Back home again

Backwoods Savage Posted By Backwoods Savage, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Hi all. I've received emails and a couple PM's asking where I am. Well, I arrived back home a bit after midnight Monday. Yesterday was simply a rest day, or as much as possible. Today has been busy but I just had to get back on the forum.

    For those who do not know, I was crewing for a 4-man team in Race Across AMerica (RAAM). I left home on 6/7, flying to Baltimore. Picked up a rental motor home north of the city and drove it to Oceanside, CA. That is where the race started and it ended in Annapolis at the City Dock. Monday I returned the RV after driving almost 6,000 miles in it then returned home. I almost did not get home that day because of some screwed up flights but a miracle happened and I got to finally spend the night in my own bed again.

    I've sent an email to several folks who were interested in the trip and if anyone else would like a copy of that, please send me (PM) your email address and I'll happily send you a copy. Naturally there is so much I could write about the experience it would take up enough to write a book but I try to give some of the highlights and even some low lights.

    It's good to be back again.
     
  2. PapaDave

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  3. rottiman

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    Welcome home Dennis. glad your trip went well.
     
  4. Eatonpcat

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    Sounds like a great trip...Pictures??
     
  5. ironpony

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    butt sore??
    that had to be a great trip
     
  6. tfdchief

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    Glad you are back home safe! Everybody missed you......nobody to pick on;lol
     
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  7. ironpony

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    I just realized why you were always sitting while splitting...........
    you were in training for this road trip
     
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    For sure there was much sitting. Here is what I was sitting in. The second one is with one of the vans.

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    The whole crew below. One of the racers with plaques at the finish. Racer was Chris Kaiser. Other racers were Alex Miller, Dana Lieberman and Steve Petty.

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    The racers were from NC, TN, RX and CA. The crew of 14 came from all over the States. I'll try to post a few more pictures soon.
     
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  9. HollowHill

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    Welcome back! Hope you had a great time, must have been interesting.
     
  10. PapaDave

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    Nah, Jake was still here.:cool:
    Good pics Dennis.
     
  11. woodchip

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    Seeing those pictures reminds me of that film RV..........

    Nice to see you back Dennis :)
     
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Thanks woodchip. I even met several folks from the UK. We had people from 22 countries!
     
  13. firefighterjake

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    Welcome home Dennis . . . thanks for sending me the update . . . sorry to hear that this is probably the last race you'll be doing.
     
  14. billb3

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    Wow
    I drove x country several times in my twenties and have always wanted to do it again.
     
  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    I've driven cross country enough times now so will retire from it. Did the double cross this year and also did a triple in 2010. That takes something out of a guy my age.
     

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