Where's everybody headed this year?

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8 years 4 months ago #9736 by Sarge3398
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Hi Fellow Military RVers!!

Maybe because tomorrow is the first of April and I'm getting hitch itch, or I'm just getting tired of discussions about homesteading (don't anybody get their panties in a wad...it's only a joke!) I thought this would be a good time to talk about where we're all going this year. I know it's a tough one with the high fuel prices, but I, for one, refuse to sit still! B)

Monkey44 passed through here a couple of weeks ago and we're going to try and hook up in the Black Hills later this summer. I'm heading to Lott Island in Savannah in two weeks to meet up with another Military Campground member for a week. Then it's up to Pointes West Army CG near Augusta, Georgia for a month with a bunch of other Old Farts from the MCG Forums to swap lies and partake of some adult beverages around the campfire.

The beginning of June I'm taking 4 of my grandkids to Fort Fisher in North Carolina for a week of fun in the sun (I think all of those artillery pieces going off over my head in Vietnam must have loosened my brain a little :laugh: ) My Air Force son, who got back from Asscrackistan this past Monday, will be meeting me there with 3 more grandkids. :ohmy: Good thing he's renting a cabin that sleeps 8!

Then I'm heading North to pick up a friend of mine and we're heading out to the Black Hills and Yellowstone for a while. On the way back we're going to stop in Ohio and tour the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the NFL Hall of Fame. Drop my friend off in New York and visit friends and family near Noo Yawk City. I'll probably use Round Pond at West Point as my FOB. Then head back to Georgia at the end of the summer.

So what about Y'all?? Where are you headed this year??

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8 years 4 months ago #9747 by mikecfr
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Mostly local camping. But, we plan to head to the west coast to visit my brother and his family in Roseville, Oregon. Be gone about a month and we plan to camp at MC as often as possible. We do enjoy staying at MC because they are ususally well run. I haven't made my itinerary yet, but I'm getting the itch to get at it.

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8 years 4 months ago #9748 by monkey44
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Been on the road (southwest) since we left Sarge in Georgia ... spent three weeks in Texas (Big Bend, great again) and now in El Paso taking a short break to stock up and rest up from all this fun.

Planning next to NM, AZ, Ut, CO, (Hook up with Roger again?) Wy, Dakotas (Hook up with Sarge again?), Cape Cod, and then eventually back to Florida to recover ... if any of you MCG guys are in those areas, let us know and we'll touch paws across a campfire ... Monkey & Genie

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8 years 4 months ago #9749 by Sarge3398
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Have a great trip Mike and drive safely!! :)

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8 years 4 months ago #9750 by Sarge3398
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Stay out of Juarez, Monkey... :laugh:

See you guys up in the Dakotas in June!

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8 years 4 months ago #9751 by pricejh
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We have already done a weekend at Guntersville and are looking forward to heading out in a couple of weeks for a two week vacation. I still can't runaway for long periods.

Planning on heading down to the Gulf the mosey over to Kyle, Texas to see my sister. Then mosey back. The operative word is MOSEY. Two or three days in Kyle should be enough time. I feel the need for shrimp and amber jack.

We're also planning some three day weekends through out the summer in the Tennessee\George\Carolina area. Lots of places to go and lots to see. Want to go back to the Opry and another weekend at Guntersville SP this summer, too.

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8 years 4 months ago #9752 by floridakamper
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We've got a reservation for Fort Myers Beach for the month of May. Later in the summer we plan to head up the east coast, probably as far as the Poconos. We had planned to continue up to Maine but fuel prices have affected our plans. In Jersey we plan on a week or two at Earle Naval Ammunition Depot. One of few famcamps in the area and in a good location.

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8 years 4 months ago #9753 by polarlys
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We just got home from a winter foray southbound. Met Monkey44 in JAX when we stayed at Mayport on the way down. Enjoyed Fla for about 6 wks with a cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale along the way. Got home to NJ to cool early spring weather at the end of March. Heading out west later towards the end of Summer.

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8 years 4 months ago #9754 by rvgrammy1953
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Currently, at Mayport until the 15th...then it's the "mad dash" to PA where we'll do the drs. appts. at the VA, visit with the relatives and spoil the grand-kids til mid-June....then a little more north to visit more relatives until mid-July....at which time we'll head west. Our plan is to hit SD with all that is to see in "The Badlands", etc.....then to visit sister & family in WY, using her home as base to do Yellowstone. Then Montana, NV, AZ,NM,TX, etc. heading East. Now this isn't all being done really fast...we plan to take our time and stay awhile at each place. We've been planning this trip for 2 yrs., so will go even with the "Yucky" gas prices....just will stay longer at our stops. We figure we'll be back in the FL/GA area about the same time next year.

Would love to meet up with any of you along the way.
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8 years 3 months ago #9757 by Sarge3398
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Keep plugging away John...there IS light at the end of the tunnel (FULL retirement!)

MOSEY is a great word...I tend to do that too. LOL

If you're in the area in October, there's a bunch of us that meet up at Pointes West Army Resort in Appling, Georgia every year...sort of an "end of the summer" last get together. You're welcome to join us!

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8 years 3 months ago #9758 by Sarge3398
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Dang...I keep missing everybody along the way by just weeks!! :angry:

Looks like there's a few of us heading out to the Dakotas and Yellowstone, but you folks are going later in the summer...I'll be out there in June. PA in the beginning of July and I won't get there until the END of the summer. :laugh:

Everybody have a great trip and drive safely! Hope to meet up with y'all somewhere along the road (if I can ever get my calendar to cooperate.)

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8 years 3 months ago #9759 by pricejh
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Sarge3398 wrote: Keep plugging away John...there IS light at the end of the tunnel (FULL retirement!)

MOSEY is a great word...I tend to do that too. LOL

If you're in the area in October, there's a bunch of us that meet up at Pointes West Army Resort in Appling, Georgia every year...sort of an "end of the summer" last get together. You're welcome to join us!


That sounds like a plan. Will have to make arrangements.

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8 years 3 months ago #9760 by renegade
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B) Mostly local this year.
May head out to the Georgia coast late in the year, depends on fuel cost. Won't be in Oct. unless I make it by myself...

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8 years 3 months ago #9761 by Sarge3398
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renegade wrote: B) Mostly local this year.
May head out to the Georgia coast late in the year, depends on fuel cost. Won't be in Oct. unless I make it by myself...


If you're in Georgia in October, try to stop by Pointes West in Appling. As I mentioned in an earlier post, there's a bunch of us who are on this forum who meet up there for a month, usually the middle of October. Everybody's welcome around the campfire and we have a really good time. Good food, good company, and good fishing! I'll post the information on here before then...if you can make it, we'd love to see ya!

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8 years 3 months ago #9765 by bill6750
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We just got back last week from being in Yuma, Az. for the winter. We will go to the Holiday Rambler Diesel Pusher rally at Goshen, In. the first week in May and in June we have a Motorcyclist touring rally in Branson. In July we plan to go to Louisville, Ky for the rally with good sam. Some other trips as they come.

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #9766 by cdrcos
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This is year of the big one: Alaska :laugh: :cheer: :) . Going to cross that one off my "bucket list"!

Leaving May 26 and returning sometime in August. We're going to do the Alaska highway, Valdez, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Denali, Fairbanks and probably return through Jasper and Banff.

Any tip will be appreciated!

Joe & Barb
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8 years 3 months ago #9768 by ErnieT
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We are leaving Jacksonville Florida to head for a week in Gatlinburg Tenn. Then down to Shaw AFB outside Sumter S.C. for a week. Never been to either one of these places. We just traded our class C for a class A.

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8 years 3 months ago #9773 by monkey44
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Any tip will be appreciated![/quote]


TIPS: If all else changes around a little and timewise you need to make a choice -- DO NOT miss Jasper and Banff - and make a stop at Lake Louise as well --- will knock your eyes out.

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8 years 3 months ago #9774 by lamsan
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We will be heading to the Okeechobee State Samboree in a couple of weeks then down to Key West as we should be able to get a hookup site end of April. Short local trips in the summer in Fl. and Ga. and then in the fall doing a 16 day caraventure to N.E. (off our bucket list finally). Stops in Pa. and N.C. then back to Fl. in Nov. No definite plans after that maybe Tx. and Ok. Next year hope to do a trip by rail in the U.S. any suggestions would be appreciated.

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8 years 3 months ago #9776 by JJnLilly
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While you are in Okeechobee, take a drive 5 miles to the NW - up 98 - to Kissimmee Prairie Preseve State Park. A place like no other in Florida. 54,000 acres of wild. If you go stop by the office and tell them Jon and Judy sent you.

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