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Not The Help I Was Looking For . . .

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Another nice quiet morning. Jan read and I worked on some web stuff before finishing up some rig repairs.

Recently I’ve seen some discussions online about Passport America, both pro and con. Personally I can’t recommend it more.

We’ve been Passport America users since we first started RV’ing and it’s saved us $1000’s over the last nine years. In fact it’s already saved us $280 with our two week stay at Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction a few weeks ago, and next month it will save us over $315 for a two week stay at a very nice park north of Rapid City, SD.

Yes, some parks only allow 1 to 3 days, sometimes not on weekends, or during peak times. For example, the park in Rapid City doesn’t take PA the week before Sturgis and the week after. Otherwise it’s unlimited.

We’ve even used PA as our out week at Thousand Trail and Encore parks. Back in 2013 we spent a month at the Countryside RV Park in Apache Junction. We stayed for two weeks at $3 a night under our TT membership, one week under PA, and then another week under TT.



The funny thing  was we found that different memberships are allotted different spaces, so when we switched over to PA for a week, we had to move the RV one space to the left, and then back one space to the right when the week was up.

The other complaint is that some of the parks are not the best. For that I use RVParkReviews.com to check them out, as well as Google Maps Satellite View and Street View.

I don’t have any parks scheduled after Rapid City for our trip back to Houston, but I’m sure I’ll find a bunch more PA parks along the way.

A little after 3pm Jan and I headed out, first for a scenic trip down to Boulder City and Lake Mead to drive around a bit through Old Boulder City and check out the lake.

Lake Mead 2017

Coming back into Henderson, we detoured down I-215W to have dinner at Claim Jumper’s, another of our favorite steak places. Claim Jumper is part of Tilman Fertitta’s Landry’s Restaurants chain. Elsewhere in the country, his Saltgrass Steakhouse is similar in menu.



We both started out with their upgrade salads, with Jan getting the California Citrus Salad, with Mandarin oranges, pecans, apples, cranberries, avocado, resins, green onions, and Bleu Cheese crumbles.

Claim Jumper Salad

I got my favorite Wedge Salad with a wedge of lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, red onions, a Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette and Bleu Cheese crumbles.

Claim Jumper Wedge Salad

Then it was on to our steaks, Jan’s New York Sirloin,

Claim Jumper Jan Steak

and my usual Ribeye.

Claim Jumper RibeyeSteak

Both really, really good steaks.

As if we weren’t full enough, we split an order of their Berry Butter Cake.

Claim Jumper Berry Butter Cake

Made with a mini-Bundt cake, butter cream frosting, fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries, and powdered sugar, and served warm with ice cream, it was really delicious.

We’ve never been disappointed by a meal at Claim Jumper’s.

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I’ve been a member of Good Sam’s Platinum Roadside Assistance for years, and one of the perks of the Platinum membership is being able to call an RV Tech if you have a question. But all the time I had the membership I’ve never called, so I didn’t know the phone number.

So I went to the Good Sam website and found this brochure for the Platinum Service.

http://images.goodsam.com/goodsamroadside.com/pdf/2017/Platinum%20MBB%20web.pdf

And on the second page it gives you this phone number.

GS Platnium Tech Help Phone

But when you call that number, you get a sex talk line, asking if you girls want to talk with hot guys.

Not the help I was looking for.


Thought for the Day:

Some people claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.

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