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Old 05-11-2018, 06:39 PM   #1
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Summer Roadtrip 2018

After months of planning, the day finally arrived. We started our epic (epic for us that is) roadtrip to see parts of the country we'd never been to. We're traveling with a new Cedar Creek 36ck2 5th wheel and a 2014 F350 tv. Our trip started this morning in Anna Texas at our storage yard. We'd been loading the trailer up over the course of this week, so all we needed to do this morning was hookup and go. We took I35 north through Oklahoma and into Kansas. Made a couple stops along the way and ended up at Arrow Rock park at Lake Melvern Ks for the night. 460 miles on our first day. We've got a awesome spot looking over the lake - too bad we're only here for the night. Our trip will take us north to Omaha to see relatives for a couple days. From there, we're heading up to South Dakota and staying at Fort Wilekit campground for 4 nights. Looking forward to seeing Rushmore, Crazyhorse, Custer National Park and some of the other sites. From there heading over to Devils Monument for 3 nights then north to Buffalo Springs in Malta Montana for 2 nights. Picked this place as it was the closed campground to the Canadian border. We'll drive over the border one day and see the Grassland National Park. From Buffalo Springs, we're heading over to West Glacier for 4 nights. Then down to Billings for 2 nights. Then we hit Yellowstone for 10 nights. Staying at Grizzley RV park. Can not wait to see this place and enjoy it at a relaxed pace. After that, we head south with an overnight stop in Park City to see an old friend. Then we head southeast to Moab and the Canyonlands area for 2 nights. Then its down to Carlsbad to see the Cavern. From there we head back home. I used lots of tips and suggestions from this forum when planning this trip - so thank you everyone for that help. Will post pics along the way

Me, the wife and Banjo heading out
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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Southern Oklahoma wind farm - man those things are huge. The 2nd pic is around the Arbuckle area in Oklahoma.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:44 PM   #3
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Stopped at a scenic lookout spot in the Flint Hills area of Kansas. Surprisingly beautiful area.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:47 PM   #4
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Will be at Grizzly on June 3 with MY Cedar Creek for 6 days!

any info you have on that, send it on.

Great post.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:48 PM   #5
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Stop night 1 - Arrow Rock park at Lake Melvern KS. Literally nobody here. We've almost got the park to ourselves. This park is 30 miles off I35, but we just didn't want to stay at someplace along the highway. Besides, we can go from here, straight up Hwy 75 to Topeka and in the morning and be right back where we need to be. The lake views and breeze is very nice.
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Will be at Grizzly on June 3 with MY Cedar Creek for 6 days!

any info you have on that, send it on.

Great post.

We get there May 28th and head out June 7th. We'll have to meet up. Safe travels.
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Will be at Grizzly on June 3 with MY Cedar Creek for 6 days!

any info you have on that, send it on.

Great post.


Grizzly RV Park is very nice, we have stayed there a number of times. You will enjoy Grizzly
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Looks Great,are you just Winging it or all Preplaned? Youroo!!
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Looks Great,are you just Winging it or all Preplaned? Youroo!!

I'm the planner type. I've booked all the RV campgrounds already. So even though we didn't want to be rushed, we do have to stay on the schedule.
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Day 2 - we left Arrow Rock park in Kansas around 7am. Drove up Hwy 75 to Topeka and continued to follow it north all the way to Omaha. Would say it's a very nice drive, no traffic to speak of, pretty nice roads and ok country to watch as you go by. Lots of the highway in Omaha/Council Bluffs is being worked on, so you have to pay attention to where you're going or you might miss the turnoffs/offramps. We made 1 coffee stop along the way and it took us 4hrs to get here. We have family here and had some more family fly in so to stay central to everyone, we decided to stay at the Horseshoe Casino RV area. Nice big back in spots, a clean bathroom, shower and laundry room, plenty of parking for your tow vehicle or toad and right across the lot is the casino. The hookups here are at the back of each spot, so unless you have an RV with the connections in the back, you'll need to make sure you have enough power cable and water line to reach. We had plenty of hose, but not enough powerline. Ended up having to back the 5'er up until it was just about touching the outlet box and then I had enough cable to reach my outside connection. $40/night to stay here.
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