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Old 12-29-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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1. Never take a So. Cal egg to the Pacific Northwest without doing the windows like you have been meaning to first. And check for other leaks at a car wash or something. I had water coming in from spots I didn't know existed.

My first priority when I get back is to get the egg into the shop and have someone do the windows and roof vent. I might get a cover for the vent to. I haven't been able to open it sometimes due to rain.

2. You can never have too many towels.

3. No, you can't get by with one pair of shoes. As soon as I got to a Fred Meyers, I bought new tennies and rubber boots. The return trip has been much better on my feet.

4. The things you think you will need you don't. I have yet to set up my sattelite dish, or used the new doggie jail I bought. The cover for the doggie jail saved my bacon from the roof vent leak tho. It went over the egg and got bungeed there every nite until I patched the leak.

5. Never forget your levelers. They got left on my porch. I really didn't need all of them, but on the way up, I never unhitched until I reached my resting place in P-Land. The hitch is slightly higher than level, and even tho the slope was not really bad at all (I ran the fridge like that, so I wasn't worried) They may have helped with the leaks.

6. I have one suitcase I haven't even cracked open yet. I always have extra socks etc in the trailer, and have managed to get to laundry enough that what I had in my rucksack has sufficed.

7. No, you cannot get by with wd40, don't be lazy, get out the ball grease I was creaking all the way to P-Land from Stockton, but didn't want to unhitch.

8. I should have gone with the vinyl cushion covering. I fear my cushions are trashed. I haven't been able to completely dry them, even while propped up with the heater going for ever. Any cleaning suggestions?

9. Oregon scales are the best! Pull in, it does it for you. I am only 50 lbs heavier than my last big trip. A whopping 1500 lbs for two weeks and stuff for me and two dogs. Woo Hoo!

10. No matter how bad I think this may have turned out, it is still pretty good I look at the 3 tents a few sites down from me and think "What the heck are they thinking?"

11. Don't change plans!!! I am now contemplating my fate here down south. I have a choice of possible snow in the siskiyous, or a real choice of gail force winds on the coast. I have no idea where I will be tomorrow, or if I am staying HERE in Rogue river.

Yikes!

12. I would do it over again
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:51 AM   #2
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I am only 50 lbs heavier than my last big trip. A whopping 1500 lbs for two weeks and stuff for me and two dogs. Woo Hoo!
Two weeks around Christmas can make one feel that way. Did you weigh your Burro, too?
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:15 AM   #3
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12. I would do it over again
Us Portlandites are going to hold that to you Gina!
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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Jack, while you are IN your room for so long.. take some pics for us, eh?
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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I am only 50 lbs heavier than my last big trip.
Hey, not a bad weight gain for the holidays.

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Old 12-29-2005, 03:34 PM   #6
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On my way to Rogue River this morning I stopped at Valley of the Rogue SP. and meet Gina and her pups. She was just about dried out and doing well and didn't need anything but some dry weather to finish her trip home.
She was about ready to leave and was giving the pups a walk before heading out.
It was nice to meet her and to see her red and white Burro.
We checked the Siskiyou pass and it looked good so I think she will make it to Red Bluff for the night. Jay
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Thanks for the update Jay!

Gina thanks for the report! You are one brave (or stupid ) sole to do all that driving in bad weather! Please make it home safely!

We are heading out to Kernville in the morning. New Years Eve where we can see the stars!
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Send a message via Yahoo to Kurt & Ann K.
We're still praying for travel mercies for all of you.
Thanks for the updates on your journeys.
Enjoy your travels as we enjoy your reports.
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Just got a PM from Gina and she is in a campground north of Stockton, Ca.
She needed to get off the road as it was to windy, but she is OK.
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Boy Howdy Gina, You done got while the gottin' was good!!! There were (still is) major mudslides on I-5 which has closed both north and south lanes from Ashland Or. to hilt...exactually where you were headed! You missed it by "that much". I had a gig last night in Jacksonville, and on my way out, there was a high water warning....I missed one but the second one was so deep that the water was like a wave oner the front of my little truck...no worries.
Now get back home, safely, and you'll have great stories about "The storm that almost got ya". Sorry we missed you at Valley of the Rogue, but maybe some other time.
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The green sections are where there are flood warnings in Oregon and California!

The local Umpqua River is up to the tippy top, lapping at a log that was lodged during the 1964 flood.

"Rain, rain, go away... don't come back for awhile."
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