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Month: April 2012

Campground for All

April 30, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Campground for All

Where can you go camping with a tent, a trailer, and RV, giant motorhome or become a seasonal and stay put all season? Quinte’s Isle Campark! Quinte’s Isle Campark is a 5 star rated campground. Spacious treed sites 50’x 100’ in size provide easy access, privacy and suited to accommodate any size RV or trailer including large pull-through sites. The large pull-through sites for the really big RV’s—ones you would never think or backing up. You can stay a night, week or all season. Quinte’s Isle Campark has 270 seasonal lots or cottage alternatives plus 200 serviced and 200 unserviced sites. Camp in the main part of the park to be close to all the amenities offered or set-up your tent or RV alongside the beach and wake to beautiful sunrises. Quinte’s Isle Campark offers trailer rentals or see our sales staff to purchase a new or used travel trailer or park model. Our turnkey packages provide you with the highest possible quality park model at an affordable price. The options... [Read more...]

NEWPORT DUNES WATERFRONT RESORT AND MARINA AQUATIC PARK TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

April 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NEWPORT DUNES WATERFRONT RESORT AND MARINA AQUATIC PARK TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

DUNES’ AQUATIC PARK TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Memorial Day Weekend generally signals the start of summer and Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is making its annual “splash” by opening its popular Aquatic Water Park daily that weekend (weekend only hours will begin in April). The Dunes has become a favorite summer destination since 1958, but it’s the relatively recent debut of the Aquatic Water Park that has kept crowds swelling during the hot summer months. The park is actually situated in the Back Bay and adventurers can play on a wide range of giant inflatable amenities from giant icebergs and water trampolines to rock climbing walls and massive teeter-totters. A massive slide that kids may climb aboard and soar back into the water opened last year and has become a crowd favorite. All-day passes are $25 (lower cost partial day passes may also be purchased). Among the other amenities the Dunes offers: sailing lessons, ecological kayak tours, and water aerobics, along with the... [Read more...]

The Beautiful Orilla Verde Recreation Area

April 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Beautiful Orilla Verde Recreation Area

After our busy week setting up internet service and our new mailing address for our soon-to-be residence in Taos, NM, we were in need of a little R & R on our spring break trip. In the mood for a spring hike, we had read an article in the Taos News about the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, just north of town. We headed up that way on a beautiful spring day when the weather was sunny (as is usual) and in the mid 60’s. The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Orilla Verde Recreation Area is accessed by heading out U. S. Highway 64 toward and past the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then turning south on the West Rim Road to the Pilar turnoff. Orilla Verde means “green rim,” which refers to the narrow green ribbon of riparian life associated with the Rio Grande. The Orilla Verde trails are some of the first to shed their snow and dry out during the spring months, so they are a great option for those eager to get out after the long winter hiking hiatus. Two popular trails are the Petaca Point Trail... [Read more...]

Teach your kids about birds

April 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Teach your kids about birds

Ornithology can go hands-to-hands with camping.   And to learn more about birds, you need to learn to be patient as well as to be quiet when exploring the woods, grasslands or other places where birds can be found.   You also need some equipment to be successful in finding birds.   So where can you start if you have never done it before? My first suggestion would be to find a good book that will introduce your to the world of ornithology.  The purpose of this post is to present you a great book that would be perfect for children and adults. Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America Written by Bill Thomson III Published at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt About the Book Covering 300 of the most common birds in all of the United States and Canada, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America is loaded with color photographs, drawings showing typical behaviors, range maps, an easy-to-use checklist, fun facts, and authoritative information about each bird, its vocalizations,... [Read more...]

Charges Laid in Death of Alberta RVers

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Charges Laid in Death of Alberta RVers

The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) has charged Travis Vader, 40, with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann. Lyle and Marie McCann. Photo courtesy Global Vader had been identified for some time by authorities as a suspect in the  disappearance, but had yet to be charged. It’s been more than twenty months since Lyle and Marie McCann went missing during a road trip from their home in St. Albert, a northern suburb of Edmonton, Alberta to visit family in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. The McCanns, both in their 70s, were last seen July 3, 2010 fueling up their motorhome at a gas station in their hometown of St. Albert. Their credit card had not been used since they bought that gas. Their burning RV was found two days later at Minnow Lake campground near Edson, Alberta, about 120 miles west of Edmonton. The registration was pulled out of the motorhome before it was destroyed by fire; the documents showed that the McCanns were the owners. On July... [Read more...]

Miles of Trails in Flagler County, FL

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Miles of Trails in Flagler County, FL

Did you know that Flagler County has more than 72 miles of trails that are perfect for hiking or biking? You can walk a leisurely beach dune trail, explore a hammock of winding trails through a maritime forest or take a walk back in time on trails rich with Flagler County’s history.  No matter how you choose to experience Flagler County’s trails, you are sure to have an adventure the entire family can enjoy. A few of the highlights: PRINCESS PLACE PRESERVE The preserve is the site of the Princess Estate, a lodge dating back to the late 1800s. There are 16 miles of various hiking and equestrian trails winding through forests of pine, hardwoods and a variety of shrubs and ferns.  Hikers can trek along fresh water ponds surrounded by century old live oaks, stroll down  a wooden bridge leading to Legacy Island and an open marsh area or take the rustic trail along Pellicer Creek that has 2 observation decks along the way.  There are also 4 miles of equestrian trails within the beautifully... [Read more...]

J2807 IS HERE

April 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

J2807 IS HERE

Twelve of us were sitting around a campfire.  All guys – the girls were at another camper doing whatever girls do when they get together. Now, guys on the other hand KNOW what they are going to talk about when they get together around a campfire – it is either football or trucks.  Yea, TRUCKS – the ones we use to pull our campers up and down the highways, especially the oil burners that often grow an extra set of wheels and hips on the side of the truck bed. We are all friends – at least I think we still are.  Things are said that can sort of tick one or more of the guys off, but nobody gets really mad and upset enough to get nasty or go away mad.  Ribbing another guy about his truck can get someone really riled up, but not as much as making fun of his dog. Doug looks over at Mike who recently bought a Dodge diesel and says, “Why did you spend all that money on a puny RAM that won’t pull a greased string out of a mud puddle?” Mike looks back at Doug with a smile on his... [Read more...]

Good Sam on Celebrity Apprentice April 29th

April 26, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Good Sam on Celebrity Apprentice April 29th

Good Sam, the parent company of Woodall’s, is in the fifth installment of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” featuring American business mogul Donald J. Trump. The episode featuring the company will air Sunday, April 29 on NBC at 9/8 Central. Good Sam was chosen among several Fortune 500 companies to be featured as a task sponsor on a 2012 segment on the popular NBC reality series. The episode will highlight some of the many benefits and services Good Sam provides to the community. Donald Trump commented, “Good Sam, one of the world’s largest lifestyle organizations, provides a wide and wonderful array of products and services, and we are very pleased to have them on our show.” Trump continued, “I think the episode is exciting and definitely a great fit for our audiences.” On the reality show, the contestants vie for strategic position, with competitive payoffs coming in the form of sizable donations to their designated charities. The contestant chosen as Celebrity... [Read more...]

6 Reasons to Love Texas Food

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

6 Reasons to Love Texas Food

Texans take their food as seriously as they do their football. Located in a well-worn, roughhewn, two-story establishment, Stingaree stands next to the Intracoastal Canal. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Many Winter Texans and other visitors to the Lone Star State have the good sense to agree with them—that Texan food is that of the gods. 1. Texas Oysters Texas may be best known for beef, but its bay oysters rank second to none. Texas oysters are impeccably fresh—whether served on the half shell with a kiss of salt air and Texas hot sauce or shucked for a sauté or creamy stew. We love Oysters Jubilee from Stingaree Restaurant at Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula, just a short ferry ride from Historic Galveston. As its name suggests, Oyster Jubilee is a celebration of everything oyster. It’s a colossal dish of over 30 oysters prepared in every conceivable way. 2. Tex-Mex Tex-Mex is the product of both Spanish and Mexican recipes coming together with American foods. Tex-Mex is... [Read more...]

Welcome to Niagara Falls, Canada – Home to Campark Resorts Outdoor Destination!

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to Niagara Falls, Canada – Home to Campark Resorts Outdoor Destination!

Niagara Falls is renowned for its beauty and as a source of power to a large part of North America. Known as the most powerful waterfall in North America with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is a sight to behold.  It forms the unique International border between the US and Canada.  It flows over 1.5 million gallons of water over the brink every second.  90 percent of the water travels over the Canadian Falls.  The water of the river glows a greenish blue coming from 60 tones of dissolved salts and finely ground rock from the riverbed. Today the Falls is a well known tourist destination to travelers across the world.  Cross border tourism from the USA to Canada has grown ever more popular over the last decade as seen with the their second Casino addition and the large hotels in the vicinity. The city of Niagara Falls is home to three major campgrounds within driving distance to the Falls. Campark Resorts is the highest rated campground in the area... [Read more...]

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