On road 4 days; first night of RV trip with hot showers, electricity at Fort Peck Dam
This is the fourth night of our six-month RV road journey circumnavigating the Lower 48. It is our first night with electricity, internet access and most importantly hot showers ... we're tired, but clean.We are nesting in the Downstream Campground in the shadow of the
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Glacier National Park, always spectacular
Glacier National Park is about buttoned up for the season. Apgar Campground will remain open; however, McDonald Lodge and almost all the retail outlets have closed. If you haven't been there, Apgar Campgound has flush toilets, drinking water and an RV dump statio
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Slight detour from Hwy 2, hot springs call
Originally we had planned to follow US Hwy. 2 from Spokane east to Michigan on the first leg of our RV trip around the edges of the USA.However, this morning we got up early after a mostly sleepless night brought on by sore muscles, accompanied by numerous other aches a
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First day of RV trip made it only 55 miles, but we crossed the stateline into Idaho
After a lo-o-o-o-ng day of last minute packing and cleaning the apartment, loading the camper, fueling up at Flying J, and stopping by Cabelos for a 'private privy,' we finally hit the road sometime after 5 p.m.We were determined to start our RV journey today and only m
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Out the door ... RV awaits
We have just closed the door on our apartment and we'll be on the road heading east within the hour.We will of course be putting the broomstick in storage and jumping into the truck and camper.More from on the road when we have internet access.Photo: Julianne and Jimmy
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Underway on long RV trip soon
Moving one's household belongings into a storage unit has to one of the most painful experiences--both emotionally and physically. My body is sore from head to toe and I'm off to the chiropractor later this morning.However, we are almost there. Another load or two and J
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RV friends Thom and Dar Hoch visit Spokane
Fulltimer RVers Dar and Thom Hoch stopped by Spokane recently for a short visit and quick tour of the downtown. We first met the Hochs about a year ago while staying in the Watchman Campground Zion National Park on our first extended RV journey. We had just arrived a
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Tribute: Remembering a gentle being, my sister Nancy Jean Grandin Butler
My sister, Josam Grandin Bullock of Austin, TX, and I met in Laguna Beach for a couple of days to remember and celebrate our middle sister Nancy Jean Grandin Butler who made her transition from this world on April 12, 2008. We selected this past week because Sept. 18 w
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Jimmy Smith ponders turning life's corners
While I'm in Laguna Beach with my sister, Josam, from Austin, for a couple precious days of a 'Girls' Sleepover,' Jimmy reflects on chaotic moments before 'Turning a corner.'
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Packing up, clearing out, moving on
With less than two weeks before the scheduled departure of our six-month RV trip circumnavigating the U.S.A., I am in the painful place of shedding a comfortable skin I've worn for many years.Even when one knows it is for the best, moving out of one's home of almost a
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