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Jul 28, 2016 - Farwell to 56th Escapade

We were busy with Escapade events this week so I'm doing a catch up on pictures so excuse the overload. I was the assistant photographer for the event and Sue was an participant. I wandered around the different venues to photograph people and what was going on. We needed to get the photos ready before 6PM each day for a slide show that preceded the evening event. A lot of work for 2 people so there wasn't much time to work on the blog. Escapade opened on Sunday with an opening ceremony that included a parade of all the chapters and BOF...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Escapade

56th Escapade is this year’s annual rally for the Escapees RV Club. It’s been on my agenda for more than a year, since it was too far out of my route to visit the 55th Escapade last year in Arizona. As with other RV Rallies, we would be parked in an open field using rally-style parking, that is, we would be parked in the order in which we arrived. Just prior to this rally, I made arrangements to rendezvous with two couples who are also DOVEs. We met at a rest area on the Interstate near the Essex Junction, Vermont. Our three RVs were parked...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Saint-Gaudens

The internet service at our KOA got so bad yesterday I couldn't post before we left White River Junction so I'll catch up today. I drove to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH on Thursday afternoon. We passed through this area in 2010 and I had a visit to Saint-Gaudens on the itinerary, but we didn't stop because we were running short on time. The site preserves the home, gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America's foremost sculptors in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was his summer residence from...

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Jul 4, 2014 - Campvention 2014

Here we are. A sad story our leader for this event a week before it was to begin was home cutting his grass just before he and his wife leave to Campvention and he died of a massive heart attack. So very sad. RIP Lloyd Humprey. He leave behind some children and his wife Kay. But Campvention was in good hands with the assistant's and it went well. Campvention was held at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Beginning: 41,108.7 Ending: 41,120.7

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Oct 3, 2013 - Essex Junction, VT

We're having supper at home tonight! We enjoyed the trip, but we are really looking forward to getting home! 145 campgrounds! 33,174 miles! 349 nights on the road! 48 states! It was a great experience. Being home and seeing our old friends will also be great. We will be thinking of all the new friends we made on the road! Safe Travels, Everyone!!

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Oct 18, 2012 - Starting our Trip!!

Tomorrow we will start our trip! Everything we think we need is on board our RV, including Mack and Holly, our 2 rescue cats. We think we are traveling light, bringing only what we need, but our total weight is about 22,000 lb! Our plan is to hop down the east coast, stopping along the way to see family and sights, with Cape Hatteras and Key West as the eventual destinations. Then we will head west along the Gulf with the goal of being in Houston to spend Thanksgiving with our 2 sons. We will wander around Texas for a bit and then make our...

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Jul 21, 2011 - George & Toni head for FMCA Rally

FMCA stands for Family Motor Coach Association. Toni and I are here in Essex Junction, VT for the NEAR (Northeast Area Rally). Essex Junction is a suburb of Burlington, VT which is located on the banks of Lake Champlain. Here is a list of 11 reasons WHY you might want to consider Motor Homing.... In a motorhome, you can travel and enjoy the great outdoors with far more creature comforts than other forms of camping. Here are 11 reasons to go motorhoming ... 11. To feel at-home … on the road Motorhomes are equipped with comfortable living,...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Essex Junction, Vermont

Rain, Rain Go Away!!! We now know how Vermont got its nickname “Green Mountain State “. With all the rain we are having this week it could have been called Atlantis. The reason Vermont has so many covered bridges is that they can easily be converted into Arks.In spite of all the rain 180 plus coaches showed up for our club rally, seeing and spending time with old friends is what our club is all about!!! On Monday night we enjoyed some good live entertainment, by Sherwin Linton and his group that played a two hour set of great country...

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Jul 5, 2010 - Last night at the rally

Wow hot hot hot. Today has been the hottest day yet. Many have left that have to work tomorrow and we have been running the AC since late afternoon. Guessing we will run it now all night and all the way home tomorrow. We saw some good seminars again today. Mine was on computer security and Bonnie went to one on cooking in a dutch oven on a fire and then she made earrings with Alexus. Then we both went to a seminar on caravanning to Alaska. I did buy a few things today. 5 fire extinguishers, a time pressure monitoring system, and some of...

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Jul 4, 2010 - Thanks to all the troops

Happy Birthday America. I hope everyone had a great fourth of July. I had a busy day and enjoyed all of it. We had the morning coffee hour and then I went to a fire and life safety seminar with Mac the Fire Guy. He gives a great talk and information and then you go outside to put out fires. He has the woman put out the fires and I think they really enjoy it. I came back to the coach for lunch and it was 91 degrees inside and close to the same outside. We ran the ac all last night, it was much more humid last night. Not sure we will need to...

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Jul 3, 2010 - Saturday

Saturday Well an early day today, Alexus was up early as she did not want to miss the coffee and donuts. So we went up to the expo area and checked out the activities for the day. There were a few cancellations and they were ones Bonnie was interested in. But we found others and the day went quickly. I learned about RV electrical systems, supplemental braking, tire pressure monitoring systems, and general RV maintenance. The vendors had a hot dog roast at lunch time which I even found time to attend. Alexus is in the youth program so that...

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Jul 2, 2010 - FMCA NEAR Rally

Friday This morning dawned bight and clear. We all slept until about 8am and then got up showered, and had breakfast. I looked at the short route for the day and then went out and dumped the tanks. Then we put away the loose stuff inside and rolled on out of the campground around 10:30. Both Middlebury and Shelburne are good sized towns with lots of traffic and lots of red lights I think we hit at lease 75 percent of them. I also fueled up and found that driving at 63 on the interstate resulted in getting just over 10 miles to the gallon...

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