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A life-changing decision

stressed or relaxed

I looked at him that morning and thought, “This guy is a heart attack looking for a place to happen!” I asked myself if I could be headed for that. I didn’t like the answer. I made a decision that morning that would change our lives forever.

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Camping with dad creates long-term memories

With sad faces, the Gerber girls say goodbye to the borrowed Winnebago motorhome that allowed us to take our first family roadtrip adventure.

First of all, happy Father's Day to all the dads currently RVing with their families, stowing equipment from this weekend's outing or planning their next adventure. Camping with dad is one of the more memorable things kids get to do with their fathers and, in hindsight, I wish I had spent more time camping with my three daughters.

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The Airstream brothers

Airstream Brothers

Now, about that Airstream. I’ve been doing some limited research to see if I could identify the old girl. Obviously she was an Airstream, but what year and model?

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Safety first: How would you react?

Calm or Panic Fotolia

Last fall, while we were working in Alabama, Norm ventured outside in the middle of the night to start his race. His timing couldn’t have been better because he found two young men helping themselves to our generator.

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The Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears totem pole

The faces on the totem pole represent the seven different clans of the Cherokee Nation. At sunset each day, one can almost see the pain and fear increase as shadows fall across the hand carved faces, changing them into human forms.

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Roy and me and the ’39 Ford coupe

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Long story short, we inflated the flat tires, somehow got the engine running, put a couple of orange crates inside for seats and headed for our “garage” which was a wooden shack in a back alley off of Seventh Avenue that belonged to another friend.

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The roof saga continued: The RV side of things

Cathy - roof 3

I find it ironic that if someone files a false insurance claim, it is called insurance fraud but the insurance company can make false statements, not pay out claims, and get away with it. Isn’t that insurance fraud, too?

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