RVer Jimmy Smith wakes up and smells the coffee
Whether heading down the open road on a bicycle or in a recreation vehicle, Jimmy Smith starts each morning with a cup of coffee. In his latest post in "Another View," he reflects: "I’m just now making a correlation between the search for meaning and the pursuit of
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RVer Jimmy Smith senses change in season, time to ready for annual meander around USA
Jimmy Smith writes in "Another View" -- "It is hard to believe that we will soon leave on our fourth extended meander around much of the country. We are reasonably undaunted by fuel prices jumping up and dire predictions from our politicians. . . ." Read his full
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18-hour stopover by road-weary RVers Kevin and Jane Justis
Extended-time RVers Jane and Kevin Justis of Susanville, Calif., rolled through our temporary home north of Spokane the other day for a hot shower, a bit of food and rich conversation. Over Jimmy's savory barbecue chicken and a couple micro-brews, they brought us up-
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Longtime RV friends Jim and Diana Garot stop by
Jim and Diana Garot retired "as soon as they could," picked up their 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor class A motor home and hit the road to "visit family and friends spread out across the country," said Diana. When they are not on the road in their 38-foot motor home,
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Hiking Glacier's Avalanche Lake Trail
This is my fifth trip to Glacier National Park and as always, it is an amazing adventure. One of my favorite day hikes is the Avalanche Lake Trail because it is moderately easy, 4.7-mile (round trip) with about a 500-feet elevation gain (however, some of the gain is
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'RV Pooling' to Glacier National Park
Jimmy and I are "RV Pooling" (with fulltime RVer Joyce Caudell) to Glacier National Park in Montana. We plan to spend a couple days exploring the "Backbone of the World" (a name given to the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem by the Blackfeet). Fish Lake Cam
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'Small towable RVs' part 4 -- One man's search for the perfect sized RV for his active retirement
This is the fourth and final posting on the trend toward ‘Small Towable RVs' One of Bud Frankenburger's personal goals was to retire early enough to indulge his passion for hiking and exploring the backcountry of the U.S. For many years, as a college professor
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'Small towable RVs' part 3 -- Watch your weight
This is the third of four postings on the trend toward  ‘Small Towable RVs'. As a reminder, for safety, all recreation vehicle owners need to know three figures: their tow vehicle's maximum hauling/load capacity; their RV's dry weight and gross vehicle weight rati
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'Small towable RVs' part 2 -- Easy to handle
This is the second of four postings on the trend toward  ‘Small Towable RVs. 'Easy' is a term used over and over by many small towable recreation vehicle owners. As a refresher, for this series of posts, we are defining 'small trailers' as being between 16 and
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RVers Becky and Paul Bates stop by for a spell
Paul and Becky Bates, formerly of Hawaii and now of "the road," recently backed in their 2005 29-foot Forest River Wildcat along side the barn to sit a spell and visit. The Bates have been living full-time in their 5th wheel trailer for going on eight years. This
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