Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area outside of Reedsport, near Oregon Coast
If you are one of the lucky RVers traveling along the Oregon Coast this summer, consider a slight diversion from the aquatic wildlife and ocean views, to take in the relaxing Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area just three miles inland on Hwy. 38 from Reedsport, on Oregon Coast
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Historic Harmony, Pa., quaint stop on RV journey
Recently Jimmy and I were visiting family in western Pennsylvania. On our last day there, our brother-in-law, Lou, asked us where we would like to eat lunch. I requested, "Someplace funky with local interest and good food." He treated us to the historic Harmony I
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
This is an updated post from 2017 ... because I've been following these fascinating synchronous firefly events for years, hoping some day I'll be able to take one of my major Bucket List RV trips and "Follow the Fireflies." Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bu
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Seasons Greetings from our rig to yours
Happy Holidays from our Woodland Park destination trailer parked in our homebase at Timber Valley SKP RV Park in southern Oregon. We are celebrating a wet, chilly and breezy Christmas.  After Jimmy's shoulder surgery and initial recovery, we are hoping we can head s
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Jimmy Smith reflects on 'a tangle of thoughts'
Jimmy Smith, RVer, elk hunter, and introspective thinker shares snippets of his thoughts at this point in the arc of his life. One post begins: "The clouds are caught on all the trees here in our little southern Oregon valley this late November morning." .... An
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Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels
We are grateful once again to be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with our fellow Escapee RVers at SKP Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon. We will be watching the Macy's Parade and football games on the big screen TV in the Clubhouse and then joining with our neigh
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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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RV snowbird heaven - Catalina State Park, Tucson
RV Snowbirds from North America flock to Arizona each winter. One place many RVers check out is Catalina State Park. Just about everyone who goes there, raves about the park's unique location--just a few miles north of Tucson, yet with easy access to wilderness.
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Kitchikan - history, shopping, salmon within easy reach of Alaska Ferry dock
Ketchikan, the southeastern most city in Alaska, offers history, shopping, kayaking all within easy reach of Alaska Ferry dock. This historic city sits at the entrance to the famed Alaska Inside Passage and has long been a popular destination with RVers because i
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