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  • On the Road Again - The MUD Report

    Hello Fellow Travelers!

    The summer of Canadian Rockies has begun! We are on the road again having left our comfortable winter location of Sequim in the 1st. We spent a quiet week at Alder Lake, Washington.

    We are now at the pleasant Lincoln Rock State Park, Wenatchee, Washington for a few days. Next stops are Dry Falls, Spokane, and Curlew, Washington before our first Canadian stop, Kelowna, British Columbia.

    It was a challenging travel day yesterday...

    We were concerned about snow over White Pass WA but that wasn't a problem. The problem was the WIND from roughly Ellensburg to Quincy WA. It really kicked our butts!

    Not only did the 50-60mph cross winds result in a stressful drive but we even had some damage. The refrigerator vent cover nearly got blown off... it's totaled. Then our slide awning unraveled and the metal bracket is severely bent. It's amazing the slide awning didn't get destroyed but the bracket did! We weather forecasters should have known better. We're fired!
    For our Mud-on-the-Tires travel blog followers; We have a great summary of our winter done. Unfortunately, there is an issue between Livewriter & Google for our blog. Hope it resolves soon.

    Safe & Happy Travels to each of you! Arleen & Shawn

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    White Pass Yesterday - Only wet road...
    Shawn & Arleen
    Retired Air Force weather forecasters, Full-timers since May 2011
    2011 Arctic Fox 29V, 2010 Dodge Ram 2500

    Travel log: http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com/

    We don't stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing.

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    Glad you are safe. Cross winds are no fun. I adopted a rule a long time ago. If predicted winds are at 35 or above I don't travel..........keep safe.
    2003 Arctic Fox 30u with too many extra's and changes to mention. 2012 Ram 3500, Snug Top Camper

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    • #3
      Looking forward to your winter blog--hopefully the problems will be solved soon. Travel weather doesn't look so good--take extra care!
      Linda & Dave (retired US Army) and Magic, the Yellow Lab Duck Dog
      2002 Arctic Fox 25R, Yamaha 2400i, Les Schwab 105 6-volt batteries, Maxxis Tires, Torque Lift Steps
      2017 RAM 2500 Bighorn Crew Cab 4x4, CTD, 8' Bed, Granite Crystal, new 7/1/17
      2018 Prius IV, new December 2018

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ramduk View Post
        Glad you are safe. Cross winds are no fun. I adopted a rule a long time ago. If predicted winds are at 35 or above I don't travel..........keep safe.
        That is very wise! Its usually our rule of thumb too. We were up at Alder Lake without a cell phone signal and a forecast that was several days old.
        Shawn & Arleen
        Retired Air Force weather forecasters, Full-timers since May 2011
        2011 Arctic Fox 29V, 2010 Dodge Ram 2500

        Travel log: http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com/

        We don't stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by foxyrvlady View Post
          Looking forward to your winter blog--hopefully the problems will be solved soon. Travel weather doesn't look so good--take extra care!
          Thanks Linda! We are still writing it so as soon as someone figures this com issue out, we'll probably be posting several updates.
          Shawn & Arleen
          Retired Air Force weather forecasters, Full-timers since May 2011
          2011 Arctic Fox 29V, 2010 Dodge Ram 2500

          Travel log: http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com/

          We don't stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing.

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            2003 Arctic Fox 30u with too many extra's and changes to mention. 2012 Ram 3500, Snug Top Camper

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            • #7
              Wow--looks like those folks were lucky, Really surprised that traier held together.
              Linda & Dave (retired US Army) and Magic, the Yellow Lab Duck Dog
              2002 Arctic Fox 25R, Yamaha 2400i, Les Schwab 105 6-volt batteries, Maxxis Tires, Torque Lift Steps
              2017 RAM 2500 Bighorn Crew Cab 4x4, CTD, 8' Bed, Granite Crystal, new 7/1/17
              2018 Prius IV, new December 2018

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