Mickey Mouse watches, hot spices outlet = nostalgic, tasty RV Short Stop combo
As we kicked around south central Arizona for about a week, our RV friends Kevin and Jane Justis took us sight-seeing. After visiting the Tumacacori National Historical Park we ventured across the road where there were a couple other fun destinations -- the Tumacacor
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RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on mystery of road journey
We're into the fourth and final week of our winter sojourn to the southwest ... and we are camped for a couple of days at the Bureau of Land Management's Empire Landing Campground on the Colorado River, on the California side, about nine miles north of Parker, Ariz.
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Dry camping, shooting pool at SKP Kofa Koop, Yuma
In an attempt to keep as far south as possible in hopes of experiencing that warm Arizona Sun, we drove along I-8 from Casa Grande to the SKP Kofa Koop RV park in Yuma, Ariz. This popular winter Escapees member park destination is about seven miles south of I-8 near
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Back at SKP RoVer's Roost in Casa Grande with longtime RV friends, wild winds, awsome desert sunsets
After just one night at Patagonia Lake State Park we headed north and east back to the Escapees' RoVer's Roost RV Park near Casa Grande, Arizona. We spent the first night in boondocking; and were blessed with a site with hookups on Monday. Blessed because night tem
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Patagonia Lake State Park, a birder's bonanza in southeastern Arizona
After visiting with friends in Rio Rico, Az., we traveled south to Nogales, and then took Hwy 82 northeast to Patagonia Lake State Park. (Strongly suggest securing reservations if you planning on stopping on weekends in this immensely popular park.) I went online a c
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Alaska author Sue Henry created RV mystery series
I've been re-listening to an audio tape of  “Dead North,” (2001), a novel featuring musher Jessie Arnold, made famous in Sue Henrys first book "Murder on the Iditarod Trail" (1991). In "Dead North," Alaskan author Henry introduces an RV-driving 60-something M
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RV paths of Whidbey Island painter & Spokane writer cross at small Arizona mission
Paula Pugh of Whidbey Island, Wash., was quietly painting watercolor sketches of the Tumacacori Mission when I approached her and asked if I could take a picture of her watercolor study. (Because I wrote about visual arts for more than seven years for The Spokesman-
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Catching up with RV friends Kevin and Jane Justis a few miles north of Mexico's border
This is the third year our RV wanderings have crossed paths with Kevin and Jane Justis of Susanville, Calif. We first met these nomads in November 2010 at a favorite Crops of Engineers campground, Eastbank, on the shores of Lake Seminole at the Georgia-Florida border
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Casino guides to low cost, free RV-friendly camping
The "2013 American Casino Guide,"  provides detailed information about every casino/resort, riverboat, and Indian casino in the United States. Money-saving coupons are included plus recreation vehicle parking rules. The 2013 edition has 496 pages of information and se
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Oregon couple loves their RV lifestyle
Oregon couple Barbara Summer and Ron Tyrrell have taken to the RV lifestyle in a big way. Last autumn they purchased a 1999 36-foot Tradewinds class A motor home with the intention of only going out for a couple of months, now more than four months later, they don't
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