Month: August 2010
This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. If you’re looking to spend some quality time enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place for that than Nebraska. The Cornhusker State is chock full of broad expanses of plains and rolling hills, which remain largely unspoiled since the times of Lewis and Clark. In fact, if you’re feeling like a trailblazer, you can retrace the steps of these master explorers along the Lewis and Clark route. But this isn’t meant to suggest that Nebraska is mired in the old days and the old ways; far from it. This is a state firmly secured in the present, as well as the past, which you’ll soon discover when you explore Nebraska’s busy metropolitan regions. Before we head out into nature, let’s start this one tank trip off in Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha. This is where you’ll find the Strategic Air and Space Museum, with exhibits that give us a firsthand look at some of... [Read more...]
Another entry in the list of national park lodges that we have explored is the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. We had initially taken a walking tour around the outside of the Inn on our first camping visit to the park as they were remodeling the interior and it was not open to the public. When it did open, as we were planning our camping trip west for the summer, we made a one night reservation for a room the night before Terry’s birthday as a special gift for him. It was indeed a treat for all of us! While its size alone is impressive, there is much more to the Inn that makes a lasting impression on visitors and guests. The fact that it is constructed of massive logs makes it unlike most other structures we see in our everyday lives. Additionally, though it is rustic in style, it has a grandeur that speaks of days gone by, an ambiance that is apparent from just walking through the lobby that telegraphs the message, “This is a place unlike any other.” While... [Read more...]
This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. As you explore this one tank trip vacation through the Badger State, you’ll be treated to some of the most incredible sights, smells, and sounds that come from outdoor life, as well as some offbeat and unique attractions that will amuse you, excite you, and maybe just make you scratch your head and wonder “what were they thinking?” One thing’s for sure, your road trip through Wisconsin will be anything but boring. Kicking things off in Big Flats, you’ll find this area to be a fine spot to hook up the rig and spend some time relaxing under a forest canopy. You’ve got Castle Rock and Petenwell Lake within striking range, as well as the massive Necedah Wildlife Refuge. This protected area sprawls over 40,000 acres of majestic terrain and provides safe haven for various species of birds and mammals that are on the protected and endangered species lists. The nearby Wisconsin River is a good place... [Read more...]
This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. For this route, we’re taking a bit of a departure from our usual one tank trip format. Normally, we feature a journey with multiple stops in various towns. This time out, we’re showcasing the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway in Minneapolis, which is a 50-mile looping stretch of road that takes you on a fascinating trip through seven distinct regions around the Minneapolis area. You’ll find that this Minnesota camping route takes you through both urban and rural areas, with lots of things to see and do and plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the great outdoors. So, let’s get out on the road and see what’s out there waiting for us! Every trip has to start somewhere, so let’s make Boom Island the point of origin. It’s located in the Downtown Riverfront section of the Byway, at roughly the two o’clock position on the map. You’ll find this 20-plus acres area to be filled with opportunities... [Read more...]
Take a look at this 5W RV Park in Sweeny, Texas. This Texas RV Park, new in 2010, has the most incredible pool, hot tub and facilities and is a true RV Resort. The all concrete sites and roads wind gently through the natural live oak landscape creating a resort atmosphere. You will absolutely love this RV Resort near the Gulf, but far enough away to keep you safe from salt water breezes. Search here for Woodall’s inspected RV resort parks.
2010 Itasca Sunova Previously $132,375 – Now $99,976 32 ft. class A family friendly RV sleep 6 with room to spare! Many features on this new RV including glass enclosed shower, leather couch/fold-a-bed, control center with system monitoring, built in entertainment center, and much more! Offered from Colonial Airsteam and Itasca in Lakewood, NJ. Email seller for details on this 2010 Itasca Sunova! Find more great RVs on
This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Nowhere else is the spirit of Canada more embodied than in Manitoba. In fact, the name originates from the native word manitou, which translates into “spirit.” Right here in Manitoba, you’ll find a bit of everything that Canada stands for: rugged wilderness, eye-popping natural wonders, and metropolitan cities firmly rooted in the 21st century. Whether you’re looking for a total break from civilization, or want to divide your time between the old world and the modern, Manitoba camping can more than accommodate you. Winnipeg is a good choice for a starting point on this one tank trip. The province’s capital city is filled with exciting things to see and do, including a self-guided tour of Winnipeg’s thriving arts and culture district, which is filled with museums and galleries showcasing every imaginable type of artwork. Fort Gibraltar is a fascinating place to visit, as costumed interpreters... [Read more...]
I love vintage campers. Of course, some folks – like my grandchildren – consider ME as a vintage camper! But, I’m not talking about vintage people, just the camping equipment that they used in years long gone. You cannot imagine the excitement I felt when I stepped inside Tim Heinz’s 1950 Spartanette Tandem trailer on display at The Rally recently held in Louisville, KY. Tim has done an excellent job of restoring the trailer and equipping it with accessories true to the 1950’s when the trailer was constructed. Tim Heinz’s 1950 Spartanette Tandem trailer Looking at his authentic period accessories caused me realize that I had a number of these items stored in what Nancy and I refer to as our barn. Vintage bicycles, coolers, reflector ovens, a portable washing machine and perhaps more are stashed away somewhere in the dark corners of the building. Perhaps it is time to dig them out and see if they are of interest and value to vintage trailer owners? Tim’s Spartanett... [Read more...]
This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Wyoming is one of the last states where you can get a taste of the American frontier; it’s truly the Land of Adventure, where magnificent natural spectacles abound everywhere you look. You can go dog sledding across expanses of pure, unspoiled snow, or ski and snowboard down some truly adrenaline-inducing slopes. Summertime is ideal for hiking, or gaining that one-of-a-kind view from the rocky peak you’ve climbed. Maybe you want to paddle a kayak out to the middle of one of the glassy-surfaced lakes and just sit and listen to the sounds of nature. All of this, and so much more, is among the many options offered by the Equality State. The town of Dayton is a perfect place to spend a day or two treating your senses to the rich palette of colors and smells associated with Wyoming camping. Camping is Dayton’s main attraction, and the town is perfectly situated to provide visitors with some of the... [Read more...]
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