Maps for RVers

The more traveling around the country we do, the more interesting and useful maps we come across. Below are a selection of maps that you might find interesting, along with a link or reference to the source data wherever possible. Have a favorite map we missed? Leave a comment below! Average Monthly Temperatures Wondering where...
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Carnival and (even more) Coasters

We’ve said it before, but these Six Flags season passes turned out to be great for our first circuit around the U.S.! For around $70 per person we got 14 months worth of entry to all Six Flags parks, including free parking (which is usually $20-$25 per visit). As we continued our journey back to...
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Crossing New York

Our next stop on the eastward trek was Niagara Falls. One thing we didn’t count on though was Labor Day weekend. You’d think we would have learned by now, after Thanksgiving 2014 and Independence Day 2015, but we got stuck again with no place to stay. I made a list of RV Parks and campgrounds...
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Windy City and the RV Capital

Since we were so close to the Chicago area for Six Flags, we made a weekend of visiting my cousins who lived there. I hadn’t seen these cousins for about 10 years so it was great to meet up with them. Typically in Asian culture, when guests are visiting, the host really goes overboard in...
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Installing a propane accessory hose

Today we finally installed something we’ve been wanting for close to a year: a propane accessory “Tee” adapter and hose. Now that it’s done, we wish we hadn’t waited so long! Up until now, our portable Weber grill relied on 16 oz. disposable propane cylinders (pictured above). While these were relatively inexpensive (around $6 for...
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Rockin’ redonkulous roller coasters

Our next two stops allowed us to continue to feed our roller coaster addiction. First we stopped at a nice state park in Wisconsin, about 40 minutes from Chicago’s Six Flags Great America. A friend of ours happened to be visiting family in Wisconsin at the same time, so we invited him to check out...
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The Adventures of Max

It’s taken us a couple of weeks to get to a point where we can write this post. Our stay in La Crosse, Wisconsin was Max’s final campground. He was just shy of 13 years old. Our Max was part Great Dane (average life span 8–10 years) and part Labrador Retriever (10–13 years). Over the past 10...
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Badlands: kinda weird, very cool

After Black Hills, we headed over to Badlands National Park. We often heard that Badlands is unlike anything we’ll ever see anywhere else and that does seem to be the case. Walking around the park feels almost like being in an alien landscape, not to mention it feels awfully desolate of animal life. Unlike most...
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Where the Buffalo Roam…

Our next destination on our continuing voyage east brings us to the Black Hills area of South Dakota and all the tourist attractions it offers. We hit the area about 1.5 weeks before the HUGE 75th anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally. When we dropped anchor in Custer, we saw a few motorcycles, but by...
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A hail of a storm

Yesterday started out as another beautiful day here in Custer, South Dakota. Hot (high 80s), clear blue skies, and some moderate winds, just like every day here. The forecast called for a 50% chance of rain in the afternoon, and by around 4:30PM the sky got very dark, winds picked up, and some intermittent sprinklings...
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