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RE: A SPOT shower you say???? Ummm, sure!

I recall many instances over the years of having to shovel 3"-5" of 'partly cloudy" from my sidewalks and driveway...........
Drbolasky 06/27/17 08:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Adirondack/Fingerlakes OR Upper Peninsula Michigan

We've visited both - and I lived in the UP for two years while at grad school. The Finger Lakes area is absolutely gorgeous and if you have any interest at all in wine (in addition to hiking, etc.) that area can't be beat. Southern shore of Lake Superior is beautiful, especially Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore. Hiking on the beach itself was great - when we moved a bit inland to check out Au Sable Light station the flies nearly ate us alive. The skeeters here in PA are doing the same thing as I sit on my back porch and write this................ :-)
Drbolasky 06/24/17 05:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: cheap seats for Durango

We took the railroad several years ago and recommend that you ride the bus from Durango to Silverton and then return on the train. One way on the train is enough. Agree with the above, but for different reasons. We took the bus up to Silverton, and to this day I am glad we did. The driver was a wealth of information about the history of the area, famous and/or colorful persons, local lore and more. He also gave us ideas of what to look for on the way back down the gorge on the train. Made the ride much more enjoyable and informative for me and my family. I don't know about inexpensive camping in the area - the season for RV's up there is so short that the CG owners really have to "make it" during the busy tourist season. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 06/22/17 04:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is the strangest thing I've "hit"

In 2001 while going through the George Washington Nat'l Forest in WV I hit a groundhog with our Dodge window van when he doubled back. Wife & kids to this day won't let me forget it. And this - I didn't hit it, rather it hit me. In college I was heading up Rt 15 in central PA after a January snowstorm when a truck coming the opposite way threw a curtain of slush up on my windshield. It froze instantly and wipers did NOTHING. Cranked down my window and hung my head out, locomotive engineer-style, until I found a place to pull over. And clean my shorts........
Drbolasky 06/20/17 05:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Stone Mountain GA

Agree with the train ride, the cable car to the top (or walk if you want/have time, etc). Light show - yes. Now the audience is predominantly from the South to begin with, but when they played '"Georgia On My Mind" the crowd went BONKERS. Same with the playing of Dixie. Agree also with Georgia Aquarium. We also took in the Coke Museum/Tour. Sites - we were in the loop around the office (also loops around the pool) and if I had to do it again I'd opt for a site in one of the other loops for the shade, level or not. Do yourself a favor and monitor the voltage to your RV, especially during the day. Under the hot Georgia summer sun everybody's A/C was running full tilt, and voltage dropped, although not enough to warrant shutting down our A/C and other appliances. Came close, though. Nice place. Regrettably we were not there for a carillon performance.
Drbolasky 06/13/17 01:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Circle M CG Lancaster PA

Considering this CG for an upcoming stay, and there are no recent (since October 2016) reviews on rvparkreviews.com. Anybody have first-hand experience here and care to comment? Thanks.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 09:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which Campground Will You Never Go Back To

We have several: Shore Forest CG Hop Bottom, PA This was our first ever outing in our new-to-us pop-up. Crude sites, unlevel, unmowed. Pay showers. Rude, noisey and drunk campers to all hours of the night. In all fairness, that was 25 years ago so maybe things have changed........ Indian Flat CG El Portal, CA Dirty, dusty, run down, crowded & in dire need of upkeep. Residents looked at us like we had three heads. I could have sworn the sound track from "Deliverance" was playing somewhere in the background........ Beech Bend CG Bowling Green KY, Parking lot, period. Worst utility hookups we've seen anywhere. Zero shade. Jellystone Park Caledonia, WI Nice, but way, way, WAY overpriced and management not pleasant to work with. We only wound up there because a severe storm had ripped through Illinois Beach State Park a few weeks before. Have been boycotting Yogi ever since.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 07:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Full Hookup- Atlanta Georgia

The only one in the area with which we have any experience is Stone Mountain Park. Can feel like a parking lot in the loop around the office; sites along the lake in the trees are nicer and if we were to stay there again I'd opt for one of these. Very large, very busy park.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 07:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Young family friendly campground close to SE MI

We've used the Monroe County/Toledo KOA (Petersburg, MI) on a couple of our trips; I think it would fill the needs of your daughter's family nicely.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 07:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Getting back in the swing of things.........

Haven't been on here much the last six months or so, but an extended holiday weekend (we added a day on the front end of our Memorial Day weekend camping) is allowing me time to catch up here and elsewhere. Our sailor gal will be deployed shortly. She has about four months until her shore station posting which we hope will be a bit closer to the East Coast. Our son finished his diploma in antique & classic auto restoration at Ohio Technical College in Cleveland this past December. He's landed an awesome job with a facility right here in the Lehigh Valley that not only restores cars but 1) does all the documentation for Historic Vehicle Association (for those autos deemed worthy of inclusion in the Library of Congress) and 2) oversees the maintenance of a private collection of historically significant vehicles. He's been made a permanent member of the staff just this week, with a significant raise, paid holidays and his own health care to boot. To say DW & I are thrilled is a huge understatement!! As for me, still "living life in the fast lane," literally. The nationwide shortage of CDL's keeps even me as a part-time motor coach driver very, very busy. Almost too busy. BUT I can take off whenever I want. And I do. April saw us in Myrtle Beach for 10 days. We have a week planned for the end of June in south-central Pennsylvania and most of the month of August will be spent on the road. Everyone here is happy & healthy. Life's good. Enjoy, everyone, and safe travels!
Drbolasky 05/27/17 01:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Crater Lake National Park?

We think Crater Lake is a must see/visit for an RVer. Once you peek over the rim into the lake, you won't forget it. My thoughts exactly!! I'll echo what others have said: snow - we visited on July 9 and there was still snow in the woods (stopped for an impromptu snowball battle!) and along the shore of the lake. The motorboat tour on the lake (recommend highly!) had only started less than a week prior. It's a good hike down and back to the marina to get the tour and take PLENTY of bug repellant as the mosquitoes are relentless. We used Collier Memorial State Park, just south of Crater Lake and north of Klamath Falls. It's a beautiful setting, immaculately clean and bargain-priced - truly one of the nicest state parks we've stayed in anywhere. There is a logging museum adjacent to the park that has a fascinating collection of equipment that spans over a century of logging in the Pacific Northwest. Might sound dry & boring to some but the level of ingenuity used to get timber out of the woods with this machinery is incredible. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 05/27/17 12:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ever notice ?

They could have parked there because the auto parking side was full when they pulled in. I've heard truckers complain about RV's parked in the "truck" parking spots. I've seen cars in the RV/Bus/Truck areas, too and in most cases there IS room on the car side.
Drbolasky 05/26/17 02:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Great Blue Heron

Nice pic!! At what distance was this taken? At our "home CG" here is a great blue that works his way up the creek behind our site early every morning, looking for breakfast. Magnificent bird.
Drbolasky 05/24/17 07:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Eastern PA to and from NYS

No, it's not the geology. Cross out of PA in to any other state and the roads instantly are better. See RGar974417's post, above. It's our incredible bureaucracy, as per NYCgrrl's post immediately following. JMHO
Drbolasky 05/06/17 09:44am Roads and Routes
RE: James Island, SC

For your wife I'll agree with Hyman's. Bubba Gumps was good too, but Hymans has a much wider range of offerings on the menu. For you I'll suggest Sesame Burger in North Charleston.
Drbolasky 05/06/17 09:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Medora Campground?

We also used Red Trail for two nights in 2009 and agree with others in that 1) it's nothing special and 2) we used it as a place to sleep. Was adequate for our needs.
Drbolasky 05/06/17 09:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Talk to me ablout small pick up trucks

I bought a used '05 Tacoma Access Cab earlier this year, and love it. Yes, I know you said it was nearly equal in size to your pickup of years ago, and I concede that my '05 Taco has the same wheelbase as my old Dodge van (127"). It is, however, narrower and a bit more maneuverable. And actually, the long wheelbase gives a better ride than the standard cab/shorter trucks. I just did a trip to Maryland and back - and my gas mileage was 25+ mpg. The V-6 has a nearly bullet-proof reputation and while it may not be as powerful as a V-8, it is adequate for my needs. The 4 cylinder is sluggish, even with the 5-speed manual transmission. 4WD is a must, yes. Used Tacos still command a hefty price precisely because of their reliability. Best of luck in your shopping, whatever you wind up getting. JMHO all the way around.
Drbolasky 05/05/17 09:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Campgrounds near Carisle PA Fairgrounds -- big rig

The only CG with which we have experience in the area is Western Village. Liked it very much. As is often the case, the seasonal campers have the best sites but there will be some that will work for you. Sites with shade might be tough to come by.
Drbolasky 04/15/17 06:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Charleston, SC

Agree with what accsys told you. James Island is our first choice but for your event Oak Plantation would do nicely, too. You have more privacy between sites at James Island; Oak Plantation is laid out a little more like a housing development and you have little or nothing between you and the neighboring sites. That may be better if you're going as a group. My only other carp about Oak Plantation is the gauntlet of speed bumps going in and out the main interior road.
Drbolasky 04/15/17 06:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time Flies

Typically Hondas are good mowers but for what the new ones cost you may want to consider repairing it. JMHO
Drbolasky 04/12/17 06:36pm Around the Campfire
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