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Old 09-06-2007, 08:37 PM   #29
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Maybe when he gets back from his sheep hunt . . . . .
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #30
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Maybe when he gets back from his sheep hunt . . . . .
SHEEP HUNT!....we don't need no stinking SHEEP HUNT!
WHERE'S ANN!!!
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:56 AM   #31
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I think Ann got home after the long trek, found the bill for Alaska Joel's new rifle, and he's now living in the Casita with no computer access!
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:18 AM   #32
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I think Ann got home after the long trek, found the bill for Alaska Joel's new rifle, and he's now living in the Casita with no computer access!
What makes you think he would get the Casita????


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Old 09-07-2007, 10:09 AM   #33
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Well the oldtimers like to tell that Ann fell in love with the casita, turned south with the dog at her side and has never been seen or heard of since.

Word has it that Alaska Joel is wandering around the bars in Fairbanks singing country music songs at Karaoke tournaments wearing nothing but sheepskins.

Rumors and sightings abound about a brand new casita with a woman and a dog appearing at KOA campgrounds from Washington to Wyoming, but whenever someone approaches the ghostly image disappears.

Don't know if the mystery will ever be solved, but there you have it.......
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:18 PM   #34
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Have you seen this woman?

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Last seen on US 83 50 miles south of Valentine, Nebraska waving her hands wildly in the air.
If seen contact www.fiberglassrv.com
And send pictures!
Also seeking the whereabouts of one "Alaska Joel".

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Old 09-07-2007, 02:47 PM   #35
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Okay, this is not fair! It's like reading a book almost to the end and finding the last few pages have been torn out! Maybe Ann doesn't know how to get on fiberglassRV (didn't Joel say he's new to the site?) and can't write the ending to the story! Hopefully he'll get back from sheephunting soon and fill us in!
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:18 AM   #36
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The Stinker didn't even post on the 1st....he wasn't leaving until the 2nd. Must have been playing with the new scope.

If he's out hunting until Sept. 20th we got another 2 weeks to wait until we hear the end of Ann's travels.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #37
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:02 AM   #38
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Hello all,

First off, apologies on not posting on the 1st of September. I was up late that night going over final gear check and packing. For all the sheep hunters out there my pack weight was 50 lbs heading in for 7 days, not including my rifle but including two full liters of water.

Ann arrived! I didn't actually lay eyes on her or the trailer until around 9:00am this morning when I rolled into town from Coldfoot. I did go hunting for one week and I left early on the 2nd of September, my 31st birthday, while Ann rolled into Fairbanks from Whitehorse later that evening to reunite with the little ones and all the grandparents who rallied to look after them. So we missed each other that day and I was up in the mountains until late last night.

Ann averaged a little over 600 miles a day the last two days of her journey so she could get into town without the girls spending a night without her. What a champ! She completely washed and scrubbed the trailer down and then hand waxed the entire thing except for the very top. I got the full tour from her today, complete with birthday gifts and a cake, from top to bottom - inside and out. What a treat! Greta and Sadie couldn't be more thrilled with the bunk beds and I'm impressed with the length of bench that it folds into. Four skinny adults could easily sit side by side and eat lunch off of a paper plate in their laps if neccessary. And when we are on the Copper River dipnetting and the wind is blowing glacier silt 400 miles an hour it is going to be neccessary.

We now have a brand new egg with 4000 miles on it, of course, and it weathered the trip pretty well. We lost both front light covers and lights to rocks and there are miscellaneous nicks along the bottom of the front of the trailer and in the wheel wells. The new pickup came with a hitch but I forgot to ask about mud flaps so those are obviously in order for our full time pickup. I'm wondering if nicks in the wheel well of the trailer can be avoided? Otherwise, is there a little pock mark patching I should do to the front? Except for the road wear from rocks, expected in Alaska, everything else appears perfect.

Question already: what are folks putting down in the floor of the shower? Drain mats? Seems like if you run the shower a little there is always a puddle that doesn't drain. Maybe the trailer isn't level or something.

Let's see. First impressions are that I love the awning and the porch light. Second impressions are that I'm glad we upped to vinyl. Third impressions are that the trailer is perfect. We are going to squeeze in an overnight trip this weekend before we put her to bed for winter. Mornings are a little frosty but there isn't any snow so we shouldn't have trouble pulling and this might be the last weekend available for a long time.

There is more to cover, i.e. selling the truck, so I'm going to keep updating frequently. I'll fill in about the weekend overnighter as well. For now I've attached a picture of the happy family taken this evening in the dining wing. Good night!

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HURRAY!
And now we know the rest of the story - or the end of this first chapter, anyway

Yup, not too many camping weekends remaining before freeze-up (But the crowds have thinned out considerably!)

I wonder if a little squeegee would help with the shower puddle...
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Beautiful little girls, and I admire your wife, taking that trip solo. Glad she made it home okay!

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Old 09-11-2007, 01:58 PM   #41
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...and,

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Did you get your sheep?</blockquote>
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:13 PM   #42
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Dear Joel, Ann and girls,
So very, very glad to hear that you made it back to your beautiful family! We lived in Alaska, courtesy of the US Coast Guard for over 10 years off and on, mostly in Kodiak and Juneau. Then we led 10 RV caravans throughout the state. Can't wait to go back!!
You had asked what folks put on their shower floors. We bought 4 Dri-Dek squares from West Marine and will trim them down a bit to fit. They are a flexible rubber/plastic material and other boating supply stores should have them in stock if there is no West Marine in your area.
Enjoy your new Egg!! We pick ours up on October 4th. By all means, do 'thumb through' the Casita Club and Casita Travel Trailer Forums . They offer a wealth of information.
Happy trails and safe travels,
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