Just bought our first RV

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Time for an update! Ok, here's the link to the Visited Map web site where you can check off the states that you have visited in the great old USA.

Click right chere!

Below you will see the first page.

Click the state boxes, and set the boxes the way it shows. Create and save the map somewhere on your computer (Desktop?) so you can find it in a minute. Then go to your RVUSA Control Panel (at the top of the page). Look on the right side where it says, "Upload Profile Image". Use the "Browse" button to locate the map that you saved a minute ago. Click "Go".

Hey, if it doesn't work the first time ... try try again!
 

DL Rupper

Senior Member
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No new album pix's. Took the pix's of Diamond Lake and Crater Lake today with my trusty cell phone, but no cell service to download to computer. I'm out in the great wild forest's of Oregon. Oregon has some of the best scenery in the U.S. Too bad the politcal animals in the state are ninkinpoops. :eek: :laugh:
 

Kirk

Senior Member
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Since I have never been able to get any real agreement about when you block out a state, I guess I'll just not use one.

Do mark each state that you have ever traveled through?

Or is it each state that you have visited or spent a night in?

Or perhaps each state that you have RVed in?

Maybe it should only be the states that this RV has been used in? for one night? just driving through?
 

DL Rupper

Senior Member
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Hey that might work. Actually I'm on my 4th, 5th or is it 6th trip around the U.S. I can't remember. Did I mention I retired when I was 51. I can't remember. Took in Crater Lake Natl Park this time to Oregon. It's a BEAUTY. Oregon is one of my top picks for the most scenic State, well it's next under UTAH. Oregon has high desert, mountains and terrific Pacific Ocean. It puts Maine to shame. Just my opinion. :laugh: :approve:
 
#29
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Well I don't care about any one's silly rules as to which states to mark. I plan on marking the ones that I have been to. I did leave out a couple because I will mark the ones I have been to with my husband. Well guess I need to add Florida as we did land in the airport there and got on a boat. I just want to fill mine up.

Jim I guess I can start writing that book now. We left for Lake Texana about 7:00 Friday night and the only thing that really happened was that my husband broke the handle to the glove compartment in the drivers area. He did that before we ever left the house. He said he will replace it today as he can get it under warranty through his shop. The only thing I forgot to take was dish soap so we made do with liquid hand soap. Everything else was smooth sailng. On the way home the tv did slide out one time, guess it wasn't all the way locked in and one drawer slid open. The kids had done all the putting away of items in the inside, guess I should have checked it all again prior to pulling out but no big deal.
 

DL Rupper

Senior Member
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Hey Carol. Remember the check list. Wifey goes around after me with her list and makes sure I get it all right. ;) :laugh: The State thing is all about WHAT you want to block. :)
 
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Carol, here's the only "silly rule" I have about Visited States: Just because we drove through it, doesn't mean we get to color it in. We have to do something significant there besides buying a lottery ticket or playing in the casino.

Sallyberetta, is always wanting to cross a state boundary just to say she's been there or buy a poker chip at a casino so she can stick it on the frig. I had to go through 3 extra states on a trip from Iowa to Tennessee! :eek:

I don't color that state in, because I don't want to encourage this wanton behavior on her part. :clown:
 
#32
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Well about the lists, I left my note book at home on the table with all the lists, so I was trying to just remember everything. Luckily it was just a drawer and the tv that slid a little bit. Next time I will make a list to remind me not to leave my list on the table at home and I will also know to check all the drawers and anything else that may slide. Believe me, I went through there and put everthing in something so there would not be any flying objects coming at me! I guess I did not give that drawer an extra little push to make sure it was secure. The TV I had nothing to do with because if it were just me there would not be a tv within 20 miles of my vacation site. I guess I used that word "assume" when I did not check the tv to be sure it was in place. You know what that means right, If you assume something it makes and ass of u and me. Never assume when it comes to your children. Of course these are not small children mind you. My son is 22 and my youngest daughter is 15 so I gave them a little credit. Next time, nothing left to chance. But other than that the only things I will definitely bring on my next adventure is some sort of thing to hold trash bags so we don't have them hanging off the rv, I know they make several different things to accomplish that, just have to get one. and dish soap. maybe a step stool for the potty because my feet don't exactly touch the ground. Maybe too much info. :)
Will probably leave the kids and the dog at home. I love them all but I need a little time to myself. Got to take the hubby though because I need a driver. :clown:
 
#33
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Oh yeah and as far as stopping at a casino, I will count that because that is what I would go to another state for. There is only one operating casino in Texas that I know of and I haven't been there yet but hopefully this summer we are going there. I only go to Louisiana to go to the casinos. I have also been to New Orleans to the zoo and the aquarium but I don't have any need to go back to New Orleans. We actually bought the RV to be able to take my mother in law with us to the casino as she has a hard time getting in and out of our truck and so she would have more room for her legs to move around. Well that is not the reason we bought it but it was a consideration when choosing the RV.
 

H2H1

Senior Member
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Carol, you and John and MiL or mother need to come on over to Biloxi MS and play in the casinos there. and if not do well come on over to Shorter Al. It's just a skip ,jump and a hop from TX :clown: :approve: :cool:
 
#35
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I plan on getting to Biloxi one of these days, the only problem is that my husband only gets to take one week a year off so we have to make the most of it. He used to be able to take a day here and a day there because he has "sick" days. One of the owners told him in January if he was taking a sick day he better bring back a doctors excuse. After 20 years at the same dealership you would think they would at least give them a little slack. Actually he has been a mechanic for 30 years and with the same dealership only it has been bought 3 or 4 times in the mean time. Each new owner bought him also. So you could say he has been with the same dealership for 30+ years. You would think they would have a little respect for that kind of loyalty. But they don't, they only give them one week a year and the basic holidays. Any way you got me ramblin' about stuff that is not on the subject. We will hopefully be able to get to several other states in the next few years. I need to find ways to not go through some of the bigger cities though because I have anxiety issues sometimes and I would rather drive an extra hundred miles than to go through some of those cities Houston being one of them. I have learned to take a little nap through Houston on the way there but now with the RV I don't know if I will be able to relax that much until we have had more time in it.
 
#36
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They used to talk about a "casino" on the Alabama-Coushatta reservation, but I was under the impression that they shut it down as being illegal. Or maybe they were just trying to.

They are not legal in Texas.
 
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I know they are not legal in Texas but there is one in Eagle Pass Texas called the Kikapoo Lucky Eagle Bingo Hall (I think that is the actual name of it). I know one person who went there and said it was like Coushatta or some of the other Indian casino's. I haven't been there yet but plan on driving over in August. I read that the Kikapoo Indians are allowed to have it for some reason.
I know the one around Lufkin or Livingston was shut down only shortly after people learned about it because of some treaty that was passed in Texas. I was just going to go there when they shut it down. I hope that doesn't happen this time. Of course it would be a shorter distance just to go to Louisiana but I have been there, I am ready for some new and exciting places. The casino part just makes it better. I have read that part of Texas is bad in places but I got a brochure from the Eagle Pass chamber of commerce and it seems to be nice. My friend that went there said that it was an o.k. little town. Every one else has said to stay away from the border but other than that it was o.k. If anyone has any advice on far West Texas give me some pointers. I have been to Del Rio before but that is about it going that way. We mostly stay in central to east texas and points south like padre island. Next year we will be going to Las Vegas in our MH (hopefully) for our 25th Anniversary. Can't wait for that.
 

DL Rupper

Senior Member
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Carol, if you get far enough West, check out the Big Bend Natl Park. Great scenery. Not much action and no big cities, but GREAT SIGHTS. The first 18 mos we RV'ed in State/Federal Parks in the middle of nowhere. Then I got lonesome for the excitement of the CITY and of course real RV hookups. Now I can't afford the fuel to stay out in the middle of nowhere and commute for groceries. We spent over $1200 in diesel fuel to get from Ohio to Oregon. We still aren't to the RV park we are going to spend the month of July in.
 
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Butch...I'm still thinking about the $4 hay. Its going for $11 at the feed stores today. Of course it'll cost $5/bale to come get it.
 
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