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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
RE: What are you reading?

Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
dakasa47 12/22/16 07:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Long Key SP, Florida

Thanks for info. Yes we do kayak and canoe. We live on a pond and we both have kayaks and my husband has a one person canoe. We cant bring them with us because of space issues but we do rent at different places. We rented Kayaks at Long Key and Anastasia one time and really enjoyed it.
dakasa47 12/20/16 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Long Key SP, Florida

We love Long Key. We have stayed there in the past and will be there again next month. Nothing can beat a site right on the ocean. As much as we love Bahia Honda and John PennyCamp and Curry Hammock,,, Long Key would always be my first choice.Actually we love all the Florida state parks we have stayed at. I think they are just the best places to stay.We have also stayed at Anastasia, Talbot Island, Fort Clinch, Gamble Rogers, Jonathan Dickerson Stephan Foster and St Joes. Next month we will visit Oscar Scherer and Collier Seminole for the first time.
dakasa47 12/19/16 07:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maine

We have been traveling around Maine for years well before our Rv days. One of our favorite RV trips is to Scarborough ME. We stay at Wild Duck Rv Resort. It is on the marsh and is adults only. The owner Chris is awesome. It is quiet, clean and well cared.
dakasa47 12/19/16 07:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What are you reading?

Bryson, Bill. "A Walk In The Woods: Rediscovering America On The Appalachian Trail". By page 100, I was, like, "I can't believe this book hasn't been made into a movie". It is absolutely hilarious. In my head, I had already cast Hugh Grant, Zach Galifianakis & Janeane Garofalo. Since then, I've learned it WAS made into a movie with Robert Redford & Nick Nolte. I guess I just don't get out much! Walk in the Woods was my first Bryson book. I LOVE his books. I have read many of them. You might like Notes from a Small Island. He married a woman from England and lived there for about 18 years. Then they moved back to US for a while and he wrote I'm a Stranger Here Myself about adjusting to life in US after living in England. I believe they are back in England again. He did a backpacking tour of Europe in his 20's and wrote Neither Here Nor There.and just this past year or so did the journey again and wrote about it in another book The Road to Little Dribbling. I also love One Summer American 1927. It was all about Charles Lindberg , Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Calvin Coolidge and the lead up to the Depression and lots of other events that took place that year. I never realized that Lindberg was such a star and hero of those times. I think the best Bryson thought is A Short History of Nearly Everything. He writes about everything.... just everything.It was fascinating as all get out. Another one I loved is At Home..A Short History of Private Life. He walks around his house from room to room and writes all about houses and things to do with house and how people lived and used houses. As you might be able to tell I am a huge fan of Bryson.
dakasa47 12/19/16 07:05pm RV Lifestyle
RE: What are you reading?

An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer. Takes place before and during the Battle of Waterloo My Dad was enthralled when we visited the site at Waterloo & announced he was climbing to the top of the monument. I was, like, "Uh, no, no, Dad... I think I'll just wait for you down here!" I'd like to read the book. I'll check my online library. They have a lot of Georgette Heyer but not necessarily the ones you've read. BTW, I saw an episode of "Cops" set in Lynn, Ma & thought of you guys. See? I don't always have my nose in a book? /CC My husband is a retired lynn police sergeant. I was just looking at a pic in out local paper and in it was one of my former 5th graders. He was one of the best kids ever. Even then he wanted to be a policeman. I have read a lot of history but knew really nothing about Napolean or the wars. It was a fascinating description with tons of details. Some sort of confusing but I looked at teh clock last night and it was 2:30AM and I didn't want to stop reading it. In the bio of Heyer there is a lot about the time and research she put into this book and the battle. It also said that her description of the battles and movements of troops was studied at West Point for years.
dakasa47 12/19/16 06:42pm RV Lifestyle
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