Celebrate the New Year with a hike at your favorite state park

Celebrate the New Year with a hike at your favorite state park

First Day Hikes at state parks are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors, with more than 400 hikes scheduled this year in all 50 states. Kids and adults will be participating, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty of a state park. It is a perfect opportunity to jump in the family RV and head to your nearest state park. These free, guided First Day Hike Programs will take place on New Year’s Day 201
Timber Valley SKP (Escapee) RV Park offers 'pay for 2 nights, get 3rd free' to first time visitors

Timber Valley SKP (Escapee) RV Park offers ‘pay for 2 nights, get 3rd free’ to first time visitors

Timber Valley SKP (Escapee) RV Park of Oregon invites all first time visitors to "come sample life in a true co-op park" with a special offer where you can pay for two nights and the 3rd night is free; or pay for four nights and the 5th and 6th nights are free. RVers must be members of Escapee RV Club (which is currently having a 1/2 off membership offer.) Timber Valley is conveniently located 1-1/2 miles off I-5 (with no freeway noise) in Sutherlin, Oregon, w
RVer Jimmy Smith remembers a stormy December night 35 years ago on a small Maine island

RVer Jimmy Smith remembers a stormy December night 35 years ago on a small Maine island

It was 1979 when the 118-pound Jimmy Smith spent the summer bicycling from Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast to Camden, Maine, on the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of that three-month meandering 3,500-mile journey, 30-year-old Jimmy stumbled into a winter caretaker position on Eagle Island, 17 miles off Camden, in Penobscot Bay. In Jimmy's latest post, he reflects on the primitive life on the island and his friendship with the only other winter resident, the fierc
Holiday RV safety reminders

Holiday RV safety reminders

Fire is one of the greatest safety hazard in recreation vehicles, so it is wise to review a few holiday safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. While most of the items are common sense, they are a good reminder of simple things we can do to help keep our families and RVs safe during the Holiday Season. Tips for a safer holiday: • Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots and excessive kinking or wear before putting th
Professional photographer Stephen Chalmers remembers Christmas in Quartzsite

Professional photographer Stephen Chalmers remembers Christmas in Quartzsite

A few years back, professional photographer and former RVer Stephen Chalmers of Youngstown, Ohio, spent the holiday season in Quartzsite, Ariz., as part of a photographic project on snowbirds. "Having always lived in cities where it was cold and snowy during December," said Chalmers, "celebrating the winter holidays while wearing a T-shirt, shorts and sandals seems anachronistic." While walking through his RV park, people greeted him in "Santa hats, red scarve
Celebrate the New Year with a hike at your favorite state park
First Day Hikes at state parks are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors, with more than 400 hikes scheduled this year in all 50 states. Kids and adults will be participating, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the
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Timber Valley SKP (Escapee) RV Park offers 'pay for 2 nights, get 3rd free' to first time visitors
Timber Valley SKP (Escapee) RV Park of Oregon invites all first time visitors to "come sample life in a true co-op park" with a special offer where you can pay for two nights and the 3rd night is free; or pay for four nights and the 5th and 6th nights are free. RVers
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RVer Jimmy Smith remembers a stormy December night 35 years ago on a small Maine island
It was 1979 when the 118-pound Jimmy Smith spent the summer bicycling from Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast to Camden, Maine, on the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of that three-month meandering 3,500-mile journey, 30-year-old Jimmy stumbled into a winter caretaker posit
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Holiday RV safety reminders
Fire is one of the greatest safety hazard in recreation vehicles, so it is wise to review a few holiday safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. While most of the items are common sense, they are a good reminder of simple things we can do to help kee
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Professional photographer Stephen Chalmers remembers Christmas in Quartzsite
A few years back, professional photographer and former RVer Stephen Chalmers of Youngstown, Ohio, spent the holiday season in Quartzsite, Ariz., as part of a photographic project on snowbirds. "Having always lived in cities where it was cold and snowy during December
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'No RV is too small to celebrate Christmas' -- former Navy wife's favorite RV holiday memory
"We were a Navy family," writes RVWheelLife.com reader Irma Smith of Norfolk, Va. "We were in our early 30’s, with two sons, Bill, 9 and Blaise, 11. We got orders in December 1978 to move from Patuxent River, Maryland, to Norfolk, Virginia. "We moved out of Navy h
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RVer Jimmy Smith's musings on frogs, new rig, cozy Timber Valley SKP Park
In a reflective mood, fulltime RVer Jimmy Smith muses on the songs of frogs, the acquiring of our latest rig, and the cozy RV community of Timber Valley SKP Park in southern Oregon. "Since first going on the road in 2009," writes Jimmy, "we've covered long stretches
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Writer Malia Lane shares favorite RV holiday memory - her first RV Christmas dinner
This holiday season solo fulltime RVer and writer Malia Lane is celebrating in the season in her hometown of Austin, Tex. When asked about one of her favorite RV holiday memories, she did not hesitate -- it was her first Christmas as a full-time RVer more than a doz
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Full-time RVer Lynn Nolan's favorite RV holiday memory - Discovering Santa lived in her RV park
Lynn Nolan and her husband, Dick, along with their three dogs (Hank, Dasher and Elphie) started full-time RVing in July 2012 in their brand new 34-foot 2012 Keystone Sprinter travel trailer. The Nolans are spending this holiday season at the Escapees' Park of the Si
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Dec. 7 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Dec. 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." It was the day a surprise military strike was conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In addition to nearly destroy
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