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This last month has been a really long year. Gosh, sometimes I find myself longing for those halcyon days when we just fretted about tire pressures, which vehicle was best for towing and whether propane is safe.

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Couldn’t agree more.  We should be gearing up to see everyone at the rally and instead we’ve shifted to park and aren’t seeing anyone!

Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Cummins Diesel

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I just had an email from a young lady BLM ranger my wife and I met a few years ago. She works in the southern part of the state of Utah but to keep her identity safe thats as close as I will hint at the location. Apparently people are recreating in droves in her area. This surprised me greatly and suffice it to say the local rangers and employees are somewhat scared to death sensing the danger in this scenario. After all they do have to deal with crowds of people often in close proximity in some shape form or fashion. 

 

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Seems all the closures have forced people to the BLM sites across the west. I saw a few pics of the Quartzite area - same thing.  I don't have a solution - given the sheer numbers of folks that are full-time with no home location to retreat to. For this reason, we will keep our little plot of earth as a  back-up, for whatever happens. If the feds were to attempt to close the BLM - it would be a real cluster.  I can't help think the trash and waste being deposited everywhere.  Just a big wow for me. 

Good luck to all. 

Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

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"Die young - As late as possible"

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Be safe everyone...keep the faith, we’ll get through this.

-Patriot

 

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Imagine being huddled together inside for months ...

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David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah

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While I am really enjoying my time at home with the family, this did get a chuckle:

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I feel your pain.  We have been pushed back to the end of July for our pickup.  I really think when this all starts to subside, camping is going to take off.   Travelling by staying in a hotel room or cruise will have the stigma of who used your room last night or bumping elbows in the dining room.  Campgrounds will be one area where you will have your 6' of space and be away from the majority of crowds.  I just hope the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer before society changes to a stage we will not recognize.

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I think people have short memories.  They'll be packing themselves into planes and cruise liners before you know it.  

But I'm making a Maximum Occupancy sign for our future campsites: 4 Humans, 2 Dogs, 0 Bears.

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Governor Abbott just announced that Texas State Parks will open Monday.  Social distance in effect except for family members.  Masks must be worn (assuming when away from site).  We might have to go visit a local park next week. 😁

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Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Cummins Diesel

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18 hours ago, Mike and Carol said:

Governor Abbott just announced that Texas State Parks will open Monday.  Social distance in effect except for family members.  Masks must be worn (assuming when away from site).  We might have to go visit a local park next week. 😁

Day use only for now. ☹️ Will open for camping “later”.

Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Cummins Diesel

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If you cannot go camping, you should check out the Virtual Reality experience from Google Arts & Culture. The site is called Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. You can visit Kenai Fjords NP (Alaska), Dry Tortugas NP (Florida), Hawaii Volcanoes NP (Hawaii), Carlsbad Caverns NP (New Mexico), and Bryce Canyon NP (Utah).

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David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Travel and Photography Blog: http://davidstravels.net

 

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That's pretty cool, David.  I've been meaning to get to Dry Tortugas.

Someone sent me a link to this channel this morning.  They stream live safaris twice a day from South Africa.  I had it going as 'background noise' this morning and got zero work done.  

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Well, yesterday was the first day Texas State Parks were open for day use only.  We packed up the grill, chairs and a few other items and headed out to South Llano River State Park in Junction, TX.  Grilled some lunch by the river and then walked through the campground to ID the best sites for when we’re back to camp.  It was a semi-camp day!  Mike

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Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Cummins Diesel

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21 minutes ago, Mike and Carol said:

Well, yesterday was the first day Texas State Parks were open for day use only.  We packed up the grill, chairs and a few other items and headed out to South Llano River State Park in Junction, TX.  Grilled some lunch by the river and then walked through the campground to ID the best sites for when we’re back to camp.  It was a semi-camp day!  Mike

We stopped once in Junction and bought a big bag of Plumley's Pecans at their store. Incredible paper shell pecans some of the best available.

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