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RE: Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstine around July 4

get your reservations NOW, or just after the 4th this year. For Yellowstone, I like Bridge Bay for it's location and it has water and a dump station and is very close to Lake Lodge (for buffet dining) and Fishing Bridge for store. When you go to Old Faithful, go late morning, around 11am and stay for lunch or have lunch at Snow Lodge, then see the geyser. For the Black Hills, get reservations EARLY in Custer State Park. It's a really beautiful state park, has elec hookups, water and a dump station and some very scenic drives. For campgrounds, we like Game Lodge campground and Legion Lake.
TexasShadow 06/26/19 01:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you begin to plan for extended road trips?

when we first started, 20+ years ago, we bought a used MH because we didn't want to get too deep until we knew it was a good choice of travel for both of us. A few years later, we bought a good used diesel MH and still have it. So our first trips: how long did we want to stay out and then what did we want to see or do? I like to use an old fashioned Atlas from Walmart to "map out" the wheres and which roads. Then I looked for overnight places to stay...some rv parks and some state parks or fair grounds, and some city parks. and walmarts. For our destinations, a reserved spot is nice to have until you get used to "winging it" we used to put in long days...now we pull out around 10a.m. and stop around 4p.m. for the popular places like yellowstone or grand canyon, you need to get reservations as early as you can...6 months is not too long, a year is best if you're picky about time. our walmart stayovers are timed for when we need to resupply. Now days, I tell DH where I want to go and he tells Garmin. :)
TexasShadow 06/19/19 05:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Black Hills in October

yes, autumn colors will be showing well at the last of sept, first of oct. if you can get into custer gulch, grab it, or any rv park in the custer to hill city area. be advised that the area can see some snow the first of oct.. usually just a brief cold spell that doesn't last more than a couple days.
TexasShadow 06/18/19 08:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roads south from Rapid City

385 is one of our preferred routes from SD to TX. but it is not a super highway. we like the little towns..most of them have a park or fairgrounds, etc that you can use. We take highway 50 east at Granada CO and go over to Garden City KS and highway 83 south into TX. We stay overnight at Canadian TX at a little fairground rv park on the north side of town just past the bridge. water and a dump station. then on south to Shamrock when you cross I 40. There are walmarts at Garden City and Liberal KS.
TexasShadow 06/17/19 12:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Nice parks around Vegas

Sam's Town RV..there are two of them on Boulder Highway.. are pretty nice and have a shuttle to take you over to the strip. Yes, it can get cold there, even see a little snow, once or twice, maybe. The rest of the time, it isn't bad at all. Laughlin, down the river, is warmer, but very nice in winter. Riverside Resort is good, or you can stay on the AZ side at Davis campground, right on the river.
TexasShadow 06/16/19 11:22am Snowbirds
RE: Yellowstone glacier NP with no reservations

it would be best to call yellowstone before entering the park simply because the campgrounds are pretty far inside the park. if you plan on entering from West Yellowstone, you have several rv parks in town, which is right on the border of the Park. Henry's Lake State Park, Idaho is only 15 miles south of West Yellowstone. there are at least a couple of rv parks just outside the east gate to Glacier, in St. Mary's. A KOA and Johnson's of St. Mary's.
TexasShadow 06/13/19 04:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mosquitos

avon skin so soft is supposed to be good.
TexasShadow 06/11/19 07:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vegas food

we like the buffets, but we eat a late lunch to get the cheaper price for what is basically the same food they will serve at supper. The past few years, we've been staying out at Railroad Pass Casino, in their parking lot, and eating there. They have a buffet..just search RR Pass Casino buffet and you will find the prices...different prices for prime rib night or seafood night, etc.
TexasShadow 06/11/19 02:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you manage without a toad?

the only time we leave the jeep at home and take just our golf cart is when we are going to a specific event, like a family reunion or county fair, etc. for a few days. if you can ride a bike, that might work for you.
TexasShadow 05/31/19 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Walmart overnight parking

yes, we run the genny all night if necessary..at walmarts, interstate rest stops, truck stops, etc
TexasShadow 05/27/19 08:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Central Utah

love the pictures, thank you!
TexasShadow 05/26/19 10:38am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondocking in a national forest

ditto to using an old fashioned mouse trap. we poisoned one and it died in one of the floor vents...uggghhhh. but we managed to get the corpse and the smell out of it after a lot of trying. glue traps work pretty well, too, but are cruel ways to kill.. not too crazy about using them unless necessary. presently, we are using peppermint oil soaked cotton balls and that seems to work better than any other mouse repellent, and it smells good, too.
TexasShadow 05/25/19 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping or Glamping?

ditto to what BigRed said.
TexasShadow 05/22/19 09:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drinking Campground Water...

we drink campground water and have never had a bad reaction to it. we have a filter for whole rig and a faucet filter for drinking water. almost 20 years of it....
TexasShadow 05/19/19 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: LOW CARB CAMPING

When I fix tacos, I make mine a big taco salad, with a TBSP beans mixed in with the taco meat, and instead of taco shells, I just eat the salad with a few...that's 4 or 5 tortilla chips.
TexasShadow 05/16/19 10:50am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Great Basin NP RV Camping

we were there several years ago and I recall two campgrounds in the park...one before you get to the top of the mountain, and one on top of the mountain. down below, south of the park gate is a little settlement with water and dump station and shade trees...not fancy... and east of the park, on highway 50, there is an rv park at the state line, which is not too far from the park. it has hookups, etc. one caveat! if you camp in the park, be sure to check yourself and your pets for ticks.
TexasShadow 05/11/19 12:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: So......What is the criteria?

I've gone over the line a couple times. the mod deleted my posts. I can take a hint, lol, and not get angry about it or hurt, etc. communicating via the internet can be offensive without meaning to be. that is what the emojis are for...to indicate your intent..humor, sarcasm, heartfelt, outraged, etc.
TexasShadow 04/19/19 01:30pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Warren Bridge CG south of GT/YNP Wyoming

we have stayed there many times while en route to Jackson and the national parks. if you need to do laundry, there is a good laundrymat in Pinedale, on the west end of town, on the south side of the highway. it's about a block off the highway, but you can see it from the road...unless someone has built a large building in front of it. lol moving on toward Jackson, there is a gas station at the junction of 191 and 89 (Hoback Junction) that usually has decent prices on diesel, etc.
TexasShadow 04/18/19 05:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: dog food for old dog

I just cook an extra egg for our Lhasa who is past 13, now and beginning to slow down a bit. He loves a cooked egg. he eats his dry dog food, too, and cooked chicken and canned dog food.
TexasShadow 04/09/19 07:41pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cammpground Rant

Easter being "late" this year puts it right on the end of Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, so that's two weeks right out of the middle of April. Right now, the wildflowers are in bloom and it's a super bloom year, so lots of folks out sightseeing, etc.
TexasShadow 04/08/19 01:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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