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Old 05-03-2011, 09:26 PM   #15
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:40 PM   #16
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I'm Eating My Heart Out.

SuEllyn and Brian:
I'll look forward to traveling with you and Lucy. Thanks for taking me and the Forums crew along with you on your adventures. It's great that I can be in your rearview mirror at least digitally.

Have a great trip.

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Lucy Made it to Arkansas

It was a long day for Lucy today. She did 525 miles from Helen, Georgia to Forrest City, Arkansas. We traveled across the Mountains of North Georgia into Chattanooga, Tennessee. We then headed across a portion of Tennessee, into Alabama, across Mississippi, back into Tennessee at Memphis, and into Arkansas. Most of today's route was along US Highways. We did very little Interstate Highway travel today.

In northern Alabama we saw several pockets of devastation where the recent tornadoes had come through. We saw several homes that were completely destroyed along US 72. As we approached the Mississippi River, we started to notice many farm fields that were under water. Several exits along I-40 were closed as the exit ramp ran directly into the water.

Lucy is spending the night in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Forrest City, Arkansas. We're using one of the generators for power. We won't need any a/c tonight. The temperature is down into the 40's

Her are a couple of pictures that we took today along the Ocoee River in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.

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Old 05-05-2011, 05:32 AM   #18
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Hi Brian ,
We have met at the canopener a couple of years ago. Good to see ya`ll at TOG. Its a great park and i hope you can visit up there more often. Have a safe journey.
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If gooses are geese, why aren't mooses meese?


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Old 05-05-2011, 07:45 AM   #20
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Brian, have safe trip and please keep us informed. I see on the news that I 40 in Ark. is closed. Watch out, be safe but have a great time! jim
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:18 AM   #21
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Lots of Mooses to be seen in Colorado on Road 10, aka Laramie River Road, from Chambers lake near the summit of Cameron Pass to Laramie WY. take highway 14 up Poudre Canyon from Fort Collins.
If Lucy happens to be "in the neighborhood" the weekend of May 12-15 (TH-F-S-S) she might be heading for the Fort Collins Lakeside KOA! Rumor has it there's a big DenCO Unit Maintenance Rally going on which somebody (uh, me!) is hosting and somebody else (Aerowood + 43 others, many of which you will recognize from AirForums) are gathering.

Maybe Lucy would like to meet Birdy, et al...

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I LOVE the Big Horns! I spent a great week camped on the edge of Crazy Woman Creek in a pop up the summer I took my prelims. Have a great time and post lots of pictures!!!!!!!
Wow, love the name of THAT place! Another destination for our list.


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We camped in the Bighorns last summer and had a wonderful time. It was our first trip to that part of the world and we loved it! We did our best to find some moose, but no luck. The locals said that for some reason moose spotting was a bit slow that summer. But we plan to get back there again soon. Maybe we'll have better luck. But even without the moose the Bighorns were spectacular. I'm looking forward to following Lucy's latest adventure!
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:49 AM   #25
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Brian,

Looks like you'll be either north or west of here or I'd suggest you stop by. No mooses here, but if you put several mule deers together (we have lots of mule deers) you get a moose. Sometimes elks come by—2 elks = 1 moose; 4 mule deers = 1 moose.

I hope you find the truck camper that works for you. Back in the late '90's I had a client who bought another Denver area brand and we had to fight to get things fixed properly—some was, some wasn't. I'd hate to see you buy something from a company that's is so far from home and have warranty issues. I'd compare closely with nationally known brands. Once you get a camper, what are you going to do with the cap?

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A horny truck camper . . .

Hi Brian:

You may have already considered Alaskan Campers, "it raises - it lowers", for your new truck. An Alaskan Camper would wonderfully compliment Lucy because, as shown below, its name plate features the large horns from your favorite wild animal.

Some Alaskan Camper history with pictures can be read here: Slide-in Camper, Alaskan Campers. Inc. - Alaskan Pickup Truck Camper RV a slide-in pop-up camper for those who camp.

And most fitting trip wise, there is an Alaskan Camper dealer in Fort Collins, CO, very convenient to the Denver Unit Maintenance Rally mentioned by Shari:

ED CARROLL MOTOR COMPANY
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Hope you can drop by our Maintenance Rally. Fair winds!
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Hi Brian:

You may have already considered Alaskan Campers, "it raises - it lowers", for your new truck. An Alaskan Camper would wonderfully compliment Lucy because, as shown below, its name plate features the large horns from your favorite wild animal.

Some Alaskan Camper history with pictures can be read here: Slide-in Camper, Alaskan Campers. Inc. - Alaskan Pickup Truck Camper RV a slide-in pop-up camper for those who camp.

And most fitting trip wise, there is an Alaskan Camper dealer in Fort Collins, CO, very convenient to the Denver Unit Maintenance Rally mentioned by Shari:

ED CARROLL MOTOR COMPANY
3001 South College Ave.
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970- 226-3000
Ed Carroll Motor Company

Hope you can drop by our Maintenance Rally. Fair winds!
We were at the Alaskan dealer in Fort Collins last summer shopping the Alaskan. We really liked it, but the east/west sleeping arrangement and the lack of an inside shower were deal breakers. We really liked the campers though. They are way cool.

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Lucy had a long day

We were up early this morning. The generator made it through the night without having to be gassed-up. We ran into Wal-Mart for a few things which was easy as Lucy woke up in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

We got Lucy packed-up and got her on the road by 8:30. We didn't get very far before we found that I-40 was closed because a section of the roadway was under water. We were put on a detour route that put us about 40 miles out of our way. That wasn't a big deal except covering that 40 miles took just under 5 hours. the traffic was extremely heavy and consisted mostly of trucks. During this slow moving traffic we saw quite a few homes and other buildings under water near the highway.

We continued on to Enid, Oklahoma. Because of the long delay, we didn't arrive at the campground until 9:30. By the time we made camp, it was after 10.

We have stopped here in Enid to visit an old friend.

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