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Henry Wishard

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #180 on: February 26, 2016, 08:35:49 AM »
Sorry to see a few people will not be making it to Big Bend. We will miss you guys. Let me remind those that are coming to stock up on groceries and ammunition.
   Gary, Larry and myself are going to meet a few days earlier and pre run some of the trails and set up a agenda. There will be several things to do each day. Like Mike said nothing will be set in stone.
  To my buddy Neal we will be back in the Conroe area around the 13th of March. We will be staying at Sunset and meeting up with Larry and Loretta. Also our friend from Australia are coming in for the party at Big Bend.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #181 on: February 26, 2016, 10:17:11 AM »
Let me remind those that are coming to stock up on groceries and ammunition.
   

My hell Henry, stock up on ammo????  How far in the boonies are we going to be where we have to hunt for our own food? ;)  And how poor of shots are you guys that you need to throw more than one bullet at something? ;D

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #182 on: February 26, 2016, 10:41:47 AM »
And how poor of shots are you guys that you need to throw more than one bullet at something? ;D
Mike.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #183 on: February 26, 2016, 10:57:33 AM »
 Mike you really don't know how far from civilization you will be. So bring a real sharp knife so we can skin out some of the Javelinas. That a pig to you city folks! Actually a peccary or skunk pig.  The closest Walmart is way over a hundred miles. Maybe Larry will bring some reloading equipment in case you run out.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #184 on: February 26, 2016, 11:06:03 AM »
Mike you really don't know how far from civilization you will be. So bring a real sharp knife so we can skin out some of the Javelinas. That a pig to you city folks! Actually a peccary or skunk pig.  The closest Walmart is way over a hundred miles. Maybe Larry will bring some reloading equipment in case you run out.

AWESOME!!!  I will look forward to some Texas cooked pig by the master then. ;)

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #185 on: February 26, 2016, 03:37:49 PM »
Looks like I may want to come a few days early and pre run some trails with you guys.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #186 on: February 26, 2016, 09:25:33 PM »
Looks like I may want to come a few days early and pre run some trails with you guys.

Sure Gary, go ahead and rub it in.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #187 on: February 27, 2016, 10:18:56 AM »
Sorry Mike, just trying to get you guys to move your retirement date up. Otherwise we'll all be so old we won't be able to keep up with you two.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #188 on: February 27, 2016, 10:41:12 AM »
  Gary you are certainly welcome to come early. I am not sure yet how early I will arrive. It all depends on the Grandchildren stock show in Conroe. We are hoping it is over by the Wednesday before the Rally and hopefully be there by Thursday evening.
   Gary and Larry might be there Wednesday. They will have to give you some input.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #189 on: February 27, 2016, 10:58:00 AM »
Sounds good Henry, I'm going to plan on coming two or three days early.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #190 on: March 03, 2016, 09:21:05 AM »
Hi Henty. We are back in Conroe, parked at Woodland Lakes. Give us a shout when you get back and we will try to come up to the lake to visit. Looking forward to Big Bend trip.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #191 on: March 09, 2016, 02:28:45 PM »
Sorry to get off topic of the rally but Chrystal and I have a few questions for you "Texan's".  We are looking at our stopping over points and was curious as to you Texas travelers where you have stopped and if you can recommend someplace for a night stopover.  I think we are going to push hard on day one and make it to Albuquerque (630-miles) and then it doesn't look like much else between there and Lajitas so we were thinking of El Paso.  Then from El Paso into the rally on Sunday.  Can anyone recommend a place in or around the El Paso area for a quick over-nighter and possibly someplace to eat that if in El Paso you just cannot miss?

Then on the leaving the rally, has anyone been to Roswell, NM?  We have never been there and thought we might take a slightly different route leaving and stop over for a night in Roswell, NM and get all aliened out.  Thought it might be kind of neat to see.  Is it worth it or not?  Where have you stayed in Roswell that you would recommend?

Also open to any other options coming via the Northern Utah route.

Thanks.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #192 on: March 09, 2016, 05:33:20 PM »
Mike,

Andrea and I did a stopover in Roswell a few years ago.  We went to the UFO Museum and out to eat that night.  I consider the place to be a bust.

However, we did stop at Elephant Butte Lake State Park for a night on a recent trip and it was so beautiful we stayed another day.  It has super easy access from I-25 and is at the same latitude as Roswell.  It might be easier if you stay there as it will be quick to get back on the interstate and and not have to navigate secondary roads from Roswell to Texas.

Just to mention, there are a few great Jeep trails in the area.  We hit a trail for several hours that meandered in and out of a riverbed in a beautiful canyon.  Roscoe has done the same trail before as well.  I know you won't have the time but I wanted to throw that out.  It is $14/night w/o sewage, $18 with.

http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/elephantbuttelakestatepark.html

See you guys in Texas !

Gary



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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #193 on: March 09, 2016, 08:51:28 PM »
Thanks Gary.  Maybe we'll pass on Roswell then.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #194 on: March 09, 2016, 10:46:50 PM »
Roswell is a good stop. We recommend it, but don’t expect too much. We stayed a couple days last year. The international UFO museum and research center (small entrance fee) is a must stop, and is worth seeing for the ones of us who “want to believe” that the “truth is out there”. There are tons of documents and pictures of the saucer crash and “cover-up” (be prepared for lots of reading) and background to satisfy your inner geek. Plan for an hour or two. The actual “crash site” is quite a way out of town, and I’m not sure it is worth the trip. There are lots of other alien related attractions around town, and all will be glad to take your money. Plant tongue fully in cheek and just enjoy the kitsch and have fun.

We stayed at Bottomless Lakes state park, about 10 miles east of Roswell. The RV sites are well spaced and had water and 20/30/50A electric. Dump station at the campground, and a few sites have sewer connection. The string of small lakes have an interesting geology, and the largest is popular with the locals for swimming, paddleboats, canoeing and kayaks. There is a small but nice museum at the visitor center on the formation of the lakes and history. Hiking trails and a bird watching area round out the attractions. I will recommend staying there. The only drawback is that there is quite a fly population, attracted to the water. Annoying, but otherwise a great place.

See you at Big Bend
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #195 on: March 10, 2016, 08:54:31 AM »
Thanks Dan, I appreciate the recap.

For those familiar with the El Paso area, any recommendations and must sees?

I was looking last night and there is a new KOA in Anthony, just north of El Paso that looks to be easy on/off of I-10 unless someone has a better suggestion.

Thanks.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #196 on: March 10, 2016, 09:42:52 AM »
There's a rather new NP in the Guadalupe Mts, IIRC kinda NE of El Paso.  We've never been there but are talking about a stop there on the way to BBNP.  Any thoughts?
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #197 on: March 12, 2016, 11:12:57 AM »
Howdy folks,

We've been wanting to visit BBNP since forever... and no better occasion than a forum rally! We wish we could join you in this one, but we won't be able to return to the US until next year... :-/

Hope you folks have loads of fun, and then organize another one for 2017/2018 so we can join you.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #198 on: March 12, 2016, 02:20:59 PM »
There's a rather new NP in the Guadalupe Mts, IIRC kinda NE of El Paso.  We've never been there but are talking about a stop there on the way to BBNP.  Any thoughts?

Guadalupe Mountains National Park opened in 1972 -

You can take 6 hour round trip hike to Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. 8,751 ft

They have overnight RV parking. There are no RV services available, just parking.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #199 on: March 13, 2016, 10:33:16 PM »
The way I see El paso for rv parks would be a no go for me, my lady said Mission RV is right of 10 and 375 loop. Anthony n m would be my choise close to holiday world. Where south of Elephant Butte around 460 miles from the Maverick Ranch rally. Sierra Blanca or van horn  will make out rest area.Looking forward to the rally in April.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #200 on: March 14, 2016, 08:21:06 AM »
Thanks for the feedback.  We were looking at the map last night and leaning toward pushing through El Paso and maybe stopping in Van Horn as that we it is only a short 200-mile drive in on Sunday so we won't be as rushed.

Thanks again for everyone's feedback.  I am sooooo looking forward to the trip and seeing all our friends.  I need a freakin' vacation, I haven't had used a single vacation day since end of October 2015 so I could save them up for this trip and the 2016 RVing season.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #201 on: March 14, 2016, 01:32:54 PM »
Mike, if you just want to boondock in Van Horn,  look for the McDonalds (& I think Super 8 next door) - western side of Van Horn on the south side I10.  There is a big lot behind the McDonald's where truckers stop.  If you do stop there and do not want to be in the middle of the truckers park as far south and back as far as you are comfortable. 

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #202 on: March 14, 2016, 02:36:12 PM »
Mike, if you just want to boondock in Van Horn,  look for the McDonalds (& I think Super 8 next door) - western side of Van Horn on the south side I10.  There is a big lot behind the McDonald's where truckers stop.  If you do stop there and do not want to be in the middle of the truckers park as far south and back as far as you are comfortable. 

Jennifer & Dan

Thank you.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #203 on: March 14, 2016, 06:51:00 PM »
The latest listing of attendees that I could find (Reply #102; 10/15/15) still does not have Richard & Linda Sharp RLSharp listed. Is there a more up to date listing?

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #204 on: March 14, 2016, 08:34:34 PM »
Richard, I will call Larry and get him to update the attendees list. Glad to here you and Linda are coming.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #205 on: March 14, 2016, 09:13:25 PM »
My Apologies to Richard & Linda Sharp.  I have them on my list, but I have not updated
the RV Forum page.  We were having a few in and a few out at the time, so I procrastinated
and just didn't stop. . .. HA

We're one month away.   Looking forward to a good party with everyone.  Travel safe and
we will see you down in the BBNP. . . . .

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #206 on: March 15, 2016, 08:09:16 AM »
Looks like quite the list of party goers there Larry.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #207 on: March 15, 2016, 03:56:38 PM »
I left a message for the RV park to call me back so we can make our reservation. We would like to join you all for the rally. Sounds like so much fun and have wanted to see the area!

Think our Ram 3500 dually 4x4 would handle the jeep trails? Hate to miss out on that!  : ;D

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #208 on: March 15, 2016, 04:48:10 PM »
I left a message for the RV park to call me back so we can make our reservation. We would like to join you all for the rally. Sounds like so much fun and have wanted to see the area!

Think our Ram 3500 dually 4x4 would handle the jeep trails? Hate to miss out on that!  : ;D

Vicki and Mark Shorter

Awesome!!  You can set the pace and clear the path all at the same time. ;D

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #209 on: March 15, 2016, 05:14:01 PM »
I left a message for the RV park to call me back so we can make our reservation. We would like to join you all for the rally. Sounds like so much fun and have wanted to see the area!

Think our Ram 3500 dually 4x4 would handle the jeep trails? Hate to miss out on that!  : ;D

Vicki and Mark Shorter

Welcome Mark & Vicki. . . . .
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