Artist Mary Ruth Barnes and husband, Mike, spend four months a year as 'Winter Texans'
Four months each year, artist Mary Ruth Barnes and her husband, Mike, relax on the gulf coast of Texas in the small artist and fishing community of Rockport. They travel to the coastal bend from their ranch in south-central Oklahoma with their 2014 38-foot Cedar Cree
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Celebrate the New Year with a family 'First Day Hike' at your favorite state park across America
First Day Hikes at state parks are part of a nationwide initiative led by American Hiking Society to get people outdoors. There are hundreds of hikes scheduled in all 50 states. Kids and adults will be participating, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty
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Sunshine, sunsets, good people, pool, hot tub, billiards draw us back to SKP Kofa RV Park in Yuma
Whenever we travel south through California, heading to (or from) Texas and further points east, we always stop at the Kofa Ko-op RV Retreat, in Yuma, Ariz. We've lost count of the number of times we've pulled into this Escapees RV Club Members Only RV park. The managem
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RVer Jimmy Smith's post on 'Early morning in Cocachella Valley,' featured in RV Travel newsletter
An essay written by RV Wheel Life writer Jimmy Smith was featured in the Guest Editorial space in a recent RV Travel Newsletter. The selected piece focuses on an "Early morning in Southern California's Coachella Valley" written on a January morning during a forme
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RV camping at Lake Kissimmee in central Florida
Lake Kissimmee State Park in central Florida is a naturalist's wonderland.  And, a great destination for RV snowbirds traveling through the Sunshine state.  Located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie wildlife abounds. (Just click on any of the
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RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on a rainy day on the Coastal Bend of Texas
Our rolling cottage is resting for a month in its site at the Sandollar RV Park on the Coastal Bend of Texas. We returned to the Rockport-Fulton area for a third time because of family in Houston, RV friends in the same park, affordability, and the small town charm o
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Boondocking at Silver Creek Marsh Campground in the Fremont National Forest in So. Oregon
Jimmy and I boondocked last night at the Silver Creek Marsh Campground about 11 mile southwest of Silver Lake, Ore, on FS 27 off Hwy 31. We were the only RV campers there, boondocking (found this jewel in Don Wright's "Free Campgounds"). The level camping sites ar
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On the road ... heading south on our first RV 'Snowbird' trip
Well this is the day. Jimmy Smith and I are heading out in a 1996 Lance Squire Lite 165 8.6' camper and 2003 Chevy Silverado on our first snowbird experiment. We are hoping to escape most of the severe Eastern Washington winter weather along with seeing parts of
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