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Old 06-21-2015, 07:15 AM   #461
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Hanging from the trees....

Here is a picture I took of our two hammocks we spent five wonderful starry nights in : )

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Old 07-17-2015, 06:44 PM   #462
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Just back from several days at a favorite USF camp east of Cougar Washington called "_Lower Falls_". The campground has two loops of about 2 dozen sites each. Lower loop can be reserved, upper is first-come-first-served. Well worth the ~2 hour drive from Woodland WA off i5.
Here are the falls the camp is named after. The water was very low compared to last years visit in June. We could see none of the upper-pre-falls bedrock seen in this photo taken a few days ago:



We utilized the hammock stand in dual-mode with three tripods and two ridgepoles. Once set up the only adjustment we made was to gently tie two spare fleece gloves I had lying around on the line from the central tripod anchor to my wife's hennessy as it was occasionally striking the hang-cord to my hammock's ridgepole and it sounded like someone plucking a guitar. I will say that we did notice each other IF they did a major body-shift or entered/exited the hammock. By the second nite we were sleeping through the other's movements so not a big issue. We did decide i'd grab the extra parts for a fourth tripod and thus have the option of two completely separate stands.

Here is a picture of looking into the camp under the Kelty Noah 16 up to catch the pine needles raining down from above:



and here is the view from camp to our backyard for the 6 days we were there:


our own little world for the stay : )



If you head to the park there are some serious issues with the basically unmaintained forestry road...we felt sorry for our rig as any thing driving that road would long for pavement! The great news is that there was no tire-rub on the Parkliner...the updated-to-new-molds wheel well fix is REALLY great...and it still looks cool retro low rider

: ) Thom
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Thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven!
It now officially on my list!
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How in the world did you get that last photo??
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Hi all,

THX Sid, and if/when you do make it to the WET! Coast area I've got more of those places to share.

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: ) They sure are fun! I took that on my iPad Air with an iOS app called "360" (info link). There is also a similar product called "Small Planet" for Android devices.

You can do all sorts of fun things!!
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It looked like you climbed a tree really high and used a fisheye lens. Pano? How strange!

Too bad it now requires IOS 7, my 3GS only has 6.1
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Exclamation

We posted a "Pondering Selling" thread... at this link in our "For Sale" section.

We luv our PL... but find ourselves venturing to far off road in our van conversion to enjoy the little gem parked down the mountain at a forestry or state park.

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; ) the "Plan" is still in the development stage.

Top on the list of rigs is a 170" wheel base regular body 4x4 Sprinter we would have upfitted per our specs by the same folks that helped with our current AWD van conversion. It would be enough room for what we believe would suit our adventures and all in one rig rather than spread out between two.

Time will tell.

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Exclamation drum roll....

I am happy to report that Parkliner #35 has found a new home.

I will not state the forum member's name, but rather defer to them to do so if they choose to at some point.

We are very excited that PL 35 is going to a couple that is sooo enthusiastic about owning this little gem.

Thank you to all who communicated their interest and shared their egg-dreams with us over the past couple years we've had her.

Happy Trails,
Thom & Cari

A parting shot taken as we exited Fort Steven's State Park after the Fall NOG Sunday 10/4/2015...

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We will miss all your posts and you fun adventures. Hope you check in every now and then
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We will miss all your posts and you fun adventures...
Thanks Pat...

Though according to Donna we still have a "Fiberglass RV" ; )

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Quite a ride!

Thom-
It's been quite a ride since the winter/spring of 2013. Thanks for all the communication over the past couple of years. We wish you and Cari all the best and and hope that you will keep us posted on your new adventures.
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Thanks Pat...

Though according to Donna we still have a "Fiberglass RV" ; )

Once a NOGger, always a NOGger!
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: ) YUPPERS !

We already have reservations for the Spring NOG.

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Cari & I spent an afternoon completing a project inside PL35... Since we have never used it in bed mode we only put the memory foam on the seat cushions. Well it made sense that we do all the remaining cushions before the new owners arrived as i'm thinking they will be using it in rear-bed + side dinette mode.



As an FYI, for those who have wondered how you could transform your sitting experience from stock-blah to WOWZER in comfort level...

We were reminded of just how comfortable these memory-foam-tweaked seats were by nearly every visitor in the rig this past egg-fest. So here is how we did it:

1) Purchase an appropriately sized gel/memory mattress topper.

2) Open up your stock cushions and remove the (most likely this is a typical cushion build thing) thinsulate/similar batting from foam cushion.

3) Cut a piece of memory foam to match cushion.

4) Put original cushion back in cover.

5) Roll / or wrangle the memory foam into cover on top of foam.

6) Sit or lay down and be amazed.

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Thanks Thom, I have been wanting to get a topper as sleeping on the cushions is not very comfortable. I will have to try this.
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Thanks Thom, I have been wanting to get a topper as sleeping on the cushions is not very comfortable. I will have to try this.
Pat, Gail bought some kind of queen sized topper that makes all the difference in the world. If I can remember, I'll ask her tonight and post it here.

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Thanks Thom, I have been wanting to get a topper as sleeping on the cushions is not very comfortable. I will have to try this.
All Gail can remember is that she got it from Amazon. Sorry I can't be more specific Pat, but like I say, it really did the trick!

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