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Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Freewheeling Part 2: How to Pick Your Toad

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Freewheeling Part 2: How to Pick Your Toad

toad/tōd/ noun (From Patti’s American Dictionary of What’s Happening Now, Ya’ll) A vehicle that is “towed” (hence, the nickname “toad”) behind an RV for the purpose of driving around and running errands without having to break camp in said RV. Choosing the right toad for your RV requires research. Do you want your toad on a dolly or do you want to tow flat with four wheels down? Only... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Freewheeling Part 1 (Why We Sold Our House and Live on Wheels)

 I’m a “Baby Boomer.”  I have long teeth and even longer memories of a simpler, freer,  United States of America. It’s these memories, and a desire for a deeper connection with loved ones,  that motivated us to simplify our lives; that is, to sell our home, possessions, and hunker down to a 24 foot motor home. In essence, we have declared our independence.  Our Declaration of Independence,... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Important Correction RE: RV Limit at Fish Creek Campground, Glacier National Park

Photo of Patti looking for mud to put on her face... Thank you to Woodall’s reader, Robert, who pointed out I had written the RV limit incorrectly for Fish Creek Campground, in Glacier National Park, Montana, in my recent blog. Robert has reservations there, and I think I caused him acute distress. And I’m really sorry. In fact, Fish Creek Campground, Glacier National Park has  18 sites... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: The Glacier Institute, or “How to Really Experience Glacier Park.”

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: The Glacier Institute, or “How to Really Experience Glacier Park.”

Mountain Lion photo by Jim Peaco, NPS I had been gone a long time. Too long. Southern California has its charms, but Montana it’s not.  After my stint on the So Cal wild side (can’t share; wouldn’t be prudent), I returned to Montana longing to know Glacier National Park even better. Sure, I had gone on several hikes, taken visitors on Going-to-the-Sun road about a thousand times, and had day... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Glacier Park’s Fish Creek Campground; Summer 2011. Just Do It!

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Glacier Park’s Fish Creek Campground; Summer 2011. Just Do It!

Photo by Ansel Adams "Evening, McDonald Lake, Glacier National Park," Montana I just called and reservations are available. Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies…wait… Neil Diamond already said that.  Yes, you can still get summer reservations for the coolest camping place in Glacier National Park (in my opinion), Fish Creek Campground. www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/reservations.htm You’ve... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Summer Secrets for Turning Teens Into Happy Campers

Let’s take a look at actual statements that  12-16 year old students wrote about family camping, taken from a teacher ( who shall remain nameless) who intercepted hundreds of notes over the span of her 25 year career:  “ They’re making me leave for, like, most of the summer. Like I want to live in the RV with them.” “Everyone will talk about me when I’m gone.” “They said I can’t... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Do You Have Pearls for Reina Cornejo’s New RV Career?

 “Hi I’m new to the RV Industry, and am a Sales Rep at Giant RV in Montclair, CA. I believe in being honest, and fitting the needs of my Customers. Any feedback for a newbie?” Reina sent this to me in response to an earlier blog about good, and not so good, RV sales reps. I’m thinking the mere fact that Reina is asking for feedback bodes extremely well for her future in sales. Do you... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Patti’s Spanish Paella…been there, ate that.

Spain. My heart races writing the word.  I come from hard core Midwestern RVing stock who said on at least 436 occasions, “Why do people go to Europe when the United States is the most beautiful country in the world? “ But when I saw pictures of Spain in my fourth grade schoolbook,  I knew I had to go. And I did. And that I had to go again, and again. And I did. Which brings me to the Spanish... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Life On the Road or How to Destroy Your New Hubcaps While Your Husband Faints

We did it! We drove from Prescott, Arizona to Whitefish, Montana (our first major RV trip) and loved it. However,  there’s a reason I titled my blog “Saga of an RV Rookie” and that’s pretty much because this is the journey of two people who have no idea what they’re doing. I’m inviting you to follow along, either to commiserate with us or laugh at us, because we love your company.  Our... [Read more]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: It’s Not Lake Havasu; it’s Cattail Cove Sate Park!

Maybe you love Lake Havasu, Arizona. www.golakehavasu.com . Maybe you’ve never been there; in which case, you really ought to go.  Or maybe you’ve been there, and while you enjoyed the no-kidding-it’s-the-real-London Bridge, and all the action around  Lake Havasu, you longed for a quieter, calmer place nearby that’s also near water.  I found it. It’s Cattail Cove State Park.  If your... [Read more]

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