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Old 05-18-2010, 10:31 AM   #29
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Glad you guys missed all the bad weather out that way in the past couple of days. Tought about you when the Weather Channel was showing hail. The weather here in Destin is beautiful! Keep the pics coming. I love that part of the country.
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What was the cause of the water heater failure to operate?
The Solenoid valve was stuck in the closed position. It was the actual valve that was the culprit. The solenoids themselves were still good. The tech was able to make the stuck valve work by removing the power connector to the solenoid valve, and then with the water heater switch in the 'on' position, tapping the wire connector to the shovel connector several times. This got the valve open and the heater fired, but as soon as it was shut off, it stuck again. We just had them replace the whole solenoid valve unit. We kept the old one for emergency use.

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Glad you guys missed all the bad weather out that way in the past couple of days. Tought about you when the Weather Channel was showing hail. The weather here in Destin is beautiful! Keep the pics coming. I love that part of the country.
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Glad to here that you are enjoying Destin. It got down to 37 degrees here in Cheyenne last night.

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love the Big Horns

have a great trip! I live next to the Big Horns, camp there every chance we get. Do you need hookups or do you do some boondocking? if it is the latter there are some moose viewing sites that are very private. By the way Moose is plural for Moose. On the Ranchester side, if you want to go for a drive to see some moose, take the Tie Flume road I believe it is numbered 26 on the highway 14. There are alway large bull moose there in the mornings. As far as the Buffalo, south side of the mountain, take sourdough road off of highway 16. It is marshy and I have never failed to see a moose there during the summer. Let me know if you boondock and I will give you some locations that I pull my 26' tradewind into with no problem, or if you want some detailed areas to visit for moose sightings.

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Just now spotted your thread. We got back from three months of snow birding last week, just in time for the 10 inch snow storm. Good thing you waited till this week to visit Cheyenne.

It would have been fun to meet up with you. We live only four blocks from the Capitol.

So where're the kayaks? We used ours a lot down on the Colorado River.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:00 PM   #34
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moosetags!
Sounds like a great trip! I'm loving the photos you got on your way...Great pics of Cheyenne and the North Texas area. With a name like moosetags, and me being from Wyoming, I was wondering if you were going to be hunting moose until I thought about the time of year!

The Thermop idea was a good one...especially this time of year! Still cool at night. Those hot springs feel wonderful at the Fountain of Youth Campground. Mid-winter this is a good place to go also!

I'm hoping to pick my trailer up in Billings in the next week or so and I'm thinking about camping in that area on the way back to Gillette. Post where you're camped and I may stop in to see you to meet another long-time Airstreamer.
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have a great trip! I live next to the Big Horns, camp there every chance we get. Do you need hookups or do you do some boondocking? if it is the latter there are some moose viewing sites that are very private. By the way Moose is plural for Moose. On the Ranchester side, if you want to go for a drive to see some moose, take the Tie Flume road I believe it is numbered 26 on the highway 14. There are alway large bull moose there in the mornings. As far as the Buffalo, south side of the mountain, take sourdough road off of highway 16. It is marshy and I have never failed to see a moose there during the summer. Let me know if you boondock and I will give you some locations that I pull my 26' tradewind into with no problem, or if you want some detailed areas to visit for moose sightings.

Have a great trip,
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Since you're right here in the town, Mary and I might get in touch with you also! We're new to trailering but have camped in a tent A LOT for the past 30 years. We need all the ideas and help we can get!
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:30 AM   #36
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First Mooses Sighted!!!

We drove over to Laramie today and started our Moose hunting activities. We went south of Laramie and didn't spot any Mooses until we crossed over into Colorado. We had two separate sightings.

The first was a large cow off at quite a distance in a field. When we first spotted her, she was in her kneeling eating position. We got a rel good look at her through binoculars, but the photos weren't real good because of the distance. This sighting was on Colorado 125.

The second sighting was a really good one along Colorado 14. She appeared to be a yearling cow who was meandering along the shoulder of the roadway. Unlike most that we have encountered this way, she didn't bolt into the woods. She seemed curious and watched us while remaining in close camera range, posing for pictures.

Both of these sightings were in the rain. It pretty much rained here all day. We also had snow flurries along Colorado 14 above the 9000 foot mark.

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Now that the hunting success has begun, see if you can get one with a pic of your AS in it!
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Greetings from Casper. We decided to lay over here in Casper for a couple of days and look around the area.

It rained the whole way up from Cheyenne. We got Lucy a site at the Casper KOA and proceeded to make camp in the rain and mud. As you would expect, the rain stopped as soon as we got Lucy hooked up.

We took a tour of downtown Casper and ate supper there. Casper is a really neat town with lots of nice historic historic building.

We're back in Lucy snuggled in for the night. Hopefully, this rain will quit by tomorrow. We are planning to take a run up toward Thermopolis.

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Lucy is still camped in Casper. We took a run over to Thermopolis, home of the world's largest mineral hot springs. It's a neat little town. The hot springs have been an attraction for over 100 years.

There are lots of Pronghorn Sheep along the route. Hell's Half Acre is also along the way. It is an oddity in the middle of pristine pasture land that is a mini badlands.

We didn't get back to Lucy until about dark. There was some rain, but generally a nice day.
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Last week of October last I did the same route across the panhandle - and got pounced on by a blizzard back just shy of visiting Folsom* New Mexico. Two feet of wet snow and alerts of shutting down the Interstates had me running away at warp speed to visit beautiful Amarillo instead...

*Folsom is the first spot in North America where evidence was found of human interaction with extinct megafauna, a stone point lodged in a Mastodon that was someones dinner 11,000 years ago... Folsom is back 16 or 20 miles from Raton if you have an itch to see 1920's Archaeology and modern interpretive museum!
(Folsom Man Site Tour ~ May 22nd, 2010 ~ Tour of the famous archeological site with experts on the subject!)

Video proof -- http://tinyurl.com/3yfqq6r

EDIT: Just noticed how out of date I was following this post - oops!
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Yes! Another of Lucy's adventures to look forward to. Our Airstream wants to grow up to be just like Lucy!!
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