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Old 01-06-2003, 10:39 PM   #29
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In February we are planning to leave Red Deer, Alberta and drive to San Diego. We'll only have two weekends and one week, so it really will be a drive and not much else. Apparently there is a great pie place in the San Diego area - that will be about all we have time for before we have to head back.:) Mainly, we're just looking for a break from the winter here, even if it is just for a short while.
Which way are you going to San Diego down California, I-5 Frwy or US-101 Frwy? If you go down US-101 Frwy, maybe we could have a cup of coffee together.
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:43 AM   #30
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Robert uses a Casita as a U.S. traveling office!

If you happened to miss Robert Brummett's post (above), be sure you go back to it. Then, if you have Irish heritage (as I do via Scotland and Canada), be sure to check out Robert's web site.

http://www.celtictraveler.com

Robert, you may set a record for a Casita if you travel to 49 states. (I doubt that you will add the 50th-state sticker on the Casita, but you'll certainly enjoy the very different type of farming and farming families in HI.)

That brings up an interesting point: who has traveled to the most states? Who to the most provinces? (Suz or JJ might want to start a different thread for that one, so that we stay topical.):inbox
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Old 01-07-2003, 08:43 AM   #31
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Hi, all!

Thanks for the nice welcome!

Yes, that's Ireland, but the form seemed to want to cut off the last four letters. The Dingle Peninsula is home when I am there.

My Casita is home, office, bunkhouse, cookshack, and "darkroom" when I am on the road. I put darkroom in quotes because I am in the process--sometimes painful, sometimes delightful--of changing over from traditional media to digital for much of my work. Thus, my Casita (named "Otra," as in "my other house" as well as an acronym for "On the road again") is where I transfer images from the storage media to my laptop where they can be reviewed, edited, even printed out if I want to leave some behind with my hosts. So far it has proven to be almost ideal.

I pull with a Ford F150 Kingcab V8 4x4 with a long (8') capped bed, so I have LOTS of wheelbase and hardly know that Otra is even back there. Otra is a 2003 17' Spirit Deluxe with "everything" including hi-lift axle and linoleum floor. (Traveling with a dawg means that lino will be much easier to keep relatively tidy than the standard carpet material.)

The only "mainland" state I have missed so far is ND, and I'm working on that. But that's before Otra, so she has a lot of catching up to do. And why NOT Hawaii? Casitas should float just fine!
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:53 PM   #32
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Which way are you going to San Diego down California, I-5 Frwy or US-101 Frwy? If you go down US-101 Frwy, maybe we could have a cup of coffee together.

Hi Michael,

We were thinking that it will be Highway 15 all the way down. I have a trip plan coming from the Automobile Association so will see if they have any other suggestions. We would prefer to come down the coast by US-101 as the temperatures would be better on route (and it is so much nicer than the highway), but we thought that it would take an additional day to the coast and then still the three days down to San Diego.

If we do go the costal route, we'll let you know! Thank you for the thought. Marion
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Old 01-07-2003, 08:06 PM   #33
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We were thinking that it will be Highway 15 all the way down. I have a trip plan coming from the Automobile Association so will see if they have any other suggestions. We would prefer to come down the coast by US-101 as the temperatures would be better on route (and it is so much nicer than the highway), but we thought that it would take an additional day to the coast and then still the three days down to San Diego.

If we do go the costal route, we'll let you know! Thank you for the thought. Marion
:wave Marion,

There is actually four routes going south though California.
*****1. Hwy 395 (eastern side of the High Sierras, don’t take that one)
*****2. US Interstate 5, “I-5” (fastest but hot and ugly)
*****3. US 101 Frwy (slightly inland and some coastal - my choice for the southern half of California)
*****4. US Hwy 1 (follows the coast, slow, windy, and beautiful)

I would take I-5 to the “Bay Area” (San Francisco Area) and then take one of the Freeways over to US Frwy 101 and go closer to the coast.

Keep me posted which way you decide on. Would love to meet you.
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:47 AM   #34
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2003 Plans

Our plan is not to plan any more than we have to. That is one of the main reason we use a travel trailer to travel in. We will be at the National Fiberglass Rally in Lexington, Ky. in June. Other wise the plan is to visit several state parks in Florida and the south east. Some of the time will be spent on the road at rest areas, private homes, and maybe even Wal-Mart parking lots.
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Old 01-15-2003, 01:23 PM   #35
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IF we get a trailer before summer, we are hoping to drive to Boulder, CO via New Mexico. Intended stops:
1. Guadalupe Mtns National Park, West Texas
2. Carlsbad Caverns, N.M.
3. Santa Fe, N.M.
4. Some of the national forests in N.M. in the mountains where it's nice and cool
5. Boulder

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Old 01-15-2003, 01:56 PM   #36
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2003 plan

:wave lopez lake in april. lexington ky, and dc, and many points between here and there in june.
back home in rio linda in time to leave for sidney,au, about july 23.
have not planned further yet.:)
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:05 PM   #37
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With our NEW used 5th wheel Scamp...

We are taking two weeks at the end of June and going to northwest Montana. We will camp at the entance of Glacier National Park. I will attend a 6-day watercolor painting workshop and my husband will hike and bike in Glacier. Can't wait!

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Old 03-02-2003, 01:52 AM   #38
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summer trip

Last summer we did a long trip - BC to Drumheller, to Dinosaur Prov. Park, to Waterton National Park, back to BC. We did this over 2 weeks.

This year, I am heading for the Bolerama event in Cache Creek, and perhaps to Bella Coola, both of these trips are a short distance.

SO having back surgery next month, so perhaps less camping this year?
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Old 03-04-2003, 07:14 AM   #39
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Rick >> back surgery

Ouch! But maybe your SO (and you) can play on fiberglassrv.com full-time to speed their recovery! :)

Nancy>> Glacier

Nancy ... where are you going to stay at Glacier? Inside the park?

You can (and should) make reservations on the net for some (but not all) the National Park campgrounds. We've stayed at St. Mary's (eastside) and Fish Creek (westside). No services, so you'll have to practice your dry-camping skills!

Wish we were going with you!
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RVing Near Bigfork?

Charles, my watercolor workshop is in Lakeside on the NW side of Flathead Lake. I figure that we should probably find a place to camp somewhere in or near Bigfork. Does anyone have any ideas of good places to camp around there?

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Old 03-04-2003, 01:01 PM   #41
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Kalispell

There are several highly-rated Good Sam commercial campgrounds in Kalispell, up the road from Bigfork, towards Glacier.

But we've always stayed inside Glacier ... with no services.

By the way, you are not allowed to pull a trailer ... even one of our little jewels ... through Glacier National Park, over Going To The Sun road.

You'll have to skirt along the outside bottom of the park to get to Bigfork
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That's good information to know, Charles. Thank you. I think Bigfork is only 15 minutes east around the lake from where I will be doing my painting workshop. Kalispell is about 30 minutes north from that location. I think we will probably want to be closer than Kalispell.

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