Retired RVers from Oregon trade in truck camper for small travel trailer
We origionally crossed trails with this Pacific Northwest couple the first winter we were snowbirding through the Southwest. That was almost five years ago at New Mexico's Pancho Villa State Park, just this side of the Mexico border. It was the first week of December 20
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Habitat for Humanity needs RV volunteers who 'have hammer, will travel'
RV Care-A-Vanners is a "volunteer program for anyone who travels in a recreational vehicle, wants to build Habitat for Humanity houses and have fun doing it. RV Care-A-Vanners welcomes people of all ages, from all walks of life who want to pick up a hammer and help chan
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RV Care-A-Vanners working on 25 years building homes with Habitat for Humanity
The hugely successful Habitat for Humanity volunteer program known as RV Care-A-Vanners is approaching 25 years of building homes to help reach Habitat's goal of eliminating poverty housing. If you are looking for a worthy way to fill your time, take a moment to in
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Update on solo RVer snowbird Joyce Caudell
We first met fulltime RVer Joyce Caudell when she was boondocking in a Bureau of Land Management longterm area near Quartzsite, Ariz., in January 2010. Although our physical paths have not crossed since then, thanks to e-mail, we've kept in touch over the past two ye
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Solo RVer Jericho Walton's toured the West in her van
Jericho Walton popped onto my personal radar in the New Mexico desert. Well, actually, in the ladies shower room of Brantley Lake State Park a few miles outside of Carlsbad. I was amazed at how put-together and gorgeous she was ... standing in front of the bathroom m
Diana and Jim Garot's motor home's cover protects against intense desert rays
On our RV snowbird journey through Southern California in early 2010, Jimmy and I traveled through Palmdale, Calif., to visit longtime friends (dating back to junior high school) Diana and Jim Garot.. It is wonderful to break bread and catch up with old friends. Jim
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Last days camping on Oregon Coast for this trip
Thursday and Friday were our final two days of camping on the Oregon Coast before heading inland to Corvallis, Portland and then home to Spokane. Jimmy and I camped Thursday night at Beverly Beach State Park, north of Newport; and last night at South Beach State Park
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, safe harbor for campers in these storms
We continue to inch our way up the Oregon Coast during rolling Pacific storms and are ever grateful for the excellent Oregon State Parks system. For a reasonable cost RVers can expect, at a minimum, electricity and water. Many sites also include sewer and cable hookups
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Winter storm blowing along Oregon coast, hunkered down at Harris Beach State Park
The winter rain storm system that is slamming the West Coast is really pelting us tonight at Harris Beach State Park, just north of Brookings, Ore. As I write this, it is really, really blowing and the truck and camper are rocking ... love those jacks. It was rain
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Hot Spring LTVA near Holtville worth a stop
Within eyeball distance of I-8 between Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., is BLM Hot Spring LTVA. Take exit 131 to Holtville and travel a little over a mile east on the frontage road to the Long Term Visitor Area (on the left). Spring is on the right with a day-use par
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