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RE: North Whidbey Rv Park @ Oak Harbor,WA

Not always true or things have changed! On East side, we have had to get one for the toad. This is the same as in other states. Once you unhook a toad, you need the pass.z I am hoping the the legislature passes the elimination of it! Washington has lost a lot of tourism because of it. Here we are paying taxes, gas tax and the discovery pass. Many on this side of the hills have stopped using state parks! We have been able to talk our way past that requirement when we are camping at a WA SP. We can leave and return in the towed vehicle, which is required to be connected upon arrival.
Pangaea Ron 01/24/20 06:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Whidbey Rv Park @ Oak Harbor,WA

I do not believe Deception Pass has any full hook ups! You must add the Discovery Pass to the rate. You don’t need a Discovery pass if you are camping there. That is correct.
Pangaea Ron 01/24/20 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Whidbey Rv Park @ Oak Harbor,WA

Actually they are EA18-G "Growlers" used for electronic warfare. They stop their operations before 11pm each night, if the're flying. There are also P-3 Orions, and P-8s (a 737 Variant) which are much quieter. There are 30 more Growlers proposed for use at NAS Whidbey Island. . . yikes. There are lawsuits and environmental impact challenges. We've lived under their Northerly flight path for 43 years, and are mostly used to the noise. I hardly look up anymore. It's only really bad when they fly under the cloud cover "dirty" with wheels and flaps down. There used to be a billboard at the entrance to the NAS that said: Pardon Our Noise, it's the Sound of Freedom.
Pangaea Ron 01/24/20 07:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling to the NW

That's a huge question. What do you like to experience? Beaches, islands, mountains, volcanos, rain forests, hiking, wildlife, cultural sites, historical sites, cities?
Pangaea Ron 01/22/20 09:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

it can't be true, are there really people like you out their! Jay D. Thanks. I try to be the charming(?) guy in the CG. Me wife says to herself: Where's Ron? He's perhaps wandering around the CG visiting with other campers. . . I hope that he comes back in time for dinner? I will, because I cook dinner!
Pangaea Ron 01/22/20 07:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: North Whidbey Rv Park @ Oak Harbor,WA

I not sure what type of site you need, but I would rather stay in the CG at Deception Pass State Park for a better experience and to be closer to the beaches. I live about 4 miles from the park. . . it is the most visited State Park in the state with more than 2,000,000 visitors each year. It is a great park.
Pangaea Ron 01/21/20 11:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

If you set up next to me, I will go out of my way to say hello, and hope to have a conversation. Where have you been, what have you done, what are you doing next.
Pangaea Ron 01/21/20 08:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof Vent Security

The only issue that I have heard about with a 12x12 roof vent, is when a black bear in a Montana CG choose that as his method of access into a truck camper. The opening was enlarged enough for access, and the TC was trashed and remained derelict in the CG. Don't leave smoked salmon exposed on the kitchen counter?
Pangaea Ron 01/15/20 08:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

I love West Yellowstone (W/Y). My new bride and I were traveling through W/Y when the timing gear on my 1963 Volvo 544 failed in 1971. We limped into W/Y and found the only remaining mechanic in town as the town was closing down in the late fall. The "mechanic" was a failed medical student that came home to WY to live with his mother, and used a broomstick to his ear (his stethoscope) against the engine block to determine where the knock was coming from. He correctly determined the issue and had parts flown in from Spokane, WA several days later. Fortunately I had a Volvo repair manual with me. It took a week for repairs and the town embraced us, with reduced motel rates, allowed us to cook in our room, and suggested adventures for us (we had little or no money). We hitchhiked around the park and actually accepted a ride from 5 guys (from a band) in a purple Cadillac hearse with a bit of apprehension. As we rounded the next corner, there were two black bears blocking the road demanding attention. It was a great adventure. When we got the bill from the mechanic, it was a fraction of what it should have been.
Pangaea Ron 01/12/20 07:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Thanks pasusan
Pangaea Ron 01/12/20 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

They made more $$ renting their beach house than they spend on travel around the world. Well... Yeah... Look how they "travel"... a rented graffiti-encrusted mini-van in upper BC, Canada. They were from New Zealand, and were trying to cook in their rear mounted tailgate kitchen as it was starting to rain. If you look down on the way they, or anybody else travels, you might be part of the problem. Well said! They were great people and their waterfront home and guest house is valued at over $1,500.000 USD. They loved adventure and actually came to visit us in Anacortes with their daughter who is an executive in a high end Vancouver clothing manufacturer. We spent the day yacht racing. He is an accomplished NZ sailor and retired young from a very successful professional career. I think that their camper van was rented from Wicked Vans in Vancouver, BC. Not my style but certainly a way to start a conversation and begin a friendship.
Pangaea Ron 01/12/20 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

We've met hugely interesting people in adjacent campsites. There was a couple next to us in a rented graffiti-encrusted mini-van in upper BC, Canada. They were from New Zealand, and were trying to cook in their rear mounted tailgate kitchen as it was starting to rain. We invited them in for a glass of wine as their meal was cooking. We had a great time together, and also invited them for breakfast in the morning, as it was going to freeze overnight and cooking in their rear kitchen would have been less that wonderful in the morning. They joined us and gave us some NZ dollars (for my birthday gift) to use when we came to visit them in NZ. They live on the beach on an island offshore from Aukland, and invited us to visit them. They made more $$ renting their beach house than they spend on travel around the world. We've visited NZ several times and look forward to visiting with them in NZ for America's Cup yacht racing next year.
Pangaea Ron 01/11/20 09:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I also still open doors, and get nothing but thanks. . . what did you do to offend her?
Pangaea Ron 01/01/20 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

We tend to more see "shut-ins" at upscale RV parks/resorts in hot weather where AC is used. I don't think that I've seen fewer people wanting to socialize. I always do the rounds at CG's, and sit outside at the table or lounge chairs as much as the weather permits. Have you tried cooking bacon outside in the morning?
Pangaea Ron 12/31/19 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

enblethen You're correct, the Grizzly Recovery Center is about 1-1/2 blocks to the WSW from Grizzly RV Park, but you can certainly hear the wolves howl from there.
Pangaea Ron 12/29/19 05:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

If you have not reserved YNP campground sites yet, they will probably not be available. We love them, and try to stay in them when available, but they are often small, without services, and often not available. Do Grizzly, and leave early to explore the park. It is easy to escape the asphalt of Grizzly, especially when you hear the wolves howling from the Grizzly Recovery Center next door.
Pangaea Ron 12/28/19 07:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

We also like Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone. When you are driving, get started early in the day to try to beat some of the crowds. Talk to the Park Rangers about special places to go that may have fewer visitors. We were directed to a short hike to thermal pools and small bubbling geysers where we were by ourselves. The rangers said that you can go up next to the pools if you see bison footprints around. Try not to get too upset with foreign tourists parking in the dedicated RV spots with their rental cars at many of the sights, but you do have permission to take away and destroy "selfie sticks" from those visitors. My mother grew up in Butte, MT and I been going to the park for over 60 years ago. My cousins worked in the park and I would often stay with them there during the summer. I have stories to tell.
Pangaea Ron 12/20/19 05:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ghost Towns

I had a distant cousin that was a Sheriff in Virginia City, MT many years ago. I hope that he was not the one that arranged for the stage coaches from Virginia City to Bannock to be robbed. That sheriff was eventually hanged for his indiscretion. I have not done much research into that history?
Pangaea Ron 11/05/19 07:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ghost Towns

Our favorite was Bannack State Park in SW Montana. They have two nice campgrounds there within walking distance of the ghost town and you can get in easily and out. We did and we're towing a 35' FW. Look on Campendium, under Dillon, MT, and you'll see my review. x2 We were there the day that it reopened after flooding several years ago. The Governor was there and people were dressed in period clothing. There was also live music on several of the porches. We love that place. We once camped there in mid-October and were the only overnight campers.
Pangaea Ron 11/05/19 03:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boca De Iguanas Access Road hwy 200

Are they going to damage the utility lines to La Manzanilla this time?
Pangaea Ron 10/28/19 11:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
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