If you are seeking a truck camper with lots of floor space, you might take a look at Host’s new Everest, a 2008 model billed as the first triple slideout in the industry.
Archives for June 2007
Golf in the Rough
You don’t need a fairway or a putting green to play Ladder Golf. In fact, it can be set up just about anywhere—on grass, dirt, sand or concrete, indoors or outdoors. And it’s light and portable enough to take along on a picnic or a camping trip.
Aging Trees Force Camp Closure
Washington State Parks has closed one park to camping and opened a new day-use area at another park.
There’s no better time to improve your game than during May, which is the Professional Golf Association’s annual Free Lesson Month. Last May, nearly 7,500 PGA professionals nationwide gave more than 147,000 free 10-minute lessons. All indications are that the 2007 PGA event will be even better. The free lesson month is part of the PGA’s 2007 Play Golf America National Promotion. Other PGA programs include Women’s Golf Week, June 2-9, Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15, and Family Golf Month in July.
Do not judge a book by its cover. At 87, Lucille and Al Blaisdell are both frail. They greet friends as they arrive to sample the frozen delights of the Sunday night Ice Cream Social. As they casually socialize, one would never guess the interesting lives they have led. After weekly announcements, Al ends the gathering with a joke or two. He claims he gets them from Lucille. She laughs and shakes her head, probably much as she has done for the nearly 61 years they’ve been married.
The major RV manufacturers offer such an amazing variety of products that you would think that they have filled every niche in the market. And yet new companies keep coming along with new ideas that take RVing in different directions.
When Europeans first explored the Pacific Northwest, they found Indians cooking fresh salmon on willow-reed grills that held the fish upright beside alder wood fires, so that the fish cooked slowly in the heat of the smoke, retaining its fat and moisture.
The Discovery Channel’s recent “Planet Earth” special was an amazing event. The wonders of wildlife from all over the planet were nothing short of breathtaking. The dances of the birds of paradise, the migrations of animals in Africa, and the strange lives of the mysterious creatures that live in deep underground caves were fascinating opportunities to learn about our world.
Each year, the first Saturday in June in the U.S. is designated National Trails Day. Though the day’s organizer, the American Hiking Society, didn’t have golf in mind, this is still a great time to remind golfers about the country’s many splendid golf trails. One in particular that’s gaining in popularity is the Red Rock Golf Trail in St. George, Utah.
"Full-timing” comes in many guises. Over 10 years of giving Life on Wheels seminars and 20 years of meeting traveling RVers, I’ve heard many discussions of what “full-time RVing” really means. But I can’t see that it matters a whit how it is categorized, just enjoy whatever way you are doing it.
As the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association continually reminds us, there are golden days ahead for the RV industry because that huge Baby Boom generation is approaching retirement, and a lot of Baby Boomers are going to be buying RVs.