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Old 12-10-2015, 11:35 AM   #15
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See the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola Florida.


Sedona Az was a beautiful spot when we traveled out west.

I agree to much to see if you can take longer do so.

St Augustine Fl has lots of history and beauty.

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For sure, get off I-40 east of Kingman avoiding Flagstaff-ABQ-Amarillo in mid-January. Too many miles for me in thirty days as I like to drive no more than 300 per day. x2 on the Naval Air Museum at Pensacola NAS. All the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aircraft are beautifully restored.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:04 PM   #17
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I'm not planning much of my trip, either, just wandering towards the Keys, but thanks folks for the great suggestions!
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I'm not planning much of my trip, either, just wandering towards the Keys, but thanks folks for the great suggestions!

I have been to keys many times, none with an RV. Just by chance I just returned from the keys 3 days ago and while there visited some RV parks and some state parks looking at sites. If you PM me I can give you some info and recommendations on some must sees.


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Old 12-11-2015, 01:40 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the ideas, keep them coming. Everyone has been really helpful. I added the WWII and Air Museums so far and still looking at the other suggestions.

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Might try to take in the Quartzsite Az RV show the 3rd week of January ?

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I keep going back and forth on this one. I want to go but I'm sure all the RV parks are full. I know there is a lot of area for boon docking but I have read many stories of theft from those areas and I don't have anyone to watch my rig while I am away from it.
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Thanks for all the ideas, keep them coming. Everyone has been really helpful. I added the WWII and Air Museums so far and still looking at the other suggestions.



I keep going back and forth on this one. I want to go but I'm sure all the RV parks are full. I know there is a lot of area for boon docking but I have read many stories of theft from those areas and I don't have anyone to watch my rig while I am away from it.

I been out there to the show 3 times. Never felt that security was an issue at all. Two years we were able to find places in parks to stay. (Not the top parks in town but ok). The third year we stayed at Quail Run a top park in town (we had reservations there).

The week after the RVshow sites are easy to find. Lol.

We just parked in the BLM ground for free. Then took toad into town and went to the different RV parks to find a spot. Always able to find one ?? But we were very well prepared to stay out on the BLM ground if need be.


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Old 12-11-2015, 08:32 PM   #21
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If you are going to go to Tombstone, might as well hit Bisbee and the Queen Mine too. Discover Bisbee Arizona

Fredricksburg for sure, love that place for a taste of Germany in the middle of Texas, plus Enchanted Rock right there too. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

The Alamo and Riverwalk in San Antonio would rate a stop by me. The Official Website of The San Antonio River Walk

Plan a half day in Mobile and see the battleship USS Alabama. You can go inside a submarine also, the USS Drum, and the air museum is pretty extensive. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

The beaches from Gulf Shores, Alabama to Panama City, Fl are among the best in the world, worth a visit even in the winter.

Saint Augustine, as has been mentioned is a unique place to visit in the US. It has lost some of it's charm in the last couple decades with commercialization, but a must see for the history in my opinion.
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:17 PM   #22
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I would drop down to the Coast about Houston. Hug that Coast the rest of the way.

All Florida State Campgrounds are nice.

You really cannot miss, most of what you want to see is natural beauty. I love those nice towns , from Mobile South. Then you can fill in with events & attractions.
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John, Did the Alamo this past summer stayed right off of I-10 in Luling, TX. It was about 50 minutes to St. Antonio and 20 minutes to the Barbecue Capital of Texas - Lockhart. Worth stopping at the BBQ joints featured on many different TV show about BBQ. Another trip we stayed at Cajun Palms in Henderson LA right off of I-10 near Lafayette, LA where Cajun Cuisine is at it's finest. Did a nice side trip to Avery Island to the Tabasco Factory. My son went to LSU in Baton Rouge and there is plenty to see there. You have the Capital Building where Huey Long was shot and then Death Valley the LSU Stadium and Mike the tiger. NOLA is always an place where there is a lot to see. Stayed 10 minutes outside the city at River Ridge at NO West KOA. When you get to Florida it depends if you take the East (I-95) or West (I-75) Coast route. Off on I-95 Did St. Augustine last year and doing it again in April. It is a nice place plenty to see. You can day trip to NASA it was worth it. Did Key West last April. A destination in itself. Passed through the other Keys leaving them for another trip. You have a round trip of about 100 driving hours over 30 days without any structure Doable but not a lot of time at any specific location unless you have some dedicated driving days.
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So. A month? I think not. Too much to see unless you want to be like the foreign tourists running about and taking pictures like they're on fire.
Take a few months and do it right
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I haven't seen the San Jacinto Battlefield, Monument, and Museum mentioned, but if you have an interest in seeing the Alamo, San Jacinto is where Huston and his men finally caught up with Santa Anna and extracted revenge for what happened at the Alamo. It is located near Houston and also has a '40s battleship, the USS Texas, and a submarine that can be toured. When we were there years ago there was a narrated slide show about the event utilizing 9 slide projectors. Probably replaced with something else now. IMHO, a very worthwhile place to visit along the way.

We lost (had stolen) a shotgun and camera with bag and lenses in New Orleans and haven't been back. But then we were warned not to park near the French Quarter.

Didn't care much for Big Bend, but then we were there in July.:-)) January should be about right.

There is also Carlsbad, but you may be too far East, and the Saguaro and Organ Pipe Cacti if you like that sort of thing.

Loved Key West when I was there during my Navy years, but that was a long time ago. At that time the Blue Angels wintered at Boca Chica Field and we would often watch them practice.

It's all beautiful, enjoy!

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Have you made reservations in the Keys or any place in southern FL yet? The Keys book early for a January stay (like last year).
In the winter months, I would not venture anywhere in FL, especially the Keys, without advance reservations. Even the state parks are hard to get into that time year. You can find the odd nite or two available with some calling around. Expect to spend $100+/nite anywhere in the Keys. FL tends to be more restrictive/regulated than most states with boon docking and Walmart overnights.
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For all those that asked if I already have reservations in Florida, the answer is no. I did not want to make a reservation because I did not know when I would get there because I am still planning my stops on the way. And if I find somewhere I really like I might stay and couple of extra days. The Florida Keys was more of a direction than a destination as I just wanted to go cross country and stay out of the snow areas. I figured when I got to the Florida Panhandle area I would see if I could find an opening for a couple of days; if not I would stay in the area I stopped. Heck I may not even make it past Texas and decide to turn back.

So far I have stops planned all the way to the naval air museum in Pensacola. Anything east of that I can still use some suggestions.

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