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Old 07-21-2003, 02:19 PM   #15
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I'm going to sound like a broken record

But I say GO FOR IT! I have a 16' Casita and love it and I know you will too.
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Old 07-22-2003, 10:51 AM   #16
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This Memorial weekend, there was a Trans Am race at Lime Rock Park in CT. These are 700 HP plus race cars. It was raining for the race which made it very difficult to keep the cars on the track, so much go fast. The car that came in 5th in the race was driven by Paul Newman. The car number was 78, which happens to be his age. Ability matters, not age.
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Old 07-22-2003, 08:51 PM   #17
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Frank, You need to do what makes you and the misses happy. We have a limited amount of time and energy to use. I would say that you still have the energy required. I would love to know where you are located as I know of four Fiberglass owners in my neighborhood in Florida. Good luck to you and happy trails.... Remember we have a Florida Scamp Camp coming up in February. Julie
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Old 07-23-2003, 10:08 PM   #18
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Do it

Frank;

You have experience with a RV. You know what you are getting into and you know you would love to do it again.


................................ DO IT...:wave :wave................................
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Old 07-26-2003, 06:14 PM   #19
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I need your input...

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I hope that the reason we haven't heard from June & Frank K. is that they are busy buying and setting up a Casita or equivalent. They may not have had time to correspond with us since. Frank if you are checking back periodically, please let us known what progress you may be making. Best Wishes
CHEERS:banana :dance :banana
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Old 07-27-2003, 02:31 PM   #20
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80 YR OLD DRIVERS ????

HERE IS A REPORT ON THE TEST THAT MUST BE TAKEN FOR FLORIDA DRIVERS OVER 80 YRS OLD. THE TESTER CHECKS YOUR STRENGTHS , BALANCE, AND MOBILITY. THE EYE EXAM IS ELABORATE, INCLUDING TEST ON PERIPHERAL VISION AND DEPTH PERCEPTION. THEN COMES THE COGNITIVE TEST. I HAVE TO LOOK AT A SHAPE , THEN TURN THE PAPER AND PICK OUT ALL THE SHAPES THAT MATCH FROM A CONFUSING ARRAY OF SIMILAR SHAPES. NEXT , I HAVE TO DRAW LINES CONNECTING TRIANGLES AND CIRCLES , GOING FROM THE SMALLEST TO THE LARGEST. I HAVE TO DRAW A CLOCK FACE SHOWING 11:10 . NEXT THE EXAMINER READS ME A STORY AND I HAVE TO REPEAT IT TO HER. NEXT , SHE GAVE ME A MINUTE TO LIST ALL THE ANIMALS I CAN THINK OF. THEN ANOTHER MINUTE TO LIST ALL THE WORDS THAT BEGIN WITH " M ". THE EXAMINER AND HER STOP WATCH ADD STRESS. NEXT YOU TAKE AN ON THE ROAD TEST, AFTER THAT YOU EITHER MADE THE GRADE OR YOU WALK. NOW DONT LAUGH
-- YOU SEE , AFTER ANY ONE THAT GETS THREE TICKETS IN A 3 YR TIME , ANY AGE , WILL HAVE
TO TAKE SAME TEST. SO , THAT IS IT FOR FLA OVER 80 DRIVERS STARTING THE FIRST OF NEXT YEAR. WELL - I STILL AM GOING TO GO CAMPING , PULLING THE BIGGER EGG . NOW YOU KNOW JUNE AND FRANK K
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Old 07-27-2003, 10:11 PM   #21
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June and Frank, I am delighted to hear that you folks are going to get
a fiberglass trailer. I sure hope you keep us posted on all your travels.
Not only will it make for inspirational reading but it will also be most helpful for others your age contemplating getting a trailer.

I am curious about some aspects of the Florida test. Testing strength,
balance, and mobility seems inapplicable. Parapalegics and others with
mobility, balance and strength impairments regularly earn drivers' licences by passing vision, traffic regulation and road tests. The parts of the tests that seem to be testing IQ (all animals with M, repeat this story etc.) are equally strange as we don't test IQ for others applying for a licence. It's always been (rightly) assumed that if you can pass the written and road tests you're smart enough.(Are a lot of elderly Floridians running over Manatees and unable to tell highway patrol what it was they struck?)

Not being a constitutional law expert I'm nonetheless confident that
these Florida laws don't pass "equal protection of the laws" in the
14th Amendment ('course that's happened before in Florida!).

On a more down to earth note you might want to investigate what
your local chapter of AAA and AARP can do for you with regards to
test preparation etc. Both of these organizations are dedicated to
keeping qualified elderly drivers behind the wheel. Good luck and thanks for the update!
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:58 PM   #22
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The M words and story repeating, plus drawing the time on a clock, have nothing to do with IQ, but they have everything to do with memory. All are used for testing of cognitve defects and forms of dementia,ie: alzhiemers. I know people who could pass the drivers test, but at times can't remember what the stop sign means. They can also tell you what they may have done four years ago, but can't tell you what they had for breakfast. I had to make other transportation means for a family member because it was no longer safe for her to be on the road. She still could drive well, she just couldn't remember where she was going to or how to get back, plus she may not recognize a traffic sign, or remember the difference between red and green. She was also very good at hiding the problem. Age has nothing to do with this, it's just that this disease process generally starts to manifest itself in upper years.
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Old 07-30-2003, 09:31 AM   #23
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Florida Driver's Tests

I was really impressed with the 'recipe' for driver's testing in Florida. With that list of activities, I would be hard pressed to pass it today. But it is simply not true. :shg Florida's new law only tests vision, and not until a driver hits 80 years old. The law also mandates the state to come up with transportation alternatives for seniors who lose their licenses. Listed are several sources to check on that claim. :E

http://www.nbc6.net/news/2340985/detail.html

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/05/02/news_pf/...ehind_the.shtml

http://www.naplesnews.com/03/06/naples/d921532a.htm
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Old 08-03-2003, 01:10 PM   #24
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9000km trip to make date
August 3 2003
The Sun-Herald

An 85-year-old Englishman took his ageing campervan on a round trip of more than 9000 kilometres so that he could buy his sweetheart a surprise dinner.

Douglas Garner's gesture took him 9470 kilometres from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, to Turkey where 77-year-old Dorothea Maidment was on holiday with a friend.

Eating and sleeping in his two-berth, 12-year-old van, it took Mr Garner six days to reach the resort of Fethiye in southern Turkey.

After buying Mrs Maidment dinner, Mr Garner stayed in Turkey for only a day and a half before heading home.

"It was absolutely fantastic," said Mrs Maidment, a widow. "He said that he would like to come down to Fethiye, but I never expected him to show up."
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