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Old 07-17-2016, 06:57 PM   #1
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input and advice welcome, first long trip

leaving on labor day from MN. spend some time at Olympic national park and the rain forest, work my way down the coast to about Fort Bragg, work my way inland to Hwy 395 and spend some time at Joshua tree national park soaking up the sun (snakes spiders and scorpions????) over to Dallas area and dinosaur valley state park, up to Arkansas to relax then home by Oct 28 (last day to put MH in storage) Any suggestion to supplies, roads to avoid or sites not to be missed are most welcomed. Just retired this year after 41 years in the sheet metal business. Had fun, but hard work throwing sheet metal around all day and dealing with young'uns who liked the paycheck but not the work
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:04 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun. Congrats on the retirement!!
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Sounds awesome!

Honk when you come through Arkansas!
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We were in Arkansas for 3 weeks last Oct. It was great. Stayed at Greers ferry and hotsprings national park
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:20 PM   #5
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We were in Arkansas for 3 weeks last Oct. It was great. Stayed at Greers ferry and hotsprings national park
Just got back from Greer's Ferry today. That's my stomping grounds. Couple further recommendations: Mt. Magazine, Devil's Den, Petit Jean, Lake Ouachita, and Bull Shoals/White River SPs are real gems among an awesome SP system. And, if you liked Greer's Ferry (who wouldn't?), I can also highly recommend the other COE lakes: Diamond Lakes around Hot Springs, and in northern AR, Norfork, Bull Shoals, and Table Rock. Happy travels!

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Coming down the coast from?? Ft Bragg is inland a bit ~~ say Hi for me. Check out the SF museum in FayetteNam.
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Coming down the coast from?? Ft Bragg is inland a bit ~~ say Hi for me. Check out the SF museum in FayetteNam.
The OP is talking about Ft. Bragg, California, which is on the coast.

To the OP, You may not want to drive down Highway 1 South, to Ft. Bragg.
Depends on how big of a RV you have.
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We have towed down HWY1 and it is not a problem. Go slow and enjoy the view.


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traffic around Dallas is a nightmare. search the forum for Rt35, Dallas and you will be able to read comments from another earlier post regarding the highways and the construction.
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Did a three month trip last summer. The most important advice I could give is have a relaxed schedule and don't plan too long of days. Enjoy and travel safe.
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