Tribute - Mary Frances East Grandin: mother, writer, would-be actor, role model
Woke up thinking of my mother this morning. This Tribute was originally posted in 2013. Still miss you Mom. Today is the birth date of Mary Frances East Grandin. Born on March 19, 1921, to Pearl Sayre and Clyde East, both journalists with the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazet
RVing widow Judy Howard becomes author after traveling 'Coast to Coast with a Cat and a Ghost'
Judy Howard has traveled solo with her pet companion, Sportster, for 11 years in her 1997 24-foot Class C Winnebago Itasca. She wrote her first book about her 3,000-mile trip in 2004, shortly after her husband passed. Coast to Coast with a Cat and a Ghost (2011) is
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Update: Vivian Grybko, a solo RV WINer
Two years ago, about this time, Vivian Grybko, a shy but independent woman, crossed my path at the Escapees' RoVer's Roost SKP Co-Op RV Retreat in Casa Grande, Arizona. We became fast friends over a brilliant sunset and a cup of coffee the next morning in her 1999 24
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Solo RV snowbird Catherine Woods roams southwest
"I got into RVing because I thought winter camping would be more comfy in a Scamp than in a tent," said longtime tent camper Catherine Woods of Asheville, NC. This winter has been her maiden voyage in her 2014 13-foot fiberglass Scamp travel trailer. She has spent
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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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Autumn RV destination #4: Sherando Lake, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains
This is the fourth and final post in a series that has been featuring lesser-know public campgrounds where you can discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. For the past ten autumns Carole Paulett, a retired university
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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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Fulltime solo RVer Joyce Caudell volunteers for another summer at Oregon's Wallowa Lake State Park
Fulltime RVer Joyce Caudell will be spending this summer "surrounded on three sides by 9,000' tall snow-capped mountains and a large, clear lake" volunteering at Wallowa Lake State Park in northeast Oregon. "Wallowa Lake is in a remote location that is a jump off to
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Sisters on the Fly, part 4 -- Irene Rawlings' 'Caravans, Campfires and Tales from the Road' in vintage trailers
Author Irene Rawlings of Denver, Colo., first met the Sisters on the Fly a decade ago when she was writing a book called Portable Houses (2004). “I was driving along a back country road one day and passed this line of brightly decorated vintage trailers,” said
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Sisters on the Fly, part 3 -- 'Gone fishing, kayaking, cowgirling' in their vintage trailers
Because of the sheer numbers of members of Sisters on the Fly, now near 4,500, in addition to the dozen or so national trips, regional Sister groups plan dozens of three and four-day camping and caravan events across the United States. While camping is the major focu
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