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Title: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 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!!
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom 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.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 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"?
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom 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.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 on September 08, 2006, 06:07:37 PM
Thank you very much, Tom.  This will make it easier for me to monitor for updates.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom on September 09, 2006, 01:18:24 AM
The file and a link to this topic are now in the forum library here (http://www.rvforum.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=310&Itemid=63).
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 on September 09, 2006, 07:49:04 AM
Thanks, Tom.  Do you ever sleep?
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: AlGriefer on September 12, 2006, 01:23:44 AM
Now that I have things working (sorta,) here's my first list.

Al
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 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.

Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Betty Brewer on September 12, 2006, 11:04:46 AM
Here is my first try.

Betty
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 on September 12, 2006, 11:08:16 AM
Got it.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom on September 12, 2006, 01:04:40 PM
Library updated.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Shayne 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
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom 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.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Shayne on September 12, 2006, 03:38:12 PM
Thanks   will check
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 on September 14, 2006, 12:34:00 PM
Tom,

New spreadsheet for the library.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom on September 14, 2006, 04:12:46 PM
Thanks D2, it's up.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 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!!  ;)
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: AlGriefer on October 01, 2006, 08:45:05 PM
Here's a few more.

Al
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Wendy 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/

Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 on October 01, 2006, 09:45:45 PM
Thanks, Al.  I added your entries.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: D2 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
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom 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 (http://www.rvforum.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=117&Itemid=41).
[edit]Link update[/edit]
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: otrider 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?
Pam
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Ned 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.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: otrider 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
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom 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".
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: otrider 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.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Wendy 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
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: caltex 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.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: otrider on September 27, 2007, 10:35:58 PM
Thanks Wendy, 

I called around and almost ended up at Garden of the Gods but opted for a park with cable.  I've been TV deprived since January as I don't have a dish.  I ended up at Goldfield on 26th Street.  It's only 5 miles from where I'm working and the owner ED was VERY nice.   Nice facilities and good security and they are open all year.   Good prices too. 

Not much asthetically as the RV's, many big rigs, are packed in pretty tight.  But I figure I'll be at work most of the time and can visit the many sights on the weekends. 

Thanks for the help.
Pam
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: sowren on May 13, 2009, 01:36:33 AM
State   City/Area   Contributor   What to See/Do   Recommended RV Park   BD*   RV Park Phone   RV Park URL   WiFI F=Free  C=Cost N=No   Big Rig Sites (Y/N)   Latitude   Longitude   Recommended Restaurants   General Comments/Recommendations/ Travel Cautions
CA   Hat Creek, CA   sowren   Fishing is good at Hat Creek and Baum Lake; Burney Falls is a "must see" 22 miles away.   Rancheria RV Park.  Full Hook-ups, Satellite TV,  WI-FI, Clean Restrooms, Laundry and nice Restaurant.      877-335-0203   www.rancheriarv.com   1st 2 hours free - then $1.00 day   Y         Restaurant was good and reasonably priced.  Recommended.   We really liked this park.  Nice helpful staff.  Grassy areas for Pets.  $32.00/night
CA   Chester, CA   sowren   Fishing, snowmobiling, hunting   North Shore Campground.   Wi-Fi available only at office outside on deck - couldn't get Satellite TV due to trees. No Sewer. Has dump station, Power/Water       530-258-3376   www.northshorecamping.com   Wi-Fi available only at Office   *Y         The town of Chester is nice and has a great coffee shop with fresh homemade pastries.    Couldn't get Satellite to work - too many trees.  Campground expensive for what you get.  *Some Big Rig sites difficult to get into due to large trees and narrow hilly spaces.  $50.00/night
NV   Reno, NV   sowren   Gambling - Directly cross street from Peppermill Casino.   Silver Sage RV Park. Full Hook-ups - w/ Cable, Phone, Fax, Modem, Satellite TV,  Wi-Fi, Clean Restrooms, Laundry - Gated!      888-823-2002   www.silversagervpark.com   Free   Y         Great Steak House next door to Park .  Excellent food - prices reasonable.    Decent park for Reno, Clean bathrooms/laundry.  Small grassy area for pets.    $30.00/night
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: tedonaldsn on May 19, 2009, 07:19:30 PM
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.

You can lookup GPS coordinates, phone numbers, websites for about 3,500 parks (adding more daily) here:

        ContinuousTraveler.com RV Park Finder (http://continuoustraveler.com/locations)



Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Darin on July 01, 2009, 07:35:02 PM
Was able to open it with Open Office. Not sure what to do with it. I've never used a spread sheet. But it looks cool. :)
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: fastrak100 on November 15, 2011, 12:48:49 AM
Is this thread still active? Or has it been replaced by something else
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: Tom on November 15, 2011, 01:31:52 AM
As you see, nobody had responded to it for over 2 years, until today. Some of the original respondents are no longer active here.
Title: Re: Travel Recommendations
Post by: RV Living on March 23, 2016, 01:15:22 AM
 ;) ;) ;) LOL I have to say this; I know a guy that is doing a lot of free RV parking and showing people where. His channel name is "Living Free" on youtube. He's a bit quirky. But seems really knowledgeable. I hope I can post that on this thread?  Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yl9NlOsgfUR6jkKfTAgBQ  :) :) :)