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Old 09-16-2014, 09:48 PM   #225
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:33 AM   #226
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This morning, we got Lucy packed up in Jackson and headed out across Wyoming to Buffalo. We traveled east on two lane roads over to Casper. We jumped on I-25 there and continued up to Buffalo, Wyoming. There was gorgeous scenery throughout the route.

Along the way, we met another Airstream couple from Oregon, and spent some time visiting with them at a pull-off on the side of the highway. They were traveling to Wyoming to see their son.

We covered 400 miles today and arrived in Buffalo after dark. We got Lucy set up with the aid of flashlights. We got a site at the Indian Campground here in Buffalo. We are familiar with this campground as we have stayed here every year for the last six years. This is our home base for Moosing in the Bighorn National Forest.

We plan to stay here a few days, and explore the various Moosing Grounds in the area.

We are now settled in for the night.

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Old 09-17-2014, 07:02 AM   #227
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Love the bighorns. Have fun. We have seen a lot of moose there.
Too bad the 23FB didn't work out for you. I have never looked at a 25', because it would mean switching tow vehicles. Who knows. Someday.
Great pics. Keep me coming.
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Can you tell me what road picture #5 was taken?
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:50 PM   #229
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Why not a 27'? If we were going to do it over, I'd consider that strongly. When we made our original purchase, I didn't want to the 2 more feet and the 4,000 more dollars, but after 50,000 miles, I sure like the easy to get to and make bed in the 27'. Maybe I should sell you our 25' and we could get a 27—oh, I forgot, getting a 25' into the space at the new house is hard enough.

Did you get to walk around in lava tubes at Craters of the Moon NM? I think we were on part of the old highway in the Columbia Gorge to see the waterfalls—really challenging road for a trailer.

They had some sort of moose festival on Grand Mesa earlier this summer. I don't know whether any moose attended, but they say there are a lot of them there now. We visit up there every year and I still have never seen a moose there.

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Can you tell me what road picture #5 was taken?
I will try. I went through yesterday's photos and I believe that the photo you are asking about was taken on eastbound US 26 between Dubois and Burris, Wyoming.

The reason that we took the photos of this red rock feature was that it was quite out of place for the rest of the area. It was like we were suddenly transported to Utah.

I am posting the four photos that we took of this feature.

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Love the bighorns. Have fun. We have seen a lot of moose there.
Too bad the 23FB didn't work out for you. I have never looked at a 25', because it would mean switching tow vehicles. Who knows. Someday.
Great pics. Keep me coming.
We come to the Bighorn National Forest every year for Moose viewing. This is our eighth year in a row.

I am also sorry that the 23FB didn't work out for us, but at least with another 25FB, we know what we're getting into.

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Thanks Brian,
Those vast expanses of space look incredible in your pictures. The highway looks easy to travel too.
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Why not a 27'? If we were going to do it over, I'd consider that strongly. When we made our original purchase, I didn't want to the 2 more feet and the 4,000 more dollars, but after 50,000 miles, I sure like the easy to get to and make bed in the 27'. Maybe I should sell you our 25' and we could get a 27—oh, I forgot, getting a 25' into the space at the new house is hard enough.

Did you get to walk around in lava tubes at Craters of the Moon NM? I think we were on part of the old highway in the Columbia Gorge to see the waterfalls—really challenging road for a trailer.

They had some sort of moose festival on Grand Mesa earlier this summer. I don't know whether any moose attended, but they say there are a lot of them there now. We visit up there every year and I still have never seen a moose there.

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Hi Gene,

When we bought our 2005 25FB, the 27FB was not yet introduced, and the 25FB came in the queen bed configuration only. Old Lucy was one of the first ten 25FB's made with the door hinged at the rear. They quickly changed the door hinge to the front in the first month of production.

We considered all the models before we decided to go back to a 25FB. Old Lucy always fit comfortably in our driveway at home. We live on an alley which limits maneuvering room. New Lucy fit even better being two feet shorter and six inches narrower. A 27FB might push the envelope.

On the New New Lucy we are going with the twin bed configuration mainly to get the much more ample outside storage. The three outside storage compartments will be a great help in making and breaking camp. I will no longer have to put cords, hoses and tools in the tow vehicle or inside the trailer.

We did walk around some of the lava tubes at Craters of the Moon.

We did the entire Columbia River Historic US 30 with the long bed crew cab pick-up pulling Lucy. We didn't find the highway itself too bad, but the parking areas (designed in 1916) were not RV friendly. We were lucky and it was not very crowded that day. We were able to find a spot for Fred and the girls at each spot that we wanted to stop.

We'll look into the Grand Mesa Moose Festival.

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Thanks Brian,
Those vast expanses of space look incredible in your pictures. The highway looks easy to travel too.
The vastness of Wyoming is incredible. We have been here a number of times, and are still awed each time.

US 26 from Moran Junction to Shoshoni is an easy drive with Fred and the Girls even though we are we are nearly 47 feet long. At Shoshoni, we opted to take the slightly longer route to Buffalo via US 26 to Casper and north to Buffalo on I-25. Due to the hour, we did not want to go north to Worland and have to face US 16, through Ten Sleep, over the Big Horns, to Buffalo in the dark.

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I will try. I went through yesterday's photos and I believe that the photo you are asking about was taken on eastbound US 26 between Dubois and Burris, Wyoming.

The reason that we took the photos of this red rock feature was that it was quite out of place for the rest of the area. It was like we were suddenly transported to Utah.

I am posting the four photos that we took of this feature.

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I believe that red rock formation is the Goose Egg Sandstone. It's very striking west of Kaycee up the Mayoworth and Slip Roads. I think it is County Road 191, near Hole in the Wall. You gain a lot of elevation on the Slip Road, so you can see hundreds of miles to the east. If you have time, its a beautiful drive. However, there aren't likely to be may moose out there.

I drove by the Indian Campground this afternoon. I thought I'd say hi, but you werern't out and about, and I didn't want to disturb you.
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I believe that red rock formation is the Goose Egg Sandstone. It's very striking west of Kaycee up the Mayoworth and Slip Roads. I think it is County Road 191, near Hole in the Wall. You gain a lot of elevation on the Slip Road, so you can see hundreds of miles to the east. If you have time, its a beautiful drive. However, there aren't likely to be may moose out there.

I drove by the Indian Campground this afternoon. I thought I'd say hi, but you werern't out and about, and I didn't want to disturb you.
Thanks for the info. We went up into the Mountains early this morning, but came back to the campground around noon. We'd love to meet you. My cell is 850-830-9444.

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Here's my small world story for the day.

I've been in the John Day area of eastern Oregon for the last few days in a BLM campground where my usually reliable internet was non existent. This morning I moved to Clyde Holliday State Park and with the Internet back, I checked out Airforums, including this thread.

One of the things I noticed was the picture of that cool Ultra Van a few posts ago. A few minutes later the very same one entered the campground, me looking at them while they looked at my shiny Airstream.

They've been all over with it, being motivated along with a 110 HP Corvair and a Powerglide. Still a work in progress inside but pretty flawless outside.

Pretty darn cool, but I think I'll stay with the Airstream.
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Lucy is camped in Buffalo, Wyoming. This morning we got out by 7:30 and went into the Bighorn National Forest in pursuit of Mooses. We stopped at McDonald's on the way out of town and got some breakfast to take with us. It was a beautiful morning, and the scenery going up into the mountains was breathtaking. We hit all the usual Moose haunts and the back Forest Roads. We did not have a single moose sighting in any of the usual places.

We came back to town around noon. We got Fred a tank full of diesel and got some shipments of Moose Tags off at the Buffalo Post Office.

This afternoon we made contact with a local Airstreamer who has restored a 1962 Airstream Trade Wind. We went by his garage here in Buffalo and were given a tour of this beautifully restored vintage Airstream. This trailer is fifty-two years old and is polished to a mirror finish. Even the original 1962 Dometic Refrigerator has also been restored to like new condition.

After our tour, we headed back up into the Forest. No luck on any Moose sightings, but we did see a large Bull Elk on one of the back Forest Roads. We stayed in the Forest until dark before making our way down the Mountain and back to Lucy.

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