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Old 05-28-2008, 12:12 AM   #71
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FYI, the park does not allow charcoal BBQ (only gas) or fire pits. I hope this doesn't crimp anybodys style.
As long as it doesn't crimp my hair.

Is this camping of the future? No charcoal? No firepits? Do we get to tan in the moonlight? Or is that also forbidden?

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Karin-YES it is the wave of the future, just look at all the dry forests and the lack of rain we are having here in NorCal.Anything that can produce flying embers will be forbidden at times at some locations.
Propane fire pits ARE O.K. at this rally, flaming marshmallows are out!
we could camp in the snow or the arctic or minnesota or one of those other god forbidden places, texas, oklahoma,nebraska; places where there ain't nothin to burn. stirrin it.
so how's the food at the evening buffet anyway?? any reports from anyone that's been there? The breakfast buffet was good. got senior discounts also.lol
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:23 AM   #73
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We ate at the Raging River Restaurant's buffet last night...BIG salad bar, as can be expected.

Lot's of 'appitizers'...cooked shrimp on ice, Oysters on the half shell, clams and mussels, two soups, antipasto, etc.

Main course had a great slab pork shoulder that was tender and juicy. The slab of beef was being carved in thin pieces, or they would sautť the slices in a heavy sauce that was also great. They had King Crab also, but it was kinda dry, IMHO. There was fried chicken, salmon, and lots of other stuff.

The dessert area had more sweet stuff than one could ever want! We were too full to try any by then!

The breakfast buffet looked really great as well, with anything you could want, PLUS a big slab of Prime Rib to send one over the edge! We just weren't hungry enough to try it out, so don't eat for a week before you try it out!

As I remember, the evening buffet was around $15, with a couple of bucks off for Seniors...and NO State sales tax!

We picked up some take-out stuff from the Italian place in their Food Court inside the Casino...Pizza, meat balls, etc...it was also really good, and we got lots of food for four for about $32...our AS smelled like an Italian Deli for a couple of hours, as we were 'shut ins' up there during the wet weather last Saturday...

They also have a fancy restaurant above the Casino inside the Hotel, which is the only place that serves booze...the Casino is completely 'dry', as they allow 18 year olds to 'stay and play' there. We haven't tried this restaurant yet, and I'm told it's kind of 'pricey', but excellent food.

The Food Court has Asian Food, Mexican Food, a sandwich deli/Coffee House, and the Italian Food mentioned above.

There is also a Burger Bar that's open 24/7 inside the Casino on the ground floor.

The drinks inside the Casino are free (please tip your server) and they have numerous choices; Coffee, Mocha, Sodas, Bottled Water, Spicy Tomato, Slushes, Juices, etc...good stuff!

Yes, the food is great and a good bargain to boot...stay up there too long, and they will have to 'cart' you out in a wheel barrel!
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:57 PM   #74
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Here's copies of the sheets they hand out when you check in:


Here is a Plot of the RV parking area, etc:


Here are the RV park rules:

Here are the Cable TV channels offered:
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Was there much activity in the pool/spa area? I'm thinking of relaxing there a time ot two.Looked inviting to me, also the 2 spa thing, one clothing optional is a nice touch.
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Ok, we can live with these rules. But do I have to bring a tie? That may look strange in the hot tub. Maybe not if doorgunner wears one too.

Sure is the other extreme from boondocking tho.
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Pool /Spa Area Rules

I think they left out a few more rules... Karin
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gun'r...pool activity varies with the weather...our first visit, the sun was out, but it was an 'off' weekend, and there weren't but about 10 people out there.

Last weekend, the park was full, but the rain put a damper on the pool side fun. There were a few brave souls, though.

The two hot tubs/spas each look big enough to hold about 8 bodies, maybe a cool dozen really friendly ones...

I don't think there are any hour restrictions in the pool area...so if you sneak down there at 3 AM, perhaps you can try for an all-over 'moon tan'....
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As long as it doesn't crimp my hair.

Is this camping of the future? No charcoal? No firepits? Do we get to tan in the moonlight? Or is that also forbidden?

Karin
Hey Karin, there are plenty of things to do.

Check out these frolicking campers whooping it up poolside.

Did you spot the Airstreams in the backround

See, there is pleanty of charcoal, fire and fun in the future


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Hey Karin, there are plenty of things to do.

Check out these frolicking campers whooping it up poolside.
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Also, I must confess that we barbeque on a Holland Companion gas grill, however I don't like to be told what to do, so I rebel.

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Anyone want to have a dance on friday nite?
With the large flat concrete pads no one would twist their ankles!
or we could just hang out and get hammered- I suppose.
I know it's a long ways away, heck I might forget how to dance in the meantime.
Well back to my "Dark 'N Stormy"
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Did you say dancing????..hmmm, better get my hula skirt!
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Is this camping of the future? No charcoal? No firepits?

Karin
Well- things are looking worse for campfires lately. Nor Cal has 3 fires uncontained, homes gone. etc, what a shame, then other places are under water, yikes
wonder what October has in store for us Ralliers! other than a good time that is.
At least the Celtics are kickin Lakers butt.
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Well- things are looking worse for campfires lately. Nor Cal has 3 fires uncontained, homes gone. etc, what a shame, then other places are under water, yikes wonder what October has in store for us Ralliers! other than a good time that is.
We've had two fires on the hill directly behind our house in the last two weeks. Both were started by disenfranchised youth (aka "stoners") who were unable to assess the obvious fire danger; high winds, dry grasses, low humidity and 90ļ temps. Each day I have to monitor the activity and on occasion I confront them. The last bunch was lighting up a few feet away from a recently charred patch. So, as I approached the little darlings, I surprised them, causing them to drop their lighters and stash. In my best, scariest Mommy Voice, I growled, "What the **** do you think you're doing?"

"Nuthin'..."

A mind is a terrible thing to waste and I do believe they were "wasted".

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What, are you communist? (Just kidding, Tim)

I hope the campground is still there by rally time. There is currently a fire east of Jackson that is running wild, we have had unusual fire activity, this is only June.
You are right to be concerned with fire restrictions. At the current rate of fire activity, there will likely be a lot of the forests closed to recreational use by October. This will likely affect even private campgrounds to some degree. Hope for the best.
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