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Old 04-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #21
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Great, let me know when you go through CO! If I'm in state, we can meet up!
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #22
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Glad to hear that you are taking the plunge. I think that it is all in having the right attitude. You are going to run into some problems. That is the nature of camping and traveling, but you will be fine.

Personally, I enjoy the challenge.

Good luck and have fun. You won't be sorry.

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:12 PM   #23
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Okay, guys. (and gals) You've done it! I'm going. The stars have aligned themselves and a friend has offered to house-sit while I go on my solo adventure! I'll be leaving Oregon the end of April and heading south to CA, AZ, perhaps New Mexico and then head up north througn Colorado, Utah and into Montana. You've given me the courage to give it a go! I'm excited to be on the road. If any "solo streamers" are going to be out in the great west somewhere, perhaps we'll meet up. Thanks to all of you for the vote of confidence.
Really happy to hear that you've decided to go for it! I'm also a widow, looking for my perfect Argosy 24 to hit the road with. I'll be out for 3-4 months at a time, with my faithful German Shepherd, and I can't wait to get started. Be sure and post about your travels, I'd love to know how it goes for you.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:40 PM   #24
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I'm so jealous. It sounds like a great trip. I can't wait to get my airstream & do the same thing. Have a great time & can't wait to hear the details.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #25
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Thanks!

Hello to all who encouraged me to take the most wonderful trip of my life! I was out solo for 9 weeks, 6,607 miles through 7 states. I met some absolutely fabulous people and had experiences I never dreamed I would. With the technology now available, I never felt alone or lonely. I became a real fan of AllStays RV and Camping app on my IPhone. Check it out if you don't have it yet! I am now an expert (well, almost expert) solo hitcher and solo backer and confident solo traveler. You were right; the Bambi is a people magnet and a woman alone is definitely still thought of as a "super-woman." I certainly don't claim to be, but it was funny how the perception of a woman alone is to most campers out there still. Worst problem I had was when the back bumper fell off in Show Low, AZ. But a very nice RV repair man went above and beyond to get me back on the road. I'm rarin' to go again and can't wait! If you're considering it, ladies, I say DO IT! You'll never regret it. Ann
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Awesome! I am so glad you did it!!!!! Although I have a partner, he doesn't also go with me. His friends were kinda suprised that I would hitch up and go without him in the beginning. Life is short. Go and do what you want to do (within reason!) and enjoy yourself!

And if you ever get out to the east coast, look some of us up. We have fun over here too!
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #27
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Hey Ann! Congratulations on a successful trip and even dealing with the bumper thing (How in the world did that happen??)... Expecting the unexpected on the road is part of it and it sounds like you did just fine and kept on going... We can tell from your post that you are done with the hesitation of going solo and rearin' to go again! Good for you!
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Congrats!! I'm glad you went for it and it sounds like you had a blast! Keep us posted on your travels.
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I've taken many vacations alone over the last 20 years, and although I'm a guy, I never felt threatened at any RV campground.
They're good people. Always willing to help.
Out west, I had a tire blowout on the trailer (twice) both times, someone stopped just to see if I needed help. Great!
I did carry a gun legally, but never even got it out of the drawer.
Bad people don't go camping.
Use common sense, don't go into the wilderness alone.
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