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I will be out of pocket for a bit, I am going to go see my Mom. You guyz be sure to have too much fun on these forums while I am away. I'll catch up on my reading in a couple of days.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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This morning we are West of Mclain Texas on I 40 at a wifi rest area. Wind gusting well over twenty MPH.Fuel mileage is the worst we have ever seen on the Jeep. Twelve MPG !

We overnighted at a W/M just West of Oklahoma City, shut down about 2230hrs , up at 0430 Hours. Caught a Mc Breakfast and fuel, was on the road by 0530 hrs. Stopped into Mclain Texas on old route 66, for fuel, snapped a couple of quick pix of an old Phillips 66 Service Station. It was as they were when we were kids !

This is day one of our nine day escape to Arizona !

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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The wind let up mid afternoon and our fuel milage improved to where we finished the day up getting 13.8 for the day. We will overnight at Grants NM, at the wm superstore. Turned on the laptop and there was five wifi sources to chose from ! Driving in the powereful and gusty wind made for a long day. We have, I think, passed through this front, so, maybe tomorrow will go better.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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We left Grants Nm before daylight, moving on Westward. By the time we were in Holbrook AZ it was snowing so badly that we changed out route to go South on Arizona 77, to Globe Az. A drop in elevation made all of the difference in the world. The Salt River canyon was, as always, most beautiful. Globe is 5 thousand feet lower, no snow and much warmer. We stopped at the Apache gold casino for the night.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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Mountainborn,

The Oliver's are in Lake Havasu, Arizona and would love to have you stop in. Maybe all could go to Oatman, Az for the day to spend in with the wild burro's! Call the Office for the home phone # if you are interested!!

Northwoods

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Just got to my mom's house and fired up the laptop. She has some kind of a thing that she wants us to attend this evening. I will call for the number.

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Thanks, Northwoods, the Grandson has became sick, says he won't feel better t'll he is back home. Yeh, his first trip away from home. We left Grandma's house and headed back home to drop him off. Will likely be the end of the trip. Things have developed on the job back home that need my attention. We are in Deming NM, overnited at WM. Much colder here !

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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Mountainborn,

Have a safe trip home!!

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Thanks Northwoods.

Well, our plan has met up with a snag. We got a text message from home that they were having quite a snow storm from Texas to Arkansas. The wind this morning was twenty MPH with gusts up to thirty MPH. We will stage for a bit in Columbus Nm and let the roads clear up a little, then try to follow the storm Easterly. We arrived in Pancho Villa State park this morning after a windy drive down from Deming NM.

We met Dutchman, of the Casita Forums there and he was looking forward to the festival this weekend. They were setting up portable corrals for the horses of the riders that are coming up from the interior of Mexico.

We had lunch at the Pink Store then haggled with street vendors for a new straw hat.

The temp this afternoon was 55* so we will leave early in the morning and see how fast we catch up with the storm.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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After our last post we brought up the National Radar summary and the current National Radar loop, talked it over and made the decision to fall in behind the storm and kind of follow it back to Arkansas. That would give road crews time to do their thing. We drove late that night, overnighted in a WM, then closed on the storm again, untill we needed to stage for a bit at a Cracker Barrel and again at a Bass Pro Shop. When we would get close enough to the storm that the wrecker truck crews were still cleaning up bent cars, we would look for a place to stage for a bit. The day we arrived back in Arkansas we got home before the snow melt that was running across the highway froze over again, leaving black ice patches.

All in all a good seven day adventure. If we had been able to use up all of our nine days that we had planned, we could have visited a little more, shopped longer and spent another day at Mom's.

The Dutchman's campsite at Columbus State Park would have been a good place to visit

awhile. Though he was suffering the effects of a cold, we had a great chat about the local color and history.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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Mountainborn & Butcherknife,

 

We're so glad you and the grandson made it home ok. That storm front was huge! The weather has been so strange this year!

 

Sherry n Paul

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Thanks you guys.

It sure was a changing weather trip for us alright. Snow storm one day, then we ran from it, dropped five thousand feet of elevation and wore tee shirts for some time. Later in the week we were in the snow again, went further South to the border and wore tee shirts as we walked across the border for lunch. Later that day we caught up with the storm again and were back in heavy coats, again.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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