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Discussion in 'Let me tell you about my trip' started by PopUpSteve, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. tzmartin

    tzmartin Active Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    You're a good man, Steve, I hope this trip turns out to be just what the doctor ordered!
  2. Strawhouse

    Strawhouse Active Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Muskoka, Ontario
    Good news about your recovery! This looks like an amazing trip. I'm looking forward to following your adventures! Safe travels!
  3. jumpoff

    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

    Nov 3, 2015
    North East Florida
    Wow Steve...what an exciting trip...keep us posted please.
  4. SuperYooper

    SuperYooper Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    Upper Michigan
    I see you are traveling through the bottom of the Upper Peninsula at some point...make sure to take some time and see Fayette and/or Kitch-iti-kipi on your way to the St. Ignace. Have a pastie too!
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  5. shelmily

    shelmily Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Glad to hear you are in better health Steve. It's good to have you back. Looks like a great adventure. I will definitely be following along. Have a safe trip.
  6. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2017
    welcome back steve I know what this health thing is very tough as we get older. I guess you have already passed through mo. one of the top viewing states. if you get through mo and are camping let us know.

    we were going to Ak this summer made it to Omaha and had to turn back then big-time back surgery. next year if God allows on to Ak with an egg camper!

    good luck

  7. thethird152

    thethird152 Active Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Mt Pleasant, MI
    Great to see you back Steve! Enjoy your trip!
  8. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    Malvern, PA
    IMG_6753.JPG On the Trace!
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  9. Aneemal33

    Aneemal33 Active Member

    Aug 25, 2016
    Welcome back! Looks like a great trip. Don't forget to point south and wave when you hit Itasca State Park in MN. I'll wave back :)
  10. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    Malvern, PA
    End of day 6 at Trace SP outside of Tupelo Mississippi. Beautiful drive down the Natchez Trace today, I highly recommend the trip, specially in the fall, must be beautiful with the trees changing. I've posted some pictures of my stops today on the portal's Facebook page.

    Of course the further South I go the hoter it gets. Fortunately at this campsite there's a nice breeze coming across what would be a lake but I guess the reservoir is extremely low and where I'm at it's just a green valley.
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  11. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    Malvern, PA
    Hello Fellow PUPsters. I'm in South Toledo Bend SP, LA tonight, right across the lake from Texas. Very nice park with lots of space between campsites and there is actually water in the lake at this campground. Unfortunately, I hit torrential rains in the middle of Louisiana and had to pull over for about an hour to wait it out. Otherwise I could have gone kayaking tonight. Weather is nice, a little bit of a breeze but not the killer heat that you would expect, that comes tomorrow with TEXAS!

    Yes, tomorrow I start my crossing of the Great Republic of Texas, two days in fact. I actually managed to plan this trip with only one night in Texas but that's with campsites just over the boarder at either end.

    If anyone in AZ or NM is interested, I'll be at Lyman Lake AZ on Saturday night, Aug 26th.

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  12. mstrbill

    mstrbill Active Member

    Mar 17, 2013
    Austin , Texas
    Perphaps not, tropical storm Harvey is expected to bring lots of rain in the next three - fours days, cooler temps Sat and Sun.
  13. sgip2000

    sgip2000 Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Hillsboro, OR
    Welcome back! Enjoy your trip!
  14. MrsSquid

    MrsSquid Active Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Been wondering about your trip...thanks for the updates.
  15. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    Malvern, PA
    Long day driving through the first half of Texas. Broke camp this morning at 6:45 AM and got to my next campsite at 6 PM.

    Tonight I'm in Garner State Park, West of San Antonio.

    Should be out of the way of the hurricane by tomorrow afternoon. By tomorrow night I'll be in Carlsbad NM.

    Just heard from my brother who lives near by. He said we may have rain tonight and that this place floods. Hopefully the park rangers will stop by if they feel there may be an issue.

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  16. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

    Aug 22, 2013
    San Diego via MN
  17. Boatnman

    Boatnman Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    western Colorado
    Welcome back and happy travels. (And THANK YOU for this great site!)
  18. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    Malvern, PA
    Made it out of Texas and now in New Mexico. And I think, just in time. I'm glad I made reservations everywhere, people are heading inland from the Gulf Coast and starting to fill up the campgrounds.

    I'm in Brantley Lake SP, just North of Carlsbad NM. Long day getting here but the vistas are beautiful.

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  19. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    That looks absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your views along the way!!
  20. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2017
    STeve I hope you picked up some of that great Cajun food in Lousiania!!

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