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Old 08-24-2016, 02:46 PM
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Great read on an awesome adventure Scott! I was born in Litchfield, IL and have family there...used the airport many times.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:56 PM
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Sensational travelogue. Maybe at the end of it you can enlighten us about the somewhat cryptic comments above.
No, please don't. We all know where that sort of things leads on the Internet. Let's just enjoy the trip.
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Scooter:

Forgive me but Noah Forden used this in another thread and I though it would be appropriate here also. Thanks goes to Noah Forden for posting Sienfield and you for the documenting of your trip.

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Old 08-25-2016, 06:47 AM
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No, please don't. We all know where that sort of things leads on the Internet. Let's just enjoy the trip.
Sorry Bob but I beg to differ. In the very first post of his travelogue Scott Chastain said: "Of all the lessons I learnt in that 5 weeks, none strikes such a chord as the sobering realisation that most Americans have absolutely no idea what's coming. But come it will."

It is obvious from this statement that Scott had an epiphany as a result of his travels. Some may be satisfied with the superficial aspects of his journey while others may want to know what Scott deduced as a result of his experience.
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Keep it coming Scott. Your taking us on a trip of a lifetime. Your travelogue is giving Vlad a run for his money. I feel your soul revealing itself with each passing word.
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That ride up to the top of the arch is the answer to the question, "what's it like to be the laundry in a clothes dryer?"
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:26 AM
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It is obvious from this statement that Scott had an epiphany as a result of his travels. Some may be satisfied with the superficial aspects of his journey while others may want to know what Scott deduced as a result of his experience.
Send him a PM. I'll bet he'll tell you.
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After following the railroad tracks for about a mile, the Fisk controller made the announcement:

"Attention, all inbound arrivals to Oshkosh: If you do not have a reservation, there are no more parking or camping spots available. I repeat: If you do not have a reservation for overnight parking or camping at Oshkosh, you will be turned away upon landing and diverted to an alternate airport. The field is officially saturated."
I must have been 5 minutes behind you. I ignored the announcement and went into OSH. Plenty of parking spots in HBP and HBC.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:42 PM
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Been thinking about that idea lately. If you're not willing to dump your own schedule/plans occasionally, how are you ever going to find God's plan? It's what the Good Samaritan did, and a key to having a great x-country trip in your RV.

A lot of people down here in South Louisiana have had their plans go out the window. It's been tough, but many new relationships have been established as people come together to help one another. I met an old friend I hadn't seen in 30 years while helping to gut a flooded house the other day. It was great to see him again. Wouldn't have happened if my wife hadn't pestered me into changing my plans to help some flood victims.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:10 AM
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I must have been 5 minutes behind you. I ignored the announcement and went into OSH. Plenty of parking spots in HBP and HBC.
My understanding is there's always room for homebuilts at OSH. Especially RVs.

But my guess here is Scott is going to end up in Minnesota, so it's all good. :*)
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