Pennsylvania's Ohiopyle State Park, a treasure of a place for camping, bicycling, autumn color
We have camped twice in  Ohiopyle State Park during the autumn and have relished the fall colors. Be advised however that once the rain arrives, the leaves drop fast. Kentuck Campground is part of this expansive park located in southwest Pennsylvania that "encompas
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RVers on the move this Thanksgiving holiday
With fuel being the cheapest since 2008, AAA estimates nearly 47 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday. That's the highest number since 2007. Almost 90 percent of travelers will be driving. Many will be making the tri
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RV camping at Lake Kissimmee in central Florida
Lake Kissimmee State Park in central Florida is a naturalist's wonderland.  And, a great destination for RV snowbirds traveling through the Sunshine state.  Located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie wildlife abounds. (Just click on any of the
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Former President Jimmy Carter in my thoughts
With former President Jimmy Carter in the news lately concerning his cancer diagnosis, I have been reflecting on the time I came in contact with him while I was serving as a media relations volunteer with Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia. Presi
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Floyd Country Store = great down home mountain music, dancing, RV Short Stop
Whenever Jimmy Smith and I are traveling through the Blue Ridge Mountain area, we love to visit family and friends in the southwest region of Virginia. One of the popular activities we do when we stop to catch up with my cousin Mary Jane Huber and her partner, music
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RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on a rainy day on the Coastal Bend of Texas
Our rolling cottage is resting for a month in its site at the Sandollar RV Park on the Coastal Bend of Texas. We returned to the Rockport-Fulton area for a third time because of family in Houston, RV friends in the same park, affordability, and the small town charm o
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Sharing your favorite RV holiday memory ...
Whether it is camping on a lake in southern Georgia, or hiking the back country of Big Bend National Park, or cooking a full-blown turkey dinner in a small RV kitchen, people who use their recreation vehicles during the holiday season often create lasting memories. Over
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Another sweet school bus conversion -- Ira Woodward's 1954 Crown Coach
There is a soft spot in my heart for bus conversions. Maybe it's the nostalgia for the retro look.  Whatever, every time I see one I smile. Recently I was talking with a friend from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Ira Woodward and his vintage bus conversion came up. We
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Habitat for Humanity needs RV volunteers who 'have hammer, will travel'
RV Care-A-Vanners is a "volunteer program for anyone who travels in a recreational vehicle, wants to build Habitat for Humanity houses and have fun doing it. RV Care-A-Vanners welcomes people of all ages, from all walks of life who want to pick up a hammer and help chan
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RV Care-A-Vanners working on 25 years building homes with Habitat for Humanity
The hugely successful Habitat for Humanity volunteer program known as RV Care-A-Vanners is approaching 25 years of building homes to help reach Habitat's goal of eliminating poverty housing. If you are looking for a worthy way to fill your time, take a moment to in
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