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Old 03-25-2007, 12:19 AM   #85
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Times, Places, and Dates for CONVOY

The following is the beginning of the times and places for the CONVOY Trip. I would like to give a big thanks to all who have responded. As the date gets closer the numbers are getting bigger. For those who have made suggestions and made offers of places and times, look at the map and you should see your area on the map. If you suggested a rally or other event in your area that is the time we hope to be in your area. If you have questions don't hesitate to send a PM or post on this thread. You can also make entries on the Blog. I'm checking each several times a day.
Here is the beginning of the time line and the Map.
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Travel “CONVOY” America
The convoy is progressing nicely. Similar to the way water runs down hill, I have been creating this trip based on, not the part of least resistance, but by the suggestions of Airstream forum members and their suggestions and offers of traveling along. This map shows where the trip is now going to travel. There may be small changes in this plan, but time and distance necessitate the finalizing process. As anyone who has traveled knows, plans change based on many factors. So updates will occur as needed. The part of the trip from Topeka, Kansas has not been planned as yet. The general plan is to follow the Louis and Clark trail after Kansas.

Following is a list of the map numbers with their proposed time, date, and locations.
  • Yreka; trip begins April 26
  • Redding, CA; refueling stop etc. April 26
  • Eureka, CA; stop over at “sequoiacoast” April 26 – leave on 27th with sequoiacoast to caravan to the Casini Ranch Rally
  • Casini Ranch Rally arrive on April 27th stay through the 29th – leave rally and head south toward Sunnyvale, CA. hopefully with some others heading south.
  • Sunnyvale, CA visit with Son April 29, leave April 30 for Bakersfield, CA area.
  • Bakersfield, CA area – to be arranged – stay in Bakersfield area or southwest of this area on the 30th. Meet up with SnorkyII some where in the area. We’re working on setting up these plans as I write this. I hope you AZ Airstreamers are checking this out because we are heading your way.
I'll try the map in the morning. The internet in my area is not working well tonight.
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:01 AM   #86
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So it looks like your going to be in NY for the Metro rally, June 8th.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:23 AM   #87
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At this time it looks like we will be in the Moraine View Rally in IL. As our route has changed the time-line has fallen back some. I think we will be in your area 5 or 6 days later. I'll try and keep you posted as we go along.
Thanks again for you support and interest in our journey.
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:28 PM   #88
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Well my water analogy is going to be a good description of the process of planning, changing, and planning again. We may hit another rally before we leave California. This could make some time changes. I'll keep you posted. My feeling in the beginning was that once the date got closer other things would pop up. The process in much like when I would plan trips as a pilot. You would spend a considerable amount of time planning, time, distance, weather, fuel, comfort stops, etc. The moment the landing gear would leave the ground, the plans would change. Some of you pilots out there should understand the special type of "FUN" I'm talking about.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:26 PM   #89
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hi don...

the map is starting to look like a figure 8!

with a midwestern intersection....

that is a great idea and could offer more of the heartland...

cool.

the moraine view rally folks are in for a treat.

you might want to make a reservation.
the fee is only 5 dollars and the first nite camping, another 15.
that park tends to fill in the fair weather months...

cheers
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #90
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Hi.....from the south...maybe, a Fla. group? How will this work in NYC?
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:20 PM   #91
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Gypsy1, I think the part in NYC will be just an attempt at a peaceful drive by. With traffic and all, I don't know how anything else could work. Then after going outside the city and parking somewhere, coming back to see the Museum. I've driven in the larger cities in the West and over busy bridges. I'm sure it's nothing like downtown NYC. I've flown a small airplane through that area. That was a nightmare. I though if there was enough of us we could ask for a police escort. Maybe if I announce my running for President, that might have a chance of making it happen. What ever happens I'm sure it will be a memorable experience? Who knows I may change my Airstream blue stripe for a nice taxi yellow. Oh on second thought, If I paint the Bambi taxi yellow before we start, We could escort somebody important through the city.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:27 PM   #92
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The Western schedule

Travel “CONVOY” America

This is the final route for the first of the trip East. This represents about 1/3 of the area to be covered.

Following is a list of the map numbers with their proposed time, date, and locations.
  • Yreka; trip begins April 26
  • Redding, CA; refueling stop etc. April 26
  • Eureka, CA; stop over at “sequoiacoast” April 26 – leave on 27th with sequoiacoast to caravan to the Casini Ranch Rally
  • Casini Ranch Rally arrive on April 27th stay through the 29th – leave rally and head south toward Sunnyvale, CA. hopefully with some others heading south.
  • Sunnyvale, CA visit with Son April arrive 29 / depart 30
Some where in Central Valley April 30 to the 3 of May
  • Bass Lake, Ca WBCCI rally arrive May 3 / depart May 6
  • Harris Ranch Restaurant arrive May 6 / depart May 7
  • Red Rock Canyon, CA arrive May 7 / depart May 9
  • Bull Head City, AZ, Davis Camp, arrive May 9 / depart May 10
  • Grand Canyon, AZ, South Rim, arrive May 10 / depart May 12
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Spider Rock Campground arrive May 12 / depart May 14
  • Red Rock State Park, NM stop over May 14
  • Bluewater State Park, NM stop over May 14
  • Bandelier National Monument, NM arrive May 14 / depart May 15
  • Tucumcari, NM stop over May 15
  • Ute Lake State Park, arrive May 15 / depart?
  • Clovis, NM arrives?
X. Not set as of yet. Clovis, NM to

Other dates set no number on map yet. See Eastern Map to come in next couple of days
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:28 PM   #93
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Don & Claudia,

Looks like your trip is firming up nicely. Have a great time at Bass Lake, unfortunately your route is too far north for us to drop by.

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wkerfoot, Our route to Bass Lake really changed our route for this time. Thanks for you interest and support. The next time we are down that way or you come up to Norther California let's get together.
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wkerfoot, Our route to Bass Lake really changed our route for this time. Thanks for you interest and support. The next time we are down that way or you come up to Norther California let's get together.
Don & Claudia
Don & Claudia,

That is how rallies are, they just up and change your plans. Unfortunately, we do not have enough vacation time for that rally or we would have signed up. We have many VAC friends who will be there, I am sure that you will have a great time.

I wish I had known you were at Disneyland earlier this year, it is only a few miles from our home.

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Eastern segment

Travel “CONVOY” America
This is the final route for the first of the trip East. This represents about 1/3 of the EASTERN side to be covered.

Following is a list of the map numbers with their proposed time, date, and locations.
  • Ashland Missouri, arrive June 2 / depart June 3
  • Carlyle Lake, IL, arrive June 4 / depart June 7
  • Moraine View Rally, IL arrive June 7 or 8 / depart June 10
  • Jackson Center, OH, arrive June 10 / depart – not decided yet
  • The rest of the points on the map do not have location and date yet. These locations are posted based on Airstreamers who have voice and interest in meeting with us or suggested other arrangements. Further contact needs to made before the plans will be finalized.
NOTE: No plans exist between Clovis, NM to Ashland, MO. Open to ideas
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:06 AM   #97
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Hmmm. Grand Canyon, Bandelier. . .our place in little Ashland, MO, doesn't compare in excitement! We'll claim your overnight here as R & R from your high action stays--we'll order up a starry sky, break out some good liquids, put something tasty on the grill, and kick back and compare favorite travel stories. Looking forward to meeting you. Will you have other caravanners along with you as you cross Missouri? I noticed you were visiting Lewis and Clark sites. We have a couple of documented sites in this area. Would you like to see them while here? ~G
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Wow, Great to get you message. I had planned to contact you today and confirm. Thanks for helping my plan work. Yes, we are looking forward on meeting with you and your and enjoying the start. We use to have a place in the hills where there was no light pollution. On a clear night one could walk outside by star light. And the Milky Way looked like brush stroke of tiny stars across the sky. Let's start a PM message so we can make an actual hookup.
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