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Old 12-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #29
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if you really love train sounds at night, you'll LOVE the Amarillo KOA....every 30 minutes ALL NIGHT LONG....never again...
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #30
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if you really love train sounds at night, you'll LOVE the Amarillo KOA....every 30 minutes ALL NIGHT LONG....never again...
Every 30 minutes? I'd sleep like a baby!
Trains are an acquired taste...or addiction.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #31
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Doesn't bother me, just seems to go with camping in the lowlands, higher up in the mountains you usually don't hear them.
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Give me a choice and I'll say no trains. It's part of the RV Lifestyle and that's why they make ear plugs.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #33
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Train Lovin' Boondocker's Oregon I-84 Overnighter

It occurs to me to recommend what may be a little-known- and free!- trackside boondocking spot along I-84 in Oregon.

It's called the John Day Dam Recreation Area- there are no signs along the freeway to alert one to its presence, and it isn't on all maps. It's north of the freeway, right on the Columbia River, and a major east-west train line runs along the western boundary. There are of course no amenities other than a couple of privies and the "sites" to the north have picnic tables. Many of those sites are well-treed, and ALL offer a panoramic view of the Columbia River with its very busy shipping traffic.

And just across the access road, trains galore at all times of the day and night!

Take the Rufus exit, next east from the well-known Biggs/U.S. 97 junction.
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The trains went both ways on two tracks through out the day and night.The other sounds in the background is coming from "otis" our african gray parrot,he is out side quite often on the side of the coach on a suction cup perch. He didn't quite pick up the train horn but he trys still. Toward the end of this you can hear him talk to a red tail hawk....
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The trains went both ways on two tracks through out the day and night.The other sounds in the background is coming from "otis" our african gray parrot,he is out side quite often on the side of the coach on a suction cup perch. He didn't quite pick up the train horn but he trys still. Toward the end of this you can hear him talk to a red tail hawk....
errr - errr
I'd love to see the video, if/when it ever gets done "processing"-
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Anyone else remember this guy

Wes Harrison - The Great Duck Hunt - By Train - YouTube

I saw him and Cosby "Live" in Chicago and went back a second time just to laugh harder.
I have that on cassette, it is hilarious.
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The trains went both ways on two tracks through out the day and night.The other sounds in the background is coming from "otis" our african gray parrot,he is out side quite often on the side of the coach on a suction cup perch. He didn't quite pick up the train horn but he trys still. Toward the end of this you can hear him talk to a red tail hawk....
errr - errr
I Just have to ask, What does a african grey parrot say to a red tail hawk??
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I Just have to ask, What does a african grey parrot say to a red tail hawk??
I already told ya........ say it yourself as you read it here .....ERRRR-ERRR
Let me see what is wrong with the video and you will here him at the end of it.
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Well, I had to upload it again, I hope it work this time?
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There are very few major highways (that RVs tend to stick to) that do not have tracks running alongside. The funny thing about the reviews is complainers seem to complain about the train noise or that the campground is not close enough to the highway they are using.

This part is a bit OT but the reviews that crack me up the most are from people who write about dirt they found in a room AFTER they moved a dresser, refrigerator, bed or something else not designed to be moved during normal use.
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This was a COE campground (Ceillo) along the Columbia River, OR. It looked like a day-use park that the Corp allowed up to two weeks parking. I liked it. DW not so much, but she did say that the trains gave her a brief relief from my snoring.
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This was a COE campground (Ceillo) along the Columbia River, OR. It looked like a day-use park that the Corp allowed up to two weeks parking. I liked it. DW not so much, but she did say that the trains gave her a brief relief from my snoring.
I know that place- it's just a few miles west of the Rufus exit drycamp I posted about earlier. The tracks tee near there and head up the west side of the Deschutes River. There's a State Parks-run fee campground with hookups very near Celilo (same fwy. exit). It's across the (Deschutes) river from the tracks, so train noise is reduced, though visibility isn't.
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