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Old 08-30-2015, 06:40 AM   #1
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Leaving NH for Chilliwack pickup

We thought the day would never come... But it has arrived and we are finally on the road, making the mad dash across the country to Chilliwack to pick up "Casa Blanca"!
First night's goal is Erie PA!
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:23 AM   #2
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Have a safe drive and keep an eye out for another TA on your travels.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:02 AM   #3
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Safe, safe travels Charlie & Lucy! You know, we do like "before the pickup" pictures too, don't you?
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:03 AM   #4
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We thought the day would never come... But it has arrived and we are finally on the road, making the mad dash across the country to Chilliwack to pick up "Casa Blanca"!
First night's goal is Erie PA!
What is your planned routes east and west?
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:02 AM   #5
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Thanks guys!
Padlin... Would be great to hook up with you and Deb once we pick up!
DonnaD.... I will def post pics along the way. I take too many(at least Charlie thinks so). Will prob post in the evening when I have wifi and can use my iPad instead of my iPhone. Tried to add a photo to original post... It kept kicking me out.
Cpaharley... Planning on mostly i80. We're stopping in CA before heading north!
Currently on the way to Troy....
To be continued!!
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:11 AM   #6
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Thank goodness you will be able to breathe soon! Enjoy every second of the experience and every one that follows!
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:34 AM   #7
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Long drive, but you should be able to make it in 4 or 5 days. I did Tampa to Ferndale, just nirth if Bellinham in 4 days. Past St. Louis in day 1, Fort Collins, CO on day 2, Twin Falls, ID on day 3, and Ferndale on day 4, late afternoon. The trip home was a bit slower. Took 6-1/2 weeks.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:34 AM   #8
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Wow, how exciting. Can't wait to see pics of the new 5.0 on ur hitch! Be safe.
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Congrats Charlie and Lucy. Have a wonderful trip!
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:51 PM   #10
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waterfront

If you have time in Erie, there is a nice waterfront area -- last year we sat outside a restaurant there and listened to music. This year we had the camper and stayed at Sara's Campground just outside the city and never made it in.
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See you in Cleveland!!!
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:24 PM   #12
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Hi Charlie and Lucy. We're pulling out a week from today and will be parking alongside of you the 10th of Sept. in Bayview. Looking forward to meeting you guys. Have a safe trip. Loren
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:46 PM   #13
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Loren and Cathy. Shoot us a message if you happen to pass near Lincoln, NE on your way home. We'd love to see your 21. Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:10 PM   #14
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Ellen... Yes 8am, we'll be there!
Loren & Cathy... It will be great!!
Ruthe... We would have loved to have gone down to the waterfront... But we are both pretty tired.

Upstate NY is pretty!
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:39 PM   #15
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It was GREAT to meet Ellen for breakfast! On the road I said to Charlie that we should have taken a photo of the 3 of us. Bummer that we didn't!!
It's now 1:30. We counted 134 camper trailers of all sorts so far today. None have been fiberglass. We are just outside of South Bend on I 80.
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It WAS great! Look forward to camping with you guys one of these days. We can make up for lost photos then! And drink wine instead of coffee!
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It was GREAT to meet Ellen for breakfast! On the road I said to Charlie that we should have taken a photo of the 3 of us. Bummer that we didn't!!
It's now 1:30. We counted 134 camper trailers of all sorts so far today. None have been fiberglass. We are just outside of South Bend on I 80.
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It was GREAT to meet Ellen for breakfast! On the road I said to Charlie that we should have taken a photo of the 3 of us. Bummer that we didn't!!
It's now 1:30. We counted 134 camper trailers of all sorts so far today. None have been fiberglass. We are just outside of South Bend on I 80.
The RV capital of the world!!
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:55 PM   #18
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I-80 and points west.

Where will you be staying tonight. If in Eastern Iowa I can give you sone recommendations. Let me know.
Dave, he's visited all 99 counties and camped in well over half, Smith
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:27 PM   #19
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Thanks Dave!! I had just finished booking a room in Iowa City on my iPhone while Charlie is driving. Less than 2 hrs away!!
Much appreciate it!
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Glad to hear you are set up for the night. I guess I hadn't thought about whether you were staying in hotels/ motels or camping. When we went to Tucson to pick up our 19, we took the tent. It was kind of like a farewell tour cause we haven't been in a tent since and don't look for it to happen anytime soon. If you haven't seen enough corn yet, tomorrow through the rest of Ioway and nebrasky ought to do it. Then the fun starts. Best of luck in your travels, I know you will love your new rig.
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