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Old 03-14-2006, 02:57 PM   #15
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Hi Guys...wow Gina, we get that white stuff back home! Didn't want it here! Scooped up a handful of hail for a photo shoot on the 13th in Carlsbad, but am now basking in the sun on the bluffs of San Elijo SP... Beautiful! Off to Barstow on the 16th (KOA) and then to Circus Circus Koa in Vegas for two nites and then the Canyon. After that??? three weeks of wandering and following the sun (I Hope!!) befor returning to the frozen North in April. TTFN...Alistair
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:46 AM   #16
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Please consider spending a couple days in Death Valley National Park before heading to "The Circus". It'll be like travelling from one planet to another
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:22 PM   #17
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Hi eggers...the Safari continues. Three days in Vegas in a BIG parking lot at Circus Circus...toured the strip on those Deuce double deckers, then over the mountains to Calico Ghost Town campground. Marvellous stop! Real mines and authentic setting. Drove Route 66 for a bit. Grand Canyon was a bust...six inches of snow and cooooold! Had the cube electric AND the catalytic 3000 btu heaters and survived the nite! South then...and Lost Dutchman SP near Phoenix. Beautiful! Mountains, saguaros, coyotes howling and the Apache trail out to Tortilla Flats a superb side trip. Now ensconced in Catalina SP near Tucson...also a great camp. Off to Patagonia Lake SP for the next two days and time to head for San Antonio TX, and then Canada by the April 6th scheduled end of our Safari. Will post then. So far so good (other than losing the "Toad's" licence plate...or perhaps it was a Vegas souvenir for someone...) We're at the 7000 mile mark and the navigator and me are still on speaking terms. As a postscript...we will spend our 42nd wedding anniversary in Arizona on the 28th of this month!
Happy Trails fellow campers...Alistair
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:41 PM   #18
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We're at the 7000 mile mark and the navigator and me are still on speaking terms.
I think I know just what you mean!
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:25 PM   #19
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You got it,Fred. But we celebrated year 42 in Nogales at LaRoca restaurant...perfect. Patagonia SP is a bird watchers' paradise, and a pretty place to park an egg. We extended our stopover for two more days and bought some more travel insurance to allow us to return to Canada a week later...on the 12 of April.Next- San Antonio and down to the Gulf SP's in TX. Then we hope to cross over to the Florida panhandle for a last hurrah before going home. It's warm here and we're lovin' it! TTFN...Alistair
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:35 AM   #20
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I'm hoping for safe travels home for you two. Sure have enjoyed sharing your adventures!

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Old 04-05-2006, 11:41 AM   #21
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Thanks, Nancy. It's been an adventure! We had a great two days in San Antonio, and moved back to Goose Island SP in TX for our last five days of leisure before hitting the roads home. Goose Island is beautiful...we're camped on the waterfront with the Gulf about eight feet from our door. Warm and windy, and a nearly deserted park as the "winter Texans" have all headed north. Should be back in Canada on the 11th. Bye for now...Alistair
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:52 PM   #22
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Great trip report! Keep it coming!
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:25 PM   #23
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We're baaaack! 14500 km and 67 days and me and the navigator are still on speaking terms...even planning our next gig! Left Goose early when the wind picked up , and "stste parked" our way through north east Texas. Stopped in Hot Springs Arkansa at a KOA and went to to the Baths and "took the waters"- quite a retro experience! Got to Hurricane Mills Tennessee a day after the tornadoes had passed through and stayed at our old standby, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington... truly a gem of a park. Other than entering Canada via the 18 wheeler lane at Customs(sorry officer :-( ---but we were allowed in OK ). Easter with family in Windsor and home on Monday, and then start the photo album. Enjoyed sharing my ramblings...Till next trip, HAPPY TRAILS, Alistair
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:31 AM   #24
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Stopped in Hot Springs Arkansa at a KOA and went to to the Baths and "took the waters"- quite a retro experience!
Very "kewl", er, HOT! I have family there, and this time of year would be the time to go.
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:20 PM   #25
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Glad to have you back. We will need to get together and help you plan your next trip.

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Old 04-13-2006, 09:44 AM   #26
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Hi Kathy, good to hear from you! You bet we are ready for YOUR next safari...you always come up with the neatest destinations. Just let us know time and place.
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67 days! Ye Ha! I enjoyed reading your posts. It isn't often we can travel from our laptops!
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:15 PM   #28
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Thanks, Gina. Sorry we didn't get a chance to connect in Cal. Excellent trip. Gotta do another go round in a few years to hit the middle of the desert and Sierras. We were just too early to venture into Bryce and Moab. Biggest disappointment was getting snowed out (in?) on the Grand Canyoun . BUT...I'm going back in August with my two sons-in-law to raft the Colorado for three days. Fly in and 'copter to the rafts and float/ white water for three days. (male bonding...its my 65th, Brian's 50th, and Chris'40th...seemed like a significant event and worth celebrating.) We're flying this time...no Trillium Trip.
I'll wrap up this thread when I get back to the "home 20 " and post my 10 best list. TTFN Alistair.
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