Meandered the Napa Valley skirting Bay Area traffic
After a long, long 8-hour drive yesterday down a wet, slow and winding Hwy 101 through Redwood Country, this day we decided to meander through Napa Valley along CA 128/29 in iconic Wine Country. And, as a bonus, we completely avoided any Bay Area traffic. An ease
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RVer Jimmy Smith writes -- 'Finally. We're on the road again ... Let the wild rumpus start'
"We slipped out of our little creek bottom at first light Sunday morning and are on our way. Let the wild rumpus start," writes full-time RVer Jimmy Smith. "We’re trundling along with enough frozen elk and fresh canned tuna to sustain us through many a trial and tr
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These Snowbirds heading south ... traveling light, sorta
After a long stretch nestled in the Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Ore., these snowbirds will be heading south soon. For the next couple of months, we will be storing our 30-foot Cougar 5th wheel 'mother pod' under wraps in an Expedition RV Cover purchased from
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Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels
For the third time, we are grateful to be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with fellow RVers at SKP Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon. We are helping cook the turkeys for our community pot luck dinner with all the trimmings. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. An
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RVer Jimmy Smith bags his first bull elk -- one more item checked off his Bucket List
After a lifetime of hunting deer, Jimmy Smith of RV Wheel Life bagged his first elk in early November--fulfilling a top item on his Bucket List. Jimmy reports he shot the five-point bull at 275 yards through its heart. "It dropped on the spot," he said. The bull was
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Wildlife Safari: Family RV Short Stop or overnight stay
Whether you are an RV Snowbird traveling south for the winter ... or simply driving along I-5 in southern Oregon, Wildlife Safari is an excellent destination for a family to spend a few hours ... or consider staying overnight in the RV Campground on the property. Sin
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RV Snowbirds looking to volunteer--Consider Arbor Day projects in South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana
Many RV snowbirds are looking to volunteer when they are visiting the Sun Belt.  Those who are active enough could consider helping with planting trees or other projects in communities in South Carolina, Florida or Louisiana. Arbor Day Foundation is a "nonprofit wor
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(Some of the) Best destinations for snowbird travelers
"When the mercury drops, some Americans welcome the cold while others follow the sun," writes Richie Bernardo  in a posting on WalletHub.com about "2016’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations." To help travelers plan, WalletHub’s analysts crunched data to find the m
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Last chance to take advantange of final 'fee free day' this year at National Parks
The National Park Service winds down this year's "fee free days*" on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2016. According to the National Park Service, many of the more than 400 national parks never charge an entrance fee. The fee-free days apply at the 124 national parks that usua
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Oorah! U.S. Marine Corps - 241 years of service 11/10
November 10th marks the 241th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. Congratulations Marines. Thank you, and your families, for your sacrifice and service. Speaking of the Corps -- a few weeks ago I was contacted by former-Marine Leo 'Nocona'
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