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Old 11-08-2011, 01:17 AM   #1
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Winter of 2011

It appears Winter of 2011 is upon us, and all Northern Escapes are in hibernation till Spring.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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Re: Winter of 2011

Nah--we are on the "wet" coast and heading out on Thursday!!!!

Oregon Coast here we come (and services so we will be more than toasty warm and dry!!!)
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: Winter of 2011

isn't Washington in the US, it is always warm way down there.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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Re: Winter of 2011

Right you are Jim! Winter in Chicago is a piece o' cake!

I worked outdoors at O'Hare Field (ORD) for about 10 years, which partially explains why we currently live in Memphis.

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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Re: Winter of 2011

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Nah--we are on the "wet" coast and heading out on Thursday!!!!

Oregon Coast here we come (and services so we will be more than toasty warm and dry!!!)
Ditto that. We are planning to go winter camping down the Oregon coast in December. No hibernation here.
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Re: Winter of 2011

I so look forward to retirement where I can just pull the trailer further south as winter sets in, and way up north in the summer.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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I so look forward to retirement where I can just pull the trailer further south as winter sets in, and way up north in the summer.
Is that in about 15 years : - )
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:06 PM   #8
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I so look forward to retirement where I can just pull the trailer further south as winter sets in, and way up north in the summer.
Is that in about 15 years : - )
I don't know Dan, Jim looks pretty old now.... :-}
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #9
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Hi: All... I have 2 years...less a day 'till retirement. It's not that far that I need a step ladder to see it!!! I just hope that when I get there we can afford the gas to keep on tuggin'. Alf
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:06 AM   #10
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Re: Winter of 2011

About taking the trailer further south --- we read a caution about giant cockroaches in the southern US. This was in a book on full-timing that we liberated from an RV park laundry room in Regina. It said these giant cockroaches come into your trailer through any accessible opening (e.g., where the power cord enters), are more than two inches long, and are so sturdy you can't kill them except by a direct blow with a hammer. Anybody ever see something like this?

I dislike cockroaches almost as much as I do self-serving politicians, and that would be enough to keep us in the more northern states. (The cockroaches, that is -- self-serving politicians are found everywhere, sad to say).
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