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Old 10-14-2017, 11:38 AM
RV12JT RV12JT is offline
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Originally Posted by steve murray View Post

While your stories are very interesting and pictures are fascinating, I question the constant trespassing into peoples homes and personal belongings.

Someone's abandoned home and personal document is still "their" home and their belongings. If you come to North Carolina, I will welcome you into my home, if I am not there, please do not come into my home, hangar without an invitation.
Steve, I am in total agreement regarding the constant trespassing. Although Scott?s story, his transience of America, is captivating, I question the legality of some of his actions. I am glad he came away unscathed. There were times during his transience, that I expected to here ?Police Stop! Let me see your Hands!!!

Getting close to the end, thanks Scott for sharing.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:57 PM
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Default Union Pacific

That Union Pacific sign about "professionalism" was ironic, considering that my father was killed in a train wreck not far from Rock Springs when the train he was traveling in was rear-ended by another train whose engineer blew past a red signal in a snow storm.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:20 PM
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I was almost asleep when the sheriff drove up.[/quote]

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:23 PM
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That was Rock Springs, WY? Who knew? I actually kinda lived there for a whopping 10 months back in '93-94 as a Beech 1900 copilot for Mesa Airlines. We had a cruddy crashpad apartment on the SE edge of town; apparently we didn't get in much time exploring around town, as those pics are completely foreign to me... I realize now that I never actually made it to the "downtown" area.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:42 PM
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Default Holbrook

Holbrook looks about the same as when I lived there for six months in 1980 while helping to build the Cholla Unit #4 power plant in Joseph City. I lived in a rented single wide not far from I-40. Yup, I was a transient, too.
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Old 10-19-2017, 01:13 PM
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Default I know that airport.

I love that little airport! Spanish Peaks (aka Walsenburg) has always been a favorite. It brought feelings of joy to see your pictures.

I have enjoyed reading about your odyssey.
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Old 10-19-2017, 06:45 PM
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Default Thank you

I'm confident I'm just one of many readers who have been reading your story, day by day, as you post it. Great work, thank you! Interesting to read about the variety of reactions to your sharing your faith, like reading the stories of Paul's travels in the New Testament.

Like yourself and many others I've flown x-country trips and slept on couches or recliners in terminals, been locked out, and made impromptu stops while traveling along in the sky. Many times the airports are virtually empty, and I wonder how long they will last. Maybe a few FBO/terminal managers will read your story and consider making changes. Courtesy cars are great, and a recliner chair in a comfortable room is perfect when you are just moving along, solo in the sky.

Thanks again.


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Old 10-19-2017, 08:36 PM
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Default Yes, Thanks!

A devoted, hooked reader, last year and this year too.

Thanks Scott!

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Old 10-19-2017, 09:08 PM
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Sounds like when my plane is finished and I'm flying around the country I'll pass on Catalina. I'll just circle the island then fly away happily!! Great job on keeping your temper in check.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:30 PM
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Thanks for sharing your adventure of discovery with us Scott. I enjoyed your story, your writing style, and your pictures very much.

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