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Old 12-17-2016, 08:08 AM   #1
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We bought the 70C, and plan to take a winter road trip from San Antonio TX. We want to hear suggestions for a 9 day drive heading east, to Florida. Or west, to New Mexico - Arizona. Or south, which would be Mexico. We need good stops to visit along the way, and good places to park at night. Love to hear from you!
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:48 PM   #2
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Oh, I thought you were looking for WINTER trips.

We are going to Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's UP next month to meet up with about 30 Class B vans undertaking the same challenge of subzero temperatures and snow measured in feet, not inches.

If you are looking for direction I would prefer Arizona over Florida. Florida is overrun and there are really few boondocking situations. You could spend a month in Arizona and never see a campground if you wanted, but lots of beauty.
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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From SA headed West- I- 10 looks like a natural...but don't. stay away from interstates unless you are in a hurry.

we are coming into snowbird season in AZ and there will be many boondocking on public lands- esp around quartzite.

( you will spot many license plates from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Michigan and Minnesota!)

some travel South into baja- rock point/puerto penasco, or san felipe




I really like rt 60, which you would have to go North to get, lots of small towns and mom and pops- it IS the way we mythologize rt 66...it just doesn't have song.
coming across western NM on the high desert and into AZ is really nice. you'll be at elevation so it could be cool up there.

get out a map and some crayons and start looking at various routes and destinations

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Winter trip? Come to Winnipeg Canada. You'll get to see winter in all it's spectacular beauty. And right now it's only -40 C, and if you don't know the Celcius temperature range I'll convert that to Fahrenheit for you, it's -40 F. Don't worry it'll warm up, we have a high today of -38C.

I know, you're thinking South. But when I hear the words winter trip I think heading somewhere cold.
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:36 AM   #5
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I would not drive too far for a 9-day trip or you will not be able to enjoy the places you’re visiting. We like visiting national parks. If you decided to go to AZ, Big Bend NP/ Carlsbad Cavern NP/ White Sands NM/ and Saguaro NP in AZ would be good stops along the way (we’re planning on same route this spring, coming from CA to TX). I also heard good things about Caverns of Sonora in Texas. I would recommend visiting Sedona, AZ if you ended up in that area, lots of things to do and see there and around that area.
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Some folks really speak highly of South Padre at this time of year. I haven't tried it myself.

Generally, though, in late December, options are limited and those that are above freezing tend to be crowded, as other posters have noted. If your trip coincides with a good stretch of weather, you could consider Palo Duro also. But yesterday TPWD Instagrammed a photo of the snowfall there.
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Northern coast of Ca and Oregon has very mild weather in the winter. I live near the Oregon border on the Ca coast and I usually wear a t-shirt most days even in the winter. Plus, once you get a couple of hundred miles north of SF, you are less apt to see snowflakes of any type.
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BTW, for you folks in the north east, I'm in Oceanside,Ca on the beach and it's going to be a chilling 70F today.
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I am sorry to say that it will reach 73F today. I'm with a group of people who want to experiance sub 80F temps and test their rigs, so far we have had several losses of beer and a potential sunburn.
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BTW, for you folks in the north east, I'm in Oceanside,Ca on the beach and it's going to be a chilling 70F today.
sounds brutal!
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