Brazos Bend (Texas) State Park, great family camping, bicycling, birding, gator watching
Brazos Bend State Park is an outstanding family 'destination' park within easy reach of downtown Houston, Texas. We stayed here for 12 days recently and commuted (about an hour) into the city to visit relatives. On the days we did not go into Houston, we explore
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South Llano (Texas) State Park for the umpteenth time
We have camped at the South Llano River State Park on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country more times than I can readily remember--it's either 5, 6 or 7 times. Another time we were planning on stopping but the campground was closed because of a public deer hun
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RV birder families--it's time for Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count
About 35 years ago, one of the first news stories I covered for a television station in Omaha, Neb., was the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  I was a fresh young(er) reporter and I vividly remember interviewing a young lad who was very earnest about the work his f
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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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RVs for Autumn, part 5: Locating campgrounds near hunting, fishing destinations
Recreation.gov: one-stop site for trip planning, information sharing and reservations on 12 federal agencies. The Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Nationa
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Stop for a while in Charleston, a 'working fishing village' -- on southern Oregon coast
If you are not in any kind of hurry this summer or early autumn, take a road trip along the southern Oregon's Coast Highway 101.  There are a number of small fishing communities and Charleston, just south of Coos Bay, is worth veering off US Hwy. 101. One place we r
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RV snowbirds wheeling south, Part 4: Lone Star State welcomes 'Winter Texans'
This is the 4th post of a 5-part series on RV Snowbirding. If you missed other posts on “RV snowbirds wheeling south" Click here. The barrier islands off the central Texas coast that shelter Aransas Bay and the laid-back bayside communities of Rockport-Fulton
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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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Great White Egret having seafood for lunch
While bicycling near Aransas Bay in Rockport, Texas, we spotted a beautiful great white egret with its fresh catch. (Click on photos to enlarge) This great white egret, standing at least 3-feet, is distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black
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