Mental Diversions On Long Road Trips

Let’s face it: the RV life is a grand one, but even the most gung-ho of us experience that creeping boredom on a long trip. Especially on those long road trips over routes we’ve traveled many times. How many times can you ask yourself, “Hey, isn’t that restaurant new?” or “WHEN are they going to …

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Dealing With Road Rage

As RVers I’m sure you’ve found yourself in that situation where you’re trying to merge or pull out into traffic and folks either won’t let you in, or you’re not moving fast enough for somebody and they try to zip around you. Nobody realizes more than you do that you’re bigger, heavier, less maneuverable, and …

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RV Yourself to Big Caves

America is blessed with numerous cavern systems that are of such immense size The Average Joe doesn’t need to put on the helmet and light and go crawling through the claustrophobic cracks and passages to be able to enjoy them Since we’re about mid-point in the summer traveling season, I thought we could talk about …

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Nana’s Recipes: Chicken Posole with Hatch Green Chiles

Hatch, New Mexico, is a tiny village of slightly more than 1500 souls located on the Rio Grande in south central New Mexico 40 miles north of Las Cruces, NM on I-25. It had been settled since the 1850’s when it was originally named Santa Barbara, but was re-named Hatch in the 1870’s after a …

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RV to Devil’s Tower, Wyoming!

A lot of folks forget about Wyoming when they’re making summer plans, unless their summer plans include Yellowstone National Park. There is so much more to that rectangular state than Yellowstone though. If you like getting away from all the hustle and bustle, enjoy the outdoors and being active, Wyoming is the place for you. …

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Nana’s Recipes: Summer Watermelon

When I was a kid, having that first slice of watermelon was one of those indicators that summer vacation had finally arrived. Some places go absolutely nuts over watermelon. For example, every June Luling, TX, has the “Watermelon Thump,” and for months prior to the “Thump,” you see pickup trucks all over Caldwell County with …

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RV the San Juan Islands!

According to Webster’s Dictionary: Island – a tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent. I love the “surrounded by water” portion of that definition. I also love the Pacific Northwest portion of the US. Compared to the usual drought stricken Texas we’ve gotten used to these last eight years or so, …

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

FIREWORKS! HOT DOGS! BBQ! PARADES! Ah, remember those sunny afternoons and dusky evenings when you were a kid impatiently waiting for the fireworks to start? It’s so nice to relive some of those memories with the grandkids. They’re hopping up and down, purely sugar powered by this point in the day, and the conversation usually …

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