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Old 11-25-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Lunch stops....

in a thread about mileage somebody said: "Im not that concerned with mileage. I figure the amount saved on lodging and food more than compensates for the fuel costs"...

it reminded me that one aspect of RVing was a complete surprise to me when I started hauling a trailer around.....LUNCH STOPS ! and it is one small aspect of the whole experience that I really enjoy. I was not ready for the enjoyment I get from making my own lunch in my trailer and enjoying it in a beautiful spot instead of finding a greasy spoon somewhere on the side of the road...

On Vancouver Island (east coast), here are three favorites of mine....if I am anywhere close by I try to time my trip for a stop at these locations

the last one in Port Hardy (just south of PH proper) even features a very nice, deserted and FREE sani-station!!! gotta like that

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Old 11-25-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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We enjoy that too. I don't mind pressing on when there is a real destination in mind, but being open to stops for any reason, that turn into lunch stops, or a look at an interesting site, a picture opportunity or just a chance to stretch my legs, is a good thing.

I really don't want to have lunch in a restaurant while on the road. Breakfast, OK, but a scenic and leisurely stop in the middle of the day is great.

Often, when we stop for a look at an interesting store, or to make lunch, or to pick up supplies, someone wants to ask about the trailer.

All part of the fun while wandering.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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Humm, yes, we all know about those "greasy spoons by the side of the road".... I took a picture of the last one I encountered....

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Raspy, I have checked my OK map for Breakfast, OK but I can't find it....



But I agree completely about the pleasures of a lunch break while trailering. Here's one place where I stopped and made myself a sandwich... but I couldn't stay in the trailer to eat lunch because it was just too nice outside.... Yosemite NP.


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Old 11-25-2017, 01:13 PM   #4
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Mike,

Do your license plates still say.... "Oklahoma is OK"?

Used to be, when someone referred the their TV, I though they were talking about a television.

Living near Reno, NV, I always get a jolt when someone plans to reno their trailer. What?

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Old 11-25-2017, 07:02 PM   #5
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Used to be, when someone referred the their TV, I though they were talking about a television.
Good to know I'm not alone, I thought that too.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:10 AM   #6
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We used to travel with some good friends. At lunch time wed look for a park with picnic tables, carry our food to the table and fix and eat. Wed usually cook and eat together at a picnic table in a campground. Theyd be fixing at one end of the table and we were at the other end. Wed eat in the middle. Cant remember where but one campground had double spaces so two RVs could be in the same site. That was nice too. Unfortunately we dont have any friends anymore who travel and camp together. Were all old farts but my girlfriend and I are the only ones still traveling. All the others are still alive too. IMO, most activities are better when shared with someone else.
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I really liked that about having a motorhome, too. Before my Bigfoot, I had a small Toyota motorhome. In terrible weather, I could just pull over somewhere, go straight from the driver seat into the coach, make some lunch and sit there looking out the window eating lunch.

Really nice. I love my trailer but there's something even more comfy and cozy about a motorhome...

I love finding nice little breakfast and lunch places on the road, but the option of eating "at home" while on the road is really nice to have.
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My solution is to stop for the day by lunchtime (usually between 1:00 & 2:00. I know it won't work for those with limited vacation time that need to put in as many miles per day as possible, but it works for me since I'm retired & never in a hurry.

It also makes it much easier to travel without reservations. Stopping in the middle of the day get you to campgrounds before the crowds. I've only been turned away once or twice on a trip, and then always find something nearby. So far, in over 100,000 miles, I haven't needed to stay in a Walmart parking lot!
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