For quick, easy, eye-popping potluck campground recipes ... check out Janet Groene's 'Camp and RV Cook' blog
Longtime cook, traveler, boater and RVer Janet Groene offers recipes, tips and techniques to help you prepare healthy meals within the confines of a small space. Janet said: "I have lived for months at a time with no oven in remote areas where I had to bake bread, c
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Habitat for Humanity needs RV volunteers who 'have hammer, will travel'
RV Care-A-Vanners is a "volunteer program for anyone who travels in a recreational vehicle, wants to build Habitat for Humanity houses and have fun doing it. RV Care-A-Vanners welcomes people of all ages, from all walks of life who want to pick up a hammer and help chan
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RVer Jimmy Smith rethinks his whole concept of leisure
  In Jimmy Smith's latest entry in his on-going reflections about nothing in particular and his "own internal landscape" in general, he continues to reconsider his old attitudes about the value of leisure activities. "In fact I’ve been steeping myself i
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Tim Shephard's 'Restoring a Dream' Part 3 -- The Four Steps
The four steps of restoring a vintage RV are: "Choosing, Inspecting, Recovering, Restoring," according to Tim Shephard, author of the how-to/memoir "Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream"  and creator of the highly-rated The Vintage Airstream
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Tim Shephard's 'Restoring a Dream' Part 2 -- Deciding to buy a vintage Airstream
In 2001 Tim Shephard, author of "Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream" and his wife, Debra, decided to purchase and restore a 23-foot 1971 Safari Airstream. They did not want to spend a lot of money buying a new trailer because they were not s
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Tim Shephard's 'Restoring a Dream' Part 1 -- Owing an Airstream can change your life
"Owning an Airstream can change your life," according to Tim Shephard, creator and host of the highly-rated The Vintage Airstream Podcast and author of the how-to/memoir "Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream" "It adopts you into a family of f
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RVer Jimmy Smith reflects in morning twilight
After a few weeks picking our way through the southwest (more posts on that to follow) we find ourselves resting for a couple days on the edge of the Coachella Valley in southern California nestled against the foothills of the Little San Bernardino Mountains and Joshu
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Tribute: Margaret McNevin, an elegant lady
Margaret McNevin was a beautiful and elegant woman with a gentle, sweet soul.  She passed in late July 2013 from complications resulting from an aggressive form of Lymphoma. We have only recently heard of her passing and feel a profound sadness. We will miss her da
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Choke Canyon State Park in south Texas oil country
It is evident from the number of posts featuring Texas State Parks over the past few months that we have camped at quite a few of them during this winter's trip through the Lone Star State. We purchased an Annual Pass ($70) which waives Entry Fees for both of u
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Texas' Palmetto State Park is 'botanical wonderland'
We figured we stumbled into Texas' Palmetto State Park early enough in the day (around noonish) to secure an RV site (one with hookups) without having reservations. Well we were wrong. On two counts. Palmetto is a unique park and one with very few (only 18) hook-up sit
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