This is going to be fun, fun, fun! Getting healthy and staying healthy is a life-long project, but it should be something that is done one little step at a time. Otherwise, it’s too overwhelming. My goal is to share little tidbits of things I’ve run across that can help you enjoy your life and […]
Archives for August 2008
You don’t have to cross an ocean to see Stonehenge—a full-scale replica of England’s famous stone ruins overlooks the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. Although the original 3,000-year old Stonehenge is shrouded in mystery, the builder of the 80-year-old American version, Samuel Hill, a Quaker pacifist, didn’t keep his reason for constructing the impressive concrete monolith a secret—it was proudly built high atop Maryhill bluff to honor soldiers from Klickitat County who served in World War I. In fact, when completed in 1929, Maryhill’s Stonehenge was the first monument in the country that specifically honored men who had served in that war. No soldiers are buried at Maryhill’s Stonehenge, but it is the gravesite for Hill, who died in 1931 at age 74.
It has been my privilege as #5872 out of over 100,000 members to know the founders of the Escapees RV Club, Kay and Joe Peterson, personally. At 81, Kay and Joe have led very interesting lives, and in building the Escapees RV Club have given the members memories to last several lifetimes and, in my case, a place to live.
GoSeePortland.com is a new social networking Web site that invites user to share information about restaurants, attractions and places to stay in Portland, Oregon. The amount of information on the site will depend on input from users.
A new shuttle service has been started to help cyclists and hikers use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington from Hyak, east of the Snoqualmie Pass summit, down to Cedar Falls, near North Bend. Recreationists can park at Cedar Falls, take the shuttle bus to the summit, and hike or bike down the 20.5-mile trail. Or alternately, they can park at Hyak, follow the trail down and then catch a ride back to the summit.
The Coachmen RV Group is offering factory rebates ranging from $100 to $5,000 through September 30 in a promotion called the Coachmenomic Stimulus program. The promotion applies to new motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers and camping trailers in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 model years.
Good Times Promotions and the Northern California Marine Association have merged their RV and boat shows into a single event, the California Sports, Boat & RV Show, which will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton next year on January 9-19.
Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization, is seeking RV parks and campgrounds to provide family vacations to critically ill children and their families. The program is modeled after a program that was initiated in 1984 in Casco, Maine, when Point Sebago Resort hosted 43 families at its RV park for a week. Point Sebago then opened its park to families with critically ill children six weeks a year, and in 2002, a permanent campus was established to give families access to weeklong programs throughout the year.
Mt. Hood Railroad in Hood River, Oregon, is resuming its excursions to Parkdale this month, nearly two years after damage to the tracks interrupted service. Repairs were completed to 25 feet of hillside and 150 feet of track after the Oregon Transportation Commission awarded a $700,000 grant.
What’s the perfect exercise during RV travel? It may surprise you, but it’s something as simple as putting one foot in front of another but with a twist—Nordic walking.
The height of the barbecue season is upon us—a time when we turn some of the standbys of winter out of the braising pan and onto the grill. Many of the inexpensive cuts of meat that taste so good in the chilly months of winter can taste just as good in the summer at a barbecue.