Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by mr. cob » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:18 pm

Kaliram wrote:It was a good call not to stop at our place on Cob Mtn. In Lake County CA. It’s currently raining heavily, and flooding is in the forecast. - what a shame, as I shall be missing you and Newt while we’re holed up by the fire.
Howdy John,

I was so looking forward to visiting with you and doing some riding in your part of the country, oh well as they say "Next Time." What's the weather like after the Moab rally in late April, maybe something could be worked out then.

Right now I am parked in a Flyin-J fuel stop two miles east of the Washington-Idaho border on I-90, I am looking on the net for trucks to look at while I am inthis area while the trailer is being worked on. Snow in the mountains, snow has already caused some problems on I-90 just east of Seattle, I'll be going over Snoqalmie (sp) Pass to get home on Friday so wish me luck.

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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by Kaliram » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:36 pm

Ride the Light: be Delight! I wouldn’t relish driving a big rig in the mountains: at least you don’t have to go over Beartooth Pass!

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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by mr. cob » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:57 pm

Howdy All

Looked at another 379 Pete very nice truck but to much money for my needs

I have moved to the local Walmart where I am camping for the night it's getting colder snow is in the forecast

Looking at the cameras on Snoqalmie Pass it could get interesting going home Thursday afternoon or Friday morning bad storm coming in off the Pacific predicting snow ice and rain oh well it's all part of the adventure

Stay tuned

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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by cpres » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 pm

Got your socks for the truck and the drag chains for the trailer? No issues if you are prepared, of course your house is comfortable so you and Newt have options.
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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by mr. cob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15 pm

Howdy All,

Camped at Walmart last night, got down to 31 degrees but I had the furnace set at 68 we were warm and comfortable. Took this photo yesterday while sitting at a Loves Truck Stop, snow on the mountains and more coming.
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Right now I am sitting at the RV shop where they supposedly fixed my main slide 6 weeks ago, believe me when I tell you they have received the full "Mr. Cob" experience after this debacle now the fight is on with the extended warranty creeps to get this latest repair covered.

On a lighter note, a short video taken while driving in the mountains on the way to Milo's home in Arizona, there is an 18 mile long down grade I had just reached the bottom of when I took this video. Should have started the video earlier was just having to much FUN driving. Click the link, watch in full screen.

https://photos.smugmug.com/2017-Fall-Tr ... 3-1920.mp4

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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by mr. cob » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:33 pm

Howdy All,

I am HOME, :boogie:

I am up loading some short videos and will make a finishing post on this trip later today.

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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by wooden nickel » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:57 pm

Glad you made it safe and sound.
I enjoyed my vicarious travels.
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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by mr. cob » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:10 pm

Howdy All,

I'll finish up this thread by posting some short videos of the last day of the trip and the country I was driving through. Most of eastern Washington is made up of high desert, sage brush, rocks and since irigation started many years ago huge tracks of wheat fields. In this video I have left from Hayden Idaho after getting my trailer slide repaired and am on my way home, driving across what is called the scab lands as the glaciers from the ice ages have stripped most of the soil from the land leaving only volcanic rock and sparse vegetation. Click the links, play the videos in full screen.
https://photos.smugmug.com/2017-Fall-Tr ... 5-1920.mp4

Here I am coming up on the Columbia River Gorge.
https://photos.smugmug.com/2017-Fall-Tr ... 6-1920.mp4

Now coming into western Washington and the foot hills of the Cascade Mountain range.
https://photos.smugmug.com/2017-Fall-Tr ... 7-1920.mp4

Gone are the sage brush covered high plains and desert, now we are into the tree covered slopes of wet side of the State.
https://photos.smugmug.com/2017-Fall-Tr ... 8-1920.mp4

When I reached Snoqualime Pass, it was dark, 31 degrees and snowing, the roads were slick and covered in slush, I was driving slow with the flashers on, way to close to home after a 6,000 mile trip to end up in the ditch now.
https://photos.smugmug.com/2017-Fall-Tr ... 9-1920.mp4

Instead of going home after crossing the Pass, I was just to tired to deal with backing down my driveway to park the truck and trailer. I spent the night at a rest stop where in the morning I could dump my black and gray tanks, a few miles down the road I fueled the truck so it would be ready for its next trip. I took this video showing the road leading to my home when the camera battery went dead.
https://photos.smugmug.com/2017-Fall-Tr ... 0-1920.mp4

And so that's that. I am home, safe and sound. I want to THANK everyone who invited me to visit, each and every one of you brought joy to me and Newt, sharing a bit of your lives with us is something I'll treasure always. When its all said and done, the only thing we really leave behind is the memories in the hearts and minds of others, it doesn't matter if we were rich or poor, it only matters that we shared what we had and gave when we could, my life has been truly blessed by the generosity of others no so much in a material way but by the way others have invited me into their homes and lives. And for this, I am truly grateful and humbled. So until next year when I plan to do it all over again, fare thee well my friends, may your lives be filled with happiness and good health, till we meet again.

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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by cpres » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:00 pm

Don't underestimate the joy you bring into our lives and the pleasure we get from our time with you, even if we have saw the cob come out when needed over the years, like you say, my wires may be special also (-: . You and Newt have a standing invite, as does Donna and any new furry friends you get. Always good to unplug and visit and Ural around. Glad you enjoyed your trip and are home safe for a nice turkey day with your sweet lady who has put up with you. We are both blessed, I will make sure Jenni knows you are home safe and will be back in a year.

Fellow Uralists, if you can, spend time with new people, the friendship I have with Dave started simply because I was crazy enough to invite a crazy Ural Rider to stop over for a couch and a meal, who would have thought, he is a good house guest and has lots to share if you listen, of course some of the Internet legend may have some truth to it, Dave knows what I am talking about (-:
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Re: Cob's 2017 annual escape the NorWet gloom tour.

Post by cateyetech » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:32 pm

Hey Dave

Glad ya'll made it home safely :clap:

Thank you for the visit!!!!
It ALWAYS a great time when you visit!!!! :D
You know I love the riding & visiting, especially the visiting :D
you life experience level is 12 out of 10 lol
so many cool stories!!!!!

See ya next time

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