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VOLVO Texas Poker Run 03-31-2007

This Poker Run is the wrap-up to the Spring 2007 Texas Volvo Car Club Meet near Georgetown, Texas on Saturday, March 31, 2007.

Get the latest Meet details here.

For other Texas Volvo happenings click here.

Below is the Poker Run Route to go with the map above:

Following that are pics and info for each Card Stop.

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(Problems? Call George Dill at 254-541-2199 mobile anytime.)

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Start: 6:pm – Roger Beasley Volvo of Georgetown rear exit at Kelley Dr, Card #1,odo=0

Turn RIGHT (south) on Kelley Dr, DRIVE 0.1m to WESTINGHOUSE Rd, odo=0.1

Turn LEFT (east) on Westinghouse Rd (CR111) DRIVE 2.0m to FM-1460, odo=2.1

Turn LEFT (north) on FM-1460 DRIVE 1.6m to Inner Loop odo=3.7

Turn RIGHT (east) on Inner Loop DRIVE (east & north) 2.7m to TX 29, odo=6.4

Turn RIGHT (east) on TX 29 DRIVE 3.3m to CR100 (small bldg. on right), odo=9.7

Turn RIGHT (south) on CR100 DRIVE 0.3m (over river) to TX 29, Card #2, odo=10.0

(NOTE: If Mankin’s Crossing is flooded return to TX 29, turn right and use bridge.)

DRIVE north (crossing TX 29 at stop sign – dangerous!) to CR120, odo=10.1

DRIVE north on CR120 2.3m to FM-971, turn LEFT to Weir Store, Card #3, odo=12.4

DRIVE west on FM-971 4.9m to E. MORROW ST (sign=San Gabriel Park), odo=17.3

Turn LEFT on E. MORROW ST DRIVE 0.3m to San Gabriel Park, Card #4, odo=17.6

(NOTE: The geese and ducks may jump in you car and bite!)

DRIVE over low-water crossing, turn RIGHT and continue on this road (becomes South College St) 1.5m to TX 29 (East University Avenue), odo=19.1

(NOTE: If low-water crossing is flooded return to FM-971, turn left, drive to North Austin Ave, turn left and drive through downtown Georgetown to the Monument Café).

Turn RIGHT (west) on TX 29 (University Ave) DRIVE 0.4m to S Austin Ave, odo=19.5

Turn LEFT (south) on S Austin Ave. DRIVE 0.5m to the Monument Café, Card #5.

High and Low Hands each win $50. No card swaps! Aces high or low others face value.

END POKER RUN - odo=20 miles.

Come on in, collect your money and enjoy the food!

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CARD #1 - Volvo Dealer - odo=0

Below is the entrance drive for Roger Beasley Volvo of Georgetown, 7501 South IH 35 Georgetown, TX 78626, 512-930-2111.

...under construction...

...and Start of the Poker Run...

This sign...

CARD #2 - Mankin's Crossing - odo=10.0

...per the gov't...

(This next leg to the Weir Store passes a cemetery full of Dill folks.)

CARD #3 - Weir Store - odo=12.4

...and...

George Dill (Sr) was born on the old Dill Farm near Weir in 1915. His grandmother, Annie L. (Ottinger) Dill, at one time operated the Weir Hotel which is the 2-story frame building you can see across the tracks from the Weir Store. In very early times Weir was known as Townes Mill and Townesville and Townsendville and...

As you drive west on FM-971 about 2.5 miles out of Weir you may see a sign on the left (odo=14.9) MAINSTREAM PLUMBING and directly across the road to your right is a driveway through the bushes at address number 2907, a Porsche/Corvette/Volvo restoration shop.

This is Scott's Autohaus, 2907 FM-971 Georgetown, TX 78626, 512-930-1238, which was on the previous 2005 Poker Run here.

CARD #4 - San Gabriel Park - odo=17.6

...low-water crossing...

...and a personal note...

CARD #5 - Monument Cafe, Georgetown, Texas.

Sign at a parking lot near the Monument Cafe...

...which is a good place to park Volvos...

LOVE 'DEM BALBOS!

See y'all in Georgetown!

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