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Old 01-13-2019, 11:11 AM   #1
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Dory transits cross country

Should have started this thread earlier because some posts are under Dory's build.

To keep it all organized I will redo the first couple of posts. Essentially the idea of this trip started with a need to get a deadline to get on the road. So our goal to reach skoolie palooza 2019.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:34 PM   #2
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a little redo in an attempt to make it coherent. We left State College 04 Jan. We had to install some equipment in Piedmont , SC. .
On the road we visited natural bridge in west Virginia.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:22 PM   #3
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Spend the night at wally. Arrived Sunday eve in Piedmont and took a hotel with indoor swimming pool for the kids.
Monday morning we unloaded the equipment with my friend who flew in from California. We borrowed a forklift and Wednesday noon we were done . At the Georgia border we were out classed by a pro rig. We left pretty quick after they started there generator.
At the next stop the crew claimed fake cold to get me to turn the heat on. That I did.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:42 AM   #4
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ha!! keeop the heat nice n warm, thats what its there fore.. no reason to "rough it and shiver" thats why you built that fantastic travelling rig , to stay nice N comfy..



looks like a great trip in the making!
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:23 PM   #5
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We spend two days installing and left Wednesday noon. Made it to the other side of Atlanta. Another Walmart in Villa Rica. Next day we drove thru Alabama and stopped at the bass pro for a shooting game. Made it that night to meridian ...again at wally. Next day Friday we went to the steam plant museum. Worthwhile if you like antique machinery. The rest of the day we pushed to get as close to the rain storm as possible. That turned out to be Ruston Louisiana.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:32 PM   #6
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where is the steam plant museum? I love old machinery!! do they have any of it operating during your tours?
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:23 PM   #7
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It is in Meridian. Will try to upload some more photos later. Here is another one of the equipment we carried in Dory with us to South Carolina.

Today we made it thru Texas and are now in new mexico at a rest area on the continental divide. 62 miles to the Arizona border and then another 400 or so to quarzsite.

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Old 01-16-2019, 06:56 AM   #8
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ha!! that looks like my bus when i carry full phone systems and network racks to jobsites! thats the beauty of a bus you can carry equipment and people with you!. you guys are making great time.. and dory seems like its running great for you!
that rocks!
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:58 PM   #9
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While we were driving in Texas we stopped at the wasp museum. Women air force service pilots. In sweetwater. Amazing what these women had to endure to be accepted and recognized. Talking about male chauvinism.
Then we drove on to Midland, tx.. Slept that night at a wally again. We wanted to see the petroleum museum.
The weather was cold and a part of the museum is outside. Hope I do not offend anyone but we were not impressed with the museum.
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After we left Midland. Tx we slowly got into the scenery we longed for.

We kind of zipped thru new mexico 16 jan and played around in bowie az a little. Neat almost ghost town.
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