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Old 08-12-2012, 07:39 PM   #981
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Surely plan to do that Rich. Would be nice if you had your trailer back in running condition before then though. We wanted to stay at Balmorhea State Park on the way home, but it is completely booked up. We will have to make it all the way to South Llano River State Park which is much further instead.

Uwe told me yesterday that he was working on getting the front sofabed completed, dry cleaning the curtains, and getting all the window operators set. I am NOT looking forward to the long drive in a single day out there, but looking forward to downing a few brewskies with the Uwe while learning the systems.

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Well it's about that time. Tomorrow after work, we are leaving on the trip to go get our 63 Overlander. We are meeting Uwe in Deming, NM for the exchange, and plan to overnight in Las Cruces Friday night. The following are the pics of a nearly completed trailer other than the front sofa (upholstery not ready till tomorrow). The biggest issue we have right now is taking our stuff with us. We will need linens, pillows, clothing, food, dishes, pots and pans, and essentially everything you need for an almost 3 day camping trip, but won't have the trailer to store it in until Friday. Because of this, we are packing in plastic totes. When we get to our hotel tomorrow night, we will have to bring them all into the room...what a PITA. Oh well, it matters not since we are so close to our goal.....Airstream perfection.













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Old 08-15-2012, 09:43 PM   #983
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Take good care on that long section of 10.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:49 PM   #984
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Let's us know as plans develop, can do a 2 trailer rally.
When dates are final, let some of us know & maybe we can join in on the fun?? I might have my Cruiser by then?
Maybe . . . . hopefully .
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #985
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When dates are final, let some of us know & maybe we can join in on the fun?? I might have my Cruiser by then?
Jim, we are looking for a place to camp labor day...make it happen.
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Yeah Jim! Make it happen! I'm thinking Ink's Lake SP or Canyon of the Eagles? Somewhere half way between San Antonio and Ft Hood. I'm sure your cruised will be done.

Have a fun trip Steve. You, Amy and Collin have to be very excited.
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Congratulations Steve and Amy and Collin on the completion of your "new" Overlander. We'll be anxious to finally get to see the finished product and to know you'll be camping in style once again. Fun times ahead!
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #988
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Galveston State Park

Steve- Here's info from the website:

20 RV and Trailer campsites
There is water and 50 amp and 30 amp service. These sites are close together and has communal facilities. The pavilion provides shared picnic tables and shared ground fire rings. The restrooms are approximately 150 yards away and the shower facilities are on the beach side of park.
$20 per night

didn't check on availability. The other RV locations I've seen in Galveston are like parking lots with big SOBs wall to wall. Like the idea of Inks Lake or one of those spots and seeing some of our compadres for a mini rally. Maybe we do Galveston later in Sept. less people and heat.
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Yeah Jim! Make it happen! I'm thinking Ink's Lake SP or Canyon of the Eagles? Somewhere half way between San Antonio and Ft Hood. I'm sure your cruised will be done.

Have a fun trip Steve. You, Amy and Collin have to be very excited.
Steve & Lance - I'm doing all I can & progress does seem to be being made!! Haven't been able to say that in AGES. Inks Lake sounds like a perfect spot. I think they even have some shady spots!! I sure want to join in on the fun.

Take care Steve & Amy. Be safe.
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Got out of work early, and we are finishing all of our parking. It would seem odd to stop in Ft. Stockton tonight as we could get much further. Guess we will see how we are feeling after dinner time.

Super psyched!

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #992
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Hope you already have a room booked as most rooms are taken by oilfield personnel. I usually stay in Van Horn at the Holiday Inn. Only about an hours more drive.
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We are stopped for the night in Van Horn, TX. We decided to go past Ft. Stockton since it was early. The hotel is FAR from nice, but for a single night it will do. I have not heard from Uwe since I left the house. He was still awaiting the upholstery to be finished before assembling the bed and heading out. I hope everything went well.

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I think the Burrows family are beginning a trip that will be remembered and talked about with fond memories, both within the family and around camp fires with friends for many years to come.
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. The hotel is FAR from nice, but for a single night it will do.
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Was it $59.95 nice??? As I mentioned, I don't stay there. Actually I don't stay in ANY Days Inn. Guess I now know why
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Probably so. A white van just hit a occur irrigation pipe that was running vertically. The water ran for about 10 minutes until someone finally got the water off. We are outside and have no idea if this shut off the water to the entire "motel" or not. Comedy is seeing the night worker run out to the van, scream that they have to pay for that, and then proceed to call the owner and his father who live ob two of the motel rooms. Who knew we would get a show in this "town".
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I hope your not at the Van Horn Motel My Brother and I stayed at....last on the South side of the "City" on the West end. I think it was something like the Bates Hotel in Psyco.
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I hope your not at the Van Horn Motel My Brother and I stayed at....last on the South side of the "City" on the West end. I think it was something like the Bates Hotel in Psyco.

No...we are at the first hotel in town, the Days Inn.

Equally bad. Roof rotting and missing shingles are the nicest things I can say. Only 2 out of 4 lamps in the room work, dirty floor (standard), etc, etc.
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That's why we all love to tow our "Fifth Avenue on wheels" everywhere we go. Right? Bad hotels suck, but you have stayed in worse places. At least it doesn't stink like old musty canvas like a GP medium. Have a safe and fun day!
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Some of the biggest thunderstorms I have ever been in rolled through last night...at least that is what it felt like. The truck bed was filled with about 6 inches of water being slightly inclined in our parking spot. Unfortunately it looks like more rain this morning and we have all our stuff in the truck bed.
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