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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 06:41 AM

The HMS Rainmaker has weighed anchor and is off an yet another voyage.

 

This time it's once again heading south of the Mason-Dixon line for some very important cargo.

 

Namely, the 1886 Forklift that Ben had refurbished for me :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  

 

Details of that can be found here:

http://gardentractor...orklift-refurb/

 

The will be stops at two ports, one of which has already happened, to on load cargo.

 

To bring everything up to date I'll have to start from Tuesday.

 

Once arrangements were made for cutting the grass (which is a tale in it's own right), I got everything ready to head out, which included loading up a Bolens tube frame tiller and front blade that I'm selling onto the trailer, and ready for it to travel.  By that time it was a bit late to be heading out so, we started by taking Rainmaker down to a local state park for an overnight stay to make sure the freshwater tank was topped off, and to dump the black and grey water waste tanks.

 

As it has become expected in any of my tractor getting voyages, less than 5 minutes after heading out, it started raining.  I mean it RAINED, not buckets full, but BARRELS FULL!

 

If the amount of rain is directly proportional to the quality of the cargo I'll be picking up, that Forklift is gonna be awesome :D :D :D

 

Leaving the next morning with supplies replenished, we made a stop at the local BMV so Mrs. Buzz could renew here drivers license, and then back to home port to hook up the trailer.

 

We then set sail for the Port of Sewickley, PA.

 

Stopping there, we took on a bit of cargo which consisted of a Wagner Little Giant, and attachments for same.

 

That is destined to be delivered to Ben.  I'll not post pictures of it.  I will let him do the honors.  I'm expecting that he will refurb it like he did the Forklift, and also do a nice thread on that.

 

As always when we venture into "The land of the Penns", navigating was 'interesting'.  Lots of hills and narrow roads, which made keeping the Rainmaker off the rocks and shoals a bit of a chore.

 

It was a nice stop and Mike Dugan (Case442) was a great guy to talk to again.  We had met at the WPTGA Plow day last fall. Not only did he do most of the work in on loading the cargo, he had not one, but TWO of the WPGTA Calendars for me.  A 2014 an the 2015 one.

 

After loading up, we set off (avoiding "The Hill of Death") for the Port of Hammersville, OH where we will be picking up a Gannon Earthcavator, which is destined to be  delivered to littledeere, who lives fairly close to Ben.

 

At this writing, we are in, you guessed it, a WalMart parking lot in Cambridge, Oh.

 

More to come later :D :D :D

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 07:29 AM

SafeTravels OB! :ok:



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 07:41 AM

Hi Dave,
It was great seeing you and your Mrs. Again. Thank you for making the arrangements for Ben and I to transact on the Wagner. Please have a safe trip and keep in touch. We at WPGTA hope to see you again in November sir.

Take care buddy

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 07:57 AM

Arrrgh me Matie, fare the well on yer vorage. Keep yer ey on th' hoizan, an th wind t' yer back.  Keep yer yer keel down, an yer deck up.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Dave,I think you nee to sit down and write a book,your travels are always worth reading,be safe


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Safe journey Dave, keep us up to speed.

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:43 PM

Safe trip, especially with the cargo returning home!



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:51 PM

Safe trip, Dave!

 

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Well now me laddies, we be docked in a campground in West Virginia and only 132 Nautical miles (that's 152 miles for you land lubbers) from Ben's abode.

 

We left the Mart of Wall in Cambridge OH this morning with the Port of Hammersville, OH as the first stop.

 

We arrived around Noon, and picked up a really nice 3-pt Gannon Earthcavator.  It has some rust, but everything is there including the scarifiers, which I know are missing on a lot of them.  I think littledeere is going to be VERY pleased with it.  In fact I wouldn't mind having that rascal myself, as it would work real nice behind one of my large frames :D :D :D

 

After on loading the cargo and getting it all tied down, we were ready to set course for the Port of Mt Solon, VA.

 

However, we made a quick stop just a few miles down the road for a lunch of a delicacy that is unknown in most parts of the known world but is plentiful in the Port of Cincinnati, Oh and surrounding areas.  Namely Cincinnati Style Chili.

 

This delicacy bears little or no resemblance to that abomination called Tex-Mex style that the barbarians from the land of Texas swill with no regard to their innards.

 

Rather than trying to describe this Food of the Gods, I'll offer this site for your edification:

http://en.wikipedia....incinnati_chili

 

Mrs. Buzz wasn't feeling particularly peckish, so she only had 2 cheese Coneys, whilst I demolished a 5-way and 3 Cheese Coneys.

 

After a satisfying burp or two, we then set sail.

 

We are not due to dock at the Port of Mt. Solon until Saturday afternoon, so we may elect to stay here for two nights.  That is something that we have yet to decide.

 

We will of course update as the voyage continues.

 

 

 


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Watch out for falling rocks OB !! And have a great trip.

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 09:59 PM

I told Dave he needs to write a book with all his travels,what do you guys think


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 05:32 AM

Just his adventures in Wal-Mart's parking lots would be a book in itself.

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 05:53 AM

Just his adventures in Wal-Mart's parking lots would be a book in itself.

 

lol I was thinking the exact same thing.

 

Love reading the "Travel Logs" of OB and the HMS RainMaker.Good Stuff :big_hug: :smiley-score010: 



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Posted June 27, 2014 - 02:14 PM

lol I was thinking the exact same thing.
 
Love reading the "Travel Logs" of OB and the HMS RainMaker.Good Stuff :big_hug: :smiley-score010:




Not HMS Rainmaker but USS Rainmaker
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Posted June 27, 2014 - 03:51 PM

Not HMS Rainmaker but USS Rainmaker

 

Well, the HMS doesn't necessarily indicate the British Navy.

 

In this case, "Her Majesty" is:

 

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