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Forum: On The Road... 10-06-2021, 09:33 PM
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Posted By janicemd
"Worst Highway" Reboot

I stumbled across an old thread citing the Lake Ontario State Parkway in New York State as (one of) the worst highways in the US. I just booked a campground that would take us on this road for 57...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-29-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,636
Posted By janicemd
You don't need to explain yourself, connectedness...

You don't need to explain yourself, connectedness on the road is a personal decision. Safe travels!
Forum: On The Road... 06-02-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,020
Posted By janicemd
Wow, that looks nice! I'm sorry this happened to...

Wow, that looks nice! I'm sorry this happened to you...but on the other hand, I'm glad I'm not the only one. Forgot to latch one window and we didn't know it blew out, some people honked and waved...
Forum: On The Road... 05-30-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,248
Posted By janicemd
That is what I was going to suggest! We have not...

That is what I was going to suggest! We have not stayed there recently but if I recall, they do not have water hook ups but they do have sewer. Strange. But you can use their hose to fill up if you...
Forum: On The Road... 05-26-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,816
Posted By janicemd
My friend recently flew to Georgia to drive her...

My friend recently flew to Georgia to drive her 80 yo mom back to northern Illinois. I think it was 10 hours with a long lunch break. Mom did fine - until they arrived. Vomited all over the place and...
Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By janicemd
FF Sites at Mt. Rainier

Hello all, I'm late in planning a trip out west. We already have a reservation at Glacier mid-June, as long as we are that far west I'd thought we'd continue on since we probably won't be able to go...
Forum: On The Road... 02-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,062
Posted By janicemd
Yes, good point. Time or money? A lot of things...

Yes, good point. Time or money? A lot of things boil down to that.
Forum: On The Road... 02-26-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,062
Posted By janicemd
No, he's not sitting next to the guy canceling....

No, he's not sitting next to the guy canceling. They are pinging the reservation websites just like Wandering Labs. The difference is, they book it instantaneously while W.L. has to notify the user....
Forum: On The Road... 02-25-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,062
Posted By janicemd
Wandering Labs

I've had good luck with Wandering Labs up until recently. Sites are being booked within one minute of being found by Wandering Labs, so fast that I have to believe something automated is going on....
Forum: On The Road... 02-21-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,019
Posted By janicemd
Only One

This thread is hilarious and there are lots of things on here that sort of bug me but there is only one thing that consistently makes my blood pressure go up and that is when people don't pick up...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-24-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,160
Posted By janicemd
Lake Hawkins RV Park near Tyler, TX

Just a side note, this campground is one that does allow the gray water to be dumped into a ditch. I thought it might be a problem, but it wasn't. The key thing is that the sites are widely spaced...
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By janicemd
I was wondering about that. We live in Chicago...

I was wondering about that. We live in Chicago and so we're used to Chicago traffic. We came through Atlanta recently on a Sunday evening, took the bypass. It was not too bad and the signage is good...
Forum: Tires 12-26-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,787
Posted By janicemd
Is this it?

What an interesting thread! Just checking, is this the article you referenced? https://www.rvtiresafety.net/search/label/TPMS%20comparison
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,618
Posted By janicemd
Smile Someone Had to Say It

I'm glad you said it because I was thinking it.

Only thing I don't like is when someone dumps their entire gray tank, especially in tight quarters. It stinks and it's kind of icky so that's my...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 10-07-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 72,201
Posted By janicemd
Very disappointed we will not be able to meet the...

Very disappointed we will not be able to meet the most wonderful people on the planet, but we just can't tear away from commitments at home. Hopefully we'll see you in 2021.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-25-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,016
Posted By janicemd
Dude. Snarky.

Dude. Snarky.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-24-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 72,201
Posted By janicemd
What part of END OF DISCUSSION don't you get?

What part of END OF DISCUSSION don't you get?
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-23-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,016
Posted By janicemd
:lol: :lol: :lol: Yep, that's about it.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Yep, that's about it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-06-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By janicemd
I have an older Kindle and I love it. The only...

I have an older Kindle and I love it. The only drawback is that my library no longer uses Overdrive and all their content is on some cloud app. I think if you are getting a new device, you will be...
Forum: The Pet Forum 08-25-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,138
Posted By janicemd
I know you are not asking me, but we were in...

I know you are not asking me, but we were in Yellowstone in mid-June two years ago on the Rockies Caravan. It was warm (upper-70's one day) and the rest of the week was cool and rainy. But one week...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-20-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,988
Posted By janicemd
Good for you. That guy was a crabby-pants.

Good for you. That guy was a crabby-pants.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-19-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,988
Posted By janicemd
My husband researched this a couple of years ago...

My husband researched this a couple of years ago and settled on a front hitch for our truck. I was so adamantly against it but people here convinced me it was okay. So we did it and it really is the...
Forum: On The Road... 08-12-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
This is planning for 2021, so I hope things are...

This is planning for 2021, so I hope things are back to normal, or at least more normal by then. I'll get on the internet and find out about passes, thanks.
I know what you mean. Gov't - doesn't...
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Wow, and I thought the Alps were spectacular! So...

Wow, and I thought the Alps were spectacular! So looking forward to this, thanks for your comment.
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Thank you, I hadn't taken the time to sort the...

Thank you, I hadn't taken the time to sort the Tunnel Mountains out yet. I was wondering about a Discovery Pass as well, if it pays for itself in a week, I'm sure we will get one. Can we just buy one...
Forum: On The Road... 08-07-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Oh my! We have not encountered hail yet...

Oh my! We have not encountered hail yet (thankfully) but we had ferocious winds and rain in Del Rio, TX. I could feel our rig rocking despite the stabilizers, I was afraid we were going to blow away!...
Forum: On The Road... 08-07-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Thanks, Jeff. I will check them out today - you...

Thanks, Jeff. I will check them out today - you have just been a wealth of information and I really appreciate it!
Forum: On The Road... 08-07-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,064
Posted By janicemd
Sounds like a wonderful place to live!

Sounds like a wonderful place to live!
Forum: On The Road... 08-07-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,064
Posted By janicemd
Thank you, good to know. I read on another thread...

Thank you, good to know. I read on another thread recently about some tent campers cleaning fish on their picnic table - the ranger relocated them and all the tent campers as a precaution. I think...
Forum: On The Road... 08-06-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Fascinating bit of history, I wonder why...

Fascinating bit of history, I wonder why "Habbakuk"? I guess we will have to go to find out. Jasper is in our plan but I haven't even begun looking at campgrounds yet so any suggestions will be...
Forum: On The Road... 08-06-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Good to know, we'll have our dogs with us as...

Good to know, we'll have our dogs with us as well. Thanks!
Forum: On The Road... 08-05-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,064
Posted By janicemd
Thank you for the video! Very interesting, and...

Thank you for the video! Very interesting, and interesting bear stories as well! But I have a question - won't bears smell food that is inside your trailer?
Forum: On The Road... 08-05-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Well then, we will do it. I think we will stay at...

Well then, we will do it. I think we will stay at one of the Tunnel Mountain Campgrounds, I suppose we can just walk over? Any restaurant recommendations?
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Thank you Brad and Peter, I was wondering if it...

Thank you Brad and Peter, I was wondering if it would be like that. The gondola was recommended so I guess we'll have to see it to get to that. Otherwise, it really does not hold an interest for us.
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
T-shirts to snow, sounds like shoulder season!...

T-shirts to snow, sounds like shoulder season! And happy, happy anniversary. 50 years! Good for you.
Forum: On The Road... 08-03-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
If I can't tolerate the cancellation policy, I...

If I can't tolerate the cancellation policy, I don't make a reservation and that's all the time, not just now. So far, every campground has a reasonable policy. But that's a good idea, having an...
Forum: On The Road... 08-03-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Yes, you are right and a flexible camper is a...

Yes, you are right and a flexible camper is a happy camper. But it's good to know what's typical, thank you.
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
My husband will be happy to know he'll be able to...

My husband will be happy to know he'll be able to wash the trailer! Grande Prairie has all kinds of things going for it...well, except for the potholes. Minor thing, I'm glad the roads are mainly...
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
jcl, you are right, we are south of the border...

jcl, you are right, we are south of the border and I did mean Montana.

Thank you, Scott. I had not thought about the GTTS Road closure that early in the season. I'll have to do some research on...
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Jeff, that is a good tip! We don't have a Costco...

Jeff, that is a good tip! We don't have a Costco membership, I never would have thought to try.
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Spectacular pics! And your comment about staying...

Spectacular pics! And your comment about staying longer makes me think we have to do this in June/July so we're not rushing to beat snow and closed campgrounds. Cold does not worry us, the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Agree about reservations, I'm researching...

Agree about reservations, I'm researching campgrounds now. And I'm trying to sort out the booking windows. Anyway, thanks for the tip about Waterton. I will definitely check it out.
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
15 times! Lucky you! Do you think mid- to late-...

15 times! Lucky you! Do you think mid- to late- September is too late? Our caravan ends in Prince George around Sept. 13. I would like to spend a week in each place but that might be pushing it.
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Thank you Peter, I'll look for those websites. I...

Thank you Peter, I'll look for those websites. I don't have the full itinerary yet, but it meets in Dawson Creek, and I know we'll go to Denali and the Kenai Peninsula. Not sure about anything else,...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Thanks for the recommendation, Jeff. It looks...

Thanks for the recommendation, Jeff. It looks nice, and I like the "no sales tax" part!
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Peter, I should have mentioned, we are leaving...

Peter, I should have mentioned, we are leaving from Chicago. If we do this little excursion in September, should we still travel through the States to Montana and then hang a right? Google Maps sends...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
I'll certainly try to do that. A lot of others...

I'll certainly try to do that. A lot of others have mentioned Waterton, and there are many other side trips and lesser known places that are popping up. There is always another interesting place just...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Thank you, Richard. Good to know. Friends from...

Thank you, Richard. Good to know. Friends from our unit were on the 2018 caravan with you, sounds like it was fabulous! I am beyond excited about this trip but as Acheron pointed - it all depends on...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Jeff, well first, lucky you! Anyway, we'd like to...

Jeff, well first, lucky you! Anyway, we'd like to find a place within an hour or two of Dawson Creek to relax, do laundry, clean the trailer, etc. before joining the caravan. Would Grande Prairie be...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,912
Posted By janicemd
Glacier, Banff, Jasper - July or September?

There is so much good information here on these national parks, very helpful for choosing campgrounds, what to see, all that. We want to visit all these places either before or after the Alaska...
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