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Old 07-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #1
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From Texas to Florida

We are planning a trip from the Houston area to Jacksonville/Orlando, Florida area. Any recommended route to take and places or spots on the way the we should consider visiting as well as to campground to use. Appreciate the recommendations.

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Might help if you shared your interests. Like visiting the battleship Alabama.
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Hmmm. Well, since I-10 runs from Houston to Jacksonville, I'd say that's the "recommended route" . Are you planning to do extended sight-seeing along the way or are you wanting campground recommendations for overnight stops? The beaches and casinos along the Mississippi coast are fun. A side trip to New Orleans and the French Quarter might be something you'd enjoy--plenty of great food in Louisiana!

Check out RVParkReviews for info on campgrounds along your route. Have fun.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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Went from Houston to Ocala last January. Stayed at Coushatta 1st night
RV park nice $20. Brware of rough roads on I-10 going into Fla. Washboard road, lost all clothes in closet and loosened the connection to A/C power
lost all dc power Stayed in Wilderness RV Estates three weeks very central
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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I-10 is the main route but side trips on US 90 and 98 in NW Florida can be entertaining. Exit 70 (Mossy Head) RV dealer allows RV'ers to stay in their lot overnight. A security guard in on all night and on week ends. Apalachicola National Forest (south and east of Tallahassee) has lots of free camping.
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You might check out the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola.

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Hi guys, appreciate the good tips.
We are interested in sightseeing, parks, museums and any attraction that is worth the stop. No real hurry. Great tip on the campground in Tallahasse area. Will look for it. Any other tips are welcome.

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Try the casino coushetta at kindersly LA
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We are planning a trip from the Houston area to Jacksonville/Orlando, Florida area. Any recommended route to take and places or spots on the way the we should consider visiting as well as to campground to use. Appreciate the recommendations.

Alex & Paty
Hi Alex and Patty, I-10, 1-12, at Baton Rouge, then back to I-10 at Slidell, La.is the most direct, fastest way to cover the 850 mile ride. Scenery, others mentioned US 90 & 98, good choices, I would do this for a leisurly ride . Lots of beach area in MS and some in Alabama, USS Alabama world war ship on I-10 just east of the tunnel in Mobile, also submarine and airplane museum all at the same location. Casinos in MS if you have more money than you need.. French Quarter in New Orleans, suggest do this with the car, not the motorhome. Morgan City La, tour an off shore drilling rig. hope this helps, old trucker
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Old trucker and everyone else that have participated, Paty and I appreciate all the good tips. Will share picture and casino earnings after the trip. LOL
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You might check out the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola.

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Nat Naval Aviation is awesome. Ft Pickens Federal park is in the Gulf opposite Pensacola Naval Air Station. Beautiful park, About $20/night or half if you are a senior. Check to see if Blue Angels are in town, they practice on Tuesdays.

Then follow Gulf eastward, to Panama City Beach and then Appalachacola if you like seafood, esp oysters

Enjoy the trip
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In Louisiana - http://cajunpalms.com/ rv park is right out of Lafayette in Henderson, la ?
and the food around there is WOW !!!
the story of Evangeline: http://perceptivetravel.com/blog/201...siana-history/

the I-10 bridge across the Atchafalaya basin: http://www.fws.gov/atchafalaya/

If in Alabama:
of course Muscle Shoals has a history - musically etc...
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the technology and tour of the TVA area locks, etc are worth a short visit.
here's a quick link to one site: TVA: Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant

We were there when a rather LARGE vessel going south was just getting into the locks and watching that huge thing pull in and then gravity pumped down was stunning !
A geyser downstream about 20 foot high !!!

then a north bound ship pulled in and was lifted in a minute or two ! Unbelievable !
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If you are looking for some place to camp near Ocala take a look at Silver River State Park just east of Ocala. It is a very nice campground and there is a waterpark nearby.

Have a great safe trip!
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Last year my daughter and I went to Mobile, Alabama. We enjoyed Dauphin Island, AL and Bellingrath Gardens and on the way back we stopped to enjoy Biloxi, MS beaches.
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