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Old 09-13-2004, 11:20 PM
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Here are some pictures of my road trip to Austin, TX to pick up the TG. I decided to pick it up myself and make a birthday road trip for my nephew, Mike. Mike, a friend, Adrian, and I towed the boat home with a buddy's F-350. What a tow vehicle! Never felt it, even pulling the boat out of Lake Travis at Mansfield Dam Park. Those of you familiar with this ramp know it is a steep incline. The first picture is the boat lift in Lake Travis.
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Sunday morning fueling up for the trip home. That's Mike and Adrian.
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Took a while for that pic too come up......Hey....Nice!!!
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Donz, In the second picture are you filling up the truck at the pumps and the Boat with the tanker?
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newby at posting pics so it will take a while...

after driving all day, we spent the night (actually from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m) at this truck stop in North Fla. near Jacksonville...slept in the truck....
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lost the tread on one of the trailer tires just south of Jacksonville. We were lucky to find a tire service shop about 2 miles from the interstate, although it looked like the boonies.....I thought the day was done...but only lost an hour. The shop had one of the same tires in stock.
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here's another....
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a little out of sequence, but here's a pic of me (looking tired) debating whether to spend the night at Orange Beach, Alabama, and extend the road trip by a day......decided to keep going, much to the guys' dismay....
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Mike looks kinda fresh....he had DVD and CD duty during the trip
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coming home on the bay in Miami....
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