Belt sander races a hoot in Fulton, Texas
Every other Saturday afternoon in Fulton, Tex., several hundred fun-loving people--many of them snowbird RVers--gather at the Legends Saloon to watch other fun-loving folks race belt sanders down a 75-foot track. To read more about these crazy drag races click on "Be
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Solo RV snowbird Catherine Woods roams southwest
"I got into RVing because I thought winter camping would be more comfy in a Scamp than in a tent," said longtime tent camper Catherine Woods of Asheville, NC. This winter has been her maiden voyage in her 2014 13-foot fiberglass Scamp travel trailer. She has spent
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Good neighbors RVers Myron and Alberta Scott travel each winter from Kansas to Gulf Coast
Good fences don't make good neighbors -- good people make good neighbors. This is especially true when your neighbors are within 10-15 feet of your back door. That's what we discovered in our Rockport, TX, RV park on our first winter here in 2011. Alberta and M
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Great White Egret having seafood for lunch
While bicycling near Aransas Bay in Rockport, Texas, we spotted a beautiful great white egret with its fresh catch. (Click on photos to enlarge) This great white egret, standing at least 3-feet, is distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black
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Desert boondocking tips for RVers by Bob Difley
We enjoy dry camping and have nosed out a few fantastic places in Oregon, California and Arizona. (Including the one picture on BLM land north of Lake Havasu City, AZ) Our go-to authority on all things boondocking is Bob Difley. I first met Bob about a dozen years
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2015 guide to firearm laws, state by state
On our travels through the West, it is common to meet RVers who carry a firearm of some type in their RVs, or on their person, for safety. While most gun owners are aware of the gun laws in their home state, many are unaware of local laws which vary greatly state by
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'Winter Texan' RVers are everywhere
A quick look around Rockport-Fulton and other Texas snowbird destination towns such as Bandera, "The Cowboy Capital of the World," the number of Winter Texans, (out-of-state RVers who choose to spend their winters in the Lone Star State) is up this season. It might b
Whooping Cranes also 'Winter Texans'
It was a heart-stopping moment when I first spotted a family of Whooping Cranes making their way across the south Texas sky. With a slow wingbeat, they gracefully circled, then glided ever-so-gently onto a marshy field just north of Goose Island State Park and south o
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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
Free entry to all 405 National Parks over Presidents' Day Weekend Feb. 14-16, 2015
This Presidents' Day weekend (Feb. 14-16) -- "The National Park Service invites you to discover American history in all its diversity, from the homes of poets and Presidents to ancient archeological places (such as New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument pictured) to t
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