RVer Darrell Gilmore spent 2017 volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in all 50 United States

RVer Darrell Gilmore spent 2017 volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in all 50 United States

Like many new RV retirees, Darrell Gilmore wanted to travel. In January 2017, the former corporate executive and long-time Habitat for Humanity volunteer from Bloomington, Indiana, hitched up his 23-foot Jay Feather travel trailer by Jayco for a year-long journey of volunteering with Habitat in all 50 states. His goal was three-fold: "Spend a year doing something really significant, play a round of golf in every state and visit unusual tourist attractions,"
Historic Harmony, Pa., quaint stop on RV journey

Historic Harmony, Pa., quaint stop on RV journey

Recently Jimmy and I were visiting family in western Pennsylvania. On our last day there, our brother-in-law, Lou, asked us where we would like to eat lunch. I requested, "Someplace funky with local interest and good food." He treated us to the historic Harmony Inn that entices visitors with 30-some craft brews and tales of 'a little girl in a white dress roaming the upstairs.' The 160-year old inn sits in historic Harmony Borough designated a National Landma
'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical

‘Synchronous fireflies’ displays are magical

This is an updated post from 2017 ... because I've been following these fascinating synchronous firefly events for years, hoping some day I'll be able to take one of my major Bucket List RV trips and "Follow the Fireflies." Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and I spent my first dozen years in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stompi
Get outdoors and enjoy National Parks Week

Get outdoors and enjoy National Parks Week

According to an email from the folks at our National Parks, "Everyone can find a unique way to celebrate our incredible national parks this April during National Park Week." April 21 through April 29, "the parks will be aglow with special programs and events across the country. From a fee-free day to National Park Rx Day and everything in between, there’s no shortage of ways to join in on the festivities. This year’s theme is 'Park Stars' — so be sure t
Slow road cross country - 'EZ 66 Guide'

Slow road cross country – ‘EZ 66 Guide’

Anything that combines seeing America, RVing and art, I love, love, love. That's what 'EZ66 Guide for Travelers' by Jerry McClanahan offers. "Eighty percent of the original Route 66 is still easily drivable, but often not on ordinary maps & signage. The EZ66 GUIDE is the answer to finding the route, most of it suitable for RVs. This is the ultimate guide for exploring the Mother Road whether you’re driving west or east. Its maps & directions are comp
RVer Darrell Gilmore spent 2017 volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in all 50 United States
Like many new RV retirees, Darrell Gilmore wanted to travel. In January 2017, the former corporate executive and long-time Habitat for Humanity volunteer from Bloomington, Indiana, hitched up his 23-foot Jay Feather travel trailer by Jayco for a year-long journey o
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Historic Harmony, Pa., quaint stop on RV journey
Recently Jimmy and I were visiting family in western Pennsylvania. On our last day there, our brother-in-law, Lou, asked us where we would like to eat lunch. I requested, "Someplace funky with local interest and good food." He treated us to the historic Harmony I
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
This is an updated post from 2017 ... because I've been following these fascinating synchronous firefly events for years, hoping some day I'll be able to take one of my major Bucket List RV trips and "Follow the Fireflies." Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bu
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Get outdoors and enjoy National Parks Week
According to an email from the folks at our National Parks, "Everyone can find a unique way to celebrate our incredible national parks this April during National Park Week." April 21 through April 29, "the parks will be aglow with special programs and events acro
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Slow road cross country - 'EZ 66 Guide'
Anything that combines seeing America, RVing and art, I love, love, love. That's what 'EZ66 Guide for Travelers' by Jerry McClanahan offers. "Eighty percent of the original Route 66 is still easily drivable, but often not on ordinary maps & signage. The EZ66 G
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More about Arizona's Kartchner Caverns State Park
Kartchner Caverns were discovered in 1974. This "live" cave "is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Water percolates from the surface and calcite formations continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmite
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Kartchner Caverns State Park and Star Party in southern Arizona
For solar viewing during the day and "celestial amazement after sunset" don't miss "Kartchner Star Party" on Saturday, April 7 and Oct. 13, 2018 between 2 -9 p.m. Look at the magnificent skies through professional telescopes provided by the Huachuca Astronomy Clu
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Basque Museum in Boise, Idaho, an intriguing stop along an RV journey through Pacific Northwest
Time to begin planning those side-trips to your RVing summer trip through the Pacific Northwest. The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is the one of those little know museums that holds amazing exhibits, collections, and tours. It is the only museum in the United S
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Fascinating family stop when RVing through Southwest near where I-10 meets I-25 in New Mexico
We have been RV Snowbirds for more than eight years. Our primary east-west route through west Texas and New Mexico can get tiresome along I-10. One way we break it up is by stopping off somewhere along the way for a day or two or three.  A very special destination,
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RV Shows last two weeks of March 2018
Lots more RV and Outdoor Sports shows planned across the USA the last two weeks in March. These shows give potential buyers and ‘wannabes’ an opportunity to quickly see many 2018 makes and models of motor coaches and travel trailers — at one time and in one place.
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