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RE: Ingalls Homestead and Mount Rushmore

Over the years, I've built a data set for "(State name) Tourism" for most states that I intend to drive through. South Dakota's is one of the best sites. Some things would interest you, some for your girls, some for all and some not at all, but it gives you pictures and a brief description of 48 of them. When I enter a state, I stop at the first rest area/visitors center I come to. Gives me a chance to stretch my legs, check out the brochures on the wall, and find out if there are any reported road problems. PS - Skip the "Ripley's Believe it or not" Brochure. The answer is "Not". I agree about skipping Sturgis. I know you want your girls to grow up, but not THAT fast.
Jim Shoe 11/27/14 04:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ingalls Homestead and Mount Rushmore

Over the years, I've built a data set for "(State name) Tourism" for most states that I intend to drive through. South Dakota's is one of the best sites. Some things would interest you, some for your girls, some for all and some not at all, but it gives you pictures and a brief description of 48 of them. When I enter a state, I stop at the first rest area/visitors center I come to. Gives me a chance to stretch my legs, check out the brochures on the wall, and find out if there are any reported road problems. PS - Skip the "Ripley's Believe it or not" Brochure. The answer is "Not".
Jim Shoe 11/27/14 04:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pie Purgatory!!!!!!!!!!!

When I was a kid, my Mom made a "from scratch" custard pie for some holiday. When she slid the pan into the oven, she failed to slide it in more than half way by about an inch. You guessed it, upside down on the bottom of a pre-heated oven. You'd be amazed at how fast the custard filling changed from pale yellow to black. I was young, but I followed the two cardinal rules. 1. Don't laugh. 2. Hide.
Jim Shoe 11/27/14 04:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Parks with golf courses

I googled "Golf Courses along I-80" and found a few. Other than big cities, population density and a short golf weather season certainly effect the sport. OTOH, down south, you can't swing a driver over your head without hitting another golfer, but that's rarely attributed to the number of golfers per mile or the length of the golf weather season. :)
Jim Shoe 11/27/14 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I guess this is one answer to our RV fuel problems. :)

That should cut down on tailgating.
Jim Shoe 11/26/14 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Driver of MH indicted in death of Police Officer

Well, he should have plenty of time to reflect on his actions while he's standing in the cafeteria line in prison. Personally, I leave home earlier when I have to be someplace at a certain time. I once saw a young lady pull into the median to get around a traffic jam on a local expressway, lose control, and run into the guard rail separating the east and west bound lanes. She wasn't hurt, but her car was. I resisted the temptation to wave as I drove by her 10 minutes later when the jam cleared.
Jim Shoe 11/26/14 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Other Uses for a Bottle Jack

I'm glad I re-read the question. On first reading, I thought it said "bottle OF jack" and I was going to say "drink it."
Jim Shoe 11/25/14 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon to Florida

"Deadheading" generally refers to Semis returning without a trailer. Does that mean that you're returning in the "A" without the Jeep, or returning in the Jeep after dropping the "A" off, or something else?
Jim Shoe 11/25/14 07:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Preventing RV Maintenance

I live close to you in the Amelia/Batavia area. I store my 'C' in a 60' x 60' heated metal building that I own. And no, I don't share it. Over the years, I've filled it with various "toys". Easy to justify the expense - I'm not married. :)
Jim Shoe 11/24/14 08:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Other Uses for a Bottle Jack

If you had 4 of them, you could anchor your tablecloth to the picnic table on all four corners. :)
Jim Shoe 11/24/14 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Rockin' out (I guess)........how much is too much?

Its a little pompous of you to think that your taste in music is the only acceptable taste. If you park next to me, I will retaliate. And that means an endless loop of Tiny Tim singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips" through 6 foot tall tower speakers. The frequency of his voice has been known to shatter glass. I have a pair of noise cancelling ear protectors used on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Wear headphones.
Jim Shoe 11/24/14 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Unattended RV question

Owners of private campgrounds have a vested interest in knowing what's going on. Imagine that you park the RV and take off in the toad for several days. Is this an "RV Dump", meaning that they don't plan on returning? An RV that you can't sell is really hard to throw away. OR, are the people in the RV ill from a gas leak or some other reason for being unconscious? OR, are they parked there but visiting relatives for several days? The simple solution is to tell the folks in the office if you intend to be gone more than one day and give them your cell phone number. The CG owners may not notice or care, or you could be pulled over by the state police.
Jim Shoe 11/24/14 03:01am Beginning RVing
RE: RMNP & YNP

Strictly for crowd reasons, go before schools are out for summer or after they begin in the fall. Both times are pretty narrow windows, weather-wise.
Jim Shoe 11/23/14 12:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My next sign might not be so nice....

And that sign giving FedEx permission to enter your building can be taken down, followed by a complaint that the delivery person entered your building without permission. FedEx isn't being paid by you, they're being paid by the shipper and follow their rules. I've come home to a note from UPS taped to my door allowing me to check the appropriate box on the note, ranging from leave with neighbor at (address), leave at the door, or blank lines for specific instructions. Its called CYA.
Jim Shoe 11/23/14 03:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Shaving?

Everything you need, double edge blades and razor, shaving soap, brush and mug are available on Amazon. I grew my beard while in the Navy in the late sixties and still have it. If I could shave the night before and get through the next day without looking like a bum, I'd probably shave it off, but I've had my neatly trimmed beard since the late sixties.
Jim Shoe 11/22/14 04:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flat tire

About 2 weeks ago, I decided that I'd better get my snow tires on. I have 4WD, but its on a Ranger pickup truck. I have a set of 4 Blizzak snow tires already mounted on rims, so I tossed them in the bed and drove into "Tire Discounters". Its a chain, but I'd never been there. I figured that I'd have to make an appointment. But the counter guy said that they weren't busy and could do it right away. They put the Ranger up on a lift and I expected it was going to be the start of a two hour wait. 30 minutes later, all done with the summer tires loaded in the truck. $15. Guess who I'll buy tires from when I need them.
Jim Shoe 11/21/14 03:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Hookups near Hospitals

My local hospital has several 30A only sites for RVs. I don't know what they charge. Public restrooms and a cafeteria are on site and available 24/7.
Jim Shoe 11/21/14 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Have you been to Yellowstone in the winter?

Have you decided on how you're going to get there? And where you're going to stay? Your chances of driving from Delaware to YNP without getting into a snow storm are pretty small. On one of my trips, I got to YNP in April. The roads were clear, but there was still a fair amount of snow on the ground. And it was COLD. Its all about altitude ASL. Here's specific weather information for Yellowstone over the last 107 years, by month. It snows in them thar' hills. People visit in the winter, but most are locals that get around on snowmobiles. YNP is 8,000 feet above sea level. Even if you don't drive out, CGs aren't going to be open and flights into West Yellowstone airport are subject to weather restrictions. I think Old Faithful Lodge remains open all winter and Mammoth CG is open all year, but water freezes at 32 everywhere. I'm not trying to talk you out of it. Only suggesting that you do your homework before the trip and then decide.
Jim Shoe 11/20/14 05:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jury summons

At least here in Ohio, if your name is drawn for jury duty, you're part of a large pool of people - not just 12. And you're part of the jury pool for an extended period of time. I just don't remember how long. There are many legitimate reasons for missing jury duty, such as being half way across the country or in the hospital. You're on a leash, but its not very short. I've been picked from the pool once in 40 years, and the case was settled out of court through a plea bargain. Since they pick the jury pools from a list of registered voters, you can avoid even the pool if you don't vote. Not for me. If I don't vote, I don't get to complain. (My rule).
Jim Shoe 11/20/14 11:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Buying silver and gold

Unless your name is William Devane, (the Rosland Capital guy), you start behind the pros that do it for a living, and that means studying the world market - not just the US market. The only people that make a bunch of money are the dealers. They get a cut on every buy and every sell. There's a lot more information available to the general public about companies that are publicly traded on the U.S. stock market since they must file public annual reports.
Jim Shoe 11/19/14 02:49pm Around the Campfire
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