Ted's Big Ride 2009---Day Thirty-Two

Aberdeen, WA to Grants Pass, OR
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Riding time: 12 hours 33 minutes

Actual distance:
    Today = 435 miles  (includes air museum time)

    Total   = 6,696 miles
Average Miles/Gallon: 40.4
Average Price/Gallon: $2.96 (Premium Grade)
6:35:58 PDT - View of camping spot in the light
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7:20:10 PDT - All packed up and ready to go
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49 States down and only one to go
Arkansas here I come!
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An initial look at the beautiful Pacific Ocean
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The Tillamook Air Museum
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One of America's finest collections of over 30 War Birds including our P-38 Lightning, F4U-Corsair, P51-Mustang, PBY Catalina and SBD Dauntless dive bomber, all housed in a rare World War II Blimp Hangar...the largest wooden structure in the world!
Messerschmitt Me-109
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Grumman J2F-6 Duck
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Inside the cavernous hangar
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Super Guppy
Built to haul Apollo Mission elements coast-to-coast
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Inside the Super Guppy
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I met Carl Houston and his (camera-shy) wife at a rest area on I-5 near Canyonville, Oregon. The rest area sign said "Free Coffee", and I was ready.
They volunteer this service to aid travellers and surely reduce being tired induced traffic accidents. Thank you Carl for yor community service and the nice chat we had during my brief stay at your rest stop venue.
I look forward to getting an email from you.
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