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Patti’s Saga of a Former RV Rookie :Give a Mother’s Day gift she’ll really like: an iPad docking station.

Patti’s Saga of a Former RV Rookie :Give a Mother’s Day gift she’ll really like: an iPad docking station.

You know those moments: “Oh…how nice,” her glazed eyes shifting from side to side because she loves you and loves your gift efforts, but still…really…what were you thinking? If some of your gifts haven’t been hits and your wife/mom/mom-in-law has an iPhone, iPod, or iPad (known from here on as “iGadgets”), the iHome Docking Station iD9 may redeem you for any past busts. My sweetheart,... [Read more]

Patti Faustini: How you can benefit from the Eastern Montana/North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom, Part 3: housing and cost of living

<em>Patti Faustini: How you can benefit from the Eastern Montana/North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom, Part 3: housing and cost of living

In this, Part 3 of the series, I’ll be addressing the RV/housing situation and the cost of living in prairie oil boom towns: Lots of folks need housing in order to work in the Bakken oil fields of eastern Montana and western North Dakota: RV sites, rentals and other housing can be hard to come by. But, yes, the jobs are there. True, if you have an RV you have housing, but finding a spot for your... [Read more]

Patti Faustini: How you can benefit from the Eastern Montana/North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom: Part 2 (Two Sides to Every Coin).

Patti Faustini:   <em>How you can benefit from the Eastern Montana/North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom:</em> <strong>Part 2 (Two Sides to Every Coin).</strong>

It’s true, there are terrific employment opportunities in the Bakken oil boom towns of eastern Montana and western North Dakota; however, there are additional considerations. Let’s take a look: In case you missed Part 1 of How You can Benefit from the Eastern Montana/North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom, here’s a quick summary of the situation: • Over 458,00 barrels of oil a day are being extracted... [Read more]

Patti Faustini: Part 1 of How you can benefit from the Eastern Montana/North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom: There’s oil and jobs!

Patti Faustini: Part 1 of How you can benefit from the Eastern Montana/North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom: There’s oil and jobs!

There’s oil in them thar prairies of Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota. And where there’s oil, there’s money to be made: and in the case of the Bakken oil boom, lots of money. If you can spit in the face of a “wild, wild west” mentality, read on: Part 1 of this series, special for Woodall’s’ readers, will address the Bakken oil story, and the money to be made. Part 2 will address... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Christmas Eve Salad, Tlaquepaque style…

Mexico is enduring its share of challenges; the border conflicts are terrible , and it may seem at times as if the bad guys are winning down there. I pray this all changes, for I love Mexico. I have been there over 25 times, mostly alone, always safe, always cared for, always adopted by the people (I once toured the mainland with my parents in a huge Class C: it almost spelled the death of familial... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Does he/she want an iPad or bear spray for Christmas? And your wallet says what about that?

I hope that heavy feeling in your chest doesn’t portend heart trouble, but rather, is the resultant pressure that comes from knowing December is around the corner. Yes, “tis the season of “What am I going to get him (her, them) for Christmas?” which can carry its own weight. Sometimes the expectations of Christmas feel like a worrisome burden; of course, that misses the whole point of a holiday... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: How to Make Steady Money Tutoring Online from Your RV or Stick House.

OK, I’ll tell you straight out that in order to tutor online from your RV, you need minimally a Bachelor’s degree, and most often, tutoring companies prefer a Master’s. And the pay is nothing to write home about, so if these facts already have you snorting in annoyance, stop reading. I’ll still think you are wonderful. But for those of you still interested in working as on online tutor (or... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Montana’s Soup Nazi: If you hate spicy curry, stop reading and look for a recipe that features pablum.

Did you see the Seinfeld episode about the Soup Nazi? It was about some maniac nut who made the best soup in Manhattan. They mentioned Mulligatawny stew (soup) in that episode, but I didn’t know what it was until last week (some of us are late bloomers). Nor did I know it is so terrific! I tasted my first Mulligatawny, made by a friend of mine recently returned from India. It won’t be my last.... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Benefits and Liabilities of RV Consignment and God Is in Charge of Timing

There’s a reason I named my blog, “Saga of an RV Rookie… ” rookie being the operative term; as in, every single thing we do related to RVing is for the first time, including figuring out the right time to go full-time. At this point, I’m inclined to say something about RV virgins, but I probably should desist and move on to the overwhelmingly fascinating world of RV consignments; but more... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: West Glacier, Montana’s KOA; it’s not Glacier Park, but it’s cool!

We northwestern Montanans are privileged to claim Glacier National Park as our personal backyard. Read more about Montana campgrounds and things to do in Montana. And the more boorish among us are pretty quick to let the entire world in on that…hence, this blog from your resident Woodall’s boor. A couple of weeks ago the Brazil Nut (a/k/a “my husband”) and I were heading up to Glacier and... [Read more]

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