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Author Topic: New Coach and Maiden Trip home....could use some advise ;)  (Read 2407 times)
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« on: September 13, 2012, 03:46:36 PM »

The time day is getting closer to pick up our Coach and I must say we are totally stoked!

We will be flying into Salisbury Maryland on October 5th and spending a few days with oldmansax and his wife and then loading the coach up with food....Crab cakes for Cliff....LOL and anything else we will need for the trip home.
As you already know our maiden trip will be from Salisbury to Arizona and would like your input on what yall might think of this scenic route as we meander home.

Our tentative plan is to leave Salisbury taking the 13 through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel into the Norfolk area where we will pick up the 17 and head down the coast then pick up 95 down to 10, then take 10 west to Arizona, OR we could take 17 down into South Carolina and pick up the 20 West to Arizona.

Our thoughts thoughts were to follow along the Atlantic coast and possibly even find a nice beachfront RV resort to stay at for a night or two or split it up between a couple of RV Resorts along the way. If anyone could recommend a few good beachfront RV resorts or scenic places to stop along the Atlantic Coast or the Gulf area, we would really appreciate it.
We would also like feedback about the different planned route(s)...possible traffic congestion...places to avoid and so on.

The ocean is a big excitement for us because we don't get to see that large of a mass of water living in the Desert so we thought that route would be fun and scenic or we could cut off the coast early and skip the gulf coast area.

I will attach some images of our new baby!



Thanks so much!
Mike



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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 04:28:57 PM »

Good for You! Grin

So if it is the Madden trip, are you stopping at every football venue on the way home.
If it were the Madden trip, you would be riding in a bus east also! Ha!

Along about October, I think stopping along the gulf / Pensacola area would be nice.
I think I would take 95 to 85 to Atlanta, then 85 to 65 to 10 and backtrack a little bit to the Pensacola/Ft Walton Beach area.  That would be really nice about that time.

I think Wanderlodges are nice, and I have seen them being built in the factory, but I'm not sure I would trade a nice MCI for one!

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 04:49:17 PM »

Good for You! Grin

So if it is the Madden trip, are you stopping at every football venue on the way home.
If it were the Madden trip, you would be riding in a bus east also! Ha!

Along about October, I think stopping along the gulf / Pensacola area would be nice.
I think I would take 95 to 85 to Atlanta, then 85 to 65 to 10 and backtrack a little bit to the Pensacola/Ft Walton Beach area.  That would be really nice about that time.

I think Wanderlodges are nice, and I have seen them being built in the factory, but I'm not sure I would trade a nice MCI for one!

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I know, I messed up on the spelling, but got it corrected....quickly....glad you can modify titles...LOL

I will check out the route you mentioned, thanks for the reply!
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 05:01:19 PM »

I think Wanderlodges are nice, and I have seen them being built in the factory, but I'm not sure I would trade a nice MCI for one!
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I don't want to hijack Mike's thread but if I could still drive it, I wouldn't be selling it. I can't bend my knee far enough to set in the drivers seat anymore.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 05:27:55 PM »

Oh come on now a true Busnut would just get rid of the knee eh!.....Lol

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 06:27:10 PM »

I don't care if Tom can drive or Mike misspelled a word I am just worried about the crab cakes arriving in Phoenix lol sad to see one go Tom but there comes a time in life one thing you know it is going to a good home 

I saw his Spartan from a distance a lot of TLC went into it same will happen to your x bus I am sure, see you in Quartzsite Mike

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 05:18:21 AM »

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is an experience in itself.  It holds a special place for me because I was among the first 100 drivers to cross it when I was in the Navy.  Take some time to stop at the pier midway across, you cannot see land on either side.

The crossing is a combination of bridges and tunnels so that if attacked, it would not lock the Navy fleet in Norfolk.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 05:32:46 AM »

They don't allow you to stop at the midway pier with anything bigger than a car anymore. I have seen a couple of cars with small trailers stopped but no trucks, big trailers or motor homes.

Welcome to the new world   Angry

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 07:32:38 AM »


  Hi Mike;
      Nice looking MC-7.   I have one also.   Fun to drive.   
      Since you are close to Vergina, a stop at Williamsburg Va would
      be worth your time. A lot of history there.
      Also, if you take I-10, a stop in Mobile Alabama might have more
      naval history.   There is a battle ship USS Alabama is on display.
      I made that trip about 10yrs ago from Maryland to Calif and would
      like to do it again.       
                                          Merle. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 04:11:58 PM »

Nice looking bus. I really like the look of the 7

           Good luck and enjoy the ride


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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 05:50:21 PM »

I don't care if Tom can drive or Mike misspelled a word I am just worried about the crab cakes arriving in Phoenix lol sad to see one go Tom but there comes a time in life one thing you know it is going to a good home 

I saw his Spartan from a distance a lot of TLC went into it same will happen to your x bus I am sure, see you in Quartzsite Mike

good luck

LOL, I am sure your crab cakes are going to make it home....errrr. We are going to load up, I am hoping to pick up some scrapple too.

The Spartan, I have to admit she was my baby and the day the fellow pulled her away and shed a few tears. If our RV plans had not taken a different direction, we would still have her and I knew she went to a good home because to the touching story this old timer told me.

There is no doubt we will take good care of her, shes family Wink

We have the Quartzite rally on the calender. My better half is undergoing surgery on her shoulder a few days before the rally starts and we will have to see how she feels.....heck a couple of pain pills and she will be doing fine......LOL

All the best
Mike
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 05:56:58 PM »

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is an experience in itself.  It holds a special place for me because I was among the first 100 drivers to cross it when I was in the Navy.  Take some time to stop at the pier midway across, you cannot see land on either side.

The crossing is a combination of bridges and tunnels so that if attacked, it would not lock the Navy fleet in Norfolk.

We would have loved to go over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but we were trying to avoid the area around the DC area. The views looked great from what we saw in pictures and I am sure the tunnel will be an experience....we have nothing close to this out west.

I am curious, when you say you crossed when you were a diver in the Navy....not sure what you meant. Did you cross above or below water?

All the best!
Mike
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 05:58:54 PM »

They don't allow you to stop at the midway pier with anything bigger than a car anymore. I have seen a couple of cars with small trailers stopped but no trucks, big trailers or motor homes.

Welcome to the new world   Angry

TOM

You mean we can't play the dumb tourists card.....LOL

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 06:03:03 PM »


  Hi Mike;
      Nice looking MC-7.   I have one also.   Fun to drive.   
      Since you are close to Vergina, a stop at Williamsburg Va would
      be worth your time. A lot of history there.
      Also, if you take I-10, a stop in Mobile Alabama might have more
      naval history.   There is a battle ship USS Alabama is on display.
      I made that trip about 10yrs ago from Maryland to Calif and would
      like to do it again.       
                                          Merle. 

Thanks for the coach compliments and possible places to visit. Maybe we will run into each other some day and exchange some tales.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 06:05:09 PM »

Nice looking bus. I really like the look of the 7

           Good luck and enjoy the ride


Kevin

Thanks, out of all the MCI's we did have the 7 at the top of the list.

Oh, we can't wait for the ride home......can't get here quick enough Wink
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