'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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Corps of Engineers campgrounds in California
After Oregon State Park at Harris Beach Campground on Monday, we traveled about 320 miles south -- that doesn't seem like a great distance unless one is traveling on winding Hwy 101 along the Pacific Coast, then through the amazing Redwoods on a wet day with  slow tra
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Meandered the Napa Valley skirting Bay Area traffic
After a long, long 8-hour drive yesterday down a wet, slow and winding Hwy 101 through Redwood Country, this day we decided to meander through Napa Valley along CA 128/29 in iconic Wine Country. And, as a bonus, we completely avoided any Bay Area traffic. An ease
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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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Perfect RV Short Stop for RV travelers along Hwy 101
Jimmy and I are not traditional tourists. We do not have a checklist for visiting every state capitol or presidential library in America. We are, however, suckers for lighthouses. And, to our delight, the Pacific Northwest coast has quite a few. While the one in Cre
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Pennsylvania's Ohiopyle State Park, a treasure of a place for camping, bicycling, autumn color
We have camped twice in  Ohiopyle State Park during the autumn and have relished the fall colors. Be advised however that once the rain arrives, the leaves drop fast. Kentuck Campground is part of this expansive park located in southwest Pennsylvania that "encompas
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'Fallingwater' on a damp autumn day
One rainy fall day, Jimmy and I spent several hours meandering through the incredible 'Fallingwater,' a very special, organic structure that incorporates nature, natural materials and waterfalls near Mill Run in southwestern Pennsylvania. Frank Lloyd Wright, America
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