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Grit dog

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hotpepperkid wrote:

Come to AZ their parks are open


Thinking about it actually. Spring break trips are a no-go, kids school just cancelled until end of April, sports cancelled. Don't really want to expose a certain family member to unnecessary urban settings due to compromised immune.
Yet the weather forecast and current water temps in the Phoenix area say that weather will be beautiful and lakes hitting 70deg in a couple weeks.
Thought about loading up the camper, hitching up the boat and camp by the lake down there. Just dunno if the parks wil1 be open.


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JimK-NY wrote:

Idiot politicians.


No offense but this post gets the prize for the most redundant post on RV.net in a long, long while... [emoticon]

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Grit dog wrote:

hotpepperkid wrote:

Come to AZ their parks are open


Thinking about it actually. Spring break trips are a no-go, kids school just cancelled until end of April, sports cancelled. Don't really want to expose a certain family member to unnecessary urban settings due to compromised immune.
Yet the weather forecast and current water temps in the Phoenix area say that weather will be beautiful and lakes hitting 70deg in a couple weeks.
Thought about loading up the camper, hitching up the boat and camp by the lake down there. Just dunno if the parks wil1 be open.


Up here in Michigan I'm looking at the same thing... It may be cooler than you'll have but it's a pleasant way of self quarantining...

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Oregon St parks are still open. On their web site they have an article about how they're taking some extra precautions as far as cleaning goes. While camping seems like social distancing, many campers will use the restrooms, showers and common facilities.
Weekday campers are probably retired and in the high risk group.

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Oh the sky is falling!! The sky is falling!! Government idiots.


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hotpepperkid wrote:

Come to AZ their parks are open
Nooooo. Don't come to AZ, our parks are still overly populated with snowbirds. I'm a local can't get a state park reservation until May.

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goducks10 wrote:

While camping seems like social distancing, many campers will use the restrooms, showers and common facilities.


Then simply give notice that that the bath facilities will be closed. No reason to close the Campground to those who are self contained which is the majority.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Well this is the sort of thing incompetent politicians do when they want to pretend they are doing something. They take some useless step that inconveniences the public as a show of activity.

I am not a resident of NM and know nothing of the politics or even the political party in control, BUT it seems obvious there is an incompetent, two faced governor running the State.

Before closing open areas and State Parks it would first make sense to close all areas where people actually congregate. That would mean all sporting events, all restaurants, bars, movie houses, malls, churches, places of business, courts, non-essential public offices, etc, etc.


I'm a resident and yes the current governor leaves lots to desire, won't say any more. She has closed all schools 3 weeks starting Monday and opened the school cafeterias for child lunches. ???? 10 of 2,097,000 2 in hospital and 8 under home quarantine . Def Con 1 same thing we always hear from that party, the worlds going to end unless we take control.


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am1958 wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

Idiot politicians.


No offense but this post gets the prize for the most redundant post on RV.net in a long, long while... [emoticon]


Anyone else hear on the news that the politicians are shutting off the water to Old Faithful in Yellowstone so as to encourage the tourists to stay away.

Makes sense to me. Lots of people go there from all over. Clearly popular with International tourists who are most likely to bring Coronavirus here. Turning it off is really just the most logical thing to do. If there is nothing to see, then no one will need to go there. Definitely a simplistic, yet effective, plan.

Glad we have smart leaders. I wouldn't have thought of that idea.


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Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way?
If 'overnight' camping is not allowed we will all start 'day camping' and no RV will be needed.
We can drive to the CG in a Toyota Prius, sit around the fire, eat, play games and drive home at 40 MPG. Think of the money we will save.
At one time we called it a picnic. It's now 'day camping.' [emoticon]

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