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Old 07-27-2010, 08:58 AM   #29
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On our recent trip, days would go by with Airstreams and then a couple in a short time. They seem to ruin in bunches. There is some sort of cosmic meaning to this but just what it is, escapes me.

Did you see any late 60's Dodge trucks?

And if you haven't been through Ft. Collins in many years, you'll find it has grown exponentially, not necessarily for the best.

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Old 07-27-2010, 09:35 AM   #30
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I-70 & Kansas in late July? I'd be all-nighter driving no metter how anti-social it seems to the passengers
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:23 AM   #31
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They seem to ruin in bunches.
That guy has to learn to type.

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Old 07-27-2010, 01:48 PM   #32
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Hampstead,
Are you moving back to Montana?
What kind of price gouging have you seen in South Dakota? I'll be going through their in mid September.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:26 PM   #33
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Taking a break in Hot Springs (northwest of Butte), I saw what looked like a '68 Dodge Utiline sitting next to a barn. Otherwise, it's been slim pickings on 60s era Dodge trucks. And I'm surely the only person dumb enough to haul one 2500 miles on a trailer.

It's been many years for Fort Collins. Fortunately, I don't remember it well enough to be disappointed. I suppose it's like Spokane. When I attended Gonzaga years ago, Spokane was just a cow town. Nowadays, it's all sharp edges. Too big, too dirty, too city.

As for moving, I know we're leaving Maryland next year (probably summer). I know we'll be towing a '67 Airstream Overlander no matter how "finished" it is by then. I know we'll have a different tow vehicle, probably a 3/4 to 1 ton with a utility body. I hope to be spending the fall hunting and fishing in Montana and then tin canning around the country for a bit. After full-timing wears thin (or the money runs out), we'll be looking to settle somewhere in the Mountain West. I'd love western Montana or Idaho. I'd settle for somewhere close enough to see the family more often. It all depends on the job market. I'm going to have to talk someone into letting me run a city... or find honest work.

As for the price gouging, I'm already seeing the "Sturgis" run up all along I-90. Hopefully, things will settle down after the rally. By September, you may be able to get decent deals, but I can't say that I had many decent meals in South Dakota. Maybe just bad luck?
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:40 PM   #34
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The rally monkey

makes it to the Little Big Horn.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:44 PM   #35
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The Great Plains

Wouldn't you know it... the only time I bottomed out the trailer hitch jack? Crow Agency, Montana.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:45 PM   #36
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Made it to NW Montana yesterday. The D200 survived as did the car trailer. We didn't see any much in the way of Airstreams, but we did see a couple of Airstreams running together headed south out of Flathead Lake country. The return trip should be must faster (and easier without the load on).
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Hows the weather? (Tired of 94F and 60-90% humidity, here).
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:41 AM   #38
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It's beautiful Montana summer weather. It's been in the 50s overnight. I don't think we've hit 90 yet. Hit a local rodeo last night and had perfect shirtsleeve weather. There's a bit of rain (unusual) which bumps the humidity, but it's a sweater day today. I'm not looking forward to the hazy, hot and humid clime of Maryland... though that's a week of driving and college visiting away.
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Sounds lovely. It was in the mid-90's when we went through 2 weeks ago, but you may be in higher elevation.

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:42 PM   #40
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On the way back.... We had an easy day yesterday, spending time in Kalispell, MT and Missoula, MT, with family. Today was a 700 mile adventure ending in Casper, WY. We're on to Fort Collins, Colorado tomorrow for a look at CSU.

After swearing I wouldn't return, we stopped again at Crow Agency where I saw the single largest pothole I've ever seen in a parking lot. And the gas pump didn't work. And the restrooms hadn't been cleaned in... well, let's just say I'd rather use the spot-a-pot at the county fair. On the positive side, I bought fry bread for my wife and daughter and it didn't last long.

The choice now is how to get to mid-Missouri... I-80 through Nebraska or I-70 through Kansas? Mapquest says I-80 is shorter. Any road reports? Of course, the Wizard of Oz museum is only a few miles off I-70... wife is a big fan. I'm looking forward to our grand tour where we can drop off the Airstream and operate leisurely out of a base camp rather than trying to do 5,000 miles in two weeks.
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I favor I-70. I think it has less traffic and doesn't lead you directly to the Ill.-Ind.-Ohio toll roads. It also will take you right to Md.

I'd rather not take either, but sometimes you just have to eat the miles.

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Nebraska may be a touch less boring but expect 20+ miles of lane closures & tomorrows' NE forecast puts you in more storm zones than the Kansas I-70 will...

A few years back I changed my mind traveling and cut across between 70/80 and really enjoyed the change...
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