'50 States, 5,000 Ideas' ... worth a look
Spotted recently in the RV Travel weekly newsletter was a small item on a book full of places to go and things to see that would appeal to most active RVers: '50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do'. "This richly illustrated book fro
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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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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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Car, truck, van wrap-around camping tents
Often when an outdoors person doesn't want to sleep on the ground--but does not, for one reason or another, want to acquire a recreation vehicle--will opt for a compact and lightweight vehicle camping tent to have access to interior space for sleeping. Here are three
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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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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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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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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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Celebrate the New Year with a family 'First Day Hike' at your favorite state park across America
First Day Hikes at state parks are part of a nationwide initiative led by American Hiking Society to get people outdoors. There are hundreds of hikes scheduled in all 50 states. Kids and adults will be participating, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty
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