There are many positive aspects to traveling by RV. For one thing, you are always “home” no matter where you are parked. Another plus: you can follow the seasons, settling down in areas where you can pursue your favorite activities.
Archives for December 2005
The third edition of Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping describes popular travel destinations in Mexico and the campgrounds that are located nearby. It covers nearly 400 campgrounds and gives the sizes of RVs that can be accommodated at each. It also includes driving directions and GPS readings.
If your menu calls for quiche Lorraine, it might not occur to you to bake it in your toaster oven. But Lynn Alley, author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker, has been experimenting with toaster ovens and has compiled recipes for quiche Lorraine and dozens of other dishes that she has found to be suitable for the toaster oven.
If you are traveling on an Interstate highway and wondering where to find a rest area, a Target, a Wal-Mart or an RV dump station, you can find the answer by thumbing through the newest edition of Rest Areas & Welcome Centers.
You may be snowbirding to a warmer destination, or hunkering down at home now, preparing for the Christmas holidays. We are all aware of the fact that the great holidays are celebrated at the table. It may be a huge table with lots of family present in your home, or a small table for two in an RV, or, as it was once for us, a picnic table where we gathered for a family reunion in an otherwise empty campground near Yosemite. Regardless of where, it is a time of festivities.
In 1958 Raymond Frank and his teenage son Ronald, who lived in Brown City, Michigan, built a motorized all-weather recreation vehicle for family vacations and called it a motorhome. The vehicle so enthralled the folks around Brown City that between 1958 and 1960, using their barn as a factory, the Franks constructed seven custom-made motorhomes for their friends. The creation needed a proper name so they simply christened it the Frank Motor Home.
Driving back from my morning elk hunt, I saw a couple of rigs parked next to Young’s Bay, just a half-mile or so from Astoria. I’d seen a few trucks and cars parked there over the past few days and figured that something good must be going on. I pulled over on the gravel beside the highway and walked across the road.
As Las Vegas continues its centennial celebration through year’s end, visitors can be assured of having plenty to do in Sin City, including golf. One of the fastest growing golf destinations in the country, Las Vegas offers more than 60 private resort and public daily-fee courses.
After watching the weekly worldwide televised Hour of Power with Dr. Robert H. Schuller and his son, Dr. Robert A. Schuller, I put their production of “The Glory of Christmas” at the top of my “to do” list. Joyce Linnerud, a then-single friend, and I left our RVs at North Ranch and tackled the California bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic with her car. I navigated. That by itself was pretty iffy, but she is a good driver and we were lost only a few times before reaching our prime destination, Garden Grove’s Crystal Cathedral.
The online revolution is causing everyone in the publishing business to rethink their strategies for serving readers, and we are no different here at RV Life.
New Shocks Smooth Out Ride
Koni has designed a new shock absorber for Class A motorhomes that includes a special valve designed to filter out annoying vibrations before they enter the coach.