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Old 10-27-2006, 06:33 AM   #29
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Purchased the Airstream on the last day of the fiscal year (any feds out there?) and drove it out of the Great Smoky Mountains (North Carolina). Anyway, drove to Middle Tenn Airstream for some repairs and maintenance. Drove home to Northern Virginia and have been making upgrades ever since. Continuing repairs, preparing for winter, and getting psyched for the first Spring journey!
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:20 AM   #30
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Well...

Twice I moved my AS forward about 50' to mow around/under it and then I backed it up to the same spot.
My big 'trip' of the year was when I hired a backhoe to come in and root out some stumps and small trees. Then I pulled it several hundred feet out in to the hay field so as to have it out of harms way. I had the excavator haul in some fill dirt and make a level pad so that when I move it to mow I don't have to back the tires up onto a board to level it.

I did have a dream about going to Washington DC to see my congressman.
I brought my AS and stayed in it. George and Laura allowed me to park it on the White House lawn. I was being mobbed by reporters and Dan Rather was asking to see the inside.
When I woke up the neighbors cows were mooing in the field next door.
Whew!
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:36 AM   #31
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Hi all,
As usual we spend our summer in Alaska. This summer was wet and cold.We din not take our AS with us but drove a car. The reason for the car was that we wanted to take the ferry form Haines Alaska to Bellingham Wa. It was a great trip. But I want warn anyone that is thinking about it remember that the ferry system charges by the foot of your vehicle. I will give you a fast and rought cost. Car was 750, {15 Feet long]cabin 500, faire for two of us 350. The food was extra on the ship. Four day was about 250. If you think you can stay in your motorhome or trailer forget it. Pets are not allowed in your room. They must stay in your vehicle and you are allowed 15 minutes 3 times a day to feed them and walk them. There is no kennels on the ship. The kennel is your car or motorhome or trailer.
I was still a great trip. Something we wanted to do all our life. But next year our AS is going with us.
Regards Russell in Sunny and warm Tucson Az.
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:03 AM   #32
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Car was 750, {15 Feet long]cabin 500, faire for two of us 350. The food was extra on the ship. Four day was about 250. If you think you can stay in your motorhome or trailer forget it. Pets are not allowed in your room. They must stay in your vehicle and you are allowed 15 minutes 3 times a day to feed them and walk them. There is no kennels on the ship. The kennel is your car or motorhome or trailer.
Wow, $50/LF and then the cost for the two of you. If my math is correct, that was $1850 each way? I'm sure the scenery was well worth it and it was much the same as any other cruise would be plus you have your car with you when you get to the end of the cruise.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:37 AM   #33
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Two great trips in our '66 this year. Our first outing was a little Memphis to Indiana Dunes and back trip. Visited Audubon State Park in KY(great musuem) on the way up and Standing Stone(?) near Carbondale and Dickson Springs in Southern IL on the way home. Then Memphis to Mars HIll NC for a family visit and the color show. Color was great in the higher elevations but about a week or ten days from peak near Asheville. Should be in full pop about now.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:45 AM   #34
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We traveled from our home in Texas to the Bristol Motor Speedway and a week of fun and racing in March with our friends VAJeep. Later in the summer, we received a contract on our home in Texas and returned to Virginia and Highland Haven Airstream Park. While camped at HH we looked for a house here in Blacksburg and found one. We purchased a share of stock at HH and left our Airstream there, returning to Texas to pack up for the move. While waiting for our house in Blacksburg to be vacated, we lived at HH among new friends and nomads traveling to and fro across this great land we call America. Next week we will join VAJeep and others at the Urbanna Oysterfest and are we ever looking forward to that trip. After Urbanna, we will winterize while planning the winter travel agenda (most likely to be in a southerly direction). Has anyone traveled to Savannah, GA in the winter months?
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:09 AM   #35
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We spent 3 1/2 months traveling around Texas staying on area lakes after attending the last WBCCI rally of the year in Port Aransas. We would come home every week or so for 2-3 days to check on the sprinkler system and yard, then go out to the ranch to keep an eye on the deer, our horses and other things out there. We spent quite a bit of time with our first and only grand daughter (she's now 6 months old).

We headed for New Mexico and Colorado for six weeks the first of September. We spent most of our time in the Creede/South Fork area which is our favorite part of Colorado. As others noted, this year the fall colors were extraordinary and we experienced numerous early snows for the first time in many, many years that early in the season. Without a doubt, this was the most beautiful we've ever seen Colorado in the 30+ years we've been traveling that great state.

Now that we've returned we'll be making our unit's rallies throughout the winter and spring. We're using our trailer to the max this year since the wife finally retired and we are enjoying it to the fullest.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:22 AM   #36
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Has anyone traveled to Savannah, GA in the winter months?
I grew up about 100 miles west of Savannah. The winter is very mild. There are temps to freezing but for the most part you will see day time temps in the 40's-60's and nights in the mid 30's-upper 40's. You can go to the Weather Channel's web site to see what the average temps should be during the time of your visit a month in advance.
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:56 PM   #37
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Thanks for the tip MM. That will most likely be one of our southern destinations this winter. Happy Trails
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:21 PM   #38
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Only a few relatively short trips into the States and here in Ontario.
A few were forum rallys that were a lot of fun.
Carol I just finished looking at all of your holiday photos and loved them all. I am so jealous of your holiday and your ability to take such awesome photos.
May I be so lucky as to get a few like yours.
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:41 PM   #39
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We made 4 trips west this year, first to pick up out Argosy Minuet that had been stored at Ute Lake at Logan, NM then on to visit Walsenburg, South Fork, Pagosa Springs, CO, then over into nothwestern NM at Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield.
Then about 1 month later we returned to spend two weeks at Salida, CO, came home and got the stuff ready again went back to Salida for a week.
The last trip we made to Walsenburg, Alamosa, Del Norte and South Fork, CO
We winterized the trailer and left it in storage at Del Norte. At 1,000 miles each way that was to many miles in to short a time but we enjoyed.
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Old 10-29-2006, 10:50 PM   #40
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Just returned from Refugio S/B today, near Santa Barbara. Beautiful weather, beautiful beach. We stayed Thursday night at Cachuma lake on the way down there.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:05 AM   #41
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We went all the way out to our driveway! The A/S was a savior as we gutted and remodeled the downstairs of our house this year.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:49 AM   #42
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Where have you gone this year?

We have not had the chance to travel much this summer.
Went to see the Tin Can Tourist National Road Caravan sendoff in Cumberland Maryland. Those old rigs were so neat. I managed to get caught in the background of of a couple of the pictures, the best being this one:

http://www.tincantourists.com/photop...o=4242&cat=599

That's my red and white van in the background.

My middle daughter got married a couple of weeks ago and that took up much of the late spring and summer.

Had my right sholder repaired Friday, will be out of commision a couple of weeks, oh well.
I am looking forward to going to the November rally however.
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