They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but that’s not always the case. The recently released novel “The Swinger,” by Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck, proves that truth and fiction sometimes collide with precision. The Swinger focuses on Herbert X. “Tree” Tremont, the world’s most celebrated athlete. He is the most dominant golfer […]
Archives for August 2011
Last week, our pastor, Dr. J.R. DeBusk, illustrated one of his sermon points with the concept of “glamping.” He described old Tarzan-type movies of the 1940s when stiff and proper people in khaki safari attire went camping in the jungles of Africa, taking along servants who set up tents with dining tables covered in starched […]
If you are thinking about taking up juicing while on the road, you have probably already thought of a few roadblocks that might initially seem to make RV juicing inconvenient or nearly impossible when you are away from home. Let me assure you that enjoying the benefits of juicing while RVing is entirely possible and […]
Next week is my grandson’s 14th birthday. He’s changed a little since he used to chase me around and body slam me while laughing hysterically. I can’t scramble around the floors anymore and if he body slammed me now, I’d be in the hospital! I wrote this about him when he was born. […]
This Escalade toy hauler came in for new vinyl flooring on the entire main floor and the bathroom. We extended the vinyl all the way under the living room slide, eliminating a small strip of carpet in front of the slide. The customer wanted a simpler, less fancy window treatment. We removed the multi layer […]
Last week’s blog featured our annual youth group campout which is always a great experience rain or shine. It seem like we get more rain than shine, but that’s part of living and camping in the Pacific Northwest. There is one problem with taking that many people camping at once, which is sitting around the […]
Rim Drive encircles Crater Lake and is 33 miles of pure scenery. Take advantage of the pull-offs and picnic areas found along the paved route. Each presents a new vantage point from which to look down into the spectacular blue water and study the geologic formations protruding from the lake’s surface—Phantom Ship and Wizard Island. […]
Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player is a legend in his own time. As one of the most successful international golfers of all time, Player has achieved the kind of worldwide acclaim reserved for only a handful of sporting greats. He is, quite simply, world class. Gary Player is renowned as much for his […]
Buoyed by the smooth flight in a small plane over Alaskan Mountains to Glacier Bay, I agreed to fly from Fairbanks to the isolated village of Barrow on the Arctic Ocean. The brochure described a larger plane as the transport. However, when Lee booked the excursion, the larger plane was filled. We had the option […]
ABBOTSFORD, B.C., – The 2011 Snowbird RV Show and Sale, running September 22 – September 25, 2011 at TRADEX in Abbotsford, is British Columbia’s largest fall recreation vehicle show, and a great chance to start planning for a winter getaway. With 180,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space and over 200 new recreation vehicles in each price category, this show is perfect for anyone in search of RV products, new trends and the latest RV’s to hit the market.
Most of the campsites in Cascara campground at Fall Creek State Recreation Site, 27 miles SE of Eugene-Springfield, will reopen August 12 after downed trees forced its closure this past March.