We’re less than two months into our newly redesigned website (www.rvlife.com), and it’s really getting interesting, especially with our blogs. The one labeled “RV Life blog” is a potpourri of entries by our lively office staff. For instance, Karen Meredith, our office and accounting manager, flew from Seattle to Detroit with her husband, Dick, to buy an Airstream motorhome from a private party and bring it back to Seattle. She did four blog entries on their eventful “adventure.” Here’s an excerpt from the first one:
Archives for October 2008
Sixty-year-old Erik Freeman, who served in the Army in Vietnam, has been complaining for years about the poor reception he and other veterans received when they returned home from combat. And now, at last, he feels he is able to do something about it.
The WaveBox is a portable microwave oven that can run off a standard AC outlet, a 12-volt power socket rated at 20 amps or higher, or by direct connection to a 12-volt battery. The WaveBox comes with the CoolBag—a soft-side cooler that fits inside the microwave and is designed to keep food and drinks cool until it is time to cook.
RVers have their dream trips. Maybe hurricanes do too.
In mid-August, what meteorologists call a “wave” developed in western Sudan, and promptly started a fateful trip. Moving through Nigeria and Mali, the wave eventually chugged through Senegal and made its way to the Atlantic at month’s end. On Monday, September 1, the little wave began to form a convex shape, and authorities took a bit more notice, calling the flowing winds, “Tropical Depression Nine.” A seemingly harmless title.
In this novel, Author Patt Fero tells the story of Leslie and Liz, two married women in their 50s who are successful and financially secure, but dissatisfied. Liz is on her fourth husband and has concluded that he isn’t any better than the first three. Leslie has just lost her corporate job. For years the two lifelong friends had fantasized about getting a motorhome and running away, and so one day they do just that.
Authors Peter Massey, Jeanne Wilson and Angela Titus have traveled more than 100,000 miles throughout the western states researching back roads and trails for a series of guidebooks designed for owners of four-wheel drive vehicles.
This companion book to a PBS television series presents a detailed history and beautiful photographs of the wonderful lodges found at ten national parks.
U.S. Highway 66, which was created in the 1920s, was the main link between Chicago and Los Angeles until it was superseded by the interstate highway system, beginning in the late 1950s. Most of the hundreds of motels, cafes and services stations that sprang up along the route have disappeared, but vestiges remain.
Those who take advantage of the fall season to tour the Northwest coast will drive through dozens of pullouts, bridges and bays that are lined with the cars and trucks of local fishermen, frantically flinging their offerings out into the murky tidewater. There, amidst schools of rolling silvers and king salmon will be dozens of multicolored bobbers, bouncing in the breeze.
The newest landmark on America’s Route 66, or “The Mother Road” as it is called by its aficionados, is Pops. It’s an appropriate name—what’s a Mother without a Pop?
This is an excerpt from The Complete Route 66 Lost & Found by Russell A. Olsen. The book traces Route 66 from Illinois to California, contrasting historic photos with what can be seen along the route today. The book is published by Voyageur Press with a 2008 copyright by Russell A. Olsen and is available at bookstores and online booksellers and through www.voyageurpress.com . This excerpt focuses on Ed’s Camp, which was located east of Goldroad, Arizona. The historic photo is from about 1947.