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Old 05-20-2015, 06:06 AM   #1
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BlackJack is on the road....

We left Monday night, actually it was 2 am Tuesday and started our trrek across the country and eventually to Osoyoos. Pennsylvania,Ohio, W. Virginia were all a blur in the night, until daybreak in Indiana. Stopped in Illinois for luch and continued towards St. Louis, Mo. The Gateway Arch is truly a magnificent symbol. We made it to our cg here on the Oklahoma/Missouri border by supper time, 1100 miles from home.
There is a Sisters on the Fly rally going on here, quite interesting group of people. Mainly canned hams and small units, the trail master has an older Avion. When we pulled in with the Escape to register, the group were having a social at the clubhouse.They stopped and surrounded us like bees to honey wanting to klnow what kind of trailer this was and could they see the inside. I told them to allow me to get to my site. What a nice group.
Refer was holding 7 and 42 on the trip, now down to 3 and 36 after plugging in. Setting was #4 and was on propane while traveling.
Missouir is an interesting stae, I guess we are in the Ozarks as we go up and down these hills, a lot different than the Illinois, and Indiana flat lands. Today we head to Amarillo, Texas and the Big Texas Steakhouse for some local flavor..

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Old 05-20-2015, 06:16 AM   #2
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1100 miles in one stint, I'm impressed, it'd take me 3 days.

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Old 05-20-2015, 06:52 AM   #3
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On our trip back from Chilliwack last May, we were averaging that per day! (Except move the decimal place - 110.0) We were thankful to be able to take the time to enjoy every mile that we traveled and enjoy the trip. But, you do what you have to do! Drive safe and enjoy!
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:49 AM   #4
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Wow.....that is a lot in one leg safe and enjoy !
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
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Absolutely. That is really serious driving! Clearly very much worth it, if only just to experience daybreak in Indiana.
"A billion here, a billion there...add it all up and before you know it you're talking real money." Everett Dirkson
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:11 AM   #6
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Have a safe and wonderful journey!

Friends of ours from Australia camped throughout the U.S. for five months last year and used this app: TrackMyTour: Travel Sharing for iPhone and iPad to chart their progress for friends and family. We had a wonderful time sharing in their progress and, since photos can be added, it made it even more enjoyable. (Looks like there's one for Androids as well:


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Old 05-20-2015, 10:53 AM   #7
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Wow, 1100 miles in one stint. That's impressive even to a person whose usual saying is "Aw, it's only another couple of hundred miles, we can do it"

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Old 05-20-2015, 12:18 PM   #8
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1,100 miles... makes my tush hurt even thinking about it. I'm with padlin, that would be a three-day journey for me.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:39 PM   #9
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Wow! You are a travlin' warrior! Be sure and have some of that fabulous Texas barbecue. Bar none, the best, arguably. Safe travels and look forward to meeting you at the rally!
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:35 PM   #10
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You had me worried

Jim, you are making such good time I had to check the calendar to make sure that the Rally doesn't start the day after tomorrow. I am astonished at how long you can drive. Good for you!

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