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Where would you want to go and what would you want to see and experience AGAIN or for the FIRST time? Share your TOP 10.

So I totally stole this idea from someone else (Thanks Busskipper). As I sit at my little dinnette table, sipping my hot green tea, I'm trying to figure out WHAT I am doing and WHERE am I going to do it. My Maritime Tour, as many of you know was cancelled and here I am with no reservations anywhere, like so many others who are replanning their summer and lives. And TODAY is the day I'm making a plan. I've been RVing now for 2 ½ years and have been having the time of my life. There are so many places to go and experience. I would love to hear your stories and favorite places and/or dream trips.

To get this started, I will share mine which may very well change tomorrow. 😜

1. Glacier National Park - I've only been there once and once is not enough. There are soooo many hikes I want to do there which leads me to #2

2. Waterton -Glacier International Peace Park: I want to do the International Peace Park Hike. It begins at Waterton, Canada and from there you hike across the US-Canada border to Goat Haunt and then take a boat trip back to Waterton. AND I want to have Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. The hike from Waterton to Crypt Lake would just be BONUS.

3. Jasper, Banff, Calgary - need to work on my list of "not to be missed" experiences in this region

4. Utah - I want to see everything: Arches, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Moab, Escalante . IF I left anything out, I invite you to share. I haven't spent anytime there yet. Maybe this September could be the time?!

5. I would do the PryorWild Mustang Tour AGAIN. It leaves from the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center in Lovell, WY. It is a small tour. There were 3 of us in Steve's (owner/guide) jeep and it was a long, rocky climb to get to the horses and worth every minute. Steve's wife, Nancy packed the group a Yeti cooler with a wonderful lunch spread and we sat on rocks overlooking the lake where the horses were rolling in and drinking from. Magic! Also, a very long day!

6. Grand Canyon, AZ

7. Canyon de Chelly, NM

8. The Wave, Arizona

9. Black Canyon of the Gunnison

10. Maritime Tour - including Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland

OMGosh, this is just the tip of the iceberg of my list....just SOME of the biggies - there are sooo many other towns and places to go and see. Maybe we need 2 lists - our BIG wishes and then the list that we may more readily be able to accomplish list. (yup, I think I'll work on that one next, as that may be the one I need to utilize for this summer) Looking forward to seeing ya'll's bucket list! 😊

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Not sure I have 10 yet which leads to the problem below. Currently it's Glacier, Jasper/Banff, Alaska

Problem: Ignorance. Not knowing what there is to see! I'm the one that finds out about a great concert in town after it's gone! I need to spend some time maybe with books like Lonely Planet or anything anyone recommends on what there is to see. I did buy this book about national parks but haven't opened it yet, had it since umm Nov 2018 according to Amazon :(

Looking forward to learning from the others and the great lists ahead.
 
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At my age, I try not to focus on "bucket lists!" :oops: I'd just like to be "somewhere." :ROFLMAO:

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At my age, I try not to focus on "bucket lists!" :oops: I'd just like to be "somewhere." :ROFLMAO:

TJ
Well, I for one, would love if you would share some of your favorite places of past travels. As a more experienced traveler, I would value your input! 😊
 
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Well, I for one, would love if you would share some of your favorite places of past travels. As a more experienced traveler, I would value your input! 😊
Well, here are a few.

Vancouver Island, BC (very expensive ferry trip though)
Olympic National Park and Northwest Washington coast
Oregon Coast, especially the Newport area
Crater Lake National Park
Redwoods National & State Parks
Northern California Coast
Yosemite National Park
Lake Tahoe (California/Nevada)
San Antonio, TX and the Alamo
Santa Fe, NM
Zion National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Buffalo Bill Center of the West museums and Cody, WY
Glacier National Park
National Bison Range (Montana)

And, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Polson Motorcoach Resort, Polson, MT. ;)

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We go to Pryor mountain every year. We have adopted several wild mustangs as a result of these summer trips.

Looking forward to driving my jeep out there as opposed to my pickup truck we have driven the past 8 years.
 
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As for lists, that’s too much like work 😳. But I’ll throw out a few places we been or want to see.

1. Alaska was #1 on our list for along time and went last summer. We will do again, God willing.
2. Calgary Stampede, Banff and Jasper- we were scheduled this summer with NKK
3. Glacier NP, always seem to be in MT too early
4. Yellowstone NP-Planned for early June this year but COVID-19🤬
5. Vancouver Island, Campbell River for some fishing
6. Utah-All the places @ARD mentioned. Just did Zion NP but Utah will take over a month to do.
7. Antelope Canyon, AZ was planned for this year.
8. Mt. Rushmore, planned for late this summer
9. Maine and rest of Northeast
10. Alexandria Bay-Thousand Islands, NY. Went before but worth a return.

Want to hit all 49 States in Motorhome, we have a few to go mostly northeast.
 
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With the exception of an upcoming trip to the OBX, I have nothing on my agenda. I need to fix that, but to be honest, Im in a bit of a funk from being locked down and having crap weather to top it off.

With that off my chest, I’d like to go to South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana in the next year or so. I need to see Devils Tower because aliens.

I love heading west just to get away from the smothering traffic that is the east coast.
 
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Where would you want to go and what would you want to see and experience AGAIN or for the FIRST time? Share your TOP 10.

So I totally stole this idea from someone else (Thanks Busskipper). As I sit at my little dinnette table, sipping my hot green tea, I'm trying to figure out WHAT I am doing and WHERE am I going to do it. My Maritime Tour, as many of you know was cancelled and here I am with no reservations anywhere, like so many others who are replanning their summer and lives. And TODAY is the day I'm making a plan. I've been RVing now for 2 ½ years and have been having the time of my life. There are so many places to go and experience. I would love to hear your stories and favorite places and/or dream trips.

To get this started, I will share mine which may very well change tomorrow. 😜

1. Glacier National Park - I've only been there once and once is not enough. There are soooo many hikes I want to do there which leads me to #2

2. Waterton -Glacier International Peace Park: I want to do the International Peace Park Hike. It begins at Waterton, Canada and from there you hike across the US-Canada border to Goat Haunt and then take a boat trip back to Waterton. AND I want to have Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. The hike from Waterton to Crypt Lake would just be BONUS.

3. Jasper, Banff, Calgary - need to work on my list of "not to be missed" experiences in this region

4. Utah - I want to see everything: Arches, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Moab, Escalante . IF I left anything out, I invite you to share. I haven't spent anytime there yet. Maybe this September could be the time?!

5. I would do the PryorWild Mustang Tour AGAIN. It leaves from the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center in Lovell, WY. It is a small tour. There were 3 of us in Steve's (owner/guide) jeep and it was a long, rocky climb to get to the horses and worth every minute. Steve's wife, Nancy packed the group a Yeti cooler with a wonderful lunch spread and we sat on rocks overlooking the lake where the horses were rolling in and drinking from. Magic! Also, a very long day!

6. Grand Canyon, AZ

7. Canyon de Chelly, NM

8. The Wave, Arizona

9. Black Canyon of the Gunnison

10. Maritime Tour - including Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland

OMGosh, this is just the tip of the iceberg of my list....just SOME of the biggies - there are sooo many other towns and places to go and see. Maybe we need 2 lists - our BIG wishes and then the list that we may more readily be able to accomplish list. (yup, I think I'll work on that one next, as that may be the one I need to utilize for this summer) Looking forward to seeing ya'll's bucket list! 😊

Renee
We love the vistas in Utah. Bryce Canyon is my favorite. Ruby’s campground right outside the entrance has put in large pull-throughs in the new back section. One area not to miss is Monument Valley. You can stay on the reservation at Gouldings. It is not fancy, but you are right in the red rocks. Take a late afternoon Navajo tour that includes the sacred area. As the sun starts to dip, the majestic scenery becomes majical. The Escalante area is not as traveled, but gorgeous. Take your toad on the Burr Trail out of Boulder, no motorhome. Beautiful! Read the guide on the area. There us an unmarked slot canyon worth exploring. In better times, I would recommend a wonderful meal at Hell‘s Backbone Grill in Boulder.
In all of our travels, the most beautiful scenery has been the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper.
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With that off my chest, I’d like to go to South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana in the next year or so. I need to see Devils Tower because aliens.

I love heading west just to get away from the smothering traffic that is the east coast.
We stopped at Devil's Tower last summer. Pretty impressive rock monolith, but it really doesn't take long to see it. ;)

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Looking forward to driving my jeep out there as opposed to my pickup truck we have driven the past 8 years.
WAIT! What? You drove your truck? Was that from the WY side because LAWD you are seriously badass. I thought you could only take an ATV or Jeep. That was a wild ride...I know, I got the t-shirt..literally. LOL (Excuse the lint)
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I need to see Devils Tower because aliens.
I went there after the NKK Rally in Gillette, WY and stayed for about 4 days I think. Did the inner and outer loop hikes, day trips to Deadwood... Watched a woman scaling parts of the tower, as part of a class. If you ever have a chance to stay at the KOA there on 4th of July, let me tell you...the firefighters put on one of the most amazing fireworks show I've ever seen. Recline your chair and look straight up!!!
 

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We love the vistas in Utah. Bryce Canyon is my favorite. Ruby’s campground right outside the entrance has put in large pull-throughs in the new back section. One area not to miss is Monument Valley. You can stay on the reservation at Gouldings. It is not fancy, but you are right in the red rocks. Take a late afternoon Navajo tour that includes the sacred area. As the sun starts to dip, the majestic scenery becomes majical. The Escalante area is not as traveled, but gorgeous. Take your toad on the Burr Trail out of Boulder, no motorhome. Beautiful! Read the guide on the area. There us an unmarked slot canyon worth exploring. In better times, I would recommend a wonderful meal at Hell‘s Backbone Grill in Boulder.
In all of our travels, the most beautiful scenery has been the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper.
Judy D
Thank you, thank you. Writing it all down!!!😊
 
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@ARD so when will your book be available on Amazon?
 
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Thank you, thank you. Writing it all down!!!😊
To add to what Judy said,
So many wonders:
From Jasper to Whistler, then take a seaplane from Green Lake right in Whistler and cruise above the glaciers (or hike the glaciers).
Head to Vancouver, pop the Rv on the ferry at Horseshoe Bay and head to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island (about an hour and $300+ one way). Beautiful crossing. Cruise across the island to Tofino a cool little town on the Pacific side. Back down the island to Victoria a must see town where you can stay right on the harbor at Salish Seaside Rv.
Back on the ferry to Port Angeles Washington and head to Port Townsend for a stay at Point Hudson right on Puget Sound.
Head west to the Olympic Peninsula and Natural Forest and hike your a.. off.
Or southeast to that tiny little berg of Seattle if you so choose.
If you chose Olympic then south where you cross the mouth of the mighty Columbia to Astoria Oregon.
The entire Oregon Coast fun and beautiful.
Northern California where the Ancient redwood trees are not to be missed and again, hike your a.. off. Stay at Ancient Redwoods Rv in Redcrest.
Head south towards Healdsburg in the Russian River Wine Country (better than Napa in our opinion) and taste, taste, taste. Might take months to get through all the wineries.....oh well.
 

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To add to what Judy said,
So many wonders:
From Jasper to Whistler, then take a seaplane from Green Lake right in Whistler and cruise above the glaciers (or hike the glaciers).
Head to Vancouver, pop the Rv on the ferry at Horseshoe Bay and head to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island (about an hour and $300+ one way). Beautiful crossing. Cruise across the island to Tofino a cool little town on the Pacific side. Back down the island to Victoria a must see town where you can stay right on the harbor at Salish Seaside Rv.
Back on the ferry to Port Angeles Washington and head to Port Townsend for a stay at Point Hudson right on Puget Sound.
Head west to the Olympic Peninsula and Natural Forest and hike your a.. off.
Or southeast to that tiny little berg of Seattle if you so choose.
If you chose Olympic then south where you cross the mouth of the mighty Columbia to Astoria Oregon.
The entire Oregon Coast fun and beautiful.
Northern California where the Ancient redwood trees are not to be missed and again, hike your a.. off. Stay at Ancient Redwoods Rv in Redcrest.
Head south towards Healdsburg in the Russian River Wine Country (better than Napa in our opinion) and taste, taste, taste. Might take months to get through all the wineries.....oh well.
THANK YOU! I can barely sit still in my seat ...want to get moving. Last summer I did Anacortes, Olympic Peninsula, Astoria and all along the Oregon coast (did 4th of July week in Newport) to Crater Lake, then Bend. Oh and the Columbia Gorge area where I had some big Oh sheeeeit moments. My Garmin and I were not on speaking terms in Oregon....all the tunnels and bridges. It would plot my course and as I was heading toward a tunnel, the Garmin would flash a "!." Let's just say we had words!! It was beautiful. Now I need to do it again and stay longer at each place and add the things you added because I would LOVE it! I loved the Olympic Peninsula and definitely want to return. Where did ya'll stay if you don't mind me asking? Can you even believe I didn't even do any wine tasting there? Don't get me wrong, I drank plenty of wine, but I didn't go to any wineries. Need to do a redo ASAP! Thank you so much for taking the time to share. 😊
 
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Well, here are a few.

Vancouver Island, BC (very expensive ferry trip though)
Olympic National Park and Northwest Washington coast
Oregon Coast, especially the Newport area
Crater Lake National Park
Redwoods National & State Parks
Northern California Coast
Yosemite National Park
Lake Tahoe (California/Nevada)
San Antonio, TX and the Alamo
Santa Fe, NM
Zion National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Buffalo Bill Center of the West museums and Cody, WY
Glacier National Park
National Bison Range (Montana)

And, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Polson Motorcoach Resort, Polson, MT. ;)

TJ
I'm going to be forever traveling. Thanks for sharing...there are a few things on your list that I did on my Harley before I sold it 😢. I will need to experience some of them in the Beastie.
 

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@redbaron ... now you have me reminiscing. 8 years of going up there. Just wow! That experience was my number one experience since I've been on the road. Thought I would just
share a teeny bit of the magic with the group. And if anyone else feels moved to share some magic via a little photo sharing, let this thread continue to evolve. Sometimes words are just overrated and maybe that will be a little less work @NWIP 😉

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