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Old 04-10-2016, 10:22 AM   #29
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Seattle to (!!!) Lewisburg, West Virginia!!!

We got a new AS last fall, & my sweetie says she wants to go to an AS Rally, so we've signed up to go to Lewisburg. As you may infer, i am somewhat less than totally enthusiastic about pulling a trailer 2500 miles to spend a week at, of all places, Lewisburg, WV, but I'm putting energy into keeping an open mind & am looking forward to having fun & being proven wrong that Lewisburg, WV, might actually have something to say for itself. Let's put it this way, if I were choosing a site for an International AS Rally, I doubt that WV or Lewisburg would be on my list. All in all, I'd rather be going to some place like Alaska, which I'll be lobbying her to do in summer, 2017.
Head to the International in Escanaba in Summer of 2017! Michigan's UP is the closest thing to Alaska in the lower 48. Course you'll have to leave the concrete jungle of Escanaba to get to the UP wilderness...
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:29 AM   #30
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Heading to Glacier in July. Staying at West Glacier KOA. Haven't stayed in a KOA since the 70s, hope it's a good experience...of course, most of our time will be spent hiking in the park. Luckily, we were able to score an extra large site. Need lots of room to maneuver in our FC20!
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:54 AM   #31
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Heading to Glacier in July. Staying at West Glacier KOA. Haven't stayed in a KOA since the 70s, hope it's a good experience...of course, most of our time will be spent hiking in the park. Luckily, we were able to score an extra large site. Need lots of room to maneuver in our FC20!

We have been to West Glacier KOA twice, going again this July as last year the fires were so bad they closed the Going to the Sun highway at mid point. We like this park, down a semi-private road, view of a pretty good mountain and only about three miles to the West Gate. LARGE park, well run, clean and nice walking for our dogs down the road to the main highway. Also, they have a person come in and cook dinner each night $$, with several different offerings.

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Old 04-12-2016, 07:04 PM   #32
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We have been to West Glacier KOA twice, going again this July as last year the fires were so bad they closed the Going to the Sun highway at mid point. We like this park, down a semi-private road, view of a pretty good mountain and only about three miles to the West Gate. LARGE park, well run, clean and nice walking for our dogs down the road to the main highway. Also, they have a person come in and cook dinner each night $$, with several different offerings.

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Thanks Bud, good to know! Look for us when you're there in July. We'll be the little Airstream (7246) in a big site.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:32 PM   #33
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Moving back to Alaska so we're going to do the reverse of the trip my wife and I did in 2010. We're going from Oklahoma City to Cleveland Ohio to Seattle Washington to Anchorage Alaska. Should be a 30 day road trip!
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:53 AM   #34
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We will be gone most July. Headed out from Memphis. Our plan is to hit Santa Fe then the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and then head back home.
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What a great trip. We've been at some of these parks recently and the crowds are gi-mongous. Probably due to cheaper gas and the parks centennial. We would suggest advance reservations for the more popular destinations.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:36 AM   #36
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Hi, we are still recovering from our 2015 cross country trip of 3 1/2 months and over 13,000 miles. Right now, my gas bill for the month is lower than it was per day on our trip.

Building a 12' gate and a 76' fence around my Airstream, more garden work, and a future patio cover.


Maybe later in the year we might get out for a rally or two.
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If my trailer is ready I'll be going to Lewisburg. I'm hoping to go to my 1st international rally. I'm taking Agnes my 62 Tradewind with me! Biggest trip I have ever taken by myseft! Hoping to meet new friends, old friends and have lots of fun this year.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:21 AM   #38
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This will be our first, long, retirement trip. Leaving Florida in mid-June - camping in GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, OH, MI, WS, MN, SD, WY, CO, TX, LA and FL. Our previous long trip was out to Denver and back in one month. Too short, as we spent two weeks in Denver alone. More leisurely pace this time. Only three legs are more than 350 miles and the average stop-over is around 3.5 nights. We're booked for 12 nights in Yellowstone and 10 in Grand Teton though. Our last stop will be in Lake Manatee State Park in Florida where we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with family. Took the conservative path this time - made reservations from beginning to end. We might decide to wing it in 2017 when we plan to do the national parks in Utah, then AZ, CA OR, WA, MT, ID and Colorado before heading home to Florida again.
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What a great trip. We've been at some of these parks recently and the crowds are gi-mongous. Probably due to cheaper gas and the parks centennial. We would suggest advance reservations for the more popular destinations.
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to the big crowds. Luckily I planned several months back and have reservations at all the parks except Bryce. Last summer we went through South Dakota (Badlands, Rushmore and etc.) over to Wyoming (Devils Tower, Teton and Yellowstone) and then up to Glacier. The crowds were pretty big last year, but with this being the centennial, and going to more easily accessible parks, I expect some craziness this year

But, I'm just glad we planned well ahead. I've got friends who want to visit Yellowstone for the first time this summer (not in a trailer). They aren't big into planning and are hoping to be able to "figure something out" a week or two before they decide to go to the park this summer
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We, too, will be doing our first BIG retirement trip. 3 months, from Memorial day to Labor day. North through Colorado, East to Minnesota, South to visit family in WI and Chicago, further East to a family reunion in Buffalo & down to NC, where a dear friend is moving this very summer. Then back to the Southwest. Scrolling through the posts on this forum. Woo Hoo!
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Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wy, thru Utah, to Oregon coast then back to Colorado...this fall. My longest trip yet. So looking forward to it!
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These trip descriptions are making me jealous, but we bought the AS to use off-season mostly. Highly recommend three stops from earlier this year, Sedona, Bisbee, Palm Springs. In fact, we've already made reservations for a month in Palm Springs next year! And Sedona was magical, Bisbee was quirky. A few trip reports from the trip in case they help anybody.

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