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RE: Cracker Barrel

Has anyone else noticed that most of the people that don't like CB are from the north? Maybe yall just don't like SOUTHERN cooking. I know when I was trucking I hated the food up north. Cracker Barrel is SOUTHERN cooking. Northerners typically prefer blander, less seasoned food (I know, because I grew up in Michigan with that kind of fare). Accept CB for what it is. If you don't like it, don't eat there -- simple as that. You have never had my Cajun shrimp! :C ;) Mike
mdcamping 07/29/20 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pay showers?

I spoke to one CG manager once about his pay showers. He said they didn't profit a bit, but it kept the kids from turning on all the showers a letting them run. yup, I've seen a few up here in the New England area. I don't blame them trying to prevent kids from leaving the showers running. Wish more would use the straight mechanical timers or the spring loaded push button ones Mike
mdcamping 07/27/20 04:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What do you shut off when leaving for a trip

For our summer camping trips most of the time I will shut off the boiler, A/C, main water valve to the house Mike
mdcamping 07/26/20 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cracker Barrel

I know some people really like Cracker Barrel - but man their food is greasy... I think there are better places for breakfast. LOL At the end of the day traditional breakfast is supposed to be greasy. Make no mistake about it Bacon, eggs, sausage, grits, pan cakes and biscuits are greasy foods! Glad were not the only one's, LOL last time we ate there we went with a group so we went just to be polite. We both got the home made Dumplings... yeah greasy,soggy didn't even look like dumplings. Mike
mdcamping 07/26/20 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cracker Barrel

We don't do the overnight stopovers with our type of Rving. That said we have stopped & dinned a few times, our meals were awful, just saying. Mike
mdcamping 07/26/20 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Water hose threads...

Objective here is humor. I’ve read a lot of threads here- lots of blow-hards...You MUST use white RV hose- green ones are ‘poisonous’. But as a kid, I drank from them. Anyway- camping right now, with fancy new white hoses, and the water is ‘big time hose flavored” (eye roll). Maybe we should use the right ones, but then again, maybe it’s mostly bologna. Anyway, we’re filling a water jug for drinking directly from the faucet, just because it tastes better. LOL also drank from those green hoses when I was a kid, didn't where a bike helmet either. (I don't think they had them in those days) learned to drive in a 1967 3 on a tree pickup truck with gas tank directly behind bench seat while my father smoked. Not sure how I am alive today!! :B :B Mike
mdcamping 07/25/20 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

Generally will fill at the campground. I do check online or call, only been a problem once. That happened to be last year at a provincial park in Ontario where they decided to close the fill station for repairs unexpectedly... ended up driving 7 miles out of the way down a poorly maintained dirt road for water. Mike
mdcamping 07/24/20 05:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Watched some MLB last night...

yeah I've been deprived of MLB to long, glad season is underway. They are broadcasting fan noise over the PA at the stadiums, guess to keep some continuity in the game. New rules for this year: top of 10th inning, player starts on 2nd before anyone bats. DH rule for NL. I wouldn't be surprised if they keep the same rules going forward next season. Remember the days of Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans Mike
mdcamping 07/21/20 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Another Mile, Another Day

I find myself trying to keep my planned trips under 300 mile, staying mostly on the east coast and living directly between Boston & NYC everything is multi lane busy interstate if you want to get anywhere. Age has a lot to do with this, when I was younger, I could handle the 8+ hr trips. Now I find myself tiring sooner, combine that with constant heavy traffic I find myself shorting up my trips Mike
mdcamping 07/17/20 06:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

Just returned from our yearly trip at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA. Campground is usually packed with Vacationing families. This year about 40% full. Amusement Park had re-opened on July 1 Mike
mdcamping 07/16/20 07:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas trip cancelled!

Sweltering here in the North east, Just can't imagine the heat in Texas. For July, I'd take 70 or 80 degrees anyday. Enjoy your trip and safe travels Mike
mdcamping 07/11/20 12:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

only boondocked once or twice, my trailer has a low sewer connection, been multiple times where my accordion sewer hose supports has come in handy on full hook up sites. Mike
mdcamping 07/11/20 09:08am Beginning RVing
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

I thumbed through the recent reviews at and noticed that several of the 1 star reviews were pretty dang petty. One was upset because they left their handgun in a cabin when they checked out and the park owner wasn't thrilled to have an unattended, loaded, firearm laying around. The poster went on to rant about they had a concealed carry permit and how the park's website didn't put they prohibited firearms in bold print, instead it was but one of a number of rules on their rule page. I don't know what having a carry permit has to do with leaving a weapon laying around since by definition it isn't being carried, but what do I know. In another review, the reviewer was upset because they were asked to move their car off the grass. The reviewer went so far as to claim they measured how much they were on the grass and that amount was one inch. They neglected to post how much on the grass they felt was OK. Both of those parks otherwise had consistent excellent reviews. Is it just me or does it feel like people are becoming more self centered on a daily basis. Yeah some come into a campground with a chip on their shoulders, some just don't have the experience, some come to realize that camping/Rving is not for everyone and take it out on the campground or maybe a combination of everything. I've noticed more times than not the fringe type reviews have few reviews online with little info on the profiles, When researching campgrounds I just ignore those reviews. Mike
mdcamping 07/08/20 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nicest?? CG in or near Bar Harbor been yrs since we stayed, but seems to still get good reviews. Well maintained campground, clean/updated the bathrooms and showers. Mike
mdcamping 07/08/20 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

We just returned from a local trip over a extended july 4th weekend. Campground was booked solid. Everyone was quiet, respectful and kept to themself's...lots of social distancing :C Mike
mdcamping 07/07/20 06:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cherrystone RV in VA Area

Been over 15 yrs since we stayed at Cherrystone. Campground sells the crab traps & bait where your kids can go crabbing off the piers, ours had a blast. Another recommendation they also have a half day charter boat, the charter was totally turn key, easy fishing for the kids! MISS JENNIFER TICKETS 15 yrs ago cherrystone was loaded with stuff for the kids I've read they have even expanded even more. There's probably enough stuff to keep a family busy for a week at the park. Our trip we had stayed for 9 days so we decided to do 3 day trips, 2 to Busch Gardens and 1 to VA beach, crossing the Chesapeake bay bridge is expensive but its an event in it's self, if I remember there was a fishing pier and restaurant at mid point of the bridge. Have a safe trip & enjoy! Mike
mdcamping 07/01/20 06:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

I'd just make a note of the loud and obnoxious camp grounds you visit. either visit them at a different time or cross them off the list all together. better yet, post a online review, help your fellow rvers in the community! :C Mike
mdcamping 06/30/20 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: I90 fuel islands in Massachusetts

I don't remember any problems or angles that prevented me from fueling up at the pumps on I90, though sometimes there is a long wait for the pumps The biggest issue we have had is finding a spot to park after fueling up as we either use the bathrooms or get a bite to eat. Sometimes I find myself parking close to the highway on ramp or with the 18 wheelers. Mike
mdcamping 06/29/20 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

Many yrs ago we a bad experience with the drunks/parties, it was a campground that had one of those...reputations.. Partly my fault because I did not research the place and being somewhat green to Rving. Going forward I make an effort to do online research and overall most folks we come across have been respectful. I consider Camping/rving as my hobby, so I always look forward to my trips! :C Mike
mdcamping 06/28/20 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

No one camps/rvs in my family, recently I have been getting tex messages from them asking advice for thier friends on places/rv parks to go. I don't think this would have happened a year ago. Mike
mdcamping 06/23/20 05:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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