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HawkTX

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We live in Dallas, TX and last year did the Disney/Orlando trip stopping in Destin, FL for a few days to break it up. We had a blast and want to do another trip this summer. What have been some of your most memorable and favorite locations here in the US? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.


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Ft. Robinson State Park in the far NW corner of the NE panhandle is a pretty interesting place in itself, with museums and a pool and horseback riding, etc.
The American Indians have a gathering there every year in June.
It's called the Inter-tribal Gathering and is scheduled for June 6 through 8.

If you decide this is worth it, you should make reservations because the full hookup RV campground isn't real big.


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Being seniors you might be interested in Colonial Williamsburg, VA area with a side trip to Monticello,VA home of Thomas Jefferson. Another time when you have more time make it all the way to Boston and the New England area.
You can search this Forum for the destinations of interest since someone's already been there.


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Yellowstone is a great time for the kids, and adults.


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ah64id wrote:

Yellowstone is a great time for the kids, and adults.


That one is at the top of our list of considerations for sure.

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HawkTX wrote:

ah64id wrote:

Yellowstone is a great time for the kids, and adults.


That one is at the top of our list of considerations for sure.


You will want to make reservations soon, they fill up fast especially if you need a long spot.

I highly suggest staying in the park, more opportunities to see things and less driving overall. Canyon is our favorite CG, with Madison being our 2nd.

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How old are your kids? Colorado is a great place during the summer. Rocky Mountains NP to the Denver Mint to Telluride's gandeur to Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods...Boondock in Dumas on 1st night and be in CO after lunch. Beats the Texas heat of summer.





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Absolutely, Yellowstone! Best vacation we ever had. We held a family reunion there in 2007 and I'm telling you, a week doesn't go by that we don't reminisce about it.

If you don't want to go to Yellowstone, go to New Mexico and Arizona. See Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell, just to say you did. The kids will get a kick out of it. Head on over to Grand Canyon. Be sure to stop at the Painted Desert/Petrified forest on the way. Drop down to Route 66 when you're done.

If you've got kids with you, stay in Williams at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Awesome place and they have a train that takes you up there for about 6 hours. On the way back "bandits" board the train and hold up the passengers. A singing cowboy entertains guests and there are docents that give you a lot of details about the area. Honestly, for my kids that was plenty of time. If it were just the two of us, we'd have stayed at GC for a couple days.

If you don't want to go *there*, try out the Black Hills, then drive on over to Devil's Tower and get yourself a copy of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." We showed it to our kids after dark and it scared them just enough to be fun. It's a pretty interesting place. Just don't take your rig up to the top~


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Dadio24 wrote:

How old are your kids? Colorado is a great place during the summer. Rocky Mountains NP to the Denver Mint to Telluride's gandeur to Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods...Boondock in Dumas on 1st night and be in CO after lunch. Beats the Texas heat of summer.


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Awesome info. Much appreciated!!!

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