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AikenRacer

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Here are just a couple of comments and observations from our recent trip.
1) Love bugs can cause real damage to a mh front. $2,000
2) Gas stations in the Keys are not mh friendly.
3) Venture Out in Cudjoe Key is not dog friendly even though they tell you they are.
4) The beaches in the Keys stink. All of them! Due to seaweed. Some were even trashed with litter. You pay to enter all of them also.
5) Key West is a tourist trap. You pay dearly for a parking spot for your vehicle.
6) Sloppy Joes has the best margaritas.
7) Mel Fisher museum and Hemmingway house were great.
8) Car manufacturers can save money by eliminating blinkers since very few people use them.
9) States should recycle speed limit signs since very few pay any attention to them.
10) New Orleans stinks literally! Graphiti everywhere. Everyone after your dollar. Will never go back there!
11) Pat Obriens in the Quarter has great Hurricanes.
Overall a good 3 week trip but now can say been there done that.


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Not so encouraging but a Good Hurricane( drink that is) makes it all better!!????


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you need to expand on items 3 and 10. we're planning a quick stop in NOLA to see the WWII museum this winter on our way out west.


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I went to the Keys for the LAST time back in the 90's. It was basically the same then.
The Hurricane drink at Pat Obrians used to allow you to keep the glass.
Some people, me included, find that putting a light coat of Vasaline on the front end of the coach helps. Even then you can't leave the bugs stay on the front end too long. Others have sprayed the front end with the no-stick baking PAM. I have not tried that so can't comment on it's use.

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New Orleans is the best spot in the country for many things, cleanliness is not one of them. Enjoying places and people is a matter of perspective. Some ask, "what's the big deal?" when they see the Grand Canyon. Is NYC not worth visiting because its crowded?


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“Is NYC not worth visiting because it’s crowded” - Maybe not for being crowded, but just for being NYC.

“New Orleans stinks literally” - Have to agree, especially on weekends, and when there’s a festival. Even when no ones there, walking down the street you get a strong smell of stale beer, previously consumed (yet did not set well) beer mixed with shrimp, and worse, urine.


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Number 6 and 10 are important to know!
Number 10, I agree but I will be back.


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AikenRacer wrote:

Here are just a couple of comments and observations from our recent trip.
1) Love bugs can cause real damage to a mh front. $2,000
2) Gas stations in the Keys are not mh friendly.
3) Venture Out in Cudjoe Key is not dog friendly even though they tell you they are.
4) The beaches in the Keys stink. All of them! Due to seaweed. Some were even trashed with litter. You pay to enter all of them also.
5) Key West is a tourist trap. You pay dearly for a parking spot for your vehicle.
6) Sloppy Joes has the best margaritas.
7) Mel Fisher museum and Hemmingway house were great.
8) Car manufacturers can save money by eliminating blinkers since very few people use them.
9) States should recycle speed limit signs since very few pay any attention to them.
10) New Orleans stinks literally! Graphiti everywhere. Everyone after your dollar. Will never go back there!
11) Pat Obriens in the Quarter has great Hurricanes.
Overall a good 3 week trip but now can say been there done that.


Enjoyed reading your review and sorry for the issues having lived in Florida most all of my life. Here is a helpful link should you like to return to any part of Florida Camp Florida is a magazine I see at local RV dealerships here in Florida and have myself found it helpful. As to your post 1. Yes, Love Bugs are a big problem here in two times a year in Florida May and September for two weeks. 2. Service Stations herein Florida, for the most part, are older and therefore came along before Bigger and Bigger Motorhomes. That is why it is a good idea to carry along a book or computer to review exit's via The Next Exit 3. No, the smail is not from the SEAWEED which for thousands of years has come's from the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa Sargasso Sea 4. As for the Beaches, we have some of the best in the world and voted best of all was Clearwater Beach, Florida. As for the stick, we just went through a very bad RED TIDE which killed FISH, Birds and happens here about every 5- 10-year. As for 5, 6, 7, 8, that's true. 9. Understand Florida Drivers are unfamiliar with all kinds of road signage, and vehicle equipment as most are not from Florida, They are from up North where they do not have them up that way, it's all highways up there. 10. They do have some wonderful food dishes and I love to hear the local people talk, with the Kagen flair. As for your travels, you may enjoy a true-up N.E. along Naches Trace Naches Trace NPS information from LA to TN a slow 30-MPH drive with Hikers, Bicycles on the old Indian trail walked for thousands of years by tribes during season changes.

Hope you do check us out again as like most we do try to please others and make them comfortable when visiting our homes, towns Cities and Tourist Traps as we learned for the best.





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3) We stayed at Venture Out. Prior to booking, I called them and they said sure we are dog friendly. Well, there is absolutely no where to walk your dog in the complex. Gravel everywhere. The "dog walk" is outside the front gate and is all gravel. No way we could even walk to the dog walk due to the size of the place. This is no place for dogs. This is not really an RV park.
10) The WW2 museum would probably be great but the town itself smells like sewer. The restaurants are nasty unless you spend big bucks and go to somewhere formal. The streets are crowded. People were rude. We went to several sections of town and none were much better. I am sure there are nice places there but I ain't going back to find them.

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As far as the smell at the Key West beaches, yes we knew about the Sargasso sea but the beaches were covered with seaweed. You would need a rake just to get to the water.

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