RVer Jimmy Smith reminisces about his scouting days when Cub Pack descends on Goliad State Park
We were camped at Goliad State Park in the South Texas Plains region this past weekend when we were suddenly enveloped by an energetic pack of Club Scouts from the Houston area. RVer and former-Eagle Scout Jimmy Smith was overcome with memories from his Tenderfoot da
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Texas' Blanco State Park good central location for RVers visiting Hill Country
Texas' Blanco State Park is a relatively small state park that sits on 104.6 acres along the Blanco River, within walking distance of the small community of Blanco, south of Johnson City. It would be a good home base for RVers who want to tour the Hill Country and v
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Enter national parks free Nov. 9-11, still have to pay for RV and tent camping
As recent actions in Congress have illustrated, we can not take access to our National Parks for granted. Now that all our National Parks are open to us again (at least for the next few months), start planning for the last 2013 entrance free days at America's nati
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'Why are we silent?' asks RVer Jimmy Smith
"Out of fear of being wrong or ridiculed for stupidity some of us fall silent. Some of us never even experience our own unique voice. Most of us take early moments of failure or ridicule and never go out and play in the world again," writes Jimmy Smith in his most recen
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Winterizing your RV, Part # 4 — ‘Check for leaks, clean inside of aerosols, food'
Another major concern of storing an RV for months is the rig’s exterior, its roof and sidewalls. After throughly cleaning the rig, inspect all sealants for signs of damage or cracking where water might seep into the RV. “There can be a tremendous amount of water
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Winterizing your RV, Part # 3 — ‘Check batteries, inside and out rig'
“You’ll be amazed at how simple it really is to take care of your own rig,” said Mark J. Polk, host of “Winterizing and Storing your RV” DVD ($24.95) available through  RV Education 101. “Anybody can easily winterize and store their RV by following a few ea
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Winterizing your RV, Part # 2 — ‘Protect water systems from freezing temperatures'
The number one concern during cold weather is the damage that freezing temperatures can inflict on an RV’s water system including its supply lines, holding tanks and hot water heater, said John Melaas, manager at Chuck’s RV parts and service center in Mead, Wash., a
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Winterizing your RV, Part # 1 — ‘Now ... or before first hard freeze'
Some parts of the country have ready experienced unseasonably cold temperatures and with the Farmers' Almanac predicting a "biting" colder-than-normal winter for much of the country this season--it is definitely time for RV owners to start thinking about winterizing the
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'Ancient ones' pueblo at Utah's Anasazi State Park
Anasazi State Park Museum is one of those places that is not a destination spot on most RVer's Bucket List, basically it is out in the middle of just about no where. That said, however, it sits on Hwy 12, a National Scenic Byway, on the only route between Bryce Cany
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A quiet place in a cartwheeling world
Jimmy Smith reflects on these unsettled times in much of the world and Washington, D.C., while sitting in "a quiet place." As he looks around "peace prevails, soup warms on the stove, water comes freely from the tap." "And yet, I feel there is a storm cartwheeling a
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