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Month: November 2010

Black Friday Sale! 99 Cent Shipping All Weekend Long on Everything

November 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s the scoop on a great Black Friday sale that RVers will be happy to shop! Visit www.woodalls.com any time this upcoming weekend to take advantage of 99 cent shipping on anything! That means you can get the 2011 Woodall’s North American Directory for only $14.95, plus $0.99 shipping and handling! (The Directory retails in stores for $25.95. ) Plus, this great offer is good on every single book, directory or guide in the Woodalls.com bookstore, and we wanted you to be the first to know! START SHOPPING!

One Tank Trip for West Virginia Camping

November 23, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

One Tank Trip for West Virginia Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. They don’t call it the Mountain State for nothing. In addition to other ranges in West Virginia, The Appalachians and the Allegheny Mountains run through this state, providing vacationers with a treasure trove of camping and opportunities for outdoor fun. Visitors can expect to be greeted with that famous Southern hospitality, so kick your shoes off, and make yourselves at home, because that’s where you are – at your home away from home. Your first one tank trip stop of Peterstown is a perfect place to set up camp and breathe some fresh air free from the rat race of city life. This is farm territory, so expect to be treated to some spectacular views of wide-open spaces consisting of farmland, grazing fields, and some quaint farmhouses. Keep your eyes peeled for the area’s covered bridges, some of which date back to before the turn of the 20th century. This area has remained largely undiscovered,... [Read more...]

Family Friendly RV: 2011 Gulf Stream CANYON TRAIL 27FRES

November 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Family Friendly RV: 2011 Gulf Stream CANYON TRAIL 27FRES

2011 Gulf Stream CANYON TRAIL 27FRES Previously $ 40,027 – Now $27,995 27 ft. 2011 Gulf Stream CANYON TRAIL 27FRES fifth wheel that is capable of sleeping 6! Features include cherry wood décor, 8ft. refrigerator, television and much more! Offered by Easy Camping RV in Nevada, IA. Email seller for details on this 2011 Gulf Stream CANYON TRAIL 27FRES! Find more great RVs on

Video: Parkview Riverside RV Park

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Video: Parkview Riverside RV Park

This fantastic RV Park and golf course in Texas is nestled in the popular Hill Country not too far from San Antonio.  It sits on the crystal clear Frio River that is great for tubing in the summer or for just walking along and enjoying all winter. You’ll love the mild climate perfect for your winter travel destination and you’ll also love that Parkview Riverside (named this because you can see Garner State Park and it really is alongside a river) is a golfer’s paradise, too.  I’ve included a video of the park and of the nearby golf course because descriptions just aren’t enough. Another thing that makes this winter traveler’s paradise a place to discover is the friendly staff and winter activities including the golf outings and the gorgeous drives to take in the area. If you are looking for the perfect spot in Texas without all the congestion of the bigger cities, take a look at Parkview Riverside RV Park in Concan, Texas. Say hi to Doug, the owner, and Pam, the manager... [Read more...]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie, or How to Wake Up to a Hot Breakfast without Lifting a Finger

November 22, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie, or How to Wake Up to a Hot Breakfast without Lifting a Finger

  Sometimes ideas stink, but sometimes they don’t.  This time I had a good one. Really. It crossed my mind that our first morning in the new trailer the boys would love waking up to a hot breakfast.  It also crossed my mind I had less than zero desire to actually get up and make that breakfast. So, I checked into crock pot breakfasts. I loaded the crock pot at bedtime with a recipe I’d dumbed down, and fired that sucker up for the night. It worked great! We woke up to a tasty, hot breakfast. And all I had to do was stay hunkered down, nose peeping out over fleece blankets, and grasp the handle of the steaming coffee mug Ray brought to me. So this is why they say ‘happy campers!’ The only less than rewarding moment was fleeting angst when I smelled nothing upon wakening. Shouldn’t there have been some bursting aroma like there is at home when I make crock pot meals? Surely I had failed to turn on the crock pot.  But, no, all was hot and bubbly and looking good. Later, it dawned... [Read more...]

Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains–Part 2

November 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains–Part 2

As a follow-up to my recent post about wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains, I would like to profile a few more Alpine beauties that we observed during our travels in the mountains this summer. After returning home, I was disappointed that I had only taken the time to photograph a handful of these incredible specimens that punctuate the meadows and mountainsides with splashes of color. There are literally hundreds of different varieties; I had missed my chance, at least for this year. King's Crown This tall stalk with the striking red coronet is known as King’s Crown. Its Latin name is Rhociola intergrifolia and it is a member of the Stonecrop family. This striking red wildflower thrives in a moist Alpine environment. The tall purple flower in the photo below has two common names: Purple Fringe and Silky Phacelia. A member of the Waterleaf family, its Latin name is Phacelia sericea. Quite adaptable as plants go, Purple Fringe thrives in Montane, Sub-Alpine and Alpine environments.... [Read more...]

Daily RV Deal: 2005 Monaco DIPLOMAT 40DST

November 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Daily RV Deal: 2005 Monaco DIPLOMAT 40DST

2005 Monaco DIPLOMAT 40DST Previously $ 129,900 – Now $ 109,900 40 ft. family friendly Class A 2005 Monaco DIPLOMAT 40DST that is capable of sleeping 6! Features include corian counter tops, 2 televisions, washer/dryer and much more! Offered by Meeks Auto Sales in Marlow, OK. Email seller for details on this 2005 Monaco DIPLOMAT 40DST! Find more great RVs on

One Tank Trip for Oregon Camping

November 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Oregon Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. The hills are covered with vibrant green grass, and the trees grow lush and full. The rivers, lakes and streams are plentiful and full of fish. While it’s true that it rains quite a bit here in Oregon, throw on your rain slicker and enjoy the rich natural beauty of this great vacation getaway. One trip through here, and you’ll see why more and more people are choosing Oregon as a place not only for vacations, but also as their permanent residences. It’s an escape from the metropolitan lifestyle, without sacrificing any of the modern amenities we desire. Your one tank trip introduction to Oregon begins in Eugene, which is a perfect example of why this area receives so much attention. No doubt, you’ll want to pull over and set up camp somewhere in the wide woods, and let Mother Nature take you into her arms. Like most of Oregon, this is a haven for the lover of the outdoor lifestyle. But on those... [Read more...]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: or How to be an RV Thanksgiving Hero with Zero Effort

November 19, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

  Ladies, if you’re spending Thanksgiving in your RV and your beloved insists you wear a dress and waist digging panty hose and cook a gargantuan Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate your blessings, you can stop reading now. But for those of you married to men who are just grateful you’re alive, are happy you like to RV, don’t care what you wear and would be thrilled to eat anything remotely resembling a Thanksgiving dinner in an RV, read on. [Read more...]

Snowbird destinations: Southern California

November 18, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Snowbird destinations: Southern California

We’ve lived most of our life in the prairie province of Alberta. To say we’ve experienced long cold and snowy winters is an understatement. Fourteen years ago, we reached the point of “Enough Already”. So we packed up the RV, hit the road, and headed south—south to California to San Diego and Palm Springs. Winter weather is close to perfect in the Coachella Valley. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Frostbitten Northerners west of the Great Lakes have been attracted to Southern California for many decades. In recent years Easterners have also discovered the “Golden State” in record numbers. California’s nickname derives from the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s—but is also earned, because RVing in California offers a golden opportunity for Snowbirds escaping the ravages of a Northern winter. As the third largest state in the U.S., California has so many different and unique landscapes—deserts, mountains, valleys, canyons, large cities and small towns, and more than 1,000... [Read more...]

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