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Why We Like Boondocking Deep in the Woods

Posted by roadtrekingmike in Roadtreking Blog, 18 September 2014 - - - - - - · 97 views

Why We Like Boondocking Deep in the Woods One question we get a lot when we talk about our love of being off the beaten path and away from everyone is, “Why? What do you do there.”

This is as good a time as ever to try and answer that because, as I type, we are very deep in the woods, in the middle of the Pigeon River Country State Forest Area at the very top of the Michigan Lower Pe...

Remembering Weed, California

Posted by TBUTLER in Tom and Louise on Tour in North America, 17 September 2014 - - - - - - · 62 views
Weed, California, Fire, Volcanoes and 2 more...

Having traveled the country for 14 years in a motor home there are many places mentioned in the news Louise and I have visited.  They become more than just abstract names of places in the news, they become familiar territory.  In the news in the last few weeks, Phoenix, Lake Havasu, Tuscon all had major flooding and damage.  We stayed in RV...

The RV Lifestyle - Wintering in a Florida RV Park

Posted by italo in J. Dawg Journeys, 16 September 2014 - - - - - - · 283 views
Florida, RV Lifestyle

The RV Lifestyle - Wintering in a Florida RV Park It might be a bit early, but I'm already thinking about my winter in Florida.  One of the reasons I bought my current RV was so I could use it to escape New England winters.  I love summers in New England. I love traveling across the country in the spring and fall. But I really look forward to going to Florida for the winter.  I don't do wi...

From Tampa to Everywhere....

Posted by nsleeper in A Girl, an RV and a Maltese..., 07 September 2014 - - - - - - · 142 views
Right brain and left brain

From Tampa to Everywhere.... One of my favorite things to do is lie on the sofa, close my eyes, and recreate a trip....the miles, the feel of the road, the terrain, the people I see and meet along the way.
 
I started in 2007, no sense pretending my memory is that sharp....so, I'll begin with the most recent..my Labor Day trip to the northeast Georgia mountains to visit an old e...

Cauffield, Lex, Karen, and Maggie

Posted by Cauffield in Cauffield's Blog, 19 August 2014 - - - - - - · 114 views
Road Trip 2014

Karen, Maggie and I spent almost 6 weeks on the road. We traveled to Savannah, Ga., BlackMountain, NC., Williamsburg, Va, New Bethlem,Pa., Knoxville, Tn. and Waynesville, NC., then returned home to Florida.  One of my favorite spots, was Sarah P. Duke Botanical Gardens, Durham, NC. Any of you traveling in that direction should take the morning and sp...

Mountain Hwy.

Posted by washtech in washtech's Blog, 01 August 2014 - - - - - - · 179 views

Good Morning Fellow Travelers:
 
One quick question, I'm considering traveling out to CO and visiting the Durango area. It appears that highway 160 running "west" off of I-25 is the most direct route. Does anyone have any "experience" with this particular highway?
 
Thanks for any input.
 
Washtech

On the Way Home From Washington DC

Posted by GrampaDennis in GrampaDennis' Blog, 27 July 2014 - - - - - - · 232 views

On the Way Home From Washington DC Since I wanted to avoid the NJ Turnpike, we went home via I-476/Pennsylvania Turnpike, west of Philadelphia.  This is an OLD turnpike, which is very narrow.  Much of it is under reconstruction - it should be better when finished.  The right lane had bumpy drainage structures in it, so I drove mostly in the left lane. Meanwhile, the signs an...

Melvin will be getting a timeout

Posted by Castle3 in Melvin's Travels, 25 June 2014 - - - - - - · 291 views

Melvin will be getting a timeout 6-25-14

Our trip down from Bar Harbor to Wells included getting struck in a Denny's parking lot. We missed the first entrance and should have passed by the second. Not enough room to turn around without backing up. That meant unhooking disabled Lucy and pushing her uphill to a parking space so we could turn around. Oh well, we had a good breakfast, hooke...

What We Have Been Up To

Posted by AmerEagle07 in Travels with the FMCA Prez, 22 June 2014 - - - - - - · 366 views

What We Have Been Up To Since picking up the new motorhome, we went to Jon Walker's lake house in Southern Michigan, to Glamarama in Goshen, IN, then to our spot in Hearthside Grove at Petoskey, MI.
 
We enjoyed our time spent with Jon and Sondra Walker.  We parked at their lake house on Baldwin Lake in Michigan.  There were several things to be done to get things...

The Quest for a REAL CUP OF COFFEE

Posted by PopNDelly in The (mis)ADVENTURES of PopNDelly, 31 May 2014 - - - - - - · 997 views

The Quest for a REAL CUP OF COFFEE Downsizing from a 1400 sf townhouse to a 34 ft 7 inch Motorhome was pretty easy. We gave away just about everything - without much hesitation. Unless you count the 10x15 storage unit....... It is full of books and Christmas decor. But no coffee makers reside there.

Pot 1: Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker

It was too big for the counter.
It pulled to...

The Death of XP

Posted by -Gramps- in Derrick "Gramps" Parker's Blog, 15 April 2014 - - - - - - · 731 views
Windows XP

Windows XP is now 12 years old. It has been one of the best, if not the best, operating systems to ever be installed on a hard drive. I personally think it is better than Windows 7. However, it is now officially at it's EOL stage.
 
EOL stands for End Of Life.
 
Let us not morn for it quite yet. As Mark Twain was once reported to have said: "R...

On the Road Again

Posted by parmm in SloMotion Adventures, 05 April 2014 - - - - - - · 410 views

Picked up the coach today.  Brand new, warranted, Cummins 6BT 5.9 diesel.  Not a long block as we expected.  Rocky Mountain Cummins Coach Care really took good care of me in this deal!!  I came out smelling like a rose!
 
Spending the night at Mountain View RV Park in that Infamous RV city of Van Horn, TX.  Appears to be a ve...

Rebuilding my 73 26ft.

Posted by Beastmaster in Beastmaster's Blog, 08 March 2014 - - - - - - · 297 views

I'm installing the panels in the ceiling that I made in my shop. Hand made from Curly Redwood with 3 coats of Spar varnish.
This remodel has been quite the experience. I'm looking at 2 more months until its 99% done. Then a shake down run and final stuff.

Our New Thor Tuscany's Problems

Posted by LewisandMaria in LewisandMaria's Blog, 22 February 2014 - - - - - - · 1,277 views

My wife & I were looking forward to retirement in our new RV.  We aren't experienced in the RV atmosphere, but wanted to do it right.  So, we bought a brand new 2014 big rig.  My wife retired in December and we were planning to leave right after the holidays.  But our trip was delayed with RV tweaks and troubles.  
 
It a...

Gloria's Confession

Posted by AmerEagle07 in Travels with the FMCA Prez, 06 February 2014 - * * - - - · 446 views

Sorry it has taken so long to put another entry on this blog.  I must confess that I (Gloria) have been writing Charlie's blog and will continue to write it. As you know, I am traveling with the "Prez." 
 
We left home on December 26 and went to Kennedale, Texas, to visit with Sheri Brewer and Gene Miller.  We spent New Year'...

Winter travels

Posted by dbeck in Beck's travels, 01 January 2014 - - - - - - · 522 views

Winter travels It's New Year's Day and the coach is loaded and ready to head out with Scottsdale, Az being our first stop. From there we will go to Las Vegas to attend a trade show. At the conclusion of the show we will make our way to Florida for the balance of the winter. We will not be using the most direct route from northwestern Ohio to Florida but it should be...

The Three-Week Test Drive (Contributed by Malcolm Sandy)

Posted by BoondockersWelcome in BoondockersWelcome's Blog, 17 December 2013 - - - - - - · 691 views

The Three-Week Test Drive (Contributed by Malcolm Sandy) After several years of nagging, I finally managed to drag my wife, kicking and screaming, into retirement. I don’t know if it was because she’s a workaholic, or if she just didn’t want to be around me 24/7. Probably the latter. Regardless, we quickly bought a used 28-foot travel trailer and spent the next few months fitting it out. Our p...

Those Crazy Guenthers

Posted by aztec7fan in FMCA Memories, 08 November 2013 - - - - - - · 566 views

Sometime in the early 1970s, my parents returned from Colorado to the East Coast to visit with family and to take care of unfinished business after our nine-month trip. Once we got there, my Aunt Cindy asked us to transport two horses to a show. So, my dad picked up a two-horse trailer.
 
At the last minute, Aunt Cindy also asked us if we could pick...

Meet Sadie, Our new Bus Dog!

Posted by Jaimepoulin1 in Everywhere America, 03 November 2013 - - - - - - · 620 views

Meet Sadie, Our new Bus Dog!    Almost since the day we left Maine, Michelle and I have been thinking about getting a dog......We had a beautiful guy that we fostered a little over three years ago. His name was Sparky and he was 8 or 9 when we got him. We had gone down to the local SPCA to get a puppy, and while we were touring the kennels, we happened to see him. He w...

Manabloc From Heaven Okay, maybe the other place, when careless owners are involved...

Posted by AndyShane in AndyShane's Blog, 17 June 2013 - * * * * * · 1,474 views
Manabloc, Viega, manifold and 5 more...

I'd noticed that the plumbing manifold had some rusty hardware, and was dripping.   Actually, the first impression was that the Aqua Hot on the opposite side of the coach was dripping; but, good detective work and a drop light led me back to the true source: the Manabloc manifold.   I'll spare you all the trials of rebuilding the manif...



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