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#1 hamman OFFLINE  


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:27 PM

the trip really wasn't for anything GT related, well kind of......! I had stated earlier we were going to help a close friend of ours relocate to Washington state. I had gotten a Troybuilt Pony LT from her because she didn't have room to take it along with other things. Well the trip is over and we are back. 2300 + miles out in 4 days in a Uhaul 26' box truck, and 2500 miles back in a Chrysler Town and Country mini van (which was loaded with all the extras) and we are finally back home.!  I got to come back to Michigan through Kemmerer, Wyoming where I worked as a deputy sheriff in the 80s. I have several friends out there who I keep in touch with but havent seen some in nearly 30 yrs and some in 12 years. Had decent weather going out and went through several states that had a storm pass through just days before. We got to see some of this great country in the winter and saw alot of old GTs along the way. Ddin't get to do any GT shopping while I was there but I did see some old ones from the road. Now for the kind of....as we were leaving to come back in the rental car our friend told me that there was a plow for the LT and a pull behind dethatcher in one of the garges she forgot to give me with the LT. I have to return the rental car tomorrow and go to the house and pick up my truck I left in the garge. I will pick them up and bring them home tomorrow. We covered 8 states on the way out and 8 states on the way back. Yesterday was a 17hr driving day for me and today I am whipped. To top it off all the roads on the way back were clear and dry until we got back to our home state of Michigan, where they were icy, and snow covered and slippery. When I get back home tomorrow I have to tear apart a Troybuilt snowblower that has a stripped auger gear. About an hour to disassemble and clean then order parts and reassemble.  Enough for tonight tired and going back to bed. Thanks for listening.

DSCF6001.JPG The truck we drove out, DSCF6029.JPG some of the scenery,DSCF6236.JPG an old tractor sitting on a bluff in S. DakotaDSCF6396.JPG My wife, our friend and myself in Washington before we headed home.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Glad your home safe and sound. You put some miles under you in a short amount of time. Glad to hear you were able to enjoy it somewhat.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 11:58 PM

Gotta love road trips, glad your trip was a safe one

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 12:16 AM

Good you're home and safe. Winter road trips can be eventful, glad you had good roads.
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Posted December 16, 2013 - 01:26 AM

That's a lot of driving in a short time, glad you made it home safely.

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 04:11 AM

I bet you are glad to be home! Great thing to help someone out!

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 06:18 AM

That's a long drive. But looks like it was beautiful scenery! Glad it was a good trip and all went well.
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Posted December 16, 2013 - 06:27 AM

Glad you made it back without too bad of weather , great pics too

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