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Old 05-04-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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What things make the difference between a good trip and a bad trip?

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Old 05-04-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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good trip- going
bad trip-cancellation

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Old 05-04-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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What things make the difference between a good trip and a bad trip?
Having a good attitude and a sense of humor.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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I'm with fletch, but I'll add to it-
good trip - going
bad trip - coming home so I can go back to work
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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The quality of the LSD of course.. (ok, joking on that, in reality I never touched that stuff)

Basically it is the number of 'Issues" Imagine the best trip you can have, now blow a tire or two, tear out some major electrical with the blown tire, blow a tranny or engine, get to the campground and find it's under 3 feet of water, Go to another park on higher ground and find the manager bears a strong resemblence to the south end of a north bound mule, The neighbors party harty till 4am. And so on.

That makes it a fair trip.

Roll the rig.. That's a bad trip.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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will let you know this will be our first long trip with the wife on board i drove the coach 1300 miles to get it home and it went smooth but didn't have time to enjoy it alot as i only had 48 hours to get home because Christmas was at the end of my time frame
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:56 AM   #7
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What things make the difference between a good trip and a bad trip?
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:22 AM   #8
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Bad trip: DH recuperating from heartattack and the generator drops into the street in a pouring rain the first hour at our destination.
Good trip: call tow truck they tie it up instead of towing saving all kinds of money.
Bad trip: check card to pay tow company rejected bank does not deposit paycheck because of computer issues
Good trip: tow company takes personal check from out-of-towners
Great trip: Able to continue with vacation after generator bracket that broke is manufactured and installed and including the towing, all for less than $100.00 in less than four hours.

All trips are good where there are only incidents and no tragedies.
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Good trip, Murphy travels with me.
Bad trip, Murphy wakes up and acts.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:37 AM   #10
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What things make the difference between a good trip and a bad trip?
Well, we started travelling in 2004. Good trips (3-5 month summer jaunts and winter camping w/kids) from 2004-2008). We managed to visit every state except Hawaii, and see the glory of the US. Great times and met great new friends.

Things changed in 2009.

We were in Dodge City and got T-Boned by an illegal Mexican alien resulting in a severe head injury and broken vertebra for BW. Well, she survived and the illegal disappeared. Hooda thunk it!

Last year while heading to our favorite summer hide-away in Montana, and stopped in Billings. I awoke the next morning unable to walk. This necessitated our flying the son-in-law to Billings to drive us back to AZ.

There you have it. The difference between a good trip and a bad trip.

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My best trips were the ones that were unplanned and we just "played it by ear", finding new places and doing new things....I'd rather not talk about the bad ones.....lol
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Good trip is when nothing breaks.
bad trip is when everything (it seems) breaks

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