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RV ROUTES     PLANNING IT    CROSS REF CHART    WORKAMPING     FRATERNAL
 OPEN 4 SEASONS    OUR EMAILBAG    NEWEST BLOG    DINING ON THE ROAD

Snowbird RV maps North and South
Clicking on RV ROUTES takes you to our map pages where you will find useful, first-hand information, photos, mileages, prices and more to help you plan ahead.

ON THIS WEBSITE:

RV ROUTES  Some of our North and South route maps, with photos, campgrounds & reviews

PLANNING IT Tips, tricks and some places to find your answers

CROSS REF CHART  Cross reference by State-City- Campground & Attractions

WORKAMPING  What it's all about & where to find the jobs

FRATERNAL  Organizations with camping spaces

OPEN 4 SEASONS  Campgrounds open all year in the Northeast

OUR EMAILBAG  Comments, questions, and answers

NEWEST BLOG  But what are we up to lately?

DINING REVIEWS  Our own opinions of some restaurants by State

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We are always open to questions, comments, and suggestions and we do answer our mail.


On Our RV Life, Trip Planning,
Workamping & Retirement


We began with a plan

For us there are at least 3 schools of
thought on RVing and trip planning

One plan is no plan. Starting out with perhaps a final destination in mind but not really any thought to any stops along the way. Perfect for the adventuresome spirit having no shortage of resources.

Another RVer might be totally destination oriented and only interested in arriving at that destination as quickly as possible, often making only the same tried and true overnight stops as they had in previous years. It, too, has some merit but not for those who want to see some of this great Country that they have missed while working all those years.

We (your hosts, Niki, Jack, and The Kids) are in a third group that likes to combine a bit of both. Sure we have a final destination in mind but are in no real rush to get there. For us the trip is the fun but half that fun is planning the next trip. We plan new routes with new campgrounds and take the time (at least 2 nights in each campground) to sample the favorite restaurants suggested to us by the locals and also to explore any nearby “must-see” attractions they are especially proud of.

Our retirement resources are not unlimited so our pre-planning helps us find the best values for our retirement $$$.

Want some good RV route suggestions North and South?

Are there any half-price campgrounds that are any good?

How about some good local restaurant suggestions by State?

We are pursuing the answers and invite you to hop aboard if you have similar interests. We chronicle each trip on our blog as we travel with mileages, facts, photos, and costs. Maps and summaries of each trip are posted on this website with more photos and campground and restaurant reviews, along with a ton of resources for planning your own trips.

Interested in learning more about work camping? We have “Workamped” the past few Summer seasons and love it! You’ll find (arguably) the most comprehensive listing of free sources for all types of campground jobs also on this website.

All that said, we invite you to look around our website, sign-up to follow our travel blog if you like, or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+. You’ll also find many more photos on our Pinterest pages.

Travel safe, have fun, and we hope to meet you down the road,

Jack, Niki, K.C. & B.B.

Welcome Aboard-

Your Hosts - Niki, Jack, K.C. & B.B.

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March/April 2014

Planning our next trip for May-

We are always planning the next trip. Even as we are firming up plans for this Spring trip North we are discussing ideas for our Fall trip back South. To us the journey is the destination. There is so much in this great Country to see and do.

We begin by deciding the "must-sees" between our starting point and final "Workamping" Summer destination. This time we definitely want a few days in Myrtle Beach, SC, a stopover in Andy Griffith's "Mayberry" (Mt Airy, NC), and also to visit a huge book sale in Lancaster, PA.

Next we research the mileages, campground reviews, and other sights we might like to see that will become part of our route. You'll find all of the tools we use on our "Planning It" page. We look at the reviews for the half-price campgrounds and choose them when they sound decent and fall along our "flight path" and/or are near things we want to see. How bad are the half-price campgrounds? In our thousands of road miles so far we have only found 2 we positively did not like. (Always pay attention to the reviews.)

We shoot for an average of 3 hours travel time each day, which puts us into a new campground by mid-afternoon giving us some daylight to explore our surroundings. We also decided long ago to plan at least 2 nights at each campground.

Upon arrival we have 2 standard questions of our new campground hosts - "What is the favorite local 'Mom and Pop Restaurant'?" and "What is the place to visit that local people are most proud of?" You'll be amazed at what you will find!

2014 Spring Snowbird RV Trip North


Trip Plan (revised 3/18/140):

2014 SPRING ROUTE TAMPA TO MONTREAL
We are currently researching this new route and continue to add amenities, directions, and our shortcuts to reviews and local information.
An asterisk (*) and a PA indicates a Passport America half-price campground.

Tampa to Lake City, FL  3hrs/172miles
B. *Oaks 'n Pines RV Park (PA/$18)
3864 N.US Hwy 441Lake City, FL 32055 (386) 752-0830
Amenities: PT (Pull-Thru), 30/50Amp, FHU (Full Hook-Up), wifi, cable
Passport America:
Reviews:
Website:
Directions: I-75 to I-10 East: Exit 303 on I-10 at Hwy. 441, exit off I-10 and go North on Hwy. 441 for 200 feet. Entrance is on the left. Going North on Hwy. 441, pass under I-10, 200 feet on the left.

Lake City, FL to Brunswick, GA  2hrs/124miles
C. *Golden Isles RV Park (PA/$16)
7445 Blythe Island Hwy,Brunswick GA, 31523  (912) 261-1025
Amenities: PT, 30/50Amp, FHU, wifi, cable

Brunswick, GA to St. George, SC   3hrs/166miles
D. *Jolly Acres RV Park  (PA/$16)
289 Horne Taylor Road, Saint George SC 29477  (843) 563-8303
Amenities: PT, 30/50Amp (+$2), fhu, wifi, cable

St. George, SC to Murrells Inlet, SC  3hrs/171miles
E. Huntington Beach State Park State Park  ($36.96 - 5 Nights w/fees)
16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Amenities: 30Amp, water, dump station, beach

Myrtle Beach, SC to Asheboro, NC   3.5Hrs/170miles
F.  *Zooland Family Campground   (PA/$15.75)
3671 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, Asheboro NC, 27205  (336) 381-3422
Amenities: PT, 30/50Amp, FHU, wifi
Asheboro, NC to Mt Airy, NC   1.5hrs/79miles
G. *Mayberry Campground   (PA/$16.75)
114 Bunker Rd, Mount Airy NC, 27030   (336) 789-6199
Amenities: PT, 30/50Amp, FHU, wifi, cable

Mt Airy, NC to Greenville, VA  2.5hrs/150mi

H. *Glen Maury Park  (PA/$17.50)
101 Maury River Drive, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416   540-261-7321
Amenities: FHU (22 sites have sewer)
Must mention PA at the time of reservation.

Buena Vista, VA to Dover, PA   4Hrs/239miles
I. *Gettysburg Farm Rv, An Encore Resort  (PA/$22.50)
6200 Big Mount Rd, Dover PA, 17315   717-292-7191
Amenities: PT, 30/50Amp, FHU, wifi, cable

Carlisle, PA to Bainbridge, NY   4hrs/244miles
J. *Tall Pines Campground  (PA/$16.50-$24)
Anderson Ln, Bainbridge, NY 13733  (607) 563-8271
Amenities: PT, 30/50Amp, FHU, wifi, cable
Call ahead but do not reserve.

 Bainbridge, NY to Warrensburg, NY   4hrs/240miles
K. *Warrensburg Travel Park  (PA/$25-$37.50)
Lake George Region, 136 Schroon River Rd, Warrensburg NY, 12885
Amenities: 30Amp, FHU, wifi, cable

Warrensburg to Montreal - 2.5hrs/159miles

Your questions and suggestions are always welcome. You are invited to Email us


Misty morning hike in the Adirondacks
Join us for an early morning hike
along the Schroon River in the Adirondacks

Trail Begins Here


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From our 2013 Files

Creature Comforts vs that old sewer system!
Are you tired of fighting with the big slinky sewer hose and the challenge of trying to match your system to the difficult dump sites you encounter? Are you hesitant to hook up the electric macerators you see advertised? We definitely were and found an easier and much more painless solution.
(We've no connection with this manufacturer. These are just our findings and opinions.)


A Visit to the Pottersville Methodist Church Chicken BBQ Supper
Grab your ticket and join us as we discover great food and good fellowship at an old-fashioned Church supper. It's just the way they've done it in Adirondack Mountain small towns for a 100 years.


An Independence Day Journey through Vermont
Combining a visit through the picturesque Vermont countryside, old-time small town celebrations, book sales and a ferry trip across Lake Champlain.


Good Sam Rally in Syracuse, NY
Four days of fun, food and togetherness with a few thousand close friends.


We spent the Summer  "Workamping" in the
Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York.


Your comments are always appreciated on any of our topics. If you find our "Blog" interesting, click the "Follow" button on the blog page to receive an email whenever we update. We always post daily trip sheets and photos  when we go on the road.



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on CB Channel 13. If we cross paths,
give us a shout . . .

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We're On the Road again . . .

2011 Excel 30RSO, 32', 3 slides, 4-Season 5th Wheel towed by our
2011 Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty, 6.2L V8, 385hp, & 4.3 Locking Axle

Have a question, suggestion, or comment for us?
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What do we do in our sparetime?
Glad you asked. We publish some other webpages on topics we have really come to love. You're invited to have a look.


Myrtle Beach Snowbirder
Reviewing the best attractions, restaurants & hotels along the Grand Strand with information about shows, ticket prices, maps, webcams, and photos.

Tampa Bay Snowbirder
Planning a beach vacation? All the things to see and do in the Tampa Bay Area. Information about attractions, shows, ticket prices, maps, webcams, and photos.

ABC PreSchool Learning Time
Kids can learn to write their ABC's, their numbers and how to tell time along with a special friend.

 ABC Toon Center Theme Park for Kids
Our original cartoon, story, and game website for young children and the young at heart.

 The Adirondack Northwoods Bookshop

The place to find out-of-print art, outdoor, sport, and Adirondack books.
Pat O'Brien's Courtyard, New Orleans


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