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Old 03-05-2009, 10:33 AM   #11
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I would think that your 4Runner would pull the 19 with no problem, even if the estimated dry weight of 2,600 lbs is exceeded a wee bit. Throwing a carrier on top of your tow would give you lots more room. We expect to pull into Escape at about 2PM local time, unless we get away before the planned 5AM Calgary departure. I fully understand leaving a small business you own for an extended time. I own a small business that does custom home building and renovations, and only during Christmas when we mostly shut down anyway, have taken just over 2 weeks off. Other then that it is usually just an extended weed, 10-11 days. I like your guys attitude regarding the slowing of business, might as well take advantage of it rather then just mope and moan.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:02 PM   #12
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We lost our beloved Goldie in Nov. 2006, at age 15, so this is the dog we camp with now. He actually belongs to my son, and we call him the rent-a-dog. He's a sweet one also and loves to camp and swim!


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Old 03-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #13
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Cheryl, 15 years is a long life for a Golden. We lost one at 11 years old due to internal complications (probably kidney failure) about 16 years ago.

Rent-a-dog sounds something like grandchildren. That is how I look at my grandkids, kinda like rental units. I take them out, use them lots, treat them bad (ice cream for breakfast while camping isn't THAT bad, is it), and do all those things with them their parents say no to. Then at the end of our visit, I send them home for repair.

Beautiful setting in that photo, where is it?
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:12 PM   #14
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Jim,

We have a one-year-old granddaughter ~ can't wait 'till we can rent her for camping also! I'm already getting practice on the spoiling part...

That photo is a small lake (don't know if it has a name) that is a couple of miles down the trail behind Donner State Park. The mountains are somewhat hazy in that shot because there were a lot of fires last summer.

Here's another one from inside the Donner State Park campground.

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Jim, thanks so much for your encouragement about the 4Runner. We do really think it will be OK, but it is nice to reassured.

Cheryl, your photos are wonderful. Where is Donner State Park? What a gorgeous place!
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Donner State Park web site: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=503
We can't wait to come West and see some of these sites! The Blue Ridge and Smokey Mtns are fabulously beautiful, but these views are just majestic!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:25 PM   #17
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Thought I would add another photo of Jasper just to bump this thread up, and to get some of you other folks to post more photos of the furkids.

This photo was taken in our yard on Sunday, Jasper had a new rawhide bone given to him. Snow and food, his two favourite things.



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Old 03-24-2009, 08:37 PM   #18
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The good thing for Jeff and his hosting this site, is that it does not use up his server space as the photo is actually hosted elsewhere and just linked to from here.
Unfortunately you have the kind of backwards because it's not a good thing for Jeff. You're on FiberglassRV as well and know the rules there and the reasons. The biggest reason is when those pictures go away... either the free hosting site goes kapute, or the owner of the pictures pulls the albums, you have now lost all the pictures here that might reference modifications, etc. When pictures are embedded you have them forever... you're only viewing one picture... and it's not moving across the lines from another server... hence the bandwidth hog definition (and Jeff pays for bandwidth... I think). It's even worse if someone is on dial up waiting for the picture to load.

But, I didn't come here to rant... I just come to read and hang out with my future comrades... as I have an Escape in my future!
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:48 PM   #19
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Hi: All... Time out!!! I'm not in favour of the LARGESSE of the pic's either but it must be up to a moderator or Jeffz to prune them if necessary!
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Excellent information and caution. As someone who doesn't Twitter, or Blog and who lasted on FaceBook for one week, I've never stored my pix off-site. Mostly because I can't be bothered.

Is that under 140 words?

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