Stops On The Way

By , September 5, 2010 5:26 pm

We stopped at three different locations from Golden, CO to Bremen, IN. We drove over 1,000 miles. Yeah, we go far! Even though Jonathan did all the driving it was rough on me!?! But I’m learning and coping as a passenger. I haven’t driven the Star yet. I’m afraid. Jonathan said he’s afraid of me driving too. So that didn’t engender a lot of confidence in me either! I think after I take an RV driving class I would feel more confident.

I wonder how many “co-pilots” drive their rig…Kudos to those ladies! (Now back on track…)

Our first stop was in North Platte, NE at the Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area (SRA).  We drove about one mile on a gravel road to get to the campground. Campground offers electric only (some sites have 30 AMP and some have 50 AMP). It was hot and there was no shade but we were glad to have the AC running. It wasn’t bad as a stop over.

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Our second stop was in Waterloo, NE at the Two Rivers State Recreation Area (SRA). It is a huge park with a lot to do (fishing, swimming, biking, etc…). We took our mountain bikes out and rode around the park. Some sites have water and electric (all electric are 30 AMP only), some are electric only and some are dry camping and tenting. It was a pleasant park with lots of shade trees (I learned something about cottonwood tree!!! ) and “lakes”.

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Our last stop was a boondocking site at the Mississippi Valley Welcome Center in LeClaire, IA. It was a nice place that overlooked the great Mississippi River. It had free WiFi until 8PM. For dinner, we order out from the Bier Stube. We demolished the great German food before we could take any pictures! It was yummy! Jonathan said the beer was good too.

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2 Responses to “Stops On The Way”

  1. Barb says:

    I never drive when we are towing our camper, either. It is just the way the two of us have always traveled, so I don’t see it changing now! How do you find these spots to stay along the way? We have used Woodall’s and our cell phones, determining how far we can get that day and calling for availability. We have never boondocked, but we are very interested in that concept. Looks like the spot in LeClaire was very nice.

  2. Dasy says:

    That makes me feel a little better. :) I’m not alone!

    So, when we want to boondock or get a cheap site for a stop over we look at two to three different web sites:
    - freecampgrounds.com
    - freecampsites.net
    - rvparkreviews.com

    Most free sites are true boondocking sites with no hookups but some free sites (or they accept donation) have electric & water (yes, sites like that exist!). The cheap ones usually have electric. If the free site does show up on rvparkreviews.com, the details in the review are usually current.

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