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  1. There are also COE campgrounds on the lake. If you go there Lindsborg is an interesting little town with a number of things to see and do.
  2. I think you are mistaken. The source of their data is the USGS. From their own website: The link I provided was to the Protected Area Database (PAD-US 2.0) of the U.S. Geological Survey. The app does have some added features such as linking to Google maps and putting your location on your screen. Their website includes this statement: .
  3. There are a number of Corps of Engineers projects with campgrounds in Kansas. Some of the campgrounds are managed by the Kansas State Parks and even have some full hookup sites. If you are a Wizard of Oz fan, in Liberal there is Dorothy's House. Also the Mid-America Air Museum. Kinsley is Mid-America USA. Ellinwood has the Wolf Hotel and Underground City. In Hutchinson is the Cosmosphere and Salt Mine. In Wamego there is the Oz Museum and the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church. Near Fort Larned is near Larned and Great Bend. Also in the Great Bend area are the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.
  4. If my memory is correct, this app is based on the USGS maps/information that our tax $ paid for and can be accessed for free Here. If you zoom in on the area that you are interested in and click on the colored area. It will tell you the name of the area and the agency that controls it.
  5. No such website. I think you are likely referring to Free campsites website which I linked to in post number 2.
  6. I thought you were looking for free camping like on BLM land? State Parks in the East very rarely allow camping outside of designated areas. Other state lands may not be managed by the same agency as the State Parks. Here is the site for PA State Forests. Here is a link to the Kansas State Fishing Lakes. You have to check which ones allow camping. Here is a link to Kansas State Wildlife Management Areas. Again you have to check which ones allow camping. Here is a link to Texas Wildlife Management Areas that allow camping. If you are looking for public campgrounds in addition to boondocking sites, take a look at the Ultimate Public Campgrounds Website. The Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority also have campgrounds on many of their properties. Georgia Power operates some campgrounds. Search the regions for the locations.
  7. Many National Forests and National Grasslands allow camping away from developed areas. You have to consult the Travel or Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) or contact the individual Forest to find out where you can vehicle camp and how far off the designated roadway you are permitted to park your RV. Some states have state forests where you can camp in other than designated sites. Some states allow camping on wildlife management areas and/or state fishing lakes. You may or may not have to purchase a fishing or hunting license so check the rules carefully. Free campsites is a good place to start.
  8. Folks base their perceptions on their experience. The disparity of opinions expressed on this forum regarding the number of working folks living in RVs has been going on for several years. Here is a post from a thread from 2014: In my experience, many of the same parks that participate in the 50% discount programs also have long term and permanent residents to help keep them in business. A similar disparity in opinions/experience occurs in discussions of the need for reservations.
  9. This is true. However, the demographic of the Escapees' membership changed. It is my understanding that Escapees removed their Tra-Park in Pecos, TX from the list of Rainbow Parks because of complaints about the park which included the predominance of oilfield workers staying there long term. We have stayed at many RV parks/campgrounds that had large numbers of working folks and always felt welcome.
  10. The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and the waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park are worth seeing in my opinion.
  11. If by boondocking, you mean Free, checkout the Free Campsites website.
  12. It is not just Florida and not only produce. A few years ago in central Kansas, we were talking to the owner/chef of a local BBQ/steak restaurant. He told us that it was getting harder and harder to get the best grades and prime cuts even though there seemed to cattle everywhere you looked. If you travel to many of the more remote areas with National Parks, National Forests and BLM lands; in my experience you are not going to find a lot of farmer's markets. In fact you may have to travel considerable distance to find any market at all.
  13. When I worked, I had to pass an annual physical fitness test and my employer had a program to promote physical fitness. That all ended with retirement. On the other hand, I do a lot more hiking. I have gained weight and added a couple of prescription medications, but that may be as much a factor of age as anything else as I retired 15 years ago. Dear Wife has changed her home routine little other than we do go places of interest much more frequently while traveling. I do think we have both benefitted from a reduction in stress after retirement. I suffered from fairly frequent migraines when working. I have not had a migraine in the 15 years since retirement.
  14. In my opinion, what you live in has less to do with improving one's health than other factors such as stress and amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. While retirement can be stressful to some, it can reduce stress for others. If you will still be working the same amount, just from an RV, then I doubt your health will change much without a concerted effort to do so. If you have allergies or sensitivity to common air pollutants, or altitude; travel to some locations may affect those health issues. If you will be worried about your finances on the road, that stress might adversely affect your heath. Everyone is different. It is hard to predict how each will react to change.
  15. I had a 2" front receiver put on my Chevy 2500. It would accept a wide variety of accessories including bike racks, winch plate, cargo platform and ball mount. Some folks worry about decreasing the air flow to the radiator and trans cooler by putting bikes on the front. I think this is more of a concern if you cover the bikes than if it is just the bike frame and tires. You do need to make sure that anything on the front does not interfere with the headlights just as anything on the rear should not interfere with the visibility of the tail lights.
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