Amphicar in-tow

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amphi662001

Guest
Amphi is greased, waxed up, and back in position behind the Breeze for the long
trip (& rolling car show) homebound.

Our 2-1/2 months here in Ft Myers have been terrific. Fortunately the in-laws
medical problems that made the outbound journey a bit abrupt are under control
and everyone is pretty much back to normal. Tough to leave this sunny paradise,
but Amphi has a commitment for opening day of fishing on April 26.

We'll head north tomorrow to see Tommy & Lynne in Tampa, then eastward later in
the week to introduce Amphi to the Space Shuttle at Cape Canaveral (maybe they
can use an Amphicar derivative to explore the canals on Mars). Finally, westward
along the Gulf Coast toward California using the scenic routes (primarily US
highways) we were unable to follow outbound, including Big Bend Nat'l Park,
Carlsbad Caverns, Grand Canyon, etc, with many swim stops along the way. We'll
end up northbound along the Pacific Coast to home where Spring will hopefully
have arrived.

Figure 6 weeks and 4,800 miles.

See you on the highways & rivers!

--Larry, Nancy & Amphi

Warren, if you see this, I'll give you a call as we get a handle on our Austin
timing.
 
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Bill Connelly

Guest
[...snip!] Finally, westward along the Gulf Coast toward California using
the scenic routes (primarily US highways) we were unable to follow outbound,
including Big Bend Nat'l Park, [snip!...]

======

If you're there there at Big Bend Park anyhow, then DO think about spending
a night or two in nearby Terlingua. It sure is lively for a place that
bills itself as a "ghost town." I had a GREAT time there. If memory
serves, I think I might have camped at a place not all that far from the
northern Park entrance in Study Butte called the "Big Bend Travel Park", a
couple-few miles from actual old ghost town of Terlingua. The camping place
overlooked the bluffs and river and had a big cool colorful and quirky
restaurant and a bar full of all manner of colorful local "desert life"
tossing back their icey Shiner beers in double-shot glasses. What the hell
such a great vibrant wonderful place is doing out in the middle of heart of
the center of abso-friggin-lutely NOwhere makes it all the more mysterious
and appealing...sort of like being in Teaneck, New Jersey and suddenly
walking into that alien bar scene from Star Wars.

Just remember when you're out there in West Texas to tank up at EVERY
opportunity and carry lots of extra water. Never pass up a chance to top
off the tank...It can be over a hundred miles between stations in spots
thereabouts, and one of my memories of my own trip is the sight of dozens
and dozens of near fuelless cars all stranded around the single pump for a
hundred miles in any direction whose owner had passed away the previous
week. Those that hadn't tanked at the last chance found their chance to
catch up on their staring at the horizon.

~Bilgey~
 
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Thanks, Bilgey -- Hi to the family. I'm sure everyone
has recovered from the island trip and are now
creating new "adventures"!

--Larry

--- Bill Connelly <billiam@erols.com> wrote:
> [...snip!] Finally, westward along the Gulf Coast
> toward California using
> the scenic routes (primarily US highways) we were
> unable to follow outbound,
> including Big Bend Nat'l Park, [snip!...]
>
> ======
>
> If you're there there at Big Bend Park anyhow, then
> DO think about spending
> a night or two in nearby Terlingua. It sure is
> lively for a place that
> bills itself as a "ghost town." I had a GREAT time
> there. If memory
> serves, I think I might have camped at a place not
> all that far from the
> northern Park entrance in Study Butte called the
> "Big Bend Travel Park", a
> couple-few miles from actual old ghost town of
> Terlingua. The camping place
> overlooked the bluffs and river and had a big cool
> colorful and quirky
> restaurant and a bar full of all manner of colorful
> local "desert life"
> tossing back their icey Shiner beers in double-shot
> glasses. What the hell
> such a great vibrant wonderful place is doing out in
> the middle of heart of
> the center of abso-friggin-lutely NOwhere makes it
> all the more mysterious
> and appealing...sort of like being in Teaneck, New
> Jersey and suddenly
> walking into that alien bar scene from Star Wars.
>
> Just remember when you're out there in West Texas to
> tank up at EVERY
> opportunity and carry lots of extra water. Never
> pass up a chance to top
> off the tank...It can be over a hundred miles
> between stations in spots
> thereabouts, and one of my memories of my own trip
> is the sight of dozens
> and dozens of near fuelless cars all stranded around
> the single pump for a
> hundred miles in any direction whose owner had
> passed away the previous
> week. Those that hadn't tanked at the last chance
> found their chance to
> catch up on their staring at the horizon.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
>
>


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Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Thanks, Bilgey -- Hi to the family. I'm sure everyone
has recovered from the island trip and are now
creating new "adventures"!

--Larry

--- Bill Connelly <billiam@erols.com> wrote:
> [...snip!] Finally, westward along the Gulf Coast
> toward California using
> the scenic routes (primarily US highways) we were
> unable to follow outbound,
> including Big Bend Nat'l Park, [snip!...]
>
> ======
>
> If you're there there at Big Bend Park anyhow, then
> DO think about spending
> a night or two in nearby Terlingua. It sure is
> lively for a place that
> bills itself as a "ghost town." I had a GREAT time
> there. If memory
> serves, I think I might have camped at a place not
> all that far from the
> northern Park entrance in Study Butte called the
> "Big Bend Travel Park", a
> couple-few miles from actual old ghost town of
> Terlingua. The camping place
> overlooked the bluffs and river and had a big cool
> colorful and quirky
> restaurant and a bar full of all manner of colorful
> local "desert life"
> tossing back their icey Shiner beers in double-shot
> glasses. What the hell
> such a great vibrant wonderful place is doing out in
> the middle of heart of
> the center of abso-friggin-lutely NOwhere makes it
> all the more mysterious
> and appealing...sort of like being in Teaneck, New
> Jersey and suddenly
> walking into that alien bar scene from Star Wars.
>
> Just remember when you're out there in West Texas to
> tank up at EVERY
> opportunity and carry lots of extra water. Never
> pass up a chance to top
> off the tank...It can be over a hundred miles
> between stations in spots
> thereabouts, and one of my memories of my own trip
> is the sight of dozens
> and dozens of near fuelless cars all stranded around
> the single pump for a
> hundred miles in any direction whose owner had
> passed away the previous
> week. Those that hadn't tanked at the last chance
> found their chance to
> catch up on their staring at the horizon.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
>
>


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