Before choosing a funeral home, you need to have some idea what services you need -- cremation or burial, visitation, plot, etc. The simpler your needs, the less you need preplanning.
My mother wanted to just be cremated with no ceremony. My dad priced a cremation service a couple of years ago when she had scary surgery. The when she died earlier this year, the price for the very same cremation package at the same place had dropped by $100! Dad's theory is that there's more competition.
While it is correct that there is very few hard and fast rules, there is in fact acceptable etiquette. Not every one who overnights at Wally adheres to them but they do exist. They are like the "unwritten rules" that govern many things in a polite society. If you do nothing else, please go in and introduce yourself to the manager on duty. ...
Many of these etiquette "rules" are very subjective. WalMart themselves probably don't want their managers tied up with chatting with every RVer that comes by. I've stayed at dozens of WMs across the country and have never spoken to a manager.
You do need to make sure that your chosen WM allows overnight parking; in addition to municipal ordinances there are shopping malls that prohibit them in their leases. Call ahead and just ask whoever answers the phone whether they permit overnight parking "for customers who have RVs." You don't need to talk to the manager. While you're at it you can ask if there's anything else you should know like a specific area of the parking lot you should use, or should avoid.
The Scusset page on Reserve America still says:
" We are not currently accepting reservations for this campground and apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back mid-February for an update."
Even the page that you quoted says, "Once the construction schedule is in place, camping reservations will resume."
As others have mentioned, you could be there for weeks and not see everything. Make a list of everything you'd LIKE to see, then pick a few per day depending on geography and on your stamina. Try to vary the type of activity, so you don't get "Museum'ed out". Also, don't do too many sad things in one day such as memorials and the Holocaust museum. Keep an eye on museum hours; they close as early as 5:30. The Newseum is worth paying for (and a ticket is good for two days); the Spy museum, not so much unless you're a fan of that stuff and young at heart.
That's a good tip about getting off the Metro at Cleveland Park so you can walk downhill to the Zoo entrance, then when you leave the Zoo turn left when you exit so you can walk downhill to the Woodley Park station. The animals are out and active long before the buildings open; go at 8 AM if you want to see pandas frolicking.
I like the off-the-beaten-path places like the Building Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library, with its Elizabethan theater.
Aha, so that's where all the Sprinters went! We should have traded tickets.
I was at the Boston RV show this past weekend, where I could find only 2 Sprinter-based units and the popups were everywhere. I'm pretty sure I didn't see a single Airstream trailer, though I might have overlooked them since the line-of-sight was poor. The various cracker boxes from Indiana were packed in tight, and the PleasureWay that I really wanted to inspect was backed up against a wall in a corner next to the presentations stage.
Actually I never do, but this was such an outrageous claim I just had to check it.
Makes me wonder about some of the other assertions the Airstream rep made, as well as some of the Airstream features that make it different from other Sprinter-based units like PleasureWay (macerator vs good ol' gravity, kitchen faucet, etc.).
Thanks, that's a very entertaining diagram, but it's not specific to this RV and since the salesman was so insistent, my question is whether the Airstream is indeed lacking that "Normal/tank fill" valve.
… the smaller RVs like the Navion and one of the Pleasure-Way vans (don't remember which one) caught our attention...
I had specifically e-mailed Flagg to see if they planned to bring a Class B to the Boston show, and was very disappointed to find that the Pleasureway (FL model) was stuck literally in a corner, backed against a wall and right next to the presentation stage so only 2 sides were accessible. Plus, their rep and I had trouble understanding each other.
It's not just white upholstery that suffers at shows. The only other B I found was an Airstream Interstate, which had been broken in two places by visitors the previous day (kitchen counter extension and the support for the back of the sofa).
The rep at the RV show in Boston today described a water system in which connecting to city water automatically fills the 26-gallon freshwater tank.
I have only owned a Class C, in which these were completely separate, and it took me a while to understand what he was saying about "Overflow". Finally I asked, So if I'm at a campground and connect to city water, then when I leave I have a full tank of fresh water whether I want it or not? And he said yes. Is this true? It makes no sense to me; the rig also has a separate freshwater tank fill as expected.
I found only one other Sprinter-based unit at the show (a Pleasureway) and the gentleman I spoke to could not understand much of what I said, nor I him, so I didn't dare to bring this up.
Thanks for any insights you can offer. And while we're at it, I'd welcome any tips for a potential Pleasureway buyer; the Plateau TS seems to be just what I'm looking for, but I didn't get any satisfaction at the show today.