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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Listen to Julianne G. Crane's interview on the RV podcast series -- 'Your RV Dream'
Julianne G. Crane, fulltime RVer, blogger and editor of RVWheelLife.com, talks about the many ways to live the RV lifestyle on the podcast series called “Your RV Dream: Discover the Lifestyle, Make Money While You Travel, and Live a Life of Freedom and Adventure”.
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Gruene, Texas, perfect Hill Country RV Short Stop
If you are traveling through the Hill Country of Texas or just driving along I-35 between Austin and San Antonio--do yourself a favor and factor in a couple of hours for an RV Short Stop in Greune, Texas. Its historic roots go back to the mid-1800s when German farme
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Washington State Parks getting ready for summer, family RV camping, canoeing, fishing
Back in 2011, because of steep reductions in general tax support for parks and other recreation lands and facilities operated by the state, the Washington State Legislature and Governor created the Discover Pass Revenues from this pass helps the Washington State Park
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A sunny afternoon with friends Sherian & Lee Shriver visiting the USS Lexington on Corpus Christi Bay
A warm afternoon on the Gulf Coast of Texas is the perfect opportunity to visit the USS Lexington that rests regally in Corpus Christi Bay next to the North Beach. This fabled aircraft carrier played a significant role in our nation’s defense for nearly 50 yea
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Fulton Mansion for RV snowbirds, family outings
The last time we were 'Winter Texans' on the Gulf Coast, the Fulton Mansion was under extensive preservation work due to "serious long-term foundation and structural issues, basement water infiltration, deterioration of original wood windows, and major roof leaks." The
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Biking, birding Port Aransas Nature Preserve
Whenever RV snowbirds hover along the Coastal Bend of Texas, they often take advantage of sunny days to jump on bicycles and see the sites. One relatively safe place to take out the bicycles is Port Aransas on Mustang Island. It is just a short free ferry ride across th
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These snowbirds return to the Sandollar RV Park in Rockport-Fulton on the Coastal Bend of Texas
For the fourth time (out of eight snowbird seasons), we nestled for several weeks in a grove of Southern live oak trees at the Sandollar (Resort) RV Park in Fulton-Rockport, a charming fishing-artist community on the Coastal Bend of Texas. Jimmy and I keep return
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Jimmy Smith is visited by memories of boyhood friend
RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on memories dating back 50 years to when he and his childhood friend Johnny Antonace went on their first childhood adventure. "Johnny and I grew up on dirt roads in western Pennsylvania and a well-trodden path through a field and woods lin
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