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GaryWT
post Jul 20 2014, 10:51 PM
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So thankful that we all like different things in a campground. Stopped at a campground 2 years ago and loved it, great little KOA while we were traveling. Every time we talk about the trip which was a great trip, everyone talks about the KOA. I keep reading negative reviews about the place. Wifi not good, cable not good, site not good, road not good or whatever. Gives me hope that when we can make it back to the area, we will not have an issue getting in.
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post Aug 6 2014, 06:06 PM
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Join Passport America and Good Sam, Look into getting a WiFi antenna for your laptop and maybe Myfi or some other phone based internet access service. Make sure you have a digital camera and make sure you have a place to store a lot of photos (we have over 10,000 on our site). You can setup all this type of stuff while you are laid up. My wife has had rotator cuff and total knee. Dyour PT faithfully. Learn about Wal-Mart camping and other boondocking.. Get National Park info and state park info (all on the internet or phone app) Develop check lit for setup and departure. Join IR2 forums and Escapee forums. Lots of people out there wanting to help. Learn to communicate with your wife, Different now you are retired. GOOD LUCK.


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QUOTE(Lindsay Richards @ Aug 6 2014, 07:06 PM) *

Join Passport America and Good Sam, Look into getting a WiFi antenna for your laptop and maybe Myfi or some other phone based internet access service. Make sure you have a digital camera and make sure you have a place to store a lot of photos (we have over 10,000 on our site). You can setup all this type of stuff while you are laid up. My wife has had rotator cuff and total knee. Dyour PT faithfully. Learn about Wal-Mart camping and other boondocking.. Get National Park info and state park info (all on the internet or phone app) Develop check lit for setup and departure. Join IR2 forums and Escapee forums. Lots of people out there wanting to help. Learn to communicate with your wife, Different now you are retired. GOOD LUCK.


Good advice all the way around, Lindsay. Thanks. DW & I communicate beautifully and have enjoyed spending time together for 20 years. Never gets old. "Retirement" for me, after the trip, will involve some volunteering for a good non-profit, grandkid spoilin' and exploring the surroundings in our retirement community of Pagosa Springs, CO, where we already own a home. (Won't retire until Dec, 2015.)

This trip has been our dream for the past 5 years! REALLY looking forward to it.

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GaryWT   Thankful We Are All So Different   Jul 20 2014, 10:51 PM
nedmtnman   So thankful that we all like different things in ...   Jul 21 2014, 06:04 AM
RLM   Yeah, I sometimes wonder if I am in the same camp...   Jul 24 2014, 07:44 PM
Nolan   Last night my wife was looking for some campground...   Jul 21 2014, 08:01 AM
mdcamping   Last night my wife was looking for some campgroun...   Jul 21 2014, 08:09 PM
docj   You've identified a point that so many seem to...   Jul 21 2014, 09:42 AM
GaryWT   Yes, agree with much of what is said. I get a ful...   Jul 21 2014, 04:23 PM
nedmtnman   I too look at what the reviewer says. I used the s...   Jul 22 2014, 07:05 AM
Dutch_12078   We normally use the bath facilities in our coach, ...   Jul 22 2014, 07:33 AM
jamarynn1   If a park advertises that it has clean bathrooms, ...   Jul 22 2014, 02:12 PM
jimnina   We would have to agree with some of each reply in ...   Jul 22 2014, 06:56 PM
BoomerNY   When reading reviews, I also look at the overall a...   Jul 23 2014, 06:44 AM
docj   Example: we're at the KOA in Virginia Beach....   Jul 23 2014, 04:49 PM
BoomerNY   I cannot figure out why people blame CG's for...   Jul 24 2014, 07:10 AM
dalsgal   How about the review that complained that it was s...   Jul 23 2014, 07:34 PM
BoomerNY   How about the review that complained that it was ...   Jul 24 2014, 07:13 AM
docj   How about the review that complained that it was ...   Jul 24 2014, 08:32 AM
John S.   Yes reviews differ and I know I have marked down o...   Jul 25 2014, 02:30 PM
MT woodworker   We do almost all of our camping in Montana (home o...   Jul 26 2014, 02:04 PM
dalsgal   I would love to ask some reviewers if they ever l...   Jul 26 2014, 06:25 PM
docj   I'm sure I will get a bad review from some fo...   Jul 26 2014, 06:33 PM
Hutch333id   I'm sure I will get a bad review from some fo...   Jul 27 2014, 12:05 AM
dalsgal   Sorry, double posting here   Jul 26 2014, 06:26 PM
tiffinman   I'm surprised you just didn't call the pol...   Jul 26 2014, 06:41 PM
dalsgal   The sheriff's department here is a joke. The ...   Jul 26 2014, 06:55 PM
dalsgal   I wanted to update you folks. The rule breakers f...   Jul 27 2014, 11:27 AM
jobob   I wanted to update you folks. The rule breakers ...   Jul 27 2014, 11:48 AM
mdcamping   Don't be surprised if you have many, many bad...   Jul 27 2014, 01:49 PM
dalsgal   The parents travel in their RV for jobs and they h...   Jul 27 2014, 02:25 PM
jimnina   dalsgal :( Sorry for your turmoil with THOSE camp...   Aug 2 2014, 01:06 PM
GaryWT   So sorry for owners who never know what type of ca...   Aug 4 2014, 06:53 AM
MelBtraveln   After breaking my knee cap and having surgery last...   Aug 6 2014, 05:55 PM
Lindsay Richards   Join Passport America and Good Sam, Look into gett...   Aug 6 2014, 06:06 PM
MelBtraveln   Join Passport America and Good Sam, Look into get...   Aug 6 2014, 06:34 PM


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