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Old 06-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #121
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Jeez, You are doing better than I am. All I have to do to forget what I was doing is to stop for lunch
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:48 PM   #122
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it's called alzhiermers....
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Could you remember to explain what alzhiemers is to me--I can't seem to remember.
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Sorry, i forgot
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #125
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The weekend trip went swimmingly. Roachie never missed a beat and averaged about 13 mpg at 65 mph which is about 3 mpg more than I was expecting. I purposely didn't do any drafting so we could get an accurate baseline but next trip we'll slip in behind some 18 wheelers and see how much better the mileage gets. We did our 425 mile round trip on just a bit more than 1/2 tank. I'm pretty geeked about the mileage we got.

That Powerstroke diesel sure is impressive on our rolling Michigan hills. Once it got up into overdrive it didn't feel the need to downshift more than once or twice - with a little more throttle it just bulled up the hill in top gear.

We did have a couple of small issues. The wind kept blowing my driver-side mirrors back toward me and I couldn't get the pinch bolt tight enough to stop it. The motor mount on our Fantastic Vent broke and banged like mad on every bump and several of my cobbled up window screens came loose as we drove down the expressway. Otherwise it was a very successful coming out.

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Roachie did real good. That is fantastic MPG. Glad you had a good trip--any more pics etc.?
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Well, the camp is in mid Michigan on 40 acres surounded on 4 sides by federal land. We almost never see anyone else out there. There's usually 10 or 12 of us up there so there's always something going on. The kids ride 4-wheelers and horse around and the adults work on stuff around the camp. On Memorial Day we split about 5 cords of firewood which was great fun. Isn't it great that we're adults now and can do whatever we want?

This is a panorama shot of the camp. It's likely put us off traditional campgrounds forever.



Here's me and my little niece.



Here she is on her first bike ride. She crashed in a heap shortly after I took the shot but she was geeked about finally mastering the bike without training wheels.



All things considered it's a great place to be.
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Fabulous campsite! And you seem to be doing it proud. Life is good.
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really nice site!
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Many thanks for the personal pics! Looks like all had a fine time!
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