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RE: 1800 miles in 3 days with 3 kids in a truck. Crazy or not

I like the idea of heading to the Colorado Mtns in lieu of Yellowstone until you have more time. From the time I was about 5 years old my family headed West to Colorado--exploring different parts of the state each year and often stopping in South Dakota coming or going. Those long trips in a 11950's era non-air conditioned car across the hot plains of Kansas or Nebraska are some of my fondest memories of growing up. Dad and Mom would usually leave about 2 in the morning the first day, getting lots and lots of miles behind them by noon. They piled sleeping bags, pillows, duffel bags and blankets to fill the space between the front and back seat and we had one big bed in the back. By the end of the 2nd day we were in the mountains and usually set up for several days to just rest, hike and enjoy the area before exploring one or two more areas and then making the long trek back home. I'm sure Mom and Dad were tired by the time we got home--but we had some wonderful times and those days instilled a love of travelling and enjoying the great out doors that have stuck with me for over 60 years. Go for it. Take lots of non-sticky snacks and be prepared with activity books, "contests" for the family to compete in while riding along, and yes, even some electronic games to help the kids pass the time. Also--highly suggest picnic lunches in a city park along the way to give the kids plenty of time to run and play and be ready to take a nap when they get back in the car. We have used these ideas with numerous grand kids who have made the trek west with us--and they have all had a good time. Go for it!
MissouriBird 08/31/16 08:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Branson Mo.

Another vote for Branson's Lakeside Camping--owned by town of Branson. Nice, level full-hookup sites just a block from Bass Pro and Branson Landing. We stayed on a waterfront site in July. Loved being on the water but had no shade. Sites along the back side of the campground had lots of shade. Free Trolley takes you throughout downtown Branson and stops in the campground about every 30 min. Best part of staying here is the location. You can easily avoid the traffic along the strip by crossing the bridge to Hollister and circling around to the SW to go to School of the Ozarks (best food in Branson), spend an afternoon at Top of the Rock--a spectacular resort, golf course, tours trough the woods and a cave, first class restaurants and a Smithsonian class museum of Natural History. You can easily spend a day here. Be sure to stay to watch the bagpipe concert and shooting of the Civil War era cannon at sunset on the patio overlooking Table Rock Lake in front of the restaurants. Also be sure to take in a Bible based show at the sight and sound theater. Amazing staging and family entertainment. All of this first class entertainment and relaxation gave us a whole new perspective on what Branson has to offer. We will go back I'm sure.
MissouriBird 08/24/16 08:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best lobster in Maine

The Lobster Shack at Cape Porpose is wonderful. Classic Maine Lobster Shack overlooking the bay and just down the road from the Bush Family Summer Home at Kennebunkport. We love to sit out at the picnic tables, watch the boats bring fresh lobster in, and enjoy our meals.
MissouriBird 08/24/16 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who builds a TC like an Airstream Nest??

Take a look at the upcoming 2017 Arctic Fox 865--featured in a story here on RV Forum. It has wonderful wrap-around windows on the back. Would be a big improvement to what we had in our truck camper--especially if you wanted to back up to a great view. Reminds me a lot of our new Jayco TT--full windows along back and driver side. We love all the light and great views. One of the primary reasons we made a change this spring.
MissouriBird 08/20/16 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: 2 nights - in or near Billings, MT

Highly recommend Mountain View campground at Columbus. We stayed there last year on way to Alaska. Was one of the best cg we stayed in all summer. Immaculate shower rooms. Beautiful view looking toward the Beartooth Mountains to the south. Easy access from Interstate. Reasonable rates. We have also stayed in Hardin a couple times. Good overnight spot and excellent County Historical Museum--Big Horn County.
MissouriBird 06/27/16 08:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mt. Rushmore & Badlands-Must-See Suggestions

Would highly recommend visiting Mount Rushmore in late afternoon. Watch the videos in visitor's center, hike the trail that takes you to the base of the monument, eat a snack and take a seat in the amphitheater to watch the night time lighting of the monument along with their very patriotic salute to veterans. It is both a beautiful and very moving program. Makes you proud to be an American and there's not many opportunities for that today. Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City offers tours to the missile silos on their base==twice a day. Excellent tours and not nearly crowded as the Minuteman NP.
MissouriBird 06/27/16 05:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Need Advice re: Campgrounds in Northern Georgia

We are planning to be in Northern Georgia and SE Tennessee the first two weeks of Oct. Would appreciate suggestions for campgrounds with electric hookups as well as sites to see and visit. We love history and scenic areas--will be towing a 29' Jayco with a 4x4 Dodge Diesel pickup. Thanks in advance for your help.
MissouriBird 06/27/16 05:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Need Suggestions for Baton Rouge-New Orleans FALL visit

We will b heading south from Kansas City area to Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge and New Orleans before turning east along the gulf to Mobile and Gulf Shores in early October. This is new territory for us. we would appreciate suggestions for RV parks, ( we at least want elec. but prefer full hook-ups.) we are thinking about doing a Gray Line type tour of downtown New Orleans. Will take in the Confederate war sites in Vicksburg and Natchez and I definitely want to visit several of the old plantation homes in the area. Any and all recommendations for places to stay, sites to see or tours to take will be sincerely appreciated for this trip.
MissouriBird 05/30/16 05:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best campground in Montana

We stayed at a great private cg at Columbus, MT--right on the north side of the Interstate. Had the best shower rooms we have ever had--anywhere in the U.S. and we have traveled extensively. The park was very, very clean and neat, easy to get into and out of, and only $30 per night for hook-ups. I would highly recommend it. Plus--it had a great view of the Beartooth mountains to the south. We have also stayed in a very nice RV park at Hardin, MT--close to the Custer Battlefield. Great host--nightly ice cream socials, reasonable prices. On the west side of MT 47 as you drive south off the interstate. A real bonus to a night is Hardin is to take time to visit the Big Horn County Historical Museum--especially if you have an interest in agriculture and its history in the area. This is a fantastic county museum.
MissouriBird 03/14/16 10:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Campground recommendations for NM, AZ and Texas in Oct.

We are in the early stages of planning a 4-6 wk. trip to the Southwest in Oct. We hope to head from Kansas City area to Santa Fe, Canyon deChelly, on across to Grand Canyon and then to Death Valley, before returning via southern AZ, NM and Texas, including Big Bend NP and San Antonio in late Oct. or early Nov. Questions---Is the drive via route 264 from Ganada to Tuba City, AZ worthwhile? What can we expect to see and do on this stretch of road across the Hopi Reservation during early Oct.? Are there any campgrounds with hook-ups that you would recommend? Questions--What temperatures should we expect in White Sands, Carlsbad and Big Bend areas during the second half of Oct.? Question--What RV parks with hook-ups are available on each side of Death Valley after Oct. 15 and in the Palm Springs, CA area? Recommendations? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
MissouriBird 03/14/16 10:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Need advice re: traveling across Hopi Reservation in AZ

We are in the early stages of planning a 4-6 wk. trip to the Southwest in Oct. We hope to head from Kansas City area to Santa Fe, Canyon deChelly, on across to Grand Canyon and then to Death Valley, before returning via southern AZ, NM and Texas, including Big Bend NP and San Antonio. Questions---Is the drive via route 264 from Ganada to Tuba City, AZ worthwhile? What can we expect to see and do on this stretch of road across the Hopi Reservation during early Oct.? Questions--What temperatures should we expect in White Sands, Carlsbad and Big Bend areas during the second half of Oct.? Question--What RV parks with hook-ups are available on each side of Death Valley after Oct. 15? Recommendations? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
MissouriBird 03/14/16 10:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Late Oct. in Southern AZ and NM

To answer Lauren's question--we will likely be coming from Las Vegas and Death Valley about Oct.20--will head to Prescott, Jerome, Cottonwood and Sedona area for a few days then South to Phoenix and Tucson areas for a few days before heading east to Tombstone, White Sands and Carlsbad--then NE to Amarillo, Oklahoma City and North to the Kansas City area, which is home territory. Have to be home by early Nov. as we always have guests from NY who come for deer hunting season here on the farm in NW Missouri. Ideas for things we should be sure to take in along the southern areas or campgrounds would be appreciated.
MissouriBird 02/27/16 08:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Late Oct. in Southern AZ and NM

Will be headed to this area around Oct. 18-20. What should we expect in weather and RV park sites availability. This will be the tail end of a long roadtrip--coming from the Big Sur, CA and then Death Valley areas. Headed back to NW Missouri through west Texas and Oklahoma. we hope we won't need reservations as we like to keep really flexible. we enjoy full h/u but only really need electricity. Suggestions and insight into this part of the country that time of ear will be appreciated.
MissouriBird 02/27/16 05:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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