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Jun 14, 2018 - Day 7

Day 7 20180614 no travel Flag Day When Kathy let Buck out of his crate, he was back to normal, so whatever had him lethargic, it had passed. Kathy wanted to fly the flag today. At first she thought she would be restricted to the flag she displays on the Bergman for Patriot Guard missions. After looking at the flags flying on the neighboring RV, she realized that she could wrap a flag to the awning brace using Velcro straps. It was a successful display. Kurt had to go in to finish up his stuff for Raytheon first thing. Since the ‘Wing would...

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Jun 13, 2018 - Day 6

Day 6 20180613 no travel, a down day With the late day yesterday, today was a slow, late start. We got up after 0600. After Kurt was finished with breakfast, we went out to the cargo trailer to see how much of the damage we could repair on the cargo trailer. In order to do that we had to completely empty the trailer. Since it was 0705 and quiet hours ended at 0700, Kurt was able to pound on the bent metal of the trailer. He got most of the dents out. We put the paneling back on the interior. After serious consideration, the consensus was...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Day 5

Day 5 20180612 no travel, just work for Kurt 60 miles round trip to LM-Aero from Weatherford KOA Kurt had stuff he had to do for Raytheon today, Kurt's work today was a mixed bag. Some of it was successful, but the main purpose of the work was not accomplished. Not sure about the path forward at this point. The day was long with Kurt leaving at 0530 and not returning till 1900. Kathy put the down day to good use. First she cleaned the truck’s windshield inside and out. It is always a good idea to do vehicle windows before it gets hot...

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Jun 11, 2018 - Day 4

Day 4 20180611 no travel, just work for Kurt 66 miles round trip to LM-Aero from Weatherford KOA Kurt had stuff he had to do for Raytheon today, so Kathy and the pets had a day to not travel. Buck ate Lainey's kibble. Since Kathy wanted the pets to get exercise and fresh air, and did not think it wise to try both at the same time, she took the dog out for walks first, then after lunch, she​ took Lainey. Lainey spent the time outside crying. As soon as she was back near Buck, she stopped crying. After the walk, Lainey ate Buck's food. Kathy...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Day 3

Day 3 20180610 0900-1500 284 miles, 8.7 mpg (so far, not bad for as heavy as we are) Woke up around 0600 again. Most of the neighbors aren’t up until 0700-0800, but they leave before us as we take our time getting ready. We patched up the cargo trailer late last night, so we are a little tired. As Kurt was doing his morning checks on the truck, he noticed the coolant reservoir is low, so he tops it off with a gallon of fluid. As we head out, we find a station with reasonable diesel and decide to top off the tanks. At the station, we notice...

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Feb 2, 2016 - Weatherford TX

Our day was a long one today because of the drive to Weatherford. We took I-40 west to US 35 south and fought the wind the entire drive. This trip so far has had clear skies but the wind is brutal when you drive into it. We did drive by the Texas Motor Speedway complex, it does cover a lot of land. They have the NASCAR track but also a drag strip, and hotel. As they say, everything in Texas is big. We pulled into the Hooves and Wheels Campground around 4 pm which we had been on the road since 8 am so that was a long day for us. This is a...

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2016 Westward HO

Nov 11, 2015 - Weatherford, Granbury & Mineral Wells

Monday Nov. 9, 2015 (Fort Worth TX) We decided to drive the 30 miles back into Fort Worth. We had visited the area 4 ½ years ago but never made it to the actual downtown area of the city, so this time we figured that was where we should start. Traffic was fairly light on our trip in. However there was a lesson to be learned from relying too heavily on the GPS. As we approached our exit near the downtown area there were streets and exits going every direction. We missed the exit we needed to take and ended up in a major construction zone....

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Nov 8, 2015 - Out of the swamp back in cowboy country!

Thursday Nov. 5, 2015 (Down day in Tyler TX) The weather forecast was for nasty weather later in the day (thunder storms with heavy rain) so we decided not to venture too far today. Tyler is famous for the rose gardens in the area. We went to the Tyler Rose Garden Center, home to 38,000 rosebushes on 14 acres of parkland with numerous paths and theme gardens. The blooms peak in early May and continue thru October so a lot of the roses had come to the end of their season with only a few still in bloom. One of the theme gardens of interest...

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May 16, 2015 - Sue's Here

Sue arrived last night right on time. The toughest part of picking her up was navigating through DFW. About an hour before I had to pick up Sue, I had dropped off the folks I had been working with this week without much trouble. A lot of the ramps within the airport are under construction and even without the construction it's like a rat maze. This time through, I missed the ramp to enter the terminal area and I wound up driving all the way through the air port, several miles, and out the south entrance to make a u-turn to get back to the...

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2015 Texas Trek

Jun 7, 2014 - Weatherford, TX

Trying to stay south because of all the terrible storms along 40. Been on 20 all the way across, heading up to Clovis NM to visit Becky and Scott from ORI in Indio. At their farm going to pull our rig in their barn and plug into 50 amps. So looking forward to seeing them. The weather doesn't look to good heading up, hopefully we stay out of it.

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Douglass 2014

May 5, 2013 - Goodbye, LBJ--Hello, Weatherford

April 27, 2013 Goodbye LBJ! It’s been a fine time knowing you but the road beckons and we must go! Farewell to all of our fellow volunteers! What a wonderful time we had at our weekly gatherings; what a rowdy, old gang we are! First stop is just down the road less than 10 miles from the Ranch. We must spend several nights at Miller’s Creek RV park getting ready for our northward trek. Most importantly, we must get Essie’s oil changed which is another one of those annual, expensive propositions. It seems like life is full of these regular...

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Jun 15, 2012 - Day 1 - Friday, June 15, 2012

The morning drive to the airport at 4:30 AM was stormy. TJ drove the four of us to DFW (Janette, Jerald, Keith and Tiffani) in Janette and Jerald's Explorer. He did a great job considering having to get up early, driving a vehicle he has never driven before and the wet roads. We pulled up to the airport on time and said our goodbyes to TJ. He had to make that stormy ride home all by himself in unfamiliar territory. The DFW airport is a booger to get in and out of. I touched base with him before our flight took off and he had made it home...

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