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I'm just a guy living the dream in Redondo Beach, CA. After putting in 30+ years at a large aerospace company, I am now retired, and can do what I'm interested in. My main interests are writing and music. I'm a cellist and play with local amateur Symphonies and Theater groups. I've also got the urge to wander with my lovely wife Laura. This blog is going to be mainly about our travels via RV and other means. I'm sure I'll flesh this out more as time goes on.

Bugout Part 52 – The Hunt Begins

Bob:

Here’s the next chapter of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Jeb climbed off the roof of his rig as quickly as he could, and ducked into it to grab his hunting rifle. Then he jogged over to the front gate with Frank and Jane, followed by Jerry and Jasmine. Charlie and Hilda came running out of their rig and followed too. Lucy was barking and looking around.

“Does Lucy see something?” Jeb asked, trying to scan the area as they ran.

“Don’t know,” Frank said. “She might just be nervous because we’re nervous.”

The Sheriff’s rig pulled to a stop just inside the gate, and lurched as the engine shut off. Kurt and Mary were running over. Jeb got to the door of the rig first and pulled it open. The Sheriff was at the door, holding his left hand, which was covered in blood.

“Sheriff, you alright?” Jeb said.

“My hand’s a little messed up, and I’m pissed,” he…

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Bugout Part 51 – Carnage at Camp

Bob:

Here’s the next chapter of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“Good,” Frank said. “We have just enough light left to get setup.”

“Are you going to put out all of the slides and unhook the TOAD?” Jane asked. “Maybe we should stay ready to go, just in case.”

“How about if I just hook up the electrical?”

“Don’t you think that would be a good idea?”

“Probably,” Frank said. He climbed into the driver’s seat and started the engine back up. The gate opened, and Charlie drove through, followed by Jerry. Frank got behind them.

“Wonder if they have pull-through sites?” Jane asked.

“I’ll look for one. That way we won’t have to back up.”

“Good,” Jane said. Lucy looked up at Jane, wagging her tail. “Oh, all right, come on up.”

“Look,” Frank said, “that row that Charlie and Jerry are pulling into are all pull through.”

“Perfect.”

Frank turned onto the row, and slowly pulled into the site…

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Bugout Part 50 – Road Action

Bob:

Here’s the next chapter of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“Crap,” Frank said. “You can’t raise either one of them?”

“Nope,” Jerry said. “Tried both Earl and Jackson’s cell phones.

“You need to stop in Hanksville?”

“Yeah, need to fuel up.”

“I’ll top off too, and we need to take the dog out. Let’s talk when we get there.”

“Alight, Frank. Talk to you then.”

Frank put his phone back into his pocket.

“They’re stopping for fuel, I take it?” Jane asked.

“Yes. You heard most of the conversation.”

“So what do we do?”

“I don’t know yet,” Frank said. “My gut tells me that we get over the border into Colorado, get a camp set up, and then bring the TOAD back here and look for them.”

“You sure that’s a good idea?”

“No, but we have to protect our own,” Frank said. “I think either one of them would do that for us.”

“Why don’t you try to…

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Bugout Part 49 – Blasting Through Utah

Bob:

Here’s the next chapter of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“Should we pull over?” Frank asked.

“Yes, for at least a few minutes, to see what we can do. Earl is right behind Jackson, and I’m a couple of coaches behind him,” Jerry said.

“Pulling over,” Frank said. He put down his phone and pulled over to the side of the road. He put on his hazard blinkers, and could see everybody else behind him pulling over too.

“Hope there isn’t a lot of traffic coming behind us,” Jane said.

“There’s enough room to get through. I’m going to go out and see if there’s anything we can do.”

“Alright, I’ll stay here just in case we have to move this thing in a hurry.”

“Alright, sweetie,” Frank said. He opened the side door and got out. Jerry was already heading forward, and Frank jogged to catch up.

“There he is,” Jerry said, pointing. Jackson’s Class C was on the…

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