RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on a rainy day on the Coastal Bend of Texas
Our rolling cottage is resting for a month in its site at the Sandollar RV Park on the Coastal Bend of Texas. We returned to the Rockport-Fulton area for a third time because of family in Houston, RV friends in the same park, affordability, and the small town charm o
Maryhill State Park, Maryhill Art Museum on the Columbia River = RV Short Stop+camping
When traveling to central Oregon from eastern Washington, we frequently stop at  Maryhill (Washington) State Park, the extremely popular 99-acre RV and tent camping park with 4,700 feet of waterfront on the magnificent Columbia River in Klickitat County. The park sit
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2012 top story on RV Short Stops -- The Nellie E Saloon near Parker, Ariz
It was in January of 2012 when we heard about a Desert Bar oasis called The Nellie E Saloon somewhere between Quartzsite and Lake Havasu City (Arizona). It took a bit of sleuthing for us, but we finally got directions ... and believe us, it is well worth the trip on a w
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2012 top story on WomenRVers.blogspot -- the amazing Nancy Bridges:
Nancy Bridges has an infectious laugh and an incredible ‘never give up’ outlook on her life-on-the-road. I first met this Georgia lady on the day her 2006 40-foot Alfa See Ya Gold motor home almost tipped over at the SKP Park of the Sierras. I soon discovered
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Washington State women RVed Southwest, searching for antiques in vintage motor home
Peggy Littlefield and Harley Bratrude ambled through parts of the Southwest in a vintage 1983 Vogue motor home (left) collecting unique items for their antique business in Cashmere, Wash. These longtime friends aren’t exactly Thelma and Louise, however they were ar
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Tasty ‘Le Cordon Bleu’ RV Short Stop in Scottsdale
Friends Mary and Bill Knowles and Jimmy Smith (pictured at far right of photo) check in with the maitre d’ at the Technique Restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. On an RV trip through the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, we stopped by to see Airstream owners Mary and Bill and we
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Snow in Yosemite National Park, folks still camping
When you only have a short window of time to visit the Yosemite Valley, you go ... often even if it is not the best weather conditions. This past Saturday in the middle of April was one of those days. According to local reports about 1-1/2 feet of snow fell in the p
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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Longtime friends from the Bay Area were visiting for the weekend. We’re currently at the SKP Park of the Sierras south of Yosemite. My gal pal, Martha Kjolsrud, and her daughter, Becky Sackville-West, (pictured below) were staying in Oakhurst. We hadn’t se
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Last installment of broken RV spring repair, thanks to Kenny Oliver of Mike's Automotive in Boron, CA
To recap, we broke the spring on the driver's-side wheels of our 2001 Citation after bouncing over a monster curb just west of Palm Springs; then, not knowing it was busted, drove more than 130 miles to Boron, Calif., arriving in the remote Mohave Desert community on Sa
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Thank goodness for Mike's Automotive, Boron
A quick look at the miracle repair oasis more than 90 miles from the closest Camper World--Mike's Automotive, 24045 20 Mule Team Road in Boron, Calif.  That's our cobbled up 2001 29-foot Citation 5th wheel out front. East on 20 Mule Team Road about three miles is
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