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Old 07-07-2015, 12:28 AM   #1
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Another pick up trip

We left home on June 25. Spent some days visiting our son & family near Knoxville. Left there on July 1. Trying to make about 400 mpd so we can get to Chilliwack by July 9. Spent the first night in Mt. Vernon, IL. Then; Manhattan, KS and Burlington, CO. Stopped early and visited my sister in Denver for the 4th. Then on the road again to Rawlins, WY after a stop at Sierra Trading Post in Cheyenne. Tonight we are in Heyburn, Idaho.
I really do not like this kind of travel where I have a deadline to meet. Have seen a lot of possibly interesting places to stop, but no time to enjoy the trip. Will be so happy to pick up The Home and we can start to take our time. And no matter how nice the motel--it is still a motel and not my camper.
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:54 AM   #2
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Yes, wish we could take the trailer up to pick up the trailer!
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:40 AM   #3
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We left home on June 25. Spent some days visiting our son & family near Knoxville. Left there on July 1. Trying to make about 400 mpd so we can get to Chilliwack by July 9. Spent the first night in Mt. Vernon, IL. Then; Manhattan, KS and Burlington, CO. Stopped early and visited my sister in Denver for the 4th. Then on the road again to Rawlins, WY after a stop at Sierra Trading Post in Cheyenne. Tonight we are in Heyburn, Idaho.
I really do not like this kind of travel where I have a deadline to meet. Have seen a lot of possibly interesting places to stop, but no time to enjoy the trip. Will be so happy to pick up The Home and we can start to take our time. And no matter how nice the motel--it is still a motel and not my camper.
I hear you loud and clear and cannot agree more. We drove from Florida to Ferndale, WA in four days......marathon drive under a "deadline." Hate motels also, and not being able to stop and see/do things. The return trip from Chilliwack, which ends today actually (stopped last evening 3 hours from home) has been far more enjoyable.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:00 AM   #4
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Yes, wish we could take the trailer up to pick up the trailer!
We kinda did... The original plan was to order a new trailer for spring 2014 and go out and pick it up. My wife had a conference to attend in Victoria, so we'd drive her out to her conference, pick up the trailer, and take our time getting home.

In June of 2013, our trailer came available on the lot. We had some quick discussions and figured the extra season of use was worth the delivery charge, so we bought it and had them deliver it to us in June of 2013.

We still did the cross canada trip for the wife's conference. And were still stupidly fast getting out there (Ottawa to Victoria in 5 days; we wanted most of our camping to be after the conference, just because of the season and weather) -- we just had the trailer behind us on the way out.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:57 PM   #5
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Umatilla, Oregon tonight--Chilliwack tomorrow! Best Western was already booked up, so we will be at the Vedder River Inn again. I like that one also, and the prices are a little better.

I was kind of hoping someone from the west coast would express an interest in my classic so I could make the trip a twofer. Unfortunately, I was already on the road for a day when I got a query from BC.

The new refrigerator did inspire some interest.
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I've chuckled over the thought that all this fridge chat made me remember the classic movie "Reefer Madness"
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I've chuckled over the thought that all this fridge chat made me remember the classic movie "Reefer Madness"
Can't say I remember anything about refrigerators in that movie. But, then again, I wasn't in the best frame of mind to remember all the details, other than how silly it was. HA!
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:17 AM   #8
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We are back in Chilliwack. Same room as our first pick-up in 2011.

I had forgotten how arid eastern Oregon is.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:52 AM   #9
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Congratulations Dick & Joanne on your pick up of your new 5.0TA! We leave to go pick up ours in 52 days!
Hope we get to meet again this time we'll have our own!
Enjoy your trip home!
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:04 AM   #10
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Picked up yesterday. Stayed in the Lynden KOA. Leaving tomorrow for a slow trip to Bandon on Tuesday. We spent yesterday and this morning buying supplies and the rest of the day arranging. I need to get my hi-gain router hooked up, but I did not send Reace quite enough cable for his installation so I need to find a 3 foot extension. Best Buy and Radio Shack let me down (although BB had a microwave to fit the space) so I will probably have to special order a cable.
The best part of this trip has begun!
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