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« on: October 08, 2010, 01:52:45 pm »

We got back about two weeks ago from four weeks in our PC 2351 going from Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, to the Kananaskis Country of Alberta just south of Banff and back home.  The motorhome with a Chevy HHR in tow performed beautifully and got anywhere from 8.5 MPG (crossing the Candian Rockies to BC) to 12 MPG on the flatlands of Kansas.  We visited several neat places, starting with Scott's Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock in western Nebraska.  The Robidaux Campground in Gering is a great place to stop there.  From there we went to Rapid City, where we rolled in one afternoon in the last half of August to 105 degree temps, all time high for the date.  A cold front went through the next day.  Custer State Park just south of Rapid City is a great place to see wildlife, with large buffalo herds, very friendly donkeys, and mule deer everywhere.  From there we went to the Custer battlefield site and took the bus tour conducted by Crow indians, who interestingly enough were on Custer's side in the battle.  We then headed on up to our main destination, the Mt. Kidd RV Park near Kananaskis Village.  The Kananaskis Country is much like the icefield parkway, but without the hoards of tourists.  Don't miss it!  The last pass on the main road coming from the south is 9500 feet high and as we went over it on August 29, it was snowing.  The next three nights the low was 30 degrees at our campsite.  While there we visited Heritage Park in Calgary, a not to be missed reconstruction of a Canadian city of the early 20th century.  We also went to Banff (beautiful, too many people) and Lake Louise.  For a fun ride and a great view take the ski lift up that runs all summer long when it's not sking season.  After 5 days in the area, we started home, crossing the Rockies and heading down to Spokane, then on to Boise to visit relatives.  From there we went across Wyoming enjoying the 30-40 MPH crosswind. Our PC handled remarkably well.  Not much to report from there on home, as it's mostly crops and feedlots.  All in all, a great vacation.
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 08:12:38 pm »

Glad to hear you had a great trip.
We did some of that earlier and also had a great trip.

Stay safe; there're a lot of idiots out there (but you know that).
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 10:58:53 pm »

let me see.. how do you spell jealous?????

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