These snowbirds return to the Sandollar RV Park in Rockport-Fulton on the Coastal Bend of Texas

These snowbirds return to the Sandollar RV Park in Rockport-Fulton on the Coastal Bend of Texas

For the fourth time (out of eight snowbird seasons), we nestled for several weeks in a grove of Southern live oak trees at the Sandollar (Resort) RV Park in Fulton-Rockport, a charming fishing-artist community on the Coastal Bend of Texas. Jimmy and I keep returning to this area and the Sandollar for several reasons: - It is within a three-hour driving distance of family in Houston. - We are comfortable with the funkiness of the Sandollar and Rockport-Fulto
Jimmy Smith is visited by memories of boyhood friend

Jimmy Smith is visited by memories of boyhood friend

RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on memories dating back 50 years to when he and his childhood friend Johnny Antonace went on their first childhood adventure. "Johnny and I grew up on dirt roads in western Pennsylvania and a well-trodden path through a field and woods linked our homes," recalls Jimmy. "We both were country boys who loved being outdoors--summer or winter." To read more, click on "Jimmy Smith's Another View" -- Julianne G. Crane Photo: LCpl
Brazos Bend (Texas) State Park, great family camping, bicycling, birding, gator watching

Brazos Bend (Texas) State Park, great family camping, bicycling, birding, gator watching

Brazos Bend State Park is an outstanding family 'destination' park within easy reach of downtown Houston, Texas. We stayed here for 12 days recently and commuted (about an hour) into the city to visit relatives. On the days we did not go into Houston, we explored many of the 35 miles of multi-use trails by bicycle. Trails were marked with signs reading: "Alligator Caution - Keep dogs on trail." Selected as one of America's top state parks, by National Geo
January 2017 RV shows continue around USA

January 2017 RV shows continue around USA

  • Tacoma RV Show, Jan. 19-22, Tacoma, WA "For first-time buyers and seasoned RVer’s alike, the show is a one-stop shopping destination for factory-supported discounted models, year-end closeouts and new RV offerings for 2017. The show also spotlights exhibitors offering RV parts and accessories and resort destinations," say Tacoma RV Show officials. Show hours are Thursday - Sat. (Jan. 19-21) 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (Jan. 22) 11 a.m. to 5 p.
Beginning with MLK Day, 10 free days at 2,000+ National Parks, public lands sites in 2017

Beginning with MLK Day, 10 free days at 2,000+ National Parks, public lands sites in 2017

Kicking off its second century, the National Park Services opens its doors free on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16.  All together there will be 10 *free entrance days to more than 2,000 National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other federal lands. America's "national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and other public lands offer every American a place to get outdoors, learn about our nation’s history and culture, and restore our
These snowbirds return to the Sandollar RV Park in Rockport-Fulton on the Coastal Bend of Texas
For the fourth time (out of eight snowbird seasons), we nestled for several weeks in a grove of Southern live oak trees at the Sandollar (Resort) RV Park in Fulton-Rockport, a charming fishing-artist community on the Coastal Bend of Texas. Jimmy and I keep return
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Jimmy Smith is visited by memories of boyhood friend
RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on memories dating back 50 years to when he and his childhood friend Johnny Antonace went on their first childhood adventure. "Johnny and I grew up on dirt roads in western Pennsylvania and a well-trodden path through a field and woods lin
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Brazos Bend (Texas) State Park, great family camping, bicycling, birding, gator watching
Brazos Bend State Park is an outstanding family 'destination' park within easy reach of downtown Houston, Texas. We stayed here for 12 days recently and commuted (about an hour) into the city to visit relatives. On the days we did not go into Houston, we explore
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January 2017 RV shows continue around USA
  • Tacoma RV Show, Jan. 19-22, Tacoma, WA "For first-time buyers and seasoned RVer’s alike, the show is a one-stop shopping destination for factory-supported discounted models, year-end closeouts and new RV offerings for 2017. The show also spotlights ex
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Beginning with MLK Day, 10 free days at 2,000+ National Parks, public lands sites in 2017
Kicking off its second century, the National Park Services opens its doors free on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16.  All together there will be 10 *free entrance days to more than 2,000 National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other fede
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'The Wright Guides' to public campgrounds
My absolute favorite 'go to' resource book when we are traveling is The (Don) Wright to "Free and Low-Cost Campgrounds: Includes Campgrounds $12 and Under in the United States". It has a permanent place between Jimmy and me in the front seat of the truck. My dog-eare
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South Llano (Texas) State Park for the umpteenth time
We have camped at the South Llano River State Park on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country more times than I can readily remember--it's either 5, 6 or 7 times. Another time we were planning on stopping but the campground was closed because of a public deer hun
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RVWheelLife, Jimmy Smith mentioned in Tampa Bay Times about gardening on the road
Penny Carnathan, garden columnist for the Tampa Bay Times contacted us a couple of weeks back regarding an article she was working on about "edibles gardening on the go - in RVs." She wrote in an e-mail that she had tracked us down through a photo shared on Pinteres
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Authors Kay and Tom Seliskar almost two decades exploring, writing, living full-time on-the-road
Tom and Kay Seliskar began living on-the-road in their mid-40s. Now, more than 19 years later they continue their nomadic lifestyle. After years of crisscrossing North America, their favorite RVing memories evolves around boondocking in beautiful scenic places. "We c
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2017 RV shows are taking off first week in January
The 2017 RV Show circuit is off and running the first weekend in January. So, shrug off the cold weather and start dreaming about summer. Here are a few of the many upcoming shows: • Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show, Jan. 5-7, Denver, CO • Greenville RV Show
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