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    Default Trip Report - FL to TN and Back

    My family and I took a trip to the mountains to celebrate my oldest sons birthday. We had a blast. Here are a few photos of the trip. I'll try to get them in order.
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    Here are some more. These are at the cabin in TN
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    Driving through the mountains.
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    More driving. These were all in TN above Gatlinburg. The last two were up at Newfound Gap on the Appalachian Trail.
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    The first is Newfound Gap and the rest are more of the cabin we stayed at. That was my view for 5 days. The last is packing up for the return trip.
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    Some snow we encountered on the return trip and finally FLORIDA! Good to be back in the sunshine. All in all it was a great trip. Did have to replace a couple of coils packs in Atlanta but everything turned out ok. Car handled amazingly on the mountain roads like a billy goat. Very sure footed. It was made for that terrain. Also the General Grabber AT2's helped a bunch.
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    '86 Saab 900i (sold a long time ago...)

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    Nice shots. Interesting country through that way. I have been through to Charleston SC and Savannah once and we did one of the Ridge Parkways. Completely enjoyed that.

    You should try a photo host like Flickr or Photobucket. Lets you post larger pictures right in your post.

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    Nice pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.
    At least the roads there are in better condition than what we are experiencing over here in Morocco!

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    What kind/size tires are you running on your XC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neokhz View Post
    What kind/size tires are you running on your XC?
    Sorry for the late response. They are General Grabber AT2 Light Truck and SUV Tire 215/65R16. They handle really good on ice & snow as well as rain and just normal driving. They still look new too. No noticeable wear.
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    '99 Land Rover Discovery I (sold )
    '86 Saab 900i (sold a long time ago...)

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