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Francesca Knowles

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Posted: 02/26/12 07:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

So, who wants to come visit IL.?

That depends...Would we have to actually PAY for anything?


" Not every mind that wanders is lost. " With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien

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vladen wrote:

I just know that when I was there all the locals wore high water trousers and jeans what with the hem always well above tha ankles.
Figured it must flood alot in Washington



WoW.... Look who's talking about floods.... I'll take our floods over yours...

I will say though that my son from Iowa has met a number of great people in New Orleans while he's been down there every several months helping folks rebuild their homes and lives.


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Francesca Knowles wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

So, who wants to come visit IL.?

That depends...Would we have to actually PAY for anything?


Well just entering the state you would have to stick up your hands...oops, I meen pay tolls! then they would hit you with just about any tax they can come up with.

Illinois welcomes everyone with open pockets!


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Posted: 02/26/12 04:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WA has really discouraged camping. The Discover Pass cost is not nearly as bad as the regulations. No one seems to understand when you need whatever. So, be careful out there.


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mockturtle wrote:

Oregon Ms wrote:

Oregon is a deal if you are a freeloader or don't live here. I believe we are in the top 5 for being taxed, maybe the top 3. As much as I love this place, I'm packing up. Too few people pay taxes and the ones that do are getting murdered and the ones that don't are voting to tax us (the "rich"ie. the ones who work hard) more.

I don't see how anyone can balk at a $30 a year Discovery Pass in Washington, that's a steal. That's one night camping in the Oregon State Parks.

I don't know why people from other states complain when they are asked to contribute to the upkeep of the parks that they are using.
The Discovery Pass has nothing to do with camping, however. And our camping fee for utility non-premium sites is $31.


Not true. Dispersed camping on any state land DNR, WDFW, and other State trust holdings require a Discovery Pass.

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ctpres wrote:

Just finished ordering individual state travel guides for our six mo NW US summer trip. WA wanted real money for all but one piece of typical tourist info????

Allow me to repeat what I've heard many times at card bingo:

"Would you like some cheese with that?"




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Hey,some of you folks from Wa,and others too,check out the rallies forum for the NW RV.net rally in Prosser at the Wine Country RV park in May and the NW RV.net mini rally in Port Townsend the second week in August at the Point Hudson Rv and Marina.There's still room at both of them.Lot's of good folks and lot's of fun.
And we don't charge extra fees...

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Posted: 02/26/12 06:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do hope it goes for two vehicles.

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To answer the OPs question & rant, there is another side to the issue. I can understand why a state would charge for some of its promotional material.

I had a tourism business for 18 years. A simple 4 panel brochure, 4 colour & depending on paper stock could cost 50c. That stuff is not free & it is not cheap.

It has been 5 years since I got out of the business & it still aggravates me to watch people go through brochure racks picking up one of everything, not even looking to see what the service is or not having slightest interest in the service offered. Their children are even worse. 9 times out 10 all that paper winds up in the trash in no time, most of it not even looked at.

Who do you suppose ultimately pays for all that waste?

These days all the info you could possibly want is right here at your fingertips. Want to keep it? Save it as a file or print it yourself.

I hate waste. It is something my father passed on to me. He went through hard times in a war.

Here endeth of my rant.


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Posted: 02/26/12 05:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The revisions to the Discover Pass is still in the legislature. Senate Bill 5977 increase fines and makes some additional costs mandatory raising the cost to $35. The fine goes from $91 to $99 for not having one displayed. It could change the pass from one vehicle to two.


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