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RE: Planning A Trip

On the panhandle in Florida we stayed at Big Lagoon further east we were late making a reservation and were not able to get into Ft Clinch so we stayed at Stephen Foster Memorial right on the river. Nice park, large lots although not full service. In SC there are four ocean front state parks. Hunting Island, Edisto, Huntington Beach, and Myrtle Beach. Now is the time to make reservations because the full service sections of Myrtle Beach and Huntington Beach all fill up quickly. If you want to stay close to I-95 Santee and Givhans Ferry are good options. Here is a link to SC state parks:
charming 07/16/19 09:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gettysburg PA routes in and out from the South

Great info, are planning a return visit in the fall. I don't recall the route, but all of these sound easier. Also, thanks for the park suggestion.
charming 05/13/19 11:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Better in Asheville NC, Wilsons or Bear Creek?

Another vote for Lake Powhatan. Good size lots and plenty of trails. You're also near the arboretum. Definite thumbs up to the Moose Cafe and the farmers' market.
charming 05/13/19 11:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winging it on your travels

On our spring trip we did not have the luxury of no time table. We did enjoy taking out the map and deciding how we were to get to Houston and what we wanted to see. As always on our journeys we ran out of time on each of our stops. We live at the beach and have no interest in beach locations unless it is something a little different. We are interested in history and love going to museums and historic sites. The planner plodder in me is only going to give up so much control.
charming 05/08/19 06:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Winging it on your travels

I've read so many people post about going with the flow when they are traveling. Normally, as I've posted on here before, I'm a planner plodder. I was amazed by peoples tales of calling and pulling into a motor home park within minutes of locating it in the Woodalls or other source. So, We had a three month road trip where we had to be in certain places on certain dates. We had to be in Indian Wells on March 2, Houston on April 5, Tallahassee on April 21, and Skidaway Island, GA on April 28. I made those reservations months before the trip. Good thing I made the Indian Wells and Skidaway reservations when I did they both filled up! I posted my dilemma on where to go after Indian Wells. After looking at the weather forecast we headed to Phoenix for a couple of days and then back on I-10. We worked our way over to I-20 and on to several stops at Texas state parks before we hit a wall! We wanted to swing out to the hill country before going to McKinney Falls near Austin. So many places were full, wild flowers were in bloom and so were the RVs. We should have known things were going to get difficult. I didn't have a melt down until we arrived at Palmetto Island State Park in LA. Lovely park with many great features. I thought we would stay there a few days then move on to AL or MS. I started looking and nothing! We needed a place between LA and Tallahassee. The park where we were was full for the weekend but we scored a cancellation that gave us a full week at the park, although we had to move to another site. That left 1 night. We thought we would check at the new Alabama Welcome Center. All the signs said no over nights and there was no one on the grounds to ask. Not wanting a knock on the door in the middle of the night, we moved on. DH driving and me on my tablet searching for a place. We ended up at 9 PM at the Cracker Barrell in Spanish Fort, AL. What a great place to spend the night. Very quiet and a good breakfast in the morning. Thank you Cracker Barrel. So, Sometimes winging works, but spring break, special events, holidays, etc. can make it next to impossible. We could have made the drive all the way from Tallahassee to Skidaway but they were full so we spent two nights at Stephen Foster Folk Center. Interesting place.
charming 05/07/19 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Williamsburg/Langley

We stayed at American Heritage when we visited the Historic Triangle, nice park, not a resort but well located close to Wmsburg and to I-64. It is a great learning experience if you want to learn about early Colonial history in Virginia. When we lived in Virginia we would go frequently for the day to either Williamsburg, Yorktown, or Jamestown. We were amazed at the changes in the area. I used to live there and I had no idea where I was most of the time on our last visit, so many changes. In the fall we're planning to head to the Norfolk area, not sure yet our exact destination but a detour on our way up to DC.
charming 05/07/19 05:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cammpground Rant

Just got back from 3 weeks in the Hill Country hitting 7 Texas State Parks. All were full on weekends and most were near full during the week. Lot's of folks from up north spending time in Texas, but just lots of locals spending time in the parks. Texas SP's went to site specific reservation system in Feb and it was amazing how many sites were reserved but unoccupied. I'm sure this will improve as cancellation penalties have increased. I've been visiting Texas State Parks for 40 years and would not attempt to plan a trip nowdays without reservations. But.......I'm finding the same thing in most other surrounding states. Camping ain't what it used to be. We probably crossed paths on our travels through the Hill country. It appears that Fredericksburg TX has become the place to go.
charming 05/05/19 09:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping At Savannah, GA

We stayed at Skidaway island for the third time last week. Nice state park with an easy drive up to Savannah. Your first stop should be the Savannah visitors center. Information about the city, reasonable parking and a free shuttle around the historic district. While there you might want to tour the railroad museum. A nice day trip from Savannah is Tybee Island. Tour the lighthouse and the fort. If you are there the right time the Masons have tours of the Cotton Exchange. For a taste of what southern cuisine is all about, get in line for lunch at Mrs. Wilkes. Down on the river front are a number of good seafood restaurants. Go and enjoy.
charming 05/05/19 09:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cammpground Rant

We are winding down on a 3 month road trip. We try to stay in state parks and coe parks as much as possible. I had to scramble several times with reservations. Even where we are now we had to wait for a cancellation to add 2 days to our stay. I tried to find a public campground somewhere near I-10 close to the Alabama Mississippi state line, no luck. So the extra 2 days here and a night on the road.
charming 04/18/19 11:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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