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RE: Missouri Campground suggestions west of St Louis along I70?

About an hour out of St L is Graham Cave State Park. It's a nice park, as is all Missouri State Parks. Not much to write home about, but nice for a stop over. It's been a while since we've been there so I can't give a proper review. About 2 1/2 hours out is Arrow Rock State Historic Site/ State Park, which I highly recommend. Very unique as that it is in walking distance (1/2 mile) from the historic town of Arrow Rock. Well worth seeing for young and old alike. Start of the Santa Fe Trail, home of George Caleb Bingham, famous painter, historic J. Huston Tavern, which dates back to 1834 and provides a dining experience in the oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi River. But it is further than you wished. But still worth a visit.
garmp1 01/25/15 03:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: April Florida Gulf coast trip

Here's a link I found, not complete and not all education levels are listed, but does give you some idea. Spring Break Link
garmp1 01/23/15 09:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: April Florida Gulf coast trip

It'll be pretty crowded in the State Parks and weekends will be impossible. Private cammp grounds, I have no idea.
garmp1 01/22/15 03:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida gulf coast campgrounds

fla-gypsy, what's the ONF? Something National Forrest?
garmp1 01/22/15 03:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: More DOGs for 2015

magnus: thanks for the update. I think the September would be the one for us to make. Looking forward to it, if our plans hold together.
garmp1 01/20/15 03:04pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Cauliflower Salad

Sounds great. I also am a diabetic, do you have any other great recipes? Always on the look out for something like this. Thanks a bunch.
garmp1 01/19/15 03:46pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Camp Cook Equipment for the Fire

4x4Dodger: I know I posted this several times, but here's another pic of the hand operated rotisserie I designed and had made. http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr13/garmp/PB030108.jpg Works great, but now am toying with electrifying, getting lazy.
garmp1 01/17/15 03:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Florida gulf coast campgrounds

magnusfide, we're with you. Thinking of heading to St Andrews, then to our fav Grayton Beach. Many of the interior parks, not on the gulf, are great also. So many to list and each different in it's own unique way.
garmp1 01/16/15 03:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Missed the reservation boat

Are all Michigan parks filled up that fast? I mean not only the 4th weekend, but any time during the summer. We are planning a trip from St Louis thru Wisc to the UP and down thru Michigan towards home. We are looking for places to stay and recommendations. We have a ton of variables: exact time of trip - not sure - June/ July, route thru Michigan, Western shore or mid state, or even Eastern state, just heading home. We figure we could be thru the state from the UP ins two or three days, staying site to site. If there's openings. Any ideas/suggestions?
garmp1 01/16/15 03:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: In search of cheese

Thanks for all the great info. Now we just have to figure out our time table. Most likely looking at end of June or July sometime. Been to Door County and really liked it, but want to concentrate on the UP. Right now we're figuring a night in Iowa, one in Wisc and several in the UP, with two or three nights going through Michigan heading home. From what I have heard so far is that Michigan parks fill up fast and early, especially during the summer. Not sure is we want to travel down the center(ish) of the state or along the western shore.
garmp1 01/16/15 08:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
In search of cheese

Thinking of leaving St. Louis and heading up thru Wisc to the Upper Peninsula, down thru Michigan and back home. Taking about 10 to 14-ish days for the entire trip. Holding the daily drive time to under 6 hrs per day and in search of good cheese and sites to see. Looking for tree lined electric sites for a B camper. Enjoy sight seeing, historic sites, scenery, bar/pub food, but not city live. Any heads-up on sight to see, place to camp and/or cheese shops is greatly appreciated.
garmp1 01/15/15 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Now I see

rjxj: Hit the nail on the head! Retirement gives you the time to spend in Dr.s waiting rooms! No way could I afford spending that much time while working. The other advantage is that in retirement you have the time to reschedule camping trips that you had to cancel because of Dr. appointments. On our third reschedule in two months because of test, appointments, follow-ups and the such. Feel so sorry for the DW, putting up with my mess. Trying to head to the Gulf coast, but most all spots are taken for the window we have available - gotta be back home for follow-up test, etc again. We can only plan short range now due to the medical hassles. But I agree, thank God for retirement! Working full time with the disadvantages we have now would be impossible to do anything. At least now there's always hope for tomorrow.
garmp1 01/15/15 03:30pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Midwest Camping

A real nice state park just outside of Ste. Genevieve, Mo (about 60 miles south of St Louis) is Hawn SP. Small quiet with a small creek and ample hiking trails. Just a few miles west is the Pickle Creek Rec Area with a great hiking trail, day use only. Ste. Gen is a quaint, historic town worth the visit. Mo State Parks are, IMHO, the best in the nation for what they offer, especially at the price, no day use/admission fee. There are also a slew of COE parks to choose from.
garmp1 01/15/15 03:08pm Family Camping
RE: Faver-Dykes state park in Florida

We were there in April/May 2013. Nice quiet park. We had no issues, but there again our B is easy to accommodate. Facilities were very clean and entire staff was extreme;y friendly. http://i.imgur.com/D51LBbml.jpg http://i.imgur.com/zLvvfFml.jpg We then moved up to Anastasia SP where we did have reservations.
garmp1 01/13/15 03:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can you sleep 4 in a class B

I'm pretty sure Sportsmobile will make one for you that sleeps four and you can choose whatever chassis you want. Nick SportsMobile with the Penthouse top can sleep 4 very comfortably. Not only choose the chassis but design the interior to your needs/liking. A bit pricy, as any other B for a toad, but fits the bill.
garmp1 01/13/15 03:05pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Come on over for campfire coffee

Old-Biscuit wrote: Large coffee pot almost full of cold water Bring to a rolling boil over open fire, stove top, grill etc. Drop in 4 heaping large spoons of coffee grinds.......brand doesn't matter Slap on lid Move to less heat area and let simmer for 10 minutes. Pour cup of water around/over top to settle grounds Pour a big mug Enjoy straight like coffee was meant to be drunk This was granddads recipe.he also threw in a little egg shell. Have you ever heard of this? Egg shells, a little more coffee grounds, etc. etc. Anything works......what you are doing is breaking the surface tension and causing grounds to settle. I use cold water cause it sinks quickly taking grounds with it and slightly lowers coffee temp from boiling to drinkable. When my dear old Dad would take me camping (not RVing) some 67 plus years ago, he follow a similar recipe/routine. He'd be the first one up in the morning and rekindle the camp fire and get the coffee going. Fill the big ole pot with water and add a couple of hands full of coffee, coffee was coffee and the more the better. Put it on the open fire and kick back and enjoy a beer while waiting for the brew to start. Near completion toss in the egg shell to settle the grounds, if we had one handy. Kicker was - next day same routine. But no emptying the coffee pot. Simply add water and a couple more hands full of grounds and we're good to go. Heck, we're CAMPING!!! Mom would have to sneak the pot to the side to empty it, just to make room for more water. Got pretty stiff after a week. Gosh, what great times!!! Never had coffee that same since.
garmp1 01/12/15 03:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is it the People or the the Places?

We go for the places, but the plus side is the people we meet. Not only in the campgrounds, but the local communities, eateries and sites of interest we seek.
garmp1 01/12/15 03:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who Do You Like Sunday? Cowboys or Packers?

Only way the cow boys win, bring their own refs again. X2
garmp1 01/10/15 03:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Camp ground books

Some essential 'books' I keep are: Passport America - at times on the road we make the decision to change our schedule - and PPA is a best source to find an alternate campground for a quick night stop. Camping With The Corps - a book I usually find at Camping World which list Corps of Engineers campgrounds. Escapee's Travel Guide - list of commercial RV parks which offer Escapee's discounts. Relatively compact. I also keep a .PDF of the guide on my computer. It's just sometimes in the truck on the road, we need to get some CG info without connecting to the net or opening a computer. I agree that most of our is done online and we also have several maps/books/pamphlets. Camping with the Corp is a goo book, but don't put entire trust in it. Have found several errors in GPS coordinates and directions in general. Site info is also flawed in my opinion. A good starting point, but not a bible.
garmp1 01/06/15 03:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need gps recommendations

We have the Garmin also with the lifetime maps and am really happy with it. Even the quirky little feature that keeps saying, "you are exceeding the speed limit." Tablets, smart phones also have GPS, but his is a nice addition we wouldn't be without.
garmp1 01/06/15 03:42pm Technology Corner
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