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Destination RV'ing. What's been your favorites?


As an armchair RV'er so far, I think of destination travel.  A few examples, the Bourbon Whiskey trail in Kentucky, the vineyards of Napa, the American Indian reservations of the Southwest, the zoos and museums of major cities.  Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite.  A place where you might spend a couple of weeks or a month in one location just playing tourist.

What has been your favorite?  



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We spend 2-4 weeks every year in. Sonoma County 🍷 tasting. Napa is over priced, snotty, and not as much fun.

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We have enjoyed exploring Asheville NC; Knoxville TN; Glacier NP; Columbia River Gorge; Acadia NP Maine; Prince Edward Island; Yukon, Granby CO; Steamboat Springs CO; Durango CO; Zion NP UT; Bryce NP UT;UP on Michigan; and the list goes on. I guess we just like to go exploring. Lots to see and do a these locations including hiking, biking, kayaking, museums, and local restaurants and lore.

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After 4 years of wandering about our top pick would have to be the "Big 5" National Parks in Southern Utah.  Shock & Awe would be my best description.  

This Spring we did the 2 million acre Dixie National Forest that runs between Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef.  It is an amazing area that could easily compete with almost any National Park.  We still have so much to see.   America the beautiful, indeed.



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I think Alaska has been our best stop…but really we have found very, very few places that we didn't have a good time, see cool stuff, and would go back to again.

We're in southern UT now…and Bryce/Zion/Antelope Canyon/Grand Canyon have been great…but as I said even places where we thought we would just veg out for a few days have turned out to be nice…Fulton MO, Casey IL for instance both had great stuff to see that we had no idea was there.

The Bourbon Trail was great…as was the UP of Michigan and just about every other place we've been in the past 5 years.

 



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I'll have to agree with Neil and Connie. We've found a few RV parks we wouldn't use again, but no place in the country we haven't enjoyed and found something worthwhile. We've also found that thinking there is someplace we have to revisit regularly (i.e. yearly) takes up time we could be exploring someplace new. The only regular repeats are the places where our mothers and grandkids live.

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Alaska, every time.  We had a great adventure going to Inuvik in the Canadian Northwest Territories. (Once is enough - challenging trip.) Have done the Canadian Maritimes including taking the RV on the big ferry to Newfoundland.  That's a great trip, highly recommended.  Done almost all the national parks and the Pacific northwest. We've filled in the US map - visited in the RV - to every state in the US.  But hands down, Alaska.  I'd go again in a heartbeat.  You also get the beautiful northwest country of Canada as a bonus during the journey.

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I can't help much here as the wife and I spend longer periods of time in one place, mostly so that we can have plenty of time to really explore an area.  For instance, after retiring, we moved to the Colorado Springs area and was there for about 20 months.  Now, we are in SW Oregon near Grants Pass.  We've not been able to really explore a lot because of the "job" we have, but we also don't have any lot rent or utilities to pay.  All of that is paid by our "employer."

So far here in Oregon, we've explored some of the Redwoods in Northern California, kayaked the Smith River east of Crescent City, CA (first time ever for kayaking for this 70/64 year old couple), toured and photographed along the Oregon coast from Brookings up to Lincoln City, OR, and of course, a day trip to Crater Lake.  Youngest son is scheduled to take vacation for 2 weeks out here in November, so I need to begin planning where we will go.  Thinking of along the northern coastline of Oregon and the Columbia River area, and perhaps maybe even a trip down south with plans of visiting Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for a day.

Favorites so far are hard to nail down.  I'd just have to say I'm blessed to be able to say that there are so many places in the west that we have thoroughly enjoyed.

As for the future, perhaps in about 1 1/2 years, southern Utah.  I'd really like to find a year round job with the Utah state park system where utilities again would be paid.  But, with Utah, that would have to include 50 amp electric.  I'm not so much liking hot weather anymore.

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Alaska can be the best option.

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Yosemite Valley- best experience was one night during a full moon. The granite walls and waterfalls lit by the moon seemed like they were from another world
Grand Canyon- watching the sun come up from sunrise point. A trip to the canyon on the train with a three night stay.
Round Trip from LA to Missouri- stopping at most of the places of interest along the way

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Spring and Fall along U.S. Hwy. 395 from Lone Pine to Topaz Lake, and anytime from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz via CA Hwy. 1.

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We've been so many beautiful places but I have to say that the Black Hills of South Dakota was a surprise. Can't believe how much I enjoyed our time there.

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I really enjoyed some waterfront RV campground.
Here are some of my favorite spots:
1. Hunting Island State Park – South Carolina
The sand was pretty. The area had a nice tropical feel. Plus, we finally found shark teeth which we have been looking for for a couple years in various locations.
2. Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park – Florida
3. South Beach Campground – Washington
4. Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park – Florida
Beach is so close- you can hear the waves. Great help to direct you via golf cart to your sight. Sights are close together so be prepared to be friendly with your neighbors but who is going to stay at the RV When you can go to the beach!

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Winchester Bay, Oregon. Fall asleep listening to the wave on the breakwater.
Peggy’s Cove and the Halifax area. In fact all of Nova Scotia.

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Terry and Jo wrote:

I can't help much here as the wife and I spend longer periods of time in one place, mostly so that we can have plenty of time to really explore an area.  For instance, after retiring, we moved to the Colorado Springs area and was there for about 20 months.  Now, we are in SW Oregon near Grants Pass.  We've not been able to really explore a lot because of the "job" we have, but we also don't have any lot rent or utilities to pay.  All of that is paid by our "employer."

So far here in Oregon, we've explored some of the Redwoods in Northern California, kayaked the Smith River east of Crescent City, CA (first time ever for kayaking for this 70/64 year old couple), toured and photographed along the Oregon coast from Brookings up to Lincoln City, OR, and of course, a day trip to Crater Lake.  Youngest son is scheduled to take vacation for 2 weeks out here in November, so I need to begin planning where we will go.  Thinking of along the northern coastline of Oregon and the Columbia River area, and perhaps maybe even a trip down south with plans of visiting Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for a day.

Favorites so far are hard to nail down.  I'd just have to say I'm blessed to be able to say that there are so many places in the west that we have thoroughly enjoyed.

As for the future, perhaps in about 1 1/2 years, southern Utah.  I'd really like to find a year round job with the Utah state park system where utilities again would be paid.  But, with Utah, that would have to include 50 amp electric.  I'm not so much liking hot weather anymore.

Terry


 

Okay, I have to revisit this thread and my previous comment.  Moving to Southern Utah came much sooner.  We found a small RV park in Kanab, Utah where we are now serving as camp hosts until at least November.  We ended up coming down from Oregon in late September instead of the 1 to 1 1/2 years that I had previously mentioned.

We have a work schedule to "die for."  We work 3 days (up to 14 hours each day) and get 6 days off because there are other camp hosts that work those days.  Because of that work schedule, we have plenty of time to explore the area, and there is a LOT to see.  More than just the 5 Utah national parks and the Grand Canyon.

Terry



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My family and I enjoyed staying in Silver Summit RV park in Silverton. Great surrounding with clouds hanging around.

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Boondocking in a lonely USFS forest north of Mammoth Lakes, CA or in the Alabama Hills on Movie Road near Lone Pine, CA.

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Barbaraok wrote:

We spend 2-4 weeks every year in. Sonoma County 🍷 tasting. Napa is over priced, snotty, and not as much fun.


 You might make a trip to El Dorado county if you like great Zinfandel. Sierra soil is Zin soil.



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As an armchair RV'er so far, I think of destination travel.  A few examples, the Bourbon Whiskey trail in Kentucky, the vineyards of Napa, the American Indian reservations of the Southwest, the zoos and museums of major cities.  Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite.  A place where you might spend a couple of weeks or a month in one location just playing tourist.

What has been your favorite?  


 Without a doubt, the trip from what has been home (Bay Area, almost my whole life) to the Very Large Array in New Mexico. This space nut still mourns the ending of the US space mission Now we're hitch-hiking with Russians. #SMH

The free campground at Henry's Lake, ID, is #2 so far. Another on and off again tour I want to make is to see various solar-energy generating stations. There are so many different types! Panels, mirrors, mirror/tower plants, all are fascinating to me. Since we'll be fully solar powered (ditching the Onan, smaller Honda in its place as a backup), the topic interests me. Not having to pay electric utilities pleases me, too. (self-censor, here evileye)



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Terry and Jo wrote:

Okay, I have to revisit this thread and my previous comment.  Moving to Southern Utah came much sooner.  We found a small RV park in Kanab, Utah where we are now serving as camp hosts until at least November.  We ended up coming down from Oregon in late September instead of the 1 to 1 1/2 years that I had previously mentioned.

We have a work schedule to "die for."  We work 3 days (up to 14 hours each day) and get 6 days off because there are other camp hosts that work those days.  Because of that work schedule, we have plenty of time to explore the area, and there is a LOT to see.  More than just the 5 Utah national parks and the Grand Canyon.

Terry


 If we were in Kanab, half our days off would be spent volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.



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