Mohican State Park: Autumn family destination campground in northeast Ohio
We were traveling through Ohio on a early autumn cross-country RV trip visiting family in Columbus and our longtime RV friends Lee and Sherian Shriver in Ashland. While we were there, the Shrivers took us on a site-seeing drive that included the 4,525-acre Mohican-Me
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2014 'Campus Tailgate Tour' continues through 11/15
Anyone who has ever attended a college or professional football pre-game tailgating event, knows how much fun they can be. In fact, tailgaing is frequently cited by RVers as one of the most popular ways they use their rigs during the fall and winter months, according
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Badlands National Park, crisp, stark, breathtaking
This time of the year Badlands National Park in South Dakota, has amazing sunrises and sunsets, snappy winds and brisk temperatures. We camped in the Cedar Pass Campground located on the east side of the park. There are 96 sites with a sweeping spectacular view of t
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Tire blew on Interstate east of Lexington
Small mishap about 10 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky. We were traveling west around 55 mph in the slow lane on I-64 when we started hearing a high pitched whirling noise, looked at each other, and blam the tire blew. Jimmy managed to successfully edge over to the
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Meeting new kindred spirits along the way
Russ Tveit, Judy Knoell and their rescue dog, Peanut, were our next-site neighbors in a Montana Fishing Access Site campground on the Yellowstone River. They were returning home to Hazen, North Dakota, and we where heading east on this autumn's tour of America. Rus
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Touching bases with longtime RV friends on our autumn tour of America
Some RVers check off how many state capitols they have visited or how many national parks they have traveled through. Jimmy and I, however, rank the success of our RVing adventures by how many good-hearted people we meet along the byways of America. Two of those p
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Jimmy's next camper?
Traveling east along Hwy. 12 in central Montana we stopped for refreshments at a small general store and out back Jimmy spotted what could be his next camper. The exterior features silver metal siding, accented with deer antlers over the wood-framed door. The inter
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Pickup-5th wheel-boat combination in Illinois
Driving the two lane back roads from Montana to the Midwest we have seen thousands of miles of corn fields ... and an amazing number of  pickup-5th wheel-and-boat combinations. (Like this one in rural Illinois.) It always amazes me. Maybe it is because we never h
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Jimmy Smith ... listening to the crickets
Jimmy and I are into the first week of our sixth year of RVing around America. This Autumn we are heading East from Spokane to visit family and friends with many stops in between. As we sit in a campground during a rainstorm that is moving through the Midwest, Jimmy
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Last minute details on our third Snowbird RV trip south to Arizona, Texas
Even best made plans sometimes are sidetracked with the unexpected. Ours came in the form of a follow-up test to a routine medical check-up. It delayed our departure for almost two weeks. Results from the test arrived yesterday, and we were given the 'all clear' to h
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