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Old 06-28-2007, 10:24 AM   #29
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I have been out for two + years and I remember the FUN of getting rid off my stuff, but it was the best thing I ever did.
You will forget the interstate's after a while and enjoy the less traveled back roads.
I am in Salem, OR. till end of Sept for medical reasons, so if you get near drop me a line.
I will be in Yellowstone from 4 - 18 Aug and will be Beverly Beach Run the last weekend in Sept.
Have fun.

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Old 06-28-2007, 10:28 AM   #30
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BTW Georgia, thanks for your tips about Yellowstone. We have been trying to pull together a last minute trip, and availability INSIDE the Park is pretty awful. Immediately outside the Park, alas, has not been much better. We hope to find a good solution.

We will be meeting friends in Yellowstone July 7-10. Afterwards, we may head toward less populous destinations.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:50 PM   #31
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You will forget the interstate's after a while and enjoy the less traveled back roads. Don
Hey Don,

I used to live in Beaverton, OR, a beautiful state. I'm looking forward to visiting there again.

I much prefer the backroads and the adventures they provide, but I am wary of the unknown road conditions. I need to build a level of confidence and the skills necessary to avoid the obvious "traps" when towing. An earlier post correctly reminded me of the steep roads and the perils envolved when in the mountains.

One step at a time is the plan I'm on.

Thanks, Bill
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:06 PM   #32
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An earlier post correctly reminded me of the steep roads and the perils envolved when in the mountains.
Remember, I found out the hard way that just because a line indicating a road is straight on a map, does NOT mean it does not go up and down. A lot.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:14 PM   #33
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Hi Bill -

If you are coming through the KC area we are just 20 minutes north, and have plenty of parking space. You can't go through KC without stopping for BBQ. And be sure that you drive through the Flint Hills at least once in your travels. Who said Kansas isn't pretty?
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:20 PM   #34
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Hi Bill -

If you are coming through the KC area we are just 20 minutes north, and have plenty of parking space. You can't go through KC without stopping for BBQ.
I may surprise you and take you up on that parking space, Beth, and maybe we can try some of that Kansas BBQ. I'll keep your post as a reference. Bill
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:11 PM   #35
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"No where to go and all day to get there" didn't have $3 gallon fuel!

I fear going on the road now w/ $3 gas, if my disability check budget gets applied to TV gasoline I am allowed 100 miles per day. May your money hold out longer than you planned, mine sure isn't...
I only get a disability check also....and it is not that much. The trick for me is by going to the airstream parks...like Top of Georgia... I stay for the month for $180. Maybe 2 months. It has some nice nearby towns.

I am also considering some deals with a "share" and then I spend $380 A YEAR for whatever plus another $400 - $500 A YEAR for taxes on a lot or cabana in Texas. Who knows, but I can't travel thousands of miles but I can base myself and explore within 200 to 400 miles for a "change". Hey, with a V10 pulling the Silver Hut to Perry, I got about 9 mpg. Plus, I have met some of the greatest people.... much nicer than the folks for where I use to live.

So... with a on my face.... onward I go.....
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #36
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OK guys, you need to see this! Photos!

Today, was one of your typical hot, HUMID Alabama days, UGH, not a fit place to live!

One of my five daughters came down from Huntsville today and got the stuff she has bought at a VERY fair "family" price and some more "free" stuff, and that combined with what I have already sold in garage sales has just about cleaned me out! I'm almost LIBERATED! Hooray!

Only got the Fridge/Freezer, 1 tall Bookcase, 2 stands with wheels, Food Processor, one nice bedroom lamp, a small portable file drawer w/lid, Clothes Hamper and a New King size Comforter,....oh, and this GREAT Computer System from which I write this message!! Progress is being made and I am smiling!

Looks like August 1st is a very good objective time for departure.

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Old 06-29-2007, 07:54 PM   #37
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I was gonna post photos of how this place looks.......but decided against It. Bill
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:12 PM   #38
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I was gonna post photos of how this place looks.......but decided against It. Bill
Too empty? I know the feeling. We wound up calling an auction company to pick up the rest of our stuff that might sell, and Salvation Army to pick up the rest.
Do you have a laptop yet, or are you going to try using the desktop?
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:53 AM   #39
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Do you have a laptop yet, or are you going to try using the desktop?
Yes, I have an HP LapTop w/ a 15" wide screen. That was one of the first things I purchased when I thought about extended living in the AS. It will also serve as my HDTV, DVD player, CD player, and many other things. I would be lost without access to a Computer. I use it for EVERYTHING....email, bill paying, transfering funds between accounts, stock trading, ordering on-line, selling/buying on eBay, research, educating myself on any subject, etc. Because I use it so much, I am a little anxious about getting easy access to the Internet while traveling. Bill
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:50 AM   #40
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bill, congrats on full time, getting internet on the road i use at&t aircard pluged into the pcmcia slot on my laptop. i bought an antenna at the flying 'j' truck stop for my outside antenna. this thing is two feet high, used a welding ground lead magnetic for the base to mount on the roof of my argosy(steel end caps) unlimited internet is about $75 a month. jeff
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:35 AM   #41
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lebolewis - a service like https://www.backup.com/ would be a worthy investment when you run the risk of crash, theft or other loss of your anchor machine.. That and multiple on-site back ups (thumbdrives & external HD) and I might trust using just one machine for 'everything'...
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Your last post is old. where r u now. I full timed for 6 yrs after selling everything I owned. It is important that you plan your exit strategy...didnít and it was costly. During the those year I upgrade two buses 40 to 43'. Loved the time on the road. You said you were going follow the Lewis and Clark. Highly recommend it. Nice lay back campground is in Orofino where they built the canoes and set off down the clear water for the trip to the west. If going south avoid White Hill Summit at 4450 feet up or down white knuckle. I had a hard time going up with a 450 diesel at 5 to 10 mph!
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