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Old 07-21-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Hello all... I just stumbled across this section of the forums and thought I'd say hi. For the past several years my wife and I spent most of our summers in our 'stream. We were tickled to have found a great unit and enjoyed the heck out of it. In 2011 she was diagnosed with end stage cancer, which curbed our travels. After waging war against the disease, she lost her battle this spring.

As the kids and our grandbabies are in the lower 48, I decided it was time to relocate back to the east coast from Alaska. I've sold our house and shipped the household goods, except for what I packed in the twinkie. In a little over two weeks I will hook up for the last time in Alaska, and the first time as a solo 'streamer, and head south. My goal is to take several months and wander the country as I slowly make my way back to Carolina.

If you see a white Tundra with a 'stream in tow with Alaska plates... Wave or stop in and say hi. See y'all down the road
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:22 AM   #2
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Sorry for your loss. Hope you enjoy the sights and folks on the trip South.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:08 AM   #3
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Likewise, I am sorry for your loss. I am sure the long trip in your Airstream will be good therapy for you. Have a safe trip.
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I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Be safe, and know your precious wife will more than likely be riding along with you in spirit!
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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Sorry about your loss.

If you are near the Memphis area, drop us a line or pm me for our number. Where on the East Coast Are you headed?
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:47 AM   #6
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So sorry to hear of your loss. Huge hole for sure.

Give us a shout when you get back to Carolina.

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:01 AM   #7
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So sorry for your loss.

We here in the lower look forward to meeting you.

Travel well!
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So sorry for your loss. Leaving Alaska is a tough one. Good luck on the Alcan! Happy adventures and blessings from north central New Mexico.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #9
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Condolences - this kind of thing leaves a huge hole for sure. Tavel safely.

I am a huge fan of the North, love Alaska and the Yukon. Once you've lived there, it stays with you forever. One of my favourite books is One Mans Wilderness - an Alaskan Odyssey
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Our prayers for your wife, you and your family. May god bless you and keep you safe on your journey!
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #11
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Very sorry for your loss. My wife passed away a year and a half ago from early onset Alzheimer's but she will always be with me. Give yourself time to adjust to the different life you now have. Airstreams are good for that.

Take lots of time in your trip. Your home is with you so you never have to hurry to get anywhere.

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So sorry, take your time and travel safely. I'm sure you are in everyone's prayers, you and your family are for sure in mine.

Travel safely through the healing process and on the road as well.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:20 AM   #13
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Condolences - this kind of thing leaves a huge hole for sure. Tavel safely.

I am a huge fan of the North, love Alaska and the Yukon. Once you've lived there, it stays with you forever. One of my favourite books is One Mans Wilderness - an Alaskan Odyssey
Have you seen the videos on Proenneke's adventures? I love to watch them. Dick was definitely a unique character.
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Very sorry for your loss. My wife passed away a year and a half ago from early onset Alzheimer's but she will always be with me. Give yourself time to adjust to the different life you now have. Airstreams are good for that.

Take lots of time in your trip. Your home is with you so you never have to hurry to get anywhere.

cheers,
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I'm sorry to hear that. It will definitely take some time to adjust, but as you say, they will always be with us and I'm very thankful for that.
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