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RE: Possible with younger children?

We brought our kids tent camping when they were 6 mo old. A camper or RV would have sure been nice. If your oldest is a boy a pee bottle would be handy. Kids don't give much notice for needed pit stops. If you are pulling a trailer it is not easy to just pull over quickly.
welove2drive 02/26/17 08:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Saving Money Tips

While on the road we stop at point of interest, rest stop, gas station, etc. to eat lunch with food in the trailer. The first thing we look at in a trailer if you can access the fridge & bathroom. We also freeze leftovers, for camping use.
welove2drive 02/26/17 07:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: East to West

It would depend on the time of year (snow), time frame and what you would like to see along the way. We took a summer trip (tent days) as far west as the Grand Canyon. We drove out on I-40 and returned on I-70. There is a lot to see! Let us know some details and we could give better advice. Have fun and safe travels, Marcia
welove2drive 02/26/17 07:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is it time Yet?

We have had a few nice weekends this year. We went to Carlyle Lake, IL for a night in January and a night in February. The TT is winterized so we only used the black tank and brought a jugs of water. Both times we got prized lake spots that are hard to get in warm weather!
welove2drive 02/25/17 08:41pm RV Lifestyle
RE: surgery recovery

Gracie's surgery was today. She is doing fine. I pick her up tomorrow afternoon. She has orders for complete rest for 1 month, only up to go potty. Then if it is healing good she will be allowed to walk around in the house. If at 8 weeks it is healed then we can slowly increase her outside walk time. The bad news is the surgeon said she has a partial tear in her other knee. It is not going to be a fun time. I got out her bike cart to manually roll her up and down the 30' ramp to the yard. That way she does her walking in the yard. Maybe I'll just get her some wheels for the back end. :) Marcia
welove2drive 02/23/17 08:07pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Mnemonics that can save a life

Those are helpful. I actually knew a few. Marcia
welove2drive 02/16/17 08:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: surgery recovery

Thank you all for your replies and ideas. Luckily we are on one floor and we have a ramp to the back door. She has been on a leash and using the ramp for a couple of weeks. Items on furniture to keep her off. She is used to sleeping with us but has slept on her new bed a few nights. Yes, it looks like a carpet runner showroom around here! We have a pond with a sand swim area that she can use this summer. I do worry about getting her in the car. We may need to make a ramp.
welove2drive 02/16/17 07:40pm RV Pet Stop
surgery recovery

Gracie, our 2 year old golden retriever, is having TPLO surgery next Thursday. I am concerned about her getting board and or depressed. What did you give your dog for entertainment while he/she was laid up? We have a couple of kongs to stuff. She has rubber bones. She likes her Kong bear but she gets it so slobbered up! It will need to dry out in between use. I had to put away her favorite toys that roll so they don't get away from her requiring her to quickly go after them. I don't give her the raw hide or bully sticks as I worry about little pieces. She tends to try to dismantle fabric toys. She is trying to take apart her new twisted rope toy as I type! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Also, for those of you with Goldens, does their hair grow back really slow? It is funny that I trimmed sap from a tiny spot on her head when she was a little puppy and I can still tell where I trimmed. I saw a tip on here the other day about making a support sling out of a fabric grocery sack. Great idea! I sewed one out of an old knee wrap and a towel. I may cup up a sack too. Thanks for reading! Marcia
welove2drive 02/15/17 07:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Spring break camping in Missouri

March is early season except for the trout parks. Try calling the park office (417) 847-2539. They could probably tell you if you would be able to get a non reservable site in March.
welove2drive 02/15/17 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: So what are your plans for 2017?

Wow! That is cool, you have a lot of stories to tell... Have fun!
welove2drive 02/14/17 07:54pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Spring break camping in Missouri

Campground 3 at Roaring River is on the side of the river where you can fish. We reserved in campground 2 and found out that fishing is not allowed from that bank. We were okay if we were out on the sandbar.
welove2drive 02/14/17 07:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mississippi River Road

Navybanker is referring to Cahokia Mounds and visitor center that is east of St. Louis. I cannot imagine any stretch of river road nicer than Rt. 100 between Alton, IL and Grafton, IL. It is better viewed traveling south as you are in the lane closest to the river. It is a 2 lane divided highway between the base of the beautiful bluffs and the river. I believe it is about 16 miles. Take a little tour of Elsah, IL in your truck. Google Grafton, IL and look at "images". Grafton is at the confluence of the IL and Mississippi rivers. Just to the north of Grafton, IL is Pere Marquette State Park. I would get on Rt 96 east of Hannibal, MO then Rt 100 by Hardin (bridge over IL river) then south to Pere Marquette SP. There is a life size chess table on the floor in the lodge. The campground has electric. No FHU. There is a nice drive up above the lodge with several lookouts and you can go back down a different way back to Rt. 100 that is also scenic. You end up about 3 miles south of the lodge. Grafton, IL is a neat river town with local restaurants, wineries. The Loading Dock has a nice flea market on the 4th Sat/Sun April-Oct. The Aeries Winery view is spectacular! You can take your truck/toad across the Grafton Ferry($) in to St. Charles County, MO and visit old St. Charles (river history, brick street, old buildings w/shops, brewery, restaurants, casino). The Brussels Ferry is free across the IL river in to lower Calhoun County, IL. This is nice hilly scenery. You can also take the Golden Eagle Ferry ($) over to St. Charles County, MO. I don't think that I would trust GPS on the MO side as it is just country roads between the river and St. Charles. If you are just passing through take Rt 100 to Alton, IL turn right at the light on Rt. 143 to Route 3 to I-270 to I-255 and you will cross the Mississippi just north of Columbia, IL. See the confluence tower and Lewis & Clark Museum near Hartford, IL. Happy travels, Marcia
welove2drive 02/12/17 08:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Spring break camping in Missouri

SE Missouri: Elephant Rock State Park is a nice place to spend the day exploring. Johnsons Shut-ins and the Black River (float) are about 30 minutes away but those are wet activities.
welove2drive 02/10/17 10:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spring break camping in Missouri

March is cold for So. MO river/ water activities. The new Echo Bluff State Park south of Montauk has a nice lodge, wild horses, cave at Round Spring SP. Roaring River SP in SW Missouri is nice, trout fishing, trails. Lake of the Ozarks area has the State Park cave, Bridal Cave, Ha Ha Tonka SP, tour of Dam. There are many hiking trails in southern Illinois, Garden of the Gods, Cache River, Giant City SP, Ferne Cliffe SP, Cave in Rock, free ferry across Ohio. We often head over to Carlyle Lake to Eldon Hazlet SP. Plenty of roads to ride bikes in campground. There is a bike trail around Dam West and across Dam and beyond.
welove2drive 02/09/17 09:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Key West

Fly in to KW airport. Rent bikes/walk. Parking is at a premium. Angelina Guest House 302 Angela St. and Key West Harbor Inn both have excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. Things to do or see: Schooner Jolly Roger (red mast) at the Harbor - Day sail $35 for 2 hrs (we did this, we enjoyed it), Ft. Zachary Taylor Beach, Simonton Beach, a very small beach at the end of Simonton Street (quiet sunset view area), Bo’s Fish Wagon, a site not to miss 801 Caroline & Williams Cash only,US 1 mm0 sign is at the end of Truman, Southern most Buoy is at Whitehead Street & South St., Large concrete Pier at the end of White Street, West Martello Tower & Garden, near pier, free 7 days week 9:30 a.m.- 5 nice garden in an old fort maintained by the KW garden club, Smallest Bar at 124 Duval Two bar stools. It is between two buildings,The Bull (bar) 1st floor, The Whistle (2nd floor w/balcony) and The garden of Eden (roof top clothing optional),Smokin’ Tuna bar, 4 Charles St. & Telegraph St., Turtle Kraal Bar, & Tower Bar, turtle races 6 p.m. Mon-Fri,Jimmy Buffets recording studio is next to Conch Republic. No sign. Harbor walk is right next to the building. White block building at the waters edge, Check the 6toejam.com website to see who is playing and where, Key West web camera above the door at Sloppy Joe’s bar, check it out online. http://www.liveduvalstreet.com/ Have a great time! Marcia
welove2drive 02/09/17 08:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
St. Louis RV show is Feb 2-5

The show is in February this year. It is at America's Center in the Dome.
welove2drive 01/22/17 08:33pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip, Northwest 2016

Wow! Beautiful pictures. I enjoy your trip reports. We hope to get out to the northwest when we can go for several weeks or more. Your boys are very lucky!I'm sure they appreciate the adventures.
welove2drive 01/20/17 09:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip to the UP Michigan

Vandalia, IL Our weekend get away is Eldon Hazlet SP at Carlyle Lake. 350 sites so you don't need a reservation. It only fills up on holiday weekends. It is $20/night w/electric. No FHU. It is like camping in the woods, big old oaks. The other parks are groomed. If you get off at Exit 30 (Rt 143 Pierron,IL Exit) go South (1 block) to gas station/stop lights. Turn left on Rt. 143 follow it to Rt 127, turn Right and head South to the entrance. It is about 30 minutes from Exit 30. It cuts out going to Greenville, IL then South. Rt. 143 is a nice road. Carlyle Lake is a beautiful lake. Nice flat roads to ride bikes. There is a Walmart on Rt 127 near Carlyle. The Keys restaurant in Keysport has good food. There is a restaurant by Dam West Marina and a winery on Rt. 127. There are 4 smaller COE parks around the lake that are nice and have some FHU sites but you must have a reservation. Another option is Ramsey SP it is 13 miles north of Vandalia. Nice park. Nothing around there. Marcia
welove2drive 01/17/17 09:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Summer trip to Missouri and Arkansas - advice/recommendation

Route 7 in Arkansas runs North and South. It is a scenic route. We stayed at in Russellville, AR at Lake Dardandelle SP. It has FHU if you need it. We used it as a base and checked out Petit Jean SP, Magazine Mountain. Both beautiful. Our adult kids went to the Museum at Dogwood Canyon and thought it was great. We stayed at Table Rock SP last summer. There is a nice paved trail along the lake to walk or bike. We were in the western loop and you cannot see the lake through the trees. We walked down the hill (short walk) to swim in the lake. No designated beach. Beautiful clear water with rock bottom. It is very close to Branson. We drove in to Branson at 10:00 at night and the traffic was crawling. Not our thing. Have fun planning. So much to do, so little time. Marcia
welove2drive 01/17/17 08:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Monument Valley, Antelope Slot Canyon

Page, AZ: I would highly recommend the Colorado River Adventure flat water raft trip. The guides are very knowledgeable. They stop to view some pictographs along the way. We did the upper Antelope slot canyon. It is at ground level. You have to climb down a ladder in to the other one. We just drove out there and purchased a ticket for the next tour. I second the advice of planning a tour around noon. They will cancel the tour if there is any rain in the area. Marcia
welove2drive 01/12/17 06:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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