Historic district's public murals fun for traveling families, solos looking for an RV Short Stop

Historic district’s public murals fun for traveling families, solos looking for an RV Short Stop

In a former life I was an arts writer for a mid-sized daily  newspaper, and I always had a fondness for large-scale outdoor murals. Maybe it is because one doesn't need a museum membership or fat wallet in order to view and appreciate an amazing artistic undertaking. Now, as a full-time RVer I have little space to display any personal art collection. So, whenever possible, we seek out smaller communities across America that are enhancing their downtowns with hug
RVing couple aiming to hit all 645 Cracker Barrels

RVing couple aiming to hit all 645 Cracker Barrels

Some folks dream of camping in all of America's National Parks; others have RV trips to Alaska or the Canada's Maritime Provinces on their Bucket List. But one couple, Ray and Wilma Yoder, an 80-year-old RVing pair from Indiana, want to visit all the 645 Cracker Barrel locations in the U.S.A. And, they have only one left to go. The Yoders journey all "began 40 years ago as a dining preference for Ray, whose job sent him across the country delivering RVs f
Airstream International Serenity, part 4 -- Smooth towing, snap to park

Airstream International Serenity, part 4 — Smooth towing, snap to park

The Airstream's lightweight aerodynamic construction results in "easier towing than a traditional box trailer," reports Oregon RVer Carl Tipton, "whether I'm traveling up or down mountains, or maneuvering through a campground." Airstream has designed a number of small travel trailers that can easily be towed with family-size SUVs and a snap to park in public campgrounds. Tipton's 25FB International Serenity's base weight (with LP and batteries) is listed at 5,
Airstream International Serenity, part 3 -- Panoramic windows = sweeping views

Airstream International Serenity, part 3 — Panoramic windows = sweeping views

When parked, the Airstream International Serenity's panoramic windows allow for sweeping scenic views, bringing the surrounding beauty inside. "The light is the first thing I notice when I step into my rig," says owner Carl Tipton. "Light just pours in through the windows and reflects off all the polished surfaces including the interior aluminum walls and ceiling." With 17 windows and skylights, "when I'm sitting at my dinette having coffee it's like I'm outsi
Airstream International Serenity, part 2 -- 'Top of the line' and made in America

Airstream International Serenity, part 2 — ‘Top of the line’ and made in America

While contemporary Airstreams might not stand up to the riggers of founder Wally Byam's 18,000-mile overland trek from 'Cape Town to Cairo' in 1959, the legendary semi-monocoque aluminum trailers are still known for their handcrafted quality construction. "Airstream is top of the line," says International Serenity owner Carl Tipton, a former U.S. Marine now living in southern Oregon. "They are made in America and have always set a high standard of craftsmanship."
Historic district's public murals fun for traveling families, solos looking for an RV Short Stop
In a former life I was an arts writer for a mid-sized daily  newspaper, and I always had a fondness for large-scale outdoor murals. Maybe it is because one doesn't need a museum membership or fat wallet in order to view and appreciate an amazing artistic undertaking. N
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RVing couple aiming to hit all 645 Cracker Barrels
Some folks dream of camping in all of America's National Parks; others have RV trips to Alaska or the Canada's Maritime Provinces on their Bucket List. But one couple, Ray and Wilma Yoder, an 80-year-old RVing pair from Indiana, want to visit all the 645 Cracker Bar
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Airstream International Serenity, part 4 -- Smooth towing, snap to park
The Airstream's lightweight aerodynamic construction results in "easier towing than a traditional box trailer," reports Oregon RVer Carl Tipton, "whether I'm traveling up or down mountains, or maneuvering through a campground." Airstream has designed a number of smal
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Airstream International Serenity, part 3 -- Panoramic windows = sweeping views
When parked, the Airstream International Serenity's panoramic windows allow for sweeping scenic views, bringing the surrounding beauty inside. "The light is the first thing I notice when I step into my rig," says owner Carl Tipton. "Light just pours in through the wi
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Airstream International Serenity, part 2 -- 'Top of the line' and made in America
While contemporary Airstreams might not stand up to the riggers of founder Wally Byam's 18,000-mile overland trek from 'Cape Town to Cairo' in 1959, the legendary semi-monocoque aluminum trailers are still known for their handcrafted quality construction. "Airstream
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Airstream International Serenity, part 1 -- Sleek
The most recognized Recreation Vehicle on the road today is the iconic streamlined, aerodynamic aluminum Airstream. With its unique metallic exterior, Airstream has been called the Silver Bullet, Toaster-on-Wheels, and the Rolls-Royce of travel trailers. "I call this
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'Extreme RVs' is casting for its 4th season
"The hit (television) series “Extreme RVs” is casting for its 4th season of jaw-dropping recreational vehicles," states BCII (Brentwood Communications International Inc.) an international entertainment company located in southern California. "We are seeking owner
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Popular summer RV Short Stop: LeMay America's Car Museum near the Puget Sound
LeMay America’s Car Museum, is a sprawling four-story, 165,000-square-foot facility near the Tacoma Dome south of Seattle. It is a perfect family outing if you are traveling through the Puget Sound area of the Pacific Northwest. Since 2012, it’s housed 815 ve
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Happy July 4th from Timber Valley SKP RV Park
Happy Independence Day -- July 4th -- from the beautiful and balmy Pacific Northwest. The Timber Valley SKP RV Park in southern Oregon celebrated the 4th of July with a decorated golf cart parade (complete with bicycling clowns) and a tasty pot luck picnic. -- J
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Catching up with longtime friends, RVers Diana and Jim Garot of southern California
In the last dozen years, my/our paths have crossed 7, 8, or 9 times with longtime (50+ years) friends Diana and Jim Garot -- all made possible because of a recreation vehicle. Diana and I have been gal pals since the 8th grade. After high school, college, marriages,
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