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Buicks and the Great Outdoors - Camping and Trailering

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On 8/19/2019 at 9:51 AM, dmfconsult said:

 

I believe this pick is taken at the Canadian National train station in Vancouver. Building is still there, but signage is changed to "Pacific Central".  Still a train station with both Via Rail and Amtrak running trains, but now includes a bus station.   I'll see if I can get the Electra down there for a similar picture (although all those small trees you see in the background are now huge!

 

Since I wasn’t trailering anything I’ll keep this short. Here’s a modern day picture of the same train station. Can’t take a shot from the same perspective as before as that road is a major thoroughfare now without parking, there is an elevated light rail system and the trees are very large. If you look in the background, you’ll see a red 63 Stude Lark Daytona and some other old cars including an old GM bus. Looks like they are getting ready to shoot a TV show or Movie. 

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Took a two hour trip over hill and dale of SR 72 to Lake Greenwood over the Labor Day weekend and joined extended family for a great time. The highlights being acting a fool with my grand daughter Etta and visiting Ninety Six and learning some Revolutionary war history. The wagon performed exceptionally well, pulling the steep grade hills with ease. 

 

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an an old gas station along the way 

 

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Pretty severe grade grade created a challenge unhooking and setting up. 

 

 

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not our favorite camp grounds so far for sure made reservations late and took what was available for the three contiguous site for the the family. 

 

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Gained a whole new respect for the true Patriot soldiers of the time and their bravery when  fighting those loyalists. Real men, real soldiers! 

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Quiet time, time to reflect 

 

 

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Here’s hoping others will join us out on the great outdoors Buick Highway someday

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1 hour ago, MrEarl said:

 

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Quiet time, time to reflect 

 

 

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Here’s hoping others will join us out on the great outdoors Buick Highway someday

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2 hours ago, MrEarl said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s hoping others will join us out on the great outdoors Buick Highway someday

 

 

How did the battle wagon handle the trip? 

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So glad you were having fun, and enjoying the grandbaby - otherwise I would be telling you that you stole somebody's baby and had to give it back!

 

Enjoy that see-gar!

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11 hours ago, MrEarl said:

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In the local vernacular, "Ain't that what life is all about?" 

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11 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

 

How did the battle wagon handle the trip? 

 

Did surprisingly well on the long steep grades. Smoked the AC fan connection about 1/3 into the trip so gas mileage was up to about 8.5. 

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6 hours ago, MrEarl said:

 

Did surprisingly well on the long steep grades. Smoked the AC fan connection about 1/3 into the trip so gas mileage was up to about 8.5. 

I got a gut feeling she would perform well. You put a lot of time, effort and cash into this purpose built Buick. The AC could not take the heat huh?  8.5 mpg is respectable when pulling a barn.  The pictures look great. It looks like a good time was had by all. Making memories and enjoying the experience. Good show! 

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17 hours ago, Elpad said:

No camping but just trailering

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There's a place for that ...jus sayin

 

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We went camping with our VW Camper and the '13 Buick this weekend. We gave rides almost all day Saturday and part of Friday. 

 

The state parks here have Halloween trick or treat weekends in October. 

 

We have been doing this with about 20 families for over 20 years.

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I don't think I posted these

 

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Love that plaid picnic outfit!  ;)

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Wow, this thread is up to 13 pages?  
 

I don’t remember seeing this one before, but I’m not going through 13 pages to find out!  lol

 

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Remember seeing it posted before but not quite so many pictures.

I wonder where it went and will we every see it at a National meet in the "Modified Division?"

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