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Old 03-23-2006, 11:46 AM   #15
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My thoughts exactly! All I could think of when I saw them on TV was to cringe and think... "Oh my gosh, now everyone is going to think that these people are representational of Roseburg, Oregon (our next largest town)." Made me want to hide.

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Shoot, I thought they represented RVers.

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Old 03-23-2006, 11:51 AM   #16
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On the news they said they took the senic route, off the main road, and would never do that again.

This should be a lesson for each and everyone of us to remember. Let your family know where you are going, the route you will be taking and in bad whether, be sure to have the items required to survive should something go wrong.

I learned this stuff from the people in North Dakota when we were stationed there for 1 year with the US Army. The locals travel with a snowmobeal in the bed of their pickumup truck in the winter.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:02 PM   #17
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On the news they said they took the senic route, off the main road, and would never do that again.
Since we really like the back roads, I sure hope these people stay off of them.

We recently returned from a quick trip to Northern Mexico, and returned to San Diego via Denver, and even taking the Interstate (70), we made sure we were traveling between storms!

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Old 03-23-2006, 03:37 PM   #18
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I remember driving thru Wyoming and looking at the speed limit signs 2 of them, one 6 feet higher than the bottom one.
And the railroad gates that would go across the INTERSTATE saying road closed go back to town.

What do you suppose those mean? Huh?

Think it might be a little snowy there?
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:35 PM   #19
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I am glad these people are ok. And I won't call them stupid, as I have my moments...none like this...but still, I wouldn't want to be caught at my worst. But WHY is this a national news story? Why is this reported as a survival story? Not too long ago they interviewed the people who had to hike out of the Andes (years ago) for ten days from a plane crash. That's a survival story. I can understand how this happened, but as an American survival tale, it's a huge embarassment.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:02 PM   #20
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It's an American Idiots story.

Whenever we go anywhere, we leave a detailed itenerary with relatives, and even with friends. I learned that from my early days of backpacking. Whenever I go hiking I let people know where I'm leaving my vehicle and where the trailhead is and the exact route I'll take and estimated times of departure and return. Same goes with our camping jaunts with our Casita. We tell our closest relatives (and generally my best pal) the campground we'll be using, the duration of the stay, and the routes we'll get taking to get there and to return. It's especially easy to do this in the modern age of email.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:17 PM   #21
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I don't agree with you, that was just stupid as I live about 1 hr from that road and I wouldn't take a 35' motor home on that road in the summer time because of loggers, hunters and site seers that drive to way to fast fast.
That road goes a long way from the Hwy. back in to no man's land, when they started to get in to the snow they should have turned around and went back to the Hwy.
It cost the family a lot of stress and took up a lot of law enforcements time. Jay
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:19 PM   #22
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IBut WHY is this a national news story? Why is this reported as a survival story? Not too long ago they interviewed the people who had to hike out of the Andes (years ago) for ten days from a plane crash. That's a survival story.
And these guys hadn't even started eating each other like in the Andes event!
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Now isn't THIS something... timely and on-topic...

OK, going to my room now...

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It's always fun to go to a restaurant with a group, give them a certain name, and get called:

Donner party of eight.
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Shoot, I thought they represented RVers.

Maybe they represent REAL RVers.
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Boy....tough crowd!!
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:47 PM   #28
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Maybe they represent REAL RVers.

Must be the case. From the pictures I've seen they have a "REAL RV".
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