2012 top story on RV Short Stops -- The Nellie E Saloon near Parker, Ariz
It was in January of 2012 when we heard about a Desert Bar oasis called The Nellie E Saloon somewhere between Quartzsite and Lake Havasu City (Arizona). It took a bit of sleuthing for us, but we finally got directions ... and believe us, it is well worth the trip on a w
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2012 top story on WomenRVers.blogspot -- the amazing Nancy Bridges:
Nancy Bridges has an infectious laugh and an incredible ‘never give up’ outlook on her life-on-the-road. I first met this Georgia lady on the day her 2006 40-foot Alfa See Ya Gold motor home almost tipped over at the SKP Park of the Sierras. I soon discovered
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Resources for solo women RVers
• "WomenRVers.blogspot.com" features women on the road, edited by Julianne G. Crane. • "The Woman's Guide to Solo RVing" by Jaimie Hall Bruzenak and Alice Zyetz (2002). Available in print or e-book downloaded to your computer's desktop. • "RV Traveling Tales
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Millions on the road in RVs over Holidays
More than 5.5 million Americans took to the roadways in recreation vehicles over the Holidays, according to an item by Amy Fox on KFYR-TV in Minot, ND. The report states that a new survey by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association found that 25 percent of Americ
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From the ragged edge of Christmas, Peace
After "a mega jolt of morning coffee and the maple syrup-fueled plate of French toast," RVer Jimmy Smith  takes a moment to reflect on Christmas Day. "If only I could see my own life from 35,000 feet, I might marvel at the beauty and order," he says. "From inches a
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Longtime solo RVer, Canadian author Joei Carlton Hossack winters in Arizona
Canadian Joei Carlton Hossack (left in picture) and I (right) have been crossing paths for almost eight years. When we first met in 2005, she was a full-time RVer and I was writing about the RV lifestyle for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash.  She was in town p
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Tribute: Veteran, full-time RVer Ken Bixler
Another gentle man has passed from this world.  Ken Bixler made his transition early Saturday morning, 12/22/12, at the VA Medical Center in Fresno, Calif. Ken and his dear wife, Jean, were married more than four decades. A second marriage for both, their blended fa
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Last minute holiday decoration guide for RVs
Like many veteran RVers, we carry some kind of rope lights or 'fairy lights' with us when we are on the road, especially if it is over the holiday season. Pictured at right is our simple holiday light display when we were camped at St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park
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Indiana Governor's
"Gov. Mitch Daniels (of Indiana) left the Statehouse on Wednesday morning in his favorite vehicle: RV1, the iconic motor home which transported him around the state and into the governor’s office in 2004," states an article by Mary Beth Schneider in the Indianapolis S
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In the wake of recent tragedy, RVer Jimmy Smith 'listens for the sounds of Christmas'
Moved by tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary, Jimmy Smith writes: "My head is bowed and often tears push hard against some membrane of stoicism. There have been leaks as the collected grief pushes through and threatens to lay me down for a real cry." Read his late
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