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britboy
post Dec 12 2007, 04:03 PM
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We had our first RV trip last March we're hooked. After a slow start getting used to driving the RV we had a fantastic holiday. I'm planning a trip next May leaving from Denver and heading up through the Rocky Mountain NP, Custer State Park, Bighorn Canyon and Yellowstone. Then south through Utah to Moab, Mesa Verde and Durango before returning to Denver. I'd like to know what Yellowstone will be like in late May. I've heard it can get pretty busy. Should I book a campground in advance or just turn up? Also, we've planned an 18 day vacation and don't mind a couple of days of hard driving. Is it realistic to think we can include Glacier NP in the trip?

Thanks in advance.
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Jerry S
post Dec 15 2007, 05:54 PM
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Mastercraft,

I would agree your criticisms of Britboy's plans if he were living in the eastern U.S. and could reasonably expect to be able to take similar trips out west every year. Like you, I would not undertake his itinerary in 18 days, but I am in a different situation. Let's reverse the situation. If you were going to Europe for for you first and maybe only time, would you rather spend a week in London and a week in Paris or 2 days each in London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Athens, Moscow and Vienna? Economically, you want the most bang for your trans-Atlantic airfare buck and, from an experience standpoint, you want to see as many different things as you can. By touring each of his destination areas for 1-2 days Britboy may see only a few highlights of each but he will see the great variety of natural (mountains, desert, geo-thermal) and historic (ancient native ruins, Mt. Rushmore) sites within 700 miles of Denver.

I have spoken to many Europen tourists during my travels out west and most of them travel with what you and I would consider an hectic schedule. Yet they all seem to have enjoyed every place they visited.
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post Dec 16 2007, 12:49 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the replies, it's given me plenty of food for thought. I've travelled quite a bit over the past decade and keep coming back to the US. It's a fantastic country with such varied landscapes. We've fallen in love with the white sands in the Gulf of Mexico, the Red Rocks of Sedona, Chicago's Architecture and the best steaks money can buy biggrin.gif I want to see as much as I possibly can but my salary, vacation allowance and mortgage only allow me so many weeks each year.

I don't want to bite off more than I can chew but I have to balance that with the cost of the vacation. I think I need to be slightly less ambitious and spend some 'quality' time in a few parks.

I've ordered several guide books, registered with the State Tourism offices and will start more detailed planning early in the new year. I think the easiest thing to do is to head south to Durango & Moab then North to Yellowstone and see how things go. It looks like our two nieces are coming with us so we'll need to do more and drive less.
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britboy   Rv Vacation In May 2008   Dec 12 2007, 04:03 PM
DXSMac   We had our first RV trip last March we're hoo...   Dec 12 2007, 07:13 PM
Jerry S.   I don't mean to burst your bubble, but Rocky M...   Dec 12 2007, 08:25 PM
britboy   Thanks :) - Think I'll rebook my flights to ...   Dec 13 2007, 04:49 PM
Jerry S.   Thanks :) - Think I'll rebook my flights to...   Dec 13 2007, 09:47 PM
Texasrvers   We were in Yellowstone in mid June about 10 years ...   Dec 13 2007, 10:02 PM
mastercraft   Britboy, We just spent 4 weeks in some of the same...   Dec 15 2007, 02:51 PM
Jerry S.   Mastercraft, I would agree your criticisms of Bri...   Dec 15 2007, 05:54 PM
britboy   Thanks to everyone for the replies, it's given...   Dec 16 2007, 12:49 PM
mastercraft   Jerry S, I was only commenting on the fact he had ...   Dec 16 2007, 02:04 PM
britboy   Europe is very small in comparison to the US. I li...   Dec 16 2007, 04:32 PM
mastercraft   Our kids liked bike riding around yellowstone, som...   Dec 16 2007, 05:12 PM
RLM   Britboy> 1- You go to France for beer and win...   Dec 17 2007, 10:00 AM
britboy   Mastercraft - If the nieces are coming along then ...   Dec 17 2007, 10:16 AM
RLM   RLM - As you've probably noticed Europe is...   Dec 24 2007, 11:28 AM
Jerry S.   RLM - As you've probably noticed Europe i...   Dec 24 2007, 12:57 PM
pianotuna   Hi Britboy, Time for an electric (bev) car? That ...   Dec 17 2007, 11:17 AM
Texasrvers   Isn't there a section of the country considere...   Dec 24 2007, 01:01 PM
Jerry S.   Isn't there a section of the country consider...   Dec 24 2007, 03:24 PM
Texasrvers   Jerry, Oh gosh, no need to apologize, but this is...   Dec 24 2007, 03:43 PM


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