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Look out Parker, the Troost’s are coming in hot! (In 10 1/2 hours)

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We’ve been going to Needles the past several years, but all the inlaws wanted to do Big family trip to Parker so here we come! I’m excited to see everything I’ve seen in everyone else’s photos. I think ‘11 or ‘12 was our last time in Parker.

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Boy that a pic has a lot of excited faces in it, have fun!
 

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Where are you guys staying? TAKE LOTS OF PICS!! :)

Looking forward to seeing the trip!

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Glad I jus left. Lol. Jus kidding.

Hope you guys have a great trip , jus missed ya

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Nice

We will be at Pirates Thurs to Sunday.


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Where are you coming from that is 10 1/2 hours?
 

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View attachment 656336 We’ve been going to Needles the past several years, but all the inlaws wanted to do Big family trip to Parker so here we come! I’m excited to see everything I’ve seen in everyone else’s photos. I think ‘11 or ‘12 was our last time in Parker. View attachment 656341


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Damn, We missed you by a week. Big Rog, Robert vanderdussen, Rondo - were all there. Bummer. Have fun!!!
Btw, we’re all doing it again next year.
 

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Nice

We will be at Pirates Thurs to Sunday.


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Hope to run into you, we’ll be the Circus with 7 little toe heads, 5 big toe heads and a bald white shrek lol!

Damn, We missed you by a week. Big Rog, Robert vanderdussen, Rondo - were all there. Bummer. Have fun!!!
Btw, we’re all doing it again next year.
That sucks Scott. Norm was here last week too. Jimmy and Donny will be here this weekend. I think Heida will be here before we leave next week too.
From here we have to head to Huntington to hang with Vanessa’s grandma and the whole rest of her family. We don’t get home til July.
 

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Where are you coming from that is 10 1/2 hours?
Artesia New Mexico. With stops to refuel the Valdez, and In n Out, it was 11.5. My next suburban will definitely have bigger power! The 5.3 runs, don’t get me wrong, it’ll pass anything- but a gas station. I’m pretty sure my 65 Cad would have pulled that boat just as well and got better mileage.
 

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very cool safe travels and have a blast... road tripping is one of my familys favorite things to do!
 

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Where are you guys staying? TAKE LOTS OF PICS!! :)

Looking forward to seeing the trip!

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We are staying in the “Morgan” house. Holy shitballs it’s huge and a beautiful place!
Now we’re doing the breakfast, Walmart getting settled run, then on the water!!


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We are staying in the “Morgan” house. Holy shitballs it’s huge and a beautiful place!
Now we’re doing the breakfast, Walmart getting settled run, then on the water!!


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That is a bad ass house for sure. Friends of mine just stayed there right before you guys.
 

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We are staying in the “Morgan” house. Holy shitballs it’s huge and a beautiful place!
Now we’re doing the breakfast, Walmart getting settled run, then on the water!!


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That’s where everyone stayed last week too. Nice place. Careful, the bbq requires full PPE to operate. I cooked one night and felt like I was at work. Also, the ice machine was broken so we were getting ice from Strokes- $2 a bag.
 

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That’s where everyone stayed last week too. Nice place. Careful, the bbq requires full PPE to operate. I cooked one night and felt like I was at work. Also, the ice machine was broken so we were getting ice from Strokes- $2 a bag.
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Scott, were did y’all park all the trailers etc?


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500 and 3 carts later, I sure hope my (1 of 3 families) family is stocked for a few days
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Chillin at Cptn Morgan’s!
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My Mother in law doing time giving rides
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Father in law put in his time too. I love how they love spending time with these kids- they just tolerate us grown ups lol
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Great first day all settled and here together!


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We are staying in the “Morgan” house. Holy shitballs it’s huge and a beautiful place!
Now we’re doing the breakfast, Walmart getting settled run, then on the water!!


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Nice.... we're staying there middle of September. looks like a nice place..
 

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That’s where everyone stayed last week too. Nice place. Careful, the bbq requires full PPE to operate. I cooked one night and felt like I was at work. Also, the ice machine was broken so we were getting ice from Strokes- $2 a bag.
Every place we have stayed at or looked at in Parker had a broken ice machine. It must be a Parker curse, they work fine in Havasu.
 

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Looks fun. Make sure you guys wear some heavy duty sunscreen.


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Another day in the books! Breakfast at RoadRunner, skiing, wake boarding and knee boarding. Today we’re going to try singles. And we have to address my brother in laws prop he hit pulling into the keys.
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straight up awesome pics love it... what i love more is the fact the kids are not face first into something electronic but really enjoying what the water offers:cool:
 

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Couple more fun days! My father in law was having trouble with his old seadoo’s and took them to Adam at DNA Powersports to look at them. (Really good guy and very accommodating) Repair to value ratio was about 1:1 so he dropped them off with Dave and Steve at Parker Power Sports and came back with a new pair of Yamaha’s. More great people, made for a quick easy deal!
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Couple more fun days! My father in law was having trouble with his old seadoo’s and took them to Adam at DNA Powersports to look at them. (Really good guy and very accommodating) Repair to value ratio was about 1:1 so he dropped them off with Dave and Steve at Parker Power Sports and came back with a new pair of Yamaha’s. More great people, made for a quick easy deal!
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@troostr what happened here? (Where's the rest of the pics?)

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@troostr what happened here? (Where's the rest of the pics?)

RD
A couple days of running into old friends and just quality family time Dave, but pics to follow!
We ran into a buddy I went to school with since kindergarten and his family. Then a family that dairied down the street from us in Mira Loma. Great times and great memories!
 

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I was asking because this is one of the threads that made it into my newsletter.. I didn’t want to be left hangin!
 

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We had breakfast at the main three on the river joints! So the fat kid food review: Roadrunner has a solid breakfast! Every bit as good as I remember. The RoadRaper however was a little disappointing and not at all as good or stout as I remember. Foxes was also really good, but foxes is a favorite of mine for all three meals. Monday we hit Sundance for breakfast. I’ve had plenty to drink there over the years, but never a meal. It held its own, my kids giving it the prize of best river pancakes. The Sundancer drink wins my new favorite river cocktail! (I have to add that a Fox’s mudslide is my favorite anywhere)
Missing for me and I know so many was Badenochs. I always looked forward to breakfast and a bloody there.
 

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The good ol Chaparral was flogged and flawless all week! I called AJ (Barrett Custom Marine) a month and a half ago and told him we would be in town for a week, but we were going to leave the river and hit Huntington Beach for a few days- could he service the old girl and repair what screw up. Appointment made, we planned on dropping the boat on the way to the beach, and grabbing on the way back to NM.
So yesterday leaving the sandbar to meet up with everyone at Fox’s for dinner, the drive wouldn’t drop, or do anything for that matter. Fuses and breakers all good, we decided that stuck up was better than stuck down and towed it to pirates to make dead loading far easier. No better time for your shit to break than at the end of the trip, before it goes to the shop for repairs and maintenance!
 

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With the Chap dropped at BCM, we boggied on down to Huntington to spend a few days with the Rest of my wife’s family for grandma Jongsma’s 89th birthday. The view doesn’t suck, but it’s 45 degrees cooler than Parker!
A MUST stop in Barstow for Del Taco and we continue on. Going through Palmdale, I point out the car on the side road not stopping for the sheriff behind him, then two.... this dude is running! I’m thinking shit, there’s an on ramp up her and this ass is gonna jump on the freeway and do something to make me sit here and lose my shit in traffic. Nope! He heads away from the freeway. A couple miles later I’m in the left lane and Asshat runner almost sideswipes me bobbing through traffic running! Shit! Now we’re screwed! After a couple minutes I can’t see asshat or cops. Still in the left, all of the sudden through the guy in front of me’s windshield i see a car coming at us on the shoulder! Asshat flipped a bitch and is going head on at traffic- me on the left shoulder! I don’t know how it ended, but it was a crazy scary couple minutes! I hope it didn’t get ugly for any innocent people.
 

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We left HB later this morning than I wanted, but at least it was still morning.... barely. Rolled up to BCM at 4, to see the Chap parked between an beautiful Conquest getting detailed and the most Gorgeous Nortec! I went in to make sure AJ and crew keep the lights on, not only was my bill less than quoted, they did more than asked! But why am I surprised, it’s this way every time at a Barrett! I got back out side and was able to talk to the Nortec’s owner briefly, great guy with an incredible boat! As he pulled out I realized a picture of it right here would be appropriate. Sorry, I was stunned. It’s the vintage speedster looking one Dave did a write up on a while back. I probably should have taken a pic of the M41 leaving too, but again just taking its badass all in. Anyway, thanks to AJ and crew for delivering as always.
We made it to Flagstaff tonight, there’s a really great hibachi chines place at the Double Tree here if you pass through. About 7/8 hours to home tomorrow, I’m excited because I’m kinda having work withdrawals.
 

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We ran into your crew- Saturday lower Sandbar- was chatting with your brother, real nice tourny sled. Our families place was next to where you were staying, neighbors down river side with the blue pontoon at the dock. Water was pretty rough Saturday. Safe travels!!!!

We were the group of 3 boats.
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We ran into your crew- Saturday lower Sandbar- was chatting with your brother, real nice tourny sled. Our families place was next to where you were staying, neighbors down river side with the blue pontoon at the dock. Water was pretty rough Saturday. Safe travels!!!!

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I meant to get over and check y’all out. We saw you trailer tuning before you put #75 in when we cam back with pizza one night. I dig that Spectra! I hope we weren’t bad neighbors.


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We left HB later this morning than I wanted, but at least it was still morning.... barely. Rolled up to BCM at 4, to see the Chap parked between an beautiful Conquest getting detailed and the most Gorgeous Nortec! I went in to make sure AJ and crew keep the lights on, not only was my bill less than quoted, they did more than asked! But why am I surprised, it’s this way every time at a Barrett! I got back out side and was able to talk to the Nortec’s owner briefly, great guy with an incredible boat! As he pulled out I realized a picture of it right here would be appropriate. Sorry, I was stunned. It’s the vintage speedster looking one Dave did a write up on a while back. I probably should have taken a pic of the M41 leaving too, but again just taking its badass all in. Anyway, thanks to AJ and crew for delivering as always.
We made it to Flagstaff tonight, there’s a really great hibachi chines place at the Double Tree here if you pass through. About 7/8 hours to home tomorrow, I’m excited because I’m kinda having work withdrawals.
So you ate at Sakura? Love that place, used to eat there a lot in college.



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So you ate at Sakura? Love that place, used to eat there a lot in college.



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We Loved it! I was surprised there was a place like that, in Flagstaff, attached to a Hilton.
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Georgia Eddie was a great chef and funny as hell!


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