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Old 05-10-2016, 05:35 AM   #4621
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goodmorning,,,,


STEVE happy to hear ya made it safe an sound !!!
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Glad your trip was uneventful please take lots of pics and post when you can.

Stay safe everyone

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Old 05-10-2016, 07:49 AM   #4623
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Good morning all. Got home last night and a very large tree limb had fallen and crushed my fence. Missing my tt by inches. Looks like its time for a new fence, and time to trim trees! We had some high wind last night, but I didnt think it was that strong. Hope everyone has a great day!
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:13 AM   #4624
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Morning All;
News says the worst of the fire in Ft McMurray is over. Fire fighters are cleaning up hot spots and doing clean up in town. Forest fire is still going strong and will take lots of rain to kill. Not affecting town any more. They say 2400 buildings affected but many more were spared. Going to take a long while to get things back up and running.

We are in the process of working our trees and trimming. 13 yo grand daughter wants to work for money. Some of this is good for her. She is slacking in school so a bit of physical work may get her motivated to apply herself a bit more. It worked for my nephew so hopefully this will be the second success. Work with them but hard enough so they are good and tired at the end of the day. Me too unfortunately. LOL

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Good Afternoon Gang,
We are here in Manchester, TN safe and sound, didn't unpack the computer last night in Paducah, Ky. We had a little rain yesterday, but nothing bad. A lot of wind though, hard to get good mileage when pushing the wind. Stormed last night where we were staying, Thunder and lightning, gusty wind and heavy rain, but everything ok. Breezy again today, but weather is not too bad. We got out of Branson before the severe weather hit.
Steve,
Glad that you made it to Alaska with only a flat tire, and that you are having a good time.
Lloyd,
Be careful on the road and have fun Buddy.
Gordon,
Sure glad that the fire is now away from the town, our thoughts and prayers continue for the people that have been affected by the fire.

We will be here until the 19th, then heading back to Florida.
Have a wonderful day everyone,
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:40 PM   #4626
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Hi all yíall!!!

Hereís a few photoís of my trip.


A lava tube cave in Craters of the Moon NP in Idaho.


Near the entrance to Banff NP.


Lake Louise


Classic glacial valley in Jasper NP


Dawson Creek start of the Alaska Highway


Watch out for critters! Those are bison along the shoulder.


Welcome to the Yukon! Thatís my intrepid soccer-mom mobile alongside.


A pretty waterfall.


Mountain view taken from the Klondike Highway during my side-trip to Skagway.


Overview of downtown Skagway.


The official end of the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction Alaska.


Alaska greeters in Delta Junction

BTW try not to get to Alaska before May 16th or the end of May preferably because much is not yet open!

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WOW Steve, what amazing pictures!

Rained most of the day today. Sure wish this would head to Ft McMurry and wet things down a bit. It is so green here and things are growing like crazy right now. We need to figure out a way (if it wasn't so darn expensive) of moving water out of really wet or flooded areas into those dry areas. Nice dream!

You look at the weather map and this thing seem to be covering quite a bit of the US and other areas. It will warm up sooner or later and dry up as well.

Frank, will you and Rita be glad to get back to Florida? You're going to spend the summer there right? I was looking into "work kamping" sites and there are several new ones. I think employers have found a very good source of temporary employees and many with good old work habits. Lot's of jobs listed and all kinds.

Day off tomorrow. Somewhere around 420 days left to work. Have a good day, Lynne
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Good morning!

62* here, partly cloudy!

Steve great pictures! Some awesome places to visit along your route.

How many miles have you driven on average each day? Seems like a lot?

Enjoy your stay in Alaska!

Frank, home in Ohio! Cool! I've been to Manchester, not too far from Mid-Ohio Race Track. There is a very large antique/vintage motorcycle gathering there ever July.

Delayed start of our motorcycle trip. Went to change the oil in my bike Monday night and noticed my water pump has a small leak. Don't want to head off on a long ride with a leak. The "boys" are riding their sport bikes, so I plan to do the same, otherwise I would just take a different bike. Waiting for UPS to bring me a new one today. If it comes early we will go today, otherwise we will start tomorrow. I packed, the bike is loaded, should have it ready to go within a hour of pump arrival.

My son in-law worked all night, so he is good to get some rest,,,, and while cleaning the my sons bike he noticed his tag is expired,,, so he is off to DMV. It seems we don't have our act together.

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Old 05-11-2016, 06:37 AM   #4629
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goodmorning,,,


we had strong storms last night,,lightning thunder and heavy rain,,we had just planted corn and beans yesterday and im sure the rain beat them up soo im sure we will be replanting today...lol


STEVE awsome pics ....look forward to seeing more....thank you for posting them...


Lloyd,,,,things like that happen for a reason,,,,be carefull my friend when you guys do head out..


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Good Morning Gang,
Coffee is god this morning, beautiful morning, although about 50 miles north west of here, they had 5 to 6" of rain last night with flooding and other related problems, this is around Nashville.
Lynne,
Yes we are looking forward to getting back to Florida. It now feels like home for us. We are staying the summer, except for a couple weeks in August. Different CG's use workKampers differently, like ours we work around 12 hrs each /week for lot rent and elec. some pay you, but you have to work more hours(up to 40 hrs/ week), so you have to check before you commit.
Lloyd,
We are in Tennessee, not Ohio. It is Mansfield that you are thinking of in Ohio. Hope that your part gets here early and you can be on your way with your ride, enjoy and stay safe.
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Beautiful pictures Steve. Be safe out there
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:15 AM   #4632
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Beautiful pictures!!!!!....you are aware that pictures are great but you seeing with your own eyes shows you how truely blessed you really are to witness God's wonderful creation.....you , sir, are a lucky man.... (jealous).....but I will get there one day...

Be safe and keep the beauty coming

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Good morning everyone! Coffee is good today!
Got the alternator back from the rebuilders shop yesterday. Will get it on today, and make sure it is right! Our vacation is almost over, as we fly out on Saturday morning.
We went to a Amish restaurant yesterday evening, still full! A pic of the parking lot!
Steve, great pic's! Enjoy your trip!
Lloyd, be very careful on your bike trip, something's happen for a reason?
I am still tinkering with Mona, and got on the roof yesterday, and did some sealing around the lights and fixed the A/C covers as they were cracking around the screws.
Hope everyone has a safe and great day! Rail!
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Goooodmorning all yíall!!!

Itís 8am here and Iím at the Denali visitorís center which of course doesnít open until 9am. I spent the night at the Fairbanks Walmart. An amazing Walmart, according to the store manager itís the second largest Walmart in the world. Wide aisles and just about anything you could think of. The sporting goods section had a selection of firearms thatíd put many gun shops to shame and the selection of fishing camping and RV gear was mindboggling. The parking lot RV area was interesting. There were several really decrepit RVís that looked like they were permanent fixtures there. I suppose it helped that there were also electrical outlets (to provide power in the winter for engine heaters).
Fairbanks was better than Iíd expected. With that said, Iím not sure what I expected but I liked Fairbanks. Pioneer Park was fun, I had to pass on the museum at the university (low on money) but the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center was great! Unfortunately, many of the attractions arenít open until after May 16th and many more not until Memorial Day. It didnít help that money wise Iím down to stems and seeds (to coin an expression from my college days). One more week and Iíll be in high cotton again. Fortunately, Iíve never let lack of money stop me from having a good time!


As for Denali, my old friend in Anchorage told me that with the mild winter and the fact that itís not tourist season yet, I may be able to drive into the park. I may as well ask, to coin another expression from a past life I had as a car salesman, if you donít ask you donít get!

Thatís about it; Denaliís hiding in the clouds as usual. However, in 1993 I was here with my son and I hired a bush plane out of Talkeetna and we took a flight-seeing tour of the mountain on a beautiful sunny day.

I hope everythingís going well with all yíall and that youíre all having wonderful travels.

Steve

PS Lloyd, Iíve been traveling in my Caravan and sleeping in the back. There hasnít been much to do in the evenings and the daylight up here goes on forever. When I stay at motels or in my RV I have a place to relax and kick back after a long day, in my Caravan I have a place to drive and a place to sleep. In the evening having a place to kick back and relax, thatís not full of mosquitos, is hard to find up here (and this is just the start of mosquito season). Cold weather and snow doesnít really bother me, but hot weather and mosquitos do. I suppose thatís why I used to take my kids winter camping so much when I lived up north.
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