Sunday, October 9, 2011

Passport America ?

Passport America (PA) is another RV park membership.  I use to not like PA because it didn’t fit our style/needs of RVing.  For the last few years it has.  It’s for more the traveling person that is going from point A to point B with miles in between with no place to stay.  PA parks are usually the overnight/traveling parks close to popular and well traveled routes.  You usually can stay only a night or two and get in for half the raised price.  Each park has it own rules about costs and when and how long you can stay.  You get a big book that informs you of all this ahead of time .  I then call the park the day of travel and check in and make sure everything is cool, etc. We’ve had PA for about 2 plus years now and plan on keeping it.  I think it’s $39 or $59 a year.

I forgot this was a holiday weekend.  Some of these memberships parks don’t let out siders in on holidays and just reserve their sites for their own members.  Can’t blame them but for a full timer it can be a hassle.  It’s probably one of those hassles that many full timers don’t even discuss that much but all experience it especially on the big holidays. 

So anyhow we got on the road about 9 AM with 125 miles to go.DSC_0001 DSC_0002

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No cell phone usage in a construction zone. The speed limit can hardly be enforced how is this gonna be.DSC_0021

When you get around Effingham you will see this cross for sure.  There several of them across the country like this.  We stopped at the Flying J and filled our LP tank at $3.09.  We had about a 1/4 left.  The last time we filled it up was in Anchorage, Alaska.  We didn’t get fuel – a little high for the area at $3.61.DSC_0026

You will also hit construction around there and it was backed for miles the other way.

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We decided not to stay at the PA Park and keep going with no place in mind.  Construction again around St Louis.DSC_0036 DSC_0037 DSC_0038 DSC_0039

We ended up here at the Cracker Barrel in Sullivan which was 360 miles.  We spent the money that we would have had to pay for the park on dinner.  It all works out.DSC_0041

Tomorrow we fill the Beast up.  It’s a little hungry and should take about 100 gallons.  I found a place down the road where the fuel is $3.49. 

See ya………….

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