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Travel Recommendations
« on: September 08, 2006, 09:00:46 AM »
Attached are two spreadsheets-“Travel Recommendations-9-8-06” and “Blank Travel Recommendations”.

“Travel Recommendations-9-8-06” contains the beginnings of my travel recommendations.

Please only use the “Blank Travel Recommendations” spreadsheet for your entries.

Since we have many seasoned travelers with a great deal of travel information to share, please feel free to submit information incrementally.  You may want to start with your most memorable travels, latest travels, information about things in the area you are currently living, etc.  Do it in small chunks – maybe taking some time when it is cold or rainy and you are cooped up inside. It seems the most asked about areas are in the west - Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, etc.   That could be a good start.

Even though it is easier for me if all information is provided, please don’t let the amount of information requested stop you from sharing your knowledge.  If you don’t have time to provide all info, I can help look up phone numbers and websites if you ask (I don’t want to add to or change anyone’s information without permission).  I need to know the RV Park name and the city (for example, on my entry for Yellowstone, I put Yellowstone for the city/area since that is what people will look for but Yellowstone’s Edge RV Park is in Livingston, MT).  I can’t help with GPS coordinates but maybe someone will volunteer this information for us Non-GPSers.

Please save the “Blank Travel Recommendations” to your hard drive and change the file name before re-posting (something like “D2 Travel Recommendations-9-8-06.xls” as this will help me keep files straight when I get multiple files).

By downloading the spreadsheet to your hard drive, you will have it available for new entries as you travel if you don't not have internet connection available.  Then post on the forum when you do get internet connectivity.

No need to alphabetize your entries, just do a brain dump.  When I cut and paste your entries into the master spreadsheet, I will sort.

Recommendations for the same city/area by different folks are welcome and helpful.

When complete, please post back to the forum with “Travel Recommendations” in the title as a reply to this thread so I will see it or you can send me a private PM of where it is posted.  I will add your input to the master and ask Tom to put the updated spreadsheet into the library for everyone’s use.

Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge.  Hopefully, this will be a useful resource we can all use as we travel this great country of ours!!
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 11:05:47 AM by D2 »

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 11:16:51 AM »
Great job D2, thanks.

When complete, please post back to the forum with “Travel Recommendations” in the title......

It would be preferable for folks to bookmark this topic and post their spreadsheets as replies to this topic rather than having lots of 1-message "Travel recommendations" topics spread around the board. OTOH, if I see any wayward ones, I'll go ahead and merge them into this topic.
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 12:47:20 PM »
Thanks, Tom.  I changed my instructions. 

We "talked" about putting the spreadsheets in the library.  Would it be appropriate to also make it a "Sticky" Topic for ease of finding the thread?  Do updates to "Sticky" topics show in the "Show unread posts since last visit"?

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006, 03:21:14 PM »
Yes, the spreadsheets will be in the library. I went ahead and stickied the topic. Updates to the same message do not show up as New (they don't show up in "Show unread replies since last visit"), but additional replies to the topic do.
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 06:07:37 PM »
Thank you very much, Tom.  This will make it easier for me to monitor for updates.

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2006, 01:18:24 AM »
The file and a link to this topic are now in the forum library here.
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D2

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2006, 07:49:04 AM »
Thanks, Tom.  Do you ever sleep?

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2006, 01:23:44 AM »
Now that I have things working (sorta,) here's my first list.

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2006, 08:22:41 AM »
Thanks, Al.  You are the first contributor!!

Tom - Attached is a new spreadsheet with Al's entries and a few more I added.

« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 11:08:05 AM by D2 »

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2006, 11:04:46 AM »
Here is my first try.

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D2

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2006, 11:08:16 AM »
Got it.  Thanks!

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2006, 01:04:40 PM »
Library updated.
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2006, 01:19:09 PM »
I give up   \guess I'm just too stupid for computer work.  Still can't download it   even off of Betty's  OH  well guess I'm not supposed to now
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2006, 01:56:48 PM »
Shayne,

If our experienced computer pros are having a tough time figuring it out, it can't be that easy.

I went ahead and emailed the two spreadsheets to you. Let me know if you can open them from the email. Thanks.
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2006, 03:38:12 PM »
Thanks   will check
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D2

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2006, 12:34:00 PM »
Tom,

New spreadsheet for the library.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 11:25:40 AM by D2 »

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2006, 04:12:46 PM »
Thanks D2, it's up.
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2006, 09:58:54 PM »
How about a challenge for the whole framily.

Can we get 50 people to add 1 entry to the travel recommendations.

O.k., who wants to be the first on this challenge!!  ;)

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2006, 08:45:05 PM »
Here's a few more.

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2006, 09:05:53 PM »
How about I just give you the info for the place we stayed in Montrose and you can fill it in?

Montrose, CO
King's River Bend RV Park
877-249-8235
$28 full hookup ($18.50 with Passport America)
pull-thrus and back-ins, room for big rigs
Free WiFi
on the river
fishing lake adjacent with places for dogs to walk and romp
museums, Russell Stover factory (cheap candy!!!), 19 miles to Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nat'l Park
http://www.coloradodirectory.com/riverbendrv/

Wendy, Mike, and Gordon
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D2

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2006, 09:45:45 PM »
Thanks, Al.  I added your entries.

D2

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2006, 07:52:50 AM »
Thanks, Wendy.  I added your entry.

Tom - Will you please upload the updated attached spreadsheet to the library.

Thanks,

D2

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2006, 09:13:16 AM »
It's in the library, thanks.

If anyone needs to bookmark the link to see future updates it's here.
[edit]Link update[/edit]
« Last Edit: April 08, 2007, 11:57:19 AM by Tom »
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2007, 08:56:44 AM »
Hi,  I attempted to download the blank travel recommendations to my hard drive but it won't cooperate.  I know it's an excel file but don't know how to make it play nice with Microsoft Works Spreadsheet.  Any suggestions?
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2007, 09:26:17 AM »
I don't believe Works will open Excel files.  Check the File Open dialog for File Type and see if it allows .xls for a choice.
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2007, 10:34:25 AM »
Oh well, guess I won't be adding my "wealth" of information! 

But I do have a question...

Any recommendations for RV parks in the Colorado Springs area?  Just found out that I may/or may not have a job down there.  I'm at Chatfield State Park at the moment and it is WONDERFUL!  It just takes  a while to exit the park, about 5 miles.     
Please keep your fingers crossed that this job doesn't fall through too. 
Thanks
Pam

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2007, 11:02:49 PM »
MS Works 8.x will open and save to Excel format. If you don't have Works 8.x or later, go ahead and post your information in whichever Works rev you have and I should be able to open and merge your "wealth of information".
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2007, 12:00:16 AM »
Thanks Tom, I'll give it a try when I have a little more time on my hands...Life is pitching lemons at the moment.  I'm squeezing as fast as I can.

thanks again.

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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2007, 12:29:29 PM »
Any recommendations for RV parks in the Colorado Springs area? 
Pam

There's a KOA on the south end of town, actually in Fountain. It's not very exciting and it's a KOA. (Used to stay there in the 70s for $5 a night...how things have changed.)

Out east of town, near Pete Field, there's Wrangler RV Park. Not fancy but has a fenced acre for dogs to run.

West of town, there's Garden of the Gods campground. Very nice with lots of planned events during the summer but pricey.

Southwest of town there's Golden Eagle Ranch RV Park. We stayed there when I was in the Army and we were househunting. Very easy access to Fort Carson. Awesome bug museum.

There's a couple of Passport America parks in Colorado Springs. Don't know anything about them.

HTH
Wendy
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Re: Travel Recommendations
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2007, 03:34:45 PM »
We spent a week at Mountaindale (http://www.mountaindalecampground.com/) RV park last month. It may be too far from town for you, 15-20 miles southwest of Colorado Springs.  We found it to be very nice for our needs.  Quiet, out in the country, good wifi.  It is a passport campground and they gave us five of the seven days at half price.
Robert

 

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