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RE: 2021 Yellowstone / Teton Road Trip

For Tetons, you should try to make reservations at Gros Ventre campground. There is water and a dump station there. Then you should make reservations at or near West Yellowstone because it sits right on the Park's west gate. And the best way to get there is through Yellowstone Park. If you can't find a site in West Yellowstone, look at Henry's Lake State Park which is 15 miles south of town and just over the Idaho state line and is very nice and has water, dump and elec hookups if you're lucky to get one of them.
TexasShadow 02/22/21 03:48pm Family Camping
RE: Spring Break West Texas?

since all three of your choices usually generate large crowds, all you can do is call and ask about availability and services. or you can try looking them up on the internet and see if they are keeping current on their websites.
TexasShadow 02/19/21 02:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vaccine Clinic (for sheep)

TexasShadow 02/13/21 07:23pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

our two sons, in their 50s now, have never asked to borrow our MH (20+years), but both asked, years ago, if they could drive it to see what it's like, so Dad moved over to the passenger seat and let them have at it..on an Interstate. Both boys (men) lasted about 30 minutes and never asked again. I (wife) drove it for about the same amount of time the day we took ownership and started home...on an Interstate. I probably should have kept doing that until I got used to it, but sadly, did not, and now I sometimes think about what I would do if DH gets sick on the road, etc.
TexasShadow 02/10/21 10:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping near water in AZ

Lyman Lake State Park, over on the east side, off 180. or There are three nice state parks on the west, on the Colorado River, between Parker and Lake Havasu City. Buckskin Mountain, River Island, and Cattail Cove. All of these are on the river or lake. But I'm sure you need to reserve them, especially the Colorado River ones.
TexasShadow 02/07/21 07:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Custer State Park

we went through a big herd of bison in Yellowstone on one trip. my window was open and when one of the animals brushed by, I reached out to lightly touch the hair on his/her bushy head. They are very intimidating, up close. ditto to lunch at Alpine Inn in Hill City.
TexasShadow 02/07/21 10:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Custer State Park

you will need to rent a car for two of the most popular scenic drives. The Needles highway has a tunnel your rig won't fit. The Peter Norbeck scenic highway/road has three tunnels and two piggy-tail ascent/descents. The tunnels are narrow and have ceilings too low for your rig. re dining out... I recommend trying a bison burger because bison is every bit as tasty as a cow. but I can't think of any one particular restaurant to suggest. Keystone, Hill City and Custer all have several eateries to choose from. The State Park Lodge restaurant is good.
TexasShadow 02/06/21 04:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nebraska Rt. 2

we took Rt2 going east from Alliance about 10 years ago. There was very little traffic, two lane, no rest areas, and a few, small towns, bypassed by the highway. So if you need a bathroom, you have to go down into the town to find a place to stop. Other than that, no complaints. We've also done the 83 south from Valentine to North Platte, and again, no problems. I've always wanted to stop at the National Forest campground, but haven't yet. Chadron is a great little state campground. If you like visiting archaeology digs, the Hudson Meng Bison Kill site (do a search)is interesting and so is the Fort Robinson state park. It has a couple good little museums and a film of the history of the fort. There is, or was, a little chicken stand on the highway to the fort... with BROASTED Chicken. Very good and the only broasted chicken place I've seen since the 1960s. Chadron has a free museum on the south side of town with a whole lot of stuff from the early pioneers to that area. And another museum on the east side with Fur Trapping history. If you are going to be there around mid June, the Sioux put on a PowWow fair at Ft. Robinson.
TexasShadow 02/05/21 09:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Apache Junction, AZ to El Paso, TX

Globe to Deming, NM to Las Cruces to El Paso is your best bet...IMO :)
TexasShadow 02/04/21 10:26am Roads and Routes
RE: College age kids and working remote Floor plan

grown kids are difficult to predict, so IMO, you should please yourself first and then work out some plan to accommodate the "kids" if either or both decide they want to make a trip with you. You could get an easy set-up style tent and use that for an extra bedroom. Or choose a campground with sleeping cabins.
TexasShadow 02/04/21 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Best route from Grand Tetons to West Yellowstone?

go through Yellowstone Park to get to West Yellowstone from Colter Bay. If you are staying at Fishing Bridge rv park...that is INSIDE Yellowstone Park, be sure it is open...and you will need to get reservations as far in advance as you can. From Fishing Bridge, go west to West Yellowstone. Do not take highway 22 to Idaho.
TexasShadow 01/31/21 09:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Colorado Springs big rig RV park?

Try Cheyenne Mountain State Park. It is on the south end of Colorado Springs, off highway 115
TexasShadow 01/30/21 02:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Bend NP

Ditto to review given by first poster.
TexasShadow 01/29/21 04:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do any hotels/chains offer RV spots with electric or hookups

we have seen a couple motels that set up a few elec hookups..a few years ago. I hoped it would catch on, but apparently not.
TexasShadow 01/11/21 10:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What do you do?

we enjoy people watching while drinking iced tea or coffee.
TexasShadow 01/10/21 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Mt Rushmore and Yellostone National Park

For Rushmore, I suggest Custer's Gulch RV park which is on the east side of Custer, close to Custer State Park. a bit pricey at $60. but well run and nice owner/operators. Or, Custer State Park itself, Game Lodge campground,but get your reservations NOW for that one. For Yellowstone, we like staying about 15 miles south of West Yellowstone at Henry's Lake state park, very nice location, but get your reservations as soon as you can.
TexasShadow 01/04/21 06:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip report: Boondocking in Mojave Desert -- blog post

thanks for throwing in some geology. the subject has always interested me. :)
TexasShadow 12/28/20 11:54am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Toad or No Toad ?- Grand Canyon road trip in a 23' class A

ditto to taking a towed with you, for all the reasons already listed, plus, it will be a real asset if you have a breakdown out in the middle of nowhere, and believe me, there are still places out west where you can be 50 to a 150 miles from any mechanical or other services. Some places won't even have cell phone service. you won't need a toad at the Grand Canyon because they have a great shuttle service, but Yellowstone will be a real drag trying to tour the park in your rig.
TexasShadow 12/12/20 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What’s for Christmas dinner?

Fried shrimp, coleslaw, garlic bread sticks, ambrosia and pie and cookies. There will be just 5 of us and 4 of us like to keep the carbs down, so no potatoes or rice etc and the ambrosia and pie will be low or no sugar.
TexasShadow 12/10/20 10:02am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Oklahoma State Parks

As stated, avoid OK during the months of May and June, and I'd throw in April, too, because it is getting warmer, so the weather patterns will be shifty. It will be hot in July and August, so you will need a/c. The eastern third of OK is the greenest and wettest (lakes)
TexasShadow 12/04/20 10:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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