Florida's Lake Griffin State Park
We're settled into our campground site at Florida's Lake Griffin State Park about 30 miles south of Ocala in central Florida. This intimate campground feels more like a retro municipal park than a full-facility state destination. The majority of the sites are small a
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RV mascot -- 'Pinky, the Flying Javelina'
It had to happen. Without a dog, cat or bird as our pet companion, we had to invent some kind of mascot for our RV trips and why not “Pinky, the Flying Javelina?” (First of all, yes, we know the difference between a pig and a javelina ... but try to find a cu
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Patty and Charlie Betts of Tallahassee -- three decades of camping, loving outdoors
Patty and Charlie Betts of Tallahassee, FL, have enjoyed camping for more than 30 years. As with many RVers, they have moved from tents, to pop-up, to travel trailer, to fifth wheel and then back to a travel trailer. But oh what a sweet pull-behind it is--a 2005 25-foot
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Last campfire at Lake Seminole
Tonight is our last campfire at the Corps of Engineers' Eastbank Campground on Lake Seminole. We've been here the longest of any destination on our, to date, nine-week journey. Even though we've changed campsites three times, this campground has been our home for alm
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RVer creates colorful holiday lights
Last evening, after finishing Thanksgiving dinner, we took a stroll around the Corps of Engineers Eastlake Campground and were attracted by a globe of flashing holiday lights. Retiree RVer, Wayne from Ft. Wayne, Ind., was sitting in front of his 1990s motorhome creat
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Quiet Thanksgiving Day 2010 on Lake Seminole
This time last year we were in Big Bend National Park and shared a Thanksgiving Dinner with a couple from Maine. Jimmy made 'beer can' chicken over the BBQ. This year at the Corps of Engineers Eastlake Campground he is baking a roasting hen in his treasured Dutch ove
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RVer Jimmy Smith muses over 'Life in a campground'
Day-to-day life in a campground can get pretty quiet and fairly simple ... but that doesn't mean nothing happens.  Nocturnal visits, chance encounters, monster Catfish, and Dutch oven biscuits fill one's day with meaning. Read RVer Jimmy Smith's 'Another View' by cl
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Jimmy's 'Gone Fishin'
Almost everyday since this RV Journey began two months ago, Jimmy has been talking about how much he was looking forward to going fishing in Florida.Well, a couple of days ago we traveled to Marianna, Florida, and he laid out $47 for a freshwater fishing license. (He c
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Jane and Kevin Justis--pedal, roll all winter
Jane and Kevin Justis, of Susanville, Calif., have been "in tandem" since 1967. They have been riding a tandem bike for about six years. Previously the retired couple lived in Billings, Mont., for 17 years where Kevin was a social worker and Janie taught school. T
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Camping, fishing, biking at Lake Seminole where Georgia, Florida and Alabama meet
After eight weeks and more than 5,000 miles of almost continuous RV travel, punctuated with short visits with family and friends, we were ready to drop anchor for a few days and rest a little during Thanksgiving week. We have a beautiful campsite on the water at
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