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Old 02-09-2016, 05:20 PM   #11
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Dred, My wife and I absolutely love this idea!! As someone who has been to Burning man,
I love the vision. We work in Montana from May to October, so I would be up for anything in March, April, or November. And like Tango, I agree with central time zone just to be fair to the coasties. On those same lines, we will be going from Kerrville,TX to East Glacier Park MT in Beginning of May. Would love to meet fellow skoolies along the way.

Please keep this going and we will do what we can to join!

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Old 02-09-2016, 05:23 PM   #12
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Plenty of free parking at Quartzsite! Course it is a bit to the left of center. And there's quite a bit of beautiful park land around Carson National Forest in northern NM. Then there is Lake Ouachita and the National Forest in Arkansas...

Heck, let's just throw some ideas out on the table and see what comes up.
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:49 PM   #13
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If you want to do it before spring sets in there's Slab City, Summer time, Farmland??
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:54 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by M1031A1 View Post
For me a three day window is way too small. One day driving, then a half day to meet and greet, then back on the road is too little time for me (considering unpacking at home, etc.). I want to have at least two days of asking questions/presenting what I've learned before heading back home. Just my opinion. Does that make sense? (Wifie said to have y'all double check my thinking) M1031
Sounds good to me! But, I'm not in charge. I'm not even gonna own a bus until next summer at the earliest, so my likely scenario is to pack a duffel, fly in to the closest city served by Southwest and show up in my rented Ford Aspire with bottled water and cold cuts.

Just out of curiousity, how important is it to how many of us to respect school calendars? Is this primarily an old-dude/dudette phenomenon, or are most of us thinking to bring family?
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:21 PM   #15
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After a bit of digging I found Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. They have campsites available to reserve for group rates. Power hook-ups optional. Seems friendly enough with year round operations. May want to look at either a springtime or fall get-together there. Fairly central to most. I know I can make the trip with Heavy. Wifie has access to local grocery stores within a reasonable distance, so I got the OK from her.

Oh, Dan, I'm working with my son on our project. Since he's in school, and I want him to take advantage of these opportunities, a school calendar is important to my family. Don't know about anyone else. In addition, being a teacher allows me to dedicate time to projects like this when school is not in session.

Any other ideas out there?

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. — George Washington
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:42 PM   #16
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I know No. AZ has lots of 'docking space and it's summertime cool. Up around Williams/Dogtown Lake area there's pine trees and lots o' room. (Near 7000ft).

Close enough to The Grand Canyon/Bearizona/etc for day trips with the kids of all ages. Williams itself is quite interesting.


Vid of the road into/out of Dogtown and you can see it is forest. Around 35.195817 112.150639

Bearizona is excellent! Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:00 PM   #17
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Hey Tango, how far is Missouri from you? ....about 14 hours for me without a city/town address. Second week of August already booked, I've got 4 weeks holidays left.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:37 PM   #18
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Dredman, since you started this you should be in charge


1. Take a tally of the YESES

2. Take their location

3. Centralize around that

4. Pick out spot yes you Dred, your in charge

5. Let the yeses know

6. Somewhere between 1 & 5 figure out when.


Who knows I may show
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:44 PM   #19
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There would be NO HOLIDAYS if everyone got to vote on when it would be & where we could celebrate it. Thankfully someone took charge years ago & just told us.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:51 PM   #20
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Some truth to that--so tell us when and where
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