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Old 01-26-2015, 02:48 PM   #15
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I've got you by a couple of years but also finished college in 74 (had a two year all expenses paid trip courtesy of Uncle Sam in 69-70) and we hit the Smokies, Padre and Big Bend on our newly married ramblings as well. Our vehicle of choice was an early sixties VW Westphalia; I'd sure love to have her back now.

We're also still together - thanks for the pictures and the memories.

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #16
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Great story, John. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Old 01-27-2015, 10:26 AM   #17
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That must have been such an adventure. I wish I would have had the intestinal fortitude to do far reaching adventures that I only dreamed of. Nothing ventured nothing gained except regrets.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:25 PM   #18
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That must have been such an adventure. I wish I would have had the intestinal fortitude to do far reaching adventures that I only dreamed of. Nothing ventured nothing gained except regrets.
Thanks all for your kind comments.

Steve, Our trip certainly was an adventure. But, I don't think I have the fortitude/foolhardiness to undertake such a journey today. Back then, like so many "kids" I thought I was invincible. Over the decades life has convinced me otherwise. Newly married Jill thought I was pretty smart for a few years and joined more than one of my crazy ideas. Ask her about our year earlier 6 week Winter tenting honeymoon thru Western national parks when bears kept tripping over our tent's guy ropes. We both loved that, but she is wiser now and likes a furnace for Winter excursions? From now on we will confine out travels to 49 states and a few Canadian provinces and perhaps even a trip to Europe if I win the lottery. On the other hand, since I don't buy tickets and consider lotteries a tax on folks bad at math, Europe may be out of reach.

Or - Has anyone out there modded their Scamp with floats? Hawaii and Europe would be fun to see via Scamp. Oh wait, I am not 23 anymore and for sure Jill would stay home making sure the life insurance was paid up. ;-)

Happy camping to all, john

PS. The attached picture shows how we rough it these days at Jumbo Rocks campground in Joshua Tree National Park.
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