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RE: TX-146 to Avoid Houston

Bail off 10 at Winnie and go down through the Bolivar and take the ferry across the bay. The ferry will handle what ever rig you have. The ferry is free. I 2nd that. Easy peasy and not a lot of traffic.
Bob806 06/10/21 04:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best/Favorite RV Resort

I get what you're saying, but if I were you I'd still consider mixing it up and stay at some state parks as well. Arkansas SPs, for example, have many FHU sites starting around $25, and they are very very nice. We've been to a few "resort" parks over the years, and most have been pleasant. I just prefer to save $$ on camping fees so I can get more beer, golf, or a good steak on the trips.
Bob806 05/23/21 10:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-90 Through Cleveland

Great thanks for the replies, I'll just stay on I 90. I'm a native Clevelander, it's not bad at all unless you hit the morning or afternoon rush hour.
Bob806 05/11/21 04:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip to Texas

I hear a lot of people say they have trouble getting reservations. I had no problem getting reservations anywhere. My destination reservations were made two months ahead of time. But the one stops coming and going were made about 2 weeks before leaving. I guess if you want reservations in the summer,holiday and on weekends it's an issue. But i had no problems. Some of the campgrounds were fairly full but others had plenty of spots. Yes, you just need to be spot-on on your plan for reservations. State parks in Michigan, Ohio, & New York get gobbled up pretty fast, and I'm sure that's not all. Our son & his family are in Texas, and that's a great place to camp when the weather isn't too hot. I think we've been to 12 SPs and to Big Bend NP, haven't been disappointed in Texas camping yet.
Bob806 04/12/21 06:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Park Reviews

I agree with most of what everybody has commented on here. When I'm planning my trip I use a few sites to help me out...campendium.com, thedyrt.com, & I will peek at Good Sam ratings only if I'm looking at a private park. We tend to go to state parks/ COE parks. Funny thing to me is how many folks mention wifi, and the good/bad of it. Lots of folks must be working remotely in their RV nowadays.
Bob806 04/09/21 05:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Isle SP, LA

Following this... It's a place I've looked in to visiting, but we aren't fishermen. It just looks like a nice place to go and disconnect from everything.
Bob806 04/06/21 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reservation Entry RMNP 2021

This is a bad idea. These are our NP's! We should be able to go when we want! we were there last year and trying to get in was terrible because of the timed entry. We ended up with a 3:00 entry. And they are charging to get the timed entry. Hopefully this practice will stop. Agree. We are making our 1st visit there this summer and here I thought the America the Beautiful pass was good enough. While it won't deter us from going, I'm wondering if we'll get shut out now.
Bob806 04/01/21 06:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy 36 across Kansas

Funny you mention this, I've already booked a couple places in Kansas this summer, on the way home from Colorado. We've never camped in Kansas. Lake Scott SP, then on to Wilson SP, up north to Cawker City & the world's largest Ball of Twine, then across US 36 to Macon, Mo and Long Branch SP. Hey, I've met a few folks from Kansas at various campgrounds, and they say to skip Kansas, but I want to explore. The SPs in Kansas look pretty nice to me, so why not.The state parks at the KS lakes are not bad. It sure looks like that's true. Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Tourism sent me a bunch of info on the state parks, which I appreciated. I looked at Prairie Dog & Meade, Kanapolis & Elk City too but we just don't have the time to hit them all up on this trip.
Bob806 03/22/21 08:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 36 across Kansas

Funny you mention this, I've already booked a couple places in Kansas this summer, on the way home from Colorado. We've never camped in Kansas. Lake Scott SP, then on to Wilson SP, up north to Cawker City & the world's largest Ball of Twine, then across US 36 to Macon, Mo and Long Branch SP. Hey, I've met a few folks from Kansas at various campgrounds, and they say to skip Kansas, but I want to explore. The SPs in Kansas look pretty nice to me, so why not.
Bob806 03/22/21 06:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Trouble on the border

We were in Big Bend NP during Thanksgiving 2020, and encountered no problems whatsoever. Plan your trip and enjoy the scenery!!!
Bob806 03/10/21 07:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: campground reservations

This year is going to be like last year....no way close to NORMAL, so reservations will probably be needed for any tourist area or anything close to the interstate system. I you KNOW where you are going to be, go ahead and reserve. Agree. When you're definitely knowing where and when you want to go, book as soon as possible.
Bob806 03/01/21 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nebraska Rt. 2

Thanks for the replies. Looking forward to exploring the plains.
Bob806 02/07/21 06:06am Roads and Routes
Nebraska Rt. 2

We are heading out to RMNP this summer in our 5th wheel, and looking into taking Nebraska Rt. 2. We already made reservations in the Neb national Forest near Halsey for a couple nights. So I'm torn with continuing west on Rt. 2 to Alliance, then up 385 to Chadron SP, or heading north on US 83 to Valentine, then west on US 20 to Chadron SP. We'll probably book Chadron SP for 4 nights. Looks like either way will be scenic, I'm just asking if anyone thinks one of the two plans is better than the other. Any input is appreciated.
Bob806 02/05/21 07:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Big Bend NP

We just did this trip in November, and stayed at BJs RV park in Terlingua. It suited our needs, but it's basically a no frills place. It's a convenient place to visit the State Park & National Park. If we ever visit again, I'd consider staying there again.
Bob806 01/29/21 10:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: online campground directory ?

I didn't see Campendium mentioned. That's been my favorite for a while. Same here, it's a great resource. Another good one is thedyrt.com https://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/index.php/products/full-map is excellent as well.
Bob806 01/21/21 07:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bay Of Fundy / Nova Scotia

While not in Nova Scotia, Hopewell Rocks is a great place to view the tide change. My Visit to Hopewell Rocks Thanks!! Our original itinerary had us camping at Cape Breton Highlands -Broad Cove CG in our 5th wheel for about 5 nights, but two of those nights we'd leave the 5er behind to tent it at Meat Cove. Unfortunately the Covid has postponed it. Canada at least has been fair in stating our Parks Canada pass will not expire until a year after this pandemic is "over." I've also read that the Maritime Provinces even have travel bans to Canadians. We've never been up there, just patiently waiting for the green light to go.
Bob806 01/15/21 10:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bay Of Fundy / Nova Scotia

“Ingonish Beach Campground was awesome.” X2 Have any of you gone up to Meat Cove on Cape Breton? It looks amazing too.
Bob806 01/15/21 06:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bay Of Fundy / Nova Scotia

We had plans to do that last summer, unfortunately the border isn't open to travelers. If they open it up, we'll use the same type of plans- Fundy National Park (Chignecto loop), Five Islands Provincial Park. Those two will give you different views, and some awesome scenery.
Bob806 01/14/21 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

My guideline is if I'm questioning it, I avoid it.
Bob806 01/13/21 11:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: US Hwy 412 across Arkansas & Oklahoma

We've enjoyed driving 412 from Illinois west but haven't ventured on it past US 69 in Oklahoma. It's a great road, just a few slowdowns. Check out the Buffalo River National Recreation area near Harrison/Jasper Arkansas, it's really nice. A private park we like is Shady Oaks (https://camptheoaks.com/), but there's other options around of course.
Bob806 01/08/21 11:10am Roads and Routes
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