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    Thinking about a summer rally...

    We had so much fun this weekend and are looking forward to March. We were thinking it might be a good idea to get an early start planning for summer since reservations become more scarce when school is out. Mat and I would really like to be somewhere with water access to cool off in the summer...
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    LA - Sam Houston Jones State Park review

    We spent the last couple nights at Sam Houston Jones State Park, and I didn't see a review so I thought I'd add one. This was our first stay at a Louisiana State Park. I'm not sure if it is just one of the less developed parks or if this is typical, but it was a world of difference from what...
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    Fairfield Lake State Park

    We just spent 3 nights at Fairfield Lake, and we really enjoyed the park. The Cook's Ferry section with hookups has been recently redone and it is very nice. Our site was very spacious, shaded, and not too close to neighbors. Lakeside sites are nice, but we were across the road and still...
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    Big Bend Bound... Fingers Crossed!

    This is just our second trip to Big Bend and it's a bit of a whirlwind, but I'm excited. We're scheduled to leave out after work Wednesday and drive straight through to Seminole Canyon State Park. If all goes well, we should leave by about 3:30pm and arrive around 10pm, where we will then set...
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    What to do if your TV breaks down?

    I'm starting to worry because our TV now has 160,000 miles on it. It's had a bad track record with mechanical issues, and I'm worrying that one day we may find ourselves 4-5 hours (or more) from home with no way to tow our camper back. We have AAA which will tow us up to 100 miles in our TV...
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    11 day Trip, Leaving Tonight!

    I can not wait! As soon as dh Mat gets home from work today around 2:30, we're getting a quick oil change and rolling out of town. First stop tonight - Martin Creek Lake State Park. We haven't been here in about 10 years, but this just a place to rest our heads for now and break up the...
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    Red Shoes RV Resort - Kinder, LA

    We stayed at Red Shoes RV Resort next to the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, LA over the weekend. The original plan was Sam Houston Jones, but we arrived at 9:45 and they had already shut down the computers (supposed to be open til 10... grrr) so we couldn't get in and had to keep driving. We...
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    Texas Campers - is anyone booked for next fall at Lost Maples?

    If you want to book it, now is the time. I just got us booked for early November 2014, and I'm so excited. We've stayed in Garner and day-tripped to the park, and we've stayed in the park in off peak season. But, we have never been able to secure reservations during the peak. Let the...
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    Help Get This Site into the NPS... sign the petition!

    This weekend I visited a neat little spot in Waco, TX, the Waco Mammoth Site: http://www.waco-texas.com/cms-waco-mammoth/ It is not far from Mother Neff State Park. This is the largest herd of Columbian Mammoth fossils found in the world, and they are delicate... chalk-like. Our docent said...
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    I hate hunting season!

    Ugh. I love the fall, but does it HAVE to coincide with hunting season? It's the most beautiful time of the year and the weather is finally starting to cool off a tiny bit from the brutal Texas summers. All I want to do is get outside and enjoy the outdoors! Meanwhile, all my DH wants to do...
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    Cook turkey on open campfire - no dutch oven

    How would you do it? I'm talking a whole large turkey- maybe 16 lbs.
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    Popped up on Seawall? Galveston TX

    Has anyone ever popped up on the Seawall? Any experiences to share? I've seen motorhomes and TT, including some parked the wrong way to accommodate their slide. Just curious if anyone has parked the PUP there for the night.
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    Best Place to Winter Camp in January?

    We are in Houston and want to plan a January trip (Jan. 1-12) somewhere amazing. National Parks are ideal. Beautiful landscapes, mild winters desired. We aren't afraid of cold weather or even a little snow, but we're in Houston and used to mild winters. As much as we wanted to go to Denver...
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    Labor Day Plans

    It's just a short trip, but daydreaming about it will have to tide me over for now. I can't wait to leave, even though it will be hot and sticky. We're staying at Louisiana's Bayou Segnette State Park near New Orleans. I chose this park in part because it has a wave pool! Never been there...
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    How many nights camped in 2013? Other stats?

    Do you have camping "goals" such as # of nights camped in the year, number of parks visited, miles logged, etc.? If so, what are your 2013 stats and goals for the remainder of the year? Here's ours for 2013 YTD (Aug 6 2013) 31 nights camped States visited: 4 (soon to be 5) National...
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    Would you pursue this with the dealer?

    When we went to pick up the pup we bought brand new in February, during the setup instructions, I noticed one of the springs on the mattress was poking into the side of the mattress. It was about to rub through, and I was afraid if we lowered the top it would poke through. This is a brand new...
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    Franklin Mountains State Park - El Paso

    We spent 4 days in the Franklin Mountains in early July this year. I didn't see a review for this campground, so I thought I would add some information. Be warned - there are pit toilets and no showers, but the bathrooms were clean when I was there. There is no water anywhere in the park, so...
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    Lincoln Memorial - Vandalized with Green Paint!?

    Last night/this morning. What the heck is wrong with people? Who would do this to the Lincoln Memorial? I am so disgusted. Now the memorial is closed to the public for clean up. I hope no one is making the trek of a lifetime to D.C. right now & missing out. It is one of those trips that is...
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    Houston to White Sands, and everywhere in between... July 2013

    As long as I can remember, DH and I have been talking about making it to Big Bend. This summer, we finally did! He has a job with Fridays off now, and July 4 was a Thursday holiday ... add to that a week of vacation the following week... and we were off on our adventure for 11 days. This is...
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    Sunrises, Sunsets, and Skyscapes

    As a lifelong city girl, beautiful smogless skies are my favorite part of camping! Share some photos of your favorite skyscapes. I posted a few below, and forgive me for getting a little carried away ... haha... daydreaming about camping tonight. New Mexico storm near White Sands, NM West...




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