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 12/4/2003 6:07 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 1/7/2013 8:22:35 AM

The Maine coastline was a little shocking to us being from Va Beach. We were used to white sand and useable beaches. They are really pretty in Maine but mainly for looking at. It's too cold to use even in the summer time. Not a whole lot of access.
Check it out.
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 12/4/2003 6:09 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 1/7/2013 8:23:09 AM

We rode up to the Nubble Lighthouse.
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 12/4/2003 6:47 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 1/7/2013 8:25:43 AM

We were still riding the coast. Check out the Oregon tags on the Harley.
These were the days when everyone, new to fulltiming was trying to register in Oregon, to elimate the sales tax. We sent the registration for the Harley and the bug in with a Jefferson, Oregon mail forwarding address to register both vehicles to see if it would work. With in two weeks we had our tags back. This was good. When we brought the RV 3 months later, in Florida, I explained to the salesman that we needed temporary 30 tags until we could receive out tags from Oregon and may have to renew a couple of times. No problem. On the road we went. A couple of months went by and no tags. Finally I bit the bullet and called the Oregon DMV. The lady that answered the phone said she had our file on her desk and was waiting for us to call. You CANNOT DO IT. I said but we already have two vehicles registered there. She said I know and you have two weeks to find somewhere to register them because I am canceling your tags. You have to live here for 6 months of the year to qualify and a mail forwarding address does not cut it.
We then hustled and called Escapees and signed up, called the DMV office, sent the 7 grand sales tax plus 260 something for the tags and by the time we hit Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wy we had new legal tags. A little while later is when we started reading a lot about the crack down on out of state registrations.
When we transfered the RV to Florida we had already satisfied the Sales tax issue, so it was real reasonable.
Today if I had to do it again I would probably use South Dakota. 3 % Sales Tax, No State Income Tax. I think everyone has settled down on this issue, but in the old days it was the hottest topic on the BB.
These tags bring back a lot of memories.

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 11/18/2009 2:32 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 1/7/2013 8:30:54 AM

There was some great harley riding on the Maine coast line. We passed Kennebunkport and the area where George Bush Sr lives but didn't really see anything.

It was just nice roaming, not caring where we were just site seeing.


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 11/18/2009 2:52 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 1/7/2013 8:31:28 AM

We met Brian, who worked at the Outdoor World campground where we stayed. They had left the C to C system but were honoring prior reservations. we wanted to stay another week and Brian was instrumental in helping us make the arrangements.

He had been divorced quite a while, had relocated to the east coast from California and was still very bitter. We invited him over a few nights and over dinner and wine we pretty much heard his life story.

About 4 months later we got a card from him and he said we had inspired him so much by being friendly and the two of us getting along so well, Susie and I, that he thought he might go back to California and look up his old high school sweetheart.

We were in Malibu, California for Christmas of 1998. We called Brian who now lived in Pasadena, California and he had indeed gotten back with his previous girlfriend and invited us over for a visit to meet her. They were very happy.

The next time we heard from them, they were married. We were invited to the wedding in Monterrey, California, but because we were using the Escapees mail service and moving around a lot we never got the invitation. He had a Lab named Cajan who we met and the wedding was held in a Hotel that allowed dogs, so Cajan attended. We were so disappointed we were not there.

In time we lost touch but when I look at these pictures it seems like yesterday.


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 1/7/2013 8:32 AM
 

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