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Saturday, December 22, 2012

An Arduous Travel Day

Good thing I had that big cheeseburger for lunch yesterday, I needed all the strength I could muster for an extreme travel day.  I had to kick PDD (Paul Dahl Disorder – extremely long distance driving days) into high gear.

Before rolling, I did my usual walk around the Journey, checking to ensure all the basement doors are closed, slides all the way in and leveling jacks all the way up.

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I climbed into the driver’s seat and started up the mighty Cat diesel engine.  When all the gauges were up into their normal ranges, I set my sights on my destination for today’s drive,

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and slipped the Journey’s transmission into…reverse.

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Touchdown!  The trip is over and I set a new personal travel record…150 feet, all done in reverse! :c)

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It is the shortest drive I have ever made to a new campsite.  I was tempted to do a quick loop around the state of South Carolina, but I think I’ve spent enough on diesel fuel this year.

We moved from a weekly site to a monthly site which will save us several hundred dollars.  We still have a bunch of items to knock off our “To-Do” list, including some medical checkups, get the new awning motor installed and, oh yeah, Christmas.

So in the spirit of the Christmas season, a few cartoons to bring a smile to your face.  (Click to enlarge).

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15 comments:

  1. Amazing, I congratulate you on resisting the trip around South Carolina. There is hope.

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  2. Good job! Not to mention you got to wind the odometer back a few feet:)

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  3. I see you didn't even have to remove the Christmas decorations. I hope you at least took the tree off the steering wheel.

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  4. Good for you! Glad you guys are getting some savings by going monthly. You won't know what to do saving all that money!

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  5. what a long travel day!! glad you were able to muster up the strength to go such a distance!

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  6. That was a pretty good day of driving. Glad you made it with no accidents and not having to stop to fill up with diesel either.

    Great Christmas cartoons!

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  7. Nicely done and a new personal record!!! You are now both a sprinter and a marathoner;o))

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  8. Shorter even than the BRRP run from storage to campground!

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  9. Great photos of your big trip. I enjoyed being with you all the way. Sorry you had to put this stain on your reputation in order to improve your rate. But savings are worth sacrifices.

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  10. Could this be a new trend in driving for you? With a little practice, you could drive in reverse all the way to Florida next month. :)

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  11. I'm glad you made this trip without any major problems. Sometimes being on the road is stressful. Glad you got through it and
    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  12. Like those kinds of trips...hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas!

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  13. All that stress and you're still doing the victory dance. Good for you. Merry Christmas.

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  14. Thanks for the laughs, and Merry Christmas to you!

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