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Old 03-26-2016, 11:30 AM   #4173
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Good Afternoon Gang,
Well, Rita's granddaughter made it home safe and sound last night, a little over 2 hours later than scheduled, weather played havoc with the flights, then there was something wrong with the air filter on the plane, but she made it anyways so all is good.
Glad that you are with your mom and that she is doing ok. We had one of those retro Winnebago's in the park last week, they do look as good as the pics.
Glad to hear from you, we were worried that the pressure might have got to you, either that or Patty did, lol. Are you still planning on being in Woodward for the 4th of July? Terry and I and maybe a few others are planning the trip.

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Old 03-26-2016, 03:20 PM   #4174
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Good Afternoon All,

Lloyd, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Mine died 31 yrs ago and I miss him still. Mom died 6 yrs ago around Christmas time and it was a long hard death. The problem is your parents have been there every day of your life and all of a sudden they aren't It feels like something very important has been ripped away because it has.

I still will think at times "I need to call Dad and tell him" and then I remember and I tell him anyway. I know he hears me from Heaven. Same with Mom and my sister and brother who also died. It is part of life but we don't have to like. I pray you and your Mom find your peace.

Jay, Did you get my E-mail at Liberty Farms? Glad to see you back. Wish I could make the 4th but not this year. I think you will have a lot of help there though and they will get a lot of stuff done to help our Veterans.

I see a lot of advice on here and have offered some. I think people will (like always) take the stuff they want and discard the other. All you can do is offer and let them choose.

It's about 49 right now and there was frost on the windows and lawn when I left for
wo--k this am. I KNOW Spring and Summer is coming so I can put up with it.

Popeye, You are so right when you say this is like having a bunch of siblings. Everyone here is a good friend and so consider me a sister because I think that way about all of you.

Hope all of you have a good day and like others and I have said, if you still have your parents give them a hug. I miss hugging mine. Lynne

Love the sunshine and warmer weather!
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:15 PM   #4175
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Good Morning Everyone! Coffee is very good today!
Lloyd, have a good time camping, and give your mom a hug for me!
Jay, good to hear from you!! Or should I call you Chef Jay? I hope the Essex is all that you hoped for! It will take you weeks to go through all the post's you have missed! I found the MH I was looking for, and, we (Jira) and I fly back to the US on the 15th of April, down to Florida, Tampa to get her! (Mona) We are going to meet up with Frank and Rita too, while we are down there!
Gordon, always a sad day when you start putting things up for the trip to your other home! I wish you and Janet a great trip!
I did not post yesterday, so 20 days till we see Mona!
Everyone have a great day! Rail!
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:08 AM   #4176
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Thanks again all for the well wishes!!!

Frank, still got your number, will do on the call.

Rail, hug completed!

This was a good idea. Beautiful campground here, and family time is great. We all went into town yesterday afternoon, downtown Mt Airy is like a time warp. Even has a ole fashioned soda fountain (not a remake of one, but a original one). We of course sampled the ice cream.

Happy Easter all!

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Old 03-27-2016, 07:02 AM   #4177
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Good morning, all!

LLoyd, Proud of your Mom and all of you for going camping. Enjoy each other every day.

Rail, Getting excited for you. Frank had described Mona to us a little bit and it sounds great.

Frank, Glad granddaughter got home safely. Sounds like you had a good visit. I hope Rita's gel shot is working well.

Popeye, No siblings here either. I am just getting to know some of the folks here. Listening to the conversations, it sounds like many of the group have known each other for years and years. I'm not sure what having a sibling is like, but the camaraderie is sure nice. It's hard for me to explain, so please forgive the poor attempt at an explanation. Maybe it simply cannot be explained in words.

Lynne, I've mentioned this before. My Dad and Mom are both gone. When I pickup one of the hand tools to get something done, one that used to be Dad's, I always look up and say Thank You.

I had a business meeting yesterday in Naples, FL (6 hour drive one-way). Bev came with me and we swapped driving, and sleeping, duties back and forth. Work has been keeping me working some very long hours lately, and the 12 hour drive by myself might have been pushing the safety factor a bit too much.

Anyway, on the way back we stopped at NorthTrailsRV in Fort Myers for about an hour just before they closed. We asked to look at: Used, DP, King Bed, Bath and a half. Being the self-proclaimed, largest Newmar dealer, they showed us some Newmars. We took a look at a couple of 2013 Dutch Stars, a 2013 Essex, and a 2007 Dutch Star. The DS's were 43', IIRC, and the Essex and 45'?

We liked the bathroom across the back of the rig (over the engine). There is a small step up into the bath, which we don't mind at all. This configuration means that the King Bed is further forward and does NOT have the engine step on one side of the bed. That makes getting in and out of the King easy from both sides.

The 2013 had a full-side slide on the driver's side. Wow. That really opens things up. I did not realize how much until we looked at the 2007 with 4 slides. There is a bottleneck mid-way in the coach. And, they put the washer/dryer and refrigerator in the bottleneck! Really???

We also got a look at different levels of woodwork and other details. The Essex had a very polished look, and a great large shower, but just didn't feel right to us. Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful coach. But that particular one just did not feel like home.

The result of the visit was that we learned a lot more about layouts, finishes, looks, etc. Time was short (they were closing and we still had hours to drive home), so we did not get a look at anything but those few Newmars. That was probably good anyway. Any more new information and we might have gone back into overload! We are still digesting what Frank and Rita taught us!

Happy Easter to all!
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:13 AM   #4178
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Happy Easter,
Coffee is tastie,
Currently 55
Looks like highs only in the 70ties this week.
We got a invite to Easter Dinner today with friends from the park.
We plan on heading north Friday, with a stop in Oklahoma City for a few days.
There is a park model up for sale right next to us. Tempting
Rail the 20 days will go by fast and you'll be in the drivers seat.
Went by the other Park in Quartzsite on Thursday soo glad we moved, it was almost empty.

That's all I got,
Happy Easter,
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:49 AM   #4179
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Good Morning

Happy Easter!!

Looks like the 8 inches of snow we got a few days ago is going to melt today
(that's a good day)
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:47 AM   #4180
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Good Morning All, Happy Easter . Brite sunshine today going to get the TH out of storage on Thursday
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:59 AM   #4181
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Happy Easter everyone. Hope the Easter Bunny left lots of good things.

Charles and Beverly - there are lots of great coaches out there. If you are looking at the 2013 price range you could also look at some of the Prevost conversions. They would be a few years older in that price range but there are some beautiful rigs to be had. As always the floor plan is the ticket. Glitz and glitter do not equate to comfort.

We are invited to the same Easter dinner as Tim and Joe. It will be a good one so I am going to skip breakfast and lunch . . . . . just kidding. Will have a light lunch though.

Hope everyone has a grand day with lots of camaraderie with family and friends.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:22 AM   #4182
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Goooodmorning all y’all!!!

As usual coffee was excellent this morning. However, instead of cold cereal I cooked up a batch of oatmeal. It was so good, I should do it more often!

Not much excitement here in Sierra Vista, but with the beautiful Arizona weather, who can complain?

I hope all y’all have a wonderful Easter!

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Old 03-27-2016, 11:51 AM   #4183
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Hope everyone has a great Easter and is able to enjoy this great day!!!

Coffee is good today. I got to see my grandson friday and he and I are going Easter egg hunting this afternoon at the in laws.....of course it is good to see my daughter as well....lol.

Kinda overcast and misty here in the piney woods of East Texas but that sun is trying to scare it away...not with a whole lot of success though.

Well that's it from here everyone take care and enjoy

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Old 03-27-2016, 12:46 PM   #4184
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I ate too much !
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:35 PM   #4185
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Good Evening Gang,
Happy Easter to all. We had a very nice Pot Luck dinner at the lodge, park supplied the ham, naturally we all ate too much, but it is sooooo good.

Glad that you are bonding with family, mom needs that right now, Call anytime that you need to vent, I will be here for you.

It sounds that some of that overload is sinking in, the things that you said about the MH's that you stopped and looked at says that the things we were telling you about have sunk in and you are looking at the things that are right for you. Good Job!

Bill & Kay,
Welcome aboard. Glad that you have joined our group.

Have a great evening all,
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:30 PM   #4186
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Good Morning Everyone! Coffee was very good today!
Glad everyone had a great Easter Holiday! Sounds like everyone ate too much! Now time for everyone to go for a big walk!
The days are going by very fast, and I am anxious to get to Tampa!
Everyone have a great day! 19 days! Rail!

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