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    That Firefly may have been the Canadian Historical Flight's aircraft. They've just done a full restoration, so maybe took it down to Reno for a shakedown?

    Great thread.
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    Another fabulous read Mike, you are lucky to have such a great friend in Jorge and other friends in "high" places!
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    Brilliant trip, and beautifully written - thanks for sharing

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    Another excellent ride report, Mike...you certainly haven't lost your touch - thank you for sharing it with us. I look forward to your future travels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Great report, as always Mike.
    California is now VERY expensive.You can’t get breakfast for much less than $30 !
    And a beer is often nudging $10….before tip.

    But it’s still much cheaper in other states and off the beaten track.

    For instance, I was in South Carolina earlier this year, delivering some BMW engines and brek could be had for under $10 and a beer was about $5.
    Yes - but after you've had your cheap food and beer - you're still in South Carolina...
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    Here's the final bit of paving I couldn't be arsed to photograph yesterday

    I've just paid the bill - I am now officially poor...
    We will never be here again - have a good look around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Posh Pete View Post
    That Firefly may have been the Canadian Historical Flight's aircraft. They've just done a full restoration, so maybe took it down to Reno for a shakedown?

    Great thread.
    Thanks, Pete - I'm pretty sure now that it was a privately owned one - WB518 - one of two airworthy Fireflies - although there are a couple more under restoration. I narrowed it down by the 'K' on the fin...
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    Thanks

    Thank you Mike, I really enjoyed your write-ups.

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    Thursday 22nd September 2022

    Marnie seems tired after a full day of walking and playing...

    We will never be here again - have a good look around

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    Another excellent report Mike so many thanks for taking the time to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Bilco View Post
    Another excellent report Mike so many thanks for taking the time to do it.
    +1

    Great to bring back memories of some of the places I’ve visited many years back.

    On the “free bike” thing - it’s brilliant of Jorge to lend the bike and to therefore effectively be riding your own bike as it’s familiar.
    Also the other realistic option of hiring a bike is not going to be cheap and would probably have cost more than the repairs. And just because you might have rented a bike there is no guarantee that you won’t have any problems with it!!

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    Thoroughly enjoyed your insights Mike. I lost out on my States trip with Bilco in 2020 which then had a domino effect. I’ll just have to wait for an exchange rate improvement as well as Arsey chartering a mercy flight for us all

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    Quote Originally Posted by G&T View Post
    Thoroughly enjoyed your insights Mike. I lost out on my States trip with Bilco in 2020 which then had a domino effect. I’ll just have to wait for an exchange rate improvement as well as Arsey chartering a mercy flight for us all
    If you can get 215 other takers I’ll sort it :-)

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    Excellent report.

    I hear what you say about prices, homeless people and the exchange rate.

    We have found petrol ranging from $3 to over $6, the really pricey stuff was in California, it got cheaper as we headed East, Missouri being the cheapest.

    Only once have we left a restaurant because they couldn’t seat us in less than an hour, most can accommodate two straight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    If you can get 215 other takers I’ll sort it :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeO View Post
    Thursday 22nd September 2022

    Marnie seems tired after a full day of walking and playing...

    Lovely Pointer Mike.Btw,many thanks for the trip report,loved every minute.

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