Food Desert? Not in Tucson!

Food Desert?

Food Desert — Not in Tucson! As we travel we often encounter both outstanding food choices and food deserts. Tucson is not a food desert. In fact, our anniversary dinner uncovered a great downtown restaurant. Great downtown restaurants alone would not create a blog post. We have been to lots of great downtown restaurants. However, …

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Snippet: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Who can stay at military campgrounds? Generally, the answer is all personnel on active duty, most military retirees, some other veterans, and some DOD employees. Who can stay at military campgrounds? Roughly the groups are outlined as follows: Usually, there is a preference for active duty, but the other categories don’t usually establish a pecking …

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RV Water Treatment System

RV water filter system

You need an RV water treatment system. Unless of course, your RV doesn’t have water. Nearly every RV, straight from the factory has an inadequate RV water treatment system. This article is an update to our 2018 article by the same name. Since then we installed an even better and more robust RV water treatment …

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Snippet: Oregon State Parks Special Access Pass

Oregon state parks Special Access Pass

Snippet: Oregon State Parks Special Access Pass is available to any disabled veteran, from any state. This is a great program. Active duty military is also included for this benefit — but in a different way. Thank you, Oregon. This updated article was first published in July 2020. The biggest part of the program update …

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Our JackRabbit article was published in Escapees magazine

JackRabbit Article Published

Our JackRabbit article was published, this time by Escapees magazine. The article is meant to be a review of this super fun, super small e-bike. Escapees will occasionally publish articles from our blog in their print magazine. This time the JackRabbit e-bike article is in the Escapees print Magazine. In the past, they have published parts …

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Blackstone Griddle

Cooking with gas on a Blackstone 17-inch griddle.

We upgraded to a Blackstone Griddle. This is the story of our RV outdoor cooking makeover. This is a big improvement to our grilling. Really this article started as a how to use a Blackstone Griddle but that subject was pushed out to a different article and this one is about how we became Blackstone …

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Cooking on our Blackstone

Cooking with gas on a Blackstone 17-inch griddle.

This article explains cooking on our Blackstone griddle. This is a companion article to our article on why we chose a Blackstone griddle. Here is a link to our other Blackstone article. Blackstone Griddle Cooking on a Blackstone Griddle isn’t difficult but it is a little different than cooking on a standard propane grill. The …

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Kayak movie stars

Kayak movie stars

Now we are kayak movie stars. The movie is about us and our new kayaks. We have the first production model the Hurricane Prima 125 kayaks. This resulted in our being the first Hurricane Prima 125 kayak action-adventure film. Filming was while we were working our way north through Florida along the Gulf Coast. Of …

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Key West Solar: How did we live on Solar when at Key West?

Sunset in the Valley of the Sun

Key West Solar: As a recap, this is the geeky version of how well our solar did while boondocking in Key West without outside electricity. Also covered is some detailed information on how we lived with limited water. The last part will introduce you to my supplemental water plan. We already covered the wonders of …

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Hurricane Kayaks

Hurricane Kayaks

Hurricane Kayaks are amazing. I have known this for years. These are our new 2022 Prima 125 Ultra-Light kayaks made by Hurricane Aquasports in North Carolina. Everyone knows that we have our kayaks with us everywhere we travel. What some don’t know is that I first started kayaking when I was in High School. Back …

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Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year. A couple of months ago we hit the four-year mark living in our RV without a fixed location to call home. We have a wonderful home it just has a couple of features that make it unique; namely an engine and big wheels. The adventure has been so fun, even though sometimes …

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Escapee’s Magazine Article

Escapee's Magazine

We have been published again, this time in Escapee’s Magazine the article is “Do You Need a Cell Phone Booster?” You can read it in the November 2021 issue. Escapees dedicated four full pages to the article including the screenshot at the top of this post. I am honored that they picked up this article …

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Surecall Cell Phone Booster

Surecall Cell Phone Booster

Updated review: Our Surecall cell phone booster has become essential for travel in the east half of the country. This was totally unexpected. Our cell phone coverage by both AT&T and Verizon has been very limited while we have been traveling in the mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Both AT&T and Verizon …

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Ultra-Light Camp Chairs

Ultra-light camp chairs

Ultra-Light Camp Chairs: Our new Cascade Mountain Tech Ultra-light camp chairs are new additions to our outside living space. They are new and long-term testing isn’t done. Actually, long-term testing hasn’t even started. They are our new back of the car chairs and we are taking them everywhere and are getting lots of use out …

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Best Burger

Bulldog Burger

Best Burger… the Bulldog Burger is now on the all-time winner’s list for their great Mushroom and Swiss Burger and for their great french fries. Colleges and burgers go together, the Mississippi State Bulldogs provide the namesake for Bulldog Burger in Tupelo (and Starkville) Mississippi. They are masters of burgers and fries. In fact, they …

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Humor from Spam

Humor from spam

Humor from Spam: One of the unanticipated perks of having your own website is sometimes, you get some unexpected humor from spam. Sometimes it is a hoot. Why would people (computers) from all over the world go out of their way to provide such funny comments on this website? (Really I don’t know, the question …

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Passport America

Snippet: Passport America RV Discount Camping Club can save RVers lots of money for campsites. The campgrounds offer 50% off normal rates for members. It is easy to use and the annual costs are about the same as one night stay at one campground. So stay at two Passport America member campgrounds and the program …

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Cell Phone Jammer / Space Heater

Snippet: Cell Phone Jammer–You wouldn’t look at this and think that you are looking at a cell phone jammer. But, you would be wrong. This is a cell phone jammer and I tested it and it works perfectly, or rather it jammed our cell phone signal when we didn’t want it jammed. Of course, I …

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Thomas Hammer Coffee

Hammer Coffee

Thomas Hammer Coffee. This is an interesting happening in our travels. For the first time in my life, I think that an advertising gadget worked — on me. Over the years I have picked up pounds of these trinkets at trade shows and I can’t think of anything that I purchased based on a trinket. …

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Campsite Golden Rule Vineyards Willcox Arizona

Snippet Harvest Host One of the questions we often get asked is how do we like Harvest Host? Yes, we have a Harvest Host membership. Harvest Host membership for us gives us low-price options when we are moving larger distances.  When we are in travel mode an overnight stop at a Harvest Host location is …

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2017 to 2019 Combined Route

Snippet: Travel Slowly (and Stop for a while). So far we have visited every cowboy state (except Kansas and Oklahoma) mostly by secondary highways and back roads. Instead of dashing across the country covering hundreds of miles a day (or so), typically we move every four days. We stop every hundred miles (or so) on …

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We made the cover photo

Family RV magazine cover photo

Snippet: We made the cover photo for Family RVing magazine for the June 2019 issue. Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is a membership association of RVers. They publish a wonderful monthly magazine and they chose my cell phone picture for the cover photo magazine. San Onofre Beach No filters involved. We were at San Onofre …

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