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Since your visit, we are expanding the access to the pad next to our house. I actually put in the request to my concrete man about 2 months ago. He is just now getting around to doing the work.

My youngest grandson was waving at his paw-paw as I was moving dirt out to expand the parking pad next to my shop.

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Nice trip report. It is a nice area.

As for Walmart and the Waltons, I don't really care for them. But that's a different topic.


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Thanks for some great memories

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Good trip, thanks for sharing, used to live in Mountainburg Arkansas, beautiful place.


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Powerdude wrote:

Nice trip report. It is a nice area.

As for Walmart and the Waltons, I don't really care for them. But that's a different topic.


Great story with pics..I would like to also go someday to see the place were the death of the American worker was born..(thanks Sam) and China of course

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TexasShadow, CEWillis, Powerdude, JumboJet, Tiger4x4, Exhaustipated, realter, CamperJeff and Kelli, Sandblast, dokkema1, Joerg68, Oldtymeflyr, SAbconsulting...thanks for your comments.

Actually, I got a PM from a friend who lives in Arizona and who will remain unnamed. He asked, "Will all this be on the test"?

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As many of you know, I am fascinated by the American experience. When I try to get my arms around something as incomprehensible as the scale of Wal-Mart or Tyson, it sometimes makes my head hurt. Wal-Mart has over 11,000 stores and 6,000 of them are outside the US.

To me its evidence that our country is in good shape as long as brilliant folks like that come along. I include Gates and Jobs and so many others. Its really stunning.

This doesn't mean that I "like" the people who create these institutions, or for that matter the institutions themselves. I try to understand where they fit into our polity.

Now, the whole world is competing. China is creating a millionaire every day...and a billionaire every week or so. We better stay on our toes or our children and grandchildren are going to have a hard row to hoe.

So, if you see me on some country road driving real slow with my Avion, with Jane riding shotgun, you'll know what we'll be thinking about.

America....how we got here and where we're going. And how beautiful our country is.

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And how beautiful our country is.


Beautiful it is, for sure. Keeps us coming back for more every time. In the US, you have everything - and it's opposite.

Sam Walton's story is truly impressive. Wal-Mart tried out the german market a while ago. They didn't last over here. Still, they are the world's biggest employer by revenue and number of employees (2.2 million).


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Nice trip , report , pictures and history . Brought back memories . Went to visit a friend in Fayetteville in the mid seventies with my first truck camper ( 68 GMC with a raised cap , sleeping bag and a coleman stove ). Overnighted on the Skyline Drive . Back then it seemed to be all about Tyson . We did a day trip up to Eureka Springs . Wonderful area , I need to go back .


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Joerg68 wrote:

Beautiful it is, for sure. Keeps us coming back for more every time. In the US, you have everything - and it's opposite.


I'm traveling with a truck camper in Europe this fall between Amsterdam and Copenhagen. I'll pass through a part of Germany on the way and plan to camp on the seaside before continuing on to Denmark. You've got a beautiful and vigorous country as well.

Next time you are in the US stop by here in the Midwest near the Mississippi River.

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Hi 67Avion,

thanks for the offer! One of these days we will need to plan a route from one TCer to the next ;-)

If you pass through S/W germany (though it doesn't sound like it), be sure to stop by!

There is a T/C rallye in northern germany 14-16 August. If you are here in that time range and are interested, pm me for details.

Same goes for all other readers (the stopping by and the rallye).

There sure is a lot to see here as well, no doubt. Different from the wide open spaces, but beautiful none the less.

Best wishes,
Joerg & Janina

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