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RE: The latest on Oregon State Parks

Yep another example of common sense. The virus can only get you between the door and the table, once seated you are perfectly safe so remove your mask and have a great time. ;) That's funny ... imagine eating with the mask on ... :) :) New invention: a plastic mini-surgeon's mask on rotator buttons, flip it up, take a bite, flip it down. HAHAHaHa And, yes, common sense is absent in lots of situations. One size never fits all.
monkey44 05/03/20 09:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

Thanks for all the advice - I ended up with a Samsung A10e ... small, does everything I need - Phone, Camera, Internet, Hotspot, good battery life, and $250. We're on the Senior plan with T-Mobile, and get everything for the monthly fee, no add-ons. Now, we just have to get one the road ... Stay Safe ya'all !!! :)
monkey44 04/28/20 09:26pm Technology Corner

Is it just me, or is anyone miffed that our gov't essentially lied and told us to NOT wear masks in the beginning? If they'd been honest with the people, we could have taken proper precautions to protect ourselves and determined whether or not to venture out. By their own admission, they said wearing PPE wouldn't have made much difference (which I disagree), but by that logic, we could have moved forward without obliterating our economy. Because they knew the supply on hand woefully short. They wanted to make sure what was available would get to the hospitals where they were really needed. Coulda told us that, and we'd make our own - which we did anyway, and still use when we need it. Wife sewed up a few and we wash and hot dry between trips out.
monkey44 04/26/20 02:17pm Around the Campfire

Not to mention UNDER REPORTING, UNDERTESTING can easily skew numbers which ever way one wants the numbers to turn out.. So, one must be careful when it comes to statistics, they CAN lie.. Data is only as good as the items you count - says absolutely nothing about those items you miss.
monkey44 04/19/20 09:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Long arm of the law...

If the whole population of people on earth stood rank and file we would fit in a square 50 or 60 miles each side. Imagine almost eight billion people, standing shoulder to shoulder in a 60 mile square. Then imagine if only ten percent of them coughed and passed gas at the same exact moment. Your laugh for the day !!!
monkey44 04/19/20 09:25am General RVing Issues
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

Hope you don't mind me butting into your thread, but I logged on to ask the identical Q? I'm in the exact same pickle - new phone - so will watch and this with interest. Been looking at Moto G7 and Samsung A20 ... but am wondering if these are older models that will not keep up with service. This seems low-price to me at $250, and am not sure we'd get good service from it over time. We'd spend more for good quality, but not for fancy stuff and ability we never use. We always have our laptop. So many brands out there, hard to know quality of the phone. We don't game or stream. We need only Internet, Phone, Hotspot, Message -- we don't use all the apps or games in top-line phones, but do not want something that will run out of ability soon. Seems the older models can't stay up with the changes in service.
monkey44 04/13/20 03:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Kids need social interaction as well, and don't forget sports and Phys ED.................... Yup. Not trying to debate any of those points. Just saying COVID is providing a unique case-study opportunity on a wide scale. The results of which could break either way. -Eric Yes - I agree, the idea of core-video learning at home is a good one. My point is, other activities that need social components can still be done, while CORE can be done at home, and increase both efficiency and budget for our schools. I believe schools and the education system can learn from this tragic event, and improve both budgeting strategies, AND at-home video learning strategies.
monkey44 03/16/20 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

...Many schools already have some form of online learning..... Setting the virus aside for just a moment... This could turn in to a big experiment for our education system. Kids do class from home. Do kids learn just as well as they did in the classroom? If so, post-virus the question comes up...Why do we need to send kids to a physical school? (Not trying to debate the validity of our current school system, just saying this virus is providing an all-hands-on-deck case study for remote learning.) -Eric Kids need social interaction as well, and don't forget sports and Phys ED. But, I thought the same thing as you regarding home learning. However, it could be core-subjects that need less interaction - math, history, English, etc. Then place certain days aside for the social and physical competition. We'd need less teachers - not so good - or smaller classes per teacher - better, BETTER. I see that kind of learning base in our future ... plus, our kids are safer at home, than in some schools - as some recent history has taught us ... Close some older schools and rotate same grade kids into newer schools on alternate days, with better internal security as well. Less schools, less cops required in schools, better use of newer school facilities. More cops on the streets where they better serve the community.
monkey44 03/16/20 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Website issue ?

The link to your website can be put in your signature IIRC. Yes, true most here can post or put website in signature. Mod told me it's a commercial site (It's not, I sell nothing on my site, but see plenty of posts that are commercial??) Website's been removed from my profile. Majority of the site is wildlife photos and information, habitat and species protection. ME when so many commercial sites can get a reference on this forum. BTW: got some tech help and the initial problem is fixed ... Thanks ...
monkey44 03/14/20 11:52am Technology Corner
RE: Building a house, need long term RV site

In other words -- GO FOR IT ... Its an adventure.
monkey44 03/08/20 12:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Building a house, need long term RV site

Between marriages, lived alone in a truck camper for three years. Course, I was traveling all over the country at the time. I set up a 6x6 tent for reading, Laptop and other space needs when I was static for a week or two at at time. Otherwise, I worked in the camper for shorter stops. Then a few years later, my wife and I spent five months in our truck camper on our first cross-country trip, and made several two-three month trips as well. We're planning another this fall. Truck Campers to us, are mini-homes, and as long as you can get done what you need done, such as travel OR work -- What's also nice about the truck camper, easy to move and fill water or dump waste - just get a campsite for the night. Otherwise, boon-dock or stay on your property like was suggested above.
monkey44 03/07/20 03:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: Who's the shortsighted one here

Was Curves a strip bar? Curves = A membership gym/workout studio for women ...
monkey44 03/01/20 07:43am Around the Campfire
RE: Who's the shortsighted one here

We always park as far away from the entrance as possible... We can always use that little extra walk, and we get open space on both sides so no one carelessly hits my truck opening a car door. Altho, sometimes we get back to the truck and see folks parked on both sides in the middle of many open parking spaces on each side in back rows. Weird.
monkey44 02/29/20 04:44am Around the Campfire
RE: First Timers

Enjoying the good and accommodating the problems is always an adventure when anyone takes the road for the first time. Stick around RV.net, and ask other RV'ers on the road while you learn your own limits and figure out what works for you and what doesn't. Don't be afraid to ask questions. We've ALL been there, DONE that ... tap into that experience and embrace that lifestyle. IT's big fun, small headaches. Good Luck
monkey44 02/25/20 08:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Has anyone been to S. Africa?

I know this is a bit of a long shot, but has anyone on here gone on safari in S. Africa? We are at the beginning stages of planning a trip next year for our 60th birthdays. Before we make any type of commitment we would love to hear from anyone who has gone-what to do, what not to do, where to go, etc., so if anyone has gone I'd love to hear from you. Please no "if I can't take my RV there I won't go" types of comments. Thanks! Just sent you a PM - let me know if it works out. :)
monkey44 02/16/20 07:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Land Between the Lakes

We've been several times - we enjoy that whole area. SOME campsites are a little tight, but most will fit anything. The roads throughout are well maintained. We have not been to every CG there, so I'd ask the rangers when you get there, but mostly you will find plenty of space.
monkey44 02/05/20 08:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Old Campers

HAHAHAHa - and here I thought I was gonna open this and see/hear a buncha OLD CAMPERS sitting around a fire telling jokes.
monkey44 02/03/20 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: I give up..NEW PC

Buy an SSD External Drive - Copy all data to it, then transfer to New PC, then disconnect SSD. You NOW have a safe backup drive as well. Once a month or so, back up your new data onto the SSD and you stay current. And if you ever need another PC, you already have all your date and photos on the backup - so, easy transfer. I'd do a complete scan for virus and malware before transferring data to new external SSD ...
monkey44 02/02/20 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: How much do dealers pay for the RV's they sell

I agree with above. Unless you have owned a business (we have) you have no idea of the costs to run one. Salaries, employment taxes, utilities, mortgage or lease payments, maintenance, supplies, upkeep, insurance, workman’s comp, etc, etc. Those add up to huge dollar numbers, all overhead and to be paid before anything goes in your pocket. Running a business - you coulda said the above twice, and still be right. :)
monkey44 02/01/20 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: !

Next generation will probably watch an RV start its engine, travel down the highway and thru the forests on their phone. No sense buying an RV when they can observe the travels in living color on a 3x5 screen. Life in a box. Monkey predicts sales over the next year or two will drop significantly. Less people camping, less people retiring, more phones and I-pads ... Fine with me, leaves more camp space for us old fogies!! :)
monkey44 01/29/20 05:55am General RVing Issues
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