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Old 06-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #31
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We are planning our first "road trip" to Arkansas, I've worked there before but not for long. So if anyone has any suggestions on what do see, do or where to camp I would appreciate it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:21 AM   #32
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Just returned from Hot Springs a couple weeks ago and the national park there had some campingsites. We also went to Creater of Diamonds which had some camping sites, but the hunting for diamonds is so, so
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:45 PM   #33
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Well we had a May long weekend out with friends & just got back from a weekend Walleye fishing on Lesser Slave Lake in northern Alberta, two great weekends.

Now we need to get ready for a trip across North America to end up in Anagonish Nova Scotia, a month long excursion.

We will head South to Shelby Montana then east on Hyway 2, cross back into Canada around Detroit then east in Ontarion before dropping back into the US in upper New York State and on to the east coast.

Should any of you see us in our travels let yourself be known, it would be great to meet some of you.

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #34
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Having fun in Durango, CO

Well, been here two weeks just generally lounging and loafing. So for our last day, we decided to ride the narrow gauge RR, even though we've done it several times before.

Excitement abounded, as we broke a piston about 12 miles north of Durango. Had to back about 3 miles down the hill to get to a siding where they could re-power the thing with another locomotive.

Lost an hour and a half, but heck it's all part of the fun, right??

Then, coming back from Silverton, we heard what sounded like 12 gauge shotgun shells going off really CLOSE. Turns out they were something called "track torpedoes" designed to warn the engineer of trouble on the track ahead.

The train in front of us had brake problems and could not continue down the hill. So, they took OUR engine and combined the cars from both trains to continue the trip back to Durango, leaving the second disabled steam locomotive of the day, sitting on a siding.

All l this shuffling around added another 90 minute delay. Total trip time is typically about 9 hours; turned into 12.5 hours for us. A real high adventure.

Now for those who've never taken the D&SNG RR trip, I STILL highly recommend it. Some of the rolling stock is approaching 90 years old, so can be a little persnickety at times.

In riding this thing 4-5 times over the last 20 years, this is the first time this has ever happened to me.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:13 PM   #35
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Beginning to get really antsy here..... Turned on inside frig and started packing MH today.... Will continue packing and moving toward launch date of the 30th....

We are ready to hit the road and get to enjoying our trip...
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #36
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We are planning our first "road trip" to Arkansas, I've worked there before but not for long. So if anyone has any suggestions on what do see, do or where to camp I would appreciate it.
Howdy fellow mosquito bait, we just got back from Lake Catherine State Park near Hot Springs, AR. If you can get reservations there (especially on the water), I highly recommend it. There is much to do in the park from horseback trail rides, to renting boats for the lake. Even a short walk to a little waterfall. Here is where I posted some pics.

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs, AR

Hot Springs itself, has all kind of things to do. I always like walking around downtown Hot Springs, where they have many different attractions. We actually rode the duck boat tours this year, and the tour guides are hilarious. This guy had us laughing about the whole time.

Take a Virtual Tour - National Park Duck Tours - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Lake Catherine State Park is near Hot Springs in the Arkansas Ouachita Mountains - Arkansas State Parks
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:01 AM   #37
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Going to start our trip from Washington State across the top of the US, down the eastern side then across the bottom and back up to the PNW. Taking 10 months...wish us luck. Any tips are welcome!!
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Been in Maine for a month and heading back.....

home to Daphe, Alabama now. We are camped in Sevierville, TN and will stay here for a couple of days and arrive home on June 23. Busted a jack pad and knocked a bedroom cabnet door off for the second time while gone. Will get those repaired and park it until Fall.
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home to Daphe, Alabama now. We are camped in Sevierville, TN and will stay here for a couple of days and arrive home on June 23. Busted a jack pad and knocked a bedroom cabnet door off for the second time while gone. Will get those repaired and park it until Fall.
Yeah, we had a fire extinguisher on the floor just next to the bed platform. After we retracted the slide the damn thing rolled into a position such that when I next extended the slide it ripped a small cabinet next to the bed completely of it's mounting!!!

Bummer....... I hate it when that happens.

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