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dotty
24-10-2007, 10:37 AM
Hi, I'm Annabelle and I went to the Nurburgring for a long weekend. We had to leave TOO early on Saturday morning. I had to get up at a blistering 5 o'clock :blink: It was painful believe me! We left at about 6 o'clock but i slept nearly all the way to the euro tunnel.

It had been about an hour I think to get to the euro tunnel and when we got on there it was really cool. The feeling of us moving in our car but our car wasn't moving (sorry if you don't get it), it is really weird! Quick and easy though! It only took us half an hour to get into France.

In France I was really surprised at how many factories there were. I thought it would be all houses and countryside but there were puffs of smoke coming from all around you. I fell asleep though after that so I don't know how it was after the coast line.
When I awoke we had been in Belgium for ages. It didn't look much different from France apart from it had no factories. Germany though was plain beautiful. Cold but beautiful!I stayed awake then. Dad said it was only 10 minutes 'til we got to Nurburg.
When we arrived at the hotel we unpacked and had a quick drink then we were off again to the track. I wasn't nervous but mum was. We zoomed down the straight, me at the back, mum at the front and (obviously) dad driving. We got to the first corner and because I wasn't in a harness only an ordinary seatbelt I was thrown around for the whole of it, making me feel a bit sick. I was fine though. My favorite bit was the carousel. It is so bumpy, i also liked going over the apex's! My mum didn't like that though!

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That evening we went to Pinocchio's pizza place. The pizza's, whoa, what can I say! They are ENORMOUS!!!!! I managed to eat half of mine but then I was just too full!

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On Sunday it had obviously been raining and cold all night but dad went down and left me and mum to have a sleepy lie in morning which was nice! He went out on track few times, not considering how wet it was! He came and picked us up later on in the morning and we went to watch at hatzenbach. It was cold, but we kept on smiling!

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Later on in the morning we went to the museum. It was the best part of the day so far. It was fantastic.

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WE saw so many things that were really interesting!

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I had a photo taken in a f1 car (but I've done that before in Jensen Buttons car so it wasn't so good! :smug: )

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But, the best bit was when I went in the racing simulator. It isn't very realistic but it is meant to feel like you are actually driving it!

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For lunch we met up with some of dad's friends. Chris the policeman, who always has a teethy grin on his face, and his dad Ken who is really funny! We had lunch with them at this fast food place and then I wanted to show them the museum because we could go in there again until 6 so we took them in there. They loved it too and Chris had a go on the simulator and tried to beat me! Ken didn't have a go though, I think he should have though. He would have been really good!

After that we all went to the track for dad, Chris and Ken to go out on their own. No way were me and mum going out in this weather. We didn't want to watch either really but we did. The boys went out then came to meet us at Brunchen corner where we were out in the open and cold. We were just about to leave when I walked up to this pole and bent down to do up my shoe. I totally forgot all about the bar and stood up when 'ke-dink' and there's a girl on the floor clutching her head! It hurt! :(

That night we went to the paddock restaurant to watch the grand prix. What a shame huh? Who knows what happened! Poor Lewis . :fish: After that to eat we went to the Pistonklause. Everyone apart from me had Argentine steak on a stone which cooked it. It was so smoky! (I had it the next night though!) Then we said bye to Chris and Ken and drove to our hotel bar where we (I say we) chatted to Andy the barman) for ages. I fell asleep (well, I tried) . eventually we got to sleep at about half past 1 in the MORNING :o

In the morning, it was lovely again after yesterday. Cold, fresh, chilly but sunny! After we got ready, we walked to the castle which was right next to our hotel.

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After that we met up with Chris and Ken again and decided to go carting. I was really excited. We got there and found out that you had to be twelve when I'm eleven. I was devastated. I still enjoyed watching Chris, Ken and Dad though I probably didn't look like it! Dad was the first off then Chris then poor little Ken. Dad lapped him three times and Chris lapped him twice. When the session was finished Ken drove past and me and mum cheered him for doing so well! Aaaah!

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We went to the track after that. Dad and Chris went out on their own after lunch while me, Mum and Ken had a chat. Then Chris and Ken went their own way for a while so me, mum and dad went out. We did an 9 minute 39 seconds, which was our fastest out of the three laps we'd all done together. Then I decided I wanted a go in the front. So we dropped mum off to watch at Pflanzgarten corner and just me and dad went out. I knew this was going to be fast. Even though there was a bit of road works on the carousel:( because they were repairing a bit of barrier, we still did a 9 minute 27 seconds which was the fastest I'd ever been so far. :thumb: But then all three of us went out again. We did a 8 MINUTE 58seconds. I was astounded! The fastest I'd ever been and Dad's fastest ever was 8 mins 46 so it was pretty close! Then I went out on my own again and with a crash where we practically had to stop and being stuck behind a roadworks lorry we still did 9 mins 26 seconds. That was our last ever lap this October. I loved it. I so want to go there again.

Tuesday morning was -3 degrees so everything was frozen. We had breakfast early and headed off. When we were saying goodbye to the hotel owners who we had made friends with I though I don't want to go. I want to stay here. I love it here. There's so much to do. I'll miss this place! :wave:

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Duncan
24-10-2007, 10:41 AM
Nice report Annabelle :D

Dave Malings
24-10-2007, 10:46 AM
Great scarf!

leavingeasy
24-10-2007, 11:01 AM
Well done Annabelle, great report and much more interesting than your dads!!

Simon
24-10-2007, 11:19 AM
^^
lol :lol:

Excellent report, Annabelle :thumb:

Nige
24-10-2007, 11:22 AM
Superb first post annabelle. :thumb:
Make sure you pester your dad to take you again next year.

rolty
24-10-2007, 11:28 AM
Well done Annabelle :lol: @ Nick

Floyd
24-10-2007, 11:30 AM
Great to read a report from a young adult -excellent :thumb:

F

Louise
24-10-2007, 11:30 AM
Fantastic report Annabelle! :thumb:

From your report it sounds like you would get on really well with Matt(12) and Cat(10) , ask your dad to go at the same time as us next year! :lol:

Steve Gill
24-10-2007, 11:39 AM
Great report :thumb:

Adamt
24-10-2007, 02:27 PM
Great report!

alclark
24-10-2007, 07:00 PM
Enjoyed that! :D

Duncan
24-10-2007, 07:03 PM
I should add that Annabelle took all of the pictures herself too. (she is better at that than me too)

I cant wait to teach her how to drive.

Juanjo
24-10-2007, 07:43 PM
Fantastic report Annabelle, and very nice pics!!!

May be next year we can meet your dad and all the family in another ring trip, I have already told him!

I'm quite worried about the age limit in the karts though... my son is 9 and loves to go karting, I wonder if there is any other karting place near the ring...

see you at the ring!


Juanjo ;)

Duncan
24-10-2007, 07:45 PM
You could always just lie about his age - they will not know. I just didnt think quickly enough as still suffering from the night before :blink:

Gary Kinghorn
24-10-2007, 08:21 PM
Excellent report :thumb:

Juanjo
24-10-2007, 08:26 PM
Duncan I thought you were being extremely honest with the Germans... :rolleyes:

Luca being 9 next year, he'd be really unhappy if I take him to the karting and he's not allowed to drive... he'll be soon faster than daddy anyway...

Juanjo

M-W
24-10-2007, 08:32 PM
Nice report Annabelle. Shame about the karting. There is a two seater there which although it isn't as fast as the single seaters is still fun. My nine year old daughter, Anna, loves it.

p1doc
25-10-2007, 07:38 AM
nice report :D
martin

Weeman
25-10-2007, 08:06 AM
Great report, far better than mine are, and you can take proper pictures, well done :veryhappy:

Nige
25-10-2007, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by dynamix@Oct 24 2007, 08:03 PM
I should add that Annabelle took all of the pictures herself too.
That makes it an even better report :thumb:

crossie
25-10-2007, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by dotty@Oct 24 2007, 10:37 AM


The feeling of us moving in our car but our car wasn't moving (sorry if you don't get it), it is really weird! Quick and easy though! It only took us ha;f an hour to get into France.


Beening in euro tunnel is really quite mad!

If you ever go in a 4X4 its really strange as the car moves so much
you sway from side to side!

great report and photos!

dotty
25-10-2007, 12:43 PM
thanks all you guys for saying you LOVED my report. I can't believe i am a north loop novice. i am gonna beat my dad and soon be a north loop god!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

dotty
25-10-2007, 12:44 PM
I loved my report too!
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Hippychick
25-10-2007, 08:07 PM
Fab report Annabelle :thumb: Looks like you're addicted already :D

Maybe see you there next year B)

lsop
25-10-2007, 08:24 PM
Wicked Annabelle :)

Glad you enjoyed yourself and i'll race you at the Karts next year!!!!

Oh Photoshop is ace :D

http://www.pc185.co.uk/pics/dunk/annabelle.jpg

IanHowell
25-10-2007, 08:39 PM
Great report :thumb:

Glad you had a good time ;)

May see you next year for a family trip :D

Ian

dotty
26-10-2007, 10:15 AM
hi people we have two new kittens. One white one called polo and one tortoise shell called humbug! C-U-T-E i could say that a million times!

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C-U-T-E
cya
annabelle :P :P :P :P :P :P :thumb:

Weeman
26-10-2007, 10:17 AM
they are C-U-T-E but the insides of cats ears are just minging :lol:

Floyd
26-10-2007, 11:43 AM
I love kittens but I couldn't eat a whole one :whistle:

F

Simon
26-10-2007, 12:12 PM
Is your dad pulling a funny face to get their attention or does he always look like that? :lol:

dotty
03-11-2007, 10:02 AM
What are you talking about? What do you mean is he pulling a funny face??????????????
:blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

dotty
04-02-2008, 03:34 PM
your weird!

Duncan
04-02-2008, 03:39 PM
get on with your homework :)

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Gary Kinghorn
04-02-2008, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by dotty@Feb 4 2008, 04:34 PM
your weird!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Stan
04-02-2008, 06:54 PM
Well done good report :thumb:

Hippychick
04-02-2008, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by dynamix@Feb 4 2008, 04:39 PM


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Wouldn't it be great if you could actually get an R8 in those colours :lol:

dotty
14-06-2008, 06:19 PM
yes it would!!!! :blink: but its never gonna happen :blink:

kenmg
17-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Yes we all had a great time and such a nice surprise to read your great trip report.

Make sure you bring your Mum and Dad to see us at Quiddlebach when you are next out this way.........

Thanks "Funny" Ken