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RE: Florida keys in Sept?

We have stayed in the Keys many times in all four seasons. October in the Keys was still hot when we were there. We usually stay in state parks. We did go to Blue Water Key twice and asked if we could look around. We can't stay there as our trailer is not long enough. But if we ever do upgrade I would stay there in a minute!. It is beautiful. The sites are all landscaped and many have tikihuts or something similar. The resort is spotless and is truly a resort.
dakasa47 04/27/17 06:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cape Cod

Thought I posted this but i guess I didnt Just wanted to recommend Sweetwater Forest in Brewster MA on the Cape.
dakasa47 04/22/17 05:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lancaster Pa

OMS is nice, been there a few times, more for family's check out Beacon Hill Campground we haven't been there but it's probably closer to what your looking for. Mike We stayed At Beacon Hill a few years ago. I is very nice.
dakasa47 04/22/17 05:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What are you reading?

oh forgot ...Rather Be the devil...Ian Rankin(one of my all time favorite mystery authors) Who Thought This was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco
dakasa47 04/22/17 05:35pm RV Lifestyle
RE: What are you reading?

I haven't posted in months as we traveled in January and then life stuff...mother and two aunts in their late 80's....spending time with 3 year old grandson Malcolm and a new gift of a new grandson Miles almost 1 month old. Although I haven't posted I never ever stop reading. So wanted to try and catch up. I have read the following in the past few months...although I am not sure if this is all of them. reading now-Cold Earth Shetland Island series by Ann Cleaves The Case for Impeachment-Allam J Lichtman Back Over There One American Time Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War Richard Rubin The Last of the Doughboys Richard Rubin The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex and Colonel Roosevelt a 3 volume set by Edmund Morris Murder on the Serpentine Anne Perry In This Grave Hour(Maisie Dobbs) Jacqueline Winspear Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly Adam McKinty Death of a Ghost MC Beaton new mystery author for me...Caroline Graham I Hate Everyone But You..Clinton Kelly The Daily Show(The Book) an oral history Chris Smith and Jon Stewart Garden of Lamentations Deborah Crombie Dead to Last Drop, Holiday BuzzDead Cold Brew, Roast Mortem Murder by Mocha Billionaire Blend Once Upon a Grind and A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle an author I had read years ago and just got caught up on and probably a few more but may have posted them already. I learned that Theodore Roosevelt was one intelligent, unique, fascinating and larger than life person. I have also read a lot about WW1 and found The Last of the Doughboys and its followup Over There to be 2 of the best books I have ever read. I highly recommend them to anyone interested in WW1
dakasa47 04/22/17 05:28pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Traveling to Maine

Hello, We have traveled throughout Maine for years. First staying in inns and hotels and since 2007 in our camper. We have stayed at many campgrounds all over Maine. All have been positive experiences for various reason. Some on the ocean, some in the woods and one on a marsh. Our favorite is Wild Duck in Scarborough, ME. (on the marsh) We have also stayed at the following and as I mentioned all are places I would recommend. Libby's Oceanfront Narrows Too Sunset Point Schoodic Woods....brand new beautiful campground part of ArcadiaNP but located on Schoodic peninsular instead of Bar Harbor Camden Hills SP Red Apple Hadley's Point Chewonki Plamyra Golf and Rv Resort Grey Homestead Oceanfront Camden Hills RV Resort and another one we loved Seaview Campground and Cottages in Eastport. Lobster is available everywhere in Maine especially along the coast. A fun and unique experience for us was when we stayed at Sunset Point campground in Harrington ME. You can order a lobster dinner which is caught that day, prepared and delivered to your campsite by the owner.I do think there may be other campgrounds that also do this. Enjoy your trip to the coast of Maine. It is truly a beautiful and special place.
dakasa47 04/22/17 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV parks open in April in Southern Maine

The traditional opening date in this area is usually May 15th give or take a day or two. The only ones I know of that open at the end of April is one in Brewster on the Cape and Wild Duck (adults only) in Scarborough ME which is near Portland ME. Both open ,I believe, the last weekend in April. There could be others but these are the only ones I know of.
dakasa47 03/17/17 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New England Campgrounds

Our favorite 2 campgrounds for adults in New England are: 1.Lake Forest RV Resort in East Wakefield NH. 2.Wild Duck Rv Resort in Scarborough ME These are our go to places if we want a quiet weekend.Or now that we are both retired a few days in the middle of the week.Neither place has a pool. Wild Duck fills up fast with seasonals who come every year.In the summer we do find that it is completely filled. Easier to get a spot in spring and fall.There are no scheduled activities that I know of. Lake Forest is a place where one can buy a lot and put a park model on plus they also have may seasonals who come back every year so they are often filled but we have always been able to get a spot there.They also have a nine hole golf course and quiet kinds of activities during the summer..aka book club, coffee hours, pot luck dinners bocci tournaments etc. We have been going to both these places for many years and the owners (Chris at Wild Duck and Judy and Dave at Lake Forest know us and always try to fit us in if possible. We usually do a first trip of the season and then a last trip at Lake Forest. It is located on Great East Lake which has an A rating. Great East Lake is partly in NH and partly in Maine. Its an easy drive to North Conway and Lake Winnipesaukee and Wolfboro NH. Also an excellent bike or walking trail from Fernald Station into Wolfboro along Lake Wentworth..another class A lake. Wild Duck is located on a marsh and not very far from Old Orchard Beach and Portland.There is also a beautiful bike path along the marsh one way and into Old Orchard Beach the other way.There is also a canoe/kayak rental place right on the marsh and lots of great seafood restaurants around. Lake Forest does let grandchildren in and has a grandparent weekend plus Judy told us if we wanted to bring our 3 year old grandson for a night or two in May June or Sept Oct there would be no problem. Wild Duck NO children at all at anytime. Although we have never stayed in the adult section as one has to stay at least a week, but we did do a tour there, there is also Danforth Bay which has a family side and an adults only section. It is also within driving distance of the White Mountains and North Conway.The adult section has it own pool and rec hall etc. Very Nice place.
dakasa47 03/17/17 06:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stove spark'r not sparking...

Hello, One time we were having trouble with one of the burners lighting. Turns out a spider had weaved a web inside the pipe that led from gas to the burner. We were told by RV mechanic we had called it could have led to a serious fire if we hadn't found it.
dakasa47 02/18/17 04:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Walk Around Queen Bed

Hello, Our 2017 Funfinder X 21ft trailer from Cruiser RV has a walk around full queen 60x80. I was looking at the new Funfinders on line now owned by Thor and I did see some full size walk around queen beds. Don't remember the sizes though. When we started looking for our first RV a full size walk around bed was on the MUST have list. That is what led us to the Funfinder.
dakasa47 02/16/17 05:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: through nyc ?

sorry about double posts
dakasa47 02/15/17 07:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: through nyc ?

We travel from Massachusetts to the south a lot. We also go to Virginia Beach often. We have stayed in Newburg NY KOA a few times which is closed in winter and at a county park called Croton on Hudson in Croton NY in the winter many times. Then we cross the Tappen Zee to head towards Garden State Parkway. It is our understanding that we can not go over the bottom part of GW with propane. We have gone across the top of GW three times with the camper coming north to our home. One during nightmarish horrible rush hour traffic and the other two times on a Sunday and just last week on Saturday. Sunday was not bad. Last Saturday we lucked out and although there was some stop and go traffic it wasn't too bad and we made pretty good time.We have also driven to and into NYC may times with no RV. I was also under the impression that RV's are not allowed in the city but I could be wrong.In my imagination it would be even worse than the DC Beltway during rush hour!!!! We stopped in Virginia Beach last week on our way home. We normally stay at First Landing State Park but it is closed for the winter. We had a good stay for one night at the KOA. Our favorite thing to do in VB is to ride our bikes on the boardwalk. Enjoy your trip.
dakasa47 02/15/17 07:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: through nyc ?

We travel from Massachusetts to the south a lot. We also go to Virginia Beach often. We have stayed in Newburg NY KOA a few times which is closed in winter and at a county park called Croton on Hudson in Croton NY in the winter many times. Then we cross the Tappen Zee to head towards Garden State Parkway. It is our understanding that we can not go over the bottom part of GW with propane. We have gone across the top of GW three times with the camper coming north to our home. One during nightmarish horrible rush hour traffic and the other two times on a Sunday and just last week on Saturday. Sunday was not bad. Last Saturday we lucked out and although there was some stop and go traffic it wasn't too bad and we made pretty good time.We have also driven to and into NYC may times with no RV. I was also under the impression that RV's are not allowed in the city but I could be wrong.In my imagination it would be even worse than the DC Beltway during rush hour!!!! We stopped in Virginia Beach last week on our way home. We normally stay at First Landing State Park but it is closed for the winter. We had a good stay for one night at the KOA. Our favorite thing to do in VB is to ride our bikes on the boardwalk. Enjoy your trip.
dakasa47 02/15/17 07:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: What are you reading?

We have been traveling these past 6 weeks. Many times camping in Florida state parks without wifi or only wifi hotspots. I have not been able to keep up with this topic which I really enjoy. I saw some Parker books recently posted so wanted to share a book I read ,while on the road, for any Parker fans. It is called In Pursuit of Spenser : Mystery writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero. Edited by Otto Penzler. It's a collection of essays from other mystery authors who knew and/or were influenced by Robert B. Parker. It is a fascinating read about the real Robert B Parker.
dakasa47 02/15/17 07:07pm RV Lifestyle
RE: What are you reading?

Sue Henry! Lots of mystery novels of a single lady traveling in her Winnebago with her dog. Well written and enjoyable. Download them at Amazon. I love that series. I have also read all of her Alaska series about dog musher and racer Jessie Arnold. I learned so much about dogsled racing that I never knew or even knew that I was interested in. Now I watch the Iditarod every year. There is also a series about Jessie's trooper boyfriend, Alex Jensen, but I like the Jessie Arnold one better.
dakasa47 02/15/17 06:51pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Anyone else not full timing because of the grand kids?

Hello, We bought our first (and only) Rv in 2007. As I was a teacher and my husband a retired police officer we were able to travel all summer. We have done 4 trips to the west seeing so much of our country.We have traveled all over New England staying at many places especially our 2 favorite campgrounds....adults only.. Lake Forest In NH and Wild Duck in Maine We have also done many many trips along the eastern seaboard including staying in The Keys on numerous occasions. We did a cruise every February during Feb vacation. And we also went away in April( The Keys, Virginia Beach, Grand Cayman) during April vacation. We talked a lot about snow birding in Florida when I retired. Maybe full timing and about traveling back to the west to see things we didn't get a chance to see. We have 2 grown daughters who showed no sign or inclination to marry and or have children. We had accepted that we would never be grandparents. BUT......4 years ago my older daughter connected with a former classmate (both 34 years old) and got married and in July 2013 had our grandson Malcolm in July 2013. They live only 2 minutes from us. He is the true love of my life. And his Papa is just over the moon having a grandson.We love him so much and he loves us so much it brings tears to my eyes. We have him at our house at least 4 days a week.I retired in June 2014 and can't imagine any place, anywhere, anytime that I would rather be than with my loving, funny, smart and wonderful grandson. And my husband feels the same way. We have gone on RV trips and cruises since he has blessed our lives. We just got back from 6 weeks in Florida including a 5 day cruise out of Tampa. We both would have probably stayed in Florida until March but we both missed Malcolm so so much that we came home to ice, cold and snow here in the north east. We are also so very fortunate to be having another grandson in April. So no long or long distant trips for a while. But that is fine with me and Papa. To be so lucky to have this grandchild and another on the way is the joy of our lives. As a teacher I watched hundreds of students grow and change and have children of their own...some of which I also had in class. I know that very soon Malcolm and eventually Finn will be involved in their own lives. Too soon. We also feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to see so much of this beautiful and interesting country. But nothing can compare to a hug and kiss and an "I love you" from our grandson. My daughter said he missed us very much this time we were away and would wake up and ask when we were coming home. My suggestion is to listen to your heart. My grandmother lived downstairs from us in our 2 family house. I spent untold, countless hours with her. I want my grandsons to know that I am always there for them no matter what..as my Nana was for me and my sisters.
dakasa47 02/15/17 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: What are you reading?

The Daily Show (The Book) An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart,the Correspondents,Staff and Guests by Chris Smith
dakasa47 12/29/16 08:19pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Long Key SP, Florida

Thanks... saved that in my Florida 2017 folder
dakasa47 12/23/16 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vinegar and baking soda in holding tanks?

opps..meant to say we have used the ice cube method to get rid of stinky smells out of the tank, coming up through the toilet, in warm ,humid weather. Dont know if would serve your purpose but it has worked for us on more than one occasion.
dakasa47 12/23/16 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vinegar and baking soda in holding tanks?

I used to make "volcanoes" with vinegar, baking soda, a plastic bottle and clay with my third graders. It was their favorite science experiment. The vinegar and baking soda would fizz and bubble up over the bottle and down the sides of the clay volcano. I do remember that we had to have the right ratio of vinegar and baking soda to make a successful volcano but it was all trial and error on their part. No matter how many times we did it the whole class would go..."ahhhhhhh ohhhhhh".... it was really so cute.
dakasa47 12/23/16 06:37pm General RVing Issues
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