Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-24-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
Theo and Chris' road trip '05

Hi all ! Things are going well for the trip to and back from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Getting there from Portland it took three long days of hard driving. 6 to 700 miles a day. I used 194 gallons of gas to get to Milwaukee. I arrived Tuesday night about 1 am. The weather along the way was very nice.

Wednesday Theo and I took a tour of the Harley Davidson powertrain production and assembly plant. It was very cool. The weather in Milwaukee was good until Wed. night. They had a few really good T-storms. I stayed at his moms place in downtown Milwaukee. Kinda hard to park the AS there, but not impossible.

Thursday we headed out for the Badlands in South Dakota. We split the trip in two. Stayed the first night in Palisades state park in Garrison, SD.

Friday we arrived at the KOA in Interior,SD..

Today we took a driving tour of the Badlands National Park. We saw pronghorn antelope, deer, bison, and lots of prarie dogs. This park is amazing. The vistas seem to go forever.

Tomorrow we are heading out to Mt. Rushmore and then onto Yellowstone. I hope to see Rodney there and check out his Globetrotter.

Thats it for now !

Chris
__________________

__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 08:22 PM   #2
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
good luck on your trip.

hope you enjoyed wisconsin!

john
__________________

__________________
you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
More pics

See my pics here
__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 12:29 PM   #4
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,906
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
Great pictures, Chris! Looks like you and Theo are having a blast. We plan to take the trip back to Mt Rushmore next summer maybe, so I'm enjoying the sneak peek
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,363
Images: 14
I really enjoy seeing folks enjoy themselves. Looks like you are having a great time - a great reward for a job well done on the trailer.....

Now if I can only get mine finished.......

Ken J.
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 02:34 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Uberlanders's Avatar
 
1968 26' Overlander
Wenatchee WA , Cape Cod
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 871
Images: 10
Chris,
I hope that you were able to make a stop at Wall Drug for your complimentary "Where in the hell is Wall Drug?" bumpersticker. There is nothing like an entire city street lined with rooms of useless tiny plastic objects.

Can't wait to hear your travel tales in October at Beverly Beach.
__________________
Jim & Kathleen
1968 Overlander - WBCCI #5793
Uberlanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2005, 01:55 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
Greetings from Rushmore

We are having a great time. Everything in the AS is working fine so far. There are a few things I am goin to change later for ease of use. It is supposed to get down to 27 deg. here tonight. Sure am glad I have a good working furnace. We just came in from sitting by the campfire. Theo took a hot tub earlier. I know its not really camping when you can log onto the internet after taking a hottub. The KOA here is really nice. I sure am glad it is the off season. This place would be a zoo in the summer.
I did see another new AS today entering the Badlands as we were leaving. There is also a new MH in the park here. Strange to see an Airstream that isn't shiny.

We did get to Wall Drug and yes there is a huge amount of knick knacks there. I'll post some pics of that soon. What a tourist trap, yikes ! Keystone here is also a huge tourist trap.

When we came into Rushmore today, we saw a mountain goat, quite a few deer, and a whole bunch of wild turkeys. Tomorrow we will be going up to the visitor center at the base of the faces then over to see the new Crazy Horse monument.

Thats it for now !
__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 11:20 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
Well we are back. 5041 miles later ! I'll be posting some pics soon. The Caravel worked great. No major problems, just minor annoyances. What a great maiden voyage. We truely have some great places to visit and some great sights to see in this country. It is an experience that I will treasure always.
__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 01:37 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
Roadtrip Pictures

I just uploaded about half of the pics we took on our 5000 mile roadtrip.

You can see them here - Chris and Theos' Trip Pics

More coming soon.

Enjoy ! Chris
__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 02:00 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
1992 34' Limited
Falls Church , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 945
KOA recommendation, for what it's worth...

Hi all -

Chris, the trip sounds fabulous! Took in a lot of the same sights you and Theo saw and can recommend the whole area around Ruchmore. Was there in Mid-July and it was busy but not too bad.

I can HIGHLY recommend the Custer KOA. We stayed there for 2 nights, actually 3. They were SO nice and bent WAY over backwards for a Dad traveling alone with 3 kids. VERY nice couple that took the park over and made lots of improvements including ( but not limited to) having "Thirteen Flavors" Ice Cream parlor, all you can eat for $2 or something, Breakfast/Pancake buffet every morning - again something like $3. Great camp store and lots of local advice. Lots of Shady spots. Back away from the road into/out of Custer. GREAT employees!!! - couple of kids that were there on days off too, just because they liked working there and being with the campers. Not pushy, just very helpful and awfully nice to be around and talk with.

Can't recommend them highly enough. In fact, the kids have already claimed that KOA for this coming years trip as they liked it the best of any of the places after our "mamouth" 4600+/- mile innaugural trip in '05.

Looking forward to the photos Chris!

Ciao all.

Axel
__________________
SilverToy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 09:09 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
I did see that KOA. We stayed at the one in Hill City. It sounds like the one in Custer is a lil better. More trees. Although there are a few choice spots at the Hill City KOA.

Chris
__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 11:40 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
Just Posted my Yellowstone Pics

Hi all, I just posted the rest of my pics from my roadtrip. The Yellowstone Pics turned out pretty good. Check them out here ----> Yellowstone Pics

Chris
__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 12:02 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
jordandvm's Avatar

 
2017 28' International
Western , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 801
Images: 58
Aaaaaaah, I can smell the sulfur hot springs......brings back memories from our trip last summer! Fun pics!
Did Theo catch any fish?
__________________
Jim & Cheryl

2017 28' Signature CCD

2017 GMC Denali HD Crew Cab 4x4
Blue Ox Sway Pro Hitch

WBCCI #3538
jordandvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 12:10 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
C Johnson's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
Butte , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,183
Images: 326
Send a message via MSN to C Johnson Send a message via Yahoo to C Johnson
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandvm
Aaaaaaah, I can smell the sulfur hot springs......brings back memories from our trip last summer! Fun pics!
Did Theo catch any fish?
Yes he did, on the Gibbon River. They were small but fun to catch. His comment was at least he didn't get skunked !

Chris
__________________

__________________
AIR # 7276, WBCCI # 7276
Photos of Project 2k5
Project 2k5
Life is a journey, not a destination
C Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.