Folding A-frame trailers, part 3: Retirees Linda and John Keltgen downsize for ease of towing, set up
Other A-frame owners are longtime RVers Linda and John Keltgen of Mariposa, Texas, who began camping in the 1980s with a tent trailer. Over the years they went through a number of different rigs until 2007 when they retired and set out to RV full-time in a 31-foot Cross
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Folding A-frame trailers, part 2: Popular with active outdoors enthusiasts Kurt & Shelley Egli of Austin
A-frame pop-up trailers are great alternatives for outdoors lovers. Tent campers are the new breed of RVers who are taking to these small collapsible solid-walled rigs, which set up much faster than a tent with no more sleeping on the ground. "We had been tent campin
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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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Artist Mary Ruth Barnes and husband, Mike, spend four months a year as 'Winter Texans'
Four months each year, artist Mary Ruth Barnes and her husband, Mike, relax on the gulf coast of Texas in the small artist and fishing community of Rockport. They travel to the coastal bend from their ranch in south-central Oklahoma with their 2014 38-foot Cedar Cree
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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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Cycle built for two (RVers) - spotted at Balmorhea State Park in windy west Texas
Two winter snowbirds from Colorado pedaled around Texas' Balmorhea State Park on their home-crafted 'quadicycle' built for two. This human-powered, pedal-driven, 4-wheel cycle was built from a kit designed by American Speedster who currently offers four adult and two
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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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RV, houseboat living = perfect blend for Canadian couple
Found a fascinating RV/houseboat lifestyle article on the "All About Houseboats" website. It seems a retired couple decided to split their time between living aboard a houseboat in Ontario, Canada, and "escape the cold Canadian winter months by heading south to our
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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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