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RE: A Veterans memorial service

I lost a long-time good friend last week. He had a heart attack and went quickly. He had prearranged the service with the funeral home and planned to be cremated and placed in the State Veterans Cemetery. All went smoothly, had his service at the Church we both attend, and before the service, I saw two young Air Force NCOs standing just inside the Auditorium. After sitting, one of the young men walked up front and placed a folded flag in a holder and returned to the back of the auditorium. After the service, both service members marched to the front and retrieved the folded flag and preceded to unfold the flag. After unfolding, they turned it upright for about a minute and then preformed the folding ceremony. One stood in the front of the auditorium and the other marched to the back and Taps were played. After Taps, the one holding the flag presented it to the son and marched to the rear. I never have seen this done before. Our State Veterans Cemetery only performs about six funerals a day so sometimes it may take two weeks or longer to have a burial. Cremations can be placed at anytime if there is no service scheduled. I never experienced this before and those attending had not seen it either. I thought it was a fitting part of the service, not all would get to experience this at a later date. Its just that I had never seen this before.... Awesome. Thanks for posting.
cross21114 12/03/19 01:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: digital photo storage

I will third that! Hard drives are so cheap but take a long time to load years worths of photos. I use 2 and keep them in different places.
cross21114 12/03/19 01:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Custer SP?

We stayed in the Game Lodge campground last month. Very nice and a great dump station and water supply at 43.756452, -103.370539, just outside the campground. WE were leaving the campground on the way to the dump station and had to navigate around these. My wife was following the RV and took these pictures. https://i.imgur.com/cxsaaXbl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xsvi0U1l.jpg
cross21114 11/29/19 02:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cell service in Canada

WE have Verizon Unlimited and Canada is included and just got back from 2 months in BC, Yukon and Alaska. We found service spotty (understandable) in BC and the Yukon. In proximity to major cities and towns it worked pretty well. In AK, it worked only in towns (Tok, Valdez) until we got close to Anchorage when service became pretty consistant. There looked like cell towers in places where we had no service so I think there is something out there better but would not know what it would be and was pretty happy with what we had. BTW, our Hotspot also worked where our phones did.
cross21114 11/18/19 02:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: South Dakota, July 2020

We did this earlier this month. I suggest you defintely do this with your RV and not hotel it. Try to drive the Needles Highway (w/o the trailer of course). The way the tunnels line up with Mt. Rushmore is amazing. Spend some time in Deadwood. Couple of great museums.
cross21114 11/05/19 07:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping near Moab, Utah

We stayed at Deadhorse State Park (about 25 miles west of Moab). Very nice park with great sites. A bit expensive at $40 (in February). But the view from the overlook is amazing, worth the price alone. https://i.imgur.com/NXZVhMfl.jpg
cross21114 11/05/19 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

I just returned from a 14,000 mile round trip journey to Alaska. Experience of a lifetime. Went to some extremely remote places. Before we left we purchased a Roadmaster Spare Tire carrier, spare tire and custom cover. Never had to use it but, knowing my luck, if we hadn't taken it, we would have needed it. I have a very unusual tire size (in fact had trouble getting a new one from the local Goodyear dealer before we left). Had a satellite commicator which I would have used to get help. Our service provider would have come from FMCA (hopefully).
cross21114 11/01/19 08:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Really scary incident tonight - almost lost my tow!

Coincidently, we are on our way back from Alaska towing a Ford Expdition with a Blue Ox base plate and a Ready Brute tow bar. We towed this rig about 35,000 miles in total with no problems. Saturday, we hooked up in the Badlands, SD and unhooked in Mitchel. I was shocked to find this when I unhooked. This is the "tab" which is inserted into the base plate to connect to the kunkle (not sure what the best term is for this part). https://i.imgur.com/xt5i1dnl.jpg I have found a place in Sioux Falls take can get them Wednesday (I'll get 2 so I'll have a spare). My wife flew home yesterday since i will be here for 10 days to hunt pheasants. Having 2 vehicles and 1 driver conplicates logistics. By the way, I also insert the pins from insude to outside so the pins don't ride against the cotterpin. I changed from the pins supplied which have a bent head as I found the bent heads round the hole in the kunkle. I use 1/2" bolts in which I drilled a hole for the cotterpin (and a big one).
cross21114 10/21/19 04:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Midnight Sun Festival - Fairbanks

If anyone is ever in Fairbanks, make sure you visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto museum. Just visited last week and it is amazing. Chris
cross21114 09/15/19 02:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

It's a provincial thing. BC Regulations Trailer Brake Requirements Gross trailer weight of 1,400 kg (3,080 Ibs) or less – Brakes are required if the trailer and its load weigh more than 50% of the licensed weight of the vehicle towing it. Gross trailer weight of 1,401 kg (3,081 Ibs) to 2,800 kg (6,160 Ibs) – Brakes are required, including a breakaway brake. Gross trailer weight of more than 2,800 kg (6,160 Ibs) – Brakes are required, and the trailer brakes must be capable of being applied by the driver independently of the towing vehicle's brakes. A surge brake does NOT meet this requirement. A breakaway brake is also required. Brakes are required on all axles. The sole exemption to this rule is for a 3 axle house trailer, in which case brakes are only required on 2 of the 3 axles. This could catch those with heavier toads. Do any of the toad braking systems allow independent application of brakes? Also catches me because my brake system is a surge brake.
cross21114 07/30/19 05:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

https://www.foxnews.com/world/canadian-thrill-kill-suspects-face-grizzlies-blood-sucking-flies-as-the-laws-long-arm-closes-in
cross21114 07/29/19 02:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: "How did we do" ...everybody wants a survey

Hear a guy on the radio... He was a tourist in Tokyo and randomly picked a restaurant for a quick bite. Five minutes after he left he got a text asking for a review. Never researched the restaurant and payed cash so how did they know he was there. Now days, a lot of people have their wifi on all the time so his phone may have talked with the wifi network at the restaurant. Just a thought. That's downright scary!
cross21114 07/28/19 12:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Things to do in Alaska?

Yes, thank to all who shared. Will try to do the same the next 3 months.
cross21114 07/28/19 12:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Some similarities to the early life of this guy. Hope the result is not the same. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_McCandless
cross21114 07/27/19 09:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

As terrible as this situation is, I don't think these kids will make it back to northern BC.
cross21114 07/26/19 01:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

What I thought might happen. Father of Canada highway murder suspect says son on 'suicide mission,' wants to die in 'blaze of glory' https://www.foxnews.com/world/father-canada-highway-murder-suspect-says-son-on-suicide-mission-ex-classmates-claim-he-was-angry-kid
cross21114 07/25/19 08:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Things to do in Alaska?

"Even if I were able to arm myself like the "Alaska the Last Frontier" folks, with a .357M, .44M, or a .45-70 caliber handgun on my hip while walking the dog, I'd still feel 50/50 outmatched by a bear/moose/wolf." Funny story - the 1st time I went to Alaska, I was taking my special needs son. Decided that I would see if bears were really a problem. The internet was relatively new but was able to view the Anchorage newspaper. Front page was a bear mauling of some campers within the city limits of Anchorage. We were going to be tent camping for 2 weeks. Since the response to a grizzle, when attached, is to lay down face first and hope you survive a potential mauling, was not going to work with my son. Decided both bear spray and handgun were appropriate. My 9mm was not enough so bought a 45. When I went to pick it up after the 7 day waiting period, the salesman asked if I was him to prepare it for Alaska. I asked what would you possible do to it? He said he would grind the front sight off. Asked why would you do that? He said "so it will hurt less when the bear rams it up your a s". Carried it and never saw a bear except from the car. Been back many times, hunting birds and have never seen on. Leaving next week for Alaska. Will spend September hunting birds and fishing. Am taking 2 shotguns but not even bothering to ship the hundgun to Alaska this time. T
cross21114 07/24/19 09:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Update from CBC The two guys missing are now suspects and Canada wide warrant has been isued for their arrest. Imagine how their parents feel to go from "their kids are missing" to "their kids are murder suspects"? Hope they catch them quick and they don't go down in a hail of bullets so maybe they can find out what turned them.
cross21114 07/24/19 05:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Latest update https://www.foxnews.com/world/british-columbia-murders-north-carolina-woman-australian-man-canada-missing-teens-dead-man Sorry - can't make it workable link
cross21114 07/23/19 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Jeez, we going up the Cassiar next month. Hope they catch this person quick. Would hate to have to stay on our toes, when not driving, the whole trip.
cross21114 07/22/19 10:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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