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    Red face Voyage To Vulcan Aboard the XC

    Okay, so itís not what I quite expected. Still, it was an interesting journey to the small farming hamlet of Vulcan (pop. 1762 humans) and a place that I just had to see for myself. Naturally, my launch vehicle of choice was the XC.



    Docking with the Starship



    Starship Specs
    I can only assume that the town was not permitted to use the ĎEnterpriseí moniker due to trademark infringement.


    The Vulcan High Command Center


    ...otherwise known as the...


    The Inner Sanctum


    While in Vulcan, donít forget to chow down at the local Eatery. Thereís also fine dining in the center of town at Worfís Restaurant.


    Found an anomaly in your stellar hard drive? Thereís nothing that Starfleet Engineering canít handle.


    Okay, now things are getting a bit freaky.


    Time to set a course for home. Live Long and Prosper.


    Related Trivia:
    The Vulcan starship location was recently featured in a Ford of Alberta Television commercial.
    Coincidentally, Volvo names all of its alloy wheels after celestial orbs/ moons in the solar system.

    You can find more information on the Town of Vulcan here.

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    Default Art has a new kind of roof carrier

    Art:

    Great post - I like your new roof top carrier.
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    So Art, what can you feature on Red Deer, Alberta (for the unitiated, that's Art's home base)?

    Drove by your neck of the woods a few weeks ago bound for Edmonton. The seats are so comfy in my Volvo, that I opted for the 3 hour drive instead of hopping another plane.
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    Default Time to move

    Maybe an 'Off Topic' trip rather than a XC70 trip. Will it morph itself to another area or not....the answer is out there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrysharp
    Art:

    Great post - I like your new roof top carrier.
    Me too...although itís a shame it exceeds the allotted weight carrying capacity for the XCís load bars...LOL! Was thinking of buying a 1:43 souvenir scale model and using it as a hood ornament.

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    So Art, what can you feature on Red Deer, Alberta (for the unitiated, that's Art's home base)?

    Drove by your neck of the woods a few weeks ago bound for Edmonton. The seats are so comfy in my Volvo, that I opted for the 3 hour drive instead of hopping another plane.
    John
    Truly donít mean to disparage my own home town but Red Deer is pretty bland John. Likely the reason why many choose to drive through instead of stopping. Sometimes we just feel the need to head out and explore just to get our fix and the Volvo is a great vehicle to do it in, regardless of the season.

    Quote Originally Posted by AWD*V70XC
    Maybe an 'Off Topic' trip rather than a XC70 trip. Will it morph itself to another area or not....the answer is out there....
    It wasn't my intention to turn this thread into a tourism travelogue. One of the reasons for posting was to add a bit of levity relative to the forum. Sometimes we get caught up in analysing the complexities of the car and forget about the simple pleasures of driving it. I was also hoping that this would encourage others to diarize similar travel experiences in their own XCs. Iím also certain that John didnít mean for any digression on his part.

    With that said, Taylor has my blessing to move this to OT. Sorry for the rant.
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    Thumbs up Arts Excellent Journey

    Art,

    This post is what volvoXC is all about. The love we have for our cars and the fun they can provide us. Sometimes everyone gets too caught up in what is or can go wrong and forgets how much fun we can have in our XCs. I, for one, really enjoyed your post.


    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us.
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    Techically I guess it would be considered to be OT, but I agree with Art and XCS's sentiment in that this thread definitely needs to stick around these parts... It'd be cool is to see some similar daytrip threads posted from other areas around the world too.

    That's actually one of my favorite things about this site, seeing the photos of the same car in so many different places and situations all over the World!

    Thanks for posting Art
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art
    You can find more information on the Town of Vulcan here.
    Funny site, especially the "Vulcan is conveniently located 120 Km South-East of Calgary and 100 Km North-west of Lethbridge on Highway 23." Convenient to what??? Thought you might appreciate my special Volvo remote...

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    Techically I guess it would be considered to be OT, but I agree with Art and XCS's sentiment in that this thread definitely needs to stick around these parts... It'd be cool is to see some similar daytrip threads posted from other areas around the world too.

    That's actually one of my favorite things about this site, seeing the photos of the same car in so many different places and situations all over the World!

    Thanks for posting Art
    Thanks guys. I wouldnít have objected if this thread was banished to the OT bin. AWD does raise a valid point as threads do, on occasion, have a tendency to stray off course leaving the reader bewildered as to its true path.

    Funny site, especially the "Vulcan is conveniently located 120 Km South-East of Calgary and 100 Km North-west of Lethbridge on Highway 23." Convenient to what???
    I believe the last photo in the set backs up your statement Big. Kidding aside, it appears that the town folk are quite sincere in trying to put Vulcan on the proverbial map. Gotta give them full marks for being so creative and bold.

    Thought you might appreciate my special Volvo remote...
    Cool....didnít see any of those at the center. Does it require a VADIS download to operate or do you just set it to stun?
    Last edited by Art; 10-30-2005 at 01:00 AM.

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    OK, as it has Coastal's blessing I will put up with it under one condition Art, you will have to go to Drumheller (if my memory serves me right) and get some wonder shots of your XC amongst the Hoodoo's. I think those 'pillars' are one of nature's strangest sites. With the right light, position and placement of the XC it could appear the place is somewhere off this Planet. Please.
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