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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These Snowbirds heading south ... traveling light, sorta
After a long stretch nestled in the Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Ore., these snowbirds will be heading south soon. For the next couple of months, we will be storing our 30-foot Cougar 5th wheel 'mother pod' under wraps in an Expedition RV Cover purchased from
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Wintery mix at Timber Vally SKP Park
Woke up this morning to about an inch of slushy snow at Timber Valley SKP Park in southwest Oregon. An unexpected early white Christmas scene. -- Julianne G. Crane
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Covered Bridges of Cottage Grove, Ore., nostalgic break from the road
Recently longtime gal pal, and fulltime solo RVer, Malia Lane and I traveled the "Cottage Grove (Oregon) Bridge Tour." (The bridges are also accessible by an amazing paved Row River bicycle and hiking trail.) For more information about these bridges and to see more
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Our old truck camping buddy, Butch Michaelsen visits from eastern Oregon with new sidekick Oakley
RVer Butch Michaelsen made the 600-plus mile journey from Halfway, in eastern Oregon, taking mostly back roads. Given a choice, Butch will always choose the meandering, scenic way. After years as a longhaul trucker, these days his philosophy is: "Why get some place f
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Solo full-time RVer Kate Bright travels back roads in her own van conversion
One of our longtime full-time RV friends, Kate Bright, pulled into the Escapees' Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon to catch up with Jimmy and I -- not just once during this summer's traveling season, but twice. The first time was in June when she was heading n
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RVer Jimmy Smith muses on a misty spring morning
RVer Jimmy Smith has been waking earlier and earlier as the sun eases it way north on its seasonal journey. "Years ago I started slowly extracting myself from the regimented schedule of the modern man, and found an affinity and natural resonance with the seasonal flu
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Three RV parks near historic town of Oakland, Oregon
Three full-service RV parks are within a short drive (3-4 miles) of the historic small town of Oakland, Ore., recently featured on the RV Short Stops website. Timber Valley RV Park is an Escapees RV Club members-only facility.  The 206-site park is nestled in a vall
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Timber Valley SKP (Escapee) RV Park offers 'pay for 2 nights, get 3rd free' to first time visitors
Timber Valley SKP (Escapee) RV Park of Oregon invites all first time visitors to "come sample life in a true co-op park" with a special offer where you can pay for two nights and the 3rd night is free; or pay for four nights and the 5th and 6th nights are free. RVers
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