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Old 08-31-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Anyone on our route from Florida to Mew Mexico?

Well we are now getting down to the deadline to move to NM & running out of time. The 16th of September we shove off from the "sauna state" we call Florida! Can't wait...

This is the maiden voyage for us & our Thomas & are wondering about a few things. Any skoolies currently in NM? We are moving to a leeetle town called Datil, close to Magdalena, or Pie Town (really-good pie I hear), or Socorro. About 2 hours south-southwest of Albuqueque & about 1.5 hours from the Arizona border. Would love to catch up with some other skoolies in the area sometime!

Also, our trip is going to take us up the panhandle thru Tallahassee to I-10, a stop in Baton Rouge, across 10 to Austin for a family visit & a meet & greet for me & my wifes relatives (they can't believe we bought a bus & wanna see it!), thru El Paso & then to NM... Anyone on our route? Never know when we may need a helping hand or pit crew on our trip or just to hang out for a spell! Anyone?

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone on our route from Florida to Mew Mexico?

sounds like a haul how many days are you planning
also if you run into trouble in tx drop a line i will see what i can do
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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sounds like a haul how many days are you planning
also if you run into trouble in tx drop a line i will see what i can do
Hey thanks for the offer, it is appreciated! It will be about 2150 miles... We are taking easy steps, about 4-6 hours a day driving as our 4 month old girl is a bit needy! Well, that & I really do not want to be totally wiped by the time we get there as I am driving the bus & my wife is driving the Frontier pulling the trailer. Top that off with Buster's top speed of about 62 MPH & I really don't wanna push the bus too much...
We figure Talahassee the first day, Baton Rouge the next, Austin with a 2 day stay for family will be the next, El Paso & then a short 3 hour-ish drive to the cabin.

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Old 08-31-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone on our route from Florida to Mew Mexico?

Hey Jonathan-

As you know I'm in Silver City, NM -- would be happy to meet up en route or once you're parked & settled. Will PM you my phone number to use if you have issues nearby. I'm no mechanic but can at least offer moral support.

Safe travels!
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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sounds like a haul how many days are you planning
also if you run into trouble in tx drop a line i will see what i can do
Hey PM me your number if ya don't mind!
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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Hey Jonathan-

As you know I'm in Silver City, NM -- would be happy to meet up en route or once you're parked & settled. Will PM you my phone number to use if you have issues nearby. I'm no mechanic but can at least offer moral support.

Safe travels!
Moral support does make issues easier to deal with! At least I can laugh about a potential problem as opposed to going postal!

Thanks mighty, we are definately gonna check out the VLA amongst many many other locations we found online in Datil & surrounding areas... I CANNOT WAIT TO EXPLORE!!!
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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You might rethink the hrs driving, from Austin to the La border takes me about 5-6 hrs and that is hauling ass, when we went to New Orleans it was 10 hrs and than about 8 1/2 back doing about 85 mph and we were still getting passed. We did a trip out to big bend in 92 and that took 10 hrs but we were doing a little above the speed limit at the time it was 55 all of this driving was in a pickup. It will take over 2 hrs to hit I 10 from Austin by way of hwy 290 west. From the La line to El paso is about 873 miles. I hear great things about this park right off I 10
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/find ... balmorhea/ where you can swim and snorkel with the fish a Desert Oasis
Were are you staying in Austin
Hey thanks for the info Jimmy, the times we got are typically inaccurate mapquest qoutes... They show Baton Rouge to Austin as being a little over 7 hours & 433 miles. Of course I need to calc our speed too...
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Hey-hey-hey, we shall soon be on our way! It looks like Buster will be shovin off on Tues morning for NM... We should be hanging out with family & friends in Austin on Fri-Sun. I will try to contact all who passed their phone numbers off to me from Austin to see if we can meet up somewhere!

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Nice...wishing you smooth & safe travels.
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