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RE: What are you reading?

I just finished the new Bill Bryson book The Road to Little Dribbling. Last night started Dark Money:The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer.
dakasa47 01/24/16 07:38pm RV Lifestyle
RE: our first attempt at being snowbirds

Thank you everyone who took the time to post suggestions. I am monitoring the weather closely. I am glad we didn't plan on leaving this weekend:) I am looking at Skidway State Park in Georgia. We have stayed on Jeykell Island and I am also looking at Brunswick GA also. As of now we have reservations at state parks in Florida and at Flamingo campground in Everglades NP. We love the state parks in Florida. I was only able to get these because I checked the website at least 10 times a day for cancelations. Yesterday I came across a cancelation at Sebastian Inlet for the weekend before we go to Bahia Honda for 5 nights. We have stayed at both places 2 or 3 times in the past We are also staying at Talbot Island SP(first time), Gamble Rogers SP(first time), Jonathan Dickinson SP and Flamingo NP(first time). All of these were as a result of constant daily checking. In the past 7 years I still have not figured out how to book Bahia Honda without it being a cancelation:) We have also stayed at Fort Clinch, Anastasia SP. and my all time favorite Long Key SP. Again, thanks to all for replies.
dakasa47 01/21/16 05:19pm General RVing Issues
our first attempt at being snowbirds

Hello, Last February we were all set to go to Florida for the month to try out being snowbirds. Because of all of the snow we got here in MA we were unable to get our RV out of our yard or even if we did make the turn onto our very narrow street. So we had to cancel all reservations. This October we took the RV to South Carolina and have it stored outside of Myrtle Beach in Conway SC. We plan on leaving here at the end of this month and picking up the RV and then heading to Florida. We were told by the woman working the office in Conway not to de-winterize in SC. We are looking for advice as to where would be the best place south of Myrtle Beach to de-winterize. I am not sure why we can't de-winterize in SC as I know many people snowbird at Myrtle Beach. Our first night of reservations are on 2/9 in Talbot Island State Park in Florida. We are trying to figure out where to go until then. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you,:@ Marianne
dakasa47 01/17/16 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Planning trip to Northeast

Hello, Having lived in Massachusetts all my life (63 and 7/8ths years) I have been all over the NE states staying in hotels, inns and since 2007 our trailer. There really are so many beautiful and interesting places to see and visit. My all time favorite though is the coast of Maine. It is truly a beautiful place. All the way from Ogunquit to Eastport. We have stayed at so many places over the years it would be impossible to list them all but our favorite is Wild Duck RV resort in Scarborough. It is an adults only place though. The owner Chris is always welcomes us back and makes sure that we have a great stay.We have stayed at Camden State Park, Sunset Point in Harrington ME. The owner will cook and deliver fresh from the ocean steamed lobster to your campsite. What a treat! Seaview Campground in Eastport, Cherwonki Campground in Wiscacasset, Hadleys Point in Bar Harbor, Mt Desert Narrows II outside of Bar Harbor, Wild Apple, Campground Boothbay, and I may be forgetting a couple. We have been to the west 4 times in our camper, down the eastern seaboard 5 times and all over New England......to me the coast of Maine rivals any of these places for beauty. If you get a chance take the fast ferry to Nantucket, another place we went to many times staying in an inn, this was before our Rv days
dakasa47 12/18/15 06:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Key west Fla.

Snorkeling trip out of Robbies !........we may be down there around that time period also, soooooooo don't miss out on buying me a couple of drinks....LOL. Congradulations on the retirement and enjoy your Keys trip! We have gone snorkeling out of Robbie's many times. They are pros and its always been a great trip.
dakasa47 12/09/15 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Key west Fla.

We have been to the Keys many times. First time on a cruise ship. Then staying at hotels and inns. Now we take our travel trailer and stay in the state parks when possible. We have done many of the excellent suggestions listed here. Drinking up and down Duval St, sunset at Mallory Square, Sloppy Joes, Hog's Breath bar, shopping, kayaking at Long Key, swimming at Bahia Honda, ferry to the Dry Tortugas Truman's Little White House,tourist train around Key West and many a snorkeling party boat. But in my opinion the BEST part of the Keys is underwater. We have snorkeled many different reefs including Dry Tortugas which we took a looooong boat ride to. The best reef is the one suggested here by others...Looe Key. We also like Molasses Reef and many of the others but Looe Key to me is the best. I also like the trip out of John Pennycamp because its all about the snorkeling,although it doesn't go to Looe Key. No loud music, free rum punches and dancing etc on the way back. I just like boat to take me out, let me spend as much time as I can floating over the beautiful reefs and then transport me back as quick as possible. I prefer a nice glass of wine back at the campsite. My second favorite thing driving up and down the overseas highway as much as possible:) What ever you choose ENJOY! We will be there in February at Bahia Honda for 5 nights.
dakasa47 12/09/15 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bedbugs!

...They tend to stay on or in the bed. I honestly think this is, on the whole, a very easy problem to deal with... This is incorrect. If you've never dealt with a BB infestation, you have no idea what you're talking about. Going to bed, KNOWING that you WILL be bit, has a tremendous psychological impact. DO NOT take the presence of a single BB lightly. BB will travel to any area they can hide. Preferably, one that has a nearby food source (you). They are not slow walkers. Bed-side tables, picture frames, electric outlet covers, pillows, baseboards, headboards, box springs, clothing, etc. They bite you, and drink the blood from the wound. The brown spots that appear is their waste - your blood. Some people have very little reaction to the bites. Some people are highly sensitive and the itch is as bad, or worse, than Poison Ivy. If it's not dealt with, one bite will become five, then twenty, etc. BB should not be trivialized or taken lightly. Our exterminator also told us this about them hiding in electrical outlets, frames, baseboards etc. Marianne
dakasa47 08/31/15 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bedbugs!

Hello, Here is my experience with bedbugs. For about a year or so I was finding hard lumps on the back of my neck and also on the inside of my wrists. I had no idea what was happening and my husband just dismissed it as a bug bite.. I also kept finding dark blood stains on our sheets. These would eventually turn brown as I washed the sheets over time. One night my husband woke me up to show me a bug he had caught on his body. At the time I was sick with a severe case of vertigo AND bronchitis. I was barely able to reply to him and then fell back asleep. A few months after that he caught another one and saved it. We did some research and there on the screen was a bedbug looking exactly like the one we found. We took the bed apart. We vacuumed and cleaned etc. There was some reddish stuff on the baseboard. Scrubbed that. We also sprayed some bedbug stuff we got at a hardware store. Did nothing. We took the bed apart again and I noticed some black smears on the box spring. We threw it away and bought a new box spring. It did not help. Called Orkin who told us they couldn't come for 3 days. He also said bedbugs come out in the dark and are attracted to the carbon given off my human breath. They seemed to be coming from the top corner of the left hand side of the bed as that is where I found the reddish stuff and the black stuff. They came and sprayed and gave us mattress covers. A few months later more bites... more blood spots on the bed. Orkin came back as that was part of the package we bought....about nine hundred dollars. About 6 months later I found a dead bedbug in the hem of the bedspread. This time we called a local exterminator who had gotten rid of a skunk family living under our front porch. He sprayed again. No where near as expensive as Orkin. I don't remember who but one of them told us to put cups of mineral oil under each of the bed post.We are still doing that. As luck would have it they never got to the RV. Before Orkin guy came the first time we slept with the lights on as we were told they only come out in the dark. We have not had a problem since the 3rd spaying the the mineral oil in cups thing. This started about 4 years ago. We do travel and had stayed at hotels rooms and on cruise ships. Orkin guy we most likely picked them up in the carryon luggage area of an airplane. Anyway.....it was one of the most traumatic things I have ever gone through.I know compared to all the tragedies happen in the world today it was really nothing. But to me it was. I felt like I couldn't even go to bed at night without worry. The worry of them coming back which they did 2 times. Just the thought that there were bugs crawling in our bed and over us and biting us was awful. It is hard to explain how it effected us. I was teaching in an inner city school at the time and more than one of my students had bedbugs. Who knows? It could have been there although my coat was never hung with the students closet. Just wanted to pass along our experience. Both exterminators told us that they are extremely hard to get rid of. Thats why people living in tenements have a hard time getting rid of them. The landlord usually doesn't want to spend the money to get rid of them correctly. One of my students had bedbug bite all up and down her arms. She would constantly scratch. Her family was at the mercy of the landlord who did nothing. So from what I know if they are truly bedbugs all of the heat steam etc will not get rid of them. It took us three professional whole room sprays , mattress covers, pillow covers and mineral oil in cups to finally get rid of them. We still pull the bed apart periodically and check for signs of them. I wish you luck getting rid of them. Its something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy( not that I have any:) Marianne
dakasa47 08/31/15 06:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Outer Banks or Virginia Beach?

Hello, We have been to VB with our RV many times. We always stay at First Landing State Park. The airplane noise can be loud at times but it wouldn't be a deciding factor for me in terms of staying there. We love FLSP. Love camping in the dunes. We also like the dedicated bike path that runs along the waterfront at Virginia Beach itself. We have only been once to the Outer Banks. It is beautiful there. We stayed at Camp Hatteras. It was in April so not crowded at all. We stayed on the bayside to watch the sunset each night. Have fun whichever you choose.
dakasa47 08/10/15 03:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Taconic State Parkway in NY

We have a pickup truck and a 21ft trailer. When we first started traveling in 2007 we ended up on the parkway and pulled over by police. I am under the impression that they only want cars and they also restrict propane. In March we were trying to get to a campground in Copake NY and we could not seem to find a way to get to it other than the parkway. We drove around and around for 2 hours. The Garmin kept sending us onto the parkway. We had stayed at the campground n the past and knew that we could get to it somehow. We did eventually figure it out... don't remember what we did but boy was that frustrating and such a waste of time and gas:( It is my understanding that in NY only cars are allowed on any road called a parkway. I don't know about class B's though.
dakasa47 08/09/15 06:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Summer time campground for adults

Our favorite campground is adult orientated and have a spiring/ summer/fall schedule of activities. If you play golf they also have a 9 hole golf course there with many golfing activities. Its Lake Forest Rv Resort in East Wakefield NH.
dakasa47 08/09/15 06:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: First trip with my first RV

Hi, We are big fans of the Florida State Park campgrounds. Whenever we are heading to the Keys we always start at Anastasia State Park in St Augustine. Beautiful campground and beautiful beach.
dakasa47 07/03/15 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: looking for service center in Massachusetts (or Connecticut)

Hi, We bought our 2007 FunFinder at Campers Inn in Kingston NH. They have also serviced it for us over the years and we are very happy with the customer service there. It is on Rt 125 in NH not too far over the border from Haverhill MA.
dakasa47 07/03/15 06:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The scammers will try anything....

Hi, I got the IRS one this past year. I knew it was a scam right away. Another time I was "phished" by a fake PayPal email. I knew that was fake because of the spelling mistakes! A few years ago I went to work and coworker asked me if I had been in Scotland over the weekend??????? Huh???? Turns out the email was sent to a bunch of people on my contacts list saying I was in Scotland for the weekend and lost my purse with money ID and passport in it. I would be contacted again with further info????? HUH???? As much as I want to see Scotland one day I can hardly afford to zip over on a 6 hours flight for the weekend:) The problem with that one ,though, was it did cause some difficulties with my email address but got it straightened out. This past year we have been getting calls from some energy company. My husband always answers it and asked them to take us off their list. I pick up and press answer and then immediately hang up. We were on the don't call list so I am not sure why we keep getting this call just about everyday.
dakasa47 06/26/15 05:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Traffic around Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel?

Enjoy your stay at First Landing. We love it there and have stayed there many times. Its one of my all-time favorite campgrounds.
dakasa47 06/18/15 08:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: How did you get started?

I had always wanted to see the country in a car. My husband had been talking about camping/rving for years. I was not a camper and was not sure I would like it. My idea was to stay in resorts:) We decided to try seeing the country in an Rv. So we bought a 21ft FunFinder in 2007. The first trip was one night about 75 miles from home. In just that one night I realized that this was going to be FUN! Now I love it. We have traveled out to the west 4 times and have seen such beautiful and interesting places. We have driven down the eastern seaboard 7 or eight times now and again have seen beautiful and interesting places. We have also traveled all over New England returning many times to some of our favorite campgrounds. Although there is still so much more to see I feel so lucky to be able to have had these experiences. My only regret is waiting so long and not doing this when my daughters were kids. We have always been travelers but now we have our own little "house" on wheels which I love.
dakasa47 06/02/15 11:48am RV Lifestyle
RE: Looking for TT under 30 feet with 60x80 queen

Hello, We have a 2007 21ft FunFinder which has a full size 60x80 island queen. It was one of our top priorities when we decided to try the Rv lifestyle. Marianne
dakasa47 05/30/15 06:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cruiser RV/Fun Finder info

Hello, In 2006 we decided we wanted to see the country in 2007. I did a lot of research using the criteria we set for ourself i.e.: 60x80 island queen bed, no OSB, no slide out, and of course light enough for us to tow with 2008 Tundra. I found the Funfinder online and it seemed like it fit all our needs. We went to look at one and we both felt "at home" as soon as we stepped in. We bought a 2007 21ft trailer. We have had minor issues with it but nothing that could not be fixed. Now we pull it with a 2010 Tundra and have towed it all over the country and into lower parts of Canada. We have gone out west 4 times from Grand Canyon to Glacier NP and all over the Rockies. We have been down the eastern seaboard/Appalachian Mt to Keys 4 times and we are leaving for our 5th trip to the Keys tomorrow for 3 weeks of travel. Its also been all over New England for weekend or 3-4 day trips.It has certainly served us well. We have probably put at least 35-40 thousand miles on it. We go to RV shows and talk about getting something bigger and newer but neither one of us wants to get rid of it. Its our first trailer and first time camping anywhere and we have created sooooooooooo many happy travel memories with it. I hope that you enjoy yours as much as we love ours. I call it "our little FunFinder". Happy travels Marianne
dakasa47 04/17/15 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: wall separated from floor?

Thank you all. We have our camper back and will be on our way tomorrow. They fixed a few other minor problems while husband was there. All is good:)
dakasa47 04/17/15 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: wall separated from floor?

Thank you all for such quick replys. My husband brought it to Campers Inn early this morning and they told him it is an easy fix and could be done right then. So he is waiting there and will bring it home today and we can repack and be on the road tomorrow . Yeah! i don't know yet what caused it but will post it when I find out. Marianne
dakasa47 04/17/15 11:31am General RVing Issues
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