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Old 04-25-2016, 04:56 AM   #1
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Smile 200 mile shake down

went to spokane rv park / golf course in Deerpark, WA ST. love it nice facility nice golf course. next day went up north to kettle falls, took a break then south along the upper columbia river nice drive to the two rivers RV and casino resort and marina this is lake Roosevelt WA 650 miles of shore line love coming here .had a good time no problems except left my entry carpet at two rivers grrrrrr oh well lesson learned . its in lost and found.

first pic is club house off the ninth green next pic is of the columbia river behind us its still down about fifty feet still .
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That is a very nice drive, and if you have the time just follow the Columbia all the way to the Pacific!
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Thanks for the report - we'll be following the Columbia sometime this July. Can't wait.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:52 AM   #4
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That is a very nice drive, and if you have the time just follow the Columbia all the way to the Pacific!
I've lived in Portland for 16years and Olympia now in Spokane so yea Been there done that . It's an must for anyone.
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When visiting Seattle area, we always come down to the Columbia River to head east...beautiful drive ! Love to see all the peaks !
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:12 PM   #6
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Maine via Canada

I visited with a fellow today..he has family in Maine..I expressed our interest in traveling to Maine & New England States. He said from our area..Kansas City..he would recommend going directly north to Winnipeg ..then east. He sez it is a great trip and very interesting..then drop into Maine from the N.W.
Has anyone made this trip or similar?

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We've been to Maine camping but coming from MI we just went through Ontario into Buffalo, NY, across NY and then up into Maine. Of course, being working stiffs, our trip was only a week (we did manage to make a quick stop at Cooperstown, NY and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame--even if you aren't a baseball fan the city of Cooperstown is worth a visit!). Oh yeah and the Herkimer, NY KOA is a trip! LOL
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We've been to Maine camping but coming from MI we just went through Ontario into Buffalo, NY, across NY and then up into Maine. Of course, being working stiffs, our trip was only a week (we did manage to make a quick stop at Cooperstown, NY and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame--even if you aren't a baseball fan the city of Cooperstown is worth a visit!). Oh yeah and the Herkimer, NY KOA is a trip! LOL
Thank you Jamie ! We are not retired. Self employed..our get away time is limited and must be planned ahead. Cooperstown has always been on MY list..and hope to do that, Niagara Falls too ! So...next year..ha ! so many options...we love WA State ... but the NE part of the States is an area we have not explored. Need more time !

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the NE part of the States is an area we have not explored. Need more time !
Lately we've done a bunch of travel to the Northeast--some camping, some not.

Camping trips included: Maine, Boston, and Washington, DC. We also did a non-camping trip to NYC (not really a camper friendly city).

A few years ago our son decided that we couldn't vacation in a city that did not have an MLB ballpark in it. Thus our ballpark tour planning began (the Maine trip was long before him). So far we're up to 14 of 30 parks. Have 2 more planned for this summer...not sure if there will be more (the plan is to have visited all by the time he graduates from High School).

One of our highlight trips was to Fenway park the year it turned 100--our son even got a chance to put on a World Series ring (couldn't wipe the smile off his face for the rest of the trip).

I could go on..but I'll stop now LOL..
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I visited with a fellow today..he has family in Maine..I expressed our interest in traveling to Maine & New England States. He said from our area..Kansas City..he would recommend going directly north to Winnipeg ..then east. He sez it is a great trip and very interesting..then drop into Maine from the N.W.
Has anyone made this trip or similar?

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I wanted to stick my 2 cents worth in on the idea of going to Winnipeg and then east. I lived in Grand Forks, ND for a few years back in the day and went to Winnipeg on business a couple times a year. The guy is right. If you go up north then turn right to the east up there, you'll miss all the the "junk" of going into the NE through Chicago and such. It's just a beautiful area of the world in Canada and you'll end up were you want to go without putting up with the crushing humanity of the highways in the US of the NE. That interstate going around the lake on the south side of Chicago to Michigan; heck you can walk on the tops of the trucks as they pass through the toll gates. In a MH Canada's a great idea.
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Lately we've done a bunch of travel to the Northeast--some camping, some not.

Camping trips included: Maine, Boston, and Washington, DC. We also did a non-camping trip to NYC (not really a camper friendly city).

A few years ago our son decided that we couldn't vacation in a city that did not have an MLB ballpark in it. Thus our ballpark tour planning began (the Maine trip was long before him). So far we're up to 14 of 30 parks. Have 2 more planned for this summer...not sure if there will be more (the plan is to have visited all by the time he graduates from High School).

One of our highlight trips was to Fenway park the year it turned 100--our son even got a chance to put on a World Series ring (couldn't wipe the smile off his face for the rest of the trip).

I could go on..but I'll stop now LOL..
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I wanted to stick my 2 cents worth in on the idea of going to Winnipeg and then east. I lived in Grand Forks, ND for a few years back in the day and went to Winnipeg on business a couple times a year. The guy is right. If you go up north then turn right to the east up there, you'll miss all the the "junk" of going into the NE through Chicago and such. It's just a beautiful area of the world in Canada and you'll end up were you want to go without putting up with the crushing humanity of the highways in the US of the NE. That interstate going around the lake on the south side of Chicago to Michigan; heck you can walk on the tops of the trucks as they pass through the toll gates. In a MH Canada's a great idea.
Jamie and Tee ! What a interesting thread we have going !
Regarding Baseball Parks as an integral part of your destination,I think that is awesome. I have only been to Candlestick and Kaufman . One time, when we were in Chicago, I got my way and we went out to Wrigley, even tho the Cubs were out of town,..I heard we could tour it. Ha ! .. it was closed for a week of cleanup !! Have not had the chance to go back. I love our KC Royals...but was born n raised a Dodger and have an affinity for Nat'l League teams. We have been to NFL stadiums..quite a few over the years.

T ... I know exactly what you mean about the traffic around Chicago, as I am sure Jamie knows all too well. The last time we were in that traffic jam, was when we went to Lansing to pickup our Toy Hauler...we hit that mess at about 3pm...our trip home was down to Indy and then west !

Jamie, We have been to NYC and love it...but, like you, not camping !
Can you imagine driving your coach down through Manhattan !!!
Have you been to Baltimore ? Been to a football game there...love the area around the stadiums and the bay.

That is about all I have for tonight ! Thanks for the chat !

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Have you been to Baltimore ? Been to a football game there...love the area around the stadiums and the bay.
Yup our Washington trip last year included a trip up to Baltimore for a game + a side trip through Fort McHenry. Was supposed to rain that day but turned into a gorgeous day..


A good place to stay in the DC/Baltimore area is Cherry Hill Park--its on the Northeast part of DC and close to Baltimore (and Annapolis, MD as well).


Yeah I have family living in Chicago and have driven I-80/I-90/I-94 there on the Northern side of Indiana many times (sometimes pulling a camper). It isn't fun at all.

There are other options to going through Canada, especially since a bridge is out on the major East-West road up there (or was over the summer..ah looks like its back open: Nipigon River Bridge Updates).

You could also go up into Wisconsin, take the SS Badger ferry across Lake Michigan, then go up into the UP, cross at Sault Ste Marie (even see the locks) and pick up the Trans-Canada highway east of the Nipigon bridge. BTW: Michigan's UP is also gorgeous and you can drive for miles without seeing another person .
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Thank you Jamie, for posting the photos and the info re the campgrounds... I read your suggestion to Ron .. He likes that idea !
We appreciate your comments
.. That trip would be next year as our summer is , pretty much, planned ! Yea!!!
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Must second the comment on Cherry Hill Park. You can pick up a bus at the park entrance, it takes you to the train station right into DC. Although I had been there several times, Mrs S hadn't. We did the 2 day Gray line tour, then rode the train back on our own for the third day. By Sunday, we were comfortable enough to drive in and see a few things we had missed, including the Washington National Cathredal. Missed by most tourists, it is stunning!
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Must second the comment on Cherry Hill Park. You can pick up a bus at the park entrance, it takes you to the train station right into DC. Although I had been there several times, Mrs S hadn't. We did the 2 day Gray line tour, then rode the train back on our own for the third day. By Sunday, we were comfortable enough to drive in and see a few things we had missed, including the Washington National Cathredal. Missed by most tourists, it is stunning!
Thankyou ! taking notes !! we appreciate any and all info !!
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Thank you Jamie, for posting the photos and the info re the campgrounds... I read your suggestion to Ron .. He likes that idea !
We appreciate your comments
.. That trip would be next year as our summer is , pretty much, planned ! Yea!!!
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Yup our Washington trip last year included a trip up to Baltimore for a game + a side trip through Fort McHenry. Was supposed to rain that day but turned into a gorgeous day..


A good place to stay in the DC/Baltimore area is Cherry Hill Park--its on the Northeast part of DC and close to Baltimore (and Annapolis, MD as well).


Yeah I have family living in Chicago and have driven I-80/I-90/I-94 there on the Northern side of Indiana many times (sometimes pulling a camper). It isn't fun at all.

There are other options to going through Canada, especially since a bridge is out on the major East-West road up there (or was over the summer..ah looks like its back open: Nipigon River Bridge Updates).

You could also go up into Wisconsin, take the SS Badger ferry across Lake Michigan, then go up into the UP, cross at Sault Ste Marie (even see the locks) and pick up the Trans-Canada highway east of the Nipigon bridge. BTW: Michigan's UP is also gorgeous and you can drive for miles without seeing another person .
Jamie...regarding the ferry..where does it depart from the Wisconsin side?
and...have you been on the peninsula north of Green Bay...saw a Travel Channel episode a couple years ago about that area...looks beautiful.

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Jamie...regarding the ferry..where does it depart from the Wisconsin side?
and...have you been on the peninsula north of Green Bay...saw a Travel Channel episode a couple years ago about that area...looks beautiful.
Ferry goes between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI. I haven't taken it but keep threatening to (we recently had a camping trip to the UP but the timing didn't work out for us to take it).

No, I haven't been on the Green Bay peninsula but some of my family have; the pictures they brought back were spectacular.
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Ferry goes between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI. I haven't taken it but keep threatening to (we recently had a camping trip to the UP but the timing didn't work out for us to take it).

No, I haven't been on the Green Bay peninsula but some of my family have; the pictures they brought back were spectacular.
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