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RE: Cody, WY to Yellowstone (East Entrance)

the east entrance mountain pass is, relatively, a piece of cake compared to many others in the Rockies. you shouldn't have any problems with it.
TexasShadow 05/24/20 08:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route into Buena Vista Co. then to Wy.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but the only way you can avoid climbing passes out of Buena Vista is to go down to Pueblo and head north on I 25 to Ft. Collins and take 287 up to Laramie and I 80. Any other way is going to take you over a pretty high pass. We also like Arrow Point rv park.
TexasShadow 05/19/20 02:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Family National Parks Road Trip

From Salt Lake, take 89 north up past Bear Lake en route to the Tetons. Between Spokane and Seattle, there is the Columbian River Gorge, or further north, the Grand Coulee Dam. Grand Canyon North Rim will be cooler, but South Rim has the visitor center, museum etc. Yes, it could be hot there, by day.
TexasShadow 05/17/20 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Where do you store your Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Slippers

we really use just one pair of shoes almost all the time, but keep a spare pair each back in the closet.
TexasShadow 05/17/20 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Family National Parks Road Trip

I would take in Sequoia National Park (drive through, going south, if the road allows), but omit Death Valley. It will not be amenable to any of you in the heat of the summer. Las Vegas won't impress the kids much since they aren't old enough, but an overnight with a drive up and down the strip might get their attention. you can pass up the Arches, too (imo) Olympic Park was not that impressive to me, after seeing Glacier and the Tetons, etc. The Redwoods, on the other hand, were very impressive to me when I was 15. Yosemite can be done in one, long day. Sequoia is good for driving through and stopping to see the biggest, etc. but I don't know if you can take your rig on the road. It's been a long time since we were there and we were in a jeep, so no problem for us. Grand Canyon is not open to camping yet, but you can see a lot of it on a tour, in one, long day. The Tetons offer a spectacular ski lift ride, and white water rafting. Gros Ventre campground has water and a dump station and restrooms and is close to Jackson for a "shootout" on the square and shopping and restocking your groceries at Albertsons. Yellowstone will take you at least two full days, one for the south "loop" and one for the north. We like to plan on lunch or dinner at the Snow Lodge when we take in Old Faithful. Decent buffet style. At Glacier, we like staying on the east side of the Park where it's more open to the view of the mountains. Hope you get to make the trip. It's one your kids will remember all their lives, even if they gripe about the lack of internet service LOL
TexasShadow 05/16/20 02:46pm Truck Campers
RE: southern colorado

the only one I can think of is right on the south edge of Colorado Springs: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CheyenneMountain
TexasShadow 05/16/20 02:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The Reality

thanks for the info on mexico. our news reports do not tell us much at all about our two closest neighbors. you'd think we were the only people in north america that matter. ):
TexasShadow 05/12/20 12:26pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hwy 550

550 is known as the million dollar highway because it crosses three, spectacular mountain passes. it is also two lane, mostly, and not bad if you are on the inside, against the mountain sides, but not so great if you're on the outside, looking down into the canyons, etc. going north, you will be mostly on the outside, I think. lots of folks do it, but I would not do it in our motorhome. we have done it in an SUV.
TexasShadow 04/28/20 05:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Under cabinet coffee maker?

we had one that came with the rig, but it leaked and didn't work good, so we took it out and put a coffee maker on the kitchen shelf. used that for a long time, but finally found a keurig that fits on the kitchen shelf and we're good with that. I place it on one of those rubber mats to keep it from sliding off the shelf.
TexasShadow 04/23/20 08:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Places near Vegas Or Needles Ca ?

We have frequently stayed in a vacant lot next to a Terrible's station at the junction of AZ95 and I 40, which is about 6 miles east of Needles. Well lit, no problems. west of Needles on I 40 is a CA rest stop. North of Needles on CA95 there is an rv park in Searchlight. At Railroad Pass just south of Las Vegas, is the Railroad Pass Casino with parking for trucks and rvs.
TexasShadow 04/05/20 09:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Be Kind!

Yes!!!!!!!!!!
TexasShadow 03/28/20 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Questions on using a Dutch Oven

definitely ditto to using a dutch oven liner so you don't have to clean and reseason the oven.
TexasShadow 03/27/20 05:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Spearfish, SD

Sidney, NE is a good place to restock your groceries, etc. before going north into tourist country. And we like shopping at Cabelas, too. There is a nice rv park at Cabelas. Custer State Park, IMO, is as good or better than any National Park. It is well run and has great scenery and the scenic drives are well worth your time. Rushmore...not so much, but that's just us. Same in Devil's Tower...good for a one night stay. Buffalo WY has two or three rv parks in town that are good, but you could go on up to Ranchester WY and stay at a little mom and pop rv place in town and then take your toad up the mountain to Burgess Junction and the Medicine Wheel. It's a beautiful drive. You can get a sandwich, etc at Burgess Junction or take a picnic lunch and have it up at Medicine Wheel.
TexasShadow 03/26/20 09:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Maricopa county, AZ regional rec area.

Currently staying at the Family campground at White Tank Mountain park. $32.00 day, with elec and water ,45 ft site, well groomed, nice view, lots of hiking trails, etc etc. We are very pleased with our stay. Check it out by searching white tank AZ campgrounds.
TexasShadow 03/15/20 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vernal, UT to Rock Springs, WY

Very nice campground at the top called Firefighters Memorial. Water and dump station.
TexasShadow 03/12/20 10:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

we live in San Antonio TX area, so in late July, August and Sept, we head for high altitudes. We like camping up by Dutch John in Flaming Gorge, UT. We like camping near Pinedale, WY, and we love camping in the Tetons Nat'l park in Jackson Hole. Sometimes, we go up the west side of the Tetons to Henry's Lake ID, and tool around Yellowstone Park from there. Then we head east over to Cody, which can still be warm but not overly so in Sept. Then we go to Custer SD to take in the big buffalo roundup festival at the end of Sept before heading south toward home.
TexasShadow 02/05/20 06:30pm Full-time RVing
RE: Quick overnight

yes, we do it regularly. but be prepared for the trucks to come and go most of the night. if that will bother you, look elsewhere.
TexasShadow 02/04/20 01:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling in a group— How do you handle it?

I agree with you. Cell phones will keep you connected as much as you need or want and meeting for lunch breaks or rest stops, etc will keep you fairly close in miles.
TexasShadow 02/04/20 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Texas Hill Country Ideas

there is a nice state park at Blanco, TX, on 281, about 30 miles north of san antonio. there is an rv park just north of Spring Branch, TX on 281, about 20 miles north of san antonio.
TexasShadow 02/02/20 07:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Calgary Stampede Advise

we stayed about 50 miles west of Calgary, in the foothills of the Rockies in a provincial park, but we were in a smaller, 30 ft MH at that time. Hopefully there are more rv parks out that way, these days. whatever you decide to do, you should do it NOW because Calgary is a very popular rodeo, and make sure to plan on time enough to take in the Fair because that will be going on, too. Also, if you stay out of town somewhere, check to see where you can drive in to a parking lot (like at the college) and take the train down to the fairgrounds. MUCH easier than looking for a parking spot down there and it was free when we used it 20 years ago.
TexasShadow 01/31/20 12:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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