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Old 01-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Question The spurtive start first spurt, what to see along the way?

Early this fall decided to quit my job and travel America for a year. So I bought a used 25' Safari SS and a semi beater Burb. I drove it down I4, up I4 and tied it to a tree behind Bates on I4. My first trip in the Stream was about 1/4 of a mile.

Now that I have had the guts to actually resign (health reasons actually), I fell into another job. I bought a Malinois pooch (still haven't gotten her yet) for a travel and activity companion. It ends up that I am going to go work at the kennel where I bought her. I'll be mostly shoveling dog and horse poop, but learning dog handling and horse husbandry. When I was a kid I had a pair of steers named Ralph and Ebon that I used in a Vermont woodlot, so it will be really nice to be back on a farm. I'll be helping tourists that rent trail horses also. So, off to New Mexico I go.

Ok, back on topic to my off topic thread. In anbout a week, I'm going to unhitch the Stream from the tree and head West. I'm going to take about 2 weeks to travel from Tampa to New Mexico. Does anyone have a few suggestions on places to camp, boondock or sites to see along the way?

Before I leave, there are a few things I need to do. I want to visit the Florida Air Musuem down I4 from me and write a report for this site. While there for a quick visit, there was an park close by with some Airstreams in storage, also a dump station that was not being used. It looked like a great place to camp, open spaces and shady trees.

I also want to fix my WBCCI numbers on the Stream. Is there anyone close by to Bates that would like to help me get them on straight and christen the super sonic silver salami? Red wine is on me, or likely on my shirt. Part of the fantasy of owning an Airstream are the numbers!

After heading out there, I want to think about transferring to the 4CU. I'm a member of the NEU, but my trip north is now delayed as I'm getting a j j j j job (sorry, I was stuttering at the j word).

Thanks all and see you on the road in 2008.

Michael
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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And they're off....

Henderson Beach SP (FL), Mystic River Airstream Park (above Pensacola), Bay St Louis (for the Hollywood Casino campground).

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Since you are into aviation, you might consider these on your way to New Mexico.

U.S. Airforce Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Floida (30 miles east of Pensacola).

And the granddaddy of them all, the United States Naval Aviation Museum on the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola. Every Navy and Marine Aviator that ever flew was trained here. They have all of the memorabilia of 100 years of Naval Aviation.
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You might go to skygypsies.com to see the website.
It is in Rodeo, NM and they have a bunch of beautiful Airstreams with matching year's cars beside them. It is a beautiful sight!
They have a coffeeshop there too. That is where I'm visiting if I ever get to that area!
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