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Old 05-24-2015, 11:06 AM   #11
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Location: Dripping Springs, TX
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If you are CHL or plan to carry along a firearm, ensure you check the laws in different states, plus Canada. With time, meander as much as you can and enjoy. We use the Trip Planner with Good Sams with the button for attractions etc to point to places. Some of the campsites will have local attractions that may not otherwise be known. While in Holbrook AZ we went to the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest but also found another place to visit. Holbrook owns some land that has petroglyphs you can get close up to.

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Old 05-24-2015, 11:21 AM   #12
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If you are 62 or older be sure to get a "Senior Pass" from the US Forest Service or Parks Dept. $10 for a lifetime card that gives you 50% off at five federal agencies -- National Parks, National Forests, etc.. Get info at their website: America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
With the card you can get half price camping at Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service campgrounds -- $12 to $15 a night is a steal. I have a book that lists all the BLM, Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife, etc. campgrounds in the country. You should be able to find one at your local bookstore. If you can plan your trip around these campgrounds you can save a ton of money.

I have never had trouble getting spots except an occasional Friday or Saturday night. Weekends are busy but Sunday night thru Thursday nights you can usually find a spot.

Oregon has great state parks. They raised their rates this year to (avg) $30 per night. (little less without sewer hookup -- little more with) You can download a state parks brochure here:

Have fun. We made a similar trip in reverse a few years ago -- Portland, Oregon thru Utah, down to Carlsbad, over to Dallas and Houston, up to Memphis, then Chicago and Indianapolis and finally home. You'll love it.

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Old 05-24-2015, 11:39 AM   #13
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[tow vehicle!]..I had to learn that as a newby! there is so much to see having travelled the can plan going up one way and coming back another. july is going to be hot...get out of the flatlands asap...maybe hit l10 to las crusces nm or straight line it to roswell then make your way to Durango across to moab ut into Wyoming [Yellowstone] drop down into Montana to great falls to Calgary alberta west thru lake Louis to Kamloops bc then south thru Okanagan valley into Washington...if it takes you a couple of weeks before heading home the cal kids might be back in school and you can come down the coast and hit some of those great beach campsites as far as san clemente state beach then east on l15 /l40 thru flagstaff and east home.

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