RV snowbirds wheeling south - Part 1: At least a million including Richard and Donna Shrauger
This is Part 1 of a 5-post series on “RV snowbirds wheeling south" .  Whooping cranes and Canada geese are not the only birds to migrate south when the temperatures begin to dip in northern latitudes. Each winter more than a million "Snowbirds" in their rec
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Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad, Texas, celebrates 'History in Lights' during holidays
It's that time of the year for the annual winter migration of RV snowbirds to be wheeling their way south from the colder reaches of Canada and the northern tier of the United States. One of the most popular routes is through the historically rich center of Texas to
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RVers on the move this Thanksgiving holiday
With fuel being the cheapest since 2008, AAA estimates nearly 47 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday. That's the highest number since 2007. Almost 90 percent of travelers will be driving. Many will be making the tri
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'The Big Tree' perfect RV Short Stop on Texas Gulf Coast
Thousands of folks make their way to this part of the Texas Gulf Coast to catch a glimpse of the amazing Whooping Cranes that spend their winter around the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. Not too far south of the refuge and about a mile's bicycle ride north of the G
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RV camping at Lake Kissimmee in central Florida
Lake Kissimmee State Park in central Florida is a naturalist's wonderland.  And, a great destination for RV snowbirds traveling through the Sunshine state.  Located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie wildlife abounds. (Just click on any of the
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Happy Birthday Marines - Nov. 10, 1775
It is with great pride that I say "Happy 240th Birthday United States Marine Crops." RIP Major Ronald E. Crane, USMC, Retired (1941-2000). Thank you and your fellow Marines for serving stateside and offshore; and bless everyone who stays home, supports and waits. Sem
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Thank you Vets ... Enjoy your Day, 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 wom
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Bi-annual visit to 'stuff' that doesn't fit into our RV
At least twice a year Jimmy and I visit all the "stuff" that didn't fit into our truck camper when we first started RVing full-time more than six years ago. Originally we had plans of only being full-timers for two years, three at the outside. And, then we would ...
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If you use public lands, your fees could increase if this bill gets through Congress
I love our nation's public lands and camp on them often. I want them to remain public and open to all to use and not sold off to speculators. According to the Escapees RV Club, there is a bill making its way through Congress that is destined to do just that. Acco
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 Fish Ladder on North Umpqua River ... free RV Short Stop near I-5 in southwest Oregon
For a great family RV Short Stop when traveling through southwest Oregon, take a few moments to stretch your legs at the Winchester Fish Ladder just a few miles north of Roseburg, off I-5 near Exit 129. (Click on RV Short Stops for more information.) This is a