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Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

March 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states was good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite from this winter’s ravaging snow and plummeting temperatures. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports […]

A Bull of the Woods in the Winter

A Bull of the Woods in the Winter

February 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

One of our favorite hiking trails in the Taos Ski Valley is the Bull of the Woods Trail, which leads hikers up to the Wheeler Peak Trail, that hikers take to summit the high point of New Mexico. Those not heading to the summit may follow the trail up to the Bull of the Woods […]

Planning Our 2014 Travels

Planning Our 2014 Travels

February 16, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The time has come to being planning for our 2014 travels. Actually, the time came about three months ago, but I have managed to put it off until just now with the convenient excuse of being too busy. As a therapist, I can rationalize just about anything, but the time is now to plan our […]

Destination Gems in Lafayette, Louisiana

Destination Gems in Lafayette, Louisiana

February 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We recently spent a few days exploring Lafayette, Louisiana. We parked for four nights at Poche’s, just east of town. While this was not our first stop-over in Lafayette, it was our first time to find destinations to explore! These are some of our favorite discoveries: Vermilionville Living History Park.  Much like Williamsburg, with its […]

On Hiking in Winter…

On Hiking in Winter…

February 2, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Winter is a great time for hiking. While winter hiking was not a favorite activity of mine when living in the Midwest, once we moved to the Southwest, winter weather just can’t keep me indoors.  In fact, at least once or twice every week my husband and I find ourselves headed out for a hike. […]

Conquering a Demon–Part 2

Conquering a Demon–Part 2

January 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last post (see January  19, 2014) I was sharing an experience I enjoyed in early December 2013 after two miserable downhill skiing adventures. Deciding to face my demon, I undertook a Yellowbird Group Ski Lesson at the Taos Ski Valley. My instructor, Karen, was not only competent and professional, but she was nurturing […]

2014 Camping Goals

2014 Camping Goals

December 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As some of you know, my family and I have a tradition that we engage in each New Years Eve in which each family member lists her/his accomplishments over the past year (a taking stock as it were) and then sets a number of goals for the New Year. For the past few years, I […]

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

December 18, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

About seven months ago I reported that a group of Minnesota partners were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers five miles south of Watford City, North Dakota. When initially proposed, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minnesota, one of the […]

Why Purchase an RV Extended Service Plan?

December 15, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal recently about Mechanical-Breakdown Insurance (MBI). The gist of the article was do you purchase one of these policies, or do you skip it? If you are not familiar with mechanical-breakdown insurance it is insurance designed to protect you from costly vehicle repair bills after any factory […]

Mark, My Words: Q & A with Mark Nemeth – December 2013

December 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hi, all: I hope you have a merry Christmas and are looking forward to a New Year of RVing! This month, we’ll talk about leaks, refrigerators, and towing. Keep those questions coming!  mmw@escapees.com ————————————- Hi, Mark, We have a 1964 Silver Streak Sabre 22 travel trailer.  We love our trailer. We use one of those […]

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