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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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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More February RV Shows - 2/15 - 2/26
This is the peak time for recreation vehicle retail shows. Dozens of shows are scheduled across the USA. These shows give potential buyers and ‘wannabes’ an opportunity to quickly see many makes and models of motor coaches and travel trailers — at one time and at
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RV film quiz
Test your knowledge of RV film lore .... try your memory on this quiz based on one originally created by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. When it came time for the recently widowed Jack Nicholson to hit the road in “About Schmidt” (2002), he does it i
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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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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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'Airstream Ranch' -- don't blink, it's not up for long
RV snowbirds traveling along I-4 between Tampa and Plant City in Florida have been getting an eyeful of the "Airstream Ranch,"since early 2008. Some report that it zips by pretty fast, so be ready with your camera. However, according to RVTravel.com, "Florida’s Air
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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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