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RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

Than goodness none of you were around when a bunch of us old cowboys decided to take over our home campground and take all the grandkids camping. We had all the sites in our area except 2. There were ponies, horses, dogs, bicycles, water balloon fights (which they picked up pieces) and all kinds of games. I felt so bad I went to apologize and they just laughed and thanked us for the entertainment. Said they loved kids from afar and really enjoyed it. I still felt bad because of all the complaints I read on here. Same campground should be avoided on Derby Day 2023, and it won't be kids.
Shadow57 01/02/23 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

Be nice if some folks who need a dog with them all the time could be encouraged to switch to a teddy bear, weighted blanket or Xanax. Would be cheaper as well. Or maybe those who can't stand the sight of a dog could stick to parks/campgrounds that don't allow dogs. Seriously, I don't "need" my dogs with me. But I enjoy camping with them and they enjoy camping. I go where they are welcome. I pick up after them. I don't leave them unattended and barking. I don't walk them to your site to go poop. And they are always on a leash. If my bringing them upsets all my neighbors, then I need to rethink. If my bringing them upsets just you, then you need to rethink. I agree with you. To the person who thinks dog people should get a teddy bear or Xanex. It's honestly why we have a motor home, plus I find hotels creepy. I feel the same way about how some people contain their children. I travel with horses and a couple of little dogs. I don't bring them for your kids to pet. Which honestly sometimes I don't mind, if they are good kids. The little monsters that scream and run wild all the time I can do without. So happy we usually camp in a big group. ETA: I'm not a kid hater by any means, I find them very entertaining. However when you dump your kids on our campsite to feed while you go play I get very upset. When there is an all adult group we sure don't want your kids just because we have food and music. We usually don't mind if the parents are with them, but have had kid dumpers a lot. Just because we look like and are grandparents...... we don't want to babysit kids. If we do we bring our own. Not people in our group just camping kids who wander up and won't leave and parents don't come get.
Shadow57 01/02/23 05:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

Wow I guess I have been guilty of most of these things everyone complains about. Thank goodness we travel with a pretty big group. We go to many state parks that have horse facilities and if you encounter our group you are going to be very unhappy. We have lots of music and sometimes a PA, we have never had anyone complain most just usually join in. Let me explain why sometimes those lights are on, try carrying food between campsites or cleaning up the mess. You all fuss about not picking up after dogs, but how can you pick it up if you can't see it, plus I worry about snakes and alligators. If I had a $ for every time I tripped over a fire ring I would be rich. I turn them off when I go to bed. You all would have loved the first time I put a movie in the DVD and didn't realize I was blasting the campground via outside speakers. Thank goodness the dog had to go out. I will pay attention to my outside lights when not camping with my friends. We have met some of the nicest and strangest people camping. One lady was very offended when my husband offered to get her fire started with a torch. We realized she was a true naturalist when she pitched her tent in the middle of poison ivy. Lots of poison ivy.
Shadow57 01/02/23 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Harvest Hosts

Although I don't have a membership we have stayed at a HH site with a friend who did. Our experience was great we only talked to the host on the phone they were closed when we arrived and closed when we left. It was a winery right by the expressway away from all the traffic with a nice yard and parking lot to camp in. A few other campers also, but not crowded and everyone picked up all trash. We would have gladly made a purchase but didn't get the opportunity. I will see how often my friends use it to pay. I could actually host, but I don't think I want traffic on my small horse farm. I don't have anything to sell either.
Shadow57 11/29/22 06:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So sorry to read about Lola. Very happy to see the cute new puppy. She sure is a doll. I thought I got one that had some pom in it, they called her a Toy Aussie. Since I didn't think it was even a breed I had DNA ran. She is 1/2 mini aussie, 1/4 Chihuahua & 1/4 Yorkie. I really didn't care what she was, we love her and she's smart. I find around here my old dogs really like the puppies even if they don't want to act like it. Good luck traveling with the pups, keep us posted as she grows up. I love puppies.
Shadow57 11/22/22 06:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Ian destruction

I agree prayers for all. I don't know if it will make you feel better but I have friends from Indiana who had booked a vacation for Indian Shores for this week. He was sure they would have to cancel, but they said to come on everything was fine. Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers were our favorite place to vacation before getting a motor home. So sad to see it all destroyed.
Shadow57 10/02/22 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Been a long time

Prayers for quick healing and so sorry for the bad luck. Hopefully it's all behind you. I bet the dogs are so happy you're home. Glad you have good friends to help you get moved. So good to hear from you. Good luck with the move and let us know where you land. I agree with Scottiemom, wouldn't know you had a stroke. So happy they caught the skunk.
Shadow57 09/19/22 10:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Happy National Dog Day!!! I have 5 dogs that pretty much run the place around here. I'm blessed to live on a small farm with horses and a few cats. My "littles" travel with us as we trail ride all over the country. The 3 big dogs stay home and help my grown kids who live down the road take care of the place. I miss Richard and his beautiful stories, always enjoyed them over my coffee. RIAH I sure hope the cat comes home. Happy Dog Day!!!
Shadow57 08/26/22 08:01am RV Pet Stop
RE: Class C RV model recommendations

Good Luck finding all that in a small one. If you decide to go with gas and a little longer we have a Forester 3051S that checks most of your boxes. The seats swivel but not sure it's worth it. Good Luck, at one time I wanted diesel but didn't want 36' or Mercedes. Also having a diesel truck and repair bills to go with it, we are happy with gas. Happy hunting, I think that's half the fun. We love our floorplan.
Shadow57 07/19/22 03:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: renting a 5er tow vehicle

We have rented from Enterprise Truck rental and got a gooseneck ball. The kind used on most horse trailers not campers. Maybe try one of the car rental places where you rent from the owner. I can't think of the name we used them in Bryce Canyon.
Shadow57 07/19/22 03:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So glad this thread is still going and see a few posting. We went to Shawnee, OK and took 2 horses to sell the end of May. We went to the same sale last year, prices and people purchasing has sure changed in a year. The gas prices have finally hit the horse market. We sold ours pretty good but the gas bill didn't help. My husband wanted a new horse and as a friend told me. "If you haven't found your forever horse at our age, you better start looking". He did finally find something he likes, not exactly what he wanted but I'm hoping he's happy. It's been too hot to trail ride and we don't have any trips planned till fall. Martyn if you need a stopping place on the way North, drop me a message may be able to help you out. I have a house & barn next door, sitting empty because I don't want any renters. No RV hook up but peaceful and quiet. ETA: Scottiemom I sure hope you feel better. My husband came home sick yesterday, I gave him an at home test and he tested positive. We have both been vaxed. I guess it's a good thing I have 2 houses & barns, I will be hiding from him the next few days. It will not be a fun 4th around here.
Shadow57 06/29/22 06:34am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dude ranch RV parks?

We usually take our horses with us when we can. Most parks & places we go don't rent horses. This is not a Dude Ranch but you can camp and rent horses. in Alabama. We did drive the motor home to Bryce Canyon and rent horses. I highly recommend Ruby's Campground (I believe they rent horses) but we used None of these are Dude Ranch Experiences but great places to ride. Also whoever said horses are expensive, very true. Much cheaper to trail ride and camp than show. When fussing about the price always remember. Good horses aren't cheap and cheap horses aren't good. Takes a good horse for some of these trails. I will be following this thread, and we will take our own horses. Thank you.
Shadow57 06/20/22 09:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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