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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 


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Franklin Mountain State Park outside of El Paso.

 

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Neat! Can you post a pic of the actual camping area?

 

This may sound weird, but are there often ticks in that brush? Around where I live there is mostly sagebrush in the desert parts and it is open to free range cattle, plus lots of wildlife, so ticks sometimes are super abundant. They practically leap off the bushes at you... very disheartening. I walk with a stout cane and sometimes use it to whack a bush before brushing past it, in an attempt to dislodge the nasties.

 

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John Davies

 

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

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Living here in the SE, ticks are just expected. We spend a lot of time in the forest/brush/tall grass. In season its normal to do a tick inspection at days end. A good spray of Cutters helps, but is not fool proof. My dog gets special treatment - an oral pill every 3 months - works very well, but not on humans, alas.

 

Quite honestly, its not something I worry about, I should, I suspect. After 30 plus years in the area,  I just accept it and go on. I never worried about it when out west - didn't think Lyme had spread that far, perhaps the spotted fever is there however.

 

Weird, in my younger days I spent a lot of time working in and around the swamps of South Louisiana, and I don't remember ticks being an issue, snakes and alligators, yes, ticks no. Oh, and mosquitos the size of hummingbirds..... The good old days.


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Franklin Mountain State Park outside of El Paso.

 

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Neat! Can you post a pic of the actual camping area?

 

This may sound weird, but are there often ticks in that brush? Around where I live there is mostly sagebrush in the desert parts and it is open to free range cattle, plus lots of wildlife, so ticks sometimes are super abundant. They practically leap off the bushes at you… very disheartening. I walk with a stout cane and sometimes use it to whack a bush before brushing past it, in an attempt to dislodge the nasties.

 

Thanks.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

Franklin Mountain State Park only has 5 RV sites. No hookups and no dump station. $7/night. It’s basically a small loop with three sites on the outside and 2 on the inside. Sites 1 and 2 are not very level. Site 3 (our site) was better. 4 and 5 on the inside are pretty level. We didn’t venture into the brush, it was just an overnight stop on the way to Quartzsite. We walked the road down to the tent sites.

 

 

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Sure does look like it was nice and quiet at Franklin Mountain.  Hope that it is nice and warm for you guys in Quartzsite even though it is going to be 60 degrees in Western NC today.

 

Bill


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Sure does look like it was nice and quiet at Franklin Mountain. Hope that it is nice and warm for you guys in Quartzsite even though it is going to be 60 degrees in Western NC today.

 

Bill

 

We didn’t go back to Quartzsite for the rally. We’re at a COE campground between Fresno and Yosemite. We’ve been working our way up CA, head to Napa tomorrow. We had a great visit to Death Valley NP and also Yosemite NP. Yosemite was a ghost town yesterday, hardly anyone there. Great weather but 5 feet of snow forecasted for today and tomorrow.

 

Hidden Lake COE campground....

 

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Yosemite yesterday....

 

 

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Pete, did you and Bosker make it to PEI?   There are some very nice campgrounds in Eastern PEI, particularly a provincial park called Red Point.


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On our way to the rally. Spending a few days here at Daingerfield State Park near Texarkana, TX.

 

 

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Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX


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On our way to the rally. Spending a few days here at Daingerfield State Park near Texarkana, TX.

 

 

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We’re at a COE campground between Fresno and Yosemite. We’ve been working our way up CA, head to Napa tomorrow. We had a great visit to Death Valley NP and also Yosemite NP. Yosemite was a ghost town yesterday, hardly anyone there. Great weather but 5 feet of snow forecasted for today and tomorrow.

 

Hidden Lake COE campground….

 

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Yosemite yesterday….

 

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Mike,

 

Nice shots!

 

Thanks for posting about this COE campground. Hope to camp there later this year.

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We camped at Shenandoah Crossing Gordonsville VA earlier this week while visiting family. It was a fine camping trip.

 

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While camping we visited Montpelier, James and Dolly Madison's home:

 

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Also visited Monticello,  Thomas Jefferson's home:

 

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Horseneck State Park, Westport, MA

 

This was a nice spot overlooking the ocean. We were in row two and there are no electric or water hookups. We used our generator for the first time to make coffee in the morning. Not the reason we have it but a nice perk. (Please note the hard earned pun!) The park was about $30 for the night. There were a lot of spaces but it was also pretty full - lots of fishermen. It was convenient for visiting New Bedford Whaling Historic site. The park is between RI and Cape Cod. The pretty sunset a bonus.

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Nice perk...

 

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 


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At Land Between the Lakes COE Canal Campground tonight. A very nice place. This nice Kentucky campground is only hour away from our home.

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Monday in The Valley of Fire, east of Las Vegas.  On our way to Guntersville.

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John


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Headed to the 2019 Rally with my two favorite camping buddies - Karren and Magnum.  Sunset on Lake Seminole, FL.

 

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KWR


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Roughing it along the Snake River SW of Pullman WA, NW of Lewiston ID, on the east bank of the river. There is a nice 9 spot county campground a little north of here (Wawaiwai County Park -no hookups $15) but the free dispersed pullouts along the highway a mile south of there are the best. This one is at Granite Point, a granite dike in the horizontal basalt beds that are so typical of this region.

 

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It can be very windy, especially if the direction funnels it along the canyon. There is a train track nearby, we saw two short slow freights in 18 hours. Highway traffic is local, minimal and non-existent at night. There are a few barges making their way along through the locks, and an occasional fisherman. There is a lot of wood debris, sometimes big logs, in these lakes, which are downstream from Hells Canyon .... a sturdy boat is best, like a Duckworth Jet, or you risk prop damage.

 

Just south of the county park is the rowing center for the Washington State University rowing team. There is a public boat launch there and a viewing area so you can watch the training runs and competitions.

 

Our spot got lots of sun once it got above the surrounding hills. I got to test my new flagpole and spinner wind art. I’ll post a separate thread about that. I love these COE lake spots.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

 

 

 

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Overnighting directly across from:

 

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 


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You two are just living the dream, aren’t you?

 

One of the more scenic stops!  Question is “catfish or chicken?”


Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX


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Question is “catfish or chicken?”     Why not both?


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Well, the catfish is over in the garage?


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A couple of nights at Pendleton Bend, a COE on the Arkansas River.  There is talk of flooding next week do to the storms in OKLAHOMA.

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Mike and Krunch


Lutz, FL


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