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Old 09-10-2009, 10:09 AM   #11
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Re: Whats Everyone Doing For Labor Day Weekend?

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Saturday morning around 8AM, a buddy and I took our DR650 motos out for a 120-mile ride around the dirt roads N of Silver City. About 70% of the time it was raining, and in some cases the dirt roads were quite slippery, which is lotsa fun on a 2-wheeled conveyance. Visited the "ghost town" (there are current inhabitants) of Mogollon, saw Snow Lake and Wall Lake, both beautiful. Drenched, tired and running on fumes, we stopped for gas and eats at Mimbres at about 7PM, got home well after dark, grateful to be on an easy paved road.

Today I will be resting, reading, and drying out my gear.

Tomorrow is wide open. In honor of the holiday I will stay as far from "labor" as possible.
I can't wait to explore on the motorcycle... sounds like it was a blast, even with the rain! Is there ever a chance of metal detecting something in those "Ghost Towns" in your opinion? Always wanted to try it & see what comes up!
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:36 AM   #12
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I've got mine out camping this weekend. I'm at Ocean Waves Campground in Cape Hatteras NC...



Weather is not great though, mostly cloudy this weekend and it's suppose to rain tomorrow. Waves were too rough for swimming, and the bay was too rough for the Jetski's...

That bus still gathers a lot of attention at the campground, and when going down the road. Had a whole host of people wanted to look inside, and on the way home people kept waving at me and giving me the thumbs up...

Bus ran great, only had a little trouble with the Speedo at first, I tapped on it once and it has worked the rest of the weekend...about 210 miles each way, and had the Jeep on the tow bar behind the bus, couldn't even tell it was there unless I looked in the rear view camera to make sure it still was there...
Looks great sitting amongst that pile of sticks & staples!
I am sure you get alot of attention in your bus, it looks great! I love the outerbanks, used to windsurf there for many years but haven't returned in a long while... great to hear the trip was almost uneventful. Can't get better than that!
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:40 AM   #13
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Apparently while parked there, they ran the plate and found it is to a motorhome (my bus) as soon as we left to go out for dinner I got pulled over. No registration, or insurance - got 2 tickets, and they took my license plate. Luckily they didn't impound the car, they "let" me pay $50 to tow it 1/4 mile back to my sisters so I can come get it on Tuesday when I can get the car legal to drive.

Hopefully today is better than yesterday.
OUCH... lesson learned??

I can't say I haven't done the same thing myself but I was lucky to have "nice" local officers who let me take the car home without a ticket...BUT if I catch you again without taking care of this... needless to say, I took care of it!
I guess it coulda been worse for ya but hey, the Jetta is running so thats a bonus!
We just sold our second Jetta, we like 'em!
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:11 PM   #14
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heh i worked labor day...time and a half is to good to pass up
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:12 PM   #15
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camped at a Walmart until nature called (6am) and wouldn't you know it the Walmart was closed until 9am, so left for a 24hour gas station.
A porta-potti is a FINE piece of equipment to ALWAYS have on hand...
Well yes a portable is nice to have. But to help everyone understand the situation I explain. I do have a bucket with a seat and liners if need be, doubles as garbage can. I'd use them if it was rainy and wet outside. I have one of them portable bottles for me. But the friend, she has limited mobility and using the bucket can be somewhat of a pain. So it is just easier to go into a store, rest area or whatever is near by.

My next trip is in a few weeks to Iowa for one night in the van again. I'm hoping to get the bus out at least once more before we get too into the fall as it has everything in it so no need to go outside.
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Re: Whats Everyone Doing For Labor Day Weekend?

took mine out on labor day weekend to the Little lake by Newton Kansas. Had one old man come by and said I should get the award for the best camping unit on the campgrounds. I let him look inside and he was so impressed he hollered at his wife to come over from another campsite to have a look. Needless to say... my chest was EXTREMELY puffed out after that!! There was another skoolie parked on the other side of the lake but I never made it over there to check it out. Had a good weekend. I sure wish I had an awning though. hanging camo netting is not fun! The roof of the bus gets HOT on my poor bare feet!!
Had a pretty good weekend altogether.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:20 AM   #17
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I have a theory about all of those campgrounds that don't allow skoolies:
It isn't that they disapprove of your "homebuilt RV" because it's home-built....it's that, after seeing how cool your "cheap" RV looks on the inside compared to their 100k + stick-and-staple RV's most people think they paid way too much for the junk they're driving (and still making payments on), they see we are having as much (if not more) fun as they are having, and we have all the modern conveniences that their RV's have as well as many others the manufacturers don't even offer... say a WATERBED for instance.... , and then those people begin to think about how much these campgrounds are charging them for what we're all getting somewhere else (cause we talk about where all we've been/stayed) and they leave the expensive campgrounds for the smaller, cheaper, places to stay.


Can't have those pesky skoolies telling everybody how bad they're getting fleeced for that "exclusive" campground!!
Amen!
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