Whitmoyer

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  1. Thanks for posting this, I was lucky enough to win the bid - very nice steering wheel !
  2. Hello Harold, looks like an interesting book, would you take $15 ?
  3. Ken, I'm very interested - wondered if you have any additional pictures (hope it stopped raining in Virginia !). Would like to take a look at it, I'm in Bloomsburg, PA... How much of a trek to the car ?
  4. Tom - the PA Dept of Revenue had a major software update in late November. I filed for my number online in the beginning/middle of November and received my tax number late December via email, and just received the official form that I am to post conspicuously the other day. If you filed online and have your PIN number and if you have at least 30 minutes you can call and get a status. Once I got through they were very helpful. Larry, go to the PA Dept of Revenue website. "Pa100.state.pa.us" and follow the instructions there, don't forget to mark down your pin ! Good Luck !
  5. You saw that tree too ? I thought I was the only one ! We'll be sure to be awake when we hit Fancy Gap... I moved my daughter from Beckley WVA to Dothan AL in August years ago... Original plan was I would meet her in Beckley and observe the movers (first time in my life !) pack and load her stuff into a moving van and we would meet them in Dothan a day or so later. This all collapsed in a few hours - we rented the only "available" Ryder truck - an old 16 or 20 ft box truck with a loading height about 4 ft high, but it had a ramp... After nearly getting run over by her washer coming down the stairway from second floor we were on our way.... Fancy Gap was totally unexpected and at first a beautiful sight, then it became a little scary... Big truck, brakes getting warm and smelly, governor kicking in and out, engine revving then almost stalling, one ride I hope not to repeat ! thanks for the info and warning...
  6. Phil, greenie, huptoy, and Dave - Thank you very much, this is great, very much appreciated. We'll be using 81 to 77 to 29 to ??? The ride through Virginia can be, long ? Or as my 5 yr old granddaughter says, Virginia is one humongous state along with are we still in Virginia ? Thanks for the I95 tip. Dave I'll be contacting you for some specifics, especially restaurants... First time out I listen to the veterans ! $1 to $5 water not so bad, it is good for you, could even save your life... I've seen ice cream at Cape May NJ go for more than that, and while it is good, maybe not so good for you, and I've never seen the guys struggling through the desert cry out for ice cream ! We are really looking forward to this trek, thank you again !
  7. Phil, thanks so much for all the great info - we'll be able to hit the ground running ! Wonder if they'll have a Moxie tasting event ? See you there,
  8. I realize we're getting close to "Hershey Time" but my brother and I thought we'd squeeze in a week at the Charlotte Auto Fair in September. Never been there, was hoping someone could provide a few insights to make the most of this event. We are from Pennsylvania, so any recommendations for hotel, travel, weather, and most importantly - restaurants would be appreciated. Thanks in advance !
  9. My brother and I have been coming to Hershey since the 70s. Never could get away for the week till recently. 2 or 3 years ago we came down on Tuesday, got settled in and headed over just to see what was going on at the flea market. Yes, it's a lot of walking but there's still lots to see and lots of people to chat with (and only a handful of golf carts). You might even score an early bird bargain - I know we have ! Good Luck !
  10. Thanks for the heads up on the Library Sale Steve ! Checked the website for some more info and voila ! Tuesday, October 7th, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM In the Lower Level of the Library We will be there ! Can't wait !
  11. Adrian, I just remembered you can take the train from the Philadelphia airport into the 30th St Station in center city Philly, and from there you can take the Amtrak train all the way to Harrisburg... I'll have to check on car rental places and availability for the train stations... there are a few stops between Philly and Harrisburg, but Harrisburg is much closer to Hershey... I've taken the train to & from Philly several times, not a bad ride - beats driving the Schuykill Expressway out of Philly !!!!
  12. Hello Adrian, Everybody has their airport preference - mine is Philadelphia, much easier to get in & out of than NY and it's only about 100 miles from Hershey, about a 2 hour drive. When you say "hire a car" do you mean renting a car ? Again Philladelphia is closer and the traffic is not as bad - you stand a greater chance of getting the car back unscathed ! Places to stay - anyone of the internet booking engines will do... my brothers and I stayed at a Carlson Comfort Suites just north of Hershey, about 7 miles, it's a relatively new hotel with an even newer La Quinta Hotel next door. The Carlson is CLEAN and comfortable. Rates were about $160 US per night. There's a very good restaurant just across the parking lot (in front of the La Quinta hotel). It's best to reserve your room early. My brothers and I try to hit the flea market early in the morning, head back to the car/truck for an extended lunch and a much needed rest for the feet, then back again for the afternoon. We go for dinner and another rest for the feet, then head back in the evening to view the car corral till about 10pm... Some of the clubs have a "hospitality tent" in the midst of the flea market where you can meet other club members and get out of the sun/rain for a while. Not sure if the Lincoln Zephyr folks have a tent or not. Be prepared, it may never rain in southern California, but it has been known to do so at Hershey... sunny and hot, cold & rainy ! My brothers and I are in various stages of retirement and last year was the first time we could take the whole week off and go to Hershey... It was well worth it ! It will take all week (Tuesday - Saturday) and you still won't see it all !! Good luck with your plans, the "real Hershey veterans" will no doubt provide lots more information and tips on Hershey. Have you been to the Goodwood Sports Car Revival / Show ?
  13. Thanks to everybody for your thoughts and suggestions. Lots of good info and ideas put into practice. If I was starting from scratch, or at least had not poured the concrete floor I would be doing the in floor heat... but the concrete is down and I'll go for the next best for me - the suspended propane heater. I checked out the Modine Hot Dawg and saw a number of favorable reviews. I also did the BTU calculation, several times - there are a number of BTU calculators on the web and each one gives you a different value. Based on how I'm going to insulate the garage, I'll be getting the 45K BTU Modine Hot Dawg. The BTU calculations ranged from 29K to 38K, so a 45K Hot Dawg should give me plenty of heating power. Insulation of the garage may start this weekend... the garage is 24 x 38 and is attaced to the end of my home at the basement level - walk out of/into the garage from the basement, and the basement is heated so one wall is essentially done. The remaining walls get 3-1/2" of fiberglass in the side walls and 1/2" sheetrock or sheathing. The ceiling will get 1" of styrofoam with reflective foil face and all joints taped. Thanks again for the tips and info ! I'll add a post as the project progresses. Bob Whitmoyer Bloomsburg PA
  14. Thanks to everybody for your thoughts and suggestions. Lots of good info and ideas put into practice. If I was starting from scratch, or at least had not poured the concrete floor I would be doing the in floor heat... but the concrete is down and I'll go for the next best for me - the suspended propane heater. I checked out the Modine Hot Dawg and saw a number of favorable reviews. I also did the BTU calculation, several times - there are a number of BTU calculators on the web and each one gives you a different value. Based on how I'm going to insulate the garage, I'll be getting the 45K BTU Modine Hot Dawg. The BTU calculations ranged from 29K to 38K, so a 45K Hot Dawg should give me plenty of heating power. Insulation of the garage may start this weekend... the garage is 24 x 38 and is attaced to the end of my home at the basement level - walk out of/into the garage from the basement, and the basement is heated so one wall is essentially done. The remaining walls get 3-1/2" of fiberglass in the side walls and 1/2" sheetrock or sheathing. The ceiling will get 1" of styrofoam with reflective foil face and all joints taped. Thanks again for the tips and info ! I'll add a post as the project progresses. Bob Whitmoyer Bloomsburg PA
  15. Thanks Tom. One more question - what size propane tank do you use ? Bob W Bloomsburg, PA