Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-25-2016, 09:51 AM   #3041
4 Rivet Member
 
Twinke58's Avatar
 
1962 24' Tradewind
Independence , Missouri
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 363
Safe travels Maggie!


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forum
__________________

Twinke58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 12:02 PM   #3042
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
Thanks.

We are doing the very boring I 80 eastbound, but did make a stop to see Fort Bridger...which allows dogs everywhere but in the museum ...and drove thru that area and Green River. Pretty.

If I felt up to any more serious road grades, I would detour thru something prettier, but right now I am just ready for simple.

Will do the back roads again in Nebraska and Iowa....starting to long for the little house, and to see the grands.


Maggie
__________________

__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 04:26 PM   #3043
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
We are settled into a nice, reasonably priced campground in Rawlins for the night...which provided dog treats for Lily, and Andes mints for me, with their registration literature.

And, it's called the "Red Desert Rose" Campground.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 06:20 PM   #3044
4 Rivet Member
 
DIR1's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
1995 19' "B" Van Airstream 190
Bay City , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 449
Glad you're in for the night... you've put some miles on this trip!!! Keep having fun..hugs and love to you guys there...
__________________
The B van at JRRV 2014 rally
DIR1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 06:46 PM   #3045
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
Yes, lots of miles, and I don't know when or if I will ever be back to the West Coast.

It's been a good trip, all in all.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 06:47 PM   #3046
1987 Avion 34W owner
 
PaulnGina's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Good Ol' , USA
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2,064
Welcome home, Maggie. Glad you had a safe trip.
PaulnGina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 06:49 PM   #3047
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
Thanks, tho not quite home yet, I think it's all downhill from here.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 08:50 AM   #3048
Rivet Master
 
ColoradoLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,074
Maggie, how have the winds been for you on I80? They were pretty constant for me when I drove through. I was glad to get off I80! Good luck on the rest of your trip toward home. Travel is nice, but, when home calls to me, it is time to head for home. So welcoming and comforting.

I am not sure if I should plan so long a trip again, as my right knee is really giving me problems. I'll need to see what my future brings.

Safe travels, my friend. Evelyn.
__________________
Evelyn & Mikki,(chihuahua) or Nikko (Pomeranian mix) Near Denver, Colorado
2016 AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE GRAND TOUR EXT. 24.5' "GOLIATH"
TV: 2015 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 BAMBI 16' Sport
ColoradoLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 09:28 AM   #3049
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
There have been a few noticeable gusts of wind, but nothing serious.

Going to get off onto 30 after I cross into Nebraska this morning, and take it across to 92 into Iowa...much more interesting, to go thru all the towns.

Yes, Evelyn, there is a lot of knee activity, getting into and out of the our Interstates, but it is good for them in the long run, I feel....keeping my knees strong keeps me from falling, my goal every day.

I think I told you that I have been taking Glucosamine MSM for years, because my chiropractor told me to, and it has made a huge difference in the comfort of my knees...both of which have been torn and repaired.

Add to that, my orthotic levelers that he also recommended , and my activity level can stay up.

Eastward....Ho!


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 10:04 AM   #3050
Rivet Master
 
ColoradoLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,074
Yes, Maggie, I also take a joint support supplement x 2 daily. It appears the constant driving is the primary aggravating factor in my case. Not much to be done when so far from home, unfortunately.

Hopefully, it will eventually calm down. Getting old is no fun, but, much better than the alternative!

BTW, be aware of the regions in Iowa currently experiencing flooding! Safe travels.
__________________
Evelyn & Mikki,(chihuahua) or Nikko (Pomeranian mix) Near Denver, Colorado
2016 AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE GRAND TOUR EXT. 24.5' "GOLIATH"
TV: 2015 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 BAMBI 16' Sport
ColoradoLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 12:43 PM   #3051
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
Bummer, Evelyn.

I have had a couple of cautions about the flooding in Iowa...thanks, ladies.

There has been a bridge out for a year on the road that leads to Grace Hill from the south, so I always approach from the north...no rivers need be crossed.

There was frost in Rawlins when we got up this morning, supposed to be 80 later today.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 01:21 PM   #3052
Rivet Master
 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,785
Blog Entries: 1
Maggie, at this rate, you will make Moraine View on time.
Safe travels
Mike & Dana
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 01:28 PM   #3053
4 Rivet Member
 
DIR1's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
1995 19' "B" Van Airstream 190
Bay City , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 449
Good morning there!!! My knees do that too Evelyn, just sitting there pushing the pedals... I'm planning on starting the glucosamine routine again..

Safe travels Maggie... hugs and love from out here..it's going to be in the high 70's today!!! Great weather on the coast!!!
__________________
The B van at JRRV 2014 rally
DIR1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 02:05 PM   #3054
Rivet Master
 
mimiandrews's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Hilltop Lakes , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,597
So far, my knees are doing OK. However, the big toe joint on my right foot really complains if I keep it on the accelerator pedal too long. I'm finding I'm good for about 300 miles a day with my rig. More than that, and it takes me two or three days to get over the fatigue. I don't recover as well as I used to.

As I told my doctor, I have more ambition than stamina these days.
mimiandrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 04:23 PM   #3055
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
We are in a PA campground in Ogalalla, NE, after being on the road about 6 hours, which is more than enough. In the mid-70's here.

300 miles is a very long day for me...too long, if I can help it.

Dumped my tanks this morning, the modification All Seasons RV did on the dump valve making hooking up the sewer hose easier than it has ever been.

Also topped off with propane and water, so should be good til we get home.

Nothing exciting about the drive over...just point east, set the cruise control at 70, and go.

Should be in Iowa by Wednesday...


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2016, 06:32 AM   #3056
Rivet Master
 
Msmoto's Avatar

 
2015 30' International
2009 27' FB International
2007 25' Safari
Currently Looking...
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,553
Images: 135
Headed home as well

Hey, Maggie, we are almost on the same timetable. I head out of Lennox, SD, early Friday morning, but I like to do about 600-700 miles before stopping for the night. I do stop half dozen times for all the necessities, so my day is 14 hours long.

I am opting out of the trip across Iowa on I-80, instead down I-29 to I-70 and I-65, then I-77 south to I-40 and east to home. The Iowa roads seem to have a lot of up and down stuff which with my trailer/truck almost drives me nuts. Actually, more nuts...LOL

Have a safe trip....
__________________
Happy trails and Good Luck
Ms Tommie Fantine Lauer, Greensboro, NC
AIR #31871 K4MTL

www.fantinesvoice.com
Msmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2016, 06:49 AM   #3057
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
Yikes, Tommie...600-700 miles in one day!

That would put me in bed.

I enjoy the drive across Iowa...will take 92 from Omaha, go thru Winterset and some other lovely areas, and there are lots of pretty city park campgrounds to stop at.

Travel safe, Tommie.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2016, 06:59 AM   #3058
Rivet Master
 
Msmoto's Avatar

 
2015 30' International
2009 27' FB International
2007 25' Safari
Currently Looking...
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,553
Images: 135
Driving plan

Well, Maggie, I have a way of doing 600+ miles which sometimes means I do not get in the mileage I plan on. If i am the least bit tired, stop, short ten to fifteen minute nap, then on the road again.

The upside is I get to see the country, the downside is unless I have planned on a stop, I miss out on a lot of wonderful adventures on the way.

For next year, maybe late April, when I head back up to Sioux Falls area again, I will plan out several museum and other stops to photograph stuff. Meanwhile, how about Elvis....?

JosephHallElvis_09.24.2016_TFL-8 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr
__________________
Happy trails and Good Luck
Ms Tommie Fantine Lauer, Greensboro, NC
AIR #31871 K4MTL

www.fantinesvoice.com
Msmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2016, 07:03 AM   #3059
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15,268
Each to his own...that kind of driving would not be enjoyable for me.

I love Elvis, as did my maternal Grandmother in Mississippi....he was a hometown boy who made good, to them.

She would wake us in the morning with her record player, him singing gospel.

If you haven't been to Graceland, you should go.

Very tastefully done, basically preserving his life as it was at the time of his death...costumes, the pink Cadillac, etc.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2016, 07:10 AM   #3060
Rivet Master
 
Msmoto's Avatar

 
2015 30' International
2009 27' FB International
2007 25' Safari
Currently Looking...
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,553
Images: 135
Elvis

Here ya' go, Maggie. This youngster was absolutely wonderful, very nice, humble, and his tribute to Elvis was as enjoyable as if Elvis himself had been singing.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fantin...57671008827414

I had an opportunity to chat with him for about five minutes after his performance. Felt like i was about fifty years younger....and I like this idea!
__________________

__________________
Happy trails and Good Luck
Ms Tommie Fantine Lauer, Greensboro, NC
AIR #31871 K4MTL

www.fantinesvoice.com
Msmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Very Different Kind of Life Lily&Me Off Topic Forum 890 11-01-2014 05:40 AM
Different Looks on Different Computers COArgosy78 Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 3 09-20-2003 02:38 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×