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RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

magic, today the announced that the check points are also set up at the Florida/Alabama line. Trying to dissuade Louisiana people, since NO is another epicenter.
garmp 03/29/20 02:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spearfish, SD

Horsedoc, Is this the park you were referring to? If not which one? For a campground right next to Little Big Horn National Monument, I stayed at 7th Ranch RV Park Pleasant owners, very clean, quiet park with full hookups and good sized spaces. I was going to ask about this place. You said it was nice. We only plan to spend one night there. Which do you fell is better: see the Monument park then check in or spend the night and see the Monument the next day? We only have a couple hour drive that day. thanks all
garmp 03/28/20 03:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The perfect RV campground

Trees, trees and more trees. Don't need open spaces for my satellite dish. I came out to camp (& see trees) not watch TV. But that's just me.
garmp 03/28/20 02:47pm Family Camping
RE: Spearfish, SD

Expanding our search for campgrounds to Montana. Thinking about seeing the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and would like to camp near by. But need electric. About the only thing I can find is Tongue River State Park, Montana. Not the cloest, but has power. Any thoughts on this park or any other near the monument? Also in Wyoming, we want to see the Devil's Tower, but the only campground I can find near there is a KOA and really don't want to refinance the coach to spend a night. WOW! Any other campgrounds around there, with electric, worth staying? Boy the pioneer life in the wild west is rough! Can't find many, if any parks with conveniences without selling the farm.
garmp 03/27/20 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spearfish, SD

Bionic, we chose this park, although it's not set in stone yet, because we want to camp in Colorado and really don't want to venture to far in. We only drive 3, or 4 hours tops, a day and coming from Nebraska, this seems to be about the only park I can find that isn't too far off our path that has electric. Secondly both the DW & myself have respiratory issues and don't want to get in to too high elevations. Totally open to suggestions. We would like to spend a day or two, or more, in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana each, before heading to our rally in Spearfish for a week. thanks
garmp 03/27/20 10:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Spearfish, SD

The travel club we belong to is having the annual reunion/rally in Spearfish, SD in mid Sept. Being from St. Louis, MO we'd like to take in a number of states before arriving at the reunion. We've never been to that part of the country and want "color our map in", so to speak. Thoughts at this time are to trek to Colorado's north eastern corner, North Sterling SP, to Custer State Park Blue Bell Campground, some where near/in Devils Tower/Black Hills area, to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and then to Spearfish. After that head back home, spending 2-3 nights per location. We generally prefer, State, COE, Federal or even county parks. Private parks if we must. Issue being that a lot of parks we'd like to stay don't have electricty, which for us is a must. Any thoughts, suggestions, hints or just opinions? Really pretty much open and have plenty of time to plan, just that this lock down should at least be sort of productive. Also looking for sites, history & eateries. thanks
garmp 03/26/20 03:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Missouri SPs closed

"Missouri state parks will no longer allow overnight visitors starting Friday, when all campgrounds and lodging will close until May. The Department of Natural Resources announced the change Monday to help limit the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. State parks will remain open for daily use but will close all campgrounds, park-run lodging and concessionaire-run lodging at night, according to the department." -StL Post Dispatch Another SP closing camping, but allowing day use. Don't ask me I just doing as I'm told, if I like it or not.
garmp 03/25/20 02:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tims Ford SP to St. Louis, via Vogel SP

Thanks for all the great replies, but it looks now that our plans are going to be cancelled. Our new RV should be completed in early April, that was the reason for the shake down trip, but looks like that won't happen. We are in lock down. Essential travel only and I don't picking up a new RV falls into that category. Besides are there any campgrounds open? I just hope that the powers to be realize that restocking your beer supply IS considered essential travel.
garmp 03/22/20 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Insanity in the grocery stores...

I've been contemplating the empty store shelves and some of the comments here jive with what I've concluded. Indeed some of the shopping may be for overstocking peoples cabinets, but another factor is the closure of restaurants. Think of it this way. Even if you used to eat dinner out only once a week, if you're eating all your meals at home that means you need 15% more food from the grocery store every week. There are also a lot of people who grab lunch from a drive thru or a food truck. Suddenly they are making five more lunches every week. These additional meals mean a surge in grocery shopping and the stores will take time to catch up. Agreed there was a lot of toilet paper hoarding initally, but the same thing applies. People used to spend 8 hours a day at work and the kids were at school eight hours a day, using someone elses supply of TP. Everyone's at home now, so plan on 50% increase in TP need at every house in the country. Excellent point. Don't like all this hoarding, but now it sort of make sense, except for the radicals.
garmp 03/21/20 03:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: How about Adobe Illustrator alternatives for mac

1492, thanks for the info. Gotta look into that and find out what files it can open and what choices there is for saving files, SVG, eps, etc. Thanks a bunch. Gotta d some digging.
garmp 03/19/20 03:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Army Corps Of Engineers Parks Are Closing?

I'm sorry, but I'm lost I goggled my self silly and can't find anything. What is the url of the site your are referring to? Sorry for being the dummy, but I'm lost.
garmp 03/18/20 03:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Army Corps Of Engineers Parks Are Closing?

Anyone hear about Ft. Pickens? Are they closing? Wouldn't doubt it. Finally got a mid May reservation (the first of the year) and they would close on us. Been chomping at the bit ever since. I heard that Florida State Parks are closed. Gotta find out about Ft. Pickens How can I find out, other than calling? If any one hears, please post. thanks
garmp 03/18/20 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rec.gov cancellation policy

Yo Fizz: That is why we are considering cancelling. All pending on our health the virus situation, etc. I thought that was explained in my opening statement.
garmp 03/17/20 03:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Rec.gov cancellation policy

We finally snagged a site at Ft. Pickens, FL in May and now looks like we might have to cancel. Is Rec.gov offering any special cancellation policy due to the COVID-19? From what I can find they are making no extra exceptions due to this virus outbreak. Their website states: Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. They say nothing about cancelling a week or two (or more)in advance and loosing less of your money. Really not sure what to do. Both DW & I are in the high risk category, but really want to go.
garmp 03/16/20 03:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: texas rv parks

The Hill Country is really nice and Luckenbach is a must! If for no other reason, just to say you where there. FYI. If you enjoy a great burger, the Shade Tree Saloon & Grill in Spring Branch, Texas, on Hwy 281 north of San Antonio and south of Blanco, is the place to go. A great biker bar with the nicest group of retired professionals who let their hair grow and enjoy life.
garmp 03/12/20 02:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Tims Ford SP to St. Louis, via Vogel SP

We are thinking of taking an early April trip through Tims Ford SP, TN, which we've been to many years ago, down through Vogel SP, GA and then back to St. Louis. The tentative itinerary is: Tims Ford State Park, Vogel State Park, Obey River Campground , Axtel CAMPGROUND on Rough River, Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area then home. Have looked at CampgroundsReviews and the respective reservation sites, but would like some personal opinions/input on any and all of these stops. Will have a 26' Class B+ and only need electric with an occasional water refill and dump. We prefer State & COE parks and to limit our drive time to no more than 4 hours per day, spending 2-3 days per campground. Thanks
garmp 03/11/20 03:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

Been feverishly, (pardon the pun) waiting for the cancellations to begin. Been watching Bahia Honda State Park for a cancellation for a while now and haven't seen any. Haven't these people heard? GO HOME! Guess I'll have to keep trying.
garmp 03/09/20 03:19pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: The Coronavirus

Chuck, do you mean every one except the campground hosts & rangers?
garmp 03/08/20 03:31pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: 5 Week trip in planning stages

We don't like to make reservations, at least weeks/days in advance as we never know exactly where we'll be when. With that said we do subscribe to the WDOS (WeeDOS) system, and that being Week Days Off Season. These days are generally fine to get a spot for a night or two, but no long term. Weekends are another animal altogether. We generally try to make a reservation for both Friday & Saturday, and if necessary the same park. (We move a lot). Sunday is generally fine and back to WDOS. We found that this is generally true with the exceptions of popular national parks, Yosemite, Yellow Stone, Smokey Mts, etc. We generally avoid private parks unless necessary.
garmp 03/08/20 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Impact of Coronavirus on Parks?

Hope there are a lot of sky-is-falling campers out there, there'll be more campsites available to the rest of us. My thoughts are that if the media keeps pushing this to a near panic stage, azdryheat would be correct and more campgrounds will open up. Mind you, I'm not saying that notice/information of this infection is not needed, just not constant to boost ratings and feed the hype. We will take precautions, but will not lock ourselves up in the basement and shun the outside world. We RV!
garmp 03/07/20 02:54pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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