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Old 04-08-2011, 07:31 PM   #241
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That sounds like quite an adventure KeyAir! I love to travel, I guess that's a given for most everyone on here though... Never been on a trip of that scale however. Maybe someday. That is a beautiful beach house! If you are ever back there I highly recommend eating at The Black Pelican in (or near?) Kitty Hawk. They make an awesome seared tuna steak!
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #242
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It was quite a crazy time...
Lost my Job in March..
Flew to KS and drove the 345 back to CA in April...
Flew to NC in May for the family reunion..

We had only a 2wd rental car, so had to dump it short of the Beachhouse and get a 4wd ride, as the last 5 miles is on the beach!

Couple of shots...
Lotsa people in the Clan!


The Marine layer Rolls in at sunset...


Kittyhawk Museum...
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:28 AM   #243
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You should like this one as well then... Kirby loves using the MacBook, I just have to make sure the campground has WiFi... Plus a few pics from my trip island hopping across the Outer Banks of NC, Harleys in tow. Thanks for the comments!
That is funny..Great Harley by the way ..Such a Long Airstream..So roomy over there..wish we had space..

Wifi at the campsite ?? I made sure of that on the last trip after we were stung with dongle charges i.e. 15.00 English pounds to watch a film that ground to a halt just at the exciting bit..This time round..Picked a site "Free wifi" ..further to travel but no matter..
arrived..opened laptop..wifi ?? no signal..
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:33 AM   #244
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[QUOTE=Keyair;976139]It was quite a crazy time...
Lost my Job in March..
Flew to KS and drove the 345 back to CA in April...
Flew to NC in May for the family reunion..

Lost your Job ?? how simply dreadful Have you one now ??
Hx2 still has his at the mo but these cutbacks by the Government are biting now and he half expects it..
What a lovely snap of the family..The lady with her arms open just finishes it off nicely..
I like those wooden beach huts
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #245
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Keyair, great family portrait. Looks like you took in the sites, The Black Pelican is in Kill Devil Hills, right next to The Kitty Hawk RV Park where we stayed, that's what always gets me confused on the location... I dunno why it isn't The Kill Devil Hills RV Park? Probably because more people associate Kitty Hawk with the Wright Brothers.

TinCrumpet, yes she is a long beast and I rarely use the bedroom for anything more than a changing room but it's nice when bringing a friend or family member along. That way you each have your own private space when needed and I do love my privacy. Free WiFi ranks right up there with pets welcome when I choose a campground. When my mobile phone contract expires in December I may get a 3g iPad though so I'll have internet almost everywhere. I was looking at Road Runner Mobile Web but I have no idea how good their service coverage is... It's the worst when you get to your campsite and the internet service won't pick up. I've had it happen to me more than once, one place I camped at the Outer Banks I had internet in the living room but at night I would take my notebook into the bedroom with me no signal!
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:18 AM   #246
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A late snowfall this morning; think we're going anywhere today?
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A late snowfall this morning; think we're going anywhere today?
If you are please be careful! I wouldn't want to drive mine in that... I'm sure it can be done, I just wouldn't want to. Too much at risk...
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If you are please be careful! I wouldn't want to drive mine in that... I'm sure it can be done, I just wouldn't want to. Too much at risk...
Nope, I don't even carry chains. I've always wondered in the back of my mind what it would be like to have the rear end slide out from under me, but that's a story I hope never to tell. Plenty of propane, food and libations on board, we planned for this snowfall and will stay cozy until it melts.
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What location is the snow where are you?
I see you are heading north. Weather is good in Seattle area.
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Just checked out the area on Wikipedia. I always thought of Flagstaff as being a warm area with no snow. Learn something new everyday>

"The annual snowfall averages 100.3 inches (255 cm), placing Flagstaff among the snowiest incorporated cities in the United States.[25] Overall, the city enjoys an average of 276 days without precipitation each year. Although snow often covers the ground for weeks after major winter storms, Flagstaff's relatively low latitude and plentiful winter sunshine quickly melt much of what falls, and persistent deep snowpack is unusual.[6] One notable exception occurred during the severe winter of 1915-1916, when successive Pacific storms buried the city under over 70 inches (178 cm) of snow , and some residents were snowbound in their homes for several days.[26]
Chart is on the site here.
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Nope, I don't even carry chains. I've always wondered in the back of my mind what it would be like to have the rear end slide out from under me, but that's a story I hope never to tell. Plenty of propane, food and libations on board, we planned for this snowfall and will stay cozy until it melts.
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Flagstaff's relatively low latitude and plentiful winter sunshine quickly melt much of what falls, and persistent deep snowpack is unusual
I don't believe that for a minute. We got stuck here at KOA for three days one November in 2007.
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Looks fun but cold Mike...
How does your heating keep up?
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Looks fun but cold Mike...How does your heating keep up?
No boondocking at this altitude, that's for sure! We use two liquid-filled radiators to keep us comfy overnight and use the furnace & the radiators during the day. The roof air heat strip comes into play should it get really chilly, but that is very seldom, if ever with the radiators. It's 5pm Arizona time and it's 70 in the coach.
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I'm sitting here in Hiawassee, Georgia at he Springstream rally in my 1987 345 enjoying the weather. It was cloudy but warn. There are 6 Air Stream motor homes here.
1 -1989 345
1 - 1987 345 ours
2 - ???? 310 [one painted silver]
1 - 1982 Funeral coach
1 - ????? Slant nose one.

This is the most that I've seen at a rally here.

I'll add some info on mine when I get some more time. Just thought some of you would like to know this.
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I'm sitting here in Hiawassee, Georgia at he Springstream rally in my 1987 345 enjoying the weather. It was cloudy but warn. There are 6 Air Stream motor homes here.
1 -1989 345
1 - 1987 345 ours
2 - ???? 310 [one painted silver]
1 - 1982 Funeral coach
1 - ????? Slant nose one.

This is the most that I've seen at a rally here.

I'll add some info on mine when I get some more time. Just thought some of you would like to know this.
We'd like it better if there were some pics.
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This what I did in the CLIPPER to hold the laptop so I can use the bigscreen GPS with Streets/Trips when travelling alone or when the navigator is asleep.
Oh - that is ingenious!

I have been planning - much to my wife's chagrin - to build a laptop stand in the front area, for that exact purpose: Use MS Streets & Trips as my GPS with the 15.9" screen.

I am going to plagerize just a litte - but my alteration that will make it a legal patent infringement is to use an upside-down wall-mounted TV holder, mounted to the doghouse. I have already got the wiring that allows me to switch the coach speakers (front and rear) from in-dash stereo to PC playing CDs or MP3s, and have the ability to isolate the front speakers (turn off the rears with a switch). Also, I can route the CB PA to the coach speakers so I can yell at the kids if necessary, and the PA is switchable to internal speaker hookup or external speaker horn.

The isle lights are a great idea! I am going to install little lamps (the license plate lights that are dome shaped) under the toe-kick in the kitchen, and by the bathroom so that kids don't make too much disturbance in the night when bathrooms are needed.

And now to something completely different...:
Today i saw a car-dolly that had lost its original fenders. The ownner had cut a tire with a larger diameter in half, and trimmed down the side walls, and used the two halves as replacement fenders!

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No boondocking at this altitude, that's for sure! We use two liquid-filled radiators to keep us comfy overnight and use the furnace & the radiators during the day. The roof air heat strip comes into play should it get really chilly, but that is very seldom, if ever with the radiators. It's 5pm Arizona time and it's 70 in the coach.
Hey Mike I thought you went south to get away from the cold. It was in the 50's here today. We even had the lawn mower out yesterday.

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Hey Mike I thought you went south to get away from the cold.
Left the heat and ran into winter! 19 degrees overnight. Pretty sights, though.
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Great Pics Mike, keep em coming!

My son is now living in Pheonix, so thats on the list for 2011... we will have to check that site out!
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My son is now living in Pheonix, so thats on the list for 2011... we will have to check that site out!
Make sure your cooling system is in tip-top shape. The pull up on I-17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff is a bearcat, especially in the 90+ degrees we pulled the other day!
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