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Mandarb
07-19-2010, 08:46 AM
My vacation plans were to drive from PA to Louisville, KY, meet some people and tour the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant where my Sport Trac was made. While there I was going to take in some local history - i.e. Louisville Slugger Plant and Churchill Downs.

I have read many great things about Mainland Ukes and the owners, Mike and Tookta. So I ordered a Gloss Mahogany Tenor with Silver/MOP tuners (sorry no pics). I looked up Nashville, IN and saw that it was only about 1 1/2 hrs from Louisville. I was already planning on driving 12 hours - what's another 1 1/2 hrs. Mike and Tookta were great. My uke is beautiful and it sounds even better.

There was a jam planned for Sat, the 17th in Louisville. I have only been playing since the beginning of July but I was going to be in town - so, why not check it out. I had a great time and I learned a lot. Thanks to all who attended.

Title says it all - I travelled 1600 miles in five days, bought a beautiful new uke, and made some friends. A great vacation all around. Thanks to everyone I met and to UU for making it possible.

Regards,
Mandarb

UKISOCIETY
07-19-2010, 09:15 AM
Fantastic! I forgot you came all the way from PA. Guess I won't see you for a while. Maybe at UWC 2011? :) Is the Mainland your first uke?

jehicks87
07-19-2010, 09:41 AM
way cool. a combined ukulele/auto trip. Love it.

sukie
07-19-2010, 10:05 AM
Man,when you meet new ukulele people you don't mess around. You've met two of the best uke people! ANd you met Uki too? Wow! Congrats.

UKISOCIETY
07-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Man,when you meet new ukulele people you don't mess around. You've met two of the best uke people! ANd you met Uki too? Wow! Congrats.

I need a banner that says "You met Uki? CONGRATS!"

:)

Mandarb
07-19-2010, 11:20 AM
Fantastic! I forgot you came all the way from PA. Guess I won't see you for a while. Maybe at UWC 2011? :) Is the Mainland your first uke?

I hope to make it to UWC 2011 - it sounds like the past UWC events were a blast. I also have a Lanikai LU - 21T.

mailman
07-19-2010, 11:37 AM
I need a banner that says "You met Uki? CONGRATS!"

:)

You forgot the "Wow!"....