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Nov 1, 2010 - Birthplace of ERA EXP002

Another beautiful, cold, crisp fall morning. Let's see at 10 AM it's about 36 degrees outside, and we'll be headed to New Britain, CT about an hours drive, at 65 mph (ok, ok 80 mph) - what will the wind chill factor be???? Repeat dress code for yesterday but this time don't spill the hot coffee before you get to drink it! We arrived at the ERA facility around 11 AM; a small, unobtrusive metal building in the middle of an old neighborhood, surrounded by chain link fence, and absolutely no sign in sight. We knew, however, we were in the right...

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Aug 1, 2010 - "Camp" with the Heals

FLAGSTAFF LAKE CAMP NEAR STRATTON MAINE: We take off Thursday for the approximate 3.5 hour drive to the Heal “camp” in Maine. We are wowed by the setting and the terrific improvements Skip and Cindy have made to what was originally a very basic two-bedroom cabin. They’ve added a wonderful entrance, complete with one of Skip’s specially designed artistic chandeliers and carved entrance posts featuring bears and raccoons, as well as a marvelous deck railing composed of specially hewn “Santa’s Village-type” railings. Their bed is a carved...

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Jul 28, 2010 - New Hampshire with the Heals: Fun and More Fixing

KENSINGTON, NH WITH THE HEALS: We arrive Thursday morning July 22 and set up the RV on the immense lawn as instructed, parking just a few minutes before Cindy arrives with her mother, Patricia. We enjoy catching up with Jim’s cousin Skip and his wife Cindy, get Briana’s gift off (thanks to their son Chris’ excellent packing job). Skip is PHENOMENALLY helpful as Jim and Skip manage to take apart the slide-out window, discover the new slide-out arms ordered from Newmar do not fit, but pound out the slightly bent arm and get it working...

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Jul 21, 2010 - New Britain, CT--South Church & Museum

VISITING WHERE JIM GREW UP: Wednesday morning we park Rocky RV in New Britain’s Wal-Mart so we can revisit Jim’s old haunts in New Britain in Frosty Subaru. We drive by his old house on Audubon Street, and Jim is amazed that all the houses in the neighborhood look basically the same except for a few coats of paint here and there—no major renovations, but things look nice and well kept. Jim's also surprised to see how much of the area has been taken over by Central Connecticut University. SOUTH CHURCH: We head downtown to what Jim knew as...

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