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March 28th, 2021 at 3:59:46 PM permalink
The REAL adventures of terapined

Retired last summer
Decided to sell just about everything I owned and go on a permanent road trip
My east coast base will remain Tampa due to a storage locker
But will still use Vegas as a 2nd warm weather base because my MGM credit card is attached to Vegas
I use my MGM card for everything and pay it off every month so I get a nice reward every time I have visited Vegas
My travel strategy to see EVERYTHING in the country
I drive 2 or 3 hours, stop for a week checking out everything in the area
Pack up my 23 foot man cave and tow it to the next stop for a week
Exceptions are winter because I'm limited in the places I can visit so Vegas was a 5 week stay
So far started in Tampa last summer
Cedar Key FL
Tallahassee FL
Pensacola FL (need to go back, naval air museum closed due to virus)
Montgomery AL (had a reservation in New Orleans but canceled due to hurricane)
Birmingham AL (learned all about Bombingham and why it got that nickname)
Meridian MS (Jimmy Rodgers museum closed due to virus. I'm a huge fan)
Vicksburg MS (Battlefield a disappointment, they let a forest grow)
Hot Springs AR (yes I took a bath in a historic bath house managed by the Park Service)
Memphis TN (did the Graceland tour. talked myself into the Sun studio control room which tourists are never allowed)
Tulsa OK (Will Rodgers museum. It was fantastic. I had no idea. Rock star of his time)
OKC OK (the bombing memorial is quite powerful)
Amarillo TX (yea I visited Cadillac ranch )
Santa Fe NM (canyon rd is better then art museums)
ABQ NM (I ate at Breaking Bad Los Pollos Hermanos. Its a real restaurant. Twisters. )
El Paso TX (was literally one step away from crossing the border. Had to see how far I could push the envelope)
Silver City NM
Tombstone AZ (there is a wall right in the middle of the exact spot of the shootout. I made a video)
Tucson AZ
Yuma AZ (checked out the old territory prison. not much left)
Laughlin NV
Vegas
Phoenix
Quartzite AZ (of course checked out the yacht club which is in the middle of a desert)
El Centro CA (near the most unusual place I visited, Slab City, last free city in the country)
San Diego
Palm Springs (Joshua trees blew me away. How come no pic on the album)
LA (rode my bike from Santa Monica to Venice beach.)
Bakersfield CA
Fresno CA
Sacramento (camped here currently)

What a long strange trip its been
Sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right
Last edited by: terapined on Mar 28, 2021
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DRich
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March 28th, 2021 at 4:22:35 PM permalink
I think what you are doing is fantastic. Definitely not something that I would ever do, but I am excited for you. I didn't realize that you have already been to so many different places.

What do you think your next few stops will be?
Order from chaos
terapined
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March 28th, 2021 at 4:35:29 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I think what you are doing is fantastic. Definitely not something that I would ever do, but I am excited for you. I didn't realize that you have already been to so many different places.

What do you think your next few stops will be?


The REAL adventures of terapined
Everybody in the RV parks tell me to visit Utah and the National Parks there
So I got a couple stops through northern NV
I dont know whats in Northern NV but you never know
When I stopped at El Centro for a week, I figured I read, watch TV and play video games
It actually turned out to be the most fascinating part of the trip
Yea its out in the middle of nowhere but so is Salvation mountain, East Jesus and Slab city, the last free city
Really looking forward to Utah
Spending a month there
Got 4 stops planned, 1 week each stop
Glamping the whole way, full hookups every stop with sewer, water, electricity, wifi and sometimes cable

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Last edited by: terapined on Mar 28, 2021
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billryan
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March 28th, 2021 at 4:42:46 PM permalink
After living in an RV for the better part of a year, I am very happy to be back in a house.
Little pleasures like not having to worry if your frozen pizza will fit in the freezer, or being abe to buy two gallons of milk at once.
I met a bunch of people who love the RV lifestyle, but it is not for me.
I hope you continue to enjoy it.
billryan
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March 28th, 2021 at 4:45:43 PM permalink
I'm confused. Are you saying your hookups are all free?
terapined
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March 28th, 2021 at 4:49:49 PM permalink
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I'm confused. Are you saying your hookups are all free?


Proving that my posts are factual
Some members here demand outrageous amounts of money to prove they are not posting fiction
I thought Bisbee was pretty cool
Arent you the town with a gazillion steps
I saw a huge set, decided to do the climb, after an exhausting climb, just more places to live
lol
went back down
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Johnzimbo
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March 28th, 2021 at 4:58:50 PM permalink
Nice to read some nonfiction. You should rank how much you enjoyed all the places you have stayed in so far
terapined
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March 28th, 2021 at 5:07:43 PM permalink
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Nice to read some nonfiction. You should rank how much you enjoyed all the places you have stayed in so far


The REAL adventures of terapined

Im going back to the original post and adding brief details
Its been an incredible trip

Most amazing engineering marvel I have seen
The Palm Springs Tramway
You drive up a mountain to about 2500 feet. The road ends. The rotating Tram takes you up tp 8500 feet
Hmm, no road up the mountain
No biggie
They used 20k helicopter trips to build it
Incredible
I drove from the hot desert to take a Tram to hike in the snow:-)
Last edited by: terapined on Mar 28, 2021
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March 28th, 2021 at 5:08:15 PM permalink
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Do you like fishing?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
terapined
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March 28th, 2021 at 5:11:22 PM permalink
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Do you like fishing?


Not really
Used to own a kayak
Used it for exercise and exploring FL rivers searching for alligators to take pics of
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"

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