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RE: Roads within Yellowstone okay for towing travel trailer

There are five entrances to YNP but, with minor exceptions, only one road (the Grand Loop) inside YNP. Since I guess that you'll be coming from Glacier, you'll be entering the north or west gate of YNP and Fishing Bridge is on the SE corner of the Grand Loop. From either entrance its 55 miles to Fishing Bridge. Traffic is SLOW. If you need groceries you'll want to buy outside the park. Expensive, but still cheaper than inside the park.
Jim Shoe 03/04/15 05:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Hard to believe MLB Intern likes Cricket

I've heard that Rugby was invented when two big gangs were fighting when somebody threw an over inflated football into the middle of the fight. I've watched a Cricket match on TV and it looked interesting, but I don't know the rules. It appears that a single match may last several days. A buddy of mine and I were attending a Cincinnati Reds baseball game once, when we heard a couple of young British ladies sitting behind us trying to figure out the rules of baseball. We could tell they had studied the game before arriving, and they were doing pretty well, until the 7th inning stretch. That doesn't show up in the rule book. We offered to take them to a nearby bar after the game to discuss the finer points. They were cute but not stupid. Oh, well.
Jim Shoe 03/04/15 03:59am Around the Campfire
RE: I Think I Might Be Weird

I've never tried iced coffee, but I know I'm not a fan of room temperature coffee because I let it sit in the cup too long. I blame it on "Open Roads Forum".
Jim Shoe 03/04/15 03:21am Around the Campfire
RE: RV Parks with Woodshop/Workshop

Check out Sun -N- Fun in Sarasota, FL. They have everything, including a wood shop with power tools and not just power screwdrivers. We're talking lathes, table saws, etc. BTW, if you have an older version of Streets and Trips, they show Sun N' Fun west of I-75 on Fruitville Rd. but its actually east of I-75 on Fruitville.
Jim Shoe 03/01/15 07:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bringing a generator with to a FHU campground?

My 'C' came with a built in generator. I exercise it every so often, but I'm a FHU guy so I don't need it - except twice. I was on an expressway in Colorado on a hot August day. Suddenly, everyone was being moved onto a one lane access road on each side of the expressway. You can imagine how fast the re-routed traffic was moving. Not at all for over two hours. So I fired up the generator, turned the 'C' off and the generator and A/C on. I could have rented out the bathroom in the RV for a lot of money, but didn't. Other RVers did. The value (to me) of owning an RV went way up that day. I stopped for the night at a nearby FHU CG. The owner said that two cars pulled into the median, a couple of guys got out of one, popped the trunk with a crowbar, grabbed some stuff, jumped into the other car and the four of them drove away. So the Highway Patrol shut down the expressway in both directions until they could figure out what was going on. I never did hear it discussed on TV news that night. I used it one other time when there was a weather related power outage in a FHU RV park for about a half hour.
Jim Shoe 03/01/15 06:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Forts visited or worth visiting

Fort Sumter. Ft. Knox, but they won't let me in the good part. Alcatraz. Took a boat tour. Fort Chiswell. Actually I drove over it on what is now I-77. But I've stayed at the RV park there.
Jim Shoe 02/28/15 07:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Whats the best restaurant .....

For me, there's no contest. Captain Curt's Crab Shack on Siesta Key off the coast of Sarasota, FL. Best New England Clam Chowder I've ever eaten, and I ate a lot of Chowder when I was in the Navy stationed in Boston.
Jim Shoe 02/28/15 04:15am RV Lifestyle
RE: Yukon gold TV shows... What is the real reality?

Here's the political differences between the Canadian Provinces and the Territories. Among other things, the Territories account for 40% of the land mass and only 3% of the population. Shoot, Canada probably doesn't know those miners are up there in the Yukon. :D
Jim Shoe 02/27/15 05:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: Richmond area camping?

It's always a good idea to include the two letter state designation whenever you're looking for info on here. Example, there are over 20 cities/towns named Columbus. (I quit counting)
Jim Shoe 02/26/15 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Indiana

When I first started RVing, I pulled over at the first weigh station I came to. I was told, short and not so sweet, to move on. Commercial rigs ONLY. Since then, in over 10 years, I haven't been pulled over for bypassing a weigh station in any state.
Jim Shoe 02/26/15 04:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Local Firewood For Sale

States are getting really picky about importing untreated wood from out of state. Here in Ohio, we're trying to deal with the Elm bark Beetle. Its destroying many beautiful old Elm trees. Better to use treated wood cutoffs.
Jim Shoe 02/24/15 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Barrel Country Music Festival Dover

Here's a link to the site and information. They do have camping available. Dry, 30A & 50A. Some big name country stars. If anyone else wants to attend, its at the Dover Speedway in Dover, Delaware.
Jim Shoe 02/24/15 04:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: driving dually with a flat?

I did it, but it wasn't intentional. Somewhere on my last 300 mile leg home, I picked up a spike in my right rear inside dually. But it stayed in the tire all the way home. When I checked the tire pressures the next morning, the inside right read '0'. Since I park it less than 2 miles from my dealer, I carefully and slowly drove it to them and had both right rears replaced. All six tires were new and had less than 1,000 miles on them when I started. Then I had them install a TPMS system on all six tires. I know I was extremely lucky and didn't want to push my luck. I also carry a mounted and inflated spare now.
Jim Shoe 02/24/15 01:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does anyone watch the Academy Awards...

"I'd like to thank all the people that I pay minimum wages to in order to make me look like I have talent". Just once.
Jim Shoe 02/24/15 06:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Michigan to Mt Rushmore, South Dakota

I drove thru Chicago once in a car. At 2AM. I spent nearly 2 hours in a traffic jam. When we finally started moving again, we passed a guy that was stopped, sound asleep in the left lane. Nobody blew a horn, they just went around him. Chicago and Atlanta are off my list.
Jim Shoe 02/23/15 04:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bought presents for the TC

Like Good Sam is the only company that sends junk mail. If I didn't get junk mail from many places, I wouldn't get any mail at all. Never got one piece of junk mail yet that didn't have a return address on it. They go right thru the shedder without being opened. Don't even have to stand up. The shredder is attached to the garbage can next to me.
Jim Shoe 02/23/15 11:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Major League Baseball 2015

I saw some shoe commercial on TV the other day, probably for something local. Pete was walking down a hallway that had several doors. One of the doors opened after he passed it and a young lady stuck her head out and said "Pete, you're not supposed to be in the hall". He said "In my own house?" His first wife was a treat. She used to hang out in local bars on the west side, by herself, wearing a full length mink coat, accessorized with a pearl necklace. And dirty high top sneakers. When you got it, flaunt it.
Jim Shoe 02/23/15 10:22am Around the Campfire
RE: fresh water tank.. needed?

Probably not, unless you go to sell it. Mine has a large tank, but since I overnight in FHU parks, I just don't fill it to the top. I take jugs of distilled water along for cooking and coffee wherever I am, so I only need water for flushing when on the road. I was stuck in a two hour traffic jam on an expressway on my way to YNP one time. No trees. No houses. Nothing to hide behind when the need arose for people traveling in cars. I could have made a bundle, but I didn't want strangers in my bathroom. Other RVers probably paid off their loans that day.
Jim Shoe 02/22/15 07:05am Beginning RVing
RE: RV parks that don't post rates

I suspect that many RV parks have several rates depending on the season, their competition, and possibly the view, the size and the utilities available at the site you choose as well as the number of people. As long as a place has my minimum requirements (FHU, WIFI and Cable) I'm good.
Jim Shoe 02/21/15 04:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Major League Baseball 2015

A buddy of mine and I bought general admission tickets for the remaining Reds games when it looked like Pete Rose would break the single season hitting record. And he did it and we saw it. He also bet on baseball so they took the record away from him and banned him for life, conveniently forgetting that he bet on the teams he played for to win. I'm sure that nobody else in Major League Baseball or any other professional sport ever bet on a game, either as a player, manager or owner. Yeah, right. He just got caught.
Jim Shoe 02/21/15 03:42pm Around the Campfire
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