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Comment by Frank L Moseley on February 6, 2019 at 4:58pm
Good afternoon Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..
Tis himself, the Wandering Scotsman. Just a quick visit for today. Not on my laptop, it still needs to be taken in for repair, some kind of DNS Server Connect problem.
Me and the missus are doing fine. Not traveling for the nonce. Had quite a few problems in September, on our travels. 3 flat tires on the same side, broken Propane system (due to the flat tires), Microwave quit., leak in the Hot Water tank line. All has been repaired, but we're tapped out financially. Part of it is the 6 month Lease that we signed here at The Happy Traveler RV Park. $750.00 + Elect for 4 months, then 2 months only paying for the Electric. Next Lease will only be $500.00 + electric per month.. The Sites all have full hook up ... Elect / water / sewer and Cable (need to have ours looked at, as it is not working)

Any way, just wanted to touch base and check in. Shannon, hope your move goes smoothly. I did get a Christmas card from Wayne, but no note of news or circumstance. Harry / Sig / Harold / Dennis and Dave , hope all of you are doing well.
Have a great day, take care ... ..
Toujours Pret!!! !!
Comment by Harry Warner on February 6, 2019 at 4:34pm
Sig, the early years of the Garden State Parkway (GSP) saw many races in the northern section. Rumors at the time claimed it had no speed limit. I have no proof either way.
Speaking of Hackettstown, I used to go fishing at the falls off Rt. 46. I never caught anything, probably causing me to lose interest later in life.
Comment by Joseph Auger on February 6, 2019 at 3:20pm
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on February 6, 2019 at 10:45am
Harry, was into drag racing after the military, both on the track & off the track, ran at Hacketstown, & Old Bridge, got busted a couple of times in my 55 T'Bird with tri power and a mild street cam, once with the lake pipes open.
Comment by harold goldstein on February 5, 2019 at 1:33pm

GREAT TOUJOUR PRET MORNING TO ALL, GLAD TO BE HERE.

DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER WHERE WE GOT THE 2ND ACR LICENCE PLATES FROM?

SIG, I TURNED 80 IN NOVEMBER.  SO I WAS OLDER THAN YOU IN NUERENBERG.  I WAS 18 AND 3 MONTHS WHEN I ENLISTED 3.6.57

Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 2, 2019 at 4:19pm

Now here is something you don't see everyday a off road Baja Galaxie.

Comment by Harry Warner on February 2, 2019 at 3:39pm

Shannon, let me know if you hear of a time machine.  What I miss most is my youth. 

Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 2, 2019 at 3:27pm

Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 2, 2019 at 3:20pm

That is a beautiful car Harry. I bet that is one you wish you could go back in time and get.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 2, 2019 at 3:19pm

 

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