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Marlene

Camping, Princess Style

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4 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

Thank you for taking us along on your trip.  How many miles do you travel?

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it. We wrote down the finishing mileage but haven't looked yet at the start mileage. I'll edit this post when I get the number. 

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Thank you as usual....I want to be you when I grow up(or John decides to not travel around the world).

We have talked for years about roadtripping to Detroit then Duluth then down to Corpus Christi for the fall raptor migration; we have done half of The Lincoln Highway; I want to finish it and do Route 66 with some birding in SE Arizona...…..we have talked about renting one.

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We had a cab-over camper when our girls were small.  We would take off for a month every summer. It was by no means relaxed with kids and a cat but we saw a lot of country.  Sadly few things really stick out in the kids' memories now.  Never took near enough photos but thankful for the ones we did.  I think they remember New Orleans the most and seeing snow for the first time in Northern California.  And Yellowstone because it smelledl "like rotten eggs"..Oh well,  you can't choose your memories can you?  

 

Love seeing  your version.  A fancy pants meal for me back then might have been Hamburger Helper and Jiffy-Pop.  Thanks for hauling us along and I hope Spring gets there soon.  We had the first hummingbird yesterday as well as three orioles and a Rose-breasted grosbeak.  There's hope

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Welcome home. I always enjoy the trip, never more so than when you're coming through Arkansas and we get to visit!

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On 5/2/2019 at 10:51 AM, ElsieD said:

Thank you for taking us along on your trip.  How many miles do you travel?

 

On 5/2/2019 at 10:57 AM, Smithy said:

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it. We wrote down the finishing mileage but haven't looked yet at the start mileage. I'll edit this post when I get the number. 

 

Since it's been a few days, I think it makes more sense to write another post instead of editing my original response. Our final total for this trip was 9,390.8 miles. Not all of that was pulling the trailer; when we're parked someplace for a while, we still need the truck to run errands without pulling the Princessmobile.

 

Up until a few years ago, we drove home (without the Princessmobile) for a month in the winter. That added an extra 5,000 miles, roughly. We've discussed renting a vehicle to make the trek, in the event we do so again, but once again it was not a factor this winter.

 

Thanks again for the comments and questions, everyone! It's been fun sharing our trip with you.

 

(...and yes, @Shelby, I'm still luxuriating in the space of our house!)

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That is one heck of a lot of miles.

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