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  1. Thread: Wyoming

    by DonnaR57
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    It's difficult to make recommendations if we...

    It's difficult to make recommendations if we don't know what interests you. Wyoming has a lot of history, from the Oregon Trail sites to battlefields to Buffalo Bill things at Cody. That's just the...
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    My bad. GLC is right, it's Cameron at the east...

    My bad. GLC is right, it's Cameron at the east entrance.

    Donna
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    My puzzlement? Travel time. SLC to Bryce is a...

    My puzzlement? Travel time.

    SLC to Bryce is a half day's drive. That's good, it leaves you the other half to see the park. I'm not sure if the road all the way out to the farthest point will be...
  4. Since you put this into the Summer Months forum,...

    Since you put this into the Summer Months forum, I'm assuming that you're thinking weather won't be an issue. That's good.

    The mileages of the 3 routes that Google Maps automatically offers are...
  5. Looking at your schedule, I see some things that...

    Looking at your schedule, I see some things that jump out at me:

    * Not nearly enough time in Yellowstone.

    * Billings: it's just a city. The petroglyphs can be seen pretty quickly, almost as a...
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    Read this to find out other reasons why some...

    Read this to find out other reasons why some "shake down cruises" before your actual long trip are important:

    What to do after you've purchased your RV, post #23


    Donna
  7. I am also one to prefer paper maps and guides. ...

    I am also one to prefer paper maps and guides. Technology is only as good as its weakest link. Too many times, a GPS will lead you down the wrong path. You DO have to use common sense when deciding...
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    Once you get the dots in order, we have an entire...

    Once you get the dots in order, we have an entire forum regarding camping in public campgrounds. It covers state and national forests, state and national parks, with a few city and county parks...
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    CalOldBlue had a nice suggestion about a possible...

    CalOldBlue had a nice suggestion about a possible place to overnight. I will say, however, that there aren't a huge amount of places in Dunsmuir, and there aren't many eateries to choose from either....
  10. Sticky: As I said in a thread on another section of the...

    As I said in a thread on another section of the forum, that was fun to put faces to names. I too got all messed up with the timing and ended up an hour late. Wish I'd seen in the Zoom invitation,...
  11. I agree with the advice given above, especially...

    I agree with the advice given above, especially the part about planning. From what I can see, this is a 15 day trip, and it's going to be at least 8 days going and returning. Depending on your...
  12. Sticky: I got the Zoom invitation! I'll be there! ...

    I got the Zoom invitation! I'll be there!


    Donna
  13. Sticky: I'm coming up on 10 years with RTA (in May) so...

    I'm coming up on 10 years with RTA (in May) so I'm a little "older" than Rick in that regard but Dave still has me beat.

    I'd love to Zoom with you all. That's a 4-day weekend for me!


    Donna
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    Welcome! I see that you want to take the phrase,...

    Welcome! I see that you want to take the phrase, "the journey is the vacation, not the destination" to heart. That's great, but as others have pointed out, you may have to make some compromises.
    ...
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    Something to keep in mind regarding campgrounds...

    Something to keep in mind regarding campgrounds in March: they may be closed for the season, not just because of COVID-19. This is especially true of some that are further north. Other campgrounds...
  16. DTSPoway, I sent you a private mail. Poway to...

    DTSPoway, I sent you a private mail.

    Poway to Gallup is right about 660 miles, MWMichael, going via I-8/AZ-85/I-10/Loop-303/I-70/I-40. That's how our odometer clocked it! I couldn't tell you...
  17. With a daughter and her family near Aurora, and...

    With a daughter and her family near Aurora, and living in San Diego County (probably not too far from you) myself, I've been up and down all three routes. All 3 are fine.

    Here was one of our...
  18. Yes, I'd agree that things are a wee bit...

    Yes, I'd agree that things are a wee bit unbalanced. A few years back, we did a trip that took in many of those sites, and here's how ours were balanced:

    Badlands and Wall Drug - better part of a...
  19. Thread: No Snow

    by DonnaR57
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    Welcome to RTA! I am in full agreement with...

    Welcome to RTA!

    I am in full agreement with what SWDave has recommended. The fact is, mountains are between Olympia WA and Houston, and you can't pick them up and move them.

    He has given you...
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    My parents were stuck in Van Horn once, with...

    My parents were stuck in Van Horn once, with their travel trailer. But for them, it wasn't avoiding the northern travel -- I believe they were enroute between Casa Grande, AZ and Houston, TX. So they...
  21. Welcome! Accommodations for a large family --...

    Welcome!

    Accommodations for a large family -- you've gotten 2 suggestions, one to rent a home (airbnb or similar) or look at a website that may have some listings. Camping was another...
  22. Sticky: Poll: May 17th, 10 am.

    May 17th, 10 am.
  23. Welcome to RTA! When I'm planning a trip, it...

    Welcome to RTA!

    When I'm planning a trip, it helps if I have maps or an atlas of the area. Do you have one? If not, you can order one from the RTA Store or get one locally. 900 miles probably...
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    Oops, I apologize for the poor spelling. I wasn't...

    Oops, I apologize for the poor spelling. I wasn't sure and didn't take the time to look it up.

    No matter, my daughter and her family love that vehicle. It's predecessor was a different mid-size...
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    Here's a female viewpoint. Over my life, I've...

    Here's a female viewpoint.

    Over my life, I've road-tripped in many types of vehicles: from station wagons to Suburbans-Blazers, to compact cars (not enough space), to mini-vans (Aerostar and...
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