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Old 05-03-2012, 02:20 AM   #201
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Hey,

You're getting closer to WV, come on down.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:49 PM   #202
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Richard........I did not realize that Huntington, WV was so far west! When we are in Campbellsville, KY next October for our Amazan Fulfillment Center job we will definitely drive over.....looks like only 240 miles from Campbellsville!
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:18 AM   #203
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For those who may be interested, here is a link to a YouTube video I compiled from footage my sister shot the day we had to back out of their driveway...I was wondering all week if I could get out without unhooking the trailer...

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Old 05-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #204
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Thanks for stopping by Clarke and Elaine!! We enjoyed your visit and I'm totally impressed with your beautiful coach......and trailer.....and T-Bird.....The perfect combination for FULLTIMING , Awesome!
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #205
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Dean, we had a wonderful time there....it just wasn't long enough!

We are now in North Platte, NE....if we were traveling today we would find ourselves in Cheyenne, WY tonight, but the forecast for Wyoming is snow today, we will stay in North Platte another day.....bike around to a few historical sites, and generally take at easy. The weather here is not too cold, and it is supposed to be only partly cloudy today. We are at 2500' elevation, and have been steadily climbing for the past two days since we crossed the Missouri River.....not doubt because we are approaching the Continental Divide. Nice to be at higher altitude after many weeks near sea level, and under 1,000'. Enjoying the much dryer air.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:29 PM   #206
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Arrived in Cheyenne, WY this afternoon.......I see that Forest is in Southern Arizona....we just cannot sync up our travel plans.... Enjoying the cooler temperatures at 6,300' elevation, and enjoying the view of the distant Rockies. Staying at a Buffalo Ranch this evening, and will be eating buffalo meat tonight! Life is good......coach running wonderfully....not even a hickup...we're approaching 7,000 miles in our travels...will pass 8,000 around Spokane. Oil consumption is below average.....have been averaging around a quart per 1100 miles......used to use a quart per 700 miles. And amazingly, our dash air is still blowing ice cubes, when we have to use it......used it for the first time in over a month a few days ago coming into Omaha, NE.

P.S. - Today was our 100th day on the road!
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:04 AM   #207
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Sorry Clarke, really was hoping we could hook up somewhere. We put the coach in storage this morning and left for home in the Jeep. Cindy's mother's day present from me was to be home by Saturday so she could spend it with her mother and our boys. We plan to return in October to travel more around Arizona. We really enjoyed our time with Tom and Darlene.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:54 AM   #208
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Forest, we will hook up eventually! In late August we'll begin our trek back to Kentucky and the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Campbellsville....after Amazon, just before Xmas, we will head down to Florida to spend a month at Cedar Key...a place we fell in love with. Then down to Key West for a while......Isn't this life the best?!
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #209
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Clarke:
Are you still in Cheyenne?
I'm 45 miles south of you in Ft Collins.
I'd love to see you guys. 318 614 1443
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #210
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Got a project going up there Steve?
Fridge is still working great, thanks again.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #211
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Hey Forrest!
I've been working up here for 14 months. I've got jet lag. Left 'Dega Monday morning at 6am, got to W Monroe at 1pm.
Packed and left for the airport at Jackson the next morning and landed at Denver at 5pm.The weather is much cooler up here
& 62% humidity this morning. Took my 62 Vette for a stroll last night with the top down.
It sure felt good to back my Newell into my new shop. It is west of my house overlooking the pond and a 600 ac dairy.
Come see me!
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #212
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Clarke:
Are you still in Cheyenne?
I'm 45 miles south of you in Ft Collins.
I'd love to see you guys. 318 614 1443
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Steve, I wish I would have known sooner...we left Cheyenne this morning around 9am and are now in Rock Springs, WY. We would love to have seen you!
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:31 PM   #213
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Yesterday we visited Kennecott Utah Copper Mine. It is the largest open pit mine in the world. I though some of you guys would appreciate the equipment they use to move the ore. They call these vehicles "Haulage Trucks". Their tires are 12.5' tall, and cost $25,000 per tire, which means 6 tires cost $150,000. The tires are replaced once per year on all 80 Haulage Trucks.....that is a lot of dinero. They can haul 320 tons of material at one time, and each of the 80 Haulage Trucks travels 50,000 miles per year within the confines of the mine hauling ore. They pretty much run 24/7, and move about 13 miles an hour.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:50 PM   #214
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Time to move northward......we'll be leaving South Jordan, UT tomorrow morning for points north. We'll probably spend a week exploring in Idaho, before we end up in Coeur d'Alene for the Memorial Day weekend with friends. I'm sure there will be a visit to Cabelas while we are there. Weather has been magnificent (clear and dry), and many bike rides have been taken. There is one bike path along the Jordan River that we have ridden twice.....we rode south about 12 miles, and then the next day 21 miles north into Salt Lake City for lunch.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:37 PM   #215
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We spent 8 days at my brother's home in South Jordan, UT, and this morning we pulled up anchor and moved 222 miles north to Idaho Falls. We are currently staying at Snake River RV Park. When we first pulled in there was a line up of motorhomes waiting to register and get their sites....I was concerned that our "no reservations" policy might have backfired this time, but as it turns out they had a spot for us long enough that we didn't have to drop the trailer. Got here about 3:30pm after driving about 100 miles in a driving rain storm. The weather is good here with some clouds, and about 10 degrees warmer. Nice to visit Idaho when it isn't snowing.

The first picture was taken in November of 2009 at Snake River RV Park, and the second taken today, May 18, 2012.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:15 AM   #216
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For those who may be interested, here is a link to a YouTube video I compiled from footage my sister shot the day we had to back out of their driveway...I was wondering all week if I could get out without unhooking the trailer...

WOW! That was masterful backing! Not only did you look really close to the fence and the neighbor's yard, but I thought for sure you were going to pinch the trailer as it jack knifed against the coach. I would have given up after about 4 minutes! LOL

Have a great weekend!

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Old 05-19-2012, 02:17 AM   #217
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Hi Mark! Fortunately my trailer has an extra long tongue, which makes it easier to back. I managed not to "pinch" it in the video, but I did pinch it in Alabama....damaged the tool box on the front of the trailer a little, but was able to straighten it out. Helps to have 2 sets of eyes (my wife, and brother-in-law) to avoid pinching and hitting the fence!
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:48 AM   #218
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Left Idaho Falls Saturday and drove 84 miles over to Craters of the Moon Nat'l Monument (19 miles south of Arco, ID). Spent three days there and loved it.....plenty of sun for our solar panels....got back to 100% every day! Only $5 per day with our Golden Age Passport cards! Very nice facility and a lot to see....we did not see everything in 3 days we were there. Rode our bikes all over, and did several hikes. Now up US 93 at Challis, ID for 2 days....will sit out the rain here and then move up to Missoula, MT. About a mile from the Salmon River at Challis RV Park and Resort (Passport America park) for $14.50 per day. Walking distance to store and restaurants, and very friendly owner (Frank).

The picture is the solar eclipse we watched Sunday night up at the Visitor's Center.....I took the picture of the sun directly with my phone camera and somehow the lens captured the partial eclipse (see eclipse in red spot just below the sun)....I don't know how I did that, but it is very cool.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #219
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We have been in Coeur d'Alene, ID the past three days visiting friends and enjoying the area. Went boating yesterday....the weather here still feels like late winter.....very cool, unlike other regions of the country right now. 48 degrees here as I write at almost 9am. On to Spokane in a few days where we will sit still for about a month.
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Clarke and Elaine, Come on up to sandpoint, we are the camp hosts at the bonner county fairgrounds 33 spaces nice and quiet ! 208-2fivefive-8734
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