Located about 170 miles south of Portland, Oregon, Umpqua Golf & RV Resort is in Sutherlin, just off of Interstate 5. The Umpqua Golf & RV Resort features an 18-hole, par 72 resort course that measures 6,486 yards from the tips. There’s also a nice driving range and putting green. Umpqua Golf Resort is the […]
Archives for March 2013
In the springtime months, many RVers converge on this small Midwestern town, known as the “live music show capital of the world.” Some snowbirds or winter Texans time their travel to coincide with a trek home from warmer climates to cooler zones in the northern states. Others simply look forward to “breaking out” after a […]
It can be challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Herbal supplements are an easy way to bring your all-natural medicine chest with you to treat ailments or assist in preventing ailments as we age. Women, in particular, can benefit from a range of herbs, seeds and berries that provide natural relief […]
The GPS navigation system on our motorhome calculated its options from some 500,000 roads and found the route from England to Toulouse, France, before defaulting to a blank screen. It required resetting in Toulouse as we set out to travel through the most productive wine country in France.
On a previous trip, we toured the Languedoc-Roussillon region by boat on the Canal du Midi. This time we would crisscross the canal in a VW T5 panel van converted to a motorhome by Danbury. The camper van model was named the Surf, which turned out to be apt when we paddled in the Mediterranean some 14 days and 900 miles later.
My first experience with lamb was long ago and quite memorable—but not in a good way. Though I didn’t know it at the time, the imported bone-in leg I had purchased turned out to be mutton, a strongly flavored, somewhat tough piece of meat from a sheep that was more than 2 years old. But I seldom judge a food on first bite. Years later I tried another leg of lamb—this time young, domestic and boneless—and found the meat delicately flavored, quite succulent and surprisingly tender.
Today’s lamb is tender and sweet, and pairs well with a variety of foods and flavors. Progressive breeding programs and aggressive trimming of external fat are also producing considerably leaner cuts of meat. Unlike beef, lamb has very little marbling.
Here are two products that will help you get in the swing of things for the golf season—the Swing Jacket golf training aid and the Orange Whip golf swing trainer.
The Swing Jacket training aid was reintroduced to the market this year. Some might remember the product from several years ago. Back then, the Swing Jacket was used by more than 50 PGA Tour players looking for an advantage. Peter Jacobsen, Tom Pernice Jr., Scott McCarron, Olin Browne and Billy Andrade all won PGA Tour events shortly after making the Swing Jacket part of their practice regimen. The reason: The Swing Jacket makes each swing so consistent it locks the correct motion into muscle memory.
The new Rayzar Amplified Portable Indoor HD Antenna from the Winegard Company is designed to receive signals from local broadcast stations up to 50 miles away and amplify the signals to maximize broadcast quality. The antenna receives local high-definition broadcast signals on both the VHF and UHF bands. The antenna weighs just over two ounces […]
Solar-on-the-Go is a portable charging station designed to use the sun to recharge batteries on an RV. It is a compact 50-watt, 12-volt system. Solar-on-the-Go consists of four modular solar panels that are 24 inches long and six inches wide and can be easily connected and disconnected for setup and storage. The system includes a […]
The Polaris eBike is an eight-speed mountain bike equipped with an electric motor that runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The bike can travel up to 30 miles on a single charge at a speed of up to 20 mph. Recharging takes four to six hours. The bike has a throttle control so you can […]
The FlowDown is a new concept designed to help RV owners fully drain sewage in a sewer hose. FlowDown consists of a kit that contains a series of half-pipes that can be connected and positioned to hold the hose so that the hose is up off the ground but slopes downward to drain. The hose […]
Seattle Water Sports, which has been selling boats and water sports gear since 1995, has expanded into the RV field as a dealer for Wilderness travel trailers built by Heartland Recreational Vehicles.
Owner Mark Lord said he chose the Wilderness brand based partly on his own RVing experience, since the first RV he owned was a Wilderness. The trailers are designed to be light enough to be towed by lighter duty trucks and SUVs, yet they have the features of a larger RV. A distinctive feature is the Curvilinear Roof, an arched ceiling that provides up to seven feet of height inside.