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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World's Largest Spinach Can, a day hike, ice cream = fun RV Short Stop near I-40 on a hot summer's day
Years ago--back in the early '90s when I was living in Ft. Smith, Ark., helping organize a Women Build house for the local Habitat for Humanity--I went hiking many weekends with three wonderful women friends. One of our favorite northwest Arkansas day hike destinati
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Fuel prices cheapest since 2005 for most USA
This might be the best summer in more than a decade to take that long road trip in your RV (except if you're taking your 'bucket list' trip to Alaska). Although gasoline prices are more than $4 a gallon in Canada, the USA's "national average for a gallon of gasoline
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39+ million travelers on road Memorial Day weekend
More than 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Of those traveling 50 miles or more from home during this unofficial start of summer, my wild guess--based on the huge (and growing) p
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FMCA rolls into Indianapolis in July
Between July 12-15, 2017, the Family Motor Coach Association's 96rd International Convention, "Crossroads to Fun,” is set for the Indiana State Fairgrounds  in Indianapolis, Indiana. The discount deadline has been extended to 5/26/2017. A  couple thousand fami
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
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 stomping grounds sit at the humid
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Bluegrass fans, RVers head for Blue Ridge Mountains
Whether it is the hills calling me home, pink dogwoods in bloom, or the hypnotic blinking of fireflies--I'll be forever drawn to the Appalachian Mountains, the land of my birth. Whenever traveling to the region, we always make our way to the homestead of cousins Mary
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Yippee -- National 'Kids to Parks Day’ (May 20) celebrates family outdoor fun
The 7th annual National Kids to Parks Day is set for Saturday, May 20, the week before the official start of summer. Hundreds of special events are planned at local, state and national parks, and other public lands across the country. Sponsored by the National Par
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