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Well in spite of the fairly warm temperatures (We have not yet had a frost!) it has been rainy, cool and days are getting shorter. All that means it is time to winterize the coach...

As our friend Rusty used to explain, the best way to winterize a coach has nothing to do with draining pipes, etc. Rusty said just grab a pair of shorts and drive the thing to Florida! Being the slow learner I am, it took me a while but that is just what I will do on Tuesday.

Liz and I will meander south for some sunshine and warmth, park the coach in Florida, then drive the car back around Nov 1. We will head south for good in early December.

Looking forward to sunshine, warmth, and a break from the overly busy summer we had.

Have Barth, will travel (soon!) Tooling Along


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Good luck, have a fun trip south. I guess an old dog can learn new tricks!!! To Quote...be a good Lizs' driver!!!


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Originally posted by Steve VW:
(We have not yet had a frost!)


NO frost!, That is because of all the folks racing to the sunshine state with there global warming machines spewing out and destroying our atmosphere. hmm
You should put an electric engine in your BaRTH. Click You could be burning coal, natural gas or nuclear power. java Maybe you are slowing down the wind or grabbing sunshine. No wonder is is so dark in Alaska during the winter, solar panels shading all that sun.
Have a safe trip. Tooling Along
 
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Suzie and I are heading back down this morning. If we make it to Jellico we will check out a state park near there and maybe spend tomorrow there if it's nice. We don't have to be home by any certain day but we'd like to get there Thursday. We won't have interweb on the road but you could try the cell to see if we're close. Otherwise we'll see you in Florida.


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Frost last night! Time to go. The caravan is almost ready for tomorrow. Whoa, that VW looks small!

 
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Here, that's better! ROTFLMAO

Have Barth, will travel (tomorrow) Tooling Along

 
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Harlem, GA whole lot warmer. First frost still a long way off. See Ya soon

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We are cool enough almost for frost here in Yuma,AZ. Been here 20 years and have almost seen it one time. Did see hale. Enjoy the winter.


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Made it 465 miles south to the Lebanon Cincinnati KOA. A good day to drive! Sunny and traffic not too bad.

Heading to Chattanooga area tomorrow.

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Made it to Exit 1 on I75 to Holiday Travel Park of Chattanooga. Another 390 miles. 870 total since we left.

Traffic was steady all day. We took the east loop around Cincinnati, not bad. KY and TN are tedious driving. Many hills, enough truck traffic to always keep speeds changing on the hills. The usual traffic around Knoxville. No cruise control today. Made it up the Jellico hill at 50 mph, floored all the way. Never saw over 180 degrees. The coach is doing great.

Have Barth, are cruising! Tooling Along

 
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Sounds like the trip is going well, great weather ,are you going to to take some time to visit??


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So what are the chances of seeing a Barth at any RV park on any given day? What about TWO Barths? hmm

Well, here we are. A 78 and a 98! Danny and Suzy are on their way home from Michigan. They made it this far and they got the last site in the park. Always good to see them but it is usually in Florida!

 
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Another 240 miles to the UBRVRAPE to see our gracious hosts Nick and Donna. Always a pleasant time. A while later, another Barth arrives!

 
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So, nothing better than spending time with Barth friends! Sunny, warm and pleasant. Thumbs Up cheers

 
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Danny and Suzy left Friday for home. We will leave Sunday. Always good to see them and we will again this winter in Venice. Thumbs Up


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