregon, so I'm not complete PNW virgin. Oh, and I love the Goonies and Free Willy (the movie. pervs.), so there's that.
I'm actually really excited to get back into the VW scene. I tried to be pretty active back when I lived in CA, but got burned out by all the d-bags and bull$hit. Colorado was a nice break. Had a pretty steady group of mellow down to earth dubbers I hung out with while I was doing my undergrad at CSU, but once I moved to Denver the Corrado decided to give me some lip. So I locked her in the garage for three years and waited for her to apologize. In the mean time got into other hobbies like aquariums and video games. Only since the new year have I been willing to forgive and forget. Like I said, I'm really happy to try and get back in the scene. I always envied you PNW folks with your pretty mountain roads and seemingly endless supply of gorgeous dubs. I'm bummed that I'm going to miss this year's Leavenworth Drive though. BTW, what's the corrosion situation out there? Is it a big deal, or does it play nice with old dubs?
I'm actually coming out to Seattle this Sunday (5/29) through Thursday to try and find a place for us live. If you see someone wandering around Capitol Hill or the University District hopelessly trying to understand mass transit it's probably me. Just point and laugh and continue on your way. I would.
We'll be driving out in my 1990 G60 (blue pearl metallic, or LC5Z to you other Corrado owners out there), and my fiance's mkVI Golf TDI. Thanks if you actually read any of this. Now on to the pictures.
This WAS my Corrado before 3+ years of harsh CO weather took it's toll on the paint.
^See what I mean?!^ The summer sun is equally brutal out here.
As she looks now in all her weather-beaten glory. I'd like to call it dignified, but really it's just sorry.
Oh, and the Golf. It's stock.
On Pike's Peak at 14,000 ft.
aaaand just for kicks the car that started it all...many years ago.
TL;DR // Moving to Seattle. Looking for dubbers. Let's be friends!
Thanks for looking. Hope to meet a lot of you this summer.