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Old 10-05-2005, 06:20 PM   #15
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WHAT? YOU MEAN MY NEW '02 TUNDRA WITH THE 3.4L V6 WON'T PULL MY 34' BEHEMHOTH???? I'M SHOCKED AND APPALLED!!!!

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Old 10-05-2005, 08:39 PM   #16
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hmmm...did I give anything up?

Having recently purchased a '68 trade wind (bought in august and have had it to jellystone already) I suppose I will be replacing my trusty F150 with a F250 powerstroke in the near future. Having said that, I cant for the life of me think of a thing I have given up for ole Gertie, but man o man, look at all I got
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:52 PM   #17
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What have we given up for an Airstream: too hard or too squishy hotel mattresses, chill of wall-unit A/C, stale air, who-knows-who-has-walked-barefoot-on-the-carpet (or worse!), hauling overnight stuff up three floors to room, rubber-stamp buffet breakfast, noise makers revelling down the hall at 1 am, being locked into a hotel reservation when you just changed your travel plans, desk clerks too busy talking together to register you, negotiating with said desk clerk for best "deal" on room. . . boy, do I miss all this! Anything more??
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:12 PM   #18
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Let's see... what did i give up?

A tiny tent on the cold hard ground
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No beer, tea or anything else tall and wet, at night - (no place to recycle it at 3 AM)
Wet rain fly to fold up in the am
Cooking on 40 year old svea stove
Wet dog in tent on sleeping bag....
Sore back....

Yep - I gave up a lot!
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:57 PM   #19
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****warning a sober reflection follows********Im embarrased to admit how much of a stretch the $5K I have in ole gertie was and is for me. Back in grad school (finishing in the spring ) but going on 39 one month from today. Recently the doctor gave my brother the long face, and for me here is what it comes down to. None of us know the number of days alloted. I got to take my mother to see the west via the tetons, Yellowstone and the black hills last week. She and her husband commented on ALOT of cows along the way. If I never use gertie again, it was cheap and Im gratefull I had the good sense to do it while I could. I guess maybe I have lost some future regrets, I will just have to deal with that loss I suppose. ****anoying sober reflection ends*****
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:19 PM   #20
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****warning a sober reflection follows********Im embarrased to admit how much of a stretch the $5K I have in ole gertie was and is for me. Back in grad school (finishing in the spring ) but going on 39 one month from today. Recently the doctor gave my brother the long face, and for me here is what it comes down to. None of us know the number of days alloted. I got to take my mother to see the west via the tetons, Yellowstone and the black hills last week. She and her husband commented on ALOT of cows along the way. If I never use gertie again, it was cheap and Im gratefull I had the good sense to do it while I could. I guess maybe I have lost some future regrets, I will just have to deal with that loss I suppose. ****anoying sober reflection ends*****
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I kinda feel the same way here having just crunched the numbers for gas. It was a great experience that I would trade for nothing. If I never see another cow ever - I am ok with that ! I missed the Tetons, just not enough time in the schedule. I will be planning a trip there, maybe next year. What you, your parents, me and my friend saw along the way was a slice of America that not everyone is going to have a chance to see.

What I gave up was, not going waterskiing this summer = $$, not making the short trips to the local CG's, not goin skiing this winter on new skis, not having that sprinkler system in and the green lawn that follows. Not starting a new career this year. etc etc.

We all give up something to be able to do something else. This trip was VERY important to me, in that, I was able to visit some of the greatest places in the US and I got to do it in comfort in my Airstream. That makes me a happy camper.

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