Beginning with MLK Day, the first of 4 free days at 2,000+ National Parks, public lands sites in 2018
The National Park Services has cut it popular *free entrance days by 60-percent this year.  In 2018 there will be only four, down from 10 in 2017. This year the first admission free day is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15.   America's "national p
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Celebrate the New Year with a family 'First Day Hike' at your favorite state park across America
First Day Hikes at state parks are part of a nationwide initiative led by American Hiking Society to get people outdoors. There are hundreds of hikes scheduled in all 50 states. Kids and adults will be participating, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty
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'It starts with one step' ... Kids in Parks
A great way to get our children (and grandchildren) interested in being in nature is Kids in Parks,  an expanding network family-friendly outdoor adventures with programs in eleven states.  Called "Track Trails," each features a self-guided brochure and signs that
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Looking for a quick, easy gift for your favorite outdoorsy friend, a tax deduction ... and support our National Parks
As John Muir, America's most famous  naturalist and 'Father of our National Parks,' said: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” "America’s national parks embody
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Gilbert Ray Campground continues as a popular (no reservations) county destination with snowbirds.
RV friends Marc and Joyce Stalnaker recently visited the Gilbert Ray Campground, a county facility near Tucson, and wrote in to let us know it is still a pretty good place to put down stakes for a few nights. "I like this campground because the sites are carefull
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RVers on the move this Thanksgiving holiday
Drivers will be paying the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2014 with pump prices about 40-cents a gallon more expensive than last year, according to AAA. The average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline is around $2.54 a gallon. That said, AAA estimates this
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Thank you Veterans ... Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it ... and much, much more
One day isn't enough to thank all our veterans, (including James "Jimmy" Wesley Smith, U.S. Coast Guard and Army), for serving our country and us. And, of course, we extend a huge appreciation to all the loved ones who support our veterans and active-duty military wo
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National Park's final free entrance day for everyone in 2017 is on Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11-12
Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11-12, are 2017's last National Park Service's *free entrance days. This is a meaningful opportunity to take your children and grandchildren to one of the National Park Service's battlefields, military parks, or historic sites that commem
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RV Snowbirds go for sunsets, free activities in Tucson
In addition to the magnificent sunsets and abundant natural beauty surrounding Tucson, Arizona, there are numerous free and low-cost activities that entice tens of thousands of RV Snowbirds to return each winter To read about free events including farmers markets,
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Gilbert Ray Campground, outstanding county RV destination west of Tucson, great views
Gilbert Ray Campground is one of those gems that you might never experience unless someone tells you about it. That's how we landed for a couple of days at this outstanding Pima County Campground located on the west side of the Tucson Mountains, a convenient 13 m
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