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@NWIP Did they get the sign back up? What a crazy storm. Say hi to all the peeps at The Edge. Enjoy! 💕
 
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No sign, they said wind was 70mph
 
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Made it to Elkhorn Ridge RV Park in Spearfish, SD. The people in SD are practicing ZERO social distancing. Feels much safer in MT than here. I'm hoping hiking some of the more remote trails will put me back in my happy place. Picked up an Indian Taco at the Cheyenne Crossing Store (had the veggie one in 2018 so it was a necessary repeat experience) and sigh, I admit I got their homemade carrot cake too...for later with my tea. Sooo good. 😂


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Holiday Trav-L-Park, Virginia Beach, VA
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Cellular: Very tough cellular location, must be just outside the outer rings of every cell tower. This is where I had a weboost RV 65 shipped to me prior to pepwave days and even with that it was difficult. With my pepwave setup on AT&T and Verizon I'm getting acceptable connectivity depending on time of day, evenings go do something else! Even split on which is best between AT&T and Verizon but coverage is very trying here.
OTA: So so, a few channels.
SAT: Only a few sites will have clearance from the trees so don't count on it
WiFi: Tengo internet which I have not tried, I hate Tengo!
Amenities: Tons to do here. They have a designated parking lot for this CG near the beach which is really really nice! NW Corner of 9th and Pacific.

I usually get a super site here which is in the 8xx numbered sites. I couldn't get one for my date window as it fell on July 4th (intentionally) so I'm in a less than desirable site, or so I thought. I have good shade from trees although magneshade is required as I'm facing SW and getting afternoon sun in the front windshield, it's very hot and muggy here in the summer! Anyways, so far I've been lucky as I have this "island" to myself, this section of sites so far is vacant so it's worked out well so far. When I first came here in 2018 I got a standard site with full hookups, I asked to be moved and found paradise in the 8xx series they moved me to. I already booked 2021 and only 4-5 super sites were available, I'll probably book 2022 now too for the July 4th window. VA Beach typically has good fireworks. I have to decide if I want to do Myrtle for my beach trip in 2022 but for now 2021 I'm booked here. VA Beach is one of my fav beaches on the east coast (Atlantic ocean side vs. the FL gulf). Very wide open beaches, great sand, multiple Ben & Jerry's stores (just sayin), fishing pier, great food.

Warning: This CG is on the end of one of the runways at NAS Oceana. If the winds are just right (wrong) you will be camping on an aircraft carrier. As a former fighter pilot I love the "sound of freedom" but last year the winds were favoring the runway that this CG is on the extended centerline of and it was annoying!

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That’s our go-to spot in VA Beach! We love the supersites too, especially since on our first visit it rained so much everything flooded.

It is definitely a tough location for cell service no matter the provider though.
 
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That’s our go-to spot in VA Beach! We love the supersites too, especially since on our first visit it rained so much everything flooded.

It is definitely a tough location for cell service no matter the provider though.
A few hours after this photo was taken, i.e. the day of my arrival, we got torrential downpours. My guess is 2-3 inches of rain. There is a bridge next to my site which means it's crossing a drainage ditch i.e. it's a RIVER. The amount of water we had overnight until morning was amazing, fortunately it drained fast. A mess on a non concrete padded site.

I love the restaurants here such as Waterman's, Rudee's Inlet, and I am dying to go but I'm not going anywhere this year for the pandemic situation. It's hard as it's like an addiction or habit, I want to go get my fix. I may do a takeout, we'll see, but I came here with no expectations of eating out. I took the dog to the beach yesterday and was amazed how many people were at the beach, looked like normal. It is a holiday weekend. There is no pandemic here, if you expected things to look different. Tons of tent sites up, RV spaces are I'd say 80-90% occupied.
 
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I’ve been there a couple of times. They have like six pools there IIRC. Both times I went there it was to take in Doobie Brothers concerts at the big outdoor venue (name escapes me).
 
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J&D Campground I’m Catawissa, PA. Typically we would head over to Knoebel’s Grove to enjoy the rides and food but not this year with all the restrictions.

This is a nice quiet campground with a creek to play in and nice shade.Good cable, no satellite in our site, and cell signal is decent at best.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!

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Safe Harbor RV Resort - Nashville, TN

Nice setting. However, kind of crowded with all the tow vehicles Parked various ways.
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ARD, I'd appreciate a report. We're arriving at Elkhorn Ridge on August 27 :)
Do you know what site you are staying in? I think the best sites there are 111, 110 and 112 followed by 86, 87 and 99. I was in site 75 which had an electrical issue. My generator kept coming on and L1 was flucuating between 114-116. The resort did nothing. They said the only thing the maintenance man could do was flip the breaker. Lawd. So no word from them til hours later when an Allegro came in and their Progressive SP kept alarming and they couldn't use AC. I ended up having to move to site 57 which was not bad. Nice yard. So sites 73, 74 and 75 are on the same electrical line. The park promised not to put in another rig in the site I vacated so the Allegro (who couldn't move because there wasn't another site available for 2 weeks) would have enough power. They put someone in that site and so when I left, he was still having issues. Site 71 and 72 are on different lines. From the map, you would think site 71 would be great, but the sites on the end like 55 and 71 will have bright lights facing your patio area from the guest offices building and laundry and it is quite bright. Sites towards the front of the park will get some road noise. Park was busy. I didn't really use amenities so I can't comment on them as I did daily excursions. The dog parks are nice. They have 2, one for small dogs and the other for large dogs. They also have a trail that I meant to explore, but between the bad weather, tornado watches and the playing in the Badlands, I never did walk it.

I hope ya'll have a great time. If you do the scenic drive around Spearfish Canyon, be sure to stop at Cheyenne Crossing for your obligatory Indian Taco and trust me, if you like carrot cake, you MUST have a piece. They make it there and it is soooooo good. 😊
 
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Do you know what site you are staying in? I think the best sites there are 111, 110 and 112 followed by 86, 87 and 99. I was in site 75 which had an electrical issue. My generator kept coming on and L1 was flucuating between 114-116. The resort did nothing. They said the only thing the maintenance man could do was flip the breaker. Lawd. So no word from them til hours later when an Allegro came in and their Progressive SP kept alarming and they couldn't use AC. I ended up having to move to site 57 which was not bad. Nice yard. So sites 73, 74 and 75 are on the same electrical line. The park promised not to put in another rig in the site I vacated so the Allegro (who couldn't move because there wasn't another site available for 2 weeks) would have enough power. They put someone in that site and so when I left, he was still having issues. Site 71 and 72 are on different lines. From the map, you would think site 71 would be great, but the sites on the end like 55 and 71 will have bright lights facing your patio area from the guest offices building and laundry and it is quite bright. Sites towards the front of the park will get some road noise. Park was busy. I didn't really use amenities so I can't comment on them as I did daily excursions. The dog parks are nice. They have 2, one for small dogs and the other for large dogs. They also have a trail that I meant to explore, but between the bad weather, tornado watches and the playing in the Badlands, I never did walk it.

I hope ya'll have a great time. If you do the scenic drive around Spearfish Canyon, be sure to stop at Cheyenne Crossing for your obligatory Indian Taco and trust me, if you like carrot cake, you MUST have a piece. They make it there and it is soooooo good. 😊
Thanks! That's quite the report. We will be in 104 unless something changes. We're going for the Hoots rally and may be moved closer to the Event Center as part of the planning committee. We'll be talking with Tyler in few days, so I'll be sure to ask if the electrical problems have been fixed. We'll definitely do the Spearfish Canyon drive and I'm all over obligatory tacos! And carrot cake. Thanks again for all the info.
 
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Thanks! That's quite the report. We will be in 104 unless something changes. We're going for the Hoots rally and may be moved closer to the Event Center as part of the planning committee. We'll be talking with Tyler in few days, so I'll be sure to ask if the electrical problems have been fixed. We'll definitely do the Spearfish Canyon drive and I'm all over obligatory tacos! And carrot cake. Thanks again for all the info.
Buddy, I was at Elkhorn about 3 weeks ago and experienced the same low voltage as Renee. Just make sure you have your AGS setup correctly anytime you leave.
When you drive Spearfish Canyon, make sure you drive up to Bridal Falls and continue to follow the gravel road past the beaver ponds and up to the back county. We had dinner one night at the Legends Steak House in the Franklin Hotel located in Deadwood. Reservations are a must.
 
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Follow-on to my post above for Virginia Beach, VA. Here are a few shots of the largest dog park I've ever seen at a campground.

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Made it to Elkhorn Ridge RV Park in Spearfish, SD. The people in SD are practicing ZERO social distancing. Feels much safer in MT than here. I'm hoping hiking some of the more remote trails will put me back in my happy place. Picked up an Indian Taco at the Cheyenne Crossing Store (had the veggie one in 2018 so it was a necessary repeat experience) and sigh, I admit I got their homemade carrot cake too...for later with my tea. Sooo good. 😂


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@ARD ,
Your coach always looks clean. With all your travels do you wash it yourself?
 
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