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Old 08-04-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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Post On the way back home

We are now in Van Horn, Texas. We left Annacortes ,Wa. 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Went down the Oregon coast down 101 stayed ay Camp kiwanda and Gold Beach. Willets, Ca. and Lodi, Ca. On to Barstow, Ca. and then to Phoenix, Az. Stayed in Tucson a couple of nights for warranty work and to replace a rear panel damaged by an RV park employee who backed me into a tree. On to Lordsburg, NM. We have been on the road since July 1st. From FTL, Fl. to this point over 6800 miles, Too short of a time too many miles. In this time frame we stayed a week in Annacortes for boat business and elsewhere one night stands except for friday and saturday nights. Since this is our first trip except for picking the 31 classic up at Colonial down to FTL we have learned quite a bit about what not to do. Scratch the generators scratch the monaque folding bike that never made it out of the suburban, too tired after 350-500 miles to do anything but hookup water and sewer and make dinner. Only unhitched if we stayed more than overnight. Here in Van Horn we had a conversation with a Homeland Security agent, amoing other things there are ordinances about boondocking even out here, Alien traffic just across the nearby mountain, roadrunners and coyotes roam this KOA. Wild Javelina's (boars) cross through...make sure you dump the garbage! Gravitated in thinking from primitive backwoods to concrete level patio pads with 1/2 million dollar "Big Rigs". Check advertsements for "Big Rig Friendly". keywords for classier amenities.

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Old 08-04-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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Sounds like you spent way too much time behind the wheel and not enough enjoying where you were at. I will take tall pines and no hookups over a cement slab any time, but that is me.

Sorry to hear about the damage to your trailer. Did Oasis do a good job on the repairs. The place does not look like much, but they have a good reputation for their service work.

Hopefully you will find the type of camping that fits you and have better trips in the future.



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Old 08-04-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Sounds like an exciting trip. I hope that the aliens you were warned about were the kind from mexico and not the ones from the Planet Zoltar.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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I know back in late May aliens were possibly seen in southern WA state. Something about area 31 I think or something along those lines, and given you were recently in WA for a period of time...............I can now understand why the fine folks at Homeland would be talking to you .

Road trips like the one you are on are hard on the body and the mind. Hopefully soon you will be able to take a trip where R&R are the key components and you can truly enjoy your Airstream.

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