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Old 10-15-2016, 08:07 AM   #1
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Dream trip

A few years ago the DW and I had planned to take a year off and go across country from nj to ca and back as we had the money and the time and the new TT and TV but of course as all things are some family matters came up and squashed that pretty quick while we were getting ready to go. I thought it would be nice to hear some of the trips that were the most memorable to everyone. May even give others some ideas for a trip off their own or a second trip.
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I am in New Mexico and I have a 38' toy hauler. We love to travel around southern Colorado and drive the mountain passes in our Polaris Ranger and do a little fly fishing.
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Have been to Alaska twice--one 4-months, this last summer 3-months long--if you ever have the opportunity, this is one trip to make the bucket list.
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Alaska in 2017 is my dream trip.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:16 AM   #5
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It is indeed a dream trip--and the 2nd time will be even better.
Hope your planning is well underway--tons of material online and available from Alaska tourism and Canada/BC/Yukon tourism resources. And you should already have The Milepost--don't wait until the newest one comes out, it won't be much different. They don't move the roads...
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Oh, yes, I'm deep into researching and planning on both the internet and hard copy stuff, although I don't have the Milepost yet.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:40 PM   #7
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Our dream trip was this past spring seven weeks and total of 8500 miles(jeep and rv).Left SC for Ocean Springs miss Davis bayou on to San Antonio stopover in las cruces NM then to Cottonwood/Sedona(beautiful area) on to GC (first time seeing no words)next into Utah and Bryce np (did 4hr mule ride into canyon)then to Zion np and on to Las Vegas(too many humans and some non-humans)then to Kern river Ca. And Sequoia np and then up to Lee vinning(60 mph winds up 395 my knuckles never been so white)Yosemite was great but crowded(Tioga pass opened and closed daily as it would snow at high elevation and be great in the valley)next took loneliest road in America(it is)thru Nevada into Utah to Moab(could spend a month in Moab)Arches and Canyonlands and all off-road area around Moab was a blast from there to Dolores Co.( day trips to telluride and Mesa verdae)at this point decide to head home 10 hr days but what a great trip.Only mech issue was air bags would not air up(can't drive)calls to frieghtliner fleetwood and power gear,not getting a signal fro jacks were retracted finally found control center powered down and back up fixed trbl,learned more about rv in 7 weeks than previous 18 months.Cant wait to go again,hopefully Alaska 2018
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I thought going to Disney was fun but most of you have me beat. I am officially jealous....
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:15 PM   #9
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Our dream trip is about to happen. We were waiting until we retired but it was looking as though my health was not going to allow that to happen so we moved up the purchase and our trip.

It might not sound like much but considering we never thought we'd be able to buy a motorhome or retire this is a big trip.

We're leaving Michigan the day after Thanksgiving and coming back by Christmas Eve. (my dream trip would keep us away for the holidays but I lost)

Heading south towards some freinds in Fort Myers but we still don't know which way we're going, where we'll stop, or how long each stop will be. We may even leave the rv in Florida, fly home and then fly back after the 1st and take our time coming home.

But first we have a big family weekend with about 20 of us meeting up for a couple nights.

Next year we're finding a lot and leaving it as a weekend place that we can share with other family members who really can't afford vacations.

We've been married for 32 years together for more than 35 since high school and this is the coolest thing we've ever done.
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Enjoy your trip!!
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Congratulations on the trip. Perhaps taking time off to relax will help in the health problems. My wife and I just made 50 years on that AK trip and we are looking forward to next season.
Good luck and life to you.
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We just got back from our first dream trip. We live in AZ and headed east.

Our first stop was 4 days at Niagara Falls. It was on my bucket list, but not high on the list. It was so beautiful and not overrated as I suspected. I would move that up on your list if it's not high on it already.

Next we headed over for a couple of days to Howe Caverns in NY. It was a decent cavern experience, but I have seen better and would not go out of my way again to see it. Decent, but not a lot of stalactites or stalagmites which seemed strange.

Then we headed over to Boston for 4 days. We wish we would have bypassed it. We have some family there so we got to visit with them for a day, then went downtown the next day. I wasn't impressed to be perfectly honest. We did head up to the Salem witch museum and then down to Plymouth Rock which were fine.

Next we went over to Hammonasset Beach, CT. That was really nice. We were right on the beach. We were only there for 2 days. We really wish we would have stayed there for 4 days and Boston for 2.

Next we headed to NY (Liberty Harbor Marina, NJ). We had a great time for a week visiting NY. A lot of walking and a lot of people. I have had my fill of everything NY and probably won't go back again.

Then we headed down to Washington DC for 2 weeks (Cherry Hill, MD). We had a great time. We were able to get approved for the White House tour as well as Congress. We were there for July 4th (planned our entire route so we could be there during that time). There is so much to do there. You could do it all in a week, but you will be worn out after that. I am so glad we had 2 weeks.

Then we headed south and stayed in Nashville for a couple of days. It was fine, but we could have gone past without stopping and been just fine.

We stayed at a lot of other places along the way and were gone for 50+ days and 22 states. It was great for our whole family. Best summer vacation ever.

I am now in the beginning stages of planning a trip for me and my wife to head to Europe for a month (4 years from now on my next sabbatical) and take a few RV trips to travel around.
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Newfoundland We went this summer for about 5 weeks. We toured Cape Breton N.S. - The Cabot Trail is listed as 1 of the 10 10 scenic roads in the world & the Fortress of Louisbourg.
We crossed to Port aux Basques of the ferry. Gros Morne National Park was beautiful. Also Twillingate & St John's. We went all over the province, The scenery was great & the people amazing.
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Hi there! I love to travel at different destination. Long bucket list to go.
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