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RE: When traveling avoid ATM which can snatch your card

Why would anyone be embarrassed using a CC at Mcdonalds? When I travel for business I can be living for a week in hotels and restaurants and never touch cash once. Because I've been in some McDonalds (that's what we're talking about) where the person behind the counter can't figure out how to swipe a credit card. I'm embarrassed for them. If you hand them a $20, the register tells them how much change to give me. When I traveled for business I used credit cards so that I'd have a receipt, but I didn't eat at Micky D's.
Jim Shoe 08/01/14 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Sept too late for Gacier Park

Here's the weather stats for East Glacier N.P. by month over the last 30 years. I'd call it "Iffy", I'd try it, but have a backup plan. At least school will be in session, so crowds will be down.
Jim Shoe 08/01/14 07:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator Fuel Level

It doesn't cost any more to fill a half tank twice than an empty one once, and its a lot more convenient. And, as a single RVer, it gives me more chances to stretch my legs and empty my own tank which seems to have gotten smaller as I age. :)
Jim Shoe 08/01/14 05:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What Was Your Most Valuable Lesson Here?

I've found that most good experiences are the result of previous bad experiences. And most of them have happened to somebody else first. And since we don't use our real names we admit to our mistakes right here. I'd like to take a moment to thank many of you posters for warning me about things that I'm sure I would have done. :)
Jim Shoe 08/01/14 05:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Decisions, decisions....

I retired in '98 at the age of 52. Because I could afford to and had places to go and things to see. I figure that when I'm on my death bed, that's a little late to think "I wish I'd ....."
Jim Shoe 08/01/14 04:58am Around the Campfire
RE: When traveling avoid ATM which can snatch your card

The branch bank ATM that I use is also the bank where I have my checking and savings accounts. Exclusively. I've pulled up to their drive thru and had it close before I could put my ATM card in the slot, but I know its coming because there's a human out there and the door is open. They also have a walk up near the front door which works while they're reloading the pull thru. When I'm going to be traveling, I go into the bank and get one or more wrapped pack of $20s. $1,000 each. I'd be too embarrassed to pay for a Big Mac with a credit card or a $100.00 bill. I also call Visa and MasterCard to tell them that I'll be traveling, for how long, and how to reach my cell phone if they have a question. I don't know if they even write it down, but I've never had a problem or a call.
Jim Shoe 07/31/14 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Willow Tree RV Resort

How far is that from the ocean? About 13 miles from Cherry Grove Beach, in North Myrtle. And about 7 miles from Calabash, NC. if you like Calabash Style Seafood. Definition: Calabash (as far as the cooking category goes) is a way of cooking seafood that began in the small fishing village of Calabash, NC. The townspeople would show up at the docks to see what the fishermen caught, and they would have a big, communal seafood meal right there. It eventually became so popular they moved it indoors and started a restaurant. One of the original restaurants, Beck's, is still open to this day. Calabash-style seafood (shrimp and flounder are most popular), is very fresh seafood coated in cornmeal instead of flour or batter, usually with a peppery spice added. I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they soak it in buttermilk first, sometimes adding hotsauce. Then it is lightly and quickly fried. It's almost always served with cole slaw, but I don't know if they have a particular style of cole slaw or not.
Jim Shoe 07/31/14 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spam - no, not the post from yesterday

SPAM isn't my favorite food, but on more than one occasion when there's four feet of snow on the ground and more blowing sideways, it sure is nice to know that there's SPAM in the kitchen. Let's face it. Any meat product that doesn't look like the animal it came from, is suspect. That includes lunchmeat of any kind. The labels usually include the words "Chopped, pressed and formed". When I was in the Navy, SPAM was on the menu from time to time, usually for breakfast. Those cooks were magicians. Right in front of me, they could fry an egg on the griddle so that the yolk was hard and the white was runny. Now that's talent.
Jim Shoe 07/30/14 10:04am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Camping World Sales

Now, if I could just convince Marcus to offer one of those bag chairs with a beer can holder on both arms, us lefties could enjoy them, too. :)
Jim Shoe 07/30/14 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to buy good semi-cheap ratchet socket set in USA?

I inherited my Dad's Craftsman hand tool sets in 1978. They were even in Craftsman metal tool boxes. The Craftsman electric drill even has a metal housing. They're as good and accurate as the day he bought them. And I don't lend them to anyone. I do go to Harbor Freight for something special that I'll only use once or twice, so I'm rarely disappointed. Last week, I went to Sears for a hand held jig saw. I needed to cut an inch off of a piece of plywood. The "expert" in the amazingly small tool section of the store didn't know what a jig saw was and when I found it myself and went to pay, he didn't know how to make change for a $50 bill. How the mighty have fallen.
Jim Shoe 07/30/14 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Another negative recommendation of an RV Park

By that logic: I'm a single RVer. I expect to pay 12.5% of the nightly rate for 8 people. And I don't use the swimming pool. Discount please. Or the swing set. Discount please. And no pets with me. Discount please. I'm leaving early in the morning. Discount please. I use my own bathroom facilities. Discount please. Since I'm only there one night, I won't be hooking up the stinky slinky or the water. Discount please. If I can think of a couple more, you'll have to pay me to stay there. Of course, You'll have to charge me for the security guards you'll have to hire to keep me from lying. Right now, I'm heading out to Walmart to buy a new toaster. But I only eat one slice each morning. I wonder....
Jim Shoe 07/30/14 05:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Closed Topics?

Click on "Recipe Archives" directly above this post.
Jim Shoe 07/29/14 06:00pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Camping World Sales

Just remember that CW sells the chairs retail. Somebody else manufactures them and sells them wholesale to Camping World. Price increases can happen any time and there's no way to figure out if the price was raised by the builders, the wholesalers or the retailers. The end of that line is where you're standing. :)
Jim Shoe 07/29/14 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: little bighorn battleground to yellowstone friendly route

Regarding the Pronghorns, they're beautiful but not "Roads" scholars. (Insert groan here).
Jim Shoe 07/29/14 02:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: little bighorn battleground to yellowstone friendly route

For starters, the battlefield is on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana - not Cody, Wyoming. Buffalo Bill lost the battle at Little Big Horn. Take Exit 510 off of I-90. The entrance to the battlefield is right there. To continue on to YNP, get back on I-90 to exit 298. Go south on US 191 directly into West Yellowstone, MT. Jim, I think it was George Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn You're right, of course. George died young at Little Big Horn. Buffalo Bill died old putting on wild west shows. :)
Jim Shoe 07/29/14 09:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Disappointed in RVCheck.com

Sounds like "RVCheck.Com" just wanted your check. I'd at least report it to NADA, where you saw the ad. They may decide that they don't want to be associated with RVCheck. Maybe even refund your money, but I wouldn't spend it until you get it. After all, NADA stands for National Automobile Dealers Association. We need NRVBA. National RV Buyers Association.
Jim Shoe 07/29/14 07:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Myrtle Beach State Park

I agree with Botts. I've stayed in both HBSP and MBSP, before they extended the airport runway. They're both nice, but it depends on your tolerance for jets taking off at MB airport, about one mile from the end of the runway. If that isn't your idea of fun, HBSP is your best bet.
Jim Shoe 07/29/14 05:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: little bighorn battleground to yellowstone friendly route

For starters, the battlefield is on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana - not Cody, Wyoming. Buffalo Bill lost the battle at Little Big Horn. Take Exit 510 off of I-90. The entrance to the battlefield is right there. To continue on to YNP, get back on I-90 to exit 298. Go south on US 191 directly into West Yellowstone, MT.
Jim Shoe 07/29/14 05:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Brits in an RV - Denver to San Francisco

When I toured the British Isles in the early 80s, I found that driving from the right seat in the left lane required an extra amount of alertness. Roundabouts were a new experience. Some cities here have them now. I also found out that when you hear a horn, something bad is about to happen. On this side of the Atlantic, we also use them for doorbells and for waving to somebody. But most important, if you walk across a street between intersections, the traffic in the closest lane is coming from the left. That's when you pay attention to a horn. :) Hope you have a wonderful visit.
Jim Shoe 07/28/14 05:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: Stuck on I81 in VA with no help from my Allstate Motor Club

Most of these places don't have employees. They have a list of phone numbers of independent contractors. I've had trouble with AAA in a car in my home town, and Coach Net for my toad in Williamsburg, VA. In Williamsburg, I was already camped at American Heritage. They couldn't even find the CG. In both cases, they swore they couldn't find me. I don't think they like to work nights or weekends.
Jim Shoe 07/28/14 02:25pm General RVing Issues
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