April the Giraffe's home in New York State makes for fascinating family RV Short Stop destination
Yes, I'm an "April" groupie. Thank goodness I have unlimited internet streaming.  I've been watching April's live cam on YouTube since mid-March. I became curious about where April and Oliver live and did a little research on their home, Animal Adventure Park, in ce
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Gruene, Texas, perfect Hill Country RV Short Stop
If you are traveling through the Hill Country of Texas or just driving along I-35 between Austin and San Antonio--do yourself a favor and factor in a couple of hours for an RV Short Stop in Greune, Texas. Its historic roots go back to the mid-1800s when German farme
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Historic Yuma Prison popular with RV snowbirds
Each winter thousands of RV snowbirds fly by the Yuma Territorial Prison (Arizona) State Historic Park that sits only a short distance from I-8. This popular tourist attraction retells a grim story of the notorious Territorial Prison . It "held a variety of law
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A sunny afternoon with friends Sherian & Lee Shriver visiting the USS Lexington on Corpus Christi Bay
A warm afternoon on the Gulf Coast of Texas is the perfect opportunity to visit the USS Lexington that rests regally in Corpus Christi Bay next to the North Beach. This fabled aircraft carrier played a significant role in our nation’s defense for nearly 50 yea
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Lake Havasu City lures RV Snowbirds with free sunshine, low cost fun, pyrotechnics
While millions of Americans are shoveling out from under a blanket of snow, thousands of lucky RV snowbirds are basking in the much warmer climes of the southwest Arizona desert. Lake Havasu City is one tourist mecca that boasts 300 days a year of sunshine and off
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Fulton Mansion for RV snowbirds, family outings
The last time we were 'Winter Texans' on the Gulf Coast, the Fulton Mansion was under extensive preservation work due to "serious long-term foundation and structural issues, basement water infiltration, deterioration of original wood windows, and major roof leaks." The
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'Airstream Ranch' -- don't blink, it's not up for long
RV snowbirds traveling along I-4 between Tampa and Plant City in Florida have been getting an eyeful of the "Airstream Ranch,"since early 2008. Some report that it zips by pretty fast, so be ready with your camera. However, according to RVTravel.com, "Florida’s Air
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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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Old Town Yuma's historic Lutes Casino popular with RV Snowbirds, locals
Lutes Casino Restaurant is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Yuma.  Jimmy and I were taken there by full-time RV friends Bob Parker and Donna Huffer. It was a warm afternoon and we were in need of a cold drink. This is a fun historic destination in Old To
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Desert Hot Springs Spa worth (very) brief stop for soak
Wait, wait, wait, before you say: "I can't afford that," let me tell you it is only $4 for day use on Tuesday. Admission to the Desert Hot Springs Spa the remainder of the week is $6 on Monday-Wednesday-Thursday; and $8 Friday-Saturday-Sunday. This is a perfect sto
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