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    20th Wedding Anniversary Road Trip

    Me and the wife just back home on Thursday night from middle and western Pennsylvania for our 20th wedding anniversary road trip. Last year we took off to Chicago in the Delorean and left the car at DMC Midwest while we did the tourist stuff in the city.

    This year we took off from middle Tennessee and headed north to Pennsylvania for a week of site seeing and visiting some friends who are also in the movie exhibition industry.

    We stayed in the little town of Addison, Pennsylvania at a quaint little Bed and Breakfast. The owners were fantastic, the room was immaculate, and the food was amazing.


    When I'm not showing movies in the dark, I work as an architectural designer for a Civil Engineering firm. My degree is in architecture, and I've always had a fascination with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect from the 1930's & 40's. The bed and breakfast we stayed at was about a 20-30 minute drive from one of his most famous works, "Falling Water". We took a tour of Falling Water on Tuesday afternoon and I totally geeked out.


    Later on Tuesday afternoon, we headed over to Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania to visit the owner of the Evergreen Drive-In Theatre


    Wednesday morning we spent hiking to the waterfalls in Ohiopyle State Park, and then headed out towards Pittsburgh to the town of Vandergrift to visit the owners of the Riverside Drive-In Theatre. Back in the Spring, me and the owner of the Riverside made a friendly wager during the Stanly Cup playoffs between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Basically, whoever's team lost, the loser had to wear the opposing team's jersey or t-shirt to work for a whole weekend. Here's a picture of me holding up my end of the bargain wearing my new Penguins shirt.


    By the time we rolled in to the driveway at home on Thursday night, the Delorean had logged 1,634.3 miles in fours days time. Only issue we had was a flaky cooling fan on the left hand side that kept going out whenever we'd hit a bump in the road or just whenever it wanted to. I've got Bitsynchmaster's (Dave M.) fused fan fail relay in the car, so the fan fail light worked exactly like it was supposed to. Ended up pulling off the interstate somewhere in BFE West Virginia and doing impromptu car repairs in a Walmart Parking lot. Ended up being corroded / rusted pins in the fan / harness connector. Scrubbed both sides of the connection with a brass bristle brush and everything went back to normal.


    I spent all day on Saturday in the driveway cleaning 1,634 miles of nastiness off the car, and scrubbing it down with barkeepers friend.
    Barry Floyd
    Lebanon, Tennessee
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    Very cool.. and Happy Aniversary! That is some great scenery in your pictures, I bet you saw much more.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Dana

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    That looks like an awesome good time!
    VIN 4728 is on the road...

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    Happy Anniversary Barry!

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