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From Days Gone Bye.

JayLee recently started a discussion about travel over in the Forum. "Hit The Road".

It reminded me of some of my travels in the past. Probably wouldn't fit in the "Hit the Road Thread", so I'll put it here.

When I was in High School and College, there was a drive in, in my home town Named Smiley's Drive in. It was on a corner located at the town's major innersection.

Smiley was part of the local color. He had served time in "Moundsville" (The State Prison) for…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on February 9, 2012 at 7:20am — 3 Comments

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At the end of my last installment we were asphalt camping in the Flying "J" parking lot at Cattletsburg, KY.

From there we motored on down to the Escapee Park at Raccoon Valley near Knoxville, TN. The leaves were turning and it was a very colorful trip. Unfortunately, it is not advisable to take pictures while driving a 22,000 Lb. RV pulling a car. So you will just have to use your imagination.…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on November 23, 2011 at 7:21pm — 3 Comments

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THE HAY FIELD.

Yep! That's the hayfield on my West Virginia farm. Where Happy the Goldendoodle and I spent the last couple months.

However it has been nowhere as dry as the above picture. It rained 3 or 4 days every week during Sept. and Oct.

As long time readers of my blogs know, Happy is a Big,…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on October 30, 2011 at 6:24pm — 5 Comments

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Let's see, It's been 17 days since the last Blog.

Ok, left Russell, Kansas and RRC's Antique shop on the morning of the 14th.

Rolled into the Air Force Academy RV Park that eve.

The 15th through 17th was spent getting reaclamated to the altitude and finding my way around Colorado…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on September 29, 2010 at 10:27pm — 4 Comments

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Livingston, Texas

Hello again,

Happy and I are now at Georgetown, Texas. Just North of Austin. We left Galveston on the 26th of May and moved up to Livingston, Texas. That is where the Escapees RV Club Headquarters is located. It is also where my permanent home address says I live. I needed to get the RV a new inspection sticker and I needed to get the tailgate of the Jeep repaired. What do you mean? why? Let's just say…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on June 10, 2010 at 9:24pm — 8 Comments

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My last blog dealt with my trip to Utah to find old friends and lost dreams of Urainium Mines.

The trip was very enjoyable and fullfilling. But, a major highlight of the trip came at the end.

My last day in Salt Lake City, Utah included meeting a dear friend from TBD.

Who? Why J. Lee S. The bard of SLC. I also met his landlady, Kim, her mother, and one of her sons.

J. Lee S. now holds the dubious honor of being the 51st TBD Member that I…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on May 23, 2010 at 8:04pm — 7 Comments

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Wow! It's been a while. I left Tampa, Florida on the 16 th of March. Even though my right front brake had overheated on the way into MacDill AFB, the dealer found nothing wrong during the tear down and inspection. So he cleaned it up, lubrcated the calipers and put it back together.

That evening while checking tire pressure prior to starting the trip, I discovered that one of my rear tires had deflated down to 40 psi. It should have been 100 psi. So Tue morning it was off to a tire…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on March 26, 2010 at 8:15pm — 3 Comments

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Larry and Kittycat are back home, so I can hit the road again.

I haven't posted a OTRA blog for over a month because it has been a long, cold, miserable winter here in Florida. Just like most of the US. So not much happened. (:>)

Happy and I spent Jan. and the first three weeks of Feb. at Patrick AFB, near Melbourne, Florida. then, the last week of Feb. we moved to MacDill AFB, Florida. Near Tampa. The cold, wet, miserable weather continued until yesterday. Yesterday…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on March 9, 2010 at 6:56pm — 9 Comments

CHRISTMAS NEAR TEXARKANA TEXAS.

My wife was originally from San Angelo, Texas. In 1984 we were living in Harpers Ferry, WV. 1984 was one of the coldest winters I have experienced in my long life. We drove from Harpers Ferry to San Angelo for Christmas that year.Our two sons were age 10 and 15. We owned and was driving a 1982 four wheel drive Subaru station wagon. I had learned earilier that the gasoline, in line filter, was located near the top of the engine compartment, close to the firewall and was subject to retaining…

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Added by CWO3ROBBIE on March 3, 2010 at 7:41pm — 6 Comments

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Last post was last Wed. the 30th of Dec, 2009. We are now in the second decade of 21st century. "Times fun when you're having flies" I stole that from Prunella, who stole it from Kermit.



Anyway, Here I am back at Patrick Air Force Base, or AFB. I came South to get away from the cold. Ha! It isn't as cold as VA, but it isn't as warm as Florida either. Happy's hair is growing quickly.



The site of the last Blog was; "South Of The Border" Motel and tacky tourist shops. It has… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on January 4, 2010 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

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Happy and I made it. we are in Leesburg, VA. It seems kind of strange, but we started to see snow on the ground right at the NC/VA border. By the time we got to Richmond (65 miles) the snow was pretty deep. About a foot.



I'm not sure what causes it, but as soon as you get to the North side of Richmond, people go crazy. There were drivers doing 80 weaving in and out between the 18 wheelers. There was a wreck, or someone in a snowbank at just about every Exit/Entrance. Consequently,… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 20, 2009 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

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Tonight Happy and I are in a motel near Rocky Mount, NC. We spent last night at Savannah, GA. We are headed to Leesburg, VA. I stored the RV near Melbourne, Fl. I'm driving the Jeep Liberty to VA. So far we have managed to stay South and East of the Storm, but tomorrow we will have to invade the snow area. We are close enough to the storm area that late this evening we started seeing trucks and cars going the opposite direction that still had lots of snow on them. I was in a service station and… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 19, 2009 at 5:48pm — 3 Comments

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it's the 17th of Dec.. Tomorrow I start North. Blondie, Cali, Hope to meet you gals while I'm there. SandyD Maybe I'll be able to swing through Charleston on the way back down.

Yesterday I moved to a better site here in the PAFB RV Park. (See Pics). Tomorrow I leave. So most of today I will spend getting ready.



This morning I met with George Richards. He wins the prize for being the 40th tbd person I have met in real life.



We met at a coffee shop in Cocoa Beach, FL.… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 17, 2009 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

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Driving across the Banana River, Headed to Patrick AFB, Florida.

We are still at Patrick AFB, Florida. It has stopped raining. For the last couple days at least. It was in the 80s most of the weekend. Was really nice today until about 4:00 pm. Then the "Sea Fog" moved in. I was driving down A1A, the road along the Atlantic Coast of Florida that runs all the way from Jacksonville to Key West, when I noticed that something ahead of me seemed to be… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 14, 2009 at 5:39pm — 7 Comments

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Blue Angle Aircraft on display at welcome center near pensacola, Fl

At Sumter Oaks RV Park

At Sumter Oaks RV Park

Anybody got a fishing pole? I'm at Patrick AFB, FL. This where i was when I first came across TBD back at the start of 2008. Has it been only 2 years? I have made so many friends on TBD and tbdNing that it seems… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 10, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

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We (Happy and I)are at the Escapees "Rainbow Plantation" at Summerdale Alabama. Listening to the aftermath of Alabama vs. Florida game. Alabama just beat Florida for the SEC championship and will now play in the National Championship game.

We are under a "Hard Freeze" warning tonight. Hope my propane holds out. I have light bulbs in the water compartment. That should keep my water pipeing from freezing tonight. I can hear the Canadians laughing all the way down here.

This morning I… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 5, 2009 at 5:25pm — 4 Comments

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Well I'm not actually on the road again, yet. I was going to be tomorrow but, when I had the jeep modified to tow behind the RV, the shop got in a hurry putting it back together and didn't. I did not know this until Fri. They finished it about an hour after the shop's normal closing time Wed. I picked it up and noticed on the way back to the RV park that the left turn signal wasn't acting right. Sure enough, when I got back to the site and checked it the left front turn signal wasn't working.… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on November 29, 2009 at 8:07pm — 3 Comments

Journey to the Gold Rush Country

Masonic gold rush

GOLD! That was the cry that launched the largest invasion of people for years. I am planning a trip to the high desert of Califorina, where the gold rush was very active in the mines that dot the mountains in the area near Bridgeport, CA.…

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Added by Jim Jacobs on July 31, 2009 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

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