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Old 05-07-2007, 06:01 PM   #29
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What a great looking dog, if we get a chance we certainly will say hey for you.

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Thanks Mac. The problem with him he's knows only two speeds. Sleep and 110%. We head out on our maiden voyage in a week with our newly bought 2000 34' (our first RV). The dog will definitely be a test as we're taking him with us.

Enjoy your vacation too and we also plan on heading west in September and I've already booked an RV space in Yellowstone.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:06 AM   #30
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pandorf,
Congratulations on your new AS. I am sure you are going to really enjoy it. Best wishes and safe travels to you and yours.
Maybe we will meet at a rally somewhere. Have you joined WBCCI? We belong to a great group Eastern North Carolina Unit and look forward to see them at the 50th International in Perry.

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Old 05-12-2007, 04:23 AM   #31
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Thumbs up Almost ready......

Well final checks are underway. We took a test run yesterday to Myrtle Beach (157 miles) to Camping World. That propane leak was really bugging me so I bought a leak detector from a local gas company (expensive!) and found gas coming out of too many places on the original furnace. We opted to buy a new furnace NT 34000 to replace the original NT 30000. We lucked out calling CW on Thursday and getting an appointment on Friday. No more leaks! Wheels and tires ran cool, bought a few items for the International (end cap with grey water hose attachment, flat tire changing ramp (for dual axels), etc.
Any ways we are down to loading today and checking weights, going to graduation ceremonies, celebrating Mother's day tomorrow then Monday...... we're off.
More to come.......

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Old 05-12-2007, 06:57 AM   #32
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We will post pictures and comments as we go (does anyone know a quick and easy way without having to go into photoshop and edit?)

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Mac, I post pictures here all the time without Photoshop. The trick is to take the photos at low res, or "normal" setting on your digital camera, save them to your computer, and upload them to the forums from your computer. Piece of cake. I posted all the photos of our new trailer here i about 5 minutes, from plugging in the camera to the 'puter, to the pictures appearing here. If you want to take hi-res photos for your own uses, and don't want to keep messing with the settings on yourcamera, you could get a cheap (like $50) digital camera. set it to the low setting, and use it to dump photos here, the poorer quality pictures won't be evident at the resolution the forums can handle.
Good luck on your trip, we may even see you somewhere during it .
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:58 AM   #33
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Mac and Linda,

I wish God speed and safe passage for you. I have been closely following your thread and am learning from it.

We will be starting our grand adventure the last week of October and are very much looking forward to it. I have all summer to learn how to stuff an airstream and keep within the weight restrictions.

Take lots of pictures for the rest of us to follow along with your dream.

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:34 AM   #34
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Thanks Terry and Marie we appreciate the info on posting the pictures and the best wishes. We will do our best to post pictures and updates as often as we can.

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:39 AM   #35
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Mac and Linda,

Sounds like a great trip!!! What about a stop at Highland Haven Airstream Park?? We would love to have you for a night or more!!! Here is our link

http://vahighlandhaven.org/

We have 4 or 5 formum members that are usually up at Highland Haven.

Hope to see you soon!!!
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:58 AM   #36
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Abe and Melissa,
Thank you, Highland Haven is on our list of places to visit but probably not this time around. Our first stop will be in Shenandoah Jct., WV for an overnight on the old family farm and a quick check my 90 year old Uncle.

Hopefully we will get up there in the Fall sometime.

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Old 05-17-2007, 12:19 PM   #37
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Go!

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Well I tried to post Monday before we left home but couldn't get access and did not get any until visiting the Mifford Public library in Michigan.


Day 1.... loaded everyone and animals then weighed the vehicles at Southern States scale on the way out of town - weight was within the margins and we drove the I95 gauntlet up to Shenandoah Jct., WV and boondocked in my Uncles driveway on the farm. The dog loves that place.

Day 2 we stopped to visit my uncle in Martinsburg, WV and then drove to Brookville, OH KOA. We visited with some coaching friends we had not seen for about 15 years, we enjoyed our visit and the home made cherry pie. Had pretty bad front go through with pea sized hail and a ton of lightning and rain. Discovered a leak, probably from the wind driven rain into the Fantastic fan.


Day 3 we visited Wright Patterson Air Force Museum - wish we had more time. Three Air Force One planes on Base then three huge hangers full of planes from all eras. They even had one that saved my buns in Viet Nam a B-29. A must see for history buffs......we continued on to the Tin Can Tourist Rally in Milford, MI. Several airstreams already on site and more arriving.

I will try to get back here tomorrow with the camera and down load the pictures I have to date ...... weather is cool and drizzling.


Day 4 - Slept in, set up satellite dish did some shopping and visited the library.

Later,

Mac and Linda, Buckeye, Squeeker and Princess
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:42 PM   #38
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If you're in the UP area of MI, be sure to get some pasties
(pronounced pass-tees)......they are these wonderful meat and vegetable pies that you hold by the crust and eat from the middle. I guess the only place one can get them is in that particular area of MI.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:47 PM   #39
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I would want to take a card like the Verizion pc card. We have been traveling with one for about a year and a half. I can't imagine not having it while we are going down the road and also once you are stopped. It lets you check out camp grounds, check weather, get info on towns and cities, keep up with the forum!, stay in touch via email etc. etc. For us it is a must have!
It sounds like a great trip! Be sure and have some fun!
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:58 PM   #40
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I would want to take a card like the Verizion pc card

Does anyone make a device (I'll be the first to admit that I'm pretty stoopid when it comes to these computer gadgets) that will connect the modem in a laptop (apple, specifically) to a regular cell phone? We occasionally luck out and find a wireless connection, but if I could plug the computer into the cell and dial up the service,,,after the free minutes kick in....maybe I wouldn't have to wade through 250 e-mails when we do find a signal. I'd rather do that than get a separate phone bill for the number assigned to the pc card.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:38 AM   #41
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There was frost on the AS this morning

Day 5 -
There was frost on the AS this morning, many more trailers came in yesterday to the TCT Rally, there is a parade this afternoon and a trailer light display this evening. I will take pictures to post here soon. Atmosphere is very laid back and enjoyable.

Thank you for your comments.

I must be road weary, the plane that saved my buns in Viet Nam was a B-52.

I met the owner of a 1930's Bowlus this morning at coffee from Illinois and will stop by his trailer this afternoon to check it out - took him 10 years to restore. He restored antique airplanes for a living and is working on projects in retirement.

More later........

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I must be road weary, the plane that saved my buns in Viet Nam was a B-52.

I was wondering about that B-29..lol. I am a Viet Nam vet and for the life of me I can't remember a B-29 . I think my uncle flew a B-29 in Dub ya Dub ya 2. All in fun.
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