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Old 04-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Reservations? or no?

Keath and Pam, the Old Bag and I are going to caravan next Aug. ending up in Idaho for five days. I intended to book Sam Owen, but there are only a few sites left, almost half a mile from the lake. So I started searching for other sites in the area of Sandpoint ( although that doesn't have to be the destination ). But, going by descriptions and very little else, I'm loath to book five days. On the other hand I don't want to be driving from one full RV park to another.
I guess what I'm asking is, what would you do? Just wing it and see what you encounter, or book a place and see what you encounter?


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Old 04-27-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: Reservations? or no?

Hi Glenn

Of all the trips we have been on the best ones (and most interesting) are the ones
you go and just wing it. I guess everyone is different though and some people have
to plan every step of the way out before they leave.
I figure as long as you have some munchies and a couple Guinness in the fridge
how wrong can you go.

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:24 AM   #3
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Re: Reservations? or no?

Hi: gbaglo...I am a "Need to know" kind o' guy. Where am I going to lay my head for the night was very important!!! The trailer changed all that...but where am I going to park it I might think long and hard about reserving during peak holiday times. 1/2 mile from the lake is better than a wal mart parking lot!!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
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Re: Reservations? or no?

If you know for certain that you are going to be in an area I think it is a good idea to reserve. If you are unsure of where you will be, I don't like to commit myself anywhere. For example, late May I am taking off for 16 nights. I am heading straight down to Hells Canyon National Park area in Oregon, so left the first night open to stay wherever, but booked the next 5 nights in an Wallowa Lake State Park just outside of Hells Canyon. The next 3 nights at Ranch (in my trailer) in NE Oregon where I meet a bunch of photography friends. After that we head to the coast and the next nights stay will be wherever as well as we will be travelling. I then booked the next 2 nights at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park just north of Coos Bay where the rest of my friends are getting a room. (Can you tell I like the Oregon State Parks ) After that we have 4 more nights to meander our way back home and will likely just wing it for places to stay as we don't have a set itinerary for that period of time.

So to directly answer your question Glenn, if you know for certain that you all will be staying in that area, I would book for sure. You can usually cancel with only a small booking fee if you need too.
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