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Old 05-26-2016, 07:26 PM
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Default Honey, can you pick me up in Albuquerque?

Part 1

Honey, can you pick me up in Albuquerque?
Well, you bet I can.

I get to see my grandson’s first birthday party to boot.

All packed and ready for an early launch…. Leaving South Florida (lots of very light backpack camping gear in back) Oh, and O2





A couple of bridges…. Sunshine Skyway in Tampa and I Don’t Know somewhere along the Mighty Mississippi








Made it to West Texas passing Dallas and a formidable storm very quickly…. News the next day said "Tornado's"






Camped for the night in Vernon, TX…. Passed the time with my trusty 1968 Sheridan Silver Streak Multi-pump pellet rifle….



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Old 05-26-2016, 07:27 PM
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Part 2


Next day West Texas turned into lumpy terrain and then gave way to LOTS of wind farms….






New Mexico has lots of scenic canyons and I played in some of them….






Back at Tom’s hangar in Moriarty, NM …… Big relief to have your baby parked inside somewhere safe for a few weeks.



Was greeted by local population of roadrunners….




Birthday party was a smash

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Old 05-26-2016, 07:28 PM
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Part 3

Fast forward two weeks, My bride of 20 years loaded and ready for the return flight…








Once again, stopped in Mt Pleasant, TX. Great friendly place with crew car…and scenery






And overnight at Meridian, MS because I was running out of light and weather windows…. again, great scenery






20.7 hobbs hours later, Home safe and sound thanks to our fantastic RV-6.

This was my 4th RV-6 trip from Southern Florida to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Makes traveling the same route by car seem like an eternity.

Keep pounding them rivets guys and girls….. It’s worth it.

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I mentioned a gun in my plane recently and set off a firestorm. Hop you do better....
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:44 PM
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Well,
It thrilled me to no end to see him carrying the FANTASTIC 1968 Sheriden Silver Streak! I got mine on my 6th birthday in 1969, and love it to this day. There's no finer pellet gun for plinkin'.

Plinkin' with Palinkas

What a great trip write-up!
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Camped for the night in Vernon, TX?. Passed the time with my trusty 1968 Sheridan Silver Streak Multi-pump pellet rifle?.

Great trip report I wanted a Benjamin when a kid but it cost too much, so I bought one when I was 55 and could easily afford it. .177 Not like the original brass ones, but nice just the same. . Back to glass work! (not many rivets left)
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Let me know next time you head up to Bent Willies, will drop in to visit.
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I like the trip report but LOVE that paint job on your 6!
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:07 AM
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Nice report Gary! I've been to those woods per your recommendation.


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Old 05-27-2016, 05:58 AM
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Gary, cool trip!

That is how to use an RV!

I will have a similar one after Oshkosh called "Meet me in Las Vegas"!

Maybe we will swing down your way and say hello on the way home?

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