A sunny afternoon with friends Sherian & Lee Shriver visiting the USS Lexington on Corpus Christi Bay
A warm afternoon on the Gulf Coast of Texas is the perfect opportunity to visit the USS Lexington that rests regally in Corpus Christi Bay next to the North Beach. This fabled aircraft carrier played a significant role in our nation’s defense for nearly 50 yea
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RVer Jimmy Smith dips toe into social media
"In a weak moment a couple days ago," writes RVer Jimmy Smith,  "--and with nothing but time on my hands and a decent internet connection–I did what I never thought imaginable.  Facebook, or as a friend called it Spacebook, entered my realm." Read more about Jimm
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Cycle built for two (RVers) - spotted at Balmorhea State Park in windy west Texas
Two winter snowbirds from Colorado pedaled around Texas' Balmorhea State Park on their home-crafted 'quadicycle' built for two. This human-powered, pedal-driven, 4-wheel cycle was built from a kit designed by American Speedster who currently offers four adult and two
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Lake Havasu City lures RV Snowbirds with free sunshine, low cost fun, pyrotechnics
While millions of Americans are shoveling out from under a blanket of snow, thousands of lucky RV snowbirds are basking in the much warmer climes of the southwest Arizona desert. Lake Havasu City is one tourist mecca that boasts 300 days a year of sunshine and off
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'Mobile ski condo: Ins and outs of RV skiing'
Recently a fun, up-beat article about using a vintage Kit Kamper truck camper as a "mobile ski condo" appeared in The Inlander, a weekly newspaper out of Spokane, Wash. RVing skier Nick Pontarolo wrote a humerous essay, 'Parking-Lot Life: The ins and outs of RV skii
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Snow, cold temperatures = perfect RV show time
As the temperatures continue to hover below freezing and the snow flies, it's time to daydream about packing up your recreation vehicle and heading out to your favorite camping site or fishing hole. Listed below are the RV show across the USA in the first two weeks of F
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Fulton Mansion for RV snowbirds, family outings
The last time we were 'Winter Texans' on the Gulf Coast, the Fulton Mansion was under extensive preservation work due to "serious long-term foundation and structural issues, basement water infiltration, deterioration of original wood windows, and major roof leaks." The
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Biking, birding Port Aransas Nature Preserve
Whenever RV snowbirds hover along the Coastal Bend of Texas, they often take advantage of sunny days to jump on bicycles and see the sites. One relatively safe place to take out the bicycles is Port Aransas on Mustang Island. It is just a short free ferry ride across th
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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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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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