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Monday, August 8, 2016

Long haul weekend



My lovely wife and I did a road trip over the weekend. I had a meeting with some guys about some stuff. (real specific, I know, but they don't need or want me writing about them in my blog.)

We took the van camping last month, but never really pushed it. Very little of the road trip was highway and steep hills. This time we drove through the White Mountains so we had plenty of both. The veggie and diesel fuel systems worked well. I think I can trust the veggie van on long trips again. That's a big relief.

The only downside is that the AC isn't working. The high pressure hose blew over a year ago and fixing it was low priority. It was a hot weekend and it would have been nice, but it's not necessary. We drank a lot of water to stay hydrated and it was all good.

We dry camped Saturday night. A fan was sufficient to keep us comfortable enough for sleeping. We got to connect with some good people and things went well.

One of the neat things about living in a vacation destination is the traffic flow. When we headed south on Saturday most of the traffic was heading north -sometimes the heavy traffic was crawling. The same situation took place in reverse Sunday night.

There was a huge ATV festival in the North Country so the traffic was extra heavy. It was pretty nice to get away from the craziness of the festival too. Maybe I'd feel differently if I had an ATV, but it's not in my budget. Folks spend a lot of money on the hobby. There's the cost of the ATV, trailer, heavy duty tow vehicle, room and meals, registrations, insurances -it all adds up.

Can't be everywhere doing all the things all the time.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. Glad the Van is doing its job now. There are a lot of interesting things a person can do in life. Life is short so its best to squeeze in only what your passionate about. But that said squeeze in as much of it as possible!

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    1. Sometimes it's nice to sit down with a good book and a cup of coffee too!

      If we ever get a nice long rainy day this summer that's what I'm going to do.

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  2. I'd love to have an ATV, just so I could see the back of my property again, but it's not in MY budget either.

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    1. My father-in-law has one for pretty much that reason. Gets him up and down a big hill.

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  3. I catch your drift. The last time I did that I arranged to meet in a local cafe. Not a good choice as it turned out.

    As usual, you are keeping busy. People say that staying occupied and doing new things keeps you from getting old. Makes sense to me.

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    1. We have met in cafes in the past, but this time we had too much to discuss.

      I like to explore new things. How people do the same thing day in day out is beyond me.

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  4. It's nice to get away for a while - The county fair started and traffic will be horrible around here through Sunday.

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    1. Might be a fine time to read a good book.

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  5. You said "Can't be everywhere doing all the things all the time." Some people try to do that and some people die trying.

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    1. One has to pick and choose in life.

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