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Old 06-21-2020, 04:29 PM   #43
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The problem is when Covid does get to NE, the local small hospitals be overwhelmed after the first few cases. Covid knows no boundries and it will show up everywhere eventually.
The state and Fed gov will then send in portable hospital beds at tax payer expense to bail out these lax communities! The future can be seen by looking at history.
This is flatly untrue! Nebraska was actually one of the first States hit, with a bunch of Princess refugees. In addition there have been several major outbreaks, mostly due to meat packing plants in small towns. Hospital capacity is sooooooo bad that in several of the smaller city hospitals they are laying staff off due to a lack of business. Sorry man, just isnít true.
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:44 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by grindstone01 View Post
Heading West into the coronavirus hot zone? This could be a interesting summer with many places not opening. The good side would be reduced crowds.
The wide open spaces are far less likely to have Covid issues than the Northeast Corridor. Folks are finding that having the virus and being sick are two different things. Not trying to minimize the seriousness if it kicks someoneís butt, but when do we start living again? This may well be a golden opportunity to see things that would normally be congested.

I will be interested in hearing developments on how the trip unfolds as I am debating jumping in and getting some quality time without the crowds in the near future. Kinda waiting for things to uniformly open up .
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:05 PM   #45
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We live near Great Smoky Mountain National Park and tourism is strong. The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas have their usual summer crowds. The popular hiking trails in the park are packed with many people not social distancing as they pass others. Sevier County, which has the tourist attractions has had a large increase in Covid-19 cases the last two weeks.

RV parks are pretty full so reservations are suggested. Be safe!
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:49 PM   #46
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Just returned from our annual week at Frontier Town, Ocean City Maryland. This is a very large campground with a water park, western show, zip lining, small marina, pool, mini golf and lots of other activities. Very popular, reservations typically book up well in advance and folks will often book the same week a year or two ahead.

Usually it is a very busy place with sites nearly always full this time of year. This year was very different - midweek maybe had 30% of sites filled. The park was still gradually opening various amenities (they reopened the water park while we were there, but only to campers - no outside visitors) and they were still not running the free shuttles to Ocean City and Assateague. Weather was unseasonably cool almost all week, so I don't know if that led to some cancellations, but given that it would be possibly hard to re-book later I kind of doubt it.

By the time we departed on Saturday things were more filled in, but still more vacancies than normal.
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:50 PM   #47
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Keyhole State Park fun. Busy. But most people stayed in their area. Fishing at damn f

Keyhole state park was fun. 10 camgrounds.busy.
fishing good at damn area. Took utv and exlpored Keyhole area and trails ne and se of Sundance. Reservations required. We were in Homestead. Sink hole was fun also took utv. Reservastions required. QUOTE=Busskipper;5300898]So - What is it Really Like out there in RV-Land, what are you travelers finding at the National Parks - Crowds - Craziness?

Or is it some what normal - Crowded and Filled?

How about the State Parks and Traveling?

East to West travel ?

West to East travel?

Hard hit Native American Lands?

Just trying to get a feel as we Head West, thinking it will be different, would like to at least let the Granddaughters see some of the areas that we have loved.

Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills?

Wind River Canyon?



Yellowstone and the Tetons?

Flaming Gorge?

Dino NM?

Black Canyon?


Lake City?

We have all been Isolated now for Months so we are good, Just wondering How is the Rest of the World?

If you have First Hand Info, info please share think many of us would Just Like to Know.

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Old 06-21-2020, 07:13 PM   #48
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We've been camping in the less visited Utah State Parks these past few months and they have been CROWDED. Usually packed by Friday. Lots of sites with multiple families or large groups. Very unusual for most of these parks. At least half of the license plates are not from Utah.
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Old 06-21-2020, 07:27 PM   #49
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:42 PM   #50
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I am still iin at risk group and still in self quarantine until I see good cure or vaccine.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:05 PM   #51
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We r ON THE ROAD with a big loop trip from Redwoods to Seattle, Glacier, Yellowstone, Tetons, And on down to Arkansas. So far no problems anywhere with fuel, food or RV parks. Everything is opening back up. State parks require reservations to enter in some CA places, NPs are all open and campgrounds are also open. We have reservations all the way, so not sure if the NPs are full or not. Many RV parks are having low attendance problems, so I suggest you get out there and have some fun!
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:22 PM   #52
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Heading to Yellowstone from Western ND next week. Will report
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:06 PM   #53
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Sounds like the trip I have planned going in opposite direction beginning July 14. We will be leaving from Phoenix west valley area. We are also staying at parks a little bit away from the tourist areas to avoid crowds while ďat homeĒ in the motor home. We plan to be very cautious wear masks and sanitize continuously.
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Old 06-22-2020, 06:17 AM   #54
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We rode our motorcycle to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio last Sat and everything was still closed up and the entrance was blocked with fences.
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I am still iin at risk group and still in self quarantine until I see good cure or vaccine.
As a FTimer, how are you do that? Initially our children did the shopping for us but not anymore. We are headed West in a couple weeks as Iím not putting life on hold until thereís a cure and we are both in our 70ís.
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:12 AM   #56
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We live in the area of SMNP.
The Smokies are slammed as is Gatlinburg and Pigeon Vegas. Covid cases up since there is no social distancing and very few masks. People from all over the US mixing.
We were at Indian Boundary Lake Cherokee NFS Campground for a drive through. Absolutely packed!!
No distancing. Tobacco spitters just spitting on the ground as usual. Kids intermingling, no masks. No Thanks. It's ugly.
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