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Old 12-31-2005, 12:50 PM   #85
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Hi Gina - we add our gratitude for your safe (though trying) travels, and our appreciation of your journaling so we can all follow along. As others have said, you are in our prayers and we look forward a post stating you are safe at home on your mountain.
Safe journeys - L 'n D

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:00 PM   #86
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Send a message via Yahoo to Kurt & Ann K.
And Gina,
I think everyone will echo these sentiments......
C'mon home when you think it's safe to do so,---or maybe a little later?!
Kurt & Ann K.

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:00 PM   #87
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But the worst was.... I was on the Pan Am flight that left Heathrow just before the Lockerby one.


Take it easy, and get back when it's safe and prudent to do so. I've come to learn that work will always be there when you get back.
I've enjoyed reading the travelog - maybe I'll get to make some trips this summer with my not-an-egg.
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:10 PM   #88
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Yikes! Indeed.

I guess you're The Wandering (wondering?) Blogger.

I’m inclined to suggest you pass on any future visits to Michigan. We’re a peninsula after all. After your visit, we might break away and become an island! Still, more beach front property I suppose.

I chased leaks on my boat for some time. Finally, I just bit the bullet and pulled all the windows completely out, really cleaned all the mating surfaces and re-bed them. It took a couple days because you’re supposed to let the silicone cure mostly before you finish tightening things down the last little bit. You don’t want to squeeze everything out tightening all the way down when the silicone is still uncured. Leak free so far. Something like that might be in your future too. Sounds like a lazy summer weekend project.

I'm enjoying your trip by proxy. Keep safe but have fun.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:15 PM   #89
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Nothing exciting happened today, other than being offered meth at the KOA I had intended to stay at. I had just gotten out of the car to register.. I got back in and toodled to Tulare.

I am in an rv park more intended for long stays, but it is clean and has all the ammenities and is fine. (No, My dish is still in it's case )

The 5er that dropped is here too They had it checked in Stockton and made it this far. No damage to trailer, just the tug and the guys pride. They are on thier way to Palm Springs, so maybe they will follow me all the way home

The biggest problem I had today was trying to figure out what to eat for left overs and fresh. My fridge is full and I have to eat it all or throw it away. The only restaraunt food I have eaten on this trip was at Kennedy school. So.. I haven't spent much money at all.

Tonite I will add it all up, since Tulare isn't exactly a hot spot for anything, much less new years eve.

The temps are way up for this time of year, so Tehachapi tomorrow at an rv park there. Then home.

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Old 12-31-2005, 09:52 PM   #90
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This just off of Tripcheck

Informational only

Comments: The Valley of the Rogue Rest area is closed, due to high water.
See what I mean, Vern? The site I was in was right on, but above the river. I can't imagine it is flooded, but
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:15 PM   #91
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I heard on the news the Rogue River is running about 5 feet above flood stage east of Grants Pass. The Valley of the Rogue park is what, about 12 miles east of Grants Pass?

Our weather report shows the next 10 days of rain
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:59 PM   #92
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Out of curiosity, I mapped out Gina D's trip.
I must say, i'm very impressed with the amount of ground covered on this trip.
For anyone interested, here it is.
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Old 12-31-2005, 11:08 PM   #93
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Wow Norm! Thanks!

Now I can say.. wherever I go, there I was!
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:18 AM   #94
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oh wow.. you really did cover some ground.. your so BRAVE and this time of yr... !! Hope your home safe now.... This is one adventure I am sure you will never forget and have many memories of xmas of 05..
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:13 AM   #95
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I hope this isn't too late.

I think you should avoid northern California altogether on your trip. Go up through Nevada and Idaho then west to Oregon and Washington.
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Old 01-01-2006, 05:46 PM   #96
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Morgan, I did that on my way back once, but it was to avoid Los Angelas (See, I have lived here 11 years and I still can't spell it)

I am at the Indian Hill RV Ranch in Tehachapi. My intent was to go to Brite Lake, unhitch, go see this famous Tehachapi Loop for trains and do laundry etc, but the county park at the lake was closed, I knew this was across the way in case it was.

I am in the cheap seats, "A" section, which is a typical RV park, but it is pretty away from everything. There is a small housing developement going up across the way that is new since the last time I was here. Progress at it's finest.

Oddly enough, there is no bathrooms here. I am in a full hook up spot, and as I rarely ever use a public bathroom, it is not a concern. It just seems a bit wierd.

It was a very short day. I left Tulare at 11 and was here by 1, including a stop at the grocery store. I tired of my left overs and the dogs will eat well tonite

It is windy, rainy and cold enough to snow, it seems. I have BOTH my cube and propane heater going, but I also have 2 open windows to help with condensation.

I had hoped to get here early enough to do some hiking, but the weather has put a cabosh on that. Mr Squirrel and Mr. Monkey are coming in handy today.

Tomorrow, I will be home. I stopped here because I like it up here, and so that I will have a short drive home tomorrow instead of pushing it, getting home late and then facing work in the AM after unloading all this wet stuff.

Someone had mentioned doing a rally here. I am niether impressed (It's just another pull thru) or disgusted (AS well, it's just another paved pull thru) at the section I am in, but the upper sections "Behind the Gate" may be suitable.

Brite Lake is a big overgrown pond, but the fishing is supposed to be good if you are so inclined. On one of my trips using the Element as a motorhome, I got stuck there in a swamp during a hailstorm.. in August LOL!

I NEED my dish this stop BUT, it is far to windy to set it up. I have clamps and things to keep it in place, and if the rain lets up at all, I may go do that, but for now I can live with fuzzy Bakersfield stations that come in off the rabbit ears.

I am going to make a big Chicken dinner (Did you know a fry pan with a lid makes an effective small oven?) and dry out my feet again..
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Old 01-01-2006, 07:27 PM   #97
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Whats this white stuff falling from the sky? I am going to be very annoyed (And embarrassed) if I outran the weather in the Pacific NW only to get stuck in the snow in SO CAL!!!!!

Lizbeth is north of here at Lake Issabella. I wonder what is happening with her?
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:06 PM   #98
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HI! Gina,
I see that you are getting their and that you are OK, it's still raining here in the Rogue valley. I hope that you don't get to much snow and that you have a safe trip home tomorrow.
How are the pups doing? Happy New year to you. Jay

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