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Old 03-03-2014, 05:19 PM   #21
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Brother Les,

Coming from Michigan (Mother Nature can stop with the snow anytime now). Heading down 75 first full week of April.

Just wondered if anyone had a place to recommend down in Tennessee or Kentucky area.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:37 PM   #22
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Brother Les,

Coming from Michigan (Mother Nature can stop with the snow anytime now). Heading down 75 first full week of April.

Just wondered if anyone had a place to recommend down in Tennessee or Kentucky area.
Minus 3 in mid mo this morning. Diesel gelled up, DW car no heat (thermostat stuck open?) took daughters car... ("Dad you put gas in my car for 'using it'"... my name is on the title)

There are many many nice places in TN and Ky.More people will chime in. I have camped at 'Land-between the Lakes (west side of TN) and at Gattlinburg/ Pigeon Forge TN (east side, in cabins) and camped at Chattanooga (lot of Civil War things to see). Beautiful beautiful areas, but remember this is still Spring Time, the days will be nice and the evening will be cool. Have a space heater.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:12 PM   #23
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Minus 3 in mid mo this morning. Diesel gelled up, DW car no heat (thermostat stuck open?) took daughters car... ("Dad you put gas in my car for 'using it'"... my name is on the title)

There are many many nice places in TN and Ky.More people will chime in. I have camped at 'Land-between the Lakes (west side of TN) and at Gattlinburg/ Pigeon Forge TN (east side, in cabins) and camped at Chattanooga (lot of Civil War things to see). Beautiful beautiful areas, but remember this is still Spring Time, the days will be nice and the evening will be cool. Have a space heater.



What campground did you stay at when at Land between the Lakes? I looked it up and it looks right up our alley. Lots to do there? We know it won't be warm but good enough for us to hike, bike, sight see, etc.
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What campground did you stay at when at Land between the Lakes? I looked it up and it looks right up our alley. Lots to do there? We know it won't be warm but good enough for us to hike, bike, sight see, etc.
My Aunt lived in Dover Tn so we camped at I think was a Corp of Engineers campground that was close to there west of Dover. Do not remember the name as it was more than ten years ago. It was not a private campground, but public. You can take several great 'day trips' from your camp base.


LBL | Energy Lake Campground
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Campgrounds | Dover Tennessee Camping Sites | Trails.com
Recreation.gov recreation area details - Barkley Lake - Recreation.gov
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Thank you. We have never been down there and sure hope it's nice. Seen pics on google of the RV park. Looks clean and very big rig friendly.
Which park are you staying in? There are several along there, plus Galveston Beach State Park is right there as well. You will be about 15 minutes to Galveston due to the spring break traffic. Go see Moody Gardens and the Elissa. The drive up to Webster to go see NASA is worth it as well.

Lots of good places to eat, though I am usually only there during the weekday on business, so my recommendations are lunch.

1. If you are looking for a really good muffaletta, there is a place called Maceos you should check out. "Locals only" kind of place. It is an import shop for high end culinary types. He brings in some really excellent cured meats from Italy and uses them for his sandwiches. The atmosphere is sitting at a long table in the middle of the fairly small store. It is not much, but the sandwiches are awesome.

2. The other local place I like is Gumbo Bar. It is just off Harborside by the cruise terminal pier. Gumbo, NOLA style BBQ shrimp and the Po-Boys are excellent.

3. Mosquito Cafe is a grown-up food place that does some good lunch faire. That said, with kids, I am not sure I would go, as the food can be a little "sophisticated" for youngsters. The desserts are pretty killer though.
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We will be doing our Maiden voyage with the new Fifth Wheel for Spring break! We are headed to Lake Texana near Edna, TX for Spring Break. I am hoping to get down to Palacios/Matagorda/Rockport to do a little fishing as well.
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Which park are you staying in? There are several along there, plus Galveston Beach State Park is right there as well. You will be about 15 minutes to Galveston due to the spring break traffic. Go see Moody Gardens and the Elissa. The drive up to Webster to go see NASA is worth it as well.

Lots of good places to eat, though I am usually only there during the weekday on business, so my recommendations are lunch.

1. If you are looking for a really good muffaletta, there is a place called Maceos you should check out. "Locals only" kind of place. It is an import shop for high end culinary types. He brings in some really excellent cured meats from Italy and uses them for his sandwiches. The atmosphere is sitting at a long table in the middle of the fairly small store. It is not much, but the sandwiches are awesome.

2. The other local place I like is Gumbo Bar. It is just off Harborside by the cruise terminal pier. Gumbo, NOLA style BBQ shrimp and the Po-Boys are excellent.

3. Mosquito Cafe is a grown-up food place that does some good lunch faire. That said, with kids, I am not sure I would go, as the food can be a little "sophisticated" for youngsters. The desserts are pretty killer though.
We are staying in Jamaica beach RV. I really thank you for the places to go and do. :-)
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We have stayed at Jamaica Beach RV before. They have a nice pool and hot tub, though the pool is not heated, and it has been a cold winter for down here. They were doing a lot of expansion when I was there last time, two years ago. I imagine it is really nice.

I will warn you, all of the parks in and around Jamaica Beach are on the main highway. Depending on the time of day, it can be pretty busy. Just be patient when you are pulling out, taking a left to go back to town.
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Not a teacher here but took vacation during that week and approved by boss on the same day I requested it. We're heading to Pismo Beach State park for a few days with DW and DS. Also got Memorial Day weekend at San Luis Obispo Coastal Dunes State Park
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Another teacher here, getting ready to head out in a week to Jetty Park in Cocoa Beach, FL. Hoping hoping for some nice warm beach weather!
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