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Old 12-26-2015, 01:42 PM   #85
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What a wonderful variety of ways to do the same thing.

Since the late '70s 'till now we have always stopped when we were tired and started when we were rested, usually in rest areas, truck stops, WalMarts, or whatever was available. It is the easiest and fastest way we've found, just pull in when you're ready and leave when you're ready. No reservations needed. The distance travelled may be 400 miles or 800 miles, we just stop when we want to. I've learned that most welcome center rest areas have dump stations, and that is what we generally use. Some states also have dump stations at other rest areas. Off the interstates we use whatever dump facilities we find, usually in campgrounds. I guess even when travelling interstates we have nearly always been in a "boondocking mode" and some of the places we've stayed both on and off the freeways have provided wonderful memories, but when travelling that way dump facilities become very important.

About the only time we stay in campgrounds is when it is necessary in order to visit something we want to see.

Just another way of doing the same thing.

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I'm odd but u go as far as I feel like that day I've done as little as 50 and as many as 700 miles in a day. If i feel good I go. If i feel bad I don't. But I'm weird.
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I of course can drive all day and all night, but my truck absolutely refuses to go more than 250 miles a day. I know It's a lazy truck but what can I do.
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Yes, we never know what tomorrow will bring. We had way too many friends put off their dreams waiting for later and later didn't come. We are doing everything in our power (and within the limitations of our wallet) to do everything we want to do and see everything we want to see now, while we are healthy and able to do it. We can sleep when we're 90.
Yep, that's what happened to us! Put retirement off due to death of her daughter and raising the two grandsons. Now the DW has liver cancer and is on the transplant list so we can't travel very far even if she felt well enough to go.
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Yep, that's what happened to us! Put retirement off due to death of her daughter and raising the two grandsons. Now the DW has liver cancer and is on the transplant list so we can't travel very far even if she felt well enough to go.

What a blessing for those two boys to have awesome grandparents like you. You and your wife are in our thoughts and prayers. You will certainly be rewarded for your selflessness.
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