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Isaac-1

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #150 on: December 29, 2019, 10:03:32 AM »
You should be good, though we have been experiencing a very warm December here with highs in the 70's much of the time, after some early season freezes in October and early November.  We have spent the first weekend of February at Palmetto Island State park the last 2 years, and both times we had highs of around 80F with night time lows in the 50's to 60's.   A couple of things about the park, first off on the first Saturday of the month most months the local dutch oven cooking club does a sampler lunch, (they ask for a small donation, and run a raffle), you can check the friends of the park facebook page of the calendar.  Second they have nice laundry / shower rooms, with free washing machines and dryers, they also have free wifi in the campground, but it is so slow as to be useless (think 5 minutes to load a simple page, except at 3 am when it is 1 minute).  Also be aware some of the secondary highways near there are is awful shape, so be aware of this if you try to take a shortcut to get there, the best road option to get there form the north is to take either US90 or US167 south out of Lafayette, to LA14 then across to LA82 in Abbeville then south to the road that leads into Palmetto Island State park.  West of Abbeville LA14 starts alternating between new pavement and nearly washboard conditions, the last 2 times I went down there it was so bad it shook screws loose from my motorhome some of which were holding my headlight bezels on.

Hwys 35, 13, and 26 south of I10 are all marginal to poor at least in significant stretches, US90 is a longer drive than US167, but is more open highway with far fewer traffic lights and city traffic.
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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #151 on: February 04, 2020, 08:22:29 AM »
I forget to update on here, we made it through New Mexico at the end of the year. Although we entered Texas at the Guadalupe Mountains and went to Big Bend, San Antonio, Houston, and Galveston, there's so so much of Texas we left unexplored so I think I need to spend a whole winter there in the future. Maybe on round 2 lol. We spent time in New Orleans, but I would like to return there on an adult trip at some point as well. We went through Mississippi, Alabama, and down the west coast of Florida. In a few days we'll start heading up the east coast of Florida.
As a whole, things are going well. We're all still getting along and loving the trip, although we had a very rough day back in November that rocked the boat. If we didn't strangle each other that day, I'm confident we never will lol
We've hit some minor bumps in the road, 3 flat tires on the car, 3 new tires on the 2 tire tow dolly, a broken slide motor and cable, a second broken slide motor, a broken water pump, clogged toiletS (this is an ongoing issue) and little cosmetic things inside.
My very close friend at home is very sick with cancer and Crohn's and I hate not being there for her. I miss my boyfriend and my dog. If it weren't for those things (and the fact that my kids would object) I could stay on the road forever. I really like this and would love to do year 2 in the future.
But we're on schedule and on budget and more than 6 months in now. Just under 4 months to go.
Amanda
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Gizmo100

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #152 on: February 04, 2020, 10:12:14 PM »
Good to hear your still on the move...What are your plans after FL?
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Oldgator73

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #153 on: February 05, 2020, 08:34:51 AM »
Be careful with Texas in the winter. We lived in San Antonio for 6 years. One February it was 100 degrees while another February Texas had the worst ice storm ever. My wifeís father died and we almost didnít make it of town due to ice and power outages. Power was out from Houston all the way across Louisiana. Flash floods can be bad too. Having said that, Texas has a lot to offer. There is a lot to explore.
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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #154 on: February 08, 2020, 07:33:23 AM »
After Florida we're heading north along the coast of Georgia then moving inland: Nashville, Memphis, ARKANSAS, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, then heading back to follow the coast north. 
Amanda
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2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up
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Isaac-1

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #155 on: February 08, 2020, 08:17:39 AM »
Amanda, you need to plan another trip to see all of the deep south you are missing on this one.
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Gizmo100

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #156 on: February 08, 2020, 10:10:39 AM »
After Florida we're heading north along the coast of Georgia then moving inland: Nashville, Memphis, ARKANSAS, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, then heading back to follow the coast north.

 :)) :))

Enjoy FL as long as you can...It'still cold up here...LOL
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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #157 on: February 09, 2020, 03:10:38 AM »
:)) :))

Enjoy FL as long as you can...It'still cold up here...LOL

Hey, yesterday was beautiful here at Old Post park in Dardanelle.  Too bad my wife and I both had a bunch of teeth pulled Thursday and we're both in so much misery we couldn't enjoy it.  Supposed to be cloudy again today, I guess.
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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #158 on: February 09, 2020, 06:59:58 AM »
There's a TON of stuff I'm missing! I definitely need to do something like this again in the future, 10 months isn't nearly long enough.
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
Aug 1, 2019- began our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2 aka "home" 
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up
https://rvmama6.home.blog/

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #159 on: February 09, 2020, 07:59:27 AM »
There's a TON of stuff I'm missing! I definitely need to do something like this again in the future, 10 months isn't nearly long enough.

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