Wow, when your busy at work and cant post once in a while.. one can lose there windmill.
Keep on Trucking (heh.. I mean Posting)
Congrats. Here's to me getting mine back soon.
There hasn't been much activity to warrant posting, so I let mine expire also.
how do i get a windmill ?
Here are the FAQ's regarding Active Member Status: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6660
One badge that I seem to be missing is the modeader one (HeHe miss poi!!)
Gee, nowher in your FAQ tells me how to get that one (LOL)
Leaving tomorrow on a 2 month, 10000 trip accros the USA, Canada and Alaska and doubt that I'll be able to logging when away, so I too will be widmillless when I get back.
That is a lot of gas, have a safe trip.
Enjoy your trip Flaco. Someday I would like to try that. Hope the wind is at your back
Flaco, I would love to do that some day. Have a safe trip and enjoy!
Thank you guys for all the well wishes, just pray for the price of diesel to drop some.
It sounds like an expensive trip when it comes to fuel but my buddy and I will be splitting the cost and will probably be expending the stimulus check so Saudi Arabia can get richer.
I got my buddy's Nuvi all full of goodies to lessen the lodging expenses by staying at military campgrounds and the local Wal-Mart when no cheap campgrounds can be found.
I'll be seeing you guys some time in August, keep the board alive.
Flaco over and out...
My wife and I plan to do a trip like this... maybe in 2009.
I wish you a safe trip. By the way, from what I can find on the internet, there are many places you can find free wi-fi on the trip. Many of the campgrounds have it. I have heard that some truckstops also have it.
Yeap, I also loaded the free wi-fi, plus the dump stations, rest stops, red light, military campgrounds and several more that escape my mind.
This was an impromptu trip for me since the guy who was supposed to go with my buddy backed out and I could not pass on this offer, neither my wife nor his wanted to make the trip,so it will be two old man against the wilderness.
He added an extra 100 gal tank on the bed of the truck so prior to crossing into Canada we will fill up both tanks since diesel is really expensive across the border, 135 gal should be enough to make into Alaska after we cross the Canadian border.
If you can.. you got to keep us posted! i would love to read you logs about your trip ... sounds like fun and I also would love to do something like your doing.
So keep us in mind and make a post from time to time and let us know how/what your doing!
Congratulations. Keep posting. Every post is interesting.
I look almost every day but don't think about posting very often.
At first I thought only the most windy people got the windmill. lol
I was gone for awhile, but I'm back and working on getting my windmill back.
Just a quick update, made it thru GA, VA, KY, and now OH, leaving tomorrow for Kalamazoo MI
Weather has been dandy, will have plenty stuff to post when we get back to Tampa.
WI-FI are easy to find but not much time to do this stuff, McDonalds gives 1 hour coupons when you eat there and we all know you can find Micky D in every corner.
Catch you guys later.
What would be your estimate of how much gas you used?
So far a little over 110 gallons, local price $4.69, the first 100 gallons we bought a while back at $3.17 a gallon.
Made it to Galesburg MI,and will be staying here till wednesday and heading west and hoping the flood waters have resided, so far so good.
After making it thru the flodded areas of IL, IO and NE we made it to Ellsworth AFB in SD
Diesel prices at $4.59
Keep us updated as long as you can, it's interesting. Ohh I checked the price for diesel and it's 137.9L = $5.52G In Edmonton,Alberta.
about $5.07 a gal..... it can always be worse...
Thanks for checking the Canadian price, we have a 100 gallon tank mounted in the bed of the pickup (empty at this time) and we will be filling it up before crossing the border to Canada.
Leaving tomorrow morning for a campsite near Yellostone.
Right now we are camped at Ellsworth AFB home of the B1 and they have WI-FI inside the Famcamp
They actually had a mini-gas war in Dallas and Denton, TX last week. A Quik Trip and a RaceTrac station in each city dropped their regular gas to 3.69/gallon while most other stations were 3.90+.
I saw that the two Denton staions raised theirs to 3.83 Saturday night, but it was still cheaper than the other nearby stations. Not sure if the 2 in Dallas ended their war yet.
Just another short update of my travels.
After staying a couple days at Great Falls Montana to recuperate from our previous day (500 + miles) fron Cody WY thru Yellostone we headed north and crossed the border yesterday after an hour wasted while they did the paper work and searched the camper.
Last nite we stayed in a site near Edmonton CA, today we drove a little over 300 miles after having some electrical dificulties with the pickup, tonight we are camped at the Alaska Hwy mile marker zero near the town of Dawson Creek, temperature in the upper 50 and winds blowing steady around 30mph
Looking forward to a good trip tomorrow and expect to be in Fairbanks by Saturday (guess we will celebrate the 4th in Canada)
Untill next update
Stopped for the night at Watson Lake BC, tomorrow should be crossing the border into Alaska
The Al/Can hwy is worst that what we expected, after driving this road I will never again complain about the pot holes in Tampa.
When we traveled out west a couple summers ago I had to use different hotels wifi to cancel and find a new hotel.
Wifi is great, isn't it.
We have arrived back in Tampa from our 12600 miles trips to Alaska, when time permits I'll post a detailed version of our treck accross America.
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