The Flathead Valley in western Montana has always been a favorite golf getaway for many. One of the highlights of the region is Polson Bay Golf Course, which sits adjacent to Eagle Nest RV Resort. The two establishments are a great combination for the RV golfer. Located a quarter mile from Flathead Lake’s finest public […]
Archives for September 2012
Mike and Bonnie Pascucci will leave their home in Montana to travel across the Alaska wilderness in a Northern-Lite truck camper next year as winners of the Torklift International Treasure Hunt contest. Torklift invited campers across the U.S. to submit photos of themselves at various campsites. The Pascuccis submitted photos, and their names were selected […]
The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has overhauled its website at GoCampingAmerica.com to make it easier for users to choose the campgrounds that best fit their needs. Users can search for 90 campground features among 3,000 campgrounds and can see photos, videos and campground reviews from other consumers. The website promotes privately […]
Two men who contributed to the growth of the RV lifestyle in the West died recently. Bob O’Loughlin, Sr., a producer of RV shows in Portland, Oregon, and Tacoma, Washington, died in Portland Aug. 17 at the age of 80, and Jack Denton, a longtime leader in the campground industry, died Aug. 26 in Peoria, Arizona, at the age of 89.
O’Loughlin learned the trade show business from his father and passed it on to his children through a family-owned company that spans four generations. O’Loughlin Trade Shows has produced hundreds of consumer shows, including boat, sportsmen and flower and garden shows, in addition to RV shows. Three of Bob O’Loughlin’s sons and a grandson continue to be involved in the business.
The U.S. Forest Service has established a website to help people plan trips to view fall colors in the national forests. The site can be found at fs.fed.us/fallcolors/2012/index.shtml. “Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to plan a trip to see the beauty of your national forests,” said Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. […]
To me, the word “rendezvous” always set a romantic mood; perhaps because the word is French. In my imagination, I saw lovers slipping away to “rendezvous” at some out-of-the-way café—or gazebo—or covered bridge. But when Workampers rendezvous, as they do in October, the meaning of the word is straight out of the dictionary: an appointed […]
The clothes are packed, you’ve got the refrigerator in your camper cooling down, and you’re now packing up the toiletries. You’ve bought more chemicals for the black water tank, and you’ve picked up the travel size bottles of shampoo and conditioner. Then you realize that you’ve forgotten one of the most important items on the […]
As I watched the national news this morning, I realized once again how privileged I’ve been to be both vacation-time and full-time RVer in my lifetime. They announce the “Pick City of the Day” each morning on TV and tell what the weather is there. It is fun when you realize you visited there in […]
Vermin have been an annoyance since mans first camping trip. With the advent of the RV and sleeping off the ground it has become easier to distance yourself from these pesky critters, but they still seem to find a way to disrupt ones camping experience. Our most recent battle with local vermin was at Cape […]
Bannack is the city of many “firsts” in Montana’s state history. It was the first territorial capital, had the first jail, hotel, and chartered Masonic Lodge. It also had the first hard rock gold mine and electric gold dredge. One of the most unusual firsts about this ghost town is that its infamous sheriff was […]
What do Tour players Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Morgan Pressel, and Yani Tseng have in common? They have all worked with short game golf guru Dave Stockton. This month, Dave Stockton released his newest book: “Unconscious Scoring: Dave Stockton’s Guide to Saving Shots Around the Green.” With a foreword by McIlroy, the book is […]