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  1. vermilye

    Walmart vs. Amazon

    For those ordering from Amazon, there is another delivery method available that you may not have discovered - Amazon Lockers. Not available in all cities, but when you check out look for the option for one near your location. I believe they have added them to all the Whole Foods stores...
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    Prescriptions while on the road.

    Just a small heads up - while Rite Aid (now many are Walgreens) will do a refill that was first filled at another store, they seem to be required to get permission from the first issued pharmacists. I've been told that at about 3/4 of the refills I've had done on the road. That can be a problem when time zones or weekends find the original pharmacy closed.
  3. Living in the snow belt of upstate NY on the shores of Lake Ontario, it looks like we have 49 "pleasant" days a year. While that is probably why I head for Arizona for the winters, those summertime 49 days along the lake are wonderful! Too bad about the 200" of snow over the winter!
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    Quartzsite, RV parks, big rigs, wife retiring.

    Well, I'm just a bit smaller than you, but I've spent the last 3 winters at one of the Quartzsite BLM areas, usually at LaPosa West. When I want a break from Quartzsite, I hook up & head down 95 to Imperial Dam, about 30 miles from Yuma. Both are part of the Long Term Visitor Areas, $180.00 for 7 months, with access to fresh water, dumpsters & a dump station. You can move between any of 8 sites in AZ & CA with the same pass. I keep a daily blog of my travels; here is last year's. If you just want a place to stay for up to 2 weeks, and don't need hookups, there are a number of free BLM "pieces of the desert" surrounding Quartzsite such as Dome Rock & Scaddon Wash along I 10, & Road Runner, Hi Jolly, & Plomosa Road along 95.
  5. vermilye

    Walmart vs. Amazon

    2X, although mine will let me do a "Vacation" fill, i.e. an additional 90 day refill before the current ends. They only allow one per 365 days...
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    Walmart vs. Amazon

    If you want a real challenge, get a package delivered to Quartzsite, AZ. No deliveries to street addresses (even for the few permanent residents), and FedEx & UPS won't deliver to a BLM site (if they could find you). The Post Office general delivery window is only open for a couple of hours per day with a long line (in winter). The solution is to have packages sent to Quiet Times, a business that receives packages for a small fee. Even then, the addressing must be exact or it will never get delivered...
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    Free eBooks

    While I now have and use a Kindle Paper White, I stuck with paper books for years. I still do at least half my reading on paper - I trade books at campground laundries & libraries, hit the used book stores, often trading at them. Most offers a 2 for one trade on books. I can't pass a used book stall at Quartzsite!
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    National Park Week free admission

    The pass did go up to $80.00, but you can purchase a 1 year Senior Pass for $20.00. Do that 4 times (I believe in a row, but not sure) and it turns into the standard $80.00 Senior Pass.
  9. vermilye

    Suggestions of must see's on a road trip from Houston to New York

    So many choices! I'l just add my favorite state park - Ricketts Glen in Northeast Pennsylvania. 2 dry campgrounds (bathrooms with showers) a lake, and my favorite - 5-6 miles of cascading streams, including 22 waterfalls on a loop hike within the park. Some photos from my visits.
  10. The Chandler, AZ post office page is different from some others, and you are right - it doesn't show general delivery as a service. An example of one that works the way I described is for Deming, NM. Their (and others) home page has the link to "Services Offered at This Site). Sorry about Chandler...
  11. I don't know if it works for all of them, but every post office I've looked up doing a google search has a link on their home page "Services Offered at this Location". Click on it & it shows if they have General Delivery.
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    Wifi booster? or antenna? help!

    Here is one of the better ones.
  13. As of 12:20PM, on Sunday, 1/21, both the water fill & dump stations at La Posa South are open. (There were 17 RVs in line for the dump).
  14. I'm in LaPosa West LTVA (BLM at Quartzsite) and no one has stopped by to tell me to leave!
  15. Since this is the week the "Big Tent" show opens in Quartzsite, the number of RVs in the nearby LTVAs has increased by large numbers. When I arrived in November I was the only trailer in my section of LaPosa West; now there are hundreds. While I was told by one of the volunteers that they will not be chasing people out of the LTVAs if there is a shutdown, obviously the rules can change. I do know that there are enough RVs here that if they started chasing them out, it would take days just to get them out the entrances. As Linda said, LaPosa South is well water, however last year they did go to alternate days during the busiest part of the season to let the well recover.