Plan to attend FMCA Family Reunion in Oregon

Plan to attend FMCA Family Reunion in Oregon

We are planning on stopping by the Family Motor Coach Association Reunion at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center Aug. 13 to 16, 2014, in Redmond, Ore. On our way south from eastern Washington, we hope to travel through the scenic country of the Wallowa Mountains in eastern Oregon.  However, there is currently a wildfire near Joseph, Ore., so we will wait to decide on our route until a day or two before we are scheduled to leave. Whichever route we tak
Retired RVers from Oregon trade in truck camper for small travel trailer

Retired RVers from Oregon trade in truck camper for small travel trailer

We origionally crossed trails with this Pacific Northwest couple the first winter we were snowbirding through the Southwest. That was almost five years ago at New Mexico's Poncho Villa State Park, just this side of the Mexico border. It was the first week of December 2009 and Nann and Rob of Beaverton, Ore., were slowly making their way home after visiting their son's family in Oklahoma for Thanksgiving. For 14 years they traveled in their dually one-ton Ford tru
Full-time RVers Thom and Dar Hoch travel scenic byways of Idaho this summer

Full-time RVers Thom and Dar Hoch travel scenic byways of Idaho this summer

No matter where Thom and Dar Hoch spend their winters, the full-time RVers usually find their way back to the family homestead near Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. This year is no exception and the Hochs are headed east from Oregon in their brand new 2014 Four Wheel Camper and 2013 Ford F-350 SRW (6.2L gas, short box, 4wd). Thom wrote recently in RV Sabbatical Journal about their meandering journey through historic Idaho City and the Boise Basin gold mining
Carlsbad Caverns' free 2014 Night Sky Parties

Carlsbad Caverns’ free 2014 Night Sky Parties

Free Night Sky events continue this summer at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. 2014 Star Party dates --  July 19, Aug, 23, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 “The park is a perfect spot for viewing the wonders of the night sky due to its location miles away from the lights of the local communities.” Because the rangers are asking that people arrive before dark (bright headlights impair night vision), why not get there earlier in the day and take a tou
RVTravel.com talks about online RV scam

RVTravel.com talks about online RV scam

In this week's free RVTravel.com newsletter, editor Chuck Woodbury reports on a wide-spread online scam website that is bilking big dollars out of trusting RVers. "Police say the scam artists are thought to be operating out of Nigeria," writes Woodbury, "and even though some would-be RV buyers lost thousands of dollars in deposit money on non-existent RVs, there is little that can be done because the alleged perpetrators are outside of the reach of U.S. law e
Plan to attend FMCA Family Reunion in Oregon
We are planning on stopping by the Family Motor Coach Association Reunion at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center Aug. 13 to 16, 2014, in Redmond, Ore. On our way south from eastern Washington, we hope to travel through the scenic country of the Wallowa Mounta
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Retired RVers from Oregon trade in truck camper for small travel trailer
We origionally crossed trails with this Pacific Northwest couple the first winter we were snowbirding through the Southwest. That was almost five years ago at New Mexico's Poncho Villa State Park, just this side of the Mexico border. It was the first week of December 20
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Full-time RVers Thom and Dar Hoch travel scenic byways of Idaho this summer
No matter where Thom and Dar Hoch spend their winters, the full-time RVers usually find their way back to the family homestead near Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. This year is no exception and the Hochs are headed east from Oregon in their brand new 2014 Four Wheel Cam
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Carlsbad Caverns' free 2014 Night Sky Parties
Free Night Sky events continue this summer at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. 2014 Star Party dates --  July 19, Aug, 23, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 “The park is a perfect spot for viewing the wonders of the night sky due to its location miles away fr
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RVTravel.com talks about online RV scam
In this week's free RVTravel.com newsletter, editor Chuck Woodbury reports on a wide-spread online scam website that is bilking big dollars out of trusting RVers. "Police say the scam artists are thought to be operating out of Nigeria," writes Woodbury, "and even
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Man, boy chasing rainbows
Just a few miles south of the Canadian border (as the bald eagle flies) little more than a week ago, we settled into Lake Leo Campground, a small no-frills destination in the Colville National Forest. Before too long we saw a woman pull in towing a 20-foot 2007 J
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RVer Jimmy Smith muses about camping by a lake, watching eagles soar, catching trout
After more than three months of a self-imposed writing sabbatical, RVer Jimmy Smith returns to reflect on our week-long boondocking trip to a sweet little forested lake in northeast Washington state. He writes: "I always say I could explore endlessly this playgr
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Back from a week of camping, fishing, canoeing
We've just returned from seven days at Lake Leo Campground in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington state. Over the next few days we will post additional photos of Lake Leo and the people we met while dry camping, canoeing and fishing at this amazing p
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Happy 4th of July  ... we're camping ... somewhere
There's a pretty good chance we won't be seeing fireworks on this 4th of July because we will be camping for the next few days somewhere in a National Forest in northeast Washington state. If we are lucky, we'll have a campfire with hotdogs and roasted marshmallo
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Camping, fishing, rafting popular July 4 holiday in Idaho's Salmon River country
It's turning out to be perfect weather this 4th of July holiday along the Little Salmon, Lower Salmon and Salmon Rivers in Idaho. Recreation vehicles of all shapes, sizes and models are frequent sights on Idaho Hwy. 95 between White Bird and McCall. One sweet Bure
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