Early Saturday morning, Mona Mesereau, our Public Relations leader, gathered us, along with the box lunches, and once again we climbed aboard the van with its abundance of water, and Bob, our interpreter. We headed to Scotty’s Castle, 55 miles north of the Inn. Bob explained all the natural and colorful human history along the […]
Archives for December 2013
Tim Wood will retire as director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on Jan. 10. Wood became director in 2004 after joining the department in 1998 as operational manager. Before coming to the park system, he had a career in the U.S. Army, including service as commander of the Portland district of the U.S. […]
Tunnels, mines, grottos, caves, old bunkers, etc. if it’s underground, I want to explore it. So imagine my joy when I was recently visiting Louisville, Kentucky and learned of the Louisville Underground. Louisville Underground is an old mine below the suburbs of Louisville that offers tours, zip lines and more for the adventurous minded. During […]
Lippert Components, Inc., (LCI) has acquired the business and certain assets of Fortress Technologies, which builds specialized RV chassis in Middlebury, Indiana. The purchase price was $3.3 million. The business will be managed by LCI’s chassis division. Todd Driver, chief operations officer for LCI, said, “The talented Fortress team, as well as a 102,000-square-foot building […]
Imagine owning a large tract of land, and while excavating it for a housing development, your earth moving equipment digs up fossils of prehistoric beasts. Not just one bone or tooth here and there, but the remains of lots of Columbian and woolly mammoths! This is exactly what happened in 1974 on the southwest edge […]
As a full-time RVer it’s a given that you’ll miss many holidays with family members back home. Whether you’re sad or happy about that is another conversation, but for full-timers from tight-knit families like mine, the first holidays on the road can be sad. After all, it’s not always practical or affordable to drive cross […]
The Washington State Parks calendar for 2014, which is available now online, features photos chosen for the first time in an online photo contest. The contest was conducted by the Washington State Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to support and promote the state park system. The photos include a winter scene of Mount […]
Winnebago Industries has signed a five-year lease on a 100,000-square-foot plant in Lake Mills, Iowa, where it plans to build Class B motorhomes. The plant, formerly owned and operate by Cummins Filtration, is 16 miles from Winnebago’s headquarters in Forest City. The plant will be used to assemble the Travato motorhome, which is built on […]
Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) has combined its Fleetwood, American Coach, Monaco and Holiday Rambler brands into the Allied Recreation Group and named John Draheim to head the division. ASV acquired Monaco, Holiday Rambler and other brands from Navistar last spring and consolidated all motorhome production at its plant in Decatur, Indiana, where Fleetwood motorhomes are […]
California’s Borrego Springs is such an ideal place to gaze at the stars that The Springs at Borrego RV Resort has created an Astronomy Park, where visitors look at the night sky through an 11-inch telescope with the guidance of renowned astronomers.
The Astronomy Park is just one of the many amenities that have earned The Springs at Borrego a perfect 10/10/10 rating from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide for the past five years. The resort includes a nine-hole golf course and driving range, tennis and pickle ball courts, hot mineral baths, a saltwater swimming pool, and a 1,000-seat amphitheater where entertainers such as the Kingston Trio perform. There’s even a pond where fisherman can catch and release bass, catfish and tilapia.
World-renowned golf landscape artist Linda Hartough has introduced her new painting – the 9th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 – commemorating the 2014 U.S. Open Championships. For the first time in history, the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens will be held at the same venue a week apart. The 114th U.S. Open will be contested […]