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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
RE: RV PARKS Calgary

Okotoks Lions Club CG--south side of Calgary. Stayed there last summer--was great. Very neat and clean; next to a large stream. Would highly recommend.
MissouriBird 02/17/16 06:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Route Two

You might want to consider cutting south on 22--west of Calgary, thereby missing lots of Calgary traffic. This drive takes you through the heart of Turner Valley, prime ranch country. We stayed several nights in a lovely Lion's Club CG in Black Diamond, giving us an easy drive into Calgary for site seeing but staying in the country. We also thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon at the Bar-U Ranch, a Provincial Historic Site and the largest ranch in Canada at one time. It is on Route 22, just south of Longview. You can go south from the Bar-U to Waterton and then cross into the U.S. near Glacier NP. We have crossed there several times and never had a line. Plus, the scenery at Waterton and then around Glacier NP is equal to anything else you will see on your trip. Don't miss a drive across Glacier on the Going to the Sun road. It's sure to be a highlight.
MissouriBird 02/15/16 05:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Too good to be true--$13,850 for new Starcraft 24RLS

My March edition of Trailer Life has a nice article introducing StarCraft's new Launch Ultra-Lite 24RLS. It has a good looking floor plan with a Super Slide, rear living room, walk=thru bath, front bedroom. Hard to believe all of this for $13,850 MSRP. Am I missing something or is this a mis-print? What is the quality level of Starcrafts? Lower or higher than a Jayco Jay Flight, which is what we have now? We really like the floorplan of this StarCraft but if price reflects quality--than this must not be much. Any input or advice would be appreciated.
MissouriBird 02/12/16 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: RT 36 Missouri

I have lived on 36 most of my life except for 10 years in NY. We see more and more RV traffic each year. Have driven it from Denver to Indy many, many times. Much better 4=lane road than I-70. One stoplight at Cameron. Lots of Highway Patrol--watch the speed limits. Today---virtually all towns are bypassed eliminating stop and go. We are seeing significantly heavier big truck traffic in the past several years. Hope this helps you.
MissouriBird 02/11/16 09:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Call to check revised Alaska Ferry schedules.

We used the ferry system last year for 18 days of island hopping, unloading our tow vehicle and TT 10 times. We took our dog with us, spent three nights in a cabin and used three different ferries during our time on the water. It was, hands down, our favorite part of our 15 week stay. Enjoying the 4th of July holiday celebrations in Petersburg was amazing! Was worth every penny and all of the stress that came with three different changes in our schedule--due to Alaska's on-going state budget issues and their impact on our plans. My advice--be prepared for changes; be as flexible as possible, and enjoy to the max. If possible, don't travel through the end of June-1st of July time frame as the new budget goes into effect on July 1st each year and this means significant change in schedules at about that time. Feel free to PM me for more specific info.
MissouriBird 01/19/16 09:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Digital Photos--How do you organize them?

We just returned from a 15 week trip to Alaska and Canada and as you can imagine I have literally thousands of digital photos. Right now I have them saved in files labeled for the general area in which they were taken. I would like to put together one or more digital scrapbooks and maybe even one hard copy condensed version. What software are you using to help you organize your photography? I am using a Windows 8 system. Thanks in advance for your recommendations. Missouri Bird
MissouriBird 10/06/15 11:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RV Park Recommendations Near Denali

We will be headed to Denali later this week. Any recommendations regarding RV parks with at least elec and water hook-ups would be appreciated. Thanks
MissouriBird 08/16/15 09:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Beautiful SE Alaska

Someone asked how often we walked the dog. We walked her in each port, Ketchikan and Wrangle, which were about 10 hrs. and 6 hrs.in between stops. I understand that when the ferry has longer stretches between ports they let you go to the car deck about every 4-5 hours to walk pets. The biggest problem I can see with that is that our dog thinks she has to have grass to do her thing--and, the cars are parked so close together that there was very, little room to get her out of the RV and to the end of the ferry where they have a walk space. So, we just waited for port calls and she did fine. Hope this helps.
MissouriBird 08/16/15 03:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Bears in Hyder

Are you seeing bears in Hyder? Are they expected to still be there in a couple weeks--end of Aug? We are in Wasilla, headed for Denali and Fairbanks and will then work our way south to Hyder. Hoping it will not be too late to enjoy seeing when we get there.
MissouriBird 08/15/15 05:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Beautiful SE Alaska

We are midway in our ferry trip from Prince Rupert to Skagway--right now we are in Sitka--and it has been worth every penny it cost! Beautiful--a simple but accurate description. The ferry people have been wonderful to work with in helping us load our truck/trailer, all 47' of it, at each spot. We had no trouble going to the car deck, when the ferry stopped in Ketchikan and Wrangell, to walk the dog. Petersburg was amazing--we so enjoyed their small town 4th of July celebration, especially the log rolling and 2x8 stomp. Don't have those events in Missouri! We haven't seen many whales; a few bears and lots of deer and eagles. But--that's OK. There is much more to come, I'm sure. We leave Sitka tomorrow, after a five day stay, back to Juneau and a tour of Tracey Arm, then on to Skagway and the rest of our trip. Don.t plan to leave Alaska until early Sept. My primary purpose in this message is to encourage anyone considering using the ferry system for one part of their trip is "GO FOR IT!" It is wonderful and quite different from the rest of inland Alaska. We spent 13 weeks in Alaska in 2002--all of it inland or in a coastal city--none of it on the ferry system. We have no regrets for spending the money to do the ferry this time. Hope to see many of you on the road later this summer. Ken and Robin
MissouriBird 07/12/15 10:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Petersburg Fishing Recommendation

We will be in Petersburg from July 1 - 5th. Hope to do some Halibut fishing while there. Would love to have some recommendations re:fishing guides/trips from others who have been there, done that. We will be in Sitka for several days a bit later. What are some "must dos" while we are in town? Thanks in advance for your recommendations and ideas.
MissouriBird 05/20/15 10:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Updated Ferry Information

Thanks to all who offered help and info regarding the AMHS ferry issues. The ferry service called on Wed. with the news that our trip via the Taku from Prince Rupert and then later from Petersburg would not be possible. However, they were wonderful to work with and managed to find a place for our truck/trailer on the Mantanuska and then later on the Columbia. All is well--we leave a couple days earlier than planned, will just do a pass through Ketchikan instead of staying for a few days and get off two weeks later in Skagway a day later than planned. However we get extra time in Petersburg and Juneau--so all is well. We will always be grateful to the ferry staff for being so diligent in helping us make other arrangements and we look forward to seeing this part of Alaska--something we didn't do on our first trip. See you in Alaska!
MissouriBird 05/15/15 09:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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