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Old 04-17-2014, 03:12 PM   #57
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Live near Big Timber Montana, Yellowstone Park is only 60 miles or so from our house.
The state has about 1 million residents but their are about 4 million tourists that drop by in the summer. Their are also a gazillion places to park your Airstream and breath in the sweet air.

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Old 04-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #58
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It IS TEXAS after all.
LOL! Good one, Robin!

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Old 04-17-2014, 04:01 PM   #59
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I don't think they come to our neck of the woods. Do they? Maybe passing by to get somewhere else. Lol.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:04 PM   #60
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This is not an RV destination, really. If people come here to "soak up the atmosphere" they shop downtown, go to "juke joints", and stay at a spa hotel.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:13 PM   #61
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In north central Florida there are a handful of things that can entertain RVers. This state has a large variety of state parks for example (Florida Division of Recreation and Parks).

I'm a transplant here and I must admit up front that I would rather not be living here (the term 'loath' certainly applies). That being said, I can think of a few big things that attract RVers to this state:

State Specific:
1) Sport fishing: salt and fresh water.
2) White sand beaches (not my thing - way too hot in the summer and sand gets everywhere it isn't supposed to be!)
3) Sports (Jai-Alai, Daytona 500, horse racing, greyhound racing, etc). Some of these sports are ones that are tough to find anywhere else (Jai-Alai & dog racing for example). There must be a million golf courses in this state.
4) Theme parks - word of advice here: DO NOT visit the theme parks during the summer. Imagine long lines, 100 degree heat, high humidity and asphalt for as far as the eye can see. All that equals: Cooked Tourist.
5) Rich history: St. Augustine (St Augustine Vacation Guide - St. Augustine, FL) is a must-see if history is your thing. The Castillo de San Marcos (Castillo de San Marcos – St. Augustine, Fl Attractions – Spanish Fort) and Fort Matanzas (Fort Matanzas National Monument - St. Augustine Florida Attractions) are both in the area - and much more.
6) Interesting animals not generally viewed anywhere else in the country: Salt water crocodiles, manatees and the American alligator (which you can see in a handful of other places). If you're lucky you might also spot a rare Florida Panther and dolphins and whales are pretty common.

North Central Florida Specific:
1) If horses are your thing, north central Florida is becoming a world class area for all things equine (The Florida Horse Park in Ocala is developing a world-class international equine facility |
2) Freshwater springs. This is the one state-related thing that makes this place tolerable for me. There are literally hundreds of freshwater springs in this state that are large enough to swim in. Many are huge - the size of a football field or even larger. Many of them have access to a nearby river and therefore, can often have manatees swimming in them while you are (it is a state law that you can not touch a manatee by the way, and they are really serious about it). Since the water temp is consistently and constantly 72 degrees in these springs, it is generally too cold for things like alligators and snakes. That is not to say that you can't find poisonous snakes hanging out nearby.

I happen to live close (within a half hour) to several springs; Ginnie, Poe, Ichetucknee (Welcome to Florida State Parks) & Blue. I visit them frequently. I've attached a picture of one of the area springs below. Also, if you are dive certified, some of these springs offer cave diving opportunities. But you must be properly certified in order to be allowed to do so. Every year a few people die around here doing this activity.

So why do I dislike Florida? Mainly the heat, the humidity and the bugs. I'm not terribly keen on the snakes either and I'm not terribly used to the large amount of people - it's a pretty populous state.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:46 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by kdinnar View Post
Midcoast Maine - Boothbay Harbor

- LOBSTAH! (clams, mussels, haddock,and Maine shrimp)
- Boat cruises to view whales, islands, lighthouses, puffins
- Fishing - tuna, stripers,...
- Beautiful scenery
- Interesting shops and galleries
- Friendly locals (like us)
- Oh, did I mention lobstah?

We took a boat trip for the day from Boothbay Harbor to Monhegan Island when we were there several years ago. Hiked all over the island and visited local art studios. It was awesome...I'll never forget it!
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:49 PM   #63
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Oh, seems I forgot to mention the karst topography; the reason for all of the springs I mentioned in my previous post. The predominate bedrock in Florida is limestone which provides for some interesting geologic features; river rises and sinks come to mind (Welcome to Florida State Parks). This is where a river will bubble up out of the ground, travel or a few miles and then disappear back underground for a few miles, etc.

Another interesting geologic feature of Florida is the Florida Caverns State Park (Florida Caverns State Park - Great Florida Vacations). Now the tour through the cave system doesn't take terribly long because it just isn't that extensive - maybe 45 minutes as I recall. But, what you do get to see while you're in there are great examples of cave formations: soda straws, draperies, etc. A dry cave system in Florida is really rather rare. Most caves here are underwater.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:55 PM   #64
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Assateaque Island, Ocean city MD, Blackwater Refuge Cambridge Md to name a few.
And crabs and oysters! Can't forget them.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:30 AM   #65
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National Parks, Rainier, Saint Helens, Olympics, are the big ones
Pudget Sound
Art Galleries Museum
State Parks
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Salmon, Oysters, clams, mussels, crabs, shrimp
Ferry System
The list can go on and on, this is just a beautiful place to live and/or visit.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:42 AM   #66
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:39 AM   #67
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80' degree high average in January's.
Hot Rod capital of the Greater South West
Colorado River fishing at its finest ( Large Mouth, Small Mouth, Striper, Trout) etc.
Hot Boats all year round (Off shore, Cigarette, Drag) Havasu ShootOut Competition
International PWC championships the last 10 years+
Major Moto Cross trials and races
Lake Mojave, Lake Havasu, Lake Mead
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Great night life and dining
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Low costs and a wide selection for stays
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Yearly balloon festival growing each year soon to equal Albq
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Maybe all of the above is why we have over 65,000 snow birds pay a visit each year?
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #68
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In northern Michigan folks will be flocking here in their RVs to hunt for the elusive Morel mushroom. It wont be long now.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:48 AM   #69
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Well in my neck the woods in N Alabama there are lots of things to do. There is the Space in Rocket Center in Huntsville. There are lots of places to hike and mountain bike around here. We are at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau so we have small mountains and lots of waterfalls and nice views. There are some great hiking areas NE of here in TN. Nashville is a couple hours north. Jack Daniels Distillery is close by. The Tennesee rivers runs through here and there are several areas a long the river for boating and canoeing. There are more caves in this area than anywhere in the country. The NSS headquarters is here.

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