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Old 03-02-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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I live in Blaine, WA, known as the "4th Corner" town of the U.S., where the Canadian border runs into the Pacific.

In a week, my wife and I will head southeast, go through Boise and Salt Lake City, and (weather permitting) cross the Rockies to Colorado Springs.

There we'll pick up our new Bambi 75th Anniversary unit and (weather permitting again) head back to the Northwest. We'll take about two weeks on the trip, and hope to visit Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, and hopefully even Glacier (needless to say, weather permitting).

I don't have any specific questions right now, but certainly will two weeks from now!

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums from the other extreme corner of Washington!
You'll find lots of helpful info and folks here.

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Old 03-03-2007, 05:43 AM   #3
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Nice, welcome and good luck on you "voyage"
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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Congrats hankthyank!

We purchased our 75th back in the fall.. you'll love it! Unfortunately we have only driveway camped for a night in it, so we'll be breaking ours in, in the spring.

Guess that means we'll be down to about 36 or so 75th units left on dealers lots.

Any questions, I'd be glad to help. I am pretty much documenting everything on the 75th as we go as well... see Camp ADK - The 40 Winker - Dave and Kates 75th Anniversary 19ft Bambi Airstream

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Old 03-03-2007, 09:08 AM   #5
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Enjoy your trip and new trailer Hanktheyank. I can't speak to the other places but having spent many many years around Glacier Park it is beautiful anytime of the year but can also be a real bear to enjoy if it's snowing. It's been 20 years since we were back that way but I think this summer we may give it a shot.

Have fun and take lots of pictures to share.

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Old 03-03-2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum!! You're trip is just in time for the arrival of "warm" weather in Eastern Wa. and Idaho. Maybe some of that snow will now go away.
Enjoy the new rig.
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:23 AM   #7
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Hey Hank, welcome aboard!

I used to live in Everett (or Ever-Wet as we called it ) and would go up to Blaine from time to time. I remember there was a really great Calphalon outlet up there where I got all my cookware at a huge discount.

That'll be a great trip. I've done the trip you're getting ready to, only I didn't have an RV at the time and just stayed in hotels. Yellowstone is awesome. You'll love it!

Rushmore is cool. I've been there twice. They built the parking area up there now to where it looks like Disney World. Before, there was a whole lot less concrete. But it's still very cool. If you get a picture of Crazy Horse, please post it. It wasn't done when I was there last.

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Old 03-03-2007, 12:21 PM   #8
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Welcome from North of the border! Sounds like a nice little trip. Be sure and post pictures when you return!
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #9
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Hank;

I also live in Blaine and have a 25' Safari on order. Is it possible we know each other?
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:08 PM   #10
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Rushmore is cool. I've been there twice. They built the parking area up there now to where it looks like Disney World. Before, there was a whole lot less concrete. But it's still very cool. If you get a picture of Crazy Horse, please post it. It wasn't done when I was there last.
Here are a couple pictures taken in Aug 06. We've always enjoyed the Black Hills area.
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Good pics Rich. Thanks!

Last time I came through there I'd been married for a year. Now it's nearly ten years and have two cherubs in the mix. I have to get the Excella all fixed up and take the whole crew out there.

See ya on the road!
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:17 PM   #12
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congratulations on your new "family member". i'm sure this will be just the first of many exciting and fulfilling trips in your future. welcome and when you get back please post some pictures for us.
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:02 PM   #13
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Welcome!

We've stayed at Semi-Ah-Moo, and I flew small plane from Blaine to tour San Juans... Gorgeous in summer... You gotta take trailer to San Juan Island and Orcas Island on the ferry...

Good luck with tour, but best advice is to assume some issues and don't be in hurry to drive away from dealer on delivery day.. Make sure everything is working, and try to spend night there if possible...

And as for drive home, be real careful and think twice or three times before deciding to tow in snow or ice... Better to be camped somewhere an extra day than arguing with insurance adjustors or worse...
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