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Hoby is a full-time RVer--my wife, dog, and I have lived in our Motorhome since October of 2007. I consider Albuquerque, New Mexico as home, but stay on the road and have an RV lot/coach house in Mission, Texas (Retama Village). I may not be the best source of information about "camping" since I do not camp--we like to have all the luxuries of home, so that will influence the tone of my posts.

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Wild Dogs in the Village!! Part 1

Wild Dogs in the Village!!  Part 1

Wild Dogs in the Village! (Part One) It seems that many RVers are also “dog people,” so I thought I would share my adventure.  Looking back on this ongoing adventure, I find it interesting at how people who seem to have such a strong common interest (RVers, to be specific) can view the same situation so differently. The puppy of the two The adventure started one morning when I took my... [Read more]

A Visit to the Big City

A Visit to the Big City

As full-timers we tend to spend a lot of time in smaller cities around the country.  In the smaller cities we can stay near the center of town and do a lot of walking to places where we want to go.  We get to know some people, find the great little places to shop and eat, and we always find something unique for that area. Sometimes, though, we decide to spend some time in a place that is a bit bigger;... [Read more]

Full-Timer’s Maintenance Blues

Full-Timer’s Maintenance Blues

(Photo Caption: Home Sweet Home) I was thinking back the other day.  I remember calling someone to repair the water heater in my house.  The repair man did not respond by saying “Okay, move out of your house and we’ll get to it as soon as we can.”  Of course, all that has changed for us the last 4 years.  The last time I needed work done on the motorhome, the response I got was, “sure,... [Read more]

It’s Not Only About the Fireworks

It’s Not Only About the Fireworks

(Photo Caption: Fireworks) I’m in the Texas Hill Country now; Gillespie County (Fredericksburg).  This week they went to stage 3 water restrictions, which is something they have never done before.  It has been dry here.  The paper says that it has been dry for 11 years now, and this is one of the driest years on record.  With all the water restrictions and burn bans in place, there are not many... [Read more]

Fredericksburg, Germans, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Fredericksburg, Germans, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics

(Photo Caption: Fredericksburg RV Park) As we continue exploring the Texas Hill Country, we decided to spend some time in Fredericksburg, Texas.  We’ve come to spend the day in Fredericksburg a number of times over the years, but this time we decided to stay a while.  While here, we decided to use the Fredericksburg RV Park as our home base.  While there are other parks available in the area (Fredericksburg),... [Read more]

Three Things at Every RV Park

Three Things at Every RV Park

In the years we’ve been full-timing we’ve stayed at almost every kind of park imaginable.  The parks range from the no-frills, along the highway, overnight stops, to the middle-of-nowhere camping and fishing locations with national park hiking trails staring right in the park, to the top-end luxury resorts for Class-A MHs only.  Amazingly, there are 3 things that we’ve found at every place... [Read more]

Camels and Cowboys in the Texas Hill Country

Camels and Cowboys in the Texas Hill Country

(Photo Caption: The Camel Experiment in Texas) We decided to spend some time in the Texas Hill Country this summer.  As usual, we started our visit by checking into our favorite Hill Country location, Buckhorn Lake RV Resort.  From Kerrville, we decided to take a day trip to Bandera, Texas, the Cowboy Capital of the World. There are two routes to take between Kerrville and Bandera.  Highway 173... [Read more]

What is the Opposite of Winterizing?

What is the Opposite of Winterizing?

(Photo caption: Leaving El Valle, Retama Village) As full-timers for the last few years, we’ve grown accustomed to being able to move with very little effort—we get up on the day we’ve chosen to leave, have breakfast, and then 2-3 hours later we are on the road heading for a new destination.  After years of this behavior, imagine our surprise this year when we had to “summerize” our coach... [Read more]

People-Powered Transportation

People-Powered Transportation

One of the great things about summer is that it is time to bring out the people-powered modes of transportation.  With the warm sunny days, and the kids out of school, you see a larger number of these people-powered machines on the road, in the campgrounds, on the trails, and just about anywhere else you can imagine. (Photo Caption: Bicycle) Naturally the most common are the bicycles in all their... [Read more]

Summer Heat and RV Refrigerators

Summer Heat and RV Refrigerators

(Photo Caption: Summer in the RGV) So far as full-timers, summer has meant that it was time for us to leave the lands of palm trees and endless sunshine to head North and find cooler weather (the last few years we have gotten our tans during the winter, and then lost them during the summer—the opposite of most people we know who are not full-time RVers or snowbirds).  The location on the Oregon... [Read more]

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