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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Stroll Sitka, Alaska, 'Paris of the Pacific'
Sitka, like most southeast Alaska communities, is only reachable by sea or by air.  "Nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, midway between Ketchikan and Skagway, it’s flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped mountains and on the west by the Pacific Ocean on t
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An afternoon in historic downtown Juneau
While most RVers visiting the Last Frontier have returned south, many visitors still crowd the streets of Juneau's historic district because of the year-round port-of-call for the Alaska Marine Highway System (1-800-642-0066, ). Others like us, opt out to take a crui
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RVers gather in Corvallis, Oregon for Solar Eclipse
Nine of us gathered in Corvallis, Ore., to experience the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. Our friends Tom Bombadil and Kathy Clunes invited us to dry camp at their place to witnessed this once-in-a-lifetime event when the Moon passed be
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Happy July 4th from Timber Valley SKP RV Park
Happy Independence Day -- July 4th -- from the beautiful and balmy Pacific Northwest. The Timber Valley SKP RV Park in southern Oregon celebrated the 4th of July with a decorated golf cart parade (complete with bicycling clowns) and a tasty pot luck picnic. -- J
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Catching up with longtime friends, RVers Diana and Jim Garot of southern California
In the last dozen years, my/our paths have crossed 7, 8, or 9 times with longtime (50+ years) friends Diana and Jim Garot -- all made possible because of a recreation vehicle. Diana and I have been gal pals since the 8th grade. After high school, college, marriages,
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RV spring maintenance, part 3 -- 'Check exterior, tires, vehicle engine and generator'
In this third installment of a four-part series on sprucing up your recreation vehicle for the family camping season, it's time to check your rig's exterior. - RV Exterior and Seams: "Inspect all roof and body seams, and around any openings cut into the RV, for signs
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and I spent my first dozen years in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid
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