You’ve known me for years so it seems only fair to announce it here: I’ve fallen in love. You never know when or where cupid will strike. It’s a jungle out there! I can’t exactly say I’ve been looking for anyone to share my life but I suppose subconsciously, with my love of the outdoors, I have looked at the male gender with an eye as to whether they know their way around the forest.
Archives for March 2006
You are driving along the freeway in a big motorhome when lunchtime arrives and you wonder where to find a restaurant with room for you to park. Well, just read the freeway exit signs that list gas stations and restaurants and look for a restaurant logo with the “RV Friendly” symbol attached.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. But we don’t care what it feels like—the first day of spring arrives this month and we can rejoice in that. Time to spruce up the RV, re-stock the cupboards, and “hit the road.”
Without a doubt one of the most interesting camper innovations was the hydraulically assisted popup camper. The camper was the invention of R. D. Hall, who grew up in Rochester, New York, attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, and then served in World War II. After the war, he settled in California but yearned to explore Alaska.
I’d been fishing all morning with little to show for it. The American River went right through the middle of the Sacramento State campus, and I was determined to catch something for dinner before my 1 o’clock class.
Though many visit Los Cabos for the sun, surf and sand, golfing in Mexico’s Baja Sur paradise is also becoming a regular destination for some. Despite the pricy green fees for most courses, it’s the incredible scenery you’ll recall long after your round is over.
In 2001, I moved a 40-foot fifth wheel onto my deeded lot and spread out in all that newfound space, declaring I would “never” change homes again. With continued travel during warm northern months, I was perfectly content with these digs until neighbors acquired a park model and added an Arizona room. I’ve finally realized that the phrase “never say never” meant me.
When I was growing up decades ago in Los Angeles County, it was not uncommon for families of average means to have vacation homes in the nearby mountain resorts of Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead. We weren’t that fortunate, but we had friends who would lend us their cabins from time to time.
Call this one the Triple Crown. Like a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and the Preakness, the Suzuki Grand Vitara is off to a great year. It’s been made over for 2006 and improved in many ways—looks, handling, horsepower and size, just to name a few. This muscular, sculptured vehicle with an all-new design handles like a sporty model, affords the comfort of a luxury car, but performs like the SUV it is.
Roadmaster Upgrades Brakes
Even Brake is a new supplementary braking system from Roadmaster that makes the application of brakes in a motorhome and towed vehicle smoother by applying brakes on both vehicles at the same time and with the same intensity.
Michigan Adds RV Symbol
Michigan has become the latest state to approve use of the “RV Friendly” symbol on highway signs to point RVers to gas, food, lodging and camping facilities that can easily accommodate RVs.