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A Golden Hike

A Golden Hike

October 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

On a recent crisp fall Saturday Terry and I decided to hike up in Angel Fire, NM among the golden aspens. We were not disappointed. With a starting temperature of 37 degrees, the day remained cool, but the plentiful sunshine warmed and delighted us at the same time. Starting out at the Elliott Barker Trailhead, […]

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Billings Estate National Historic Site

September 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time this week, we went to a small museum in our city.   It was the historic estate of one of Ottawa’s founding families and we learned more about how the Billings family settled on the shores of the Rideau River in 1812, build farms, constructed a bridge and managed a timber business. […]

Mount Washington Traffic Increasing

Mount Washington Traffic Increasing

July 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has the reputation of being “Home of the world’s worst weather”. Severe storms, including snow, can happen at any time of the year. The combination of severe winds, cold, and wetness can exhaust the strongest hiker. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire—and in the […]

RV Parks & NIMBY

RV Parks & NIMBY

July 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With an aging population and more retirees, an increasing number of snowbirds and full-timers, and a booming Recreational Vehicle industry, additional campgrounds and RV parks are required. While RV parks offer numerous benefits, public opposition to any proposal for a new development often follows. Local residents become concerned about rumors such as rising crime in […]

National Parks without the Crowds

National Parks without the Crowds

July 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

RVers love national parks. From snow-capped glacial peaks to meandering coastal shorelines and from white sand deserts to steep gorges and canyons, some of America’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions are found within its extensive national park system. Most people know about the popular and most-visited parks including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, and […]

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

July 2, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

“…In early July 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell” As the story goes, sixty-six years ago, a rancher named W.W. Mack Brazel checked his sheep after a thunderstorm and found debris made of a strange metal scattered in many directions. He noticed a shallow trench several hundred feet […]

Ancient Desert Water Hole: Montezuma Well

Ancient Desert Water Hole: Montezuma Well

June 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Montezuma Well is a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument located approximately 11 miles north of the park. It’s not actually a well and has nothing to do with Montezuma but being wrongly named doesn’t detract at all from its serene beauty. This unique geological feature is a limestone sink formed long ago by […]

Inscription Rock: El Morro National Monument

Inscription Rock: El Morro National Monument

June 13, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

“Paso por aqui, el adelantado Don Juan de Oñate, del descubrimiento de la mar del sur a 16 de Abril de 1605.” Translated, the inscription proclaims: “Passed by here, the expedition leader Don Juan de Oñate, from the discovery of the Sea of the South the 16th of April of 1605.” While Oñate’s inscription is […]

RV Around Texas

RV Around Texas

March 21, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

With 267,000 square miles of amazing opportunities and unforgettable destinations, an RV visit to Texas is always exciting. Our Texas RV Travel Bucket List continues. San Antonio River Walk The famed San Antonio River Walk is 2½ miles of beautifully landscaped waterfront with hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping and is one of the main tourist […]

Texas RV Travel Bucket List

Texas RV Travel Bucket List

March 3, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Texas is big, beautiful, and diverse. So much has been said about Texas—its sunny seacoast to mile-high mountains, dense forests to cactus-studded desert, great cities to small villages and towns, rich and diverse history, and the hallowed Shrine that represents her birthplace. With 267,000 square miles of amazing opportunities and unforgettable destinations, an RV visit to Texas […]

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