Category: Other Great RV Routes
Shucks, everybody should know that Toad Suck is on the opposite side of town from Pickles Gap . That’s where I found Nancy – Conway Arkansas, not Toad Suck. Both Toad Suck and Pickles Gap surround Conway. When I hear the name Toad Suck, it conjures up visions of people sucking toads, which brings a big smile to my face. Actually, the name is supposedly derived from a local tavern where boatmen “sucked up whiskey like toads.” We now live in Mechanicsville Virginia. Even that name strikes many as odd. I am often asked if it is a good place to have your car or RV worked on. Actually, we do have our fair share of quality repair shops, but the name is said to have come from a blacksmith shop that was here back in the 1800’s. Farmers stopped with their wagons full of produce on the way to Richmond markets for repairs to their wagons. Living where we do often takes us into neighboring states with our RV. Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina... [Read more...]
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Hoover Dam Construction began in 1931 and Hoover Dam was completed in 1936. It still stands tall as an engineering marvel high above the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada. Photo courtesy Arizona-leisure Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, Hoover Dam attracts over 7 million visitors from around the world every year. A National Historic Landmark, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at 725 feet in height and 1,244 feet in length. At its base, Hoover Dam is 660 feet thick which is 60 feet longer than two football fields laid end-to-end. Combined with its top thickness of 45 feet, there is enough concrete (4.5 million cubic yards) in Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from Seattle, Washington to Miami, Florida. Or imagine a four-foot wide sidewalk around Earth at its equator. With 17 generators producing 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, it also is one of the country’s largest hydroelectric... [Read more...]
We had pulled out from Richmond, VA, late in the afternoon heading for Louisville, KY. I had no idea how far we would drive or where we would stop for the night. I simply figured that we would find a place to land when we were ready to stop. The only problem with this plan is that I-64 across the West Virginia Mountains is not overly populated with campgrounds, especially those capable of handling a big rig. If you look in the Eastern Section of the 2010 directory you will find a scant five pages of campground listings for WV – those on I-64 are far and few between. Using the Woodall’s Campground Directory, we located two facilities that were not too far from us. One was at exit 161 in Alderson and the other at exit 150 at Dawson. I decided to take the exit off of I-64 for the first facility listing. Whoa Nellie… there was a tunnel smack dab in front of us with a 9’ 10” maximum height clearance! With a rig standing 13’ tall there was NO way we were going to... [Read more...]
Splendede donated a RV washer/dryer combo as a prize for a drawing held at the Woodall’s booth Saturday at 2:00 p.m. This was, of course, part of The Great RV Rally in Louisville, KY this past week. Anxiety was high for the folks gathered at the drawing as Donna Brown reached into the box and pulled out the winning name. Linda and Karl Deardoff from Camp Hill, PA were the lucky winners of the washer/dryer combo. Karl was present at the drawing — he was extremely excited, noting that their RV was prepped for a washer and dryer but they did not currently have one. LEFT - Donna Drawing Winning Entry CENTER - Donna With Winner Karl RIGHT - Woodall's Staff Greeting Everyone I commented in an earlier posting that Nancy and I have a WD combo in our fifth wheel. It is a welcome appliance when we are camped on an extended stay and have a full hook-up. While RV WD combos are much smaller than the washer you may have at home, they will handle all of your traveling... [Read more...]
Our friends and guest bloggers, Tom & Georgie, kept a blog of their RV travels this past year. You can enjoy their blog at Georgiesgoingwest.blogspot.com. Here is an excerpt about traveling to Oklahoma City. We arrived in Oklahoma City about 4 today after a relatively easy drive from Amirillo. The driving was all on Interstate 40 and not much in the way of hills or curves and in fact, not much of anything. Tomorrow we will do some exploring here in Oklahoma City and plan to visit Stockyard City, the world’s largest stocker/feeder livestock market. Besides the livestock there are all sorts of shops to provide products for the “real” cowboy. There is also a restaurant there that as been in operation for 80 years called the Cattleman’s. It open at 6AM! At a quick glance it appears there is a lot to explore in Oklahoma City. Where to next?? I am not sure other than it will be in a continued easterly direction. Below are a few pictures from our drive... [Read more...]
Over the last five years we’ve made four trips to Montana. The first, in 2005, was to Yellowstone National Park and the little village of Gardner, Montana. It was just like being in the “old west” as we paid $3 for a shower, something we didn’t have in Yellowstone. In Gardner, we found a quaint bookstore, coffee shop and Wi-Fi all in one. We decided the next year that we really had to see more of Montana. We were headed to Alberta and on I-90; we knew we wanted to stop at Little Big Horn Battlefield. There was a thirty minute live presentation of Custer’s Last Stand. We were then free to roam over the land viewing the memorials. There is a nice campground next to the Battlefield at Gary Owen, Montana. Seventh Ranch RV and Horse Camp had cabins, hook-ups and corrals. The very first KOA in the United States is in Billings, right on the Yellowstone River. It is a beautiful, shaded campground with all the amenities you would expect. Further West on I-90 is Big Timber, Montana.... [Read more...]