Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2015, 11:43 AM   #91
itch'n to road trip
 
campnqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Georgia Mountains-Jasper GA.
Posts: 908
HHmmmmm...I don't know if I want to tell you what's great about my state/city. You will want to come and stay!!

GEORGIA -- Its in the SOUTH... nuff sed!!
__________________

__________________
2012 Ford F-250 King Ranch Super Crew Cab 4x4 "Mae West"
2014 Work & Play 25ULA "Ula"
Paula Drake, Ken Cooksey, Sunny Delight & Valor
Jasper Ga.
campnqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:30 PM   #92
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 953
Holy moly....10 pages, already!

I was an Army brat and then served almost 23 years in the Air Force so I've been to 18-countries outside the USA and almost every state. (I was on the IG team for 5 years...you vets will understand that.)

Anyway, born in New Jersey (fa-get-about-it!), raised mostly in Georgia, Germany, Texas, and Maine. (Family roots are in Maine...great place to visit in the summer/fall but highest taxes in the nation and no good job, nothing but a big playground for the out-of-staters who come and trash everything and shoot everything, illegally, then leave the Mainiacs to clean it up for next year.)

We've lived in Monument, Colorado for 14-years and some advise for you visitors:

-Forget about visiting Rocky Mountain National Park...way too busy. Instead, try out one of the many state parks nearby (our fav is Golden Gate Canyon but they don't, yet, have full-hook ups but do have paved, pull-thrus and electricity.)

-Awesome weather...we really do have four seasons and since we're the highest state in the nation, very low humidity all year and very mild winters. (Very few bugs here...you won't even need bug spray out in the deep woods but the many chipmunks and squirrels will tease your puppies!!)

-Colorado Springs: Garden of the God, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (better than the Denver zoo, IMHO), US Olympic Center, USAF Academy (a new visitor center is being built). In the fall, the USAF Academy football games are a blast and very cheap. (Usually under $50 for everything while you can spend $70 just to park at a Denver Broncos game up in Denver...it's crazy)

Anyway, if you're going to RV in Colorado, the state parks are the best we've seen...ANYWHERE....very impressive and well-managed and really not all that busy except for major holidays.
__________________

__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
6-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:36 PM   #93
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 51
In addition to what I already mentioned (5 national parks, six within a five hour drive, 42 state parks, many national monuments, lots of BLM land), apparently after ten pages of responses, and only mine from Utah, I should also have mentioned that I have the place to myself! I wish that were the case; campgrounds in the national parks and many of the state parks do tend to become 100% reserved pretty quickly upon becoming available. Then we have to hope for walk-in availability.
__________________
davido_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:57 PM   #94
Dazed & Confused
 
M&K Hoffman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NW PA
Posts: 348
PA has Heart's Content within its borders and I have my seasonal (for the time being) home there.
__________________
~Mike & Kim~
2014 Rockwood Windjammer 3008W Diamond Package
2012 Toyota Tundra Doublecab 5.7 4WD
M&K Hoffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 01:09 PM   #95
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 4
i am from TEXAS NUFF SAID
__________________
dedrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 02:01 PM   #96
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 953
Quote:
Originally Posted by davido_ View Post
In addition to what I already mentioned (5 national parks, six within a five hour drive, 42 state parks, many national monuments, lots of BLM land), apparently after ten pages of responses, and only mine from Utah, I should also have mentioned that I have the place to myself! I wish that were the case; campgrounds in the national parks and many of the state parks do tend to become 100% reserved pretty quickly upon becoming available. Then we have to hope for walk-in availability.

We're hoping to get out to Utah this year for some camping...I just wish we didn't have to drive through the Rockies to get to you! (And I-70 is about the only main road.)
__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
6-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 02:28 PM   #97
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 475
First...it's not a state for me...it's a province and it's Ontario , Canada
Because we have the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, The St-Lawrence Seaway.
The country's National Capital Ottawa...and the longest outdoor skating rink...the Rideau Canal.
We also have Niagara Falls and surrounding wine route.
The largest city of the country...Toronto and the CN Tower.
More provincial parks than you can count...each one as nice and unique as the last !
We have both French and English life styles and speaking people !
And most of all...because that's where I call it home.
Proud third generation egg farmer and happy woodlot owner !
__________________
Black
2014 Ford F250 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 tuxedo black
2015 Rockwood Signature 8310SS Diamond Edition
***3rd GENERATION EGG FARMER***
***WHO MADE YOUR EGGS TODAY ?
Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 06:31 PM   #98
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Gaylord, MI
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChevyTech77 View Post
Not sure how you all can live down south in those temperatures and humidity. It was -16 here the other morning BEFORE windchill and even after living through it for every year of my 37 year long life, I wouldn't trade that in a second for the heat and humidity of the south. I love my full four seasons especially, winter.
I'm from the Northern Lower and just moved back here after 40 years in Texas. Couldn't stand the heat and missed the 4 seasons. Canoeing/kayaking the AuSable, great start parks, some of the finest golf courses in the country. Drive up to Mackinac and take the ferry to the Island. Lots and lots of lakes.
__________________
biznsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 06:44 PM   #99
Senior Member
 
dbarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 445
what's great about my state??? Leaving!
__________________
'15 F150 Ecoboost Maxtow Scab '13 Freedom Exp. 233RBS
Days camped 2017-46, 2016 -56, 2015-33,
2014-47,

Years camping....52
dbarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 07:13 PM   #100
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbarr View Post
what's great about my state??? Leaving!
You forgot to mention the state, but it does have one good thing, Jim's Rib Haven in Rock Island. Have some very good friends there and had some wonderful times the 27 yrs we lived there, but gladly left the high taxes and corrupt local/state governments.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.