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patzx12

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Well we made it this far (from Ireland)
« on: March 25, 2018, 08:24:19 PM »
We flew in to O' Hare my Mary and I (boy my wings are tired).
Picked up the RV in Elkhart. El Monte gave us a Coachmen Leprechaun 28ft.
I got a lot of ribbing about that one, an Irish man with a Leprechaun.
Elkhart.
Daytona Bike week with plenty of bike test rides, I got to ride a Boss Hoss oh my, after a lifetime of motorcycling riding fast bikes it's hard to get that buzz. The Boss Hoss gave me a buzz.
Looked up a classic bike guy in West Florida then:
Pensacola Beach.
New Orleans.
San Antonio.
Across Texas.
We are now in Williams Az, it's cold and touristy.
All good.
We stayed in:
Walmarts.
Rest areas
KOI
RV parks.
And even street parking near Main street in Daytona.
A wonderful country.
We know the USA fron 30+ years ago when we lived here. We traveled 40 States by car and bike.
California next.
My biggest impression of this trip is:
The honesty, honor and friendliness of the American people. It is a privilege to travel among you.


Arch Hoagland

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Re: Well we made it this far (from Ireland)
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 08:37:44 PM »
Glad you are having a good trip.

You are coming into California at one of our prettiest times. Everything is blooming and starting to grow now.

Do you know yet where you will be exploring in California?

2004 Monaco La Palma 36 DBD
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2000 Lexus RX300, 4020lb
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JoelP

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Re: Well we made it this far (from Ireland)
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 08:40:21 PM »
We had the same impression of the friendliness of the people when we drove around Ireland.  Of course driving on the "wrong" side of a very narrow road with a stone wall barely beneath the roadside greenery brushing the side of my car, made the encounter with a bus going the other way a vivid memory for me of Ireland.  I only wish I could have spent the time there that you are spending here.  Too few Americans have seen as much of this country as you have seen on this trip.

Joel from San Jose

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8.1L Chevy Workhorse with Banks PowerPack
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patzx12

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Re: Well we made it this far (from Ireland)
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 08:46:01 PM »
We will buzz around California but will probably base in Marin County.

Arch Hoagland

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Re: Well we made it this far (from Ireland)
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 11:07:36 PM »
We will buzz around California but will probably base in Marin County.

Where are you going to stay in Marin county?
2004 Monaco La Palma 36 DBD
W22, 8.1 gas,  Allison 1000 Transmission
7.1 MPG over 80,000 miles

2000 Lexus RX300, 4020lb
U.S. Gear Braking System

HueyPilotVN

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Re: Well we made it this far (from Ireland)
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 11:30:17 PM »
When you get close to the border with California on Interstate 40 you will see an exit for Lake Havasu.

Seventeen miles south is a great town on the Colorado River where they transplanted the London Bridge.

You are welcome to spend a few days with full hookups for free if you would like to visit this town.

Send me a PM or email from my profile if you want to stop by.

It is warm in Lake Havasu City, was 80 today.
Bill Waugh
40' Country Coach DP
2 Jeep Commanders
Mustang Bracket Race Car
Retired from the road to Lake Havasu after 35 years on the road

jackiemac

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Re: Well we made it this far (from Ireland)
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 04:47:06 AM »
Glad to hear you guys are having a great time. Lake Havasu is a lovely place to stop, go for a boat trip. See the bridge. Climate nice at this time of year. And I'm sure Bill would be the perfect host.  8)
Jackie n Steve - Happy Scottish Travellers

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Travelling in US until 30th October 2018

 

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