We all are well aware that this is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving. Early on when in school we were taught that the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving to commemorate their successful harvest in the New World and to thank the neighboring Indians who had helped them survive a difficult first year. In celebration, the Pilgrims and Indians feasted on roast duck, roast goose, venison, clams, eel, leeks, watercress, wheat and corn breads, wild plums, homemade wine and wild turkey for three days.
Archives for November 2006
In recent years there has been an enormous increase in the popularity of teardrop trailers. These Lilliputian mobile abodes are easy to recognize because of their distinctive teardrop shape and rear exterior galley. Most people think these trailers emerged after World War II, but they have a long, rich history dating back to the Great Depression.
Good fishin’ holes are where you find them. When you are on vacation and touring, one of the secrets to finding good fishing is to look carefully at the bridges you cross. Under most of them is some kind of waterway, and a lot of them give opportunities for excellent fishing.
As a kid, I couldn’t wait for Saturdays to watch ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” featuring Jim McKay. “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports,” he would say. “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat…”
September 4, 2006, was the 20th anniversary of this silver, single, solo RVer’s dive into full-timing. As I sat down to reminisce, a ‘50s CD was playing: “The wayward wind is a restless wind; a restless wind that yearns to wander.” That truly described the restlessness I felt four years after my husband died. My kids were grown and my life would never be the same again. I doubt that I even knew what the word “serendipity” meant, but with the first roll of the wheels, “happy chances” were a part of where I went and what I did.
Should you be able to park your big motorhome in front or your house without restriction? If not, what kind of time limits should be imposed? And what about friends who come to visit in a travel trailer? Is it OK for their trailer to be parked in the street or in your driveway for a couple of weeks?
Bigfoot Industries has expanded its 3000 Series model lineup for 2007 to include upscale travel trailers that appeal to the high-end of the travel trailer market.
Here’s a gift for amateur stargazers. Celestron, a designer and manufacturer of telescopes, microscopes and binoculars, used GPS technology, sensors, and a celestial database to create what it calls a personal planetarium, the SkyScout. Just point the handheld SkyScout at the night sky, press a button and you’ll hear a commentary that explains what you are seeing.
Holidays Adds New Motorhomes
Holiday Motorhomes has expanded the brands offered at its Everett location by adding the Tropi-Cal, Dolphin and Sea Breeze motorhomes built by National RV.
The first time I visited San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, I kissed a whale. It was a picture-perfect scene, like that in a romantic movie: our skiff drifted along in the breezy lagoon as brown pelicans coasted by. Mesmerized, I was jolted back to reality when a California gray whale bumped our skiff, its body extending beyond the edges of the craft.
Cruising down Highway 58, east of Mojave in Boron, California, a sign we had seen dozens of times before, “Borax Visitor Center,” finally drew us in.