After South Llano River State Park - high winds gusting 40+ mph in west Texas
We camped last night at South Llano River (Texas) State Park, on the edge of Hill Country, about 150 miles west of Austin and 5 miles south of I-10 and Junction, TX). This is the third winter we've spent time in Texas, and each year we have made this a destination ca
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A wet send off from the Coastal Bend of Texas
It's been raining since the middle of last night. A good soaking rain for the Coastal Bend of Texas. Weather channel says it should move through by noon. We packed everything from outside the rig yesterday. After breakfast and securing the inside,  we'll only need t
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Watch the 'Long, Long Trailer,' again
It's hard to believe this film was produced in 1954 ... it is still hilarious in parts and definitely fun to watch. "The Long, Long Trailer" starting Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on DVD. (Suggested retail: $14.97 -- available on Amazon.com for $5.97.) "The 1954 fil
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Fulltime RVer Dar Hoch, RN, works for hospital during winter stay on Texas' Coastal Bend
Dar Hoch is among the thousands of RVers who work while living fulltime on the road. Dar, a registered nurse, reports for 12-hour shifts, three days-a-week at a hospital in Aransas Pass during their snowbird stay on the Coastal Bend of Texas. For five years, Dar and
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Fulltime RVer Terry Hager publishes second mystery novel -- 'Last Call for Murder'
Author and fulltime RVer Terry Hager has just released his second "Reverend Rob Vander Laan Mystery" inspired by his work as a street minister in Grand Rapids, Mich., between 1968 and 1973. From Amazon: "Last Call for Murder" Publication Date: February 10, 2012
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Our last week on Texas' Coastal Bend
I'm going to miss looking out my computer window at site #38 at the Sandollar RV Park on the Coastal Bend of Texas. We've been here nearly four weeks and it's almost time to begin our slow snowbird migration back to the west coast. Then, later this spring, after work
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Update on solo RVer snowbird Joyce Caudell
We first met fulltime RVer Joyce Caudell when she was boondocking in a Bureau of Land Management longterm area near Quartzsite, Ariz., in January 2010. Although our physical paths have not crossed since then, thanks to e-mail, we've kept in touch over the past two ye
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Are you a camper or an RVer?
Camper or RVer? Or like us, a mixture of both -- an "RVing camper." RVTravel.com newsletter publisher Chuck Woodbury takes on this question of 'RVing versus Camping' in the Feb. 11, 2012 edition . As for Jimmy and me, before we purchased our 29-foot 5th wheel last Au
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RVer and author Jaimie Hall Bruzenak on CBS 'This Morning'
Author and longtime RVer Jaimie Hall Bruzenak talked about the RV lifestyle on CBS' This Morning. Lee Cowan, CBS National News correspondent, interviewed Jaimie in Quartzsite as the RV lifestyle expert for a segment the program is doing on women RVers. The piece a
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RVer Jimmy Smith's essay on fishing an outgoing tide in his pontoon boat
Going fishing before dawn in an active shipping channel in a small pontoon boat. What is wrong with this picture? I had a bad feeling about this fishing adventure from the beginning ... but, no, I was being overly concerned when Jimmy mentioned that he and another
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