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Old 06-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #15
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:48 PM   #16
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Hi all you wonderful gals!!! Love reading about the life streaming adventures!! Can't wait to get a few booboo's myself 'cuz that means I'm livin' my life instead if sittin' it out on the bench!! I would love to meet you all at the PJ Party in Mich or wherever you have it. I live in Eugene, Oregon and this would be my first tow ever with my 16" Sport or any travel trailer for that matter!!! I'm nervous but pumped!!!! So any dates set yet?? Any specific city in Mich? Can't wait to start planning the trek!! Thanks!! ~Cari, Oregon silver sister.
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Hi all you wonderful gals!!! Love reading about the life streaming adventures!! Can't wait to get a few booboo's myself 'cuz that means I'm livin' my life instead if sittin' it out on the bench!! I would love to meet you all at the PJ Party in Mich or wherever you have it. I live in Eugene, Oregon and this would be my first tow ever with my 16" Sport or any travel trailer for that matter!!! I'm nervous but pumped!!!! So any dates set yet?? Any specific city in Mich? Can't wait to start planning the trek!! Thanks!! ~Cari, Oregon silver sister.
Now that is what I call a courageous first solo tow - YOU GO GIRL!!!

I have taken lots of trips from here to Charleston - exactly a 1000 miles.

My really big one though was taking Peter out to Edmonton -but going out was just fine - even though he was only capable of towing about 500 miles of the whole trip - he was really not doing to well with his diabetes - thus the roads being long and flat would put him to sleep in seconds

We took a nice 10 day holiday to get out there - did all the tourist traps. Spent the week for his assessment to get into the islet cell transplant program then dragged him off to the airport to go home. Then turned the trailer to head through the Canadian Rockies - hmm I will admit with all honesty I was quite nervous at the prospect of doing that trip by myself all the way back home wit the girls with me.

But after a few hours, that feeling of FREEDOM just washed away any fears I may have had.

Headed to Monatana where my Girlfriend met me for 10 days of Golfing. We had glorious weather. Rented a cabin for half the time then stayed in a campground near the gates of the Glacier Park for the other half.

Put her on the plane and then started my trek home - stopping in at various friends along the way to break up the trip - I had a fabulous time. Burned out my one trailer brake on some Indian Mountain name I can't remember. Picked up a stone chip on my windshield and the rest was smooth sailing - other than being the hottest summer I think in history. When I was in Kansas it was 107F OMG had to stay in my friends house it was so hot.

Just be very careful - be aware of your surrounding and anticipate anticipate anticipate!!!!! Make sure you have lots of great music too
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:12 PM   #18
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As a woman who has never been married, I tackled a lot of things solo. It is scary...but when you do it...you realize that anything is possible. I'm getting ready to head to Alaska from Georgia solo....it's a scary thought....but based on all I did in my life before...I know I can do this, too.
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I am going to keep an eye on this thread, to see if you decide when and where you are going to meet. There are a couple of us in New England who travel solo most of the time.
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I am going to keep an eye on this thread, to see if you decide when and where you are going to meet. There are a couple of us in New England who travel solo most of the time.
Hi Pink Trailer - Listen how many are from your neck of the woods?
We could always shoot for more Rallies...the key is to get as many Silver Sisters together in a camping season as possible.

Like The PJ Party - The Eastern Sequal

For many here where ever the site may be will either be too far or not hit on an amicable date - for various reasons.

I would love to see one more east (although I am somewhat in a central location for both areas.) If I can make one - heck one not make two.

Even a bit of a Caravan idea might come into play as well.

I am so up in the air as to confirming any plans right now. All depends on when we can list our house, how our financial crisis pans out, and if I end up picking up a job either here in Canada for the rest of the summer or, looking at padding my present Education efforts in photojournalist a volunteer experience in South Carolina Daily or Weekly Newspaper environment.

So please toss out any ideas you might have, starting point locations and silver sister friends that might be interested.
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Hey GT1963 & BENJISGAL! Thanks for the wise words and helpful advice. I can use as much of that stuff as possible!!! I can't wait to hit the road and meet up with fellow Streamers or other adventurous travelers! So anymore talk on when and where? Well, I'll see you later. Take care and have a great week!
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I would love to come if you let AS MH's in. However, I will be at the Forum's rally at the Wilds in Ohio the end of Aug so that time is out for me.
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I am glad there is so much interest in our rally. Now if I just don't blow it in the details I'd say we will have one heck of a gathering in the making...

Submitted for your perusal and consideration is a destination in the most North Eastern point of lower Michigan in the harbor town of Port Sanilac along the shores of Lake Huron. If it seems like a good place to you then I will call and speak to the campground and we need to be narrowing down a date or several. I am leaning towards the interval between mid July to Mid August. I would like to include everyone's availability if possible. Please chime in and help us make it for the right place and time to suit you. If we have conflicts of time constraints or distance we will have to change the plans accordingly and/or vote for each time slot or park.

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Lake Huron Campground is located in Port Sanilac, Michigan along the scenic shores of Lake Huron. Construction was completed in 2006 and opened in May 2007! Make your reservations today to spend a relaxing weekend or the entire season in a campground that allows campers to fully enjoy the great Michigan outdoors. You'll find friendly and courteous staff, plenty of activities and immediate access to a spring-fed lake. The campground is seasonal, so ensure your spot on one of the beautiful lake front sites or in a cozy rental cabin.

Located on Lake Huron, the campground offers a variety of water activities. You may choose to swim in the heated pool or cool off in the refreshing lake. There are also water rentals available featuring canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and row boats. Take a picnic out to the middle of the lake and have lunch, otter-style. You will appreciate the impressive size of the lake as you fish for smallmouth and largemouth bass, as well as, walleye, pike, and panfish. Land-lovers can rent a golf cart for the weekend and view the campground and nature trails riding in style. In addition to the ample opportunities to enjoy the water at Lake Huron Campground, you are welcome to hike the 1.5 mile nature trail around the lake and stop at the bird watching area to see native Michigan birds. Join the scheduled crafts or games in the recreation hall, enjoy a midday meal outside in the picnic shelters, or get to know your fellow campers in the clubhouse. Take pleasure in a beautiful Michigan sunset with a tall glass of iced tea on our outdoor patio. The possibilities are endless and the memories will last a lifetime.

Once your settled in and have had a chance to enjoy the campground, try exploring the surrounding area. Take a drive down the historic coast of Lake Huron and stop at the picturesque villages of Port Sanilac and Deckerville along the way. They are far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sit back and relax, watch sailboats and amazing freighters, visit an ancient peat bog, and shop & dine all in one spot. You'll find that Lake Huron Campground is a unique and exceptional campground. Bring your tents, RVs, campers and family.

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And if that is not enough travel to content you then you might also want to piggyback onto the rally before or afterwards, a Lake Huron Circle Tour leading you into exploring Canada.

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I would love to come if you let AS MH's in. However, I will be at the Forum's rally at the Wilds in Ohio the end of Aug so that time is out for me.
You bettcha we let AS MH's in! Perhaps you could go from Michigan to Ohio if the timing is right. If I could I would be following you on over. The Wilds sounds like a fantastic event and opportunity.

Cari, from Oregon (my dog Orie is from a rally I atttended in Oregon,) Brock from Pennsylvania, Pink Trailer and friends from Vermont, when can you come to Michigan? Benjisgal going to Alaska from Georgia, what a great adventure for you! Brock and Cari are first tows too, all so exciting. Think of the stories we will have to tell each other.
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Hi Carol! The place you mentioned works for me. As far as when, I'm newly retired so I can go anytime after July 9th. I'm so excited to get to meet all of you and bake & shake this rally!!!!! I do have a question about traveling. What's a decent, leisurely pace for driving each day? I'm going to give myself as many days as possible to get to Michigan but don't want to push it are hard. What are your thoughts? Thanks!!
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I would b interested let me kno date an location, Bev
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That's super Carlita. When I travel I allow myself 6-8 hour driving days and chart it by mileage and that is the maximum time of my estimated time of arrival unless I would want to factor in an extra stopover or more, either spontaneous or scheduled into the itinerary. How it usually works out for me is that I drive much longer than that on high energy days, just because I am enjoying being on the road and driving. Then I nap and begin again. I find I always arrive ahead of schedule or have time to delay if desired with that calculation. If I were to schedule regular nightly stops I would choose several at various distances, perhaps calling ahead enroute but not necessarily making any reservations in advance of that. I have called several parks for directions and availability but I don't usually make reservations and thereby I keep my options open to change itinerary as my energy, road conditions, curiosity or fancy dictates.

I am sure we all have our different preferences and hop others will share their style. I know of one fulltimer that says she drives only in the mornings and only a maximum of 200 miles.

Hi Bev, hooray! We DO need to nail this down. I called the Lake Huron Campground and availability was said not to be a problem nor keeping us together since they hare a very large campground. 10 units or more qualify for a 10 precent discount.

I also looked into and am still wondering if Port Crescent would be a nice alternative. On the tip of the thumb in Port Austin, it is beautiful and a more rustic and natural setting but weekends in July and August may be problematic to reserve for at this time. Another alternative is we could use a local private campgrounds with a group area and have a more private space for our gathering, such as Apple Creek in Grass Lake where we have rallied before having our own area in a rural campground with a wooded setting. I was also in caontact with the campground there today and it seems very doable depending upon what weekend we choose. There is Walnut Hills. And the area near Frankenmuth is a possibility. If we go further than I think Hardwick Pines in Grayling is a wonderful park for a rally with a nice blend of nature and nicely paved roads and pads with a short hike through woods to water.

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Nice large campground at Lake Huron Campground with private lake, public beachs on Huron 3 and 5 miles away.

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Let me post the map larger. Click until it opens in another window and click until it is displayed at 100%. You can see there are plenty of various areas and different levels of hook ups and premium paved sites as well if you so choose (yellow sites the others are grass.) There are pull throughs and back up sites. We could ask to be put together in a block or request our choices and trek about. I am going to go out on a limb and start with a date. If you prefer another please post that date and we will see what the responses are and go from there. I am also flexible but I will need to give notice in advance.

I pick the weekend of Friday August 13 and Saturday August 14, with optional early arrival on Wednesday August 10 through Sunday night extension, leaving on Monday for the hanger oners. This is just to get the ball rolling. Comments?
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