Mic Tod
Was wondering how many of the Riverside owners are out on the road this weekend and how many are boon-docking versus RV Parking?  We are planning our trip out starting Tuesday, the day after MD, hoping some of the crowding thins a bit.  [smile]
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Alabama Jim
Not at this time, but still remembering all those who died so we could have freedom.
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Mic Tod
Well said, Jim. 
I was dismayed yesterday morning while listening to a local radio talk show.  The staff were taking callers to give away free tickets to the Prefontaine Meet in Eugene.  To win, they needed to answer three questions correctly.  One question was "What does the 'D' stand for in 'D-Day'?  Three of the four callers got it wrong!  One caller even guessed it stood for 'Day'.  Clearly, history is no longer being taught in our schools.
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jaynine
We took ours out for the weekend, survived an intense thunderstorm Saturday night. We were boon-docking, and not very far from home. Other than the brief storm, it was a beautiful weekend. We discovered that our charging station doesn't charge, but everything else worked great. This was only our second trip in our 199FKS.
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Pboonevt
Did the parade with my other "Retro" this weekend, but headed to Lone Pine next weekend for a get away...

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mikes
Mic Tod wrote:
One question was "What does the 'D' stand for in 'D-Day'?  Three of the four callers got it wrong!  One caller even guessed it stood for 'Day'.
"Day" is a perfectly reasonable answer, in line with H-Hour. Did the person who got it correct properly say it didn't really stand for anything, but was just a code name? The term D-Day just refers to the day of an attack, without revealing a specific date.
Mike
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Pboonevt

From the National WWII Museum: 

Many explanations have been given for the meaning of D-Day, June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy from England during World War II. The Army has said that it is "simply an alliteration, as in H-Hour." Others say the first D in the word also stands for "day," the term a code designation. The French maintain the D means "disembarkation," still others say "debarkation," and the more poetic insist D-Day is short for "day of decision." When someone wrote to General Eisenhower in 1964 asking for an explanation, his executive assistant Brigadier General Robert Schultz answered: "General Eisenhower asked me to respond to your letter. Be advised that any amphibious operation has a ‘departed date’; therefore the shortened term ‘D-Day’ is used."

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Carl Jensen
Mic Tod wrote:
Well said, Jim. 
I was dismayed yesterday morning while listening to a local radio talk show.  The staff were taking callers to give away free tickets to the Prefontaine Meet in Eugene.  To win, they needed to answer three questions correctly.  One question was "What does the 'D' stand for in 'D-Day'?  Three of the four callers got it wrong!  One caller even guessed it stood for 'Day'.  Clearly, history is no longer being taught in our schools.


I guess I am missing something. I was under the assumption that D-Day was the first day of an invasion. Hence all military invasions have a D-Day and an H-Hour as the day and time the invasion is to begin. I do not know what the D stands for.
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mikes
Pboonevt wrote:
... Brigadier General Robert Schultz answered: "General Eisenhower asked me to respond to your letter. Be advised that any amphibious operation has a ‘departed date’..."
Backronyms, all. Did he also claim that H-Hour stood for hiking hour? [biggrin]
Mike
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Mic Tod
Maybe we in Oregon have it all wrong.  I remember it from school (years ago) and the 'correct' answer as accepted by the radio show was "Decision" Day.  The day that General Eisenhower made the momentous 'decision' to "Go-ahead" with the invasion.  That could not have been an easy decision knowing thousands of men were going to die and if the invasion failed - so too (likely) the war in Europe.
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Mahlah
mine was in the backyard my family and I go to the loco park and read the names on the monument nice ride
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Mic Tod
Ours was a second trip to the dealership for a second attempt to locate a pesky water leak.  Hopefully, they found it this time.  On Wednesday (yesterday) we drove it south towards our home and spent the night in a county Park near Coburg.  That part was fun at least.  We met friends there for dinner.  The Park was fully booked, even tho the weekend was over. 
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