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Old 07-09-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
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The Hagarstream is on the road

After all the last minute work we are finally on the road. We left Port Angeles Thursday afternoon and made it to Oak Bay for a visit with Mike Leary and his moho Bess. A pleasent evening and a few pics and this morning off to to Yakima for a visit with my cousin. Tomorrow heading East. More to come.

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Old 07-10-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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We had a nice visit with my cousin in Yakima and headed down the road as far as Nampa just outside of Boise. It was an interesting drive over the Emmigrant Pass, about 12 miles of 5% to 6% grade. The temp got up to about 200 deg. and we made a bit of black smoke but that was it. The old diesel just purred along.

We bought a Mifi device from Verison and it's doing great on Irene's net book but my laptop won't sign on to it. We've been playing with it unsuccessfully for two days with no luck.

Here's a pic of the Hagarstream at the Tea Pot gas station. How's that fo two icons?

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Old 07-10-2011, 09:27 PM   #3
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"Tomorrow heading East. More to come." How far east?? New England? If so you should stop by the boat shop in northern New York.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:40 AM   #4
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"Tomorrow heading East. More to come." How far east?? New England? If so you should stop by the boat shop in northern New York.
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We have a family reunion in thr Bridgeport, Conn. area and after that we plan to head up to New Brunswick for the other side of the family. After that we we see how we feel.

Today we had a pleasant drive across Idaho on a little two lane road called Hwy 20. Very little traffic with few hills, many farms and lots of windy plains. It was 103 deg. as we passed through the little town of Casey. We stopped at the Craters of the Moon National Monument and toured through the lava beds. Also picked up my Golden Age Pass now that I am finally eligible. From there we passed the town of Arco which was the first city in the world to be lit by atomic power. Then we entered the area known as the Idaho National Laboratory. There we found the EBR-I Atomic Museum. This is the first power plant in the world to produce usable electricity using atomic energy. It is a very small facility but it is very interesting as you can see the actual basketball sized core and reactor. Upstairs was the control room and small steam turbine and generator. And to top it off it was free.

Tonight we are in a nice park in Teton Valley near the town of Victor. Tomorrow we head up through Grand Teton National Park and into Yellowstone.

Cheers, Dan

Here are a few pics including Hagar keeping an eye on things and then telling me what I did wrong. I'll post more pics tomorrow.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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Hi, Dan. Have a good trip. Last time we went to the Lava beds, it was so windy, that you could hardly stand up.
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Hi, Dan. Have a good trip. Last time we went to the Lava beds, it was so windy, that you could hardly stand up.
Thanks Bob, You and Lee enjoy your trip also. I have been trying to keep an eye on your thread when I get a chance. Yes it was windy across the Idaho plains but not really bad enough to be a problem.

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Old 07-14-2011, 12:35 AM   #8
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Hagar not only drives from the back seat, he really controls the entire operation.

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:32 AM   #9
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We have been camped in a small National Forest campground east of Yellowstone electronically isolated from the world and are currently at a friends place in Rapid City, South Dakota.

We left Victor and headed over the pass into Jackson, 3 miles of 10% grade up to 9400 ft. and 3 miles of 10% grade down. A bit slow but the old Isuzu made it with no problem. Drove around Grand Teton National Park and then north to Yellowstone. Miles of beautiful scenery and interesting things to see. Watched Old Faithful and lots of bubbling and steaming waters. Made for a very long day so we camped at the first place we found outside the park.

Here are a few more pics. Pics don't want to upload tonight, I'll try again tomorrow.

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Hi, Dan. I remember that grade; It was full of turns and I was [Lincoln was] in first gear doing about 25 MPH the whole way.
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We had a nice visit with my cousin in Yakima and headed down the road as far as Nampa just outside of Boise. It was an interesting drive over the Emmigrant Pass, about 12 miles of 5% to 6% grade. The temp got up to about 200 deg. and we made a bit of black smoke but that was it. The old diesel just purred along.

We bought a Mifi device from Verison and it's doing great on Irene's net book but my laptop won't sign on to it. We've been playing with it unsuccessfully for two days with no luck.

Here's a pic of the Hagarstream at the Tea Pot gas station. How's that fo two icons?

Cheers, Dan
Hi You Two
How lovely to see your trip unfold ..
Pray tell me ..is that Tea Pot full to the brim with Piping Hot Tea ..

And Is that a scary drop I see ?
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Glad to hear things are going well, ain't it cool on the road?
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How I long for the road and the AC...... It feels like we will never be done with this transplant...... I hope this is worth all the time on blacktop in 103+ temps. I think we have a good week 'til we can turn the key, then a good shakedown trip to the Everglades, then back to Key West to pick up the boat and we are off. I hope to be in northern Maine (lake Chesuncook) by the end of the month. I know that is wishful thinking;-)
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How I long for the road and the AC...... It feels like we will never be done with this transplant...... I hope this is worth all the time on blacktop in 103+ temps. I think we have a good week 'til we can turn the key, then a good shakedown trip to the Everglades, then back to Key West to pick up the boat and we are off. I hope to be in northern Maine (lake Chesuncook) by the end of the month. I know that is wishful thinking;-)
The first time you make smoke on a new engine is always exciting. Makes all those hours of hard work fade away. I hope the shakedown goes well.

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