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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2009, 05:11:37 AM »
Jack, I am still working for another two years. We're just living in our rig fulltime to get it set up the way we like it. I agree that planning is not as important as the experience. I'm just getting a feel for our first big trip in the ole Eagle. We'll stop here and there along the way and get there when we get there. It's fun none the less!

So I guess that makes us part time fulltimers huh! ;)

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2009, 05:40:40 AM »
Don't apologise Paul.  There's no "right" way to do this thing.  I described us earlier as "unemployed & homeless" but we both work on contract.  So we not completely unemployed, we just don't know what we'll be doing a year (or sometimes a month) out.  Being a consultant just means that you are unemployed but get to deduct your living expenses.

We still seem to need some measure of planning in our lives but right now that means that we are generally headed west.  We have a reservation for the last weekend of the month so we know where we will be then but not exactly how we will get to that point.  After that we want to be in Regina by the end of April and we have a reservation for the middle of June through to the end of July so we know where we will be then too.  Further out we "plan" to go to Mexico for the winter 2009/10, Alaska in summer 2010 and back to Florida for the winter of 2011/12.  I think that even those people who claim to travel aimlessly could tell you a similar broad plan if you pressed them hard enough.

I expect you will really enjoy Rickreall - I know we did.  We keep thinking that we need to get back there but we have so much fun at our current summer spot that it is hard to tear ourselves away even for a week to get to Rickreall and back.
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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2009, 07:06:48 AM »
After you leave Rickreall if you are headed home i suggest that you take the short hop over to the coast and head south for a while. The Oregon coast is gorgeous, well worth a bit of a detour......you will also get to see the redwoods and the elk. :)  Hopefully we will be at the rally again this year, my summer employment may be a little iffy this year, don't know for sure yet where we are gonna end up.
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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2009, 08:35:55 AM »
Well you beat us to the punch. Christi told me "Come on! Hurry up! Their winning!" Have a great time. I hope we cross paths this summer. M&C
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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2009, 09:54:36 AM »
Bob, I do enjoy planning, because they always change for one reason or another. I'm at the point in my life that I just want to enjoy it more and work less. My job allows me to do that to a point. The poor economy has helped in that respect. Our workload has really fallen off a cliff. So I'm gonna make lemonade out of lemons!

Ed, Being a born and raised in Oregon I agree that the Oregon Coast has the best scenery, Mo's in Lincoln City is our usual stop for lunch. This time I want to travel more inland and see parts that we haven't seen before. One day we'll make the coast journey from So Cal to Astoria in the bus following the Pacific Coast Hwy as much as possible. Also when I'm fully retired and have nothing else to do. ;D


M&C, You will enjoy tripping in your bus no matter what stage you're in, just do it! I wish we hadn't waited so long. I kept telling myself, when I get 'er done. Well that hasn't happened yet, it'll never be totally finished anyway, so we're stepping out and going for it.


Life is GREAT!

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2009, 09:06:01 AM »
Paul,

While in Oregon you might want to spend a night or three at this facility. Carole and I stayed there June
2008. It is a very nice facility, close to the Oregon Dunes, and fresh seafood to eat. Life doesn't get much better than this area of Oregon. Its right on the coast just north of Coos Bay.

http://www.winchesterbayrvresort.com/

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2009, 09:20:02 AM »
Will, Thanks for the link and description! I saved it so I won't loose it! ;) Looks like a great place to stay for a week or more.

The Oregon Coast Line is second to none. I have had many memorable times there from Astoria to Coos Bay. I sure miss it living in Texas!

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2009, 02:35:29 PM »
WOW I did not see this post untill just now been away from the board.

Congrads on you beeing house less.

I am trying to catch up on things Dallas is in Texas and you have sold the house any the other things i have missed I will try to keep up but have my hands full else where.

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2009, 04:44:10 PM »
Hi Bob, I read your post so I knew you were very busy with what's going on in your life. Nice to hear from you, several folk here on the board were wondering where Bob went. Now we know.

Yip, we took the jump and have a lot to learn. I just hope and pray my wife still likes the idea! ::)

Hope to see you at TBR 2009, no excuses OK!

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2009, 09:15:46 PM »
Paul, you mention TBR.  Have you set the date yet?  We came close to making it last year.  Maybe this year.

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2009, 04:33:38 AM »
Jim and All, The date for TBR 2009 is October 15-18. My wife is working on the Registration Form and it will be posted as soon as it's finished. Some details have not been finalized yet, like the catered meal/meals and the location is not locked in yet. More than likely it will continue to be held at Eisenhower State Park in Denison. I will get together with Sonnie and discuss it at the appropriate time.

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Re: The Eagle Has Landed!
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2009, 09:31:33 AM »
Thanks Paul.  Wouldn't you know it.  We have a trade show in Shawnee, a couple of weeks before BUT, we have another one in Farmington, NM the SAME weekend.

Too many rallies, too few weekends.

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