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Old 06-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #21
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Our big Summer trip!

Thanks Russell! If we have time we will check it out.


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Old 06-17-2015, 05:49 PM   #22
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Davidceder....

Lord willing, we arrive in Jackson, WY on the 7-8, then on to Colter Bay for a couple of days then on to Flagg Ranch for 3 days then over to Buffalo Bill State Park near Cody Dow a few days before moving toward Mt Rushmore...

Any of those dates close to where you'll be??


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Old 06-17-2015, 06:31 PM   #23
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Looks like a great trip! I look forward to hearing more about it.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:11 PM   #24
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Enjoy the trip Tater, post some pics along the way.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:49 PM   #25
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Getting her loaded up.

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Next have to wash the toad. You have to have a clean toad!

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And need to make the tow dolly shine!

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:54 PM   #26
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Hope you don't hit drive on transmission. !! Dolly be gone!!

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Old 06-17-2015, 09:31 PM   #27
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I too did a similar trip last Fall - 16 states, 12,000 miles and took 8 weeks to do it. Still, we were running from sight to sight never able to stop and smell the roses. My recommendation is to realize you have a left-brain mentality like I do. You will see many, many sights, get home exhausted and wonder why you didn't have the fun you thought you would. We DHs have to see these trips from our DW's and children's perspective so THEY can enjoy the trip and not just you! Ask what THEY want to see, and then take them on the trip THEY want, and you'll come home a whole lot more satisfied and so will your family.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:51 PM   #28
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I too did a similar trip last Fall - 16 states, 12,000 miles and took 8 weeks to do it. Still, we were running from sight to sight never able to stop and smell the roses. My recommendation is to realize you have a left-brain mentality like I do. You will see many, many sights, get home exhausted and wonder why you didn't have the fun you thought you would. We DHs have to see these trips from our DW's and children's perspective so THEY can enjoy the trip and not just you! Ask what THEY want to see, and then take them on the trip THEY want, and you'll come home a whole lot more satisfied and so will your family.

I completely agree. Like I said earlier this trip is dynamic. If we don't make it to Portland that's fine - if we do make it to Portland that works too! If we want to spend more time in Yellowstone or Glacier - we as a family will decide that. Well...ok the girls will decide that. Lol!

Like I said. I'm just the driver. 😊



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Old 06-17-2015, 10:05 PM   #29
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Well whatever you do have some fun. It sounds like my kind of trip. I'm not a good planner and prefer to wonder and see what we see.



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Old 06-17-2015, 10:14 PM   #30
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Our big Summer trip!

Thanks Phil!

Busy evening today.

Got Toad washed and vacuumed

Dolly shined

Coach washed and wheels shined

Turned sprinkler system on and repaired a few broken heads.

It doesn't seem like a lot but man I worked my behind off!

Tomorrow.

Fill coach with water

Top off diesel

Get part to fix sprinkler system that I didn't have

Pack my clothes

Wait for wife to get home and hopefully leave by 5pm or so. Get 3-4 hours on the road the camp for the night.

These trips are a lot of work!!!😊

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Old 06-17-2015, 10:25 PM   #31
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But didn't you say your two teenage daughters going?? They be all kind of help. All you have to do is drive !! Lol

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Old 06-18-2015, 09:14 AM   #32
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Thanks Phil!

Busy evening today.

Got Toad washed and vacuumed

Dolly shined

Coach washed and wheels shined

Turned sprinkler system on and repaired a few broken heads.

It doesn't seem like a lot but man I worked my behind off!

Tomorrow.

Fill coach with water

Top off diesel

Get part to fix sprinkler system that I didn't have

Pack my clothes

Wait for wife to get home and hopefully leave by 5pm or so. Get 3-4 hours on the road the camp for the night.

These trips are a lot of work!!!��

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Looks like you may have some down time so if you want, you could stop by and give me a hand washing my coach!!


All kidding aside, sounds like a trip that I'm sure everyone will remember. Hope you have a fun, safe trip.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:13 PM   #33
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Play by play pics.....I love it.
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:20 PM   #34
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How are you going to do all that in just 10 days??? Sounds like the Griswold's trip to the Grand Canyon....

We will be doing the Tetons and Yellowstone plus Mt Rushmore and much, much more beginning July 2 but we are taking two months to "get er done"....


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HA!! Try this one..... When I was around 28-30 did 4000 miles in 10 days.... On a Honda 750 motorcycle.

DW said it was one of the best vacations she ever had... but we did keep it turnin' and burnin'

Seriously, going without much of a plan is (IMHO) the best way to go... no schedules make it more relaxing.

We did it last summer, but that work camper gig in Durango, CO upset our psychological clocks so badly is pretty much screwed up the rest of the summer.

This year much better.... The karma gods are more friendly. We always say we go where ever the wind blows us; but mostly cool in the summer and warm in the winter......

Not that Yosemite is very cool right now, but better than Phoenix or Yuma.

We came to Yosemite area expecting to stay at most 3-4 weeks. Now we may be here until the end of September. Talk about planning "on the fly"....



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Old 06-18-2015, 05:55 PM   #35
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Lift off in T-minus 5. Hopefully! Lol!!

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:59 PM   #36
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Roll on. Enjoy!!

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:05 PM   #37
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TaterColo, I am sure you have researched this route thoroughly and it will be great. One small caution to keep in mind. The route you payed out from Portland to Boise is for all practical purposes a slow, two lane run. If you are heading down through the Silverton, OR area it is beautiful. Bend is a great town with lots to do and see but from Bend to Ontario, OR not so much! This is a 55mph speed zone that is not enforced too much but if you get stopped it is going to hurt your pocketbook so be aware. High, dry desert which is pretty in its own right but very different from Colorado.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:27 PM   #38
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Thanks for that!

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Looks like you already broke your windshield !! Bet that not be the last time you see that picture in front of you !!

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Have a great trip.
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