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Its going to be peak season so thought we would need to reserve spots in all our stops forcing us to hit our distances each day. General itinerary:

Far be it from me to try to tell you how to plan your trip, but Mrs. Goofy and I took a 5 month trip across America - from April to September - and never had a single reservation, and were never unable to find a spot. I think twice in the entire time a place we wanted was full, and sometimes that was only because we wanted to spend more than one day and we couldn't get the full stay. Now, we don't ever have reservations. Sometimes we leave the storage lot not knowing which direction we're going, and just randomly take a couple highways until we're driving for an hour and then decide. No, I'm not kidding.

Yes, we stayed in Yellowstone without reservations. On the 4th of July weekend. And another well regarded state park on Memorial Day weekend. Without reservations. Of course we pull in at 2-3 o'clock in the afternoon because we drive short - and we call ahead from about an hour or two out.

My point is that for us, at least, part of the attraction is not being a slave to a schedule, and if we make reservations everywhere, well, when we find someplace we'd like to spend an extra day, sorry, gotta go. When we find someplace that doesn't live up to the expectation, sorry, gotta stay.

(PS: Go to the Alamo. The whole point is discovery. Who knows, the kids might learn something - and they will have *great* stories to tell when they come back.)

(PPS: I know many people are not comfortable having *no idea* where they're going, or are insecure about having the whole thing planned out. I'm just pointing out that there are alternatives, and one of the great things about RV travel is, well, there are campgrounds *everywhere*, and you have your motel room on your back anyway. Worse case scenario: Walmart parking lot for the night. Lots of people do it. How bad can it be? )
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