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10/7/18

Wonderful Beginnings

Adventure Starts: Richland, Washington
Adventure Date: 10/7/2007 to 10/7/2018
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 An fat old man backed his white truck up to the Arctic Fox 22H trailer and coupled up. A check and double check and the rig pulled out of the campground that had been the mans home for almost 3 years. The rig was headed for Alabama. There was no turning back because when the rig cleared Deadmans Pass in Oregon the highway department truck was sitting there and closed the pass due to snow.

The fat old man put the pedal to the metal and down the other side of the pass they flew, gradually becoming a team of unstoppable adventurers.

Six weeks later in the fat old man sat in his son and daughter in law’s living room  talking of the fat old man’s plans for his retired way of life. One thing led to another and The Old Fat Man Adventures blog was born and the OFM Teams came to have a name.

Yesterday was the anniversary of another team of well respected adventure seekers. Jim and Gayle of Lifes Little Adventures started on their on RV lifestyle adventure and are still going very strong. They are young folks that get to do things the OFM can only dream of these days. We recommend you visit their blog. They do a really good job of trying to have tooooo much fun.

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 11 years on the road.

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  2. And I always enjoyed meeting you when our paths crossed.

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    1. Thank you DD. We have had a few interesting conversations.

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  3. 11 years! I wonder how many fish you've caught in the 11 years?

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  4. Congratulations and thanks for the shout-out. After the crappy travel day we had today we may not make it to 11 years!

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    1. Thank you. The sour days do come along now and then don't they.

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  5. Congratulations Barney on your 11 years full-time you catching up to us with 12 years under our belt, hopefully someday we will meet up in our travels.

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  6. That tiny peek into the Old Fat Man's distant past was interesting and insightful. Revealing bits and pieces of the Old Fat Man's early full-timing days with its expected ups and downs could be a way to educate those of us that haven't even worn out a set of tires yet.

    Tom

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  7. ST tires were rated for 12000 miles so I got a new set of tires about every 9 months until last year when the Castle made about 12 months.

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  8. How often in these past years you have given me a good laugh. Really do appreciate you. Your answer "3" just did it again. You need to add a few zeroes there! I have even printed some of your laughs. There was one, I think, when you told of falling down when you were already sitting down. I went to look for it right now, but, of course, can't ever find something when I look for it. Many happy days you have given me. Thank you. Please continue. For a minute there, I was thinking this was a "goodbye". Glad it isn't.

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  9. Heck at my "new" age I can fall down from a laying down position, as like off the bed.

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  10. I think you need to proofread your posts - you typed the No. 3 in answer to how many fish you've caught over the years, hahaha. I'm sure it's been lots more than that! Here'e to a lot more years and a lot more fish!

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    1. OK I got caught lying. A fisherman lying, how unique. It was really 2. But I was ashamed to admit to that low number.

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