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2017 Host needed at an Idaho Fish and Game Boat Launch in Cocolalla, Idaho

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Lake Cocolalla Idaho

Received 11/18/16 – My name is Fred Vincent and I am the President of the Lake Cocolalla Association. We are a non-profit/volunteer group that was started in 1985 to interact with the community and overseeing government bodies to bring improvement to our lake’s water quality. We have need of finding a volunteer(s) to man/woman our local Idaho Fish and Game Boat Launch as a lake host.

We would arrange for any training that would be needed. The time frame is Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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We have a nice RV site for up to two RV’s
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View of the Lake from the Host’ RV site

What an ideal position for fishermen or water enthusiasts! -Jack

For more information:
Website: www.cocolallalakeidaho.com
Contact Fred Vincent – fredvincent4@gmail.com

Celebrating Eight Years on Snowbird RV Trails!

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We invite all our friends to visit us on Pinterest where we have 37 boards (so far) and hundreds of photos and descriptions of many of our adventures and discoveries from eight years of RVing up and down the East coast – from New England to the Gulf Coast – and from the Atlantic Seashore to the Mississippi River at https://www.pinterest.com/snowbirdrvtrail/. We’ve found our favorite routes, met some beautiful people, sampled some fine Regional home-cooking and seen a little of what has made America the place we are so proud to call home.
Find also an Index of all of our articles at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/quickclickindexnew.htm
and more about us at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/aboutus.htm.

2016 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

Thank you for your service!

Veterans Day is almost here, and many restaurants
and other businesses want to thank you for your service.

The Military Wallet has published a list of

national & regional offers and will continue to update this list until Veterans Day.

 Source (visit for daily updates):

http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/3/

This Version Last Updated: 11/05/2016.

Mount St. Helens RV Site Hosts Needed for 2017 – 11/7/16

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Recreation Site Hosts play a big part in supporting not just the visitors who travel to Mount St. Helens each year, but also to Forest Service operations staff, who help keep facilities clean and available to everyone. The Forest Service does not run overnight campgrounds on the mountain, so we rely on site hosts to fulfill this role a bit differently than a traditional campground host. Recreation site hosts help by assisting operation staff, taking care of the grounds around visitor areas, and talking with guests at information centers. This volunteer assignment gives individuals a stipend of $15 per day in return for their time spent on the mountain as a host.

Currently, we’re looking for Recreation Site Hosts for the following areas on Mount St. Helens:

Pine Creek Information Station, Hwy 90, Cougar, WA 98616

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills & a willingness to be flexible, and help out where needed.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Have access to reliable transportation and either RV or trailer living quarters.
  • Poses current motor home and car insurance that meets Washington state minimums for liability coverage.
  • Willingness to work independently, in remote areas.

Time Commitment:
Site hosts must be able to make a minimum of a 30 day commitment between May and October.

Recruitment Information:

For each site, we try to cover the entire summer season with one, or a combination of multiple site hosts. We begin recruiting and interviewing candidates in the fall and continue until we have filled all availabilities.

Recruitment begins September and ends once all available sites are filled.


Do you have further questions about being a Site Host? Please email Allison Watson, the Volunteer Programs Manager for the Mount St. Helens Institute: awatson@mshinstitute.org. Or go to our website: www.mshinstitute.org

 

Campground Hosts needed for the 2017 Season in Colorado – 11/1/2016

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Blue Spruce RV Park near Durango, Colorado

We are in need of several camp hosts for our 2017 season. We are located in Beautiful Southwest Colorado outside of Durango. Our camp host season runs from May 1, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017. We are looking for a couple to clean cabins (we have 11) and also for a couple to clean Restrooms, laundry room, billiards room and exercise room. We are also looking for a couple to do groundskeeping. We require 3/5 hour work days per person. In exchange for your time we offer you your RV site, full utilities, 2 tanks of propane per month, direct TV,  $20 laundry allowance (to be use at our park laundry) and a 20% discount in our store excluding food. Please contact our office (970) 884-2641 or email us at bluespruce@durango.net.

Received J, Armstrong at snowbirdrvtrails@gmail.com  11/1/16

Summary – Fall RV Route South via I-87, I-287, I-78, I-81, I-40 and I-75

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On the road again!

Our 2016 Fall migration South is complete after seventeen days on the road – over 1,900 miles through ten States and eight campgrounds we have arrived at our Winter home in New Port Richey, Florida.

The trip was smooth overall and the only really “rattle the teeth”, bumpy stretch was a few miles through Allentown, PA on I-78. We ran into very little construction and no stoppages along the route and we saw only one accident the entire way.

We found the truckers to be very good about sharing their roadway with us. I would mention one thing though – we saw many of our fellow Rvers exceeding the speed limits on the interstates and as a word of caution you might check the speed rating on your tires. We run 14 ply which not only give us the weight capability we need but are are also rated for a lot more speed than we would ever use. The one accident we did see involved a truck pulling a 5th Wheel though we do not know the circumstances.

We stayed two nights each at eight campgrounds coming down. Seven were new for us. As you may have read from our Snowbird Blog reports, we didn’t find all of them to be great values though none were deplorable and all would be okay for an overnight stop. Saugerties was overpriced but you come to expect that near metropolitan areas.

 

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RV route – Northeast to Florida’s Sun Coast

Pennsylvania Dutch, Endless Caverns and Crossroads Travel were Passport America Members (50% discount) and the rest were Good Sam campgrounds (10% discount). They all more than paid back any membership fees in discounts.

If you have followed us for any length of time you know that we love to find new local restaurants along any route and this trip brought some new ones to share as well as a couple of previous winners that we were happy to visit again.

Saugerties Diner surprised us on the first night of our trip and did it well enough for us to visit the second night as well. After the bad experience we had at the remaining HoJo’s Restaurant in Lake George, NY before our trip, we were happy to find this former HoJo still dishing out good food and service to match.

While at our second stop at Pennsylvania Dutch Campground, we felt the 45 minute drive to once again visit the Oregon Dairy Restaurant and Buffet in Lititz, PA to be worth it. If ever in that area you would not be disappointed by stopping in for a bite.

The Adairsville Inn Restaurant at our 6th stop at Harvest Moon Campground was also a special surprise. Nothing fancy, no linen tablecloths nor liveried servers, just plain old down-home country specialties served buffet style and overseen by two sweet, personable and older Southern ladies as charming as they could be. They are only open certain days and times so check with Miss Pam at the campground.

 

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Adairsville Inn Restaurant – Georgia hospitality

The two restaurants we mentioned at our last stopover in Lake Park, Georgia – both The Farm House Restaurant and (if you like good Mexican food) the Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, are worth spending a night or two in one of the three nice campgrounds at this exit off I-75.

After a great Summer spent with family and friends and exploring the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY and the Green Mountains of neighboring Vermont, and to cap it off with a safe and uneventful journey back to Florida, to say we are truly blessed would be an understatement.

If you would like to see a quick summary of our trip and stopovers including all of the info about each and a listing of mileages and costs, visit the 2016 Fall RV Route South page on our website.

Thanks for traveling a few miles with us and if you have any questions about this or any of our Snowbird RV Trails send us a note at snowbirdrvtrails@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you. In the meantime we invite you to “friend” us or “follow” us to join our next adventure.

You can also find photos from our trips and explorations on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/snowbirdrvtrail/ or more about us at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/aboutus.htm.

Safe travels and enjoy every trip,
Jack and Niki
K.C., B.B., & Stanley

 

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Until we meet down a future Snowbird RV Trail