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Old 02-23-2017, 08:15 AM   #1
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Traveling in a Bambi Airstream...

Some of you are aware that we are anxiously awaiting our new American Tug's delivery at the Factory in La Conner WA in about a month. I guess I may have talked about it here a little...

Some of you may be interested in our method of traveling from our home in New England to the Pacific North West. We have a website we maintain as we move along http://www.brucebeard.com.

We are always a little behind but my wife is always working on updating the site.
Hope this is ok to post here...
This is a picture of our little Bambi and the mighty Ram (with Cummins 6.7 of course!) at Cottonwood in Big Bend National Park a few days ago.
Bruce

P.S. We do post boating things here too so if for whatever reason I disappear from sight here on TF you can always find us.
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The campground is a little crowded, but it looks enjoyable otherwise

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This is a picture of our little Bambi and the mighty Ram (with Cummins 6.7 of course!) at Cottonwood in Big Bend National Park a few days ago.
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Bruce, do you think you have enough truck to pull that big ole Bambi? How will you get over the mountains with that under powered rig?
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Bruce, those who have visited your nice website will understand
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Pilou, I was just funin' Bruce. He knows that I, too, am a 'Streamer, and pull my little bit larger trailer with more anemic power. I had seen his website, and subscribed today. I can't wait to see the gourmet meals his wife will turn out while camping

BTW, great picture. That looks so French. It makes me miss Quebec City (North America's little piece of Europe).
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Pilou, I was just funin' Bruce. He knows that I, too, am a 'Streamer, and pull my little bit larger trailer with more anemic power. I had seen his website, and subscribed today. I can't wait to see the gourmet meals his wife will turn out while camping.
Don, I meant about the attached picture I posted here where I was walking my friends' Scottish-terrier. which is the reason I wrote "those who visited your nice website will understand", Bruce's Scottish-terrier are cute !

I subscribed his website as well.

Stream trailer is beautiful, + great truck, now I'm jealous !

BTW, great picture. That looks so French. It makes me miss Quebec City (North America's little piece of Europe).

Thanks ! It was in Antibes on last day of 2016, last grocery shopping before New Year Eve dinner aboard.
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Greetings,
Mr. M. Other than my home town, Quebec City is my favorite of any I've ever visited in North America.
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Scottish terriers, Ram trucks and Airstream's!
Life is good...
We were out of cell/internet range for some time as we headed west and piled on the miles. We're in (mostly) sunny California now and headed up the coast.
Pepper and Mattie are happy to be here and we have good internet again.
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Cute pup!
Pepper and Mattie say "Bonjour!"
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Pilou, I was just funin' Bruce. He knows that I, too, am a 'Streamer, and pull my little bit larger trailer with more anemic power. I had seen his website, and subscribed today. I can't wait to see the gourmet meals his wife will turn out while camping

BTW, great picture. That looks so French. It makes me miss Quebec City (North America's little piece of Europe).
I take a little ribbing for pulling a Bambi with the Cummins...
Gotta say though, I can't imagine going back to gas. This truck is incredible for towing. We are about 8000 miles into this trip and I can't believe how comfortable the entire driving experience has been. Due to the tiny size of our Airstream, everything we have with us seems to be in the truck. We are just about three hundred pounds below GVWR when hitched...
Awesome truck!
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Cute pup!
Pepper and Mattie say "Bonjour!"
Bertie and Isla say "Merci et Bon Voyage !"
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Bruce, on your way up North, stop a moment in Astoria.

Founded 200 years ago, Astoria is a little town with Scandinavian heritage on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. With Victorian homes etched into hills overlooking the Columbia River, Astoria often referred to as “little San Francisco.”

It's a port city where the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the last winter at the end of 1805 before returning home.

Astoria is the place of delicious fresh seafood, spicy shrimp, crab legs, tilapia, whiting, lobster tail, red snapper, porgy, salmon steak, salmon fillet. These saltwater sturgeon were some of the best sturgeon taste I've eaten !.

The Astoria–Megler Bridge, a cantilever steel truss bridge across the Columbia River, connects Astoria in Oregon and Point Ellice in Washington. The bridge is 4.1 miles long and is located about 14 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River. It is the longest truss bridge on the North American continent. The bridge was completed in 1966 and has one line of traffic in each direction.

Have a look at beautiful Tony Fleming's video cruising the Columbia river aboard "Venture".

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Home to more than 2,000 members of team Coast Guard, including active duty, reserve, civilian, auxiliary and families, Astoria was officialy designed as a "Coast Guard City".
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Have a drink or coffee at Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa which overlooks the water. Built on the site of the former Union Fish Cannery, it was named "one of the top 25 hotels in the West" by Sunset Magazine.
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Sunset in Astoria.
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The Portland region has more floating homes than Seattle or San Franciso.
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Thank you Pilou.
We have been traveling along on much of this trip with no idea where we should be heading next and at times we simply have no ideas. Astoria looks beautiful and it is now on our list. A quick check of our Allstays app shows multiple campgrounds in the area too.
We are heading in that direction soon!
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That video was amazing...
I've bookmarked his videos and will continue to watch them.
What an interesting man.
Thanks,
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