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Old 05-20-2015, 10:10 PM   #11
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Made it to Amarillo, Texas tonite. It seems we brought the cold weather with us, going down to low 50 tonite, thus no storrms to worry. Had a Big Texan Steak Dinner tonite, well worth the stop. Our cg is about 1;4 mile from the place and the cg has individual fenced in dog ares at each spot, Franklin and Hershey are happy dogs tonite. Tomorrow on to Arizona and then heading north. Averaged 13.5 mpg on Tuesday, down to 12 today due to head winds. Refer is on 8 and 42 while on propane on the road and drops to 5 and 38 at night on electric.
Oklahoma and Texas are very flat with little trees. Still recovering from the first days drive so bedtime had prevented me from star gazing . Looking forward to seeing everyone in Osoyoos.
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Played a Play it forward evwnt tonite, I paid for a random person dinner tonite at the steakhouse, it really feels good to be able to do such an act, wished more people would do this, less strife in the world would result. all for now, ...
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:19 PM   #12
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Made it to Amarillo, Texas tonite. It seems we brought the cold weather with us, going down to low 50 tonite, thus no storrms to worry. Had a Big Texan Steak Dinner tonite, well worth the stop. Our cg is about 1;4 mile from the place and the cg has individual fenced in dog ares at each spot, Franklin and Hershey are happy dogs tonite. Tomorrow on to Arizona and then heading north. Averaged 13.5 mpg on Tuesday, down to 12 today due to head winds. Refer is on 8 and 42 while on propane on the road and drops to 5 and 38 at night on electric.
Oklahoma and Texas are very flat with little trees. Still recovering from the first days drive so bedtime had prevented me from star gazing . Looking forward to seeing everyone in Osoyoos.
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Played a Play it forward evwnt tonite, I paid for a random person dinner tonite at the steakhouse, it really feels good to be able to do such an act, wished more people would do this, less strife in the world would result. all for now, ...
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:20 PM   #13
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Oklahoma and Texas are very flat with little trees, ...

Yeah, the Texas PANHANDLE is pretty flat, but not my neck of the woods:

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Old 05-21-2015, 12:26 AM   #14
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:32 AM   #15
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Still recovering from the first days drive so bedtime had prevented me from star gazing .
Hi Jim,

1,100 miles in one shot... really. What have you got, a death wish?

With all your typo's, maybe you're more tired than you think.

Just got back from Rodeo, NM where we spent a week around April's new moon and the skies were pristine... Perfect transparency... no moisture from ground to space. If only we had that sky at last year's rally at Jack's observatory. However, dropped in to see his place in the Arizona Sky Village. There he has two observatories, both remotely controlled... could run them from the far side of the moon if one had a couple of uplinks.

Maybe if enough folks are interested and the sky cooperates, you might consider leading a group to Jack's place during the rally.

Regarding our trip... five weeks... just under 5,000 miles and both the truck & trailer... "The Big Easy" ran GREAT Gas Mileage: 14 mpg (Can Gal). Would be less... US Gal... Average Travel Speed: Took "Few" prisoners..., but avoided "Smokey"

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Old 05-22-2015, 09:47 AM   #16
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Made it to Seligman, Az last night after a 9 hour day. Total 2200 miles in 3.5 days. Trailer and truck operating flawlessly. The Flagstaff Pass is 7000 feet and both the highway and trains use the same pass.
Our cg is right next to the BNSF mainline and we fell asleep to the sounds of the trains. The stars at night were uinbelievable and was only outdone by the magnificent sunrise . We are 450 miles from Los Angeles, Ca but we now are heding northwest up the California central San Jaquuin Valley. The only issue we have run into is the cold weather and my typing on this minikeyboard. When I get back home I will see about new glasses,
The refer , due to the weather has been fine on #4 and propane, with turning back to #3 on electric. My mileage improved to 13.5 mpg for the entire trip. I admit I was going 70 to 75 mph which was the limit earlier in this trip but slowed to 65 yesterday and saw a dramatic increase in mpg from previous 12 to 15 mpg, thus bring the overall average up also.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:32 AM   #17
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1100 miles in one stint, I'm impressed, it'd take me 3 days.
We'd rather do it in 6-8 days, 300ish miles per day and stop for 2 nights. Though this method makes a trip to the PNW rather daunting.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:36 PM   #18
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Made it to Seligman, Az last night . We are 450 miles from Los Angeles, Ca but we now are heding northwest up the California central San Jaquuin Valley.
Well, you're well past tornado alley now, so that worked well for you. I get tired just seeing your daily miles average.

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Is this a race?

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With all those miles per day, there is not much time for stopping. I wonder if Jim has the capability of changing his tires on the fly? Maybe something like these guys? https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=MQm5BnhTBEQ
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