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RE: Nascar Follies

NASCAR guys learn to 'express their displeasure' young. In go karts or other similar entry level. Remember Sam Hornish talking about getting wrecked by Danika after the checkered flag at Talladega, saying it wasn't anything unusual. The last time he got in real trouble at a race track was for kicking her ass when she attacked him after a race for running her off the course. He was eleven, she was nine.
PawPaw_n_Gram 09/22/21 11:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Palmetto Island State Park

Never been. Everyone I know who has stayed there (maybe a dozen) loved it. However, based on a recent hurricane and a major tropical storm flood rains, I would urge you to call the park and talk to them, or the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, about current status and any possible issues such as electrical power issues. Personally, we have planned to visit Grand Isle SP this winter. Even thought it is currently closed due to hurricane damage, I will not plan on a visit for at least a year. Other LA SP currently closed are Tickfaw SP (we have stayed there - nice), Fontainebleu SP (another we like), Fairview Riverside SP - these three are on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. Also closed is Bayou Segnette SP (just across the river from New Orleans in Westwego) Abbeyville also has a city RV park which is popular with snowbirds. EDIT - Of course being in southern Louisiana swamp land - be sure to take good mosquito repellant. Even in the middle of winter.
PawPaw_n_Gram 09/22/21 11:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

Considering residents pay income and property taxes to Oregon that fund things like parks and out of state campers do not, it seems only fair that residents should get a break. OH and don't you think out of State visitors add considerably to their economy? A big plus for Oregon state visitors is the lack of a sales tax. State sales tax and Corporate excise tax fund most of state government. Local schools and cities/ counties are funded by property taxes. Frankly, it is the most visitor friendly state as far as taxes that I've been to/ spent time in. And their state parks have to be the best in the country, IMHO. Especially fee wise. And I was raised in Arkansas which has a great state park system. Oregon state parks maintain and provide dozens, maybe hundreds of wayside locations. Side of the road interesting pullouts, most with room for a traveling RV. Along the coast for scenic views, in on interior scenic roads. Now I don't LIKE the increased fees, but I understand the need to generate some additional revenue. At least in Oregon it goes to the state parks maintenance and upkeep, not just another source of general state funds like many others, such as my current home Texas.
PawPaw_n_Gram 09/22/21 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Nascar Follies

NASCAR CUP 2022 SCHEDULE The schedule gets rougher for road warriors or anyone trying to follow the teams. From the opening "The Clash" at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Feb 6 to the "Season Finale 500" at Phoenix on Nov 6 - 38,047.2 miles according to my trip planning software. The longest week long trip would be from Las Vegas on Oct 16 to Homestead Miami on Oct 23 - 2,566.3 miles The shortest week trip is 171.1 miles from Martinsville on Sat, Apr 9 to Bristol on Sunday, Apr 17. Seven trips of over 2,000 miles, 7 other trips between 1,000 and 1,999 miles. 13 trips between 500 and 999 miles, 8 shorter than 499 mile trips between tracks. And this does not cover the mileage to and from the shops. Just the miles a fan would need to drive to watch each race.
PawPaw_n_Gram 09/19/21 12:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Got to keep this alive. Enjoyed the night race at Bristol. Good hard racing. Yes, fenders get bent and tempers frayed.
PawPaw_n_Gram 09/19/21 12:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Not disagree, but it only takes one tiny mistake to lose a race. And faster car is a subtle definition. Faster where? In the turns? Accelerating out of the turns? Better and deeper braking? Cubic inches won't win a race. It might give you an edge. But the driver still has to be perfectly in tune with the car. Cubic dollars helps more. Chase had very, very good cars, and he knows how to give his team feedback to help them tune it to be better. But he also has the talent and reactions right now. And in two or five years, that will change. Someone else will be the road course ace.
PawPaw_n_Gram 07/16/21 11:10am Around the Campfire
RE: Highway 66 in Oregon

x 2 I have Hwy 66 marked in my mapping software, and my GPS as an exclusion zone. Never to tow.
PawPaw_n_Gram 07/16/21 11:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thousand Trails allowing public access???

Our first stay at a TT was in 2013. We did not get a membership until 2016. This might have changed when ELS bought TT, or I think before that. allows booking at almost all TT cg. Yes, full commercial rates a bit higher than other RV cg in the area in most places. But, I've stayed at Pio Pico, and $75 is a competitive rate for the San Diego area. The shock to the commercial customer is when they arrive at the TT and are told go look for a site. "Oh, sorry all our 50Amp and/ or sewer sites are already occupied. You might be able to move to one if someone moves out." Complaints about commercial customers getting "All the Good Sites" are quite common on Thousand Trails forums and FB.
PawPaw_n_Gram 07/16/21 10:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MN changing to EZ-Pass

OP - FYI Supposedly a decade ago, all states were required to consolidate to one automated tolling system. Then exceptions and exemptions. Not there yet. EZ-Pass has the system everyone else will be forced to use, but many states can keep their existing system and meet the technical requirements. Most EZ-Pass states do their own billing and such. My EZ-Pass is from New Jersey. Got it in late 2014, and keep it active. Last time I had a charge on it was in IL in 2018, and FL in 2019.
PawPaw_n_Gram 07/16/21 10:40am General RVing Issues
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