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Old 01-21-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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San Antonio to Las Cruces to Phoenix to Durango

Planning on extending our mid May trip from Florida.....Starting in Orlando, then Biloxi, New Orleans, Galveston, San Antonio, Las Cruces, Phoenix, Durango, Grand Canyon (South Rim), Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands, Pipestone Mounument, Dells, WI, then on to Upper Michigan. We're planning on taking 5 weeks to do this, leaving us a couple of days in the most interesting locations. Any suggestions? Routes? Camp Grounds would be greatly appreciated. We're in a 30' Class C Winnebago with a jeep wrangler toad.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #2
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Slow down and enjoy the sites a little longer. Leave something for the next trip.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #3
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Don't miss:
Cafe DuMonde in NO
Carlsbad Caverns
Monument Valley
4 Corners
Mesa Verde
Arches NP
Wall Drug, SD
Go Kart World in the Dells

You have everything else covered!
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:14 AM   #4
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Hi from us fulltimers presently in the Tampa area. BOY!!...that's a pretty ambitious itinerary for a 5 week period. It's do-able, but sure won't leave much if any time for seeing, doing and enjoying all the things along the way. If ya HAVE to be back to your starting place in 5 weeks, ya might want to think hard about shortening your plans. Steve & Lynette
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:51 AM   #5
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I, like some others, think you're going to have more windshield time than sight seeing time. We did the Pipestone, Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Tetons and back to east Texas in six weeks last summer and had a great time. We stayed in Yellowstone 6 days and Hill City, SD for 5 days. Not long enough at either place.

Remember, if you drive straight through, its a hard two day drive across the great state of Texas. If you want to see beach, skip Galveston and drop down to Padre Island. Plan on a minimum of two days in San Antonio. Fort Davis state park is great and is close to the McDonald Observatory.

Rafter J RV resort in Hill City, SD is great. Near MtRushmore and Custard State park, (should be a national park)
Coulter Bay cg between Yellowstone and Tetons is good.
If you do nothing else, drive the Beartooth Hwy in your toad on the east side of YS. We were there July 4th and they were still skiing.

Again, I think you should either double your time or half your destinations.
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I agree with Jim. I did a 2000 mile trip in ten days and even then it seemed all I was doing was driving.
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I enjoyed reading your Blog. I still have inlaws and outlaws in San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus. I loved living in Texas. Can't get the new wife to go there, YET.
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I enjoyed reading your Blog. I still have inlaws and outlaws in San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus. I loved living in Texas. Can't get the new wife to go there, YET.
Thanks...maybe you'll inspire me to get back to blogging.
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ElkhartJim: I've tried to find Fort Davis State Park in Tx. According to the Tx website, it doesn't exist. Is it located in another state? Or, do you mean Fort Davis (the town in Tx) has a nice park?

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Check it out here.

Sites 1-16 are the most level. Beware...don't leave food out at night. Between the deer and the javelina, it will be gone. Ask me how I know. A scout group decided to put thier coolers in the tent with them. Guess who wanted to get in thier with them?

TPWD: Davis Mountains State Park

McDonald Observatory

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...rks/balmorhea/
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Lightbulb Another Place to EAT

coming down I 10 towards El Paso, you just have to use Exit 49 (Fabens)and go a few miles north until you hit on the right (east) side the Cattleman's Steakhouse, IT'S THE BEST in the WEST.....
some say the USA.

www.cattlemanssteakhouse.com

We'll be there this summer again, on the way to Williams, AZ !!!!!!!
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