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Old 02-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #31
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In 1963 when I was about 10 years old my Dad decided it was too much trouble to set up the umbrella tent when driving from Cleveland to LA to visit his family. So he and my Mother, customized a '63 Ford Falcon mid-engine bus, with a 170 CID 6 cyl engine. 3 speed on the column. Off the 4 of us went on many adventures from Cleveland to California to Florida to Maine, to Montana, etc. When my brother was in the 4th grade his teacher called our parents because she though he was lying about all the places he had been when topics came up in geography lessons!
Those trips helped to form me, and my family has kept up the tradition with out own tents, vans, and pop-up. Next week we will order our Escape 19, 50 years after the little red bus pulled in the driveway,

Figure out a way, and get out there! I write this, as I sit in a chair receiving chemo therapy. The lymphoma is in remission, and I'm doing well, Praise the Lord! But life is too short to wait!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:05 AM   #32
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This is so touching. I am copying it and sending it to our five grown kids. --Liz
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #33
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Good story, SS. Good to hear of past escapades, and glad to hear you will be travelling in still from now on.

That chemo is nasty stuff, I went through 3 rounds of it almost 24 years ago now (wow, time flies) when I had leukemia. Not fun, but amongst the care and concern of medical staff, family and friends, I beat the crap out of it, and with your attitude, you surely should too.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:46 PM   #34
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SS, glad to hear you will be out RV'ing and getting that fresh air very soon, congrats.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:40 PM   #35
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In 1963 when I was about 10 years old my Dad decided it was too much trouble to set up the umbrella tent when driving from Cleveland to LA to visit his family. So he and my Mother, customized a '63 Ford Falcon mid-engine bus, with a 170 CID 6 cyl engine. 3 speed on the column. Off the 4 of us went on many adventures from Cleveland to California to Florida to Maine, to Montana, etc. When my brother was in the 4th grade his teacher called our parents because she though he was lying about all the places he had been when topics came up in geography lessons!
Those trips helped to form me, and my family has kept up the tradition with out own tents, vans, and pop-up. Next week we will order our Escape 19, 50 years after the little red bus pulled in the driveway,

Figure out a way, and get out there! I write this, as I sit in a chair receiving chemo therapy. The lymphoma is in remission, and I'm doing well, Praise the Lord! But life is too short to wait!
Hi SS ,
Ordering yourself an Escape trailer is the perfect thing to do . When you are through with your treatment and are able to get out there all the crap from chemo will go away . There is so much beauty and so much to see , it will give you so much pleasure , make lots of plans ! Wish you great success .
I've been where you are . I did not have a very good prognosis - actually it was lousy - but they gave me a stem cell transplant . It was very successful , they just happened to find another little thing on the 5th anniversary for which I am now undergoing radiation . This is expected to have a positive outcome and I am looking forward to getting out there as soon as possible - can't wait for spring .
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #36
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Good story, SS. Good to hear of past escapades, and glad to hear you will be travelling in still from now on.

That chemo is nasty stuff, I went through 3 rounds of it almost 24 years ago now (wow, time flies) when I had leukemia. Not fun, but amongst the care and concern of medical staff, family and friends, I beat the crap out of it, and with your attitude, you surely should too.

Wow .... always nice to read about successful outcomes ! Cheers for you !
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Glenn, we are hoping the best for you and that you will have some great adventures in your Escape. Thanks for a wonderful story.

Wolf, hope you do well, too.

FirstJim, of course you beat it, Almighty Superior Fairy Member!
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Wow .... always nice to read about successful outcomes ! Cheers for you !
Thanks, Wolf. Sounds like you did great, and all the best with the treatment you are getting now.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #39
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone. My health is really very good. And I am really excited about this new trailer!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #40
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone. My health is really very good. And I am really excited about this new trailer!
Hi: SeldomSeen... The one option not available on any Escape trailer is "Good Health". We certainly hope you take as much of it as you can when away escaping!!! You will love the 19'er... I hope you can make it up to Niagara Wine Escape Sept. 13-15th. More details to follow!!!
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