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RV CARAVAN - SO CAL TO OSHKOSH

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David Wilber
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#1 Posted: 4/11/2011 23:33:07

We (mid 60s, 46 yr. married couple, retired Naval Air) are hoping to make our first trip to Airventure this year.  Thought that dragging our '09 28' Keystone Passport to camp Scholler would make for an interesting & fun "anticipation" trip.  We'll be setting out from our home, located approx. 80 miles E. of LA, around late June or early July.  Anyone of a like mind that would like to "caravan" with us?

We'd have plenty of time to get acquainted, feel out compatibility and make plans before launch. 

Due to varying State traffic laws, we'd probably have to limit the number of rigs (if anyone actually takes us up on the idea).

We're totally new to this, so if anyone has experience with the notion, we'd love to hear your tales and suggestions.

Just to "define" our expectations... we ain't rich, but we like to stay at clean, secure and quiet locations.  We try to keep our highway speed around 60 or less.  Just doesn't seem safe or economical to "push it" and besides, you miss so much if you just blast your way down the road.  We like to plan our trips and then adjust as we go to include  "cool" spots and/or exclude mud holes and dumps.  For us, a great day on the road typically culminates with a warm fire, cocktails and quiet conversation.

or..... we could all just stay home and watch Gilligan's Island re-runs!  

All responses including questions, comments, suggestions, experiences (good & bad)  or ??? are welcome.

Thanks,

Dave



Eugene Maksimov
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#2 Posted: 4/17/2011 09:16:33

Hi Dave,

I never wrote comments to Oshkosh 365 before but your letter has touched my heart by the simple manner  and because we are alike married couple of the same age. I am retired Russian test-pilot and last summer was lucky to visit my old friends in Seattle area and even to resume my commercial ticket  with instrument rating- mainly thanks to generosity of my old friend  flight instructor Joe Bennett(he is 80) and my host Tres (he is 98!) To my big regret I was grounded this month due to limping and unable to test fly anymore. My host Tres was so kind to buy used  pickup specially for my visit and we drove everywhere every day and I was allowed to drive myself for Fly-Ins in the area and for my flying from Paine Field. Your roads and people are great and always were helpful if I was in need. Excuse me, I couldn't be your companion to the Oshkosh( I am also not the rich) I am sure You'll have the best trip!

Kindest regards

Eugene Maximov, EAA 794520



David Wilber
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#3 Posted: 4/17/2011 10:32:43

Hello Evgeny,

Thanks for your reply and kind words.  I'm sorry you won't be able to join us on our trek.  I think we would have "hit it off" and I know I'd enjoy hearing about your exploits.  Perhaps some other time.

Take care,

Dave