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Old 08-16-2013, 11:15 PM   #21
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10 year from now, you'll see how much you paid for gas, and think "DANG THAT WAS CHEAP!"
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #22
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10 year from now, you'll see how much you paid for gas, and think "DANG THAT WAS CHEAP!"

(chuckle) I remember a trip back home about 10 years ago (met and married my DH in Tampa bay..dragged him back here, so really it's *his* home...) and got mad as a settin' hen when we stopped to fuel up in the panhandle and had to pay...

$2.50/gallon!

(sigh...oh for the good not so old days)
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #23
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(chuckle) I remember a trip back home about 10 years ago (met and married my DH in Tampa bay..dragged him back here, so really it's *his* home...) and got mad as a settin' hen when we stopped to fuel up in the panhandle and had to pay...

$2.50/gallon!

(sigh...oh for the good not so old days)
And you thought that was cheap?

I (and let's admit it, some of you also can ) remember when it was less than a buck a gallon (and that was for the old Ehyle (sp) type) .

And you also got Green Stamps, Glasses and other goodies at some stations.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #24
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Before we even picked up our TT I bought a lined hardbound book for our journal. We both write thoughts, observations and a brief record of each trip we've taken. It sits on the dinette table on a non-slip pad. I also keep a separate and simple computerized log for our li'l Clipper. I use it to record starting and ending miles using my TV odo, start and end points, and reason for the entry (in for service or trip to Bodega Bay, e.g.). Not fancy, but it serves our purposes. In addition, I keep in our TV a binder with all the manuals, records and whatnots for our TT. Don't want to know how much I spend on gas -- whatever the cost it's worth it!
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:09 PM   #25
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I have been keeping a log of our trips for years. When we take an extended trip I recap all of the expenses - miles driven - etc.

Have a friend who before his health failed always wintered in Quartzite, AZ & he even keep a journal of the weather - well mostly the temps.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:38 PM   #26
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I have been keeping a journal since 2001. I put the location, the name of the campground, the dates, the weather, site #, price of gas at the pump, price of the campground, who was camping with us and then just comments as to what we did while there and special items worth mentioning. I only use one page to keep it compact unless we are doing more then a weekend then I use more then one page. I always seem to fill it in on the way home from the weekend.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #27
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Just started a new journal for my new TT. It will help to validate things.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #28
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I have kept a journal of all our travels since we were first married. I used to hand write in notebooks, but for several years have used my laptop to record our trips. Before buying our Solera motorhome, I included details of hotel costs. Now I record campground information costs. I've recorded fuel costs, too - it's fun to look back! I like to include some of my photos, too. We've enjoyed looking back and reading the details of our travels, history of the area, and sometimes simple details such as special meals we shared.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #29
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I've been keeping a journal since 2009 and wish I had thought about it sooner. It's fun to go back and read our past experiences.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:25 PM   #30
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I told DH this last trip (9 days in the Smokies..Pigeon Forge...and over in to Cherokee, NC) is gonna take at least four pages! about 650 miles each way there and from the park...1300 miles, and an additional 600 miles in day trip site seeing.

And, of course, the Bristol NASCAR race! One more item checked off on our bucket list.

We ended up with lots of email addresses from the great folks camping in that small park (Up The Creek...35 spaces) and even from the folks here in the US from Holland in a Leprechaun, four kids and the parents. They were there specifically to drive through the Smoky Mountain National Park...then off to Gettysburg and the White House...*huge* American History buffs. They've toured the West coast and flew in to NY, rented the RV and are now touring the East coast.

They spoke amazingly good English (it's required there, along with German, beginning in 9th grade) and I only stumped her once, with her profession...she struggled with the correct adjectives...turns out she's an Occupational Rehab Specialist. She knows the correct title now!

I swear I'm reliving my childhood...when we traveled 2 weeks every year in a Country Squire station wagon and a tent...only this time we're doing it with a much greater level of comfort, and this time I'm documenting it all, not just with pictures...which I have tons of, along with the old Brownie Camera Mom took 'em with.
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