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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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post Dec 17 2007, 10:00 AM
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1- You go to France for beer and wine? Shame on you. I would have picked Germany for the
beer and Italy for the wine. smile.gif
2- As for the 18-day trip itinerary, you might be trying to cram 10 pounds into a 5-pound bag.
Pounds being weight as opposed to money. smile.gif
3- There might be a positive in having the kids along. After 18 days in an RV, you will learn if
you want to have any of your own.

Has anyone made the connection that he is coming to this country to visit some of the great places it has to offer even with all the fabulous things Europe has for tourist?

Over the years Iíve traveled to numerous countries and gotten around on varied modes of transportation to include donkeys, camels, mopeds, trains, rickshaw, horses, bicycles, and in taxicabs driven by wild men. But Iíve never thought about using a motor home. What a great idea. What is it like to RV in Europe?
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post Dec 17 2007, 10:16 AM
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Mastercraft - If the nieces are coming along then I'll be in touch. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm not sure if their schools will let them take a vacation during the school term. I should know more in a couple of weeks.

RLM - France is quick and easy and I'm not too fussy about what I buy. Last time is was there I stocked up on New World wines, didn't even look at the local produce :-) I didn't even see any of the country, i was off the train, in the HyperMarket and back on the train again.

I can visit Europe at the weekends, most of the major cities can be reached in under 2 hours. There are so many low cost airlines competing with each other that it's possible to fly for next to nothing. As you've probably noticed Europe is expensive and now I'm able to get $2/£1 the US has never been so cheap. I'm also on a secret mission to visit as many states as I can. I've done everything east of the Mississippi, the four corners and Nevada. Now it's time to take in the North West (or is Wyoming part of the Mid West?).

I wouldn't even consider driving an RV in the UK or Europe. The roads are too narrow and congested and don't even get me started on gas prices. I'm currently playing around £5/$10 for a gallon. It's highway robbery!!!!!
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post Dec 24 2007, 11:28 AM
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RLM -
As you've probably noticed Europe is expensive and now I'm able to get $2/£1 the US has never been so cheap.

I'm also on a secret mission to visit as many states as I can. I've done everything east of the Mississippi, the four corners and Nevada. Now it's time to take in the North West (or is Wyoming part of the Mid West?).



I just knew I should have invested in the euro when the change was made several years ago!!!!!

Midwest would be Oklahome, Nebraska, Missouri, etc. Upper Midwest would be Minnesota, Wis, Michigan, Ind, etc. I suspect Wyoming considers itself in the NW.

Put Texas on the list at some future date. Lots to do and see here, but don't come in July/August unless you enjoy 100+ temps. And it's a TWO day drive in an RV from any side to the other...without stops.
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post Dec 24 2007, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE(britboy @ Dec 17 2007, 08:16 AM) *


RLM -
As you've probably noticed Europe is expensive and now I'm able to get $2/£1 the US has never been so cheap.

I'm also on a secret mission to visit as many states as I can. I've done everything east of the Mississippi, the four corners and Nevada. Now it's time to take in the North West (or is Wyoming part of the Mid West?).



I just knew I should have invested in the euro when the change was made several years ago!!!!!

Midwest would be Oklahome, Nebraska, Missouri, etc. Upper Midwest would be Minnesota, Wis, Michigan, Ind, etc. I suspect Wyoming considers itself in the NW.

Put Texas on the list at some future date. Lots to do and see here, but don't come in July/August unless you enjoy 100+ temps. And it's a TWO day drive in an RV from any side to the other...without stops.


One of my favorite confusing topics: geographic names of different areas of the U.S.. There multiple names for some areas and a lot of overlapping. For example, while many consider the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas the western edge of the midwest, they are also called the Plains States. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc. are also call the Great Lakes States. Some states include areas in different regions: Utah's northeast is part of the mountain region, but the southern part of the state is part of the Desert Southwest. As to Britboy's original question, Wyoming (along with Colorado, Montana, etc.) is considered one of the Mountain States - thus the name of the time zone. I could go one endlessly, but for your sake, I won't.
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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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