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Posted: 07/25/09 02:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are home, and we are worn out tired... but very happy!

On this trip:

145 nights total

18 states (plus reenter some of these states 9 times as we went back and forth across borders)

9333 miles added to the truck

15 nights on vacation (in Hawaii)

980 miles on the ship, Pride of America, Norwegen Cruise Lines

~ 4794 miles on Hawiian airlines

a total of 15,207 miles traveled since March 1st

(not including the miles we traveled by bus, taxies, ship tenders, and the submarine Atlantis)

Our experience has been 99 44/100% wonderful.... many of you have been a blessing for us... Thank you!

Mr and Mrs Sleepy

now, back to the pictures, and your visits to our home.


2003 Lance 1161,/slideout/AGM batteries/255W Solar/propane generator/Sat dish/2 Fantastic Fans/AC/winter pkg
AirFoil, Trimetric, LED lights, Platcat vent heat

2003GMC K3500 LT/Crewcab/duramax diesel/allison/dually/4x4/OnStar/front reciever mounted spare

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Posted: 07/25/09 02:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sleepy wrote:

My next series of pictures will be of our adventures on Maui... The Atlantis Submarine. This ranks right up there with our day at the Predator and Reaper facility that we visited a couple of months ago.

In the graphic below you can see the 4" thick lexan windows that allow the navagator and the 48 members of the guest crew to look out.

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We went on the submarine when we visited Maui. They took us to meet it on a high speed tender. Here they gave us a safety briefing;

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Posted: 07/25/09 03:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We arrived at a location in the ocean far beyond the harbor and were told to look for the water to change to an aquamarine color... (the tug boat was to keep other boats out of the area and provide support)

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We transfered the "crew" that just returned from the deep to our boat as some of us were boarding... everything in balance.

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There was a hatch at each end that we loaded in and out of...

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Posted: 07/25/09 03:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As we decended we noticed that evrything was blue... the light inside the sub was the filtered sunlight through the 4" thick lexan windows and the automotive safety glass that was needed to prevent people from scratching the lexan or graffitti.

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Janet looking with our new friends from Atlanta and Detroit

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Posted: 07/25/09 03:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were on the bottom at 127 feet below sea level. The sub is rated for 650 feet of depth... but maritime regulations limit passengers to 150 feet. We traveled several miles for more than 1 hour at depth.

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At the end of our hour they blew the water out of the tanks with air... a zillion bubbles... and we quitely rose to the surface. Much like our truck campers the sub is dependent on batteries. It has enough batteries to run the electric motors for 24 hours. The batteries are also balast. We were sitting on them during our dive.

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After we transfered back to the tender and the new "crew" boarded they locked down the hatches and we stood by while they decended... we had seen the surfacing, the depths and now the sub decend.

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Time to go a shore again

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Posted: 07/25/09 04:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is obvious how much we enjoyed the sub... we even bought the DVD made by National Geographic. Truck camper people are more adventuresome than most... I think you'd enjoy it too!

Sleepy

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