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Old 05-26-2009, 08:13 PM   #57
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Day fourteen.

Hi, day fourteen we left Tacoma, Washington heading south to Oregon. We needed some supplies from Wal-Mart and thought we might get to spend the night for free in their parking lot. But same as St. George, Utah, they have a sign stating that we can't do that. We thought we could save a few dollars and travel time by dry camping in Wal-Mart's parking lot. So far we haven't and will be home in a few days. Top to bottom, or near bottom it is a long way through California. We ended up in "Rivers West RV Park" in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Nice place, but no Wifi, and no television. The first picture was taken in Wal-Mart's parking lot and the other two were taken from the camp ground in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:25 PM   #58
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Hi, as we were going south on I-5 we ended up behind another Air Forums member from Oregon. It looked like the tow vehicle was a Cheverolet Avalanch and the trailer looked to be an International 25'er with rear twins. You have Oregon plates with George Sutton frames. You also had an Air Forums sticker in the middle of your rear window. You turned off towards Corvalles and we turned too, but we had to stop for gas.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #59
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Day Fifteen.

Hi, this morning we left Myrtle Creek, Oregon and headed towards California. We stopped at a few Nice rest stops on the way. We think Oregon has the most and best rest stops. Although the first rest stop in California was really nice. Further into California, the temp began to rise. By time we passed Corning, it was 100 degrees. We ended up at "Almond Grove Mobile Home Park" in Williams, California. The first thing I did was to hook up the 30 Amp cord and turn on the air conditioner. It's hot!
I took these two pictures in a California rest stop because I seldom get the chance for a good profile picture of my vehicles connected and the hitch. This wasn't a really good rest stop nor was it a bad one, but a really hot one, so we didn't stay very long.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #60
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WOW what a trip! I haven't been online for several days since I have been away from internet and I have to say, you have put on the miles. Great pics, the Tetons looks superb. Thanks for sharing.
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There is a well-developed/preserved underground in Atlanta, GA, which seems to be primarily for nightlife----it is highly advertised and interesting to see for about 10 minutes (also free) but nothing with real holding power for daytime visitors unless you are interested in souvenir shops. Same premise, new town built over the old one.
The Atlanta Underground is a product of a combination of the modern age and age of the automobile. The streets of downtown Atlanta were too narrow to handle the influx of automobiles during the early part of the 20th century so the streets were elevated and built wider extending over the sidewalks and parapets of the buildings below. These viaducts became the new "street level" and as new buildings were built, they were aligned with the viaducts. The older buildings and ground level became the "underground".

The Underground Atlanta now consist mostly of a few souvenir shoppes and a food court plus a couple of pubs. I never go there at night and rarely go there during the day even when I work down town. The Underground Atlanta's current management has been in and out of bankruptcy several times over the past dozen or so years. Until the intimidation factor is removed, nothing will improve.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:59 AM   #62
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I looked up the Oregon statute referred to on the sign Bob photographed that said no RV parking in a Walmart lot. The statute defines anywhere RV's (among other things) park overnight as a "recreational park". That means a license, though there seem to be some ways around that, but you'd still have to go through a process. So this is not a statewide ban on free overnight parking at places like Walmart or Cracker Barrel, but provides a roadblock that they may not want to go through. I didn't research all the ins and outs of this or the state regulations for health or avoiding the license, but it seemed sewers are not required at free sites.

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Old 05-27-2009, 09:31 PM   #63
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Day sixteen.

Hi, this morning we left Williams; Again south bound towards home. We decided to make one last stop on the way. We passed hundreds of miles of farm land, mostly Almonds and Rice. Most of the trip was on flat land, but once again the temps reached 100 degrees. The Lincoln pulled the Safari at, mostly, 60 to 65 Mph all the way. When we hit Gorman we pulled the grade in second gear, 60 MPH, at 4,000 RPM. While all the cars passed us, we passed all the trucks. Over the mountain was our next destination, Pyramid Lake RV Resort. After setting up camp, we decided to take a walk. I almost stepped on a stick in the roadway, but my wife very suddenly let me know that I almost stepped on a snake. As we walked further we saw several rabbits, but still no Bears. We talked to the park owner and told him we saw a snake, but no Bears. As we talked to him he told us the Bear was still in the tree in front of their house right where we were standing. Sure enough there was a Bear in the tree so we took pictures for proof. [Finally a Bear sighting]
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:43 PM   #64
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We've stayed at Pyramid Lake RV Resort several times. Actually we live about 20 min South but it's a great runaway place.

Not the swankest place in Ca. but the pool is clean. The mini golf is free and the owners are incredibly nice people.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:16 PM   #65
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Hi, this is from our Williams camp sight. Wifi is weak; I will try to post more pictures.
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Great trip! We enjoyed taking it with you. You made me a believer with the Centramatics wheel balancing system. I am going to purchase a set. Was it easy for them to identify the application or would you pm me the part numbers. Maybe someday we will meet up somewhere.

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #67
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Hi, yikes; I almost stepped on this stick. Wait, that's not a stick, it moved. [SNAKE]
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Here.........Bear, Bear.

Hi, there is something big, cute, brown, and furry in this tree. Looks like a Bear to me.
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AWWWWW...cute little bear, as long as he/she stays up in that tree! Great trip, Bob and Lee. Thanks for taking us along. Boy that was fast! I am in the proccess of installing my new axles on the Trade Wind. Since I sprung all that money for the 2 axles, shocks backing plates and drums I added Centramatics to my shopping list. Our return from Casini Ranch toss bath and bedding onto the floor! We were going to need the axles soon anyway.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:39 PM   #70
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We've stayed at Pyramid Lake RV Resort several times. Not the swankest place in Ca. but the pool is clean. The mini golf is free and the owners are incredibly nice people.
Hi, so true and Lee speaks their language too.
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