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Posted: 08/13/17 12:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice write-up again Steve, that looks a great opportunity to see the country and help a friend at same time.

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Posted: 08/13/17 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best trip report yet and an amazing effort!


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Wow. That was a great trip. I got the hots to get out there after reading that and looking at all the great photos.
Thank you!


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Great pictures and write up. Enough detail to entertain, not so much as to bore.


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Wow, just wow! You folks can really cram a lot of adventure into 3 weeks.


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Steve - what a wonderful trip report and experience. Thank-you for taking the time to put it down in words on this post. I actually saw it yesterday, but saved it for reading Sunday morning with a stout coffee! The wife and I would have loved to do exactly the same.

I also enjoyed your description of the "Nuclear Tour" and hate to point this out now, but you missed a cool spot that you could have put on your way: Atomic City Idaho, and Arco Idaho, both early legacies of nuclear power in the US (world for that matter). Read about them here:

Arco and Atomic City 1

Arco and Atomic City 2

Other cool places for Atomic History are White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico (Trinity Site), and the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. I've been to the above, plus ground zero in Hiroshima, Japan.

Again, what a great adventure and thanks for sharing!

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Steve and Sally, it was an honor for Jane and me to host you. We hope you enjoyed our piece of the earth, I think I remember you saying so after you all had the 2nd Mint Julep ;-).

This is a truly magisterial trip report. An amazing tale of cross country travel.

We enjoyed our conversations though it was mind boggling to learn how much traveling that you do. Hope to see you all again. Perhaps in Europe.

D+Jane

* This post was edited 08/14/17 07:25am by 67avion *





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Fantastic trip report!!Thxs.

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I forgot to say:

I was extremely relieved when I got home and checked the new Jeep soft top to find all the bits there, and very pleased that it turned out to be very good quality and quite easy to install.

I recorded the installation process in case it is useful to anyone else:

Jeep soft top replacement video

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Steve, an absolutely epic cross-country journey. So grateful you allowed us to come along.
Sleepy chose well when he found you to ferry his treasured traveling castle cross this country to be rejuvenated. Hoping the repair job goes as well as the delivery trip report. Amazing effort on your part, sir!


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