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RE: Dodge City RV Parks

Thanks for your tips. Sounds like we don't need for than a 1/2 day in Dodge City. We will plan accordingly. I also have learned that their big annual celebration is going to be going on when we had planned to be there. We may just by pass it and miss the crowds.
MissouriBird 02/26/17 09:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Dakota??

Definitely include Teddy Roosevelt NP on your list. We stayed at RV Park in Medora. Was totally adequate. Had some RR noise, but otherwise served us well. We especially enjoyed the Medora Outdoor theater and the Pitchfork Steak Fondue supper. Both were done with a lot of professionalism and were totally enjoyable. The park is beautiful and helped us better appreciate the life of Teddy Roosevelt. The visitor's center and his old ranch house were very good. Enjoy.
MissouriBird 02/26/17 05:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Travel plans, need your ideas?

As just suggested, be sure you take in one evening at Mt. Rushmore. The program, patriotic music, and lighting of the monument after dark are all quite impressive. If you have never been to Mt. Rushmore you might want to visit on two days--once in the morning for better lighting for photos and once in late afternoon--staying for the evening program. We have been there several times, but our visit the last time for the evening program was a highlight. Had two teenage grandsons with us and they were even highly impressed with the patriotic program. We arrived at about 4:30 pm and stayed for the evening program. You might want to take a blanket--as it cools off a lot as soon as the sun goes down. We also enjoyed our drive through Spearfish Canyon, a tour of the gold mine in Lead where the kids panned gold, and a visit to the D.C. Booth fish hatchery at Spearfish--which is the oldest federal fish hatchery in the country. One other idea--check out the High Plains, Nebraska ranch and bunkhouse in extreme NW Nebraska, north of Chadron, next to Toadstool State Park. They have limited RV hookups and one of the best steak dinners we have ever had, served bunk house style. The entire "town" is recreated and furnished with authentic High Plains buildings moved into the area by the owners. It is totally relaxing. Beautiful setting. Truly away from it all. And absolutely delicious food served in their dining room/bunk house area. Requires reservations, but worth every bit of trouble in finding the place. A great place to spend a few hours in the afternoon, spend the night in the middle of the prairie, and head on north into the Black Hills the next day.
MissouriBird 02/26/17 05:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Dodge City RV Parks

We are planning a trip to the SW in early Aug. Plan to spend a day, or part of a day in Dodge City. Any recommendations regarding decent RV parks with at least water and electricity and things to do, see or avoid in the area would be appreciated.
MissouriBird 02/25/17 10:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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
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