Grandpa's USA Tour 2009

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  1. Irishdave

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    Yuma To Jacksonville, NC
    Ok Final route change Do to a unforseen car problem, all fixed now
    I have to wait till Tuesday to leave

    I still haven't decided whether to drive the north route
    Yuma to Jacksonville,
    via. Albuquerque 5 days
    2,572 mi


    Or the south route
    Yuma to Jacksonville, NC
    via. Tucson 4 days
    2,522 mi



    Any suggestions? wife says the south route (but then she is in my will):mellow:
     
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  3. deedee

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    I will be moving to AZ from OH and we will be going IN, IL , TN, MO, OK, TX, NM , AZ ..i think
     
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    I thought this was going to be about bikes:|
     
  5. MS Candy

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    CA to GA

    Have fun! We drove in '07, 1 car 3 kids and DH...oh yeah we broke down in AZ...
    We went the Albuquerque way, it was great...nice roads, we always had a place to stop when needed, a couple of areas where we were glad we had a full tank. In addition there were lots of major cities.
    Best of Luck!
     
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  7. Irishdave

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    I forgot to say I can have free rooms in Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Tucson, Fort Worth

    If I go I-40 it would be Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Fort Worth, Tuscaloosa to Jacksonville NC 5 days

    If I go I-10/I-20 it would be Tucson, Fort Worth, Tuscaloosa to Jacksonville NC 4 days
     
  8. Major

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    So what's an extra day for a retired school teacher...
     
  9. Irishdave

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    One of my thoughts too
     
  10. smalltowngal

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    Hey Dave, either way you're pretty close to me!
     
  11. Irishdave

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    Trailer Packed
    Car packed
    Dog drugged (Kidding )
    House 90% clean
    Salvation Army Coming to get old clothes and old furniture

    Should be in Tucson Tomorrow night
     
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    Drive safely now and enjoy the view. May you reach your destination safely!
     
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    Safe Trip!
     
  14. Irishdave

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    In Tucson Resting up for tomorrow's Long day
     
  15. Major

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    Dave, Tucson was not all that far........:p:p... What the destination for tomorrow?.... Bet you still wont be wearing longjohns.......:lol: Keep us posted.......
     
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    Stay safe and enjoy the drive!
     
  17. Irishdave

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    Fort Worth
    Yes it is a ways but I am counting tomorrow as the first day

    [​IMG]
    DeeOhGee Claims the bed
     
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    What a cutie. Hope you enjoy your trip!
     
  19. Major

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    Tucson to Fort Worth is something like 900 miles.......:eek::eek::eek:

    Beautiful pup you have there....... but for protection I would carry a .357 Magnum......:lol::lol:
     
  20. Irishdave

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    Wife does it about every other month
    I can drive as long as I want, if Don't want to drive that long I'll just stop. I can "camp out" at a Walmart parking lot :eek::lol:
     
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    have a safe trip Dave. What is happen to your place there? Is it a rental or did you sell. Where is your Daughter?
     
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    Dave~be careful driving up here. What route are you taking to Ft. Worth? And the pup is too cute!
     
  23. Irishdave

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    I-20 I'll Start early so I can drive a long time
     
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    You'll just miss me then Dave.
     
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    Have a safe trip Dave and family! Hope you have lots of fun on your drive!
     
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    Dave, be careful on the road and enjoy your trip.
     
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    Enjoy your trip Dave :) Drive carefully!
    Enjoy all the scenery you can :)
     
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    Take your time, enjoy the journey!
     
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    Think of me about halfway between Dallas and the TX/LA border - that's where I am! :D
     
  30. Irishdave

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    Left Tucson at 7:00 AM PDST
    Hit Fort Worth 1:00 AM CDST
    Long Day
    ZZZZZZZZZZZ
     
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    Dave, please be careful that is a long time to be on the road. Make sure you enough rest b4 heading for your next leg on your trip.
     
  32. Irishdave

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    Made it safe and sound
    But I am out of money I did not budget enough for fuel
    So Now I can't go to my 40th High School Reunion :( in 2 weeks!
     
  33. czacza

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    Can't your wife wire you some money?
     
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    Dave~glad you made it safe and sound. Sorry to hear about the reunion.
     
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    I'm lost Dave........ where are you(now) and where is your high school reunion........
     
  36. Irishdave

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    I moved to NC so I could Baby sit my granddaughter while Daughter in Law Is deployed
    My Reunion is in NY and On July 17th
    I don't get paid again till July 22nd
    so I am S.O.L. :(:mad:
     
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    Dave, can't you put it on a credit card for a week or 2?

    Or borrow the money from your daughter?

    Or tutor?
     
  38. Major

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    I sort of lost track of time...... I thought you were "on your way" to NC.... Didn't know you were actually there........

    cza had a suggestion above....... have your spouse wire money??? How about that?
     
  39. Irishdave

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    I should have said we are out of money
     
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    I'm sorry Dave. Can you borrow it from your son or daughter in law?
     
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    Glad you made it safe and sound. I just skipped my 15 yr reunion.
     

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