Winnebago Industries ended its fiscal year August 27 with revenues of $496.4 million, a gain of more than 10 percent over the previous year. It reported net income of $11.8 million, compared with $10.2 million a year earlier.
Archives for October 2011
The scenic viewpoint and a parking lot at the Heceta Head Lighthouse at Florence, Oregon, have reopened, but the lighthouse will remain closed for restoration until late 2013. The viewpoint, which is a state park, was temporarily closed while work was undertaken to stop flooding of the west parking lot and to improve the trail […]
The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas has moved from Lorenzi Park to a new facility that is twice as large at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, an 180-acre cultural institution that houses gardens, trails and exhibits.
The next time you’re out getting your kicks on historic Route 66 in Arizona, experience a bit of America’s golden past at the same time by stopping in the ghost town of Oatman. Born as a tent camp for gold miners in 1906, the town boomed, then busted in the 1940s, and has since come […]
How would you like to spend eternity golfing? Well, thanks to a Seattle-area funeral home, 1,281 lucky individuals will now have that opportunity. Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Bellevue, Wash. recently christened its new Memorial Golf Park, a complete golf hole which allows committed fans of the game to be buried or […]
Two Drew Industries subsidiaries that supply components to the RV industry have announced plans to expand operations in Goshen and Middlebury, Indiana, adding 330 new jobs.
Lippert Components and Kinro Manufacturing said some of the expansion will be a result of relocating business from another state.
WorkCamping with a “C” is a registered name, defined as “….Workampers doing jobs for a charity.” Many groups under this heading are Christian-based. Yet, numerous other charitable groups are humanitarian, such as Habitat for Humanity, conservation groups, and camps and retreats affiliated with the YMCA or organizations helping physically or mentally challenged children. Lee and […]
It’s that time of year again. The foliage may be beautiful, but the days are getting shorter and outdoor activities are beginning to dwindle down. Although this time of year is beautiful, it can lead to mild depression for outdoor lovers who don’t appreciate the fading sunlight and short daytime hours. Thankfully, there are certain […]
Our family, when the kids were very young, visited the Grand Canyon south rim. Since we were camping, I’m sure we also stayed at the campground, I don’t remember. As the years went by, I visited with my AZ bro and his wife in the winter, and several other times on my own during my […]
As I have covered in this blog previously, approximately ninety percent of Nevada is public land, which means you can boondock just about anywhere, so finding a camp spot is never much of a problem. Even if you make camp for the evening after dark, a campsite is fairly easy to find providing you are […]
Years before the famed Oregon Trail commenced in 1842, missionaries had already crossed the continent overland and settled in present-day Oregon and Washington. One of the most famous couples was Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa. In 1836, the Whitmans established their Protestant mission among the Cayuse Indians at Waiilatpu, which is near present-day […]